Ultimate Masters

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Ultimate Masters
UMA logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Infinity symbol made of two skulls
Release date December 7, 2018
Themes and
mechanics
Graveyard matters
Set size 254
Expansion code UMA[1]
Physical Masters series
Masters 25 Ultimate Masters N/A
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Game Night Ultimate Masters Ravnica Allegiance

Ultimate Masters is a booster-based compilation set that was released on December 7, 2018.[2] It was said to be the last Masters series set "for the foreseeable future".[3][4] It is designed to be drafted and is meant to be the conclusive celebration of twenty-five years of Magic: The Gathering.

Set details[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Masters expansion symbol, close up, with two skulls
Ultimate Masters booster pack
Ultimate Masters product range

Ultimate Masters contains 254 cards (101 common, 80 uncommon, 53 rare, and 20 mythic rare) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. The product contains cards from across Magic's entire history with some of Magic's most popular cards. Every booster box of Ultimate Masters contains 24 booster packs—each with fifteen randomly inserted game cards, including one premium foil card in every pack. The sixteen-card boosters (the sixteenth card is a marketing card) feature artwork from Liliana of the Veil, Karn Liberated, and Vengevine. The set will be released in English and Japanese.

Boxes of Ultimate Masters are only available through local games stores, while big-box stores like Walmart and Target have three-pack blister packs (Draft Packs). Ultimate Masters has an MSRP higher than previous Masters products. The MSRP is $13.99 per booster pack, $335.76 per booster box, and $34.99 per blister pack. WotC said that "supplies will be limited", implying that the print run for Ultimate Masters likely was small.

Ultimate Box Topper[edit | edit source]

Each booster box comes with a random semi-borderless foil box topper, each being available as regular card in the set, too.[5] There is a total of 40 box toppers.

Magic Online[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Masters releases on Magic Online on December 7, 2018, the same day as the paper set. Box toppers are distributed by Treasure Chests.

Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Masters has fourteen returning keywords.[2] On the deck box, it is promoted as graveyard-themed set. Every color in this set has multiple cards that care about the graveyard in some way, providing resources for delve, flashback, and dredge in blue, black, and green.[6] White and red see the return of the heroic mechanic from Theros. In addition, white has a heavy Aura subtheme, and madness is prevalent in red.

Changes in rarity[edit | edit source]

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Cycles[edit | edit source]

Token cards[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Masters has sixteen tokens.[7]

  1. {W} 1/1 Citizen creature, for Icatian Crier.
  2. {W} 1/1 Spirit creature with flying, for Spirit Cairn.
  3. {U} 2/2 Drake creature with flying, for Talrand, Sky Summoner.
  4. {U} 2/2 Homunculus creature, for Stitcher's Apprentice.
  5. {B} 1/1 Faerie Rogue creature with flying, for Bitterblossom.
  6. {B} 20/20 Legendary Avatar creature with flying and indestructible named Marit Lage, for Dark Depths.
  7. {B} 6/6 Wurm creature with trample, for Penumbra Wurm.
  8. {B} 2/2 Zombie creature, for Bridge from Below, Ghoulcaller's Accomplice, Moan of the Unhallowed, and Rise from the Tides.
  9. {R} 1/1 Elemental creature, for Molten Birth.
  10. {R} 1/1 Elemental creature, for Young Pyromancer.
  11. {R} 1/1 Soldier creature with haste, for Akroan Crusader.
  12. {R} 3/1 Elemental creature named Spark Elemental, with trample, haste, and "At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Spark Elemental", for Sparkspitter.
  13. {G} 4/4 Elemental creature, for Walker of the Grove.
  14. {G} X/X Ooze creature, for Miming Slime.
  15. {G} 1/2 Spider creature with reach, for Spider Spawning.
  16. {W/B} 1/1 Spirit creature with flying, for Beckon Apparition.

Notable cards[edit | edit source]

Cards with new art[edit | edit source]

Cards with new flavor text[edit | edit source]

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