- 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. The reintroduction made it possible to move away from the Two-Block Paradigm, and create room to print three large standalone sets each year.
Like Magic 2010 to Magic Origins before, this core set contains a mix of new and reprinted cards. However, it is primarily geared toward incoming players. The set 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. 34 additional cards are found in the set's welcome decks and planeswalker decks. These are numbered #281/280 to #314/280. An unique Buy-a-Box promotional card numbered #306/280 is also considered to be part of the set.
Core Set 2019 features a story arc. The story by Kate Elliott focuses on the origins of the conflict between Nicol Bolas and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. Portions of the story take place on Tarkir and feature Yasova Dragonclaw and the Elder Dragons.