Eldrazi Titans, Free Spells, Commander Cards And More Previewed In Modern Horizons 3 Debut Video

Check out the new cards, reprints, and booster fun treatments coming in MH3

Flare of Cultivation
Flare of Cultivation, illustrated by Billy Christian

Modern Horizons 3 preview season officially kicked off today with the debut video from the Magic: The Gathering YouTube channel and the Weekly MTG preview stream.

The debut video covered all the major beats from the set, ranging from the Eldrazi titans, the next cycle of free spells, the new flip planeswalkers, new-to-Modern reprints, cards from the Commander decks, and more.

Feast your eyes on the new cards for the Eldrazi titans: Emrakul, Ulamog, and Kozilek.

The Eldrazi titans also appear in special serialized concept treatments (250 of each), only available in Collector Boosters.

The cycle of free spells in Modern Horizons 3 is a set of Flares — instants that can be played for free if you sacrifice a nontoken creature of the color of the card.

Other Booster Fun treatments include the borderless frame break cards seen below on White Orchid Phantom, Psychic Frog, Chthonian Nightmare, Wheel of Potential, and Powerbalance.

All of the double-faced creature/planeswalker cards were also previewed. Check out the borderless variants of all five below.

The borderless profile treatment makes a return in Modern Horizons 3. Check out Kaalia of the Vast, Phelia, Exuberant Shepherd, and Ulalek, Fused Atrocity.

Additional previews from the debut video include new legendary creatures, new-to-Modern reprints, and plenty of cards referencing other iconic cards in Magic’s history.

Weekly MTG Stream Previews

Blake Rasmussen was joined by Mike Turian and Michael Majors to go over more previews and discuss the origins of many of the references and callbacks in the set.

Start off with more legendary creatures from Magic’s history: Pearl-Ear, Eladamri, and Arna Kennerud.

Volatile Stormdrake is a “fixed” Gilded Drake that showcases the energy mechanic.

Detective’s Phoenix brings back collect evidence and bestow for one sweet creature.

While Brainstorm isn’t coming to Modern, a new take on the iconic cantrip is.

Grim Servant and Evolution Witness are new takes on Grim Tutor and Eternal Witness.

Though there will not be a cycle of charms in Modern Horizons 3, Thraben Charm is a handy utility card that can also play well in Limited.

Glimpse the Impossible is another take on “bottling” that red often has for card advantage.

The set will also bring a handful of fan-favorite Commander cards to the Modern format. K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth and Breya, Etherium Shaper even get the new borderless profile treatment.

Other cards that are loved in Commander and coming to Modern are the medallions and Deserted Temple — all with new art and treatments.

Collector Boosters will also bring previous Modern Horizons cards back in retro frame. These cards include the Incarnations, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, and other role players in the format.

There will be 10 Special Guests in the set. Five are new-art versions of the Incarnations and the five others are Thought-Knot Seer, Prismatic Ending, Dismember, Persist, and Expressive Iteration.


While the face cards for all four Commander decks have been revealed, check out the new ripple foil treatment for the four.

The alternate commander for each deck can be found below the face card for each deck.

The Commander deck will also feature plenty of reprints, two of which are Archon of Cruelty and Apex Devastator.

For more information of Booster Fun and the contents of Play Boosters and Collector Boosters, check out the Collecting Modern Horizons 3 article from WotC.

Modern Horizons 3 is scheduled to release on June 14. View our official preview gallery.