Return to the plane where it all began for the first chapter of Magic: The Gathering’s new multi-set saga
Wizards of the Coast today released Dominaria United, the latest set for the world’s oldest and best trading card game, Magic: The Gathering (MTG). The first of a multi-set storyline taking place within Magic’s original plane, Dominaria, the new set foreshadows a climactic showdown of heroes and villains in a world on the brink of invasion. The set, coinciding with the launch of MTG’s 30th Anniversary celebration, contains 281 cards and releases on MTG Arena today and for tabletop on 9 September.
An apocalyptic threat stirs within Dominaria, and an ancient yet familiar enemy has at last revealed itself. Led by the Praetor Sheoldred, the Phyrexian army is hellbent on invasion after many years in the shadows. With the return of fan-favorite Planeswalkers Karn, Ajani Goldmane, Liliana Vess, and Jaya Ballard, Dominaria United see the beginning of an insidious invasion that threatens not just the destruction of Dominaria, but the entire Multiverse.
Significant not only for its world-defining story arc, Dominaria United also kicks off MTG’s 30th Anniversary celebrations. Starting from Dominaria United and continuing through to the next eight Standard set releases, Wizards Play Network (WPN) stores will receive 3-4 foil retro-frame promos showcasing classic cards from throughout MTG’s history. These can only be received by players who attend Prerelease events.
Dominaria United will also continue a fun way to experience Magic with the return of set integrated Jumpstart booster packs. Suited to both newcomers and veterans looking to play matches on the go, Jumpstart is an exciting method of quick deck building designed to get players casting spells from the moment they open their boosters. Each pack, showcasing 10 unique themes from Dominaria’s world, will contain 20 cards that can be combined with any second Jumpstart booster for a rapid, limited-lite format of play.
The celebrations don’t end there. A treat awaits players who score themselves Dominaria United’s collector boosters with Lost Legends: a throwback to Magic’s origins where cards pulled directly from the 1994 ‘Legends’ set can be opened. Over 240 cards of any rarity are up for grabs from Legends, from Elder Dragon Nicol Bolas to the classic Moat.
Magic’s original fantasy setting will additionally be showcased with stunning Stained Glass Full Art Lands, Legendary creatures, Planeswalkers, and frightful Phyrexian cards. Each will be available in foil and non-foil treatment within Set, Draft, and Collector Booster packs.
Dominaria United will be available as Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, Jumpstart Boosters, Commander decks, and Bundles.
Additionally, select Gong cha stores in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne will be running learn-to-play Magic events on 10 September, giving bubble tea fans a chance to get hands-on with the latest set! Please see details of the participating stores below (times TBC):
Brisbane Gong Cha Elizabeth St
Shop 5/140, Elizabeth St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Sydney (running event on 11 September as well) Gong Cha World Square
Kiosk 9.K5A World Square Shopping Centre, 644 George Street, Sydney 2000
Melbourne QV Building
Shop 30, QV Melbourne, Cnr Lonsdale Street &, Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000