Modern Horizons 2

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Modern Horizons 2
Modern Horizons 2
Modern Horizons 2 logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Two Modern Horizons symbols overlapping each other
Design Ethan Fleischer (lead[1])
Development Aaron Forsythe (lead[1])
Release date June 18, 2021
Plane Various
Themes and mechanics Modern power level, Sagas
Expansion code MH2[2]
Straight-to-Modern sets
Modern Horizons Modern Horizons 2 N/A
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2 Modern Horizons 2 Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Modern Horizons 2 is a Magic booster set which will release on June 18, 2021.[3][4][5][6][7] Like the first Modern Horizons, this straight-to-Modern set will be print-to-demand.[3]

Set details[edit | edit source]

Like Modern Horizons, this set introduces new cards into Modern and other eternal formats without them ever being legal in Standard.[8] It features a host of powerful new toolbox cards, strong themes to try out, and several throwbacks.

This set contains 303 regular cards () and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Alternate card frames have another card number than the original version. Extended artwork cards are numbered #TBA-TBA and retro frame cards are #TBA-TBA. The Buy-a-Box card is #491.

All five enemy colored fetch lands appear at rare in the set and can be found in regular Draft Boosters.[3] The Set - and Collector Boosters include extended art versions and retro (pre-Modern) card frame treatments for the fetch lands and many other cards.[7] Another frame treatment is seen on "sketch cards". These feature the artist's sketch of the main card artwork.[7] Instead of flavor text, there cards feature from the art description that was sent to the artists when creating each card's artwork.

Modern Horizons 2 is also released on Magic Online, but not on MTG Arena.

Marketing[edit | edit source]

The set was announced to have a higher power level and greater complexity with even more of what players loved in Modern Horizons.[6]

In addition to Draft Boosters, Modern Horizons 2 is sold in Set Boosters and Collector Boosters.[5][8] As such, this is the first supplemental set to feature Set - and Collector Boosters. Each Set Booster contains a guaranteed foil and an art card. Another first for a supplemental set is that it features a Modern Horizons 2 Bundle.

Events[edit | edit source]

Promotional cards[edit | edit source]

Tokens/emblems/markers[edit | edit source]

Modern Horizons 2 features at least one tokens and emblems.

  1. {C} 0/0 Construct artifact creature with "This creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact you control," for Urza's Saga.

Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]


Card types[edit | edit source]

Modern Horizons 2 introduces the first black-bordered enchantment land (Urza's Saga). It functions both as a Saga and as a land until it is sacrificed.

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Modern Horizons 2 has a least 1 cycle:

Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Enemy color fetch lands Marsh Flats Scalding Tarn Verdant Catacombs Arid Mesa Misty Rainforest
Each of these rare lands can be sacrificed along with a payment of 1 life to search for one of two basic land types. Reprinted from Zendikar

Reprints[edit | edit source]

TBA of the cards in the set are reprints, of which 42 are new-to-Modern. The latter all have the retro (pre Modern) card frame.

Card First printed Last seen Notes
Arid Mesa Zendikar Zendikar Rising/Expeditions
Counterspell Alpha Mystical Archive Centralized rules text. M-watermark.
Marsh Flats Zendikar Zendikar Rising/Expeditions
Misty Rainforest Zendikar Zendikar Rising/Expeditions
Sanctum Prelate Conspiracy: Take the Crown Conspiracy: Take the Crown New art, first ever re-print.
Scalding Tarn Zendikar Zendikar Rising/Expeditions
Verdant Catacombs Zendikar Zendikar Rising/Expeditions

Notes[edit | edit source]

^† New to Modern

Notable cards[edit | edit source]

Callbacks[edit | edit source]

Card Inspired by Notes
Diamond Lion Lion's Eye Diamond Both artifacts that force the controller to sacrifice the permanent and discard their hand to add three mana of one color. References Afari, author of the Tales of Jamuraa.
Brainstone Mindstone and Brainstorm A Mindstone for Brainstorm.

References[edit | edit source]