|Symbol description||Symmetrical coat of arms with the colorless mana symbol in the center|
Bryan Hawley (lead)|
|Development||Same as design|
|Release date||August 7, 2020|
|Themes and mechanics||Doubling, artifacts|
(91 commons, 80 uncommons, 121 rares, 40 mythic rares)
+40 box toppers
+10 full-art basic lands
|Physical Masters series|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Set details[edit | edit source]
|“||Two Rares. Two Foils. Too Powerful||”|
Double Masters contains 332 cards (91 commons, 80 uncommons, 121 rares, 40 mythic rares) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Box toppers are numbered #333-372, VIP Edition full-art basic lands are #373-382, and the prerelease promos Wrath of God and Chord of Calling are #383 and #384. Every booster box of Double Masters contains 24 booster packs, each with fifteen randomly inserted game cards. The set is unusual in the fact that it features two Rare or Mythic cards in each pack. It also features two premium foil cards in each pack in place of one.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Double Masters was sold in Draft Boosters only. It was available in English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. The set had no MSRP, but the Magic store of Amazon.com set the price at $16.30 per booster pack. The boosters feature artwork from Breya, Etherium Shaper, Dark Confidant, and Wurmcoil Engine.
Box Toppers[edit | edit source]
Each booster box includes two random showcase borderless non-foil box toppers, each being available as regular card in the set, too. There is a total of 40 box toppers. The box toppers are numbered #333 to #372.
VIP Edition[edit | edit source]
- 2 foil showcase borderless cards (only found in VIP edition)
- These borderless cards will be two from a selection of 40, 32 of which are rare/mythic rare and 8 of which are uncommon/common.
- Cards with a rare expansion symbol appear twice as frequently as those with a mythic rare expansion symbol.
- Wizards clarified that this slot may contain 2 foil borderless showcase cards with rare expansion symbols or 1 showcase rare and 1 showcase mythic, but never 2 mythic rare showcase cards.
- 2 foil rares, or 1 foil rare and 1 foil mythic.
- 8 foil uncommons
- 9 foil commons
- 10 full-art basic lands (only found in VIP edition; numbered #373 to #382)
- 2 foil full-art basic lands (only found in VIP edition, 2 randomly selected from among the 10 options)
- 2 foil double-sided tokens (only found in VIP edition)
VIP Edition is available in English and Japanese only. The full-art lands are reprints of the Battle for Zendikar by Noah Bradley, and the Unhinged set by John Avon. These lands were chosen long before Wizards of the Coast learned that Bradley had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with members of the Magic and artist community. Therefore, they were not able to replace the lands in time.
The VIP Edition is sold on Amazon for $102.60.
Events[edit | edit source]
- Launch party: August 7–9.
- For this event only, a special Draft rule is in place: players must take two cards for their first pick each pack.
Promos[edit | edit source]
- Prerelease cards: Wrath of God and Chord of Calling.
- Although referred to as prerelease cards, these are distributed at launch parties.
Token cards[edit | edit source]
- 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn creature, for Awakening Zone and Kozilek's Predator.
- 1/1 Shapeshifter creature with changeling, for Crib Swap.
- 4/4 Angel creature with flying, for Geist of Saint Traft.
- 2/2 Cat creature, for Kemba, Kha Regent.
- 1/1 Human Soldier creature, for Strength of Arms and Ulvenwald Mysteries.
- 1/1 Soldier creature, for Ancestral Blade.
- 2/1 Myr artifact creature, for Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer.
- 1/1 Thopter artifact creature with flying, for Breya, Etherium Shaper and Thopter Foundry.
- 5/5 Demon creature with flying, for Skirsdag High Priest.
- 0/0 Germ creature, for Batterskull, Flayer Husk, Sickle Slicer and Skinwing.
- Marit Lage, a legendary 20/20 Avatar creature with flying and indestructible, for Dark Depths.
- 3/3 Ape creature, for Pongify.
- 3/3 Beast creature, for Thragtusk.
- 3/3 Elephant creature, for Terastodon.
- */* Ooze creature, for Gelatinous Genesis.
- 0/1 Plant creature, for Avenger of Zendikar.
- 1/1 Saproling creature, for Selesnya Guildmage.
- 1/1 Squirrel creature, for Chatter of the Squirrel.
- 2/2 Wolf creature for Sword of Body and Mind.
- */* Elemental creature with "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control," for Voice of Resurgence.
- 1/1 Elf Warrior creature, for Rhys the Redeemed.
- Clue artifact, for Magnifying Glass, Thraben Inspector and Ulvenwald Mysteries.
- 3/3 Golem artifact creature, for Blade Splicer and Master Splicer.
- 1/1 Myr artifact creature, for Myr Battlesphere and Myrsmith.
- 1/1 Servo artifact creature, for Accomplished Automaton, Glint-Sleeve Artisan, Hidden Stockpile and Iron League Steed.
- 1/1 Thopter artifact creature with flying, for Thopter Engineer.
- Treasure artifact, for Dire Fleet Hoarder, Gleaming Barrier, Heartless Pillage and Rapacious Dragon.
- Tuktuk the Returned, a legendary 5/5 Goblin Golem artifact creature, for Tuktuk the Explorer.
- 3/3 Wurm artifact creature with deathtouch, for Wurmcoil Engine.
- 3/3 Wurm artifact creature with lifelink, for Wurmcoil Engine.
- Copy, for Cogwork Assembler, Heat Shimmer, Progenitor Mimic and Riku of Two Reflections.
Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]
R&D has doubled everything about Double Masters. Double the rare slots, double the box toppers, double the first-picks in Draft. Several cards also have doubling mechanics, including the copying of spells and permanents.
Double Masters features the following limited archetypes:
- : Artifacts
- : Artifact creatures and Enters the battlefield-effects
- : Sacrifice
- : Ramp and Sacrifice
- : Go wide
- : Artifact Recursion
- : Reanimator
- : Morbid
- : Aggro Equipment
- : Ramp
Cycles[edit | edit source]
Double Masters has six cycles.
|Reflections||Boon Reflection||Thought Reflection||Wound Reflection||Rage Reflection||Mana Reflection|
|A rare cycle of enchantments doubling some aspects of the game. First printed in Shadowmoor, all with new art.|
|Mirran Swords||Sword of Light and Shadow||Sword of Fire and Ice||Sword of Feast and Famine||Sword of War and Peace||Sword of Body and Mind|
|A mythic rare mega-mega cycle of Equipment, originally printed in the Mirrodin and Scars of Mirrodin blocks.|
Dual cycles[edit | edit source]
Changes in rarity[edit | edit source]
Mythic rare to rare[edit | edit source]
- Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer (Commander 2018)
- Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain (Dominaria)
- Liege of the Tangle (Scars of Mirrodin)
- Lux Cannon (Scars of Mirrodin)
- Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest (Commander Anthology)
- Progenitor Mimic (Dragon's Maze)
- Sharuum the Hegemon (Shards of Alara)
- Voice of Resurgence (Modern Masters 2017)
Rare to mythic rare[edit | edit source]
Rare to uncommon[edit | edit source]
Uncommon to rare[edit | edit source]
Uncommon to common[edit | edit source]
The following are all new to Pauper:
- Abrade (Hour of Devastation)
- Alabaster Mage (Jumpstart)
- Ancestral Blade (Core Set 2020)
- Argivian Restoration (Weatherlight)
- Balduvian Rage (Coldsnap)
- Bone Picker (Jumpstart)
- Cast Down (Dominaria)
- Clear Shot (Eldritch Moon)
- Conclave Naturalists (Magic Origins)
- Crib Swap (Lorwyn)
- Crusader of Odric (Magic 2013)
- Everflowing Chalice (Modern Masters 2015)
- Frogify (Throne of Eldraine)
- Golem-Skin Gauntlets (Mirrodin)
- Heartless Pillage (Ixalan)
- Iron League Steed (Kaladesh)
- Kazuul's Toll Collector (Oath of the Gatewatch)
- Magnifying Glass (Shadows over Innistrad)
- Myr Retriever (Mystery Booster)
- Orcish Vandal (Dominaria)
- Rapacious Dragon (Jumpstart)
- Sanctum Spirit (Dominaria)
- Surge Node (New Phyrexia)
- Vedalken Infuser (Mirrodin Besieged)
Common to uncommon[edit | edit source]
- Ash Barrens (Mystery Booster)
- Brimstone Volley (Conspiracy)
- Darksteel Citadel (Mystery Booster)
- Disciple of the Vault (Mirrodin)
- Galvanic Blast (Scars of Mirrodin)
- Manamorphose (Mystery Booster)
- Oubliette (Arabian Nights)
- Pentad Prism (Fifth Dawn)
- Rush of Knowledge (Scourge)
- Topple the Statue (War of the Spark)
- Welding Jar (Mirrodin)
Box toppers[edit | edit source]
Notable cards[edit | edit source]
Cards with new art[edit | edit source]
- Apprentice Wizard
- Hanna, Ship's Navigator
- Leonin Abunas
- Oubliette — This card also received functional errata: the updated templating uses phasing.
- The "reflections" cycle
- The promotional versions of Wrath of God and Chord of Calling
- All Box Toppers (except Jace, the Mind Sculptor)
Urzatron panorama[edit | edit source]
First time foil[edit | edit source]
First time non-foil[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Information below the text box
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