March of the Machine First Spoilers #GeekLeap

Magic: The Gathering’s subsequent set is barely a few months away, and it is poised to be a wild experience. The set is titled March of the Machine, following Phyrexia: All Will Be One within the story of the Phyrexians invading the complete Magic multiverse, promising to vary Magic ceaselessly. 

March of the Machine is an occasion set, representing the end result of the Phyrexian story arc that formally began with Dominaria United final fall, however might be traced all the best way again to Vorinclex’s look in Kaldheim in early 2021. Much like Conflict of the Spark, the narrative of this set options planeswalkers preventing for the destiny of the multiverse — solely this time they’re joined by acquainted faces from all throughout the multiverse. 

This is every little thing we find out about March of the Machine, together with previews of among the playing cards in the primary set and the varied commander units.

March of the Machine launch date

March of the Machine will probably be launched in shops on April 21, with pre-release occasions taking place the week earlier than. The set will probably be out there in MTG Enviornment on April 18. 

March of the Machine spoilers

We have included among the first spoilers under, however spoiler season formally begins March 29, with the complete card picture gallery out there on April 5. 

March of the Machine story

The Phyrexians are invading every little thing. All planes throughout the multiverse are underneath siege, and a few of its most storied defenders have already been turned to the villains’ aspect, with Ajani, Jace, Nissa, Tamiyo and others having been compleated by the Phyrexians. Nevertheless, there’s one hero whose sacrifice in All Will Be One wasn’t as remaining because it appeared. 

Flavor text: On the precipice of eternity, Elspeth made a choice. The fight would not end without her.

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That is proper, Elspeth is coming again! In Magic’s lore, the Phyrexians took over her dwelling world of Capenna and imprisoned and tortured her, just for her to flee and re-encounter them on Mirrodin, so it is becoming that Elspeth ought to play an essential half on this interplanar battle towards them. The official March of the Machine story will probably be launched on the Magic Story website from March 16 to 19, with a March of the Machine: Aftermath story coming Might 1. There may even be a March of the Machine: Aftermath micro-set, which will probably be previewed Might 2 to three. Aftermath focuses on what comes subsequent for the characters and the multiverse.

We do not know precisely what the Phyrexian praetors will probably be doing (except for invading the multiverse) in March of the Machine, however they appear to have particular plans in thoughts, as seen within the new (double-faced) Jin-Gitaxias card.

Jin-Gitaxias card preview

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The Great Synethsis card preview, flip side of Jin-Gitaxias

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March of the Machine mechanics

Wizards hasn’t spelled out the mechanics of the brand new set, however one factor we have seen in preview playing cards is pairs of characters from completely different planes teaming as much as combat the Phyrexian invasion. What sorts of pairings are we speaking about? How about vampire cleric Mavren Fein using the big dinosaur Ghalta into battle on Ixalan? Or the basic Multani and the frog spirit Yargle becoming a member of forces on Dominaria? There’s even a team-up between one in every of Innistrad’s most noble protectors and its most iconic frog monster. (Frog theme confirmed?)

Ghalta and Mavren card preview

The bundle promo model of Ghalta and Mavren

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Yargle and Multani card preview

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Thalia and the Gitrog Monster card preview

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What in regards to the planeswalkers? 

The packaging for March of the Machine prominently options Chandra and Teferi, who weren’t on New Phyrexia when the opposite planeswalkers have been compleated. The artwork and taste textual content of Second of Reality additionally level to Elsepth’s return, and I can solely hope (and need and pray and beg) that the return entails a brand new planeswalker card for her.

Chandra, Hope's Beacon borderless card preview

Chandra’s borderless card variant

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March of the Machine Commander

There will probably be 5 commander decks launched with March of the Machine, and so they’re bringing again an outdated, flavorful favourite recreation sort: Planechase. Planechase allows you to journey via Magic’s multiverse throughout your video games, touchdown on new areas with distinctive results. Every new commander deck will include 5 new Planechase playing cards and 5 reprints. The names of the commander merchandise (and corresponding colour identities) are:

  • Name for Backup (crimson/inexperienced/white)
  • Cavalry Cost (white/blue/black)
  • Divine Convocation (blue/crimson/white)
  • Rising Menace (white/black)
  • Tinker Time (inexperienced/blue/crimson)
Commander deck divine convocation box preview

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Planechase card: Isle of Vesuva

Commander decks will include planechase playing cards that allow you to hop across the multiverse.

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Supplemental units and card therapies

March of the Machine comes with playing cards from a non-Customary-legal bonus sheet, much like Strixhaven’s mystical archive, or The Brothers’ Conflict’s retro artifacts. These playing cards are known as Multiverse Legends

March of the Machine additionally options numerous showcase card therapies from the varied planes it visits, comparable to Dominaria’s stained-glass look, the Theros constellation therapies, and the equinox card body from Innistrad. Multiverse Legends playing cards will probably be out there within the showcase card therapy from the characters’ dwelling aircraft.

Slimefoot and squee card preview

Slimefoot and Squee of their Multiverse Legends card.

Katilda and Lier card preview

Katilda and Lier of their Multiverse Legends card.

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Heliod, the Radiant Dawn showcase card preview

Appears like even the gods of Theros aren’t resistant to compleation.

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You possibly can preorder March of the Machine out of your native recreation retailer or from Amazon forward of its April 21 launch.

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