Hour of Devastation

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Hour of Devastation
HOU set logo.png
Set symbol
Symbol description
Nicol Bolas' horns
Design team
Shawn Main (lead)
Ken Nagle
Jackie Lee
Jules Robins
Sam Stoddard
Mel Li
Mark Rosewater
Development team
Dave Humpherys (lead)
Bryan Hawley
Ian Duke
Eric Lauer
Jackie Lee
Ari Levitch
Kimberly J. Kreines
Tim Aten
Mons Johnson
Art Director
Release date
July 14, 2017
Themes and mechanics
Nicol Bolas, deserts
Keywords and/or ability words
Set size
Expansion code
Development codename
Amonkhet block sets
Amonkhet Hour of Devastation (none)
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas Hour of Devastation Commander 2017

Hour of Devastation is the 75th Magic expansion, and the second in the Amonkhet block. It will be released on July 14, 2017,[2] and is a small expansion.

Set details[edit | edit source]

Hour of Devastation contains 184 cards (presumably 70 commons, 60 uncommons, 42 rares, 12 mythic rares) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. The expansion symbol is the horns of Nicol Bolas.

While the previous set mostly was top-down design inspired by Egypt with some top-down Bolas, Hour of Devastation is mostly top-down Bolas with some top-down Egypt.[3][4] The desert theme of Amonkhet will be expanded.[5] Starting with Hour of Devastation R&D will pull back significantly on how often Gatewatch planeswalkers appear as cards.[6]

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Unleash your Endgame

The cards that represent the Story Spotlights in Hour of Devastation are: TBA

Marketing[edit | edit source]

Hour of Devastation is sold in 16-card boosters (one card being a marketing card), two planeswalker decks and the Hour of Devastation bundle. The boosters feature artwork from TBA.

Amonkhet Invocations[edit | edit source]

The Masterpiece Series for Amonkhet block are called Amonkhet Invocations. These are all premium foil cards with a special Amonkhet card frame and a separate expansion symbol (). Thus, they are not part of the sets. Amonkhet Invocations are all about the Amonkhet gods, their magic and their servants.[7] They include all new art, a card frame inspired by Egyptian steles without flavor text. They appear slightly more often than premium mythic rares. These cards are playable in limited and formats where they're already legal. 30 Invocation cards previouslly appeared with Amonkhet and 24 more cards appear in Hour of Devastation.

Main article: Amonkhet Invocations

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Promotional Cards[edit | edit source]

Tokens and emblems[edit | edit source]

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Preconstructed decks[edit | edit source]

Hour of Devastation will have two planeswalker decks:

Planeswalker deck name Colors included Planeswalker
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Unknown unknown
Unknown unknown

Notable cards[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Product information
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (2016-08-31.) “Announcement Day”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (April 3, 2017.) “Amonkhet Down to Business, Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater. (April 17, 2017.) “Amonkhet Down to Business, Part 3”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater. (April 10, 2017.) “Amonkhet Down to Business, Part 2”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater. (April 07, 2017.) "I get you want to push the Gatewatch but the same ones is a little tiring.", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  7. Mark Rosewater. (March 30, 2017.) "What is the theme of the Amonkhet Invocations supposed to be?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  8. Wizards of the Coast. (February 9, 2017.) “Amonkhet Release Notes”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.