Each month, the official Magic: The Gathering’s Weekly MTG stream has an Announcement Day where they show a sneak peek at some upcoming products. For July 2022, the spotlight will be on the upcoming Standard set – Dominaria United! The stream is set to go live on July 21 at 2:30 PM PT on Twitch (and VOD uploaded to YouTube after).
Wizards of the Coast will be giving players a first look at the upcoming set, to be released on September 9, 2022. Dominaria United is one most anticipated expansions of the season for Magic players: It kicks off the 30th anniversary celebration of Magic: The Gathering by returning to its original setting where it all started – Dominaria!
The return additionally marks the beginning of a story arc set to span the next four Standard set releases, including The Brothers’ War, as well as a fresh Standard rotation.
We’ll be showing off everything that Wizards shared with us today! We will update this page as it happens, so you can bookmark it to come back to later, watch the stream with us and keep up to date on all the new stuff previewed today!
What do we know so far?
- Release date: September 9, 2022
- Each Draft Booster features at least one legendary creature.
- The first set-related Jumpstart Boosters, replacing the Theme Boosters. Jumpstart packs for Dominaria United feature cards from the set, including a rare or mythic rare, two foil basic lands, and a mechanically unique rare designed for the Jumpstart pack. There are 10 different themes.
- Box Topper boosters can look forward to “something special” coming with Dominaria United.
- All product packaging and their contents can be seen on the Wizards Play Network page. The Draft Boosters feature artwork depicting Karn. The Set Boosters feature art depicting Liliana and Ajani Goldmane, and the Collector Boosters feature artwork depicting Braids!
Cards from the physical Legends set printed in 1994 can be found in Collector Boosters at a 3% drop rate, similar to Priceless Treasures in Zendikar. Cases of Legends booster packs were supposedly found in a warehouse in the middle of Washington State and Wizards of the Coast reclaimed them. Featuring classic cards such as Karakas and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, you may find yourself with a super valuable card from Magic’s past.
There will be 20 box toppers called Legends Retold, which reimagine the characters from the original Legends set. One traditional foil card from among 19 legendary creatures and one planeswalker is included in every each Set, Draft, and Collector Booster display boxes. They are legal in Eternal formats only (such as Legacy, Commander), but not Standard legal. They are a19 legendary creatures and one planeswalker
Ramirez DePietro, Pillager
Original card: Ramirez DePietro
Tor Wauki the Youngr
Original card: Tor Wauki
Jasmine Boreal of the Seven
Original card: Jasmine Boreal
Legends in Every Pack
In Dominaria United, the “legends in every pack” that was featured with the Dominaria release is back: Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters will contain a legendary card in each booster, showing off a cast of beloved legends and characters that longtime fans will recognize. There are more than 40 legendary creatures across the set, with surprising appearances for new and longtime fans to discover.
Llanowar Loamspeaker is Dominaria United’s Buy-a-Box Promo, which can of course now be found in the main set.
Phyrexians are going to be playing a big role in the story! We’ve seen the Praetors make their way in recent sets, such as Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider in Kaldheim, Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant in Neon Dynasty, and Urabrask, Heretic Praetor in Streets of New Capenna.
Teferi teams up with Jaya, and shows off the return of the Kicker mechanic.
Jaya, Fiery Negotiator
One of the main characters in the set is Jaya, a powerful four-mana planeswalker and will be intimately involved in the story.
Dominaria United Commander Decks
Legendary characters as legendary creatures continue with Dominaria United Commander, two ready-to-play decks that release alongside Dominaria United on September 9. Dominaria United Commander decks are 100-card, ready-to-play decks, each featuring two foil cards and several new Magic cards to expand your collection. Additionally, each Commander deck includes a Collector Booster Sample Pack: a two-card pack containing a taste of what you can find in Dominaria United Collector Boosters, including a card in the beautiful stained-glass treatment as well as a rare or mythic rare (either in traditional foil or non-foil) from the set.
These decks feature new versions of two Dominaria characters we saw in Modern Horizons 2. The Commanders will be fully revealed on August 18, and the complete decklists on August 19.
- Legends’ Legacy, a red-white-black deck with Dihada
- Painbow, a five-color deck with Jared Carthalion
Dominaria United Jumpstart
Dominaria Jumpstart will replace the Set Boosters, with 10 themes, two from each color. They contain 20 cards (including all the lands you need to play). In every pack, you’ll find 2 Rare cards, 1 of which may be a Mythic Rare, 1 non-foil stainless glass land, and 2 Land cards that are Traditional Foil.
- Coalition Corps
- Coalition Legions
- Mystic Mischief
- Arcane Mischief
- Totally Ruthless
- Totally Merciless
- Ready to Charge
- Ready to Attack
- Beast Territory
- Monster Territory
Game Day Promos
Store Championship Promos
Showcase Stained-Glass Full Art Basic Lands
These five stained glass basic lands will be available in Dominaria United, both in foil and nonfoil.
30th Anniversary Celebration Promos
These are the first three of the 30 promo cards available at Prerelease events, celebrating each of Magic: The Gathering’s’s 30 years. Each promo card is a reprint, chosen from and releasing in chronological order by the year it was first printed. Some promos will be rarer than others, and while many of these promo cards will be in English only, seven will only be available in another language where Magic is available – the first being Fyndhorn Elves available only in German.
Story and Art
On August 10, with the final beat publishing when the Wizards Presents broadcast arrives on August 18, the Dominaria United story begins following Karn as he looks back on Dominaria’s past to prepare for its future. This sets the stage for the story unfolding over four sets – starting here with Dominaria United – and returns with familiar faces from our last visit.
Key Dates and Product Image
- Dominaria United Story: August 10–18
- A Look at Dominaria’s History and Worldbuilding: August 16
- Debut Video and Previews Begin with Wizards Presents: August 18
- Dominaria United Card Image Gallery Complete: August 26
- Dominaria United Commander Previews: August 19
- Dominaria United Commander Card Image Gallery Complete: August 22
- MTG Arena and Magic Online Release: September 1
- Prerelease Events (including Dominaria United Jumpstart Boosters): September 2–8
- Worldwide Release: September 9
- Launch Weekend: September 9–11
- Game Day: September 17
- Commander Party Events: September 30–October 2
- Store Championships: October 15–22
On August 18, broadcast of Wizards Presents will showing off upcoming releases for Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons with exclusive looks into what’s to come for the next year from Wizards of the Coast. It will kick off the official preview season for Dominaria United.
For Magic, that means a first look at the rest of 2022 and through 2023 as we reveal our biggest upcoming releases, including releases for Secret Lair and Universes Beyond.