Dominaria United commemorates the game’s upcoming 30-year anniversary, with a return to the setting of its very first release – The Plane of Dominaria. This homecoming brings with it an epic storyline that will span several sets, booster packs with a guaranteed legendary creature, and new commander preons. With that said, let’s take a look at the details for everything we know so far about Dominaria United.
The set releases on September 9, 2022, and celebrates the 30-year anniversary of Magic: The Gathering. It is set on MTGs oldest plane – Dominaria. It will contain Draft, Set, and, Collector Boosters as well as jumpstart boxes. The Collector Boosters will contain actual cards from the original Legends set from 1994.
There is quite a lot to break down about the return to the iconic plane of Dominaria. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the return Jumpstart packs and the inclusion of Legends cards from 1994. So, we’ll take a closer look at what they mean for this set as well as future sets. Additionally, we’ll touch on all the key dates that excited players could need.
- Story – August 10–18
- A Look at Dominaria’s History and Worldbuilding – August 16
- Debut Video and Previews Begin with Wizards Presents – August 18
- Card Image Gallery Complete – August 26
- Commander Previews – August 19
- Commander Card Image Gallery Complete – August 22
- MTG Arena and Magic Online Release – September 1
- Prerelease – September 2–8, 2022
- Including Jumpstart prerelease: players receive two Jumpstart packs to open, shuffle together, and play.
- Launch party – September 9-11, 2022
- Friday Night Magic – September 9–November 4, 2022
- Commander Nights – September 12–November 10
- Game Day – September 17–25, 2022
- WPN Premium-Exclusive Commander Party – September 30–October 2, 2022
- Store Championship – October 15–23, 2022
The following products at release:
- Draft Boosters
- Set Boosters
- Collector Boosters
- Jumpstart Boosters
- Commander Precons
Related: Set Boosters vs Draft Boosters FAQ
Expansion Symbol And Set Code
Here’s a look at the expansion symbol for the set.
The code for the set is “DMU”
Box-Toppers for Dominaria United and can be found with each Set, Draft, and Collector Booster display. The “Legends Retold” Box Toppers are foil reimaginings of legendary creatures found in the original Legends set. Furthermore, these new cards will be available in Dominaria United Collector Boosters in both non-foil and foil-etched versions.
Here’s a look at the three we’ve seen so far:
During the sneak peek, Wizards of the Coast announced that they found a substantial amount of original Legends Booster Boxes stored in a warehouse. What did they decide to do with these long-lost cases? Well, they decided to re-rerelease these cards in Dominaria United Collector Boosters.
To be clear, by ‘re-release,’ I don’t just mean these cards are being reprinted and included in Collector Boosters. Wizards physically opened the numerous boxes of Legends and put the actual cards from those boosters into Dominaria United packs.
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Of course, not every Collector Booster can contain original Legends cards, because there was a limited supply found. With that said, around 3% of collector boosters will have a card from Legends. They’ll replace one of the foil commons, and they’ll all be non-foil English copies.
Furthermore, not every card from with original Legends will be available. However, many insane cards are. You can find a list of everything that you can stand to pull here.
This set features the return of the wildly popular Jumpstart packs. Furthermore, each standard release from here on will also have Jumpstart packs. For those who don’t know, Jumpstart Boosters offer a very unique way to play MTG, where you skip the deckbuilding.
Related: All MTG Commander Precons – The Complete Guide
Each Jumpstart pack has its own color and unique theme. To play a game players simply open two Jumpstart packs and shuffle them together to make a 40-card, ready-to-play deck. Each Jumpstart Booster contains the following:
- 1-2 Rares and/or Mythic Rares
- 4 -5 Uncommons
- 7 Commons
- 7-8 Lands ( 2 of which are Traditional Foil)
Here is a look at the Jumpstart Themes:
- White: Coalition Corps and Coalition Legions
- Blue: Mystic Mischief and Arcane Mischief
- Black: Totally Ruthless and Totally Merciless
- Red: Ready to Charge and Ready to Attack
- Green: Beast Territory and Monster Territory
Preview Event Promo Cards
Here is the Buy-a-Box promo card (while supplies last) that you get with a Set, Draft, Jumpstart, or Collector Booster display from your local game store:
Next, we have the Game Day promo cards, which will be given out during the week after Dominaria United’s release while supplies last:
Finally, we have the promos for Store Championship events. These are more competitive events with promos that reflect their higher level. There is a promo for participation, one for making the top 8, and another for winning. They are as follows:
For participating, players receive:
For reaching the top 8, players receive:
Players who win their events receive:
For prerelease promos, a massive 30 promo cards will be available. This puts one for each of Magic’s 30 years of existence. Each promo card is a reprint, chosen from and released in chronological order by the year it was first printed. Here is a look at the first three:
The plane of Dominaria has always produced extraordinary heroes, epic storylines, and events that shake the entire multiverse. Dominaria United is no different and may even tell the greatest tale of the plane yet. With the set celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the game, you can expect it to be a big deal.