Promising Compleated Planeswalkers, awesome mechanics, and an incredible story, it’s safe to say that Phyrexia: All Will Be One is one of the most anticipated MTG sets of 2023. Thankfully, the set’s launch is now only one month away, but it has felt like quite the wait to get there. With Wizards of the Coast hibernating over the holidays, MTG players have been left with nary a scrap of news. Mercifully, that news drought has come to an end in a big way, even before WotC delivers their usual announcements. Ahead of schedule, Phyrexia: All Will Be One has suffered another insane leak, revealing more incredible MTG cards and story details!
Aptly described as a “massive leak” for Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Reddit user u/The_Giant_Moustache recently showed off a huge number of cards from the upcoming set. As always, with leaks, it’s important to note that they’re just that, leaks, not official spoilers. Subsequently, it’s entirely possible that u/The_Giant_Moustache’s pair of Reddit posts are merely just elaborate ruses designed to trick players. While u/The_Giant_Moustache has posted these spoilers to Reddit, the original source is a YouTube channel named Castle Games Streaming. In a trio of videos, Castle Games Streaming opened Dominaria Remastered Draft Booster Boxes, which miraculously contained the cards for this leak.
Given how much Phyrexia: All Will Be One has been leaked up to this point, we can’t say we’re surprised to see another leak. Subsequently, in this article, we’ll be talking as if these leaks are real. However, just make sure to prepare yourself for disappointment in case they turn out to be false.
As a word of warning, this article will contain major story spoilers for Phyrexia: All Will Be One. If you’re trying to go into the set blind, best steer clear now!
Returning to the plane of Phyrexia, formerly New Phyrexia, which was formerly Mirrodin, after almost 12 years, MTG players had high expectations to see all manner of reprints. Thankfully, to sate player demand, Wizards quickly showed off Phyrexian Obliterator’s return. Announced in a recent Livestream, this exceptionally powerful reprint excited and terrified players in equal measure. For better or worse, however, Phyrexian Obliterator is far from the only iconic Phyrexian card that’s being reprinted.
Last seen in 2016’s Conspiracy: Take the Crown, Phyrexian Arena is back in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Featuring devastating flavor text and art of Jace and Vraska together, at last, Phyrexian Arena is undoubtedly a bombshell reveal. Alongside its flavor-rich art, Phyrexian Arena is also an incredibly powerful Commander staple card. Providing extra card draw each turn for just one life, Phyrexian Arena is sure to be a menace in Standard. As you might imagine, due to the significance of this reprint, MTG players were rather excited at this reveal. Reddit user u/TheOnlyBooman, for instance, commented, “holy hell Phyrexian Arena hit me hard, especially that flavor text. Dude, I’m gonna love this set.”
Alongside the reprints with Phyrexian in their name, u/The_Giant_Moustache’s leak also showed off several returning rare lands. Known as Fast Lands, for their ability to enter untapped if you control two or fewer lands, the allied cycle of these lands hasn’t been seen in over 12 years. In Phyrexia: All Will Be One, however, these lands are back at long last! Throughout their posts, u/The_Giant_Moustache showed off Clackcleave Cliffs, Copperline Gorge, and Seachrome Coast. These leaks imply that Darkslick Shores and Razorverge Thicket will also be in the set.
As well as showing off a smattering of stunning reprints, u/The_Giant_Moustache also revealed more story details in their leak. Paramount amongst these details is the reveal of another Planeswalker’s fate. Spoiling The Eternal Wanderer, it’s confirmed The Wanderer from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty survives Phyrexia: All Will Be One. This leaves the fate of just four of the ten Planeswalkers unknown, with two spots left for Compleation. For reference, the remaining Planeswalkers that could be Compleated are Nahiri, Kaya Cassir, Tyvar Kell, and Lukka. Out of these characters, it’s unlikely that Lukka will be Compleated, due to the collector numbers of already revealed Planeswalkers.
Alongside being a tremendous story reveal, The Eternal Wanderer is also rather powerful as a card. Priced at six mana (4WW), The Eternal Wanderer isn’t cheap, however, they do offer compelling abilities to justify their cost. For instance, the Eternal Wanderer’s ultimate ability is a board wipe that can be activated as soon as they come into play. Additionally, The Eternal Wanderer can also flicker artifacts or creatures and create Samurai tokens with Double Strike.
As if one story reveal wasn’t enough, u/The_Giant_Moustache also showed off the card for Venser, Corpse Puppet. Formerly a Planeswalking Azorius artificer, the art for Venser, Corpse Puppet, was first shown off during the First Look Livestream. Now, however, we finally have a look at the card itself. Featuring Lifelink, Toxic 1, and a pair of abilities that activate “whenever you proliferate,” Venser, Corpse Puppet is weird but nonetheless decently powerful. After being shown off on Reddit, players were quick to comment on the bizarreness of Venser’s new abilities.
“I’m just puzzled why he uses proliferate (which he doesn’t have) to produce a 3/3 golem that he might eventually give flying and lifelink (but not toxic). There’s no obvious mechanical interaction there, without comboing together a bunch of cards.
I guess you can give flying to a toxic Myr…but then you’re proliferating before it hits anything in combat? That isn’t always great either. Maybe I’m just severely underestimating how often we’ll be proliferating in this set…”u/planeforger
But Wait, There’s More!
With u/The_Giant_Moustache revealing 34 cards across their pair of leaks, there are many more powerful cards to digest. Conduit of Worlds, for instance, is a new tool for dredge decks that lets you play lands from your graveyard and reanimate threats. Skrelv’s Hive, meanwhile, allows for the creation of 1/1 Phyrexian Mites with Toxic 1. Growing stronger upon activating Corrupted, Skrelv’s Hive is already evoking memories of Bitterblossom. Furthermore, u/The_Giant_Moustache’s leak also revealed the White, Red, and Black Sun’s Twilight cards from the new cycle.
Thankfully, unlike previous leaks, u/The_Giant_Moustache hasn’t decided to take their spoilers down inexplicably. This means that players can actually take their time to enjoy and break down the latest reveals. With the first story chapter for Phyrexia: All Will Be One releasing on January 12th, alongside a Building Worlds video, it’s not long until the MTG set’s spoiler season starts in earnest. Until then, we’ll be sitting here thinking about the story implications of Melira, the Living Cure.