Throne of Eldraine won’t be here until fall, but the Magic hype train has already left the station. With so much gorgeous art and flavor to take in, Magic players are already hungry for the upcoming set and want to know more about it. To that end, we’ve put together this info post, which we’ll be updating until the set is fully revealed in September.
After a year on the futuristic city-plane of Ravnica, we’ll be journeying to a brand-new, high fantasy-inspired plane called Eldraine. According to Mark Rosewater, Eldraine’s design was inspired by Arthurian legends and Grimms’ Fairy Tales. We can see allusions to Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and the legend of the sword in the stone in the set’s concept art.
Magic’s design teamhas hit flavor home runs with Innistrad and Theros, and Eldraine is already shaping up to be another successful top-down design. While we don’t have any info on the set’s mechanics yet, we already know that there will be a new keyword mechanic that relates to storybooks. Stay tuned – we’ll be updating this page as we learn more about Eldraine.
Throne of Eldraine will also feature a new take on booster packs. Packs as we know them will now be known as “Draft Boosters” (booster packs meant for drafting), and there will be two additional types of booster packs available with Eldraine’s release:
Theme Boosters are 35-card packs that are meant to help you kick-start your collection. Throne of Eldraine will feature five different Theme Boosters, each containing cards of a single color. While these boosters were introduced with the release of Guilds of Ravnica, they’ll be available in every set starting with Throne of Eldraine.
Collector Boosters are intended for players looking to spice up their collections. These 15-card packs will contain premium editions of cards from the set, including foil, extended-art, and special-frame cards. These will only be printed in English and Japanese, and they’ll be available for a limited time only – so collect them while you can!
Frequently Asked Questions
Finally, we wanted to share some information on what you can expect when you purchase Throne of Eldraine from CardKingdom.com.
When does your Throne of Eldraine presale begin?
We’ll start preselling Throne of Eldraine on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
When will my preorder ship?
All preorders for Throne of Eldraine will ship on Friday, October 4, 2019.
Where do you ship sealed product?
Per our agreement with Wizards of the Coast, we’re only permitted to sell sealed product in the US. This includes Booster Boxes, Booster Packs (Draft Boosters, Collector Boosters, and Theme Boosters), Bundles, and Planeswalker Decks.
If I preorder a box of Throne of Eldraine, will I receive a Buy-a-Box promo?
No – Buy-a-Box promos are only available through WPN Retailers (i.e. local game stores).
We’ll be updating this page as we learn more about Throne of Eldraine, so stay tuned! There’s plenty of Magic still in store.