Wizards of the Coast revealed new spoilers for Modern Horizons 2
, which included Counterspell, as well as more product details for the set. This set is scheduled to release on June 11 (see "Wizards of the Coast Unveils New Deets on 'Modern Horizons 2'
After years of Magic designers claiming Counterspell was too powerful for competitive formats other than Legacy and Vintage, it is now going to be legal to play in Modern for the first time ever. This will likely shake-up the format quite a bit right before OP is set to begin again (see "U.S. In-Store Play Suspension for 'Magic: The Gathering' Will End Soon") and cause a shift card prices as Control decks will be more viable in the format. Sanctum Prelate was also revealed which opens up possibilities for a "Death and Taxes"-style deck in Modern.
Along with the spoilers, WotC offered expanded details on the Modern Horizons 2 product line:
Modern Horizons 2 Collector Booster Packs and Displays.
The Collector Boosters will offer premium cards like extended art cards, foils, and more. This set features a reprint of the enemy-colored fetch lands in extended art and retro frame forms, which will be highly sought-after (see Gallery below). These packs come with 15 Magic
cards and a foil double-sided token. Displays come with 12 boosters and 24 displays comprise a case.
Modern Horizons 2 Draft Booster Packs and Displays.
These Booster packs come with 15 Magic: The Gathering
cards from the set that are optimized for the draft format. They are packaged in displays of 36 packs, and cases come with 6 displays.
Modern Horizons 2 Set Booster Packs and Displays.
Set Booster packs come with 12 Magic
cards, an art card, and a token or special card from Magic
's history. Each booster display comes with 30 booster packs, and 6 displays come in a case.
Modern Horizons 2 Bundle.
The Bundle comes with 10 Modern Horizons 2
Draft Boosters, 20 foil lands, 20 nonfoil lands, an oversized Spindown life counter, and a foil Promo card.
Modern Horizons 2 Prerelease Pack. Prerelease Packs are for preview events that run between June 4 and June 10. These Packs come with 6 Modern Horizons 2 Draft Booster packs, 5 double-sided tokens, a foil promo-stamped rare or mythic rare from the set, a deck box, and a Spindown life counter.
For more information on Magic: The Gathering products, check out the calendar (see "'Magic: The Gathering' Release Calendar for 2020/2021").
Click on Gallery below for packaging images of the products!