Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

Magic: The Gathering’s subsequent set is barely a few months away, and it is poised to be a wild trip. The set is titled March of the Machine, following Phyrexia: All Will Be One within the story of the Phyrexians invading the whole Magic multiverse, promising to vary Magic without end. 

March of the Machine is an occasion set, representing the end result of the Phyrexian story arc that formally began with Dominaria United final fall, however will be traced all the way in which again to Vorinclex’s look in Kaldheim in early 2021. Just like Struggle of the Spark, the narrative of this set options planeswalkers preventing for the destiny of the multiverse — solely this time they’re joined by acquainted faces from all throughout the multiverse. 

This is every thing we learn about March of the Machine, together with previews of a few of the playing cards in the principle set and the varied commander units.

March of the Machine launch date

March of the Machine shall be launched in shops on April 21, with pre-release occasions taking place the week earlier than. The set shall be out there in MTG Area on April 18. 

March of the Machine spoilers

We have included a few of the first spoilers under, however spoiler season formally begins March 29, with the total card picture gallery out there on April 5. 

March of the Machine story

The Phyrexians are invading every thing. All planes throughout the multiverse are below siege, and a few of its most storied defenders have already been turned to the villains’ facet, with Ajani, Jace, Nissa, Tamiyo and others having been compleated by the Phyrexians. Nonetheless, there’s one hero whose sacrifice in All Will Be One wasn’t as ultimate because it appeared. 

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That is proper, Elspeth is coming again! In Magic’s lore, the Phyrexians took over her house world of Capenna and imprisoned and tortured her, just for her to flee and re-encounter them on Mirrodin, so it is becoming that Elspeth ought to play an necessary half on this interplanar battle towards them. The official March of the Machine story shall be launched on the Magic Story website from March 16 to 19, with a March of the Machine: Aftermath story coming Could 1. There will even be a March of the Machine: Aftermath micro-set, which shall be previewed Could 2 to three. Aftermath focuses on what comes subsequent for the characters and the multiverse.

We do not know precisely what the Phyrexian praetors shall be doing (other than invading the multiverse) in March of the Machine, however they appear to have particular plans in thoughts, as seen within the new (double-faced) Jin-Gitaxias card.

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March of the Machine mechanics

Wizards hasn’t spelled out the mechanics of the brand new set, however one factor we have seen in preview playing cards is pairs of characters from totally different planes teaming as much as struggle the Phyrexian invasion. What sorts of pairings are we speaking about? How about vampire cleric Mavren Fein driving the big dinosaur Ghalta into battle on Ixalan? Or the fundamental Multani and the frog spirit Yargle becoming a member of forces on Dominaria? There’s even a team-up between one in all Innistrad’s most noble protectors and its most iconic frog monster. (Frog theme confirmed?)

The bundle promo model of Ghalta and Mavren

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What in regards to the planeswalkers? 

The packaging for March of the Machine prominently options Chandra and Teferi, who weren’t on New Phyrexia when the opposite planeswalkers had been compleated. The artwork and taste textual content of Second of Fact additionally level to Elsepth’s return, and I can solely hope (and need and pray and beg) that the return entails a brand new planeswalker card for her.

Chandra’s borderless card variant

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March of the Machine Commander

There shall be 5 commander decks launched with March of the Machine, and so they’re bringing again an outdated, flavorful favourite recreation sort: Planechase. Planechase permits you to journey by means of Magic’s multiverse throughout your video games, touchdown on new places with distinctive results. Every new commander deck will include 5 new Planechase playing cards and 5 reprints. The names of the commander merchandise (and corresponding colour identities) are:

Name for Backup (crimson/inexperienced/white)Cavalry Cost (white/blue/black)Divine Convocation (blue/crimson/white)Rising Menace (white/black)Tinker Time (inexperienced/blue/crimson)
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Commander decks will include planechase playing cards that allow you to hop across the multiverse.

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Supplemental units and card remedies

March of the Machine comes with playing cards from a non-Customary-legal bonus sheet, much like Strixhaven’s mystical archive, or The Brothers’ Struggle’s retro artifacts. These playing cards are known as Multiverse Legends

March of the Machine additionally options numerous showcase card remedies from the varied planes it visits, corresponding to Dominaria’s stained-glass look, the Theros constellation remedies, and the equinox card body from Innistrad. Multiverse Legends playing cards shall be out there within the showcase card therapy from the characters’ house aircraft.

Slimefoot and Squee of their Multiverse Legends card.

Katilda and Lier of their Multiverse Legends card.

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Seems like even the gods of Theros aren’t resistant to compleation.

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You possibly can preorder March of the Machine out of your native recreation retailer or from Amazon forward of its April 21 launch.

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