Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
|This article documents an upcoming release.|
|Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths|
|Symbol description||A monstrous eye|
|Design||Mark Rosewater (lead)|
|Release date||April 24, 2020|
|Magic: The Gathering chronology|
Set details[edit | edit source]
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is noted to be about "building your own monsters" and will feature a new mechanic to represent this. The set is mostly designed bottom-up, but there are also some top-down individual card designs.
Storyline[edit | edit source]
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths will feature an e-book.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is sold in regular 16-card Draft Boosters (one card being a marketing card), mono-colored Theme Boosters, Collector Boosters, the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths bundle and five Commander decks.
Events[edit | edit source]
- Tabletop Prerelease: April 17-19, 2020.
- Commander Nights: April 27–June 18. A weekly Commander league with rotating rules and achievement-based prizes.
Promotional cards[edit | edit source]
- Box topper: TBA
Tokens/emblems/markers[edit | edit source]
Preconstructed decks[edit | edit source]
Planeswalker decks are discontinued for expansions. For this set, they are replaced by five Commander decks (Ikoria Commander). This is essentially Commander 2020 aligning with Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. The 71 new cards in the decks are set on the world of Ikoria, but the reprints can be from anywhere. There are a handful of cards from the main Ikoria set in these decks in the reprint slots, but the number is fairly small. The cards are only legal in Eternal formats like Legacy, Vintage, and Pauper. They have their own expansion symbol and set code (C20) to set them apart.
References[edit | edit source]
- Magic Announcement Stream (Video). Magic: the Gathering. YouTube (September 4, 2019).
- Wizards Europe (October 11, 2019). "We're happy to announce the release dates for two upcoming sets in 2020!". Twitter.
- Mark Rosewater (September 04, 2019). "I missed the announcement of the sets for next year.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (September 04, 2019). "Can I get a maybe on Host/Augment being in Ikoria?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (October 12, 2019). "Is Ikoria more of a top-down world or a bottom-up one?.". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (January 27, 2020e). "Odds & Ends: Theros Beyond Death". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- WPN. "Product info". Wizards Play Network.
- Weekly MTG: Jumpstart!. Twitch.tv/magic (February 20, 2020).
- WPN (January 20, 2020). "Scheduling Opens Next Week: Commander Nights". Wizards Play Network.
- Jeffrey Dohm-Sanchez (November 25, 2019). "DETAILS REVEALED FOR 'MAGIC: THE GATHERING' 'IKORIA: LAIR OF BEHEMOTHS' PRODUCT LINE". ICv2.com.
- Caranthir (September 10, 2019). "Are Planeswalker Decks being discontinued? (Comment #11)". MTG Salvation.
- Gavin Verhey (October 30, 2019). "Big Things Are Coming for Commander in 2020". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.