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Double Masters
 
 
Double Masters
Double masters logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Symmetrical coat of arms with the colorless mana symbol in the center
Design Bryan Hawley (lead)
Reggie Valk
Adam Prosak
Jadine Klomparens
Max McCall
Michael Hinderaker
Development Same as design
Release date August 7, 2020
Plane Various
Themes and
mechanics
Doubling, artifacts
Set size 332 cards
(91 commons, 80 uncommons, 121 rares, 40 mythic rares)
+40 box topper
+10 full-art basic lands
+2 promos
Expansion code 2XM[1]
Physical Masters series
Ultimate Masters Double Masters N/A
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Jumpstart Double Masters Amonkhet Remastered

Double Masters is a booster-based compilation set that wil be released on August 7, 2020 in paper, and released on August 6 for Magic Online. It is designed to be drafted.[2][3]

Set details[edit | edit source]

“  Two Rares. Two Foils. Too Powerful  ”

Double Masters contains 332 cards (91 commons, 80 uncommons, 121 rares, 40 mythic rares)[4] and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Box toppers are numbered #333-372, VIP Edition full-art basic lands are #373-382, and the prerelease promos Wrath of God and Chord of Calling are #383 and #384. Every booster box of Double Masters contains 24 booster packs, each with fifteen randomly inserted game cards. The set is unusual in the fact that it features two Rare or Mythic cards in each pack. It also features two premium foil cards in each pack in place of one.[2][3]

Marketing[edit | edit source]

Double Masters is sold in Draft Boosters only. It will be available in English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese. The set has no MSRP, but the Magic store of Amazon.com set the price at $16.30 per booster pack. The boosters feature artwork from Breya, Etherium Shaper, Dark Confidant, and Wurmcoil Engine.

Box Toppers[edit | edit source]

Each booster box includes two random showcase borderless non-foil box toppers, each being available as regular card in the set, too. There is a total of 40 box toppers. The box toppers are numbered #333 to #372.

VIP Edition[edit | edit source]

Double Masters VIP Edition

For this set, a so-called VIP Edition replaces the Collector Boosters. Each package of 35 cards contains:[5][6]

  • 2 foil showcase borderless cards (only found in VIP edition)
    • These borderless cards will be two from a selection of 40, 32 of which are rare/mythic rare and 8 of which are uncommon/common.
    • Cards with a rare expansion symbol appear twice as frequently as those with a mythic rare expansion symbol.
  • 2 foil rares or mythics
  • 8 foil uncommons
  • 9 foil commons
  • 10 full-art basic lands (only found in VIP edition; numbered #373 to #382)
  • 2 foil full-art basic lands (only found in VIP edition, 2 randomly selected from among the 10 options)
  • 2 foil double-sided tokens (only found in VIP edition)

VIP Edition is available in English and Japanese only.[6] The full-art lands are reprints of the Battle for Zendikar by Noah Bradley, and the Unhinged set by John Avon. These lands were chosen long before Wizards of the Coast learned that Bradley had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with members of the Magic and artist community. Therefore, they were not able to replace the lands in time.[6]

The VIP Edition is sold on Amazon for $102.60.[7]

Events[edit | edit source]

  • Launch party: August 7–9.
    • For this event only, a special Draft rule is in place: players must take two cards for their first pick each pack.

Promos[edit | edit source]

Token cards[edit | edit source]

Double Masters contains thirty-one tokens.[9]

  1. {C} 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn creature, for Awakening Zone and Kozilek's Predator.
  2. {C} 1/1 Shapeshifter creature with changeling, for Crib Swap.
  3. {W} 4/4 Angel creature with flying, for Geist of Saint Traft.
  4. {W} 2/2 Cat creature, for Kemba, Kha Regent.
  5. {W} 1/1 Human Soldier creature, for Strength of Arms and Ulvenwald Mysteries.
  6. {W} 1/1 Soldier creature, for Ancestral Blade.
  7. {U} 2/1 Myr artifact creature, for Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer.
  8. {U} 1/1 Thopter artifact creature with flying, for Breya, Etherium Shaper and Thopter Foundry.
  9. {B} 5/5 Demon creature with flying, for Skirsdag High Priest.
  10. {B} 0/0 Germ creature, for Batterskull, Flayer Husk, Sickle Slicer and Skinwing.
  11. {B} Marit Lage, a legendary 20/20 Avatar creature with flying and indestructible, for Dark Depths.
  12. {G} 3/3 Ape creature, for Pongify.
  13. {G} 3/3 Beast creature, for Thragtusk.
  14. {G} 3/3 Elephant creature, for Terastodon.
  15. {G} */* Ooze creature, for Gelatinous Genesis.
  16. {G} 0/1 Plant creature, for Avenger of Zendikar.
  17. {G} 1/1 Saproling creature, for Selesnya Guildmage.
  18. {G} 1/1 Squirrel creature, for Chatter of the Squirrel.
  19. {G} 2/2 Wolf creature for Sword of Body and Mind.
  20. {G/W} */* Elemental creature with "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control," for Voice of Resurgence.
  21. {G/W} 1/1 Elf Warrior creature, for Rhys the Redeemed.
  22. {C} Clue artifact, for Magnifying Glass, Thraben Inspector and Ulvenwald Mysteries.
  23. {C} 3/3 Golem artifact creature, for Blade Splicer and Master Splicer.
  24. {C} 1/1 Myr artifact creature, for Myr Battlesphere and Myrsmith.
  25. {C} 1/1 Servo artifact creature, for Accomplished Automaton, Glint-Sleeve Artisan, Hidden Stockpile and Iron League Steed.
  26. {C} 1/1 Thopter artifact creature with flying, for Thopter Engineer.
  27. {C} Treasure artifact, for Dire Fleet Hoarder, Gleaming Barrier, Heartless Pillage and Rapacious Dragon.
  28. {C} Tuktuk the Returned, a legendary 5/5 Goblin Golem artifact creature, for Tuktuk the Explorer.
  29. {C} 3/3 Wurm artifact creature with deathtouch, for Wurmcoil Engine.
  30. {C} 3/3 Wurm artifact creature with lifelink, for Wurmcoil Engine.
  31. Copy, for Cogwork Assembler, Heat Shimmer, Progenitor Mimic, Riku of Two Reflections and The Scarab God.

Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]

R&D has doubled everything about Double Masters. Double the rare slots, double the box toppers, double the first-picks in Draft. Several cards also have doubling mechanics, including the copying of spells and permanents.[10]

Based on the the design of an unreleased Artifact Masters, the set also heavily focuses on artifacts.[4][11]

Double Masters features the following limited archetypes:

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Double Masters booster pack with mass market sleeve

Double Masters has four cycles.

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Reflections Boon Reflection Thought Reflection Wound Reflection Rage Reflection Mana Reflection
A rare cycle of enchantments doubling some aspects of the game. First printed in Shadowmoor, all with new art.
Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Mirran Swords Sword of Light and Shadow Sword of Fire and Ice Sword of Feast and Famine Sword of War and Peace Sword of Body and Mind
A mythic rare mega-mega cycle of Equipment, originally printed in the Mirrodin and Scars of Mirrodin blocks.

Dual cycles[edit | edit source]

Cycle name {W}{U} {U}{B} {B}{R} {R}{G} {G}{W} {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Filter lands Mystic Gate Sunken Ruins Graven Cairns Fire-Lit Thicket Wooded Bastion Fetid Heath Cascade Bluffs Twilight Mire Rugged Prairie Flooded Grove
Ten two-colored rare filter lands, originally printed in Shadowmoor and Eventide.
Rare draft signposts Hanna, Ship's Navigator Baleful Strix Falkenrath Aristocrat Savageborn Hydra Rhys the Redeemed Merciless Eviction Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer Maelstrom Pulse Sunforger Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle
Meddling Mage Time Sieve Fulminator Mage Vexing Shusher Voice of Resurgence Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest Swiftblade Vindicator Progenitor Mimic
Two cycles of ten two-colored rare spells, that loosely represent the draft archetypes.[4]
Uncommon draft signposts Glassdust Hulk Sphinx Summoner Unlicensed Disintegration Ghor-Clan Rampager Selesnya Guildmage Hidden Stockpile Izzet Charm Deathreap Ritual Weapons Trainer Yavimaya's Embrace
Ten two-colored uncommon spells, that loosely represent the draft archetypes.

Changes in rarity[edit | edit source]

Mythic rare to rare[edit | edit source]

Rare to mythic rare[edit | edit source]

Rare to uncommon[edit | edit source]

Uncommon to rare[edit | edit source]

Uncommon to common[edit | edit source]

The following are all new to Pauper:

Common to uncommon[edit | edit source]

Box toppers[edit | edit source]

Similar to the extended-art Cultivate in Core Set 2021, eight of the box toppers are printed with rare set symbols, while their regular counterparts are common or uncommon.[12]

Notable cards[edit | edit source]

Cards with new art[edit | edit source]

Urzatron panorama[edit | edit source]

The alternate-art Urzatron lands and Karn form a panorama which contains references to early magic cards Strip Mine, Defense Grid, Extruder, Urza's Factory, and Mana Matrix.[14]

2XM Urzatron panorama.jpg

First time foil[edit | edit source]

First time non-foil[edit | edit source]

Some Commander cards are released for the first time without a foil treatment.[15]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Printed on the card frame.
  2. a b Wizards of the Coast (May 21, 2020). "Announcing Double Masters". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Wizards of the Coast (May 21, 2020). "Also Announcing Double Masters". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. a b c Mark Rosewater (July 20, 2020). "Double Deal". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. WPN (May, 2020). "Double masters Product Information". Wizards Play Network.
  6. a b c d Mike Turian (July 17, 2020). "Introducing Double Masters VIP Edition". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Amazon
  8. Steve Sunu (July 22, 2020). "Three Small Words, One Great Effect". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Kendall Pepple (July 29, 2020). "The Tokens of Double Masters". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Eli Shiffrin (July 31, 2020). "Double Masters Release Notes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Blake Rasmussen (July 24, 2020). "Savaging Your 2XM Draft". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Magic: The Gathering (July 20, 2020). "In publishing the contents of the VIP edition, we erred when describing the contents of the 2 foil borderless cards found only in the VIP edition.". Twitter.
  13. Mike Turian (July 20, 2020). "Jace, the Best of All". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  14. Tukaram (July 21, 2020). "Mark Tedin's panorama contains more "cards references" than the obvious". Twitter.
  15. Double Masters (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (April 9, 2020).