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MTG Bloomburrow: Release Date, Spoilers, Commander Decks

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As the first MTG set containing nothing but adorable critters and humanoid animals, many players are incredibly excited for Bloomburrow. Boasting visuals straight from a storybook, this set is already stealing the thunder of Thunder Junction. It may be many moons away from release, but Bloomburrow is already a fan favorite.

From the moment Bloomburrow was first teased at Gen Con 2023, the hype train was already rolling. Kicking it up a gear, Wizards recently showed off the set properly during MagicCon: Chicago. Debuting a handful of cards and even more artwork, this preview has pushed hype to new levels!

With so much hype surrounding the set, it’s high time that we take a look over all things Bloomburrow. So, whether you’re after the release date, Commander decks, or a first take of spoilers, you’re in the right place. No, without any further ado, let’s dive into everything you need to know about Bloomburrow!

Bloomburrow Release Date

Bloomburrow Art

To kick things off, despite the set being quite a way away, Bloomburrow’s release date has been confirmed! This is a major deviation from past precedent since usually release dates aren’t confirmed until three months beforehand. Thanks to the recent Preview Panel at MagicCon: Chicago, however, Wizards is being more forthcoming this time around.

Here are all the dates you need to know for the MTG set Bloomburrow.

Bloomburrow Preview Events

  • Magic Story: July 2nd
  • Debut and Previews Begin: July 9th
  • Card Image Gallery and Previews Complete: July 19th
  • MTG Arena Release: July 30th
  • Global Tabletop Release: August 2nd

Bloomburrow Gameplay Events

  • Prerelease at Your Local Game Store: July 26th – August 1st
  • WPN Game Store Open House: August 2nd

Curiously, while Wizards has confirmed this release date, it’s a lot earlier than expected. Usually, the Q3 premier set will launch around September, so one month later. While it’s unclear exactly what this change means just yet, Wizards is likely making room for 2025’s blockbuster release schedule. Hopefully, this should make the non-stop stream of releases a little more digestible.

Bloomburrow Spoilers

Ral, Crackling Wit

While the First Look for Bloomburrow has revealed dates, products, and details, curiously, very few cards were revealed. In total, during the preview event, only four cards were revealed alongside a quartet of Mountains. While this may temper excitement somewhat, Bloomburrow is still over five months from release.

If you’re curious about the newly revealed Bloomburrow cards, we’ve covered them all in a dedicated article

Out of all the newly revealed spoilers, the most interesting bizarrely isn’t even a card. Instead, during the Preview Panel it was a piece of artwork that caught the communities attention. Showing what is quite clearly Ral Zarek as an Otter, it seems Bloomburrow has a transformative effect on anyone who visits.

As if this artwork wasn’t enough, the Preview Panel also revealed artwork of Jace as a Fox. According to Wizards, this is part of the Imagine: Courageous Critters showcase treatment. Inviting you to “envision renowned Planeswalkers and creatures were they to visit the plane of Bloomburrow,” it’s unclear if these cards are canonical or not.

While this statement does throw a curveball, MTG’s Lead Designer has confirmed that Bloomburrow features no humans at all. Thanks to this decree, it seems that the currently unnamed art for Jace is the real deal!

Bloomburrow Commander Decks

Fox Jace

Since Bloomburrow is a Standard-legal premier set, unsurprisingly, it has Commander decks. In total, the usual assortment of four decks has been confirmed from Wizards, each supporting a popular Commander archetype. Curiously, within these decks, it seems Wizards has increased the number of Legendary foil cards in each deck.

Currently, it’s unclear exactly what the extra Legendary foil card means in these Commander decks. One possibility is that each deck may utilize the Partner mechanic to have two Commanders. Alternatively, the additional foil may simply be an extra option for a Commander who can helm this preconstructed deck.

While there isn’t much information to go off right now, here’s a little bit about each of Bloomburrow’s preconstructed Commander decks.

Animated Army

Animated Army – Sadly, while this deck’s Face Commander looks amazing, the descriptions from Wizards don’t tell us much. Given the name, however, it’s likely you’ll be creating tokens of some kind, and then animating them to smash opponents.

Family Matters

Family Matters – As Bloomburrow’s go-wide deck, this deck will likely focus on swarming opponents with tiny flying creatures. Curiously, the deck will also allow you to “make offspring,” which could be a new mechanic from Bloomburrow.

Peace Offering

Peace Offering – Clearly described by both the name and taglines, Peace Offering is a support-focused MTG deck. This likely means there’ll be a lot of symmetrical effects that hopefully leave you on top so you can still win.

Squirreled Away

Squirreled Away – Offering one of the best puns in recent memory, Squirreled Away has a lot of potential. Not only are Squirrels a beloved Typal archetype, but token-based strategies are similarly beloved too! Squirreled Away also gets bonus points for the tagline of just “Squirrels.”

Bloomburrow Booster Fun

Bloomburrow Unnamed Art

Despite only revealing a handful of cards, during The Preview Panel, Wizards debuted even more Booster Fun treatments. As usual, each card variant plays into the set’s themes of animals and nature, amping up the style. There’s also a not-so-unique yet still collectible treatment to hunt for in Collector Boosters. 

Showcase Woodland

Showcase Woodland As the core Booster Fun treatment, Showcase Woodland cards are uniquely Bloomburrow. Presenting a “fantastical storybook art style,” these cards look like they’ve just jumped off the page. Just like the storybook frames from Eldraine, it’s likely these cards will be especially popular.

Borderless Field Notes

Borderless Field Notes – Only found on “select rare and mythic calamity beasts,” Borderless Field Notes are one of the set’s chase variants. Similar to the Schematic Artifacts from The Brothers’ War, this art treatment aptly looks lifted from a field journal. While this card frame is rather simplistic, it should be great for showing off the calamity beasts front and center.

Showcase Borderless Mitsuhiro Arita

Showcase Borderless Mitsuhiro Arita – Similarly appearing to offer calamity beasts front and center, this artwork from Mitsuhiro Arita is incredible. Considering they’re “one of the most popular illustrators of all time,” these good looks aren’t a surprise at all. Unfortunately, it’s unclear how many cards will be getting artwork from Mitsuhiro Arita right now.

Borderless Anime

Borderless Anime – Once again the Borderless Anime treatment returns for Bloomburrow! While this Anime treatment is very fitting for Bloomburrow, it’s unclear how popular these cards will be. Recently, it seems support for this art treatment has been waning, so it remains to be seen how these new cards will fair.

Full Art Seasonal Mountain

Full-Art Seasonal – Last but not least, Wizards is also giving land their own Booster Fun treatment with seasonal lands! As the name suggests, this treatment gives each basic land four variants, one for each season.

That’s All For Now

Sadly, while we’re incredibly excited for Bloomburrow, that’s all we know for now. Unfortunately, considering the set is so far from release, we likely won’t be getting more information for a while. Once new reveals do happen, we’ll be sure to update this article with all the important information. So, if you want the lowdown on all things Bloomburrow, just watch this space!

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