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Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling

Global Series:
Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling
GS1 logo
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Waves in front of a mountain
Design Adam Prosak
with contributions by:
Huang YaQi
Mel Li
Michael Yichao
Development Adam Prosak
Art direction Dawn Murin
Release date June 22, 2018
Plane Shenmeng
Set size Two 60-card decks
Expansion code GS1[2]
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Signature Spellbook: Jace Global Series:
Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling
Core Set 2019

Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling is a pair of Chinese-market-specific Planeswalker Decks featuring two new Planeswalkers, and new cards themed around their story.[3][4] It was released on June 22, 2018.[5]

Description[ | ]

These two 60-card decks were originally designed by a team of Chinese artists, writers, and folklorists to explore a new branch of Magic lore rooted in Chinese aesthetics and mythology. A similar English version of the same product was created for international audiences. The decks are only released in the Chinese Simplified and English languages.

The set only features four types of basic lands, which are based on locations, stories, and/or traditional Chinese representations of these land types. The Swamp is missing because none of the decks feature black spells.

Despite the name Global Series this product is one of a kind.

Flavor[ | ]

The story takes place on Shenmeng, inspired by the Chinese Classic of Mountains and Seas, a compilation of mythic geography and myth.[6] While Jiang Yanggu searches for his identity, Mu Yanling is digging for arcane secrets that might right the wrongs of her past.

Marketing[ | ]

GS1 packaging Chinese

Chinese packaging

GS1 packaging International

International packaging

Jiang Yanggu and Mu Yanling ware created in a collaboration between the Chinese office of Wizards of the Coast and US R&D.[6] Unlike the previous foray in the Chinese market, Portal Three Kingdoms (1999), this set is part of Magic canon, is directly compatible with other current sets. While the cards in it are not designed for serious tournament play, Wizards of the Coast wanted to make sure the fans it was created for — new, Chinese-speaking fans — could still play with the cards at a Friday Night Magic when they were starting out. The set is Standard legal exclusively in mainland China.[4] Though the cards will be legal for Legacy and Vintage use, they will not be legal in Modern. In order to avoid fractures in the international competitive scene, Play Design made sure that the cards were balanced so that none of them were cards appealing for Constructed.[6]

Similar to Duel Decks, both decks are sold in one package.

Token[ | ]

The set features one double-sided token:

  1. {G} 3/3 Legendary Dog named Mowu, for Jiang Yanggu

Themes and mechanics[ | ]

This set introduces the Pangolin creature type, and the Yanggu and Yanling planeswalker types.

Reprints[ | ]

Functional reprints[ | ]

Decks[ | ]

deck name
Colors Included Planeswalker
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Yanggu R G Jiang Yanggu
Yanling W U Mu Yanling

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