26, Mar, 21

Magic: The Gathering Fans React to Controversial Faithless Looting Artwork Design

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The preview season for Strixhaven: School of Mages continue today as Wizards of the Coast and various Magic: The Gathering outlets reveal new cards from the upcoming magical school-themed MTG set. In addition to the cards in the main set, there will also be Mystical Archives, a separate set of 63 of the most famous instants and sorceries of all time. They feature brand new alternate art with a unique special frame, and many fans love the artworks of the cards revealed so far, well…except for one.

The Mystical Archive for Faithless Looting has been revealed today, and many fans on social media are wondering if the card is actually real because of its eccentric art illustrated by Carly Mazur. Several fans on the Magic subrreddit reported posts of this card, claiming that it’s fake, but WotC has confirmed that this is a legitimate card that will be printed for Strixhaven, and that it will be legal in MTG Arena’s Historic format.

Of course, fans are surprised that Wizards decided to feature it in a Standard-legal Magic set; you’d usually expect this kind of art in a silver-bordered Un-set like Unglued, Unhinged, Unstable, and Unsanctioned.

MTG fans react on the new Faithless Looting Mystical Archive from Strixhaven:

It looks like the artist used Microsoft Paint to make this art, but I like how MTG is featuring a totally different style of art. This art will most likely inspire a lot of memes, so even if you hate this kind of art, you’d probably be entertained by the hilarious memes, and we will share the best ones on our MTG Rocks Facebook page, so check them out soon.

Strixhaven: School of Mages is set to release for tabletop on April 23, and it will be released on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online on April 15. Check out the important dates here. To check out the rest of the new cards from Strixhaven: School of Mages, check out the spoiler section.

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