Ravnica Remastered is just around the corner, and will feature a collection of the best cards that the plane-wide city has to offer. But what makes Ravnica so special? Why remaster it? And what can we expect to find in the reprint set?
The Plane of Ravnica
Magic has visited Ravnica 13 times in the past 16 years, and with the upcoming Murders at Karlov Manner, it’s clear the Ravnica’s place as one of the most important and popular planes in the Magic multiverse remains solid.
While Magic had done multicolor-themed sets before, Ravnica came with ten guilds, one for each color pair, and those guilds were so popular that their names have become near-ubiquitous shorthand for those color combinatios ever since. Ravnica’s imprint and impact on Magic is vast, with the plane also serving as the focal point for the storyline of Magic multiple times, featuring an abundance of memorable characters and locations.
- December 12, 2023 – WeeklyMTG Card Previews
- December 13, 2023 – Card Kingdom’s Ravnica Remastered Presale begins
- January 12, 2024: Friday Night Magic and In-Store Play Events
- January 12, 2024: Global Release
While we don’t have an exact count at the number of different cards in the set as of the time of this writing, we do know at least some of the cards that will be showing up…including ten very important ones:
[NOTE: Hi there, just a quick note from the editor. All the card links in this article are going to go to older versions of the cards, because while you can get your hands on those versions of these cards, the exact ones shown here aren’t available even for preorder yet. I mean, the article is an Early Look, so yeah.]
Ravnica as a plane is home to a ton of heavy hitters across various formats, many of which will be seeing a reprint here.
Ravnica Remastered will be available in Draft and Collector booster. But what kind of fun can be found inside these boosters?
Retro Frame cards will be showing up in both kinds of boosters – one each in Draft Boosters, and more than one (again don’t have exact numbers or a range yet) in Collector Boosters. These throwback frames will come in both non-foil and traditional foil versions.
And of course, the shocklands will also have a Retro Frame treatment.
Anime-inspired Magic art was heavily featured as alternate versions of Planeswalkers in War of the Spark, so fittingly a borderless anime-inspired treatment of various cards will be available in both Collector and Draft boosters.
The shocklands do get their own special treatment available only in Collector Boosters – borderless versions of all ten of these multicolor-land mainstays.
With the previews coming on the 12th, and Card Kingdom’s presale for the set coming the day after on the 13th, Ravnica Remastered is set to give us one last Magic rush before the end of the year. Happy holidays, and here’s some nifty reprints coming in 2024!