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Strixhaven: School of Mages
Mystical Archive
Strixhaven Mystical Archive logo
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description a scroll
Art direction Tom Jenkot
Release date April 23, 2021
Plane Arcavios
Set size 63 cards + 63 Japanese art
Expansion code STA[1]
Bonus sheets
Time Spiral Remastered
Strixhaven: School of Mages
Mystical Archive
The Brothers' War
Retro Artifacts
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Mystical Archive is a non-Standard set of cards associated with Strixhaven: School of Mages.[2][3] It was released on April 23, 2021.[4]

Description[ | ]

STA Time Warp - Mystical Archive

Mystical Archive treatment.

Mystical Archive is similar to the Masterpiece Series, but the cards appear more frequently in the boosters of the main set and have a more profound influence on the Limited environment.

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.[5] 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).[6] All uncommons are reprints of cards already in 2020-2021 Standard.

Japanese variants[ | ]

STA Swords to Plowshares - Mystical Archive - Japan

Japanese Mystical Archive treatment.

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.[7][8][9] The Japanese variants are numbered #64-126.

Distribution[ | ]

You received 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[ | ]

Both the regular and Japanese versions of Mystical Archive cards will come in foil and, found only in Collector Boosters, the foil-etched treatment.

MTG Arena[ | ]

The Mystical Archive was available in Strixhaven drafts on MTG Arena. However, seven of the cards didn't join Historic for power level reasons.[10]

Showcase: Strixhaven[ | ]

This series was complemented with 6 allied colored spells with the same frame, appearing in Showcase: Strixhaven.

Card list[ | ]

# Color Rarity Card Japanese printing In Arena via Notes
1 {W} Approach of the Second Sun 副陽の接近 Amonkhet Remastered
2 {W} Day of Judgment 審判の日
3 {W} Defiant Strike 果敢な一撃 Core Set 2021
4 {W} Divine Gambit 神聖なる計略 Kaldheim
5 {W} Ephemerate 儚い存在
6 {W} Gift of Estates 土地の寄進
7 {W} Gods Willing 神々の思し召し Core Set 2020
8 {W} Mana Tithe マナの税収
9 {W} Revitalize 活力回復 Kaldheim
10 {W} Swords to Plowshares 剣を鍬に Preemptively banned in Historic.
11 {W} Teferi's Protection テフェリーの防御
12 {U} Blue Sun's Zenith 青の太陽の頂点
13 {U} Brainstorm 渦まく知識 Suspended from Historic in July 2021, then banned in October 2021.
14 {U} Compulsive Research 強迫的な研究
15 {U} Counterspell 対抗呪文 Preemptively banned in Historic.
16 {U} Memory Lapse 記憶の欠落 Suspended from Historic in October 2021, then banned in January 2022.
17 {U} Mind's Desire 精神の願望
18 {U} Negate 否認 Rivals of Ixalan
19 {U} Opt 選択 Core Set 2021
20 {U} Strategic Planning 巧みな軍略 Kaldheim
21 {U} Tezzeret's Gambit テゼレットの計略
22 {U} Time Warp 時間のねじれ Banned from Historic in June 2021.
23 {U} Whirlwind Denial 旋風のごとき否定 Theros Beyond Death
24 {B} Agonizing Remorse 苦悶の悔恨 Theros Beyond Death
25 {B} Crux of Fate 命運の核心
26 {B} Dark Ritual 暗黒の儀式 Preemptively banned in Historic.
27 {B} Demonic Tutor 悪魔の教示者 Preemptively banned in Historic and Historic Brawl.
28 {B} Doom Blade 破滅の刃
29 {B} Duress 強迫 Core Set 2021
30 {B} Eliminate 取り除き Core Set 2021
31 {B} Inquisition of Kozilek コジレックの審問
32 {B} Sign in Blood 血の署名
33 {B} Tainted Pact 汚れた契約 Preemptively banned in Historic Brawl.
34 {B} Tendrils of Agony 苦悶の触手
35 {B} Village Rites 村の儀式 Kaldheim
36 {R} Chaos Warp 混沌のねじれ
37 {R} Claim the Firstborn 初子さらい Throne of Eldraine
38 {R} Faithless Looting 信仰無き物あさり
39 {R} Grapeshot ぶどう弾
40 {R} Increasing Vengeance 高まる復讐心
41 {R} Infuriate 立腹 Theros Beyond Death
42 {R} Lightning Bolt 稲妻 Preemptively banned in Historic.
43 {R} Mizzix's Mastery ミジックスの熟達
44 {R} Shock ショック Core Set 2021
45 {R} Stone Rain 石の雨
46 {R} Thrill of Possibility 胸躍る可能性 Core Set 2021
47 {R} Urza's Rage ウルザの激怒
48 {G} Abundant Harvest 豊穣な収穫 "Pre-printed" from Modern Horizons 2.
49 {G} Adventurous Impulse 冒険の衝動 Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
50 {G} Channel チャネル Preemptively banned in Historic and Historic Brawl.
51 {G} Cultivate 耕作 Core Set 2021
52 {G} Harmonize 調和
53 {G} Krosan Grip クローサの掌握
54 {G} Natural Order 自然の秩序 Preemptively banned in Historic and Historic Brawl.
55 {G} Primal Command 原初の命令
56 {G} Regrowth 新たな芽吹き
57 {G} Snakeskin Veil 蛇皮のヴェール Kaldheim
58 {G} Weather the Storm 嵐の乗り切り
59 {W/B} Despark 灯の燼滅 War of the Spark
60 {U/R} Electrolyze 電解
61 {G/U} Growth Spiral 成長のらせん Ravnica Allegiance
62 {R/W} Lightning Helix 稲妻のらせん
63 {B/G} Putrefy 化膿

Misprints[ | ]

Rarity shifts[ | ]

Common to Uncommon[ | ]

Common to Rare[ | ]

Uncommon to Rare[ | ]

Rare to Mythic[ | ]

References[ | ]