Wizards of the Coast, publisher of Magic: The Gathering is on a roll in collaborating with franchises that branches slightly out of their wheelhouse. From Walking Dead, Godzilla, Stranger Things and even Fortnite it looks like they want to aim on getting the attention of every major fanbase imaginable… Including the latest hotness that is Arcane: League of Legends.
Here’s their official tweet:
— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) November 17, 2021
From Wizards of the Coast:
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Riot Games on two Secret Lair drops to celebrate the launch of the League of Legends animated series, Arcane,” said Chris Cocks, president of Wizards of the Coast. “Bringing fan-favorite brands into the Magic Multiverse is an exciting way for us to bring Magic to life in bold new ways for lifelong fans and first-time players.”
“In RiotX Arcane, we looked for ways to bring the fandom of Arcane beyond the digital screen and into something you could hold in your hands,” said Brandon Miao, cross-product experiences and partnerships lead, Riot experience (XP) at Riot Games. “This was an amazing opportunity to collaborate with Secret Lair as we’re huge fans of Magic and admire the long-standing, deep relationship Wizards of the Coast has established with their fanbase.”
What’s amazing this time around is that they listened to the fans and repurposed old cards giving them new names, rather than making unique cards that are exclusive to the Secret Lair brand. As expected, these cards are based on scenes and aesthetics from the hit series Arcane: League of Legends that is streaming now on Netflix.
Have a look at some of the cards that were teased. Might have some slight spoilers if you haven’t watched the show yet (Courtesy: Gamespot).
A Staple removal for white along with Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile makes a return and it features Jayce Talis with flavor text from Cassandra Kiramman.
An amazing counterspell for Izzet (red-blue) players. A bit hard to cast but when successful can definitely ruin the plans of any opponent who just tapped out and cast an Ultimatum spell. Oh, and this spell can’t be countered.
One of the show’s driving forces story-wise is represented here as a mana-rock that generates 3 colorless mana. The Hexcore (Thran Dynamo) is for sure a staple in decks that need some huge ramping.
Though they haven’t revealed every card yet, Unstable Harmonics will probably be one of the most sought-after cards from the collection. Its original print – Rhystic Study is a commander (EDH) format staple that potentially draws you cards outside your turn. And, as we all know, drawing cards is the best part of Magic: The Gathering.
Getting these cards is very simple, you just need to visit Magic: The Gathering’s Secret Lair website when they launch the product between November 29-December 23. For those who want their cardboard a bit blingy, it would delight you to know that they will be having all the cards in foil version as well.
Arcane: League of Legends is now streaming on Netflix.