Strixhaven: School of Mages/Mystical Archive
|Strixhaven: School of Mages|
|Symbol description||a scroll|
|Art direction||Tom Jenkot|
|Release date||April 23, 2021|
|Set size||63 cards + 63 Japanese art|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Description[edit | edit source]
In this supplemental set, Wizards of the Coasts has reprinted 63 of the most famous instants and sorceries of all time in specially designed showcase frames and with set code STA. Strixhaven Draft and Set Boosters contain one Mystical Archive card, and Collector Boosters have at least three. These will only be legal in formats that they are already legal in. They are not part of the Standard environment. However, the cards may be used in Limited events. In a Sealed Deck tournament, those cards are part of your card pool. In a Booster Draft tournament, you must draft those cards for them to be included in your card pool.
Mystical Archive cards feature special art and frames with flavor text ripped straight from the scholarly library within Strixhaven and inspired by European illuminated manuscripts, depicting the first time a spell had ever been cast. While some of the Mystical Archive cards are reprints of things previously at common (like Opt), the Archive only has uncommon, rare, and mythic rarities (18 uncommons, 30 rares, 15 mythic rares). All uncommons are reprints of cards already in 2020-2021 Standard.
Japanese variants[edit | edit source]
The global Mystical Archive cards are available in various languages, but there are also Japanese alternate art versions of the Mystical Archive cards with art inspired by traditional Japanese paintings. The Japanese variants are numbered #64-126.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
You'll receive one copy — from its own dedicated slot — in each Draft Booster and each Set Booster, and at least three in each Collector Booster. As Mystical Archive cards are a bonus card in each Draft Booster and set booster, they don't replace another card of the same rarity in a pack. So you can get multiple rare cards in a Draft Booster.
The Japanese variants for Mystical Archive will be found in Japanese Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters, and at least one will come in Collector Boosters in all languages. In Japanese Draft and Set Boosters, Mystical Archive cards and Japanese alternate-art versions will appear at equal rates.
Foil and foil-etched[edit | edit source]
MTG Arena[edit | edit source]
Showcase: Strixhaven[edit | edit source]
Card list[edit | edit source]
Misprints[edit | edit source]
- The Japanese alternative art on the cards Ephemerate and Memory Lapse were accidently swapped during the development process.
Rarity shifts[edit | edit source]
Common to Uncommon[edit | edit source]
Common to Rare[edit | edit source]
Uncommon to Rare[edit | edit source]
- Compulsive Research (CMR)
- Despark (WAR)
- Doom Blade (IMA)
- Electrolyze (IMA)
- Gift of Estates (9ED)
- Gods Willing (M20)
- Harmonize (TSR)
- Inquisition of Kozilek (MM3)
- Krosan Grip (TSR)
- Lightning Bolt (A25)
- Lightning Helix (IMA)
- Putrefy (MM3)
- Regrowth (MH1)
- Swords to Plowshares (CMR)
- Tendrils of Agony (SCG)
- Tezzeret's Gambit (MM2)
- Urza's Rage (MH1)
Rare to Mythic[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Information below the text box
- Strixhaven Sneak Peek (Video). Weekly MTG. YouTube (February 19, 2021).
- Blake Rasmussen (February 18, 2021). "The First Lesson: Introduction to Strixhaven". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Jess Dunks and Matt Tabak (April 16, 2021). "Strixhaven: School of Mages and Commander (2021 Edition) Release Notes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (April 5, 2021). "In the Strixhaven, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mike Turian (March 25, 2021). "Collecting Strixhave: School of Mages". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (January 19, 2021). "「和」の呪文書をご覧あれ――『ストリクスヘイヴン：魔法学院』日本画ミスティカルアーカイブ". Mtg-jp.com.
- WPN (March 25, 2021). "Studio X Insights: Creating Strixhaven’s Mystical Archive". Wizards Play Network.
- Ari Zirulnik (March 25, 2021). "Strixhaven: School of Mages Product Overview". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- MTG Arena (February 19, 2021). "A handful of these cards won't join Historic for power level reasons.". Twitter.
- Wizards of the Coast (April 1, 2021). "Statement on Mystical Arcive Cards—Ephemerate and Memory Lapse". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.