The final Standard Set of 2022 travels back in time to showcase the battle between Mishra and Urza, which originally played out in 1994's Antiquities expansion. This set's theme offers yet another nod to Magic's rich history and storytelling, much like Dominaria United did (see "Lost 'Magic: The Gathering' 'Legends'"), and gives players a chance to command the giant robots and war machines the brothers wrecked Dominaria's landscape with back in its early history.
As far as product format changes go, there are a few tweaks, here and there, to the pack formats, but nothing too far outside of bounds of what has been done before. Jumpstart displays seem to have become a permanent fixture for Standard set, replacing the less purchased Theme Boosters. One point of note is that Collector Packs feature a special mythic rare and five cards with a rarity of rare or higher, instead of just five to six randomized cards of rarity of rare or higher. This essentially means that all Collector Boosters will have at least one mythic rare in them, which is a clear opening experience improvement over cracking a more expensive Collector Booster pack and getting zero mythic rares.
The product line for this set is as follows:
The Brothers' War Collector Booster Packs and Displays. The Collector Boosters are loaded up with rares, foils, and special treatment cards. Each pack contains 15 cards and a foil token, and features one special mythic rare and five cards with a rarity of rare or higher. These packs come with a total of 10 to 11 foil cards. Booster displays come with 12 packs per display with 24 displays per carton.
The Brothers' War Draft Booster Packs and Displays. These booster packs come with 15 The Brothers' War cards that are optimized for the draft format, and are packaged in displays of 36 packs. Each pack come with at least one card of rarity Rare or higher, and Traditional Foil cards replace a common in 33% of these boosters.
The Brothers' War Set Booster Packs and Displays. These packs are listed as containing 12 Magic cards, an art card, and a token/ad card or a card from The List. Each pack also includes a combination of one to five card(s) of rarity Rare or higher and a Traditional Foil card. Each booster display comes with 30 booster packs, and 6 displays come in a case.
The Brothers' War Jumpstart Booster Packs and Displays. These packs contain 20 Magic cards that are based on one of five possible themes, and two Jumpstart packs can be shuffled together to make a deck. Each pack has two cards rare cards, including a card from a pool of Rares not found in the main set, and 2 Traditional Foil Land cards. Each display comes with 18 packs, and 6 displays come to a case.
The Brothers' War Bundle. The bundle includes 8 The Brothers' War Set Boosters, 20 foil basic lands, 20 non-foil basic lands, a foil alt-art promo card, a storage box, and a Spindown life counter. These bundles will ship in cases of 6.
The Brothers' War Commander Decks. These 100-card ready-to-play decks come in case configurations of 4 decks. The contents of each deck includes a foil-etched Display Commander, a two-card Collector Booster Sample Pack, 2 foil traditional cards, 98 additional non-foil Magic: The Gathering cards, 10 double-sided tokens, a life tracker, and a deck box. This product features 10 cards not found in the The Brothers' War main set.
The Brothers' War Prerelease Pack. Prerelease Packs are made specifically to use during prerelease events. The packs come with 6 The Brothers' War Draft Booster packs, a foil year-stamped rare or mythic rare, a Spindown die, and a deck box. Additionally, for this set, the Prerelease Packs have been split into two different faction boxes: 'Urza's Iron Alliance' and 'Mishra's Burnished Banner'.
For more information on future releases of Magic products, check out ICv2's 2022 calendar (see "‘Magic: The Gathering’ Release Calendar For 2022/2023").
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