Modern Masters 2017

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Modern Masters 2017
MM3 logo.png
 
Set symbol
Design team
Sam Stoddard (lead)
Bryan Hawley
Gavin Verhey
Development team
Adam Prosak (lead)
Bryan Hawley
Yoni Skolnik
Erik Lauer (advisor)
Art Director
Release date
March 17, 2017
Themes and mechanics
Flickering, Tokens, Traps, Graveyard matters, Sacrifice
Keywords and/or ability words
Bloodrush, Conspire, Flashback, Miracle, Overload, Populate, Soulbond, Unearth
Set size
249 cards
(101 commons, 80 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares)
Expansion code
MM3[1]
Physical Masters sets
Eternal Masters Modern Masters 2017 N/A
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Aether Revolt Modern Masters 2017 Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might

Modern Masters 2017, officially styled as Modern Masters 2017 Edition, is the third set in the Modern Masters series. It is a booster-based compilation set containing cards legal in, and intended for, the Modern format. It was released on March 17, 2017.[2][3]

Set details[edit | edit source]

The Magic logo without The Gathering

Modern Masters 2017 is a 249 card set consisting of reprints of cards originally printed between Eighth Edition and Magic 2014, including trips through Innistrad and Return to Ravnica. Modern Masters 2017 is exclusively booster-based, thus no satellite products such as preconstructed theme decks are branded with the set. Each booster contains 15 playable cards: 10 commons, 3 uncommons and one rare or mythic rare, and one foil card of any rarity replacing the usual basic land. The 16-card boosters (the sixteenth card is a marketing card) feature artwork from Domri Rade, Griselbrand and Stoic Angel.[4] Like Modern Masters 2015 and Eternal Masters before, the MSRP of one booster is set to $9.99. Due to the higher MSRP booster displays only contain 24 packs, which is also the number required for a regular draft (three boosters for each of eight players), as the set was designed specifically for draft. A number of cards may change rarity to create a better drafting environment.

Marketing[edit | edit source]

The set is be printed in English, Japanese, and Chinese Simplified. The packaging material features the word Magic, without : The Gathering, a first in Magic history. According to Mark Rosewater, it is something WotC is experimenting with on supplemental products.[5]

Magic Online[edit | edit source]

Modern Masters 2017 released on Magic Online on March 23, 2017.

Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]

Modern Masters 2017 features the following limited archetypes:[6][7]

Changes in rarity[edit | edit source]

Common to Uncommon

Uncommon to Common

Rare to Common

Rare to Uncommon

Rare to Mythic

Mythic to Rare

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Modern Masters 2017 has 6 cycles, two of which are double cycles:

Token cards[edit | edit source]

The set comes with 20 tokens and one emblem.[8]

  1. {W} 4/4 Angel with Flying for Entreat the Angels and Urbis Protector
  2. {W} 1/1 Bird with Flying for Eyes in the Skies
  3. {W} 1/1 Soldier (new art by Magali Villeneuve) for Attended Knight
  4. {W} 1/1 Spirit with Flying for Lingering Souls
  5. {B} 2/4 Spider with Reach for Penumbra Spider
  6. {B} 2/2 Zombie for Grixis Slavedriver
  7. {R} 4/4 Dragon with Flying for Broodmate Dragon
  8. {R} 1/1 Goblin for Dragon Fodder, Goblin Assault and Kathari Bomber
  9. {G} 3/3 Beast for Thragtusk
  10. {G} 4/4 Beast for Baloth Cage Trap
  11. {G} 3/3 Centaur for Call of the Conclave
  12. {G} 3/3 Elephant for Call of the Herd
  13. {G} */* Ooze for Slime Molding and Mystic Genesis
  14. {G} 1/1 Saproling for Fists of Ironwood, Golgari Germination and Sprouting Thrinax
  15. {G} 5/5 Wurm with Trample for Advent of the Wurm
  16. {G/W} */* Elemental for Voice of Resurgence
  17. {R/G} 4/4 Giant Warrior with Haste for Giantbaiting
  18. {R/G} 1/1 Goblin Warrior for Wort, the Raidmother
  19. {R/W} 1/1 Soldier for Sunhome Guildmage
  20. {C} 3/3 Golem for Blade Splicer, Master Splicer, Sensor Splicer, Wing Splicer and Vital Splicer
  21. Emblem for Domri Rade

Notable cards[edit | edit source]

Cards with new art[edit | edit source]

Cards with new flavor text[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. Wizards of the Coast. (March 3, 2017.) “Modern Masters 2017 Edition Release Notes”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Blake Rasmussen. (February 20, 2017.) “Modern Masters 2017 Edition and Amonkhet Packaging”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater. (March 25, 2017.) "Is there a reason MM3 only says "Magic" instead of "Magic the Gathering" on all the packaging?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  6. a b Adam Prosak. (February 27, 2017.) “Took us long enough”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Sam Stoddard. (March 3, 2017.) “Designing Modern Masters 2017”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Blake Rasmussen. (March 7, 2017.) “The March 7, 2017 Update”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Mark Rosewater. (February 28, 2017.) "Care to explain the snapcaster rarityshift?", Blogatog, Tumblr.