Magic: The Gathering is turning 30 years old into a year-long celebration, starting with the release of Dominaria United.
Dominaria United (DMU) celebrates its 30-year anniversary with a 2022 Standard rotation. All four MTG sets for the 2022-2023 season are tied to Dominaria. The digital release date for the upcoming Standard-legal set is September 1, and Dominaria United spoilers are scheduled to begin on August 18.
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana returns to Dominaria in DMU with a reprint of Liliana of the Veil. The new artwork while the text remains the same
Sagas return in DMU
Sagas are back in DMU, with a new sub-mechanic that allows players to start at the chapter of their choice through Read Ahead.
Kicker mechanic returns to Standard
During the first DMU spoiler stream, Kicker was revealed as a returning mechanic, showcasing Temporal Firestorm. During the second Magic spoiler stream, two other cards were revealed, highlighting the flexibility of the mechanic and enemy color Kicker options.
Domain mechanic returns
Domain returns to Standard in DMU after launching first in the Invasion set. Both Dominaria spoilers shown during the Magic stream were in the color Green.
New DMU Enlist mechanic
Enlist is the only new mechanic in the DMU set that includes an attacking mode that may have additional effects when activated.
In DMU, there is a series of Pain lands that includes six dual-colored lands that can tap for non-colored mana or color mana at the cost of one life point. Each of the Pain lands highlights a geographical location on the plane of Dominaria. The lands also have stained glass versions.
Legendary DMU creatures
From the goblin monarch Squee to the evil Phyrexian Sheoldred the Apocalypse, the DMU set is packed with legends. A total of 20 reimagined legends, including Stangg Echo Warrior, are included in the set as box-toppers.
Precon Commander face cards
With the worldwide release of DMU, two preconstructed Commander decks will be released. Jared is the face commander for the Painbow deck, showcasing all five Magic colors. Dihada is the face commander for the Legends Legacy Precon.
All other DMU spoilers from the preview stream
Lightning Strike returns to Standard, highlighting Jaya's abilities. Nishoba Brawler is an interesting low-cost creature with Trample that exploits the Domain mechanic for additional value. And Defiler of Dreams is a direct result of a Pyrexian nightmare.
July 21 MTG spoiler stream
Today, a sneak peek at cards from the upcoming MTG set was revealed, including Jaya as a planeswalker, stain glass booster fun treatment on basic lands, and buy-a-box discounts. In addition to the Dominaria United spoilers, WotC also spoilt several Legends Retold box-toppers and promotional cards players may receive at tabletop events.
Jaya is one of three known planeswalkers from the Dominaria United set. Ajani and Teferi are also shown in the Temporal Firestorm art, with Blake Rasmussen revealing a series of spells that will tie together.
Evolved Sleeper and Shivan Devastator are two Hydras with X abilities and toughness, along with Flying and Haste.
Llanowar Loamspeaker is available as a buy-a-box discount.
The Magic on basic lands will return for the stain glass booster fun treatment, as well as a number of other Dominaria United cards that will be revealed during the spoiler season.
Two Commander Precon decks will be released with Dominaria United in the official spoiler season. However, WotC did remove the face commander names and MTG colors for each Commander preconstructed deck.
- Five-color Painbow (WUBRG): Commander is Jared Carthalion
- Three-color Legnends Legacy (RWB): Commander is Dihada, Binder of Wills
When the MTG Standard-legal set goes digital on September 1, along with tabletop pre-release events, players may dive into Dominaria United. The worldwide release is scheduled to take place on September 9.
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