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Secret Lair Drop Series:
Black is Magic
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Shooting star
Design Sydney Adams
Release date February 22 through March 31, 2021
Set size 7 cards
Expansion code SLD[1]
Secret Lair Drop Series
Smitten Black is Magic Secretorium
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: Smitten Secret Lair Drop Series:
Black is Magic
Time Spiral Remastered

Black is Magic is a drop in the Secret Lair product range and a continuation of the alternate art Secret Lair Drop Series.[2][3][4] It was available for pre-order purchase from the Wizards of the Coast webshop from February 22nd through March 31st, 2021. The price was $39.99 for the non-foil version and $49.99 for the foil version.


Wizards of the Coast is proud to celebrate Black History Month with the Secret Lair: Black is Magic drop, which celebrates and supports different expressions of Black identity. Each card is illustrated by a Black artist who brought their unique art style to the drop. This special collection will be available for preorder February 22 through March 31 with the proceeds benefiting the game design, digital art, and game development programs of Black Girls CODE, an organization that empowers girls of color in game design and other coding programs.

Card list[]

Drop Card number Card/Token Artist Notes
Black is Magic 244 Shalai, Voice of Plenty Ernanda Souza Borderless art
Black is Magic 245 Ponder Ejiwa "Edge" Ebenebe Borderless art. Depicts Rielle
Black is Magic 246 Cultivate Hillary Wilson Borderless art.
Black is Magic 247 Kaya, Ghost Assassin Dani Pendergast Borderless art.
Black is Magic 248 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria KNIIO Borderless art. Also depicts Subira and Niambi
Black is Magic 249 Sol Ring Thomas Zenteno Borderless art
Black is Magic 250 Path of Ancestry Julio Reyna Borderless art. Depicts Jolrael.

Bonus cards[]

As an extra, the drop comes with a surprise bonus card.[5] This may be either of the dark-skinned human, stained-glass Planeswalkers: Vivien, Champion of the Wilds (#519), Teferi, Time Raveler (#526), Kaya, Bane of the Dead (#531) or Samut, Tyrant Smasher (#535).