In 2019, Magic released Modern Horizons: a set that redefined the Modern format. With brand-new card designs and carefully-curated reprints from pre-2003, Modern Horizons expanded Modern’s card pool and created new format archetypes and staples.
Now, new direct-to-Modern set is here. Modern Horizons 2 is available now, and you can order cards today from Card Kingdom. Here’s all the info you need to know about the set.
What Cards Are in the Set?
Like the original Modern Horizons, Modern Horizons 2 contains a mix of reprints and new cards designed specifically for Modern. However, while the 2019 set pulled all its reprints from sets that were not legal in Modern, Modern Horizons 2 contains reprints of cards that are already Modern-legal.
The most talked-about reprints in the set are the original Zendikar fetch lands: Arid Mesa, Marsh Flats, Misty Rainforest, Scalding Tarn, and Verdant Catacombs. But there are also quite a few new-to-Modern reprints that have players excited, including Cabal Coffers, Imperial Recruiter, and Shardless Agent.
But of course, the new cards in the set have had the most time in the spotlight. Check out some of MH2’s headlining cards:
This legendary chef’s name is a mouthful — it’s so long that Wizards couldn’t give her a mana cost, because it wouldn’t fit next to her name on the card’s title bar. That said, Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar is already finding homes in Modern decks, from Hollow One to new Food-centric builds, so she’s bound to become a household name in no time.
If you’ve always wanted to build a Squirrel Commander deck, look no further. Chatterfang is the perfect commander for a token-based strategy, and its forestwalk ability just might swing some games in your favor.
This one is a fun callback to Dakkon Blackblade, one of the original legends in 1995’s Legends. Learn more in our recap of Dakkon’s story and why it’s relevant to modern Magic.
Whether you need a single-target removal spell or a board wipe, this card has you covered. Give it a try in a black-white Commander deck.
A one-mana source of card advantage in white? Sign us up! This card did a ton of work for Josh Lee Kwai on Game Knights, and we expect to see it in Commander and Modern soon!
Another fun throwback that will let you cast some of the most iconic cards in early Magic history. Check out the Commander deck we built for Garth!
Grist can be your commander, since it’s a legendary creature outside of the battlefield, and it may also turn out to be a fine role player in Modern midrange decks.
This new take on the classic Noble Hierarch will give Jund decks the mana acceleration they’ve been missing since Deathrite Shaman was banned. It’s a great pickup for Commander players and Cube owners, too.
Modern Horizons 2 features a ton of new cards for Enchantress decks, including this incredible mana creature. If Serra’s Sanctum is out of your budget, this card may just be the next best thing.
Domain decks haven’t been popular in Modern for some time, but they may be due for a comeback thanks to this powerful early creature. Check out Mason Clark’s new Domain Zoo build!
Like Grief, this Elemental Incarnation is an homage to one of Magic‘s most iconic spells: Swords to Plowshares. It’s already starting to find homes in Modern in decks featuring Yorion, Sky Nomad and Ephemerate.
Another key player in U/W Yorion lists, and an evasive attacker to boot.
The newest addition to the “Sword of X & Y” cycle, Sword of Hearth and Home provides protection against many creature-based decks in Modern and Commander alike. It’s especially great with creatures with ETB effects, and any Commander deck running Sword of the Animist will likely want it, too.
Tireless Tracker is a card advantage engine that has seen play from Standard to Modern and beyond. “Tireless Snacker,” as the community has dubbed it, may not draw you cards, but getting ahead on mana or life points will benefit you greatly.
Modern Horizons sets have proven to be a perfect playground for Wizards of the Coast to play with design space. This card ticks all the boxes: it’s a callback to Magic‘s past, a design that bends the function of a popular card type, and an eminently playable Modern card.
It’s Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, but for green decks! Mono-green Commander decks — and any deck that cares about Forests — will likely want a copy of this card.
Modern Horizons 2 Card Frames
Modern Horizons 2 offers a plethora of new cards to Modern and Commander players alike, as well as new card treatments that players will love.
First up are the retro frames, which mimic the style of original 1993-2003 Magic cards. These were a big hit with Time Spiral Remastered that will be returning on select cards in Modern Horizons 2. Fetch lands, original Modern Horizons reprints, and a selection of other cards will all receive this treatment.
Found in Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters. MH1 reprints are only available in Collector Boosters.
Sketch cards are a brand-new treatment that capture the “early draft” version of the card’s art. Some of these cards even have art briefs in place of normal flavor text.
Found in Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters.
Borderless art treatments are typically reserved for the most powerful or most eye-catching alternate-art cards in a set. In Modern Horizons 2, you’ll find borderless, alternate-art treatments on cards like Grief, Cabal Coffers, and Counterspell.
Found in Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters.
Extended Art Cards
Finally, you’ll find Modern Horizons 2 rares and mythics with extended art frames in Collector Boosters.
Found in Collector Boosters only.
Wondering where to find your favorite card treatments? Wizards of the Coast published the following graphics on Twitter to show where you can find retro frames, sketch cards, and more:
For more info on the contents of MH2 booster packs, check out “Collecting Modern Horizons 2” on DailyMTG.
Modern Horizons 2 Products
If you’re looking to buy Modern Horizons 2, there are several booster products available:
Draft Boosters contain 36 packs and are intended for drafting. (Check out our MH2 draft primer here!)
Your Modern Horizons 2 starter kit. 10 Draft Booster packs, basic lands, and accessories, all in a sturdy, reusable box.
For when you just want to crack some packs! Set Boosters contain art cards, dedicated foil slots, and other unique features.
If you’re looking for foil or alternate-art cards, these boosters are for you!
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