Guilds of Ravnica

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For a description of the seperate guilds of Ravnica, see Ravnican guild.
Guilds of Ravnica
GRN Logo.jpg
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A cityscape with five elements[citation needed]
Release date October 5, 2018
Plane Ravnica
Set size 259
Expansion code GRN[1]
Development codename Spaghetti
Non-block expansions
Dominaria Guilds of Ravnica Ravnica Allegiance
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Commander 2018 Guilds of Ravnica Spellslinger Starter Kit

Guilds of Ravnica is the 79th Magic expansion. It will be released on October 5, 2018.[2] Officially, it is not part of a block. However, it is part of a series of three that is set on the same world, unofficially called the Guilds of Ravnica block.[3]

Set details[edit | edit source]

Guilds of Ravnica contains 259 cards, and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. The name of the set is rather similar to the Ravnica: City of Guilds, but Wizards of the Coast doesn't perceive this as a problem.[4][5] The set features five of the bi-colored Ravnican guilds: Selesnya ({G}{W}), Boros ({R}{W}), Golgari ({B}{G}), Izzet ({U}{R}), and Dimir ({U}{B}). Watermarks are used to better identify the guilds.[6]

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Autumn on Ravnica
“  Stand With Your Guild  ”

The story gears up for the final showdown with Nicol Bolas. On Ravnica, whoever you are — soldier or scientist, merchant or spy — your guild is the core of your identity. It provides structure and greater purpose. Now, the time has come to defend it.

Marketing[edit | edit source]

Guilds of Ravnica is sold in 16-card boosters (one card being a marketing card), two planeswalker decks and the Guilds of Ravnica bundle.[7] Building off of how Theme Boosters for Dominaria performed, these 35-card booster packs with one rare or mythic rare card make another appearance. Of course, they are themed around the appropriate guilds and thus bi-colored.[8] The set is also accompanied by five special guild kits, preconstructed theme decks that combine cards from every Ravnica set released so far.

Prerelease[edit | edit source]

29-30 September 2018

Launch Weekend[edit | edit source]

Game Day[edit | edit source]

Promotional cards[edit | edit source]

Tokens / Emblem[edit | edit source]

Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]

Each guild features a unique mechanic. Mark Rosewater has indicated that flashback would be an ideal mechanic for the Golgari.[9] If this was a secret hint is yet to be determined.

Card types[edit | edit source]

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Mirrored pairs[edit | edit source]

Functional reprints[edit | edit source]

Card comparisons[edit | edit source]

Preconstructed decks[edit | edit source]

Guilds of Ravnica features two planeswalker decks:

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

Guilds of Ravnica features five Guild Kits:

Guild kit deck name Colors included
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Selesnya W G
Boros W R
Golgari B G
Izzet U R
Dimir U B

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Promotional Content