20, Feb, 24

$280 Portal Three Kingdoms Powerhouse Gets Much Needed MTG Fallout Reprint!

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The release of MTG Fallout is just around the corner and we’ve got a ton of spoilers being previewed in the meantime. Yesterday, we covered two new legends that were revealed by Bethesda Studio Games as well as MTG Fallout’s official Twitter page. Today, we are kicking things up a notch, covering a vast collection of cool spoilers that have just recently been revealed.

Interestingly, though, while new mechanically unique cards are likely to draw most of the attention, this set is chock-full of awesome reprints. This even includes extremely valuable reprints with distinct booster fun treatments that can be found only in MTG Fallout collector boosters.

Of note, this does mean that some reprints will not be featured within the main Commander decks themselves. For instance, we’ve already seen a borderless Vault Boy version of Crucible of Worlds spoiled that appears to be collector booster exclusive. As such, we will make sure to be clear what cards and artworks are to be expected in the main set as opposed to exclusively collector boosters. With that out of the way, let’s kick things off with an exceptionally pricy reprint that is also part of the borderless Vault Boy series.

Ravages of War

Ravages of War

First and foremost, we are starting things off with a bang. Ravages of War is a four-mana Sorcery with a simple yet extremely powerful effect: destroy all Lands. Despite being a symmetrical effect, this card is very easily exploitable. If you are furthest ahead on board, Ravages of War can be used as a win condition. Now, your opponents won’t have the mana necessary to further build out their boards or interact with yours, giving you the time necessary to tempo out your opponents.

As a result, cards like Ravages of War and Armageddon are generally loathed by the EDH community at large. They are even strong enough to show up in Vintage Cube, a Limited format culminating some of the strongest cards in all of MTG. In white aggressive decks, it’s easy to build out a quick battlefield of efficient beaters, cast a mass Land destruction spell, and reap the rewards.

While Ravages of War and Armageddon are functionally identical cards, they do have one major difference between them: price. Armageddon has been reprinted in Masters 25 and currently goes for under $14 in its cheapest traditional form. Meanwhile, Ravages of War has only shown up in Portal Three Kingdoms and as a foil Judge Promo. The foil Judge promo is worth roughly $121 according to TCGPlayer market price, while the Portal Three Kingdoms version is worth a whopping $280.

This card is exclusive to collector boosters and comes as a borderless card featuring Vault Boy, the mascot of the Fallout franchise, in the artwork. It is available in non-foil, traditional foil, and surge foil. It’s unclear exactly how rare it will be to open this card, but much like other expensive Portal Three Kingdoms that finally got a reprint (think Capture of Jingzhou for example), there’s a good chance this card is going to plummet in price.

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Guardian Project

Guardian Project

While Ravages of War is a tough act to follow, Guardian Project is yet another nice reprint to see. Guardian Project has an interesting effect that allows you to draw cards whenever you play a unique non-token Creature that doesn’t match the name of another Creature you have in play or in your graveyard. While a bit restrictive, in a Singleton format like Commander, Guardian Project can provide a flow of card advantage.

Guardian Project first appeared in Ravnica Allegiance but has been reprinted already on The List and Ravnica Remastered. It currently sits at roughly $11 in its cheapest traditional form. Guardian Project will appear in traditional form among the main Commander decks, though there will be a borderless version available in collector boosters, too. Both versions feature cool new art.

You can find Guardian Project in the Mutant Menace MTG Fallout Commander Precon deck.

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Heroic Intervention

Heroic Intervention

Heroic Intervention is yet another very strong Commander card for green Creature decks. Rather than providing you with card advantage, Heroic Intervention helps protect your squad from board wipes. This is a very strong effect to have, especially if you have an impactful general leading your army.

Heroic Intervention is a similarly priced card, sitting around $10. This card has shown up in multiple Commander-focused products, including MTG Doctor Who, Commander Masters, and various Commander Precons in recent years. Still, the rare has held a decently high price tag given its impact in Commander. It’s a welcome reprint also showing up with new art in the main set, adding a bit of value to the Scrappy Survivors Precon.

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Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Once an extremely expensive Modern Jund staple, Tarmogoyf has since fallen by the wayside. In a world of Orcish Bowmasters, Scion of Draco, and versatile free spells like Grief, there are simply more impactful efficient plays to make. Power creep has really taken over, but that’s a discussion for another time.

Despite its fall from favor, Tarmogoyf still sits around $8 in its cheapest traditional form. Importantly, though, this version of Tarmogoyf does not appear among the main Commander decks. Instead, we get a unique Showcase Pip-Boy variant with a separate title and distinct artwork. Even with the “Scrounging Deathclaw” title, the card still acts functionally identical to Tarmogoyf, and the title is merely treated as flavor text. There are 26 total cards receiving Showcase Pip-Boy treatment, nine of which are reprints like Tarmogoyf.

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Solemn Simulacrum

Solemn Simulacrum Fallout

Up next, we have a Commander staple that has seen an absurd number of reprints over the years. It feels like almost every new Commander Precon features Solemn Simulacrum in some regard. Still, that doesn’t negate the fact that Solemn Simulacrum is a Commander staple. The card simply does everything you want. It ramps you, it draws you a card when it dies and given that it’s colorless, it fits into any Commander deck!

Given its massive number of reprints, the card is worth under $1 in its cheapest traditional form. Even with new artwork, this Commander mainstay won’t be worth a whole lot. You can find this card in the main set as well as collector boosters with a potential borderless treatment.

This time around, Solemn Simulacrum will make an appearance in the Science MTG Fallout Commander Precon.

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Sol Ring

Sol Ring

In a similar sense, we have another colorless Commander staple that has been reprinted countless times. Sol Ring is among the best cards legal in the whole Commander format. In fact, the card is so strong that it is banned in Legacy and Restricted in Vintage! For one measly mana, you get an Artifact that taps for multiple mana at once! Unlike Mana Crypt, another absurdly powerful mana rock, Sol Ring comes with no drawback. Just put it in your Commander deck and you will be rewarded.

Given Sol Ring’s massive number of reprints at uncommon rarity, the card is worth very little despite its extremely high power level. It has a price tag of about $1 in its cheapest form, and neither the traditional MTG Fallout version from the main set nor the collector booster borderless Vault Boy variant are unlikely to differ much.

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Arcane Signet

Arcane Signet

Arcane Signet, much like Sol Ring, is a strong mana rock that goes in almost every Commander deck. Sol Ring is obviously more powerful, tapping for even more mana, but that doesn’t mean Arcane Signet isn’t extremely useful. The fact that Arcane Signet fixes all of your colors in a multi-color Commander deck is quite nice.

Arcane Signet has seen multiple printings at common, so it has a very low price tag of about 50 cents. Still, if you’re a fan of the Fallout franchise, this is your chance to get the Commander staple with new art. In addition to the traditional main set variant, you can also get a borderless Vault Boy version in collector boosters.

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Puresteel Paladin

Puresteel Paladin

Puresteel Paladin is a very powerful card, and not just for Commander. In Modern, Puresteel Paladin is a vital piece in the Colossus Hammer decks, allowing you to Equip your Hammer for free. In Commander, assuming you put enough Equipment cards in your deck, Paladin provides a nice way to draw cards and bypass expensive Equip costs.

Puresteel Paladin has been reprinted multiple times, including in Commander Masters and as a card on The List. It currently sits at roughly $2 and is available in the main set in traditional form and in collector boosters in borderless form as well.

Puresteel Paladin will see yet another reprint in the Scrappy Survivors MTG Fallout Precon deck.

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Ruinous Ultimatum

Ruinous Ultimatum

Ruinous Ultimatum is capable of having quite the effect on a Commander game. Much like Cyclonic Rift, Ruinous Ultimatum allows you to push your advantage by interacting with all non-Land permanents your opponents control. Except in this case, those permanents are destroyed, not returned to hand.

In this sense, Ruinous Ultimatum can completely take over the game. The key, though, is being able to cast it. With an extremely restrictive cost in Mardu colors, it may not be easy to cast this even if you have seven mana available. That being said, its power is undeniable, making it a reasonable inclusion in many Mardu decks. It’s especially strong in decks where you can build out a nice board beforehand and use tempo to your advantage, which is exactly what the Caesar, Legion’s Emperor deck can do.

Ruinous Ultimatum has only been printed in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths thus far. As such, the card is worth about $8 in its traditional non-foil Ikoria form and is likely to drop with the new Fallout printing. You can get your hands on Ruinous Ultimatum in traditional form in the main set or borderless form in collector boosters.

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Mechanized Production

Mechanized Production

Mechanized Production is a funky Aura that lets you start making copies of the Artifact you Enchant. Churn out enough copies and it can even act as an alternate win condition! Notably, Mechanized Production does work quite well with Artifact tokens like Treasures, since there are many cards such as Dockside Extortionist that can make a bunch of Treasures at once, accelerating you towards a win.

Mechanized Production, once worth a bit of money, has fallen under $1 in its cheapest form since its printing in a Murders at Karlov Manor Precon. Nonetheless, this mythic rare comes appears in traditional and borderless form once again.

You can find this MTG Fallout reprint of Mechanized Production in the Science Precon deck.

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Open the Vaults

Open the Vaults

Open the Vaults is an absolutely absurd card in specific situations. Its effect is symmetrical, allowing your opponents to return their Artifacts and Enchantments to play. However, if your deck is built to maximize Open the Vaults, it can be trivial to get the better end of the deal.

Beyond just Commander, Open the Vaults has seen play in Modern before in Eggs shells. By using a bunch of cheap Artifacts that you can sacrifice to draw cards, such as Conjurer’s Bauble, and make mana, like Lotus Bloom, you can start churning through your library. From there, cards like Open the Vaults and Faith’s Reward would let you bring all your cheap Artifacts back to play, keeping your engine going.

Open the Vaults has seen a few printings and is worth about $2 in its cheapest traditional form. You can find Open the Vaults in the main set alongside borderless versions in collector boosters.

If this particular copy of Open the Vaults tickles your fancy (and it should! What an incredible flavor win for the MTG Fallout crossover), you can find it in the Science Precon deck.

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More to Come

War Room

Today, we covered a lot of juicy reprints. We’ve even covered a handful of reprints in the past, including the War Room release promo. Yet, there are still a lot more spoilers to come the rest of the week.

As such, if you’re looking to stay up to date on the latest MTG Fallout spoiler content, make sure to check out our new articles in the coming days. There’s a lot to look forward to, so don’t miss out!

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