|This article documents an upcoming release.|
|A Compass Rose|
|Mark Rosewater (co-lead) |
Ken Nagle (co-lead)
|Erik Lauer (co-lead)|
Sam Stoddard (co-lead)
|September 29, 2017|
Themes and mechanics
|Vehicles, Treasure tokens|
Keywords and/or ability words
|Explore, Tough, Raid, Crew|
|Ixalan block sets|
|Ixalan||Rivals of Ixalan||(none)|
|Magic: The Gathering chronology|
|Commander 2017||Ixalan||Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins|
Set details[edit | edit source]
Ixalan contains 279 cards (15 more than Kaladesh and 10 more than Amonkhet) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. A complete Ixalan rare foil print sheet was leaked three months before prerelease.
Storyline[edit | edit source]
|“||Brave the Unknown||”|
Unfurl your sails, saddle up a dinosaur, and battle your rivals as you embark on a journey to claim the plane’s greatest fortune for yourself! For centuries, the untamed jungles of Ixalan have hidden a coveted secret: Orazca, the city of gold. But no secret can remain undiscovered, and no treasure can be taken uncontested.
Vraska is a pirate on the high seas, and feathered dinosaurs roam the verdant jungles.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
As part of the preview season, Wizards of the Coast distributesd trackable game pieces to stores, fans, volunteers, and some well-known community folk. As game pieces travel, the distances they travel will influenced the release of preview cards and could actually influence how the story of Ixalan plays out.
Events[edit | edit source]
- Prerelease Events take place on September 23, 2017
- Magic Online Launch: September 25, 2017
Promotional Cards[edit | edit source]
- Magic Open House: Full-art TBA
- Prerelease: a stamped card that can be any rare or mythic rare from the set.
- Launch promo: TBA
- Standard Showdown: foil basic land with art by Rebecca Guay.
- Store Championship: full-art foil TBA
- Buy-a-Box: TBA
Tokens and emblems[edit | edit source]
Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]
There are at least two new named mechanics:
- Explore — Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back on top or into your graveyard.
- Tough — Whenever a creature with this ability word is dealt damage, it has some consequences.
Card types[edit | edit source]
Cycles[edit | edit source]
- Allied color check lands: Each of these rare dual lands comes into play tapped unless you control a land of one of the appropriate types — Glacial Fortress, Drowned Catacomb, Dragonskull Summit, Rootbound Crag and Sunpetal Grove.
Mirrored pairs[edit | edit source]
Reprinted cards[edit | edit source]
Functional Reprints[edit | edit source]
Card comparisons[edit | edit source]
Preconstructed decks[edit | edit source]
Ixalan will have two planeswalker decks:
|Planeswalker deck name||Colors included||Planeswalker|
Notable cards[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Product information
- Mark Rosewater. (April 23, 2017.) "How should we pronounce Ixalan?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater. (July 07, 2017.) "Why does everyone at WotC mispronounce Ixalan?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater. (July 18, 2017.) "Please, pronounce Ixalan the way the culture it's derived from would pronounce it.", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater. (July 19, 2017.) "On phonemes and pronunciation", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- Hélène Bergeot. (April 18, 2017.) “Ixalan, Worlds, Pro Tour, Nationals, and RPTQs”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Uhh I think wizards has a problem on their hand (Ixalan)
- Wizards of the Coast. (June 14, 2017.) “25th Anniversary Announcement Day”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Blake Rasmussen. (August 14, 2017.) “Exploring Ixalan by Exploring Our World”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Ixalan Product information for retailers
- Mark Rosewater. (2017 June 12.) “Metamorphosis 2.0”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Chris Tulach. (July 16, 2017.) “In-Store Play Evolves”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.