26, Mar, 21

Strixhaven: School of Mages March 26 Preview Round-Up

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Mystical Archive cards headline today's Strixhaven: School of Mages previews.
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Day two of Strixhaven: School of Mages began earlier today. It’s been a little quiet with the Kaldheim Championships kicking off over on the official Magic: The Gathering Twitch, but there some gorgeous Mystical Archive cards to feast our eyes on in the meantime.

Don’t forget, we have a dedicated spoiler gallery for all things Strixhaven: School of Mages and Commander (2021 Edition) which you can find here.

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Strixhaven: School of Mages Mystical Archive Previews

Today’s previews focus on the rest of the Mystical Archive cards. These are a series of cards that feature some of the most powerful instants and sorceries across Magic: The Gathering’s history. All of which have new alternative art, and they look incredible.

There will be 63 Mystical Archive cards in total in which some will become legal in Historic, but won’t be legal in Standard unless they have an existing printing within a Standard set.

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Kicking off the previews this morning was Teferi’s Protection and Tendrils of Agony, allowing some character to those Commander decks and Cubes. It’ll be interesting to see how Tendrils of Agony fares in Historic, as we now have Mind’s Desire as another Storm pay-off. It’s difficult to say whether Storm is a viable strategy in Historic but the tools are slowly coming into the format.

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The highlights from the Mystical Archive previews are Faithless Looting and Lightning Helix which are confirmed to become legal in Magic: The Gathering Arena’s Historic format. Faithless Looting is a powerful card that is currently banned in Modern and it will be interesting to see how it impacts Historic, especially with the introduction of Brainstorm too.

You can acquire these Mystical Archive cards in Set and Draft Boosters, with a foil in every Collector Booster. So there’s bound to be enough supply for everyone, creating an affordable price point on once expensive staples.

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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 (MTGO) a few days earlier.

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