Core 2019

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Core 2019
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Release date
July 13, 2018[1]
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Set size
269 cards
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Core sets
Magic Origins Core 2019 N/A
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Dominaria Core 2019 N/A

Core 2019 is the 18th Magic core set. It is the first core set to be reintroduced under the Three-and-One Model and will be released on July 13, 2018[3][1]

Set details[edit | edit source]

Core sets were discontinued after Magic Origins in 2015, but are reintroduced with Core 2019. The reintroduction makes it possible to move away from the Two-Block Paradigm, and create room to print three large standalone sets each year.[4] Like Magic 2010 to Magic Origins before, new core sets will contain a mix of new and reprinted cards. However, they will be primarily geared toward incoming players.[5] They also will have a stronger integration with the Welcome decks, Planeswalker decks and Deck Builder's Toolkit, allowing for an easier transition between the products.

Core 2019 contains 269 cards (presumably 20 basic land, 101 common, 80 uncommon, 53 rare, and 15 mythic rare) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Additional cards are found in the set's planeswalker decks.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

It is as yet unknown if the new core sets will have a storyline.

Marketing[edit | edit source]

Core 2019 is sold in 16-card boosters (one card being a marketing card), two planeswalker decks, the Core 2019 bundle and a Deck Builder's Toolkit.[6]

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Preconstructed decks[edit | edit source]

Core 2019 features two planeswalker decks:

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b Wizards of the Coast. (January 15, 2018.) “Core Set 2019 Release Date Changed”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Product information
  3. .Wizards of the Coast. (June 14, 2017.) “25th Anniversary Announcement Day 2017”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater. (September 20, 2017.) "So what made you guys bring back core sets?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  5. Mark Rosewater. (June 12, 2017.) “Metamorphosis 2.0”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Product information (WPN)