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The Magi are a group of card cycles featuring Human Wizards that reference other cards from Magic's history.[1] Each cycle of Magi copies a different type of card. So far there have been Magi cycles made for artifacts, lands, enchantments, and a fourth cycle that is being made for sorceries. The Magi cycles debuted in the Time Spiral block and were featured in all three sets of that block. Since then, a mega cycle has been made within the Commander series, releasing another card of the cycle each year.

Some of the referenced cards are featured on the Reserved List, and couldn't be reprinted in their own right.

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Artifact Magi Magus of the Disk
(Nevinyrral's Disk)
Magus of the Jar
(Memory Jar)
Magus of the Mirror
(Mirror Universe)
Magus of the Scroll
(Cursed Scroll)
Magus of the Candelabra
(Candelabra of Tawnos)
These Magi from Time Spiral were the first cycle to be released and feature Magi who have identical converted mana costs to the artifacts they mimic. They each have activated abilities.
Land Magi Magus of the Tabernacle
(The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale)
Magus of the Bazaar
(Bazaar of Baghdad)
Magus of the Coffers
(Cabal Coffers)
Magus of the Arena
Magus of the Library
(Library of Alexandria)
The Land Magi were featured in Planar Chaos.
Enchantment Magi Magus of the Moat
Magus of the Future
(Future Sight)
Magus of the Abyss
(The Abyss)
Magus of the Moon
(Blood Moon)
Magus of the Vineyard
(Eladamri's Vineyard)
The Enchantment Magi from Future Sight have no activated abilities, instead just having abilities exactly like the enchantments they mimic. They each have identical casting costs to the Enchantment they mimic.
Sorcery Magi Magus of the Balance
Commander 2018)
Magus of the Mind
(Mind's Desire,
Commander 2017)
Magus of the Will
(Yawgmoth's Will,
Commander 2016)
Magus of the Wheel
(Wheel of Fortune,
Commander 2015)
Unlike the other Magi cycles, the Sorcery Magi are being released over the course of many Commander sets, starting with Commander 2015 Although expected, the cycle didn't finish with Commander 2019,[2] but will finally be finished in Commander Legends.[3] While three Magi have their respective sorcery cost the in their activated ability cost, Mind's Desire works far too differently to replicate exactly and hence has its Magus' mana cost be the same.

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