Wizards of the Coast has announced a brand new Magic: The Gathering Masters set, Double Masters. Most Masters sets focus on a specific theme. For instance, Iconic Masters was all about the most powerful cards in Magic‘s history. Meanwhile, Eternal Masters focused on the Legacy format. Well, Double Masters is unique in that each pack will come with two rare or mythic rare cards and two foil cards. The foil cards can be any rarity, so players could potentially open up to four rares with each pack.
The rares aren’t the only thing getting doubled, though. Each box will also come with two non-foil borderless box topper cards. There are 40 cards that the box topper could be chosen from, with Doubling Season and Blightsteel Colossus revealed.
Wizards also plans to replace Collector Boosters in Double Masters with a new product called VIP Edition. VIP Edition packs will only be Double Masters but are guaranteed to be filled with “awesome stuff”. While we don’t know what else will be included in the set, Wizards confirms that there will be no fetch lands in this set. There will still be a printing later this year, but not quite yet. Double Masters is the first Masters set to be released since Wizards of the Coast decided to hold off releasing any new Masters sets in 2018.
Double Masters set details
- 332 cards
- 24 packs per booster box
- 15-card booster packs, with two rares and two foil cards per pack! (And, yes, those foils can be up to two additional rares.)
- Two non-foil borderless showcase box topper cards included in each booster box
- Available in English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
With the extra rare and two guaranteed foils, the packs will be modified slightly. Namely, Wizards will lower the number of cards at the common slot. This won’t change much for a lot of players, but for limited formats like draft or sealed, it will mean a larger influx of high-powered cards in each player’s pool.
TWO RARES. TWO FOILS. TOO POWERFUL. #MTG2XM
We're excited to announce Double Masters, a set filled to the brim with reprints from Magic's history. We're so excited we announced it twice: https://t.co/31hfkoN2wi
We're so excited we announced it twice: https://t.co/cWTprbiBAE
— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) May 21, 2020
More cards will be spoiled later tonight in a livestream over at the Magic Twitch channel at 5:30 p.m. ET. There is also a poll currently live on the Magic Twitter account asking what players would like to see. Options include a sorcery card, a human creature, a commander, and a zero mana card. This includes a huge range of cards, but the zero drop spell is currently taking the lead.
Double Masters is set to release August 7 this year. Spoilers are expected to begin in mid-July, so make sure to follow Daily Esports for all your Magic: The Gathering news!