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Mirrodin Pure was one of 2 possible names for the 3rd set in the Scars of Mirrodin block, as Wizards of the Coast did not want to reveal the victor of the Phyrexian/Mirran conflict.[1][2][3][4] It was what Mirrodin would have become had the Mirrans defeated the Phyrexians.[5] On March 29, 2011, it was announced that the new set would in fact be called New Phyrexia.[6]

Only one card was ever printed with the Mirrodin Pure expansion symbol , a version of Pristine Talisman previewed at the Mirrodin Besieged Game Day.[7]


  1. Monty Ashley (December 9, 2010). "Announcing "Action"". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Kelly Digges (February 21, 2011). "Make Your Choice". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (February 21, 2011). "Pick a Side, Any Side". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Monty Ashley (March 15, 2011). "Action Packaging". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Doug Beyer (February 23, 2011). "Why the Mirrans Will Endure". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Monty Ashley (March 29, 2011). "Action Is New Phyrexia". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Monty Ashley (February 15, 2011). "Your First Action Card". Wizards of the Coast.