Scars of Mirrodin block

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The Scars of Mirrodin block is the seventeenth Block in Magic history and consists of the large expansion Scars of Mirrodin () and the two small expansions Mirrodin Besieged () and New Phyrexia (). [1] [2]

Keywords/ability words introduced within this block: Metalcraft, Infect (and poison counters), Proliferate, Battle cry, Living weapon.

Keywords reused from the past: Imprint

The block came out over 2010–2011 and saw a return to the plane of Mirrodin, previously introduced by the set of the same name and the subsequent block. [3] [4] [5]

Sets[edit | edit source]

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Watermarks[edit | edit source]

The watermarks

The block describes the conflict between two major factions - one being Mirrodin, and the other being the invading forces of Phyrexia. Cards aligned with these two factions are watermarked.[6] The ratio of Phyrexian to Mirran cards significantly changes in favor of Phyrexia with the procession of the sets.[7][8][9]

Theme decks[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater. (April 04, 2011.) “The Untold Story (Well, Until Today)”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (June 24, 2013.) “Modern Tales, Part 2”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Doug Beyer. (September 01, 2010.) “Moreover: Doing Sequels Right”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Doug Beyer. (September 22, 2010.) “The Terms of Engagement”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Doug Beyer. (September 29, 2010.) “Rotation Season”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Wizards of the Coast. (May 04, 2011.) “New Phyrexia Frequently Asked Questions”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Mark Rosewater. (May 2, 2011.) “Touch of Evil”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Mark Rosewater. (November 15, 2018.) "What are the 6 criteria for something to get a Phyrexian watermark?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  9. Mark Rosewater. (November 15, 2018.) "Looking at the whole scars block, it looks like there are a few cards that have a phyrexian watermark without meeting any of the criteria.", Blogatog, Tumblr.