ZENDIKAR RISING PRERELEASE
9/20 – ZENDIKAR RISING UPDATE
Zerndikar product will be shipping in a 50% allocation across 2 waves.
Wave one arrives for the on sale date of 9/25.
Wave two arrives on a date TBD.
All orders are filled on a first paid basis. Thank you
9/10 – ZENDIKAR RISING UPDATE
Shipments of Zendikar Rising, due for release on September 25 (see “’Zendikar Rising’ Product Line Revealed”), will arrive in two waves, the company said. The first wave will arrive for the intended release date; a second wave will arrive in stores 7 to 10 days after launch. Zendikar Rising Bundles are unlikely to be available at launch. Orders will be filled based on a first ordered basis. Mail order orders that can not be filled completely will be held until the entire order can ship. Store pick up orders may be picked up partially.
Zendikar Pre-Release is being scheduled as a TAKE HOME event 9/18 – 9/24.
Order today for in-store pick up or mail-order. Mail-Order ships 9/17. Supply is limited.
ZENDIKAR RISING RELEASE
This time Magic is adding a new style of booster box.
Jump to the bottom to get the details. NOTE: Quantity is limited and pricing may change on or before 8/12.
More Zendikar Rising
Experience Magic for the First Time with Commander Decks
Commander isn’t only one of the most popular Magic formats—it’s also how a lot of people learn to play.
It’s counterintuitive at first. Commander’s learning curve might seem a bit steeper than, say, Standard. But it makes sense–whether you’re into Standard or Vintage or anything in between, you probably play some Commander. So people learn Magic through Commander because it’s what their friends play.
That’s why the Commander Decks for Zendikar Rising are a little different that you’re used to. This time around, they take the place of Planeswalker Decks—the Zendikar Rising Commander Decks are the perfect onramp for folks diving into both Commander and Magic in general
But don’t worry—the decks have something for the veterans, too. They debut three cards each, plus they’re loaded with reprints.
Different Boosters for Different Experiences: Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, and Theme Boosters
There are a lot of different reasons a fan might open a booster. Maybe they’re drafting or playing in Prerelease. Maybe they’re hunting new cards for their mono-red aggro deck. Maybe they love chasing foils or fancy card treatments, or just opening packs to see what’s inside.
For almost three decades, one booster was expected to meet all those needs. But with Zendikar Rising, there’s a booster tailored with each of those experiences in mind.
The best way to grasp the different booster types and what they’re for is to see them all in contrast. Only one of them is new, but let’s cover all of them to create the complete picture.
Draft Boosters are optimized for just that—drafting.
Draft Boosters are the classic Magic booster. Fifteen cards from the set designed for a balanced Draft experience, plus Sealed Deck and Prerelease and any other limited format. If a player is perfectly content with the booster experience as it has always existed, great. It’s not going anywhere.
But, unless they’re specifically looking to draft, they should definitely check out the other options.
What Draft Boosters are to drafting, Set Boosters are to just opening a pack to see what you’ll get.
Set Boosters are optimized to make opening boosters as fun as possible. Where Draft Boosters usually have just one excitement point (the rare), Set Boosters have many: art cards, full-art basic lands, a chunk of thematically connected cards—some even have a cool reprint from a curated list.
If you haven’t checked out Mark Rosewater’s breakdown of Set Boosters, you definitely should. Check it out here.
Set Boosters – What’s inside
Cards per pack: 12 Magic cards, 1 art card, 1 token
– Art Card slot. These are similar to what came in Modern Horizons Draft Boosters, with a new twist: 5% of the time your art card will come in a “signature” version that stamps the artist’s signature on the front in gold foil.
– Next comes a basic land, which will be foil 15 percent of the time.
– Six common and uncommon cards follow. Each set, the full list of commons will be sequenced together so neighboring cards connect by theme, mechanic, or creative details. The same for the uncommons. Each
set booster grabs sections from these two lists, and sometimes it’ll grab more uncommons than commons, allowing for the possibility of 6 uncommons in a single booster!
– Next, in the middle of the pack we’ve got some fireworks. This single card slot changes with each set, highlighting what’s special. Think showcase cards or other special frames.
– Two wildcard rarity slots follow, with a chance for anything from common to mythic. The next slot is the traditional rare slot you’re familiar with from Draft Boosters.
– The second to last slot is a foil! Every Set Booster contains at least one foil.
– The last card is a token or ad card, with an exciting twist. Twenty five percent of the time this will be replaced by a card from “The List.” The List contains beloved, quirky, and often sought-after cards from Magic’s history, printed just as they originally appeared but with the small Planeswalker symbol in the lower left corner.
Collector Boosters are a shortcut to the coolest cards in the set.
Zendikar Rising is stuffed with all sorts of visually explosive cards—showcase frames, alternate art, borderless planeswalkers, and on and on. If that’s what you’re looking for, Collector Boosters are your best bet. They’re loaded with rares, foils, special art and frames, and more.
Theme Boosters are perfect for players looking to expand their decks with a specific color in mind.
These larger booster packs are full of cards all based on a single theme, like a color or set-based premise. Players who are looking to build their specific deck or fill a single-color collection but still love the surprise of opening booster packs will love the Theme Booster.
Zendikar Rising and its new and improved booster lineup launch on September 25, and Zendikar Rising events, including At-Home Prerelease, are available now in WER and Wizards EventLink
All preorders are filled in the order that were received & paid for. All preorders may be subject to allocation & delay. In the event of allocation, refunds will be made in full.
** EARLY RELEASE BOOSTER BOXES are for in-store pick up only. Mail-Order customers that order Early Release Booster Boxes will not receive BaB or bonus and box will not ship until the above specified date.
*** Early Release BaB promos and Bonuses are extremely limited and filled on a first paid basis.
**** Commander Takes may be extremely allocated. We fill orders on a first paid basis so get your order in early.