|Secret Lair Drop Series:|
Year of the Rat
|Symbol description||Shooting star|
|Release date||January 27, 2020|
|Secret Lair Drop Series|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Secret Lair Drop Series: Year of the Rat is a drop of cards in the Secret Lair product range and a continuation of the original Secret Lair Drop Series. It became available for purchase from the Wizards of the Coast webshop secretlair.wizards.com on January 27, 2020. The drop lasted for 24 hours.
The drop kicked off 2020 by bringing back some of the best and most beloved Rats in all of Magic's history to honor the Year of the Rat. In addition to brand-new alternate art, these powerful critters will swarm the board and ensure victory. The drop consists of four different foil cards, with one card appearing in five copies. It also contains a digital code for MTG Arena sleeves with the new Pack Rat art. The price is $39.99.
The drop was timed to coincide with the 2020 Chinese New Year, which was celebrated on Saturday, January 25.
|Year of the Rat||033||Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni||JungShan||Foil|
|Year of the Rat||034||Marrow-Gnawer||Jenn Ravenna||Foil|
|Year of the Rat||035||Pack Rat||Fiona Hsieh||Foil|
|Year of the Rat||036||Rat Colony||Kisung Koh||Foil; five copies|
As an extra, this drop contains one of the 36 War of the Spark planeswalkers, featuring the stained-glass artwork first featured in the War of the Spark teaser. 4 of the 36 stained-glass planeswalkers may appear with this drop:
- Ral, Storm Conduit
- Arlinn, Voice of the Pack (new)
- Teyo, the Shieldmage
- Sarkhan the Masterless (new)
The first letters of their names spell R.A.T.S.
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- MTG Secret Lair: Year of the Rat Planeswalkers. Reddit (January 31, 2020).
- Gavin Verhey (January 27, 2020). "Gavin Verhey's No Longer Secret (Lair) Tear of the Rat Commander Deck". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.