Strixhaven: School of Mages
, is the 87th Magic
expansion. It is set at the Strixhaven
school on the plane of Arcavios
and scheduled to be released on April 23, 2021.
The design of this set is Magic’s take on the magical school genre. Each one of the featured colleges represents one of Magic’s enemy color combinations, with their own character and mechanics. The colleges are: Silverquill ( ), Prismari ( ), Witherbloom ( ), Lorehold ( ), and Quandrix ( ).
Strixhaven is accompanied by a separate set of cards called Mystical Archive. It is similar to the Masterpiece Series but the cards appear more frequently in the boosters of the main set. In Mystical Archive, Wizards of the Coasts has reprinted 63 of the most famous instants and sorceries of all time in specially designed showcase frames and at all rarities. Strixhaven Draft and Set Boosters contain one Mystical Archive card, and Collector Boosters have at least three. They are not part of the Standard environment, but may heavily impact Limited events.
At the same date five Commander decks are released, which are flavory connected to the main set. This is Commander 2021 aligning with Strixhaven: School of Mages.