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Dominaria United
 
 
 
 
 
Dominaria United
Dominaria United Logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description The Coalition symbol overlapping a Benalish shield
Design Ethan Fleischer (lead)
Mark Rosewater
Art direction Tom Jenkot
Release date September 9, 2022
Expansion code DMU[1]
Development codename Judo[2]
"Marathon" Standard
Dominaria United The Brothers' War "Lacrosse"
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
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Commander Decks

Expansion symbol

Dominaria United is the ninety-third Magic expansion. It will be released on September 9, 2022, and kicks off the 30th-anniversary celebration of the game.[3][4][5][6]

Set details[]

“  Back With a Vengeance  ”

Dominaria United key art

Public domain name registries connected to this name were filed by a subsidiary registrar in January, 2021.[7] A further registration with the gg domain was filed by Wizards of the Coast itself in May 2021.[8] The design of the set is inspired by an old expansion set on Dominaria.[9]

Dominaria United contains 281 cards (20 basic lands), and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Set, Draft and Collector Boosters contain a legendary card in each booster, showing off a cast of beloved legends and characters that longtime fans will recognize. There are more than 40 legendary creatures across the set. The regular cards include 5 full-art "stained-glass" basic lands by Magali Villeneuve (#277-281).[10] The other cycles of basics depict automaton relics of the Brothers' War, Phyrexian ruins, and legendary artifacts respectively.[11]

Alternate card frames have another card number than the original version.

Storyline[]

We return once again to Dominaria, meeting some familiar heroes and villains.[12] The story begins following Karn as he looks back on Dominaria's past to prepare for its future. The enemy is already on Dominaria, and it's only a matter of time before conflict breaks out. This kicks off an epic story arc spanning four sets where the fate of Dominaria — and the Multiverse — is set to unravel.[5]

The cards that represent the Story Spotlights in Dominaria United are:

Magic Story[]

Main article: Magic Story
Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Episode 1: Echoes in the Dark Langley Hyde 2022-08-10 Dominaria United Dominaria Karn, Sheoldred, Rona
Episode 2: Sand in the Hourglass Langley Hyde 2022-08-11 Dominaria United Dominaria Karn, Ajani Goldmane, Radha, Jaya Ballard, Jodah, Aron Capashen, Stenn, Teferi
Episode 3: The Locked Tower Langley Hyde 2022-08-12 Dominaria United Dominaria Karn, Jaya Ballard, Jodah, Stenn, Teferi, Shanna Sisay
Homecoming Seanan McGuire 2022-08-12 Dominaria United Arcavios, Dominaria Liliana Vess, Raven Man, Lim-Dûl, Elas il-Kor
Episode 4: A Brutal Blow Langley Hyde 2022-08-15 Dominaria United Dominaria Karn, Jaya Ballard, Jodah, Teferi, Shanna Sisay, Arvad, Rafwyn Capashen, Slimefoot, Tiana, Ajani Goldmane, Danitha Capashen, Meria, Aron Capashen, Ertai, Darigaaz, Jhoira, Radha
The Education of Ulf Brian Evenson 2022-08-15 Dominaria United Dominaria Ulf, Thranegeld, Silas Brotten, Jared Carthalion, Geyadrone Dihada
Death and Salvation Dan Sheehan 2022-08-16 Dominaria United Dominaria Squee, Bulp, Rarp, Spurna, Ertai, Salvation

Marketing[]

Jumpstart Booster

Dominaria United is sold in regular 16-card Draft Boosters (one card being a marketing card), Collector Boosters, Set Boosters, the Dominaria United Bundle, and four Commander decks. The Draft Boosters feature artwork depicting Karn. The Set Boosters feature art depicting Ajani Goldmane, and the Collector Boosters feature artwork depicting Braids.

With this set, Wizards introduces set-related Jumpstart Boosters, replacing the Theme Boosters.[5] Jumpstart packs for Dominaria United feature cards from the set, including a rare or mythic rare, two foil basic lands, and a mechanically unique rare designed for the Jumpstart pack. There are 10 different themes.[13]

Box Toppers[]

Dominaria United features a series of 20 box topper promos referred to as "Legends Retold". These are 20 beefed up versions of legendary creatures from Legends.[6]

Lost Legends[]

In selected collector boosters, a card from Legends, found in an old warehouse, was included.[14] These appear in 3% of boosters, and not every card from Legends was included. Some cards were missing because of the well-known Legends collation problems, some because Wizards of the Coast doesn't want to be associated with a certain artist anymore, and some because the depictions or flavor texts are nowadays considered to be culturally offensive.

Events[]

Promos[]

Tokens and markers[]

Dominaria United has 26 tokens and emblems

  1. {R} 1/1 Monk with prowess for Jaya, Fiery Negotiator
  2. {C} Treasure artifact, for Ramirez DePietro, Pillager.
  3. Emblem for Jaya, Fiery Negotiator

Cycles[]

Dominaria United has TBA cycles.

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Double Kickers Temporal Firestorm ({W/U})
Five cards with two colors of Kicker that get more effects the more they are kicked.

Reprinted cards[]

Preconstructed decks[]

Dominaria United features two Commander decks that are released as a regular part of a set's product line.

Theme
deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Painbow W U B R G Jared Carthalion
Legends' Legacy W B R Dihada, Binder of Wills

References[]

  1. Information below the text box
  2. Wizards of the Coast (April 19, 2021). "Strixhaven Vision Design Handoff Document, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (August 27, 2021). "We just shifted one earlier. Standard didn’t go up in premier sets.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Adam Styborski (August 24, 2021). "What Happened In Magic Showcase 2021?". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. a b c Wizards of the Coast (May 12, 2022). "Your Sneak Peek at Double Masters 2022, Dominaria United, and Beyond". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. a b c d Adam Styborski (July 21, 2022). "Legends Return: The First Dominaria United Previews Are Here". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Paynswalker (January 19, 2021). "Domain registrations for a return to ...". Reddit.
  8. Paynswalker (May 5, 2021). "The Hot New Trend in MTG Domains (and a minor confirmation)". Reddit.
  9. Mark Rosewater (July 19, 2022). "Im so hyped for dominaria united can you say...". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  10. Magali Villeneuve (July 22, 2022). "For the first time in my MTG journey, I got a full set of Basic Lands!". Twitter.
  11. Building Worlds – Dominaria United (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 16, 2022).
  12. Magic Showcase 2021 (live) (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 24, 2021).
  13. June 30, 2022 Announcement Day (Video). Weekly MTG. YouTube (June 30, 2022).
  14. Blake Rasmussen (July 21, 2022). "Lost Legends". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.

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