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The Brothers' War

The Brothers’ War – Card Spoilers, Release Date, and More

Magic: The Gathering’s upcoming expansion, The Brothers’ War is expected to arrive to MTG Arena on November 15, 2022 at around 8 AM PST and worldwide release on November 18, 2022. It follows the story from the previous set, Dominaria United. In this guide, you’ll find all of the information we currently have available for The Brothers' War including all of the cards that have been revealed so far.

The Brothers’ War Set Details

The Brothers' War set logo
Set SymbolThe Brothers' War set symbol
Release DateMTG Arena: November 15, 2022
Tabletop: November 18, 2022
Expansion CodeBRO
Cards287
  • MTG Arena release on November 15, 2022, November 18 worldwide
  • Prerelease Events from November 11-17, 2022
  • Launch Party on the Weekend of November 18-20, 2022
  • Game Day from December 3-11, 2022
  • Time Period: This is an event set, covering a 40-60 year period in Dominaria’s past.
  • Completion of the “Painland” Cycle reprinted in Dominaria UnitedBrushland, Underground River, Llanowar Wastes, and Battlefield Forge
  • Full-Art Basic Lands: Basic lands from this set are full-art and depict huge mechanical creatures, representing the conflicting pervading Dominaria during this time period.
  • Retro-Frame Artifacts with Blueprint Treatment: This set will come with artifacts that get a special blueprint art treatment to depict them as pages from the sketchbooks of Urza, Mishra, Ashnod, and Tawnos.

Code

The free code the obtain 3 free The Brothers' Warpacks is PlayBRO. For all codes and instructions on redeeming them, click here:

The Brothers’ War News

The Brothers’ War Key Dates

  • 30th Anniversary Kickoff Stream: October 4
  • The Brothers’ War Story: October 20–26
  • Building Worlds Panel: October 20
  • Debut Video and Previews Begin: October 27
  • The Brothers’ War Magic 30 Previews: October 28–30
  • The Brothers’ War Previews Continue: October 31–November 4
  • WPN Game Store Prerelease Events: November 11–17
  • MTG Arena and Magic Online Release: November 15
  • The Brothers’ War Global Release: November 18
  • WPN Game Store Commander Party Events: December 16–18

The Brothers’ War Mechanics

Meld

Meld is a keyword action introduced in Eldritch Moon (inspired by the Unglued card B.F.M. (Big Furry Monster)) and means to turn two meld cards on the back side into one oversized card, if you control the proper pair. Meld returns with three meld pairs in The Brothers’ War depicting Urza, Mishra, and Titania at the apex of their powers.

Prototype

Artifact creatures with the Prototype ability let you play them with smaller power and toughness for a discount. They keep their abilities. Phyrexian Fleshgorger, starts out as a seven-mana colorless 7/5. If you pay the Prototype cost, it becomes a 3/3 creature that is black instead. It’s unclear whether all Prototype cards become colored artifacts if you pay the alternate cost.

Powerstones

Powerstones are artifact tokens that tap for one colorless mana but can’t be used to cast non-artifact spells. The mechanic debuted in Dominaria United, but only featured on one card, Karn, Living Legacy. In The Brothers’ War, it looks like we’ll see many more cards that either produce Powerstones or key off them.

Unearth

This returning mechanic lets you pay a creature’s Unearth cost from the graveyard and have it return to the battlefield with haste until end of turn.

The Brothers’ War Cards