Phyrexia: All Will Be One‘s official preview season launched today with the new set debut video and a follow-up edition of Weekly MTG. The more than two hours of video showed off the mechanics, planeswalkers, lands, booster fun treatments, Commander deck face cards, Jumpstart rares, and more from the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set.
Let’s kick things off with the cycle of rare lands and the two cycles of full-art basic lands. Feast your eyes on the reprinted ally-colored fast lands along with their extended-art versions.
We got to see three more of the monuments to the Praetors.
While not all cards get a dizzying number of variants, Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines shows off all the new booster fun treatments in Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
Jace, the Perfected Mind caps the fifth compleated planeswalker from the set. The face of Magic: The Gathering is now compleated and can cost three or four mana.
You can see all the compleated planeswalkers from this set and the previous sets below.
Let’s dive into the new and returning mechanics in the set.
Toxic is the new take on a way to give players poison counters through combat, veering away from infect, which matches damage dealt with a number of poison counters. Any time a creature with toxic deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a number of poison counters equal to the toxic value of that creature
Check out some of the cards featuring toxic in Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
Corrupted is a new ability word that makes certain cards stronger if an opponent has three or more poison counters. It will show up on permanents and instants and sorceries.
The Seedcore and Skrelv’s Hive highlight out corrupted works. More cards with the ability show up in the Commander section and Jumpstart section later in this article.
Oil counters aren’t a keyword or ability or have any rules associated with them, but they appear on cards as a way to track how they work with various effects. Some cards care about the number of oil counters while others build the counters up and use them for abilities.
Here are some cards that utilize oil counters.
The returning keyword action, proliferate, is here to duplicate oil counters, poison counters, and loyalty counters from the ten planeswalkers.
Venser gets in on the proliferating fun along with a new selection spell that mirrors Anticipate with the added keyword action.
This new triggered ability is a twist on living weapon. When these pieces of equipment enter the battlefield, their trigger resolves, giving you a 2/2 Rebel token, which equips the card.
Take a look at Bladehold War-Whip and Blade of Shared Souls.
The face cards for the two Commander decks were revealed. Check out Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa and Neyali, Suns’ Vanguard.
Ixhel helms the Abzan-colored Phyrexian deck, Corrupting Influnce, with a heavy focus on poison counters and leveraging its corrupted ability. Neyali leads the Boros deck, Rebellion Rising, that represents the Mirran rebellion and offers a new take on Rebels and tokens.
New Dominus Cycle
The first of the five mythic rare god-like Phyrexian creatures was previewed. These Dominus creatures were mentioned in the story and world building video leading up to today’s launch of Phyrexia: All Will Be One preview season. Here is Mondrak, Glory Dominus.
The previews continued with a smattering of cards, many of which include the various promos for the set.
Five new Jumpstart rares were also previewed. These cards come in their normal frames in Jumpstart boosters while the extended-art versions come in Collector Boosters.
New Secret Lair Drops
To wrap things up, Weekly MTG unveiled a couple future Secret Lair drops that will be part of the next Superdrop. The first two new drops play off the Phyrexia: All Will Be One styles. Here are the cards for Showcase: All Will Be One and Phyrexian Faves.
The third drop, the WPN store exclusive Secret Lair product, only had one card teased: a what-if version of Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God.
The drop is named More Borderless Planeswalkers and the rest of the cards will be revealed at Magic Con Philadelphia. More details on these drops and the rest of the upcoming Superdrop will be coming soon.
Phyrexia: All Will Be One is scheduled to release on February 10. View our official preview gallery.