Next Two ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Sets Announced For 2020 – The Mary Sue

Posted: October 20, 2019 at 8:49 am

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We knew that there were going to be a bunch of new sets for Magic: The Gathering, and in their weekly live stream, we found out from Wizards of the Coast that the two upcoming sets are Theros: Beyond Death and Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.The sets will be released on January 24, 2020 and April 24, 2020, respectively. Each will also have a pre-release event a week prior to its official release date, which has become the new standard for just about every Magic: The Gathering set. Plus, itll probably be on Arena around that time.

In addition to that news, coming out November 16 there will be new Game Night decks.Game Night is an out-of-the-box multiplayer experience that has five decks playable out of the box, which includes a mix of reprints and five new cards. Its perfect for new players in a group who want to have competitive, evenly powered decks out of the box.

Those new cards coming out withGames Night are:

Calculating Lich (4){B}{B}

CreatureZombie Wizard


Whenever a creature attacks one of your opponents, that player loses 1 life.

We share a common enemy. Does that not make us friends?


Illustrated by Antonio Jos Manzanedo

Sphinx of Enlightenment(4){U}{U}



When Sphinx of Enlightenment enters the battlefield, target opponent draws a card you draw three cards.

I would be a fool if I taught you everything I know.


Illustrated by: Johan Grenier

Highcliff Felidar (5){W}{W}

CreatureCat Beast


When Highcliff Felidar enters the battlefield for each opponent, choose a creature with the greatest power among creatures that plater controls. Destroy those creatures.

Once the felidar has marked you as prey, theres no point in running.


Illustrated by Kimonas Theodossiou

Fiendish Duo(4){R}{R}{R}


First strike

If a source would deal damage to an opponent, it deals double that damage to that player instead.

Half the size, double the mayhem


Illustrated by Lucas Graceland

Earthshaker Giant (4){G}{G}

CreatureGiant Druid


When Earthshaker Giant enters the battlefield, other creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

Come, my wild children. Lets give the interlopers a woodland welcome.


Illustrated by Milivoj eran

Other sets that will release in 2020, such as Core 2021 and Zendikar Rising, do not currently have release dates attached, but we do know that soon emerging from the Magic world will be the upcoming War of the Spark: Forsaken book. Its the follow up to the New York Times bestseller War of Spark: Ravnica, publishing on November 12 and written by Greg Weisman ofGargoyles andYoung Justicefame.

(via, image: Wizards of the Coast)

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