Core Set 2019

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Core Set 2019
M19 logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description "M19"
Release date July 13, 2018[1]
Set size 280 cards
Expansion code M19[2]
Development codename Salad
Core sets
Magic Origins Core Set 2019 N/A
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling Core Set 2019 Commander 2018

Core Set 2019, also known as 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 Set 2019 Booster box.png

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] Thus, the codename Salad was transferred from the small set in the proposed Dominaria block, to this core set.[5][6] 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.[7] 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. The expansion symbol of the set, picks up the design earlier used for Magic 2010 to Magic 2015.[8]

Core Set 2019 contains 280 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.

More than 30 white, blue and red commons were accidently packaged in Dominaria boosters, and found two months before release.[9][10]

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Core Set 2019 features a story arc.[11]

Marketing[edit | edit source]

Core Set 2019 is sold in 16-card boosters (one card being a marketing card), five planeswalker decks, the Core 2019 bundle and a Deck Builder's Toolkit.[12]

Events[edit | edit source]

Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Reprints[edit | edit source]

Functional reprints[edit | edit source]

Card comparisons[edit | edit source]

Preconstructed decks[edit | edit source]

Core 2019 features five planeswalker decks, that come with only one booster.[13][11] These have been designed to better integrate with Welcome Decks.

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

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