Wizards of the Coast will be launching Phyrexia: All Will Be One, the latest set in Magic: The Gathering which includes cards with artwork by Junji Ito.
The third installment to the four-part Phyrexian storyline, Phyrexia: All Will Be One will see players experience the beauty and horror of the Phyrexians, Magic’s oldest, most memorable villains, and pursue their plans to take over the multiverse. The set contains 271 cards and is available to play on the tabletop from 10 February onwards.
Return of The Phyrexians
“For thousands of years, Phyrexians have sought to dominate other worlds by propagating their viral gift and turning every living thing into a biomechanical horror. Magic’s heroic Planeswalkers have always succeeded in stopping these invasions… until now! Phyrexia’s leader, The Mother of Machines Elesh Norn has developed a way to infiltrate the entire Multiverse, including the corruption of some of Magic’s most iconic and heroic characters”.
Both the Jumpstart and Commander product lines return for Phyrexia: All Will Be One with two Commander decks (one Phyrexian-themed and one themed after the heroic resistance against Phyrexia) and 10 new Jumpstart booster themes being introduced.
Phyrexia: All Will Be One focuses heavily on showcasing the horror of the Phyrexians and the set’s mechanics reflect that. Two new Phyrexian-themed mechanics are Corrupted, which rewards players who have opponents with three or more poison counters, and Oil Counters which show the spread of Phyrexia throughout the planes of the Multiverse. Fan favorite mechanic Proliferate returns with heavy synergy with both sets’ new mechanics.
Lastly, Poison Counters also make their return via the Toxic mechanic as a way for players to kill their opponents even faster than usual as they turn them to the side of Phyrexia.
Junji Ito and Japanese Horror
To capture the horror of the Phyrexians, the set features several different showcase treatments, all inspired by Japanese body horror. To start with, The Phyrexian leader Elesh Norn will receive her own special art treatment with a new Magic the Gathering card illustrated by popular Japanese manga artist Junji-Ito.
Altogether, 40 hand-selected cards feature Ichor showcase art, while the 10 Planeswalkers of the set are given a borderless manga-art treatment. 10 full-art basic lands convey the horror of the Phyrexians too with five infected mana symbol full art lands and five panorama full art lands.
Prerelease events will be held from 3 February onwards to celebrate the expansion set’s launch, at WPN stores. The first series to be held in 2023, Prerelease games are a fun way for players, including new ones, to get acquainted with the set. It is the very first chance for players to play with cards from the brand-new set and crack open some packs with their friends. Players can check directly with the WPN stores for more details.
The 30th-anniversary celebrations continue for Magic with four more unique promo cards released in WPN stores to celebrate alongside the launch of Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
Phyrexia: All Will Be One will be available as Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, Jumpstart Boosters, Commander decks, Bundles, and a special Compleat Bundle edition.
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