Despite being months away from release, we now know a surprisingly large amount about Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Much of this information, however, hasn’t come from Wizards themselves. Following a guarded First Look Livestream, players were meant to be left waiting until January, when the spoiler season starts. However, instead of having to wait, a variety of leaks have revealed key Phyrexia: All Will Be One details early. This includes the shocking reveal of which Planeswalkers are getting Compleated and information about the set’s new and intriguing mechanics. Miraculously, however, as if we didn’t already know enough, even more Phyrexia: All Will Be One cards have been leaked! Once again, these leaks give players tantalizing details and another taste of the set’s mechanics.
While the spoilers in this article are technically leaks, they appear genuine, as we’ll highlight shortly. As a result, consider this your official spoiler warning.
Phyrexia: All Will Be Leaked
Once again, the latest batch of leaks comes courtesy of the Reddit user u/PeterboroughPro. As you may recall, this name is a somewhat familiar one, as PeterboroughPro has already leaked cards from Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Releasing their first round of spoilers in October, players were first very skeptical about the authenticity of these leaks. Unusually, however, not long after PeterboroughPro’s leaks did the rounds on Reddit, Wizards miraculously confirmed them.
By releasing a very early look at Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Wizards accidentally confirmed PeterboroughPro’s leaks featured the correct set symbol, as well as Set Code. PeterboroughPro’s leaks also feature the new Step-and-Compleat foiling technique that Wizards recently showed off. Subsequently, it appears that these leaks are genuine Phyrexia: All Will Be One cards.
Following several of the leak’s details being confirmed, MTG players understandably had a renewed interest in PeterboroughPro’s leaks. Specifically, many MTG players were enamored with the pile of extra cards that were visible but not being shown off. Excited players obviously hoped they’d see these presumed spoilers soon, however, mysteriously, PeterboroughPro deleted their leaks from Reddit and then disappeared. After months of silence, PeterboroughPro has recently reappeared once again, this time showing off their remaining Phyrexia: All Will Be One spoilers.
Similarly sporting the same borderless Ichor art style and the Step-and-Compleat foiling technique, the latest round of leaks appears to be genuine. Despite appearing genuine, PeterboroughPro has bafflingly pulled their leaked cards from Reddit once again. Annoyingly, this happened literally while we were writing this article, however, having learned our lesson from last time, we made sure to take screenshots while we could. So, without any further ado, let’s get into the latest round of leaks!
Showing off several common and uncommon Phyrexia: All Will Be One cards, these leaks arguably aren’t as shocking as the recent story leaks. Nevertheless, PeterboroughPro’s latest leaks do contain several exciting details. For instance, they once again give us a look at the upcoming Toxic mechanic. Recently confirmed to be a Poison Counter delivery system and replacement for Infect, it’s now revealed that, as expected, Toxic can dish out more than one Poison Counter. Necrogen Rotpriest, for instance, features Toxic 2, meaning it applies two Poison Counters upon damaging a player. Alongside Toxic 2, Necrogen Rotpriest also has an ability that increases the number of Poison Counters applied. This effectively gives Necrogen Rotpriest Toxic 3, which is a reasonably substantial threat.
Alongside the reappearance of Toxic, PeterboroughPro’s leaks reveal that Oil Counters are a major Phyrexia: All Will Be One mechanic. First appearing on Sawblade Scamp, it now these new counters aren’t just a one-off like Jhoira, Ageless Innovator ’s Ingenuity Counters. Instead, Oil Counters can be seen across several of the new leaked cards. This includes Rustvine Cultivator, Bladed Ambassador, and Urabrask’s Anointer. Enabling a variety of different abilities such as untapping land, giving Indestructible, and dealing damage, Oil Counters appear to be a hugely important resource.
Maximizing the effectiveness of Phyrexia: All Will Be One’s litany of counters is the returning mechanic Proliferate. Appearing on Blightbelly Rat, Proliferate’s appearance isn’t breaking news, as it has surprisingly been a feature of every major leak thus far. Similarly, the new Corrupted mechanic that appears on Bonepicker Skirge has also been seen before.
While the leaks were still available on Reddit, MTG players were quick to digest and dissect these latest reveals. Reddit user u/Pure_Banana_3075, for instance, highlighted that “Corrupted, Toxic and Oil Counters look to be 3 of the draft themes with them all making use of Proliferate.” Expanding upon this suggestion, u/KarnSilverArchon went on to list a selection of potential Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft archetypes. “My guess based on cards revealed so far is: Azorius– Go Wide Counters. Gruul– Oil Counters. Selesnya– Corrupted. Golgari– Toxic. Boros– Equipment Rebels. Simic– Proliferate.”
Alongside general observations, many players singled out that Cankerbloom appears to be a very strong “Whoa Cankerbloom is a pushed variation of that effect. Probably the best yet?” u/exploringdeathntaxes asked. In repose, players such as u/TemurTron and u/thetwist1 suggested Outland Liberator and Cathar Commando as strong contenders. As good as these cards are, however, nobody could deny that Cankerbloom’s toughness and Proliferate ability could be exceptionally useful.
As well as dissecting the spoilers themselves, some players focused their attention on the Step-and-Compleat foiling technique. “Really not a fan of this foiling, I’m sure some people will love it though,” u/DiscipleOfDeceit stated. As they expected, this declaration conjured a range of responses from fans and critics of the new foiling technique. Reddit user u/Xaighen, for instance, commented, “Me. I’m the person that loves it, haha. Yea it’s tacky and gaudy but I just love Phyrexia.” Meanwhile, u/Sushi-DM bashed the new foils, writing, “the spamming of the Phyrexian symbol in the foiling does look pretty tacky. I’d rather they just have put a really sick watermark on the text box.”