Strixhaven: School of Mages/Mystical Archive

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Mystical Archive
Strixhaven: School of Mages
Mystical Archive
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description a scroll
Release date April 23, 2021
Plane Arcavios
Set size 63 cards
Expansion code STA[1]
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Strixhaven: School of Mages Strixhaven: School of Mages
Mystical Archive
Commander 2021

Mystical Archive is a non-Standard set of cards associated with Strixhaven: School of Mages.[2][3] It will be released on April 23, 2021.

Description[edit | edit source]

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 set, Wizards of the Coasts has reprinted 63 of the most famous instants and sorceries of all time in specially designed showcase frames. 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.

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. Mystical Archive cards feature special art and frames with flavor text ripped straight from the scholarly library within Strixhaven.

Japanese variants[edit | edit source]

The global Mystical Archive cards are available in various languages, but there will also be Japanese alternate art versions of the Mystical Archive cards with art inspired by traditional Japanese paintings.[4]

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]

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[edit | edit source]

The Mystical Archive will be available in Strixhaven drafts on MTG Arena. However, a handful of the cards won't join Historic for power level reasons.[5]

Card list[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

^† Not admitted to the Historic format

References[edit | edit source]