Strixhaven: School of Mages Mystical Archive

Magic: The Gathering’s 87th expansion Strixhaven: School of Mages comes with a set of separate cards in specially designed showcase frames called the Mystical Archive. These are 63 reprints of instants and sorcery spells from Magic’s past, including iconic ones such as Swords to Plowshares and Demonic Tutor.

In this guide, we will go through how these cards are obtained and display the full list of spoilers and cards for this set.

Distribution and Collection

The Mystical Archive cards are similar to the Masterpiece Series associated with previous expansions, such as Kaladesh Inventions. However, this time the cards are distributed in every pack: There will be one copy from its own dedicated slot in each Draft Booster and each Set Booster, and at least three in each Collector Booster.

In total, there are 63 Mystical Archive cards, Cards come in uncommon, rare and mythic rare rarities, even if the card was previously at common rarity such as Opt. All uncommon cards are in the current Standard format.with the odds of appearing as follows:

  • 18 uncommons: 67%
  • 30 rares: 26.4%
  • 15 mythic rares: 6.6%

In MTG Arena, Mystical Archive can also be collected like the normal cards by opening packs or crafted using Wildcards! They will be included in both the 15-card Draft and Sealed packs to mirror the paper Magic environment, and in the standard 8-card packs (purchased from the store or earned through play) it replaces a common slot.

Mystical Archive Swords to Plowshares

Japanese Variants

Each of the 63 Mystical Archive cards will also have its own Japanese variant version that can be found in the Japanese Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters, and at least one will come in Collector Boosters in all languages.

In MTG Arena, they will be available as card styles of their original versions. More information on how they can be acquired is to be revealed in a later update.

JP Alt Demonic Tutor

Set Legality

Mystical Archive comes in every booster pack, making them legal for Limited (Sealed and Draft) play. They are curated as such that they will have a greater influence on the format.

These cards are not part of the main set, and only legal in the format they are original allowed in. In MTG Arena, they will be made legal for the Historic as the client’s eternal format.

Cards Not Legal in Historic

The following 7 cards will be excluded from Historic due to power-level concerns (source):

  • Swords to Plowshares
  • Counterspell
  • Dark Ritual
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Channel
  • Natural Order

These cards are still added to your collection if you open them in packs and can be crafted using Wildcards if desired.

For now, they can be used in friendly direct challenge modes, some specialty events, and against Sparky.

Spoilers and Card List

001 Approach of the Second Sun Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
002 Day of Judgment Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
003 Defiant Strike Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
004 Divine Gambit Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
005 Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
006 Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
007 Gods Willing Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
008 Mana Tithe Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
009 Revitalize Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
010 Swords to Plowshares Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
011 Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
012 Blue Sun's Zenith Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
013 Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
014 Compulsive Research Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
015 Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
016 Memory Lapse Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
017 Mind's Desire Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
018 Negate Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
019 Opt Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
020 Strategic Planning Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
021 Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
022 Time Warp Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
023 Whirlwind Denial Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
024 Agonizing Remorse Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
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026 Dark Ritual Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
027 Demonic Tutor Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
028 Doom Blade Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
029 Duress Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
030 Eliminate Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
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032 Sign in Blood Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
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034 Tendrils of Agony Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
035 Village Rites Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
036 Chaos Warp Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
037 Claim the Firstborn Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
038 Faithless Looting Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
Grapeshot
040 Increasing Vengeance Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
041 Infuriate Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
042 Lightning Bolt Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
043 Mizzix's Mastery Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
044 Shock Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
045 Stone Rain Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
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047 Urza's Rage Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
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049 Adventurous Impulse Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
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050 Channel Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
051 Cultivate Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
052 Harmonize Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
053 Krosan Grip Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
054 Natural Order Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
055 Primal Command Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
056 Regrowth Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
057 Snakeskin Veil Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
058 Weather the Storm Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
059 Despark Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
Electrolyze
061 Growth Spiral Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
062 Lightning Helix Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
063 Putrefy Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
064 Mystical Archives Spoiler Card
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Despark Mystical Archives
Electrolyze Mystical Archives
Growth Spiral Mystical Archives
Lightning Helix Mystical Archives
Putrefy Mystical Archives

Terence

Korean gamer in Australia. Proud owner of the DotGG and its network of websites. I especially enjoy fantasy worlds, role-playing games, and collecting things! Favorite games include World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering, and League of Legends.

6 Responses

  1. Topei says:

    I wonder how duplicate protection will work with the Mystical Archive cards.
    I also wonder whether every card as the same chance of being in the booster (1/63) or if the rarities matter in this regard.

    • Terence says:

      With the current system, it will likely work the same since they are not treated as card styles (except the Japanese variants).
      Regarding the rarity odds, we’ll find out and update the guide ASAP!

  2. illicit_bubbles says:

    I think you mean that those 7 cards WILL be excluded….

  3. droopsnoot says:

    Cool but why did they had to change the rarity of some of these? So if you want Day of Judgement you gotta spend 4 Mythics?