The Lost Caverns of Ixalan

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan First Look – All Spoilers and Previews from Magic World Championship XXIX!

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is expected to arrive to MTG Arena on November 14, 2023. With Magic World Championship XXIX going on, the Preview Panel has revealed the parts of the new set to hype it up, along with many other spoilers such as Ravnica Remastered for tabletop. Below is the reveal from the official Wizards of the Coast site Daily MTG! Check out all the new art work, cards, and more. Of note are Jurassic Park Universes Beyond cards and Box Toppers that include powerful cards like Mana Crypt! Will they be legal for Historic?

When the Phyrexians invaded Ixalan, it seemed all hope was lost. But the bravery and cooperation of its people, united against a foe unlike any other, allowed the greatest force on the plane to turn the tides. Ixalan fought—and survived.

That was a year ago. With scars from the invasion fading, the excitement (and rewards) of exploration launches expeditions across the plane once more. This time, the journey heads down into the untold depths below: riches, wonders, mysteries, and ancient gods—all intertwined with danger—are just some of what awaits us with The Lost Caverns of Ixalan®.

New and returning characters, mechanics, and creatures—including Dinosaurs, of course—are all here.

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Key Art
Art by: Anna Podedworna

The race is on to Chimil, at the center of Ixalan itself, where familiar groups will encounter the unfamiliar beneath the land.

Chimil, the Inner Sun
Chimil, the Inner Sun | Art by: Adam Paquette
Burning Sun Cavalry
Burning Sun Cavalry | Art by: Josu Hernaiz
Explorer's Cache
Explorer’s Cache | Art by: Nereida
Art by: Zack Stella

The story for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan picks up with both Huatli and Saheeli sharing in the Sun Empire’s expedition below. Joining them is the new Planeswalker Quintorius, eager to dive into hidden history, as well as Kellen, who we first met in Wilds of Eldraine after he travelled through the Omenpaths to arrive at Ixalan.

Huatli, Poet of Unity
Huatli, Poet of Unity // Roar of the Fifth People
Quintorius Kand
Quintorius Kand | Art by: Zolton Boros
Saheeli, the Sun's Brilliance
Saheeli, the Sun’s Brilliance | Art by: Cynthia Sheppard
Kellan, Daring Traveler
Kellan, Daring Traveler | Art by: Marta Nael

You can enjoy the entire Magic Story of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan when the complete adventure drops on October 20, right here on DailyMTG.


Treasure, beautiful art, and veins of power elevate the Booster Fun cards we’ll discover, starting with basic lands.

These full-art lands show the Core of Paradise, located in the heart of Ixalan and the destination for the journey below. What’s uncovered along the way is shown in treatments that draw inspiration from Meso- and South America cultures, celebrating and expanding on the treatment design originally featured in March of the Machine earlier this year.

The Legends of Ixalan treatment is back (along with everyone’s favorite Goblin Pirate Breeches), and it’s taken to a new level for the Gods of Ixalan treatment as seen on the God Ojer Axonil, deity of the Temple of Power. Continuing the Mesoamerican inspiration, the borderless Oltec treatment for The Skullspore Nexus features bright colors and beautiful representations of even the deadliest threats.

We promised Dinosaurs, too! Ghalta, a hero from the defense against the Phyrexian invasion (as much as an unbelievable force of nature can be called a “hero”), is here too in gorgeous borderless glory.

As we delve down to the heart of Ixalan we’ll encounter rich veins of cosmium running throughout the underground. Brilliant and colorful, like forking tendrils of power reaching out, this incredible feature of Ixalan is captured with the return of the neon ink treatment first seen in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.

One of the places you’ll find cosmium neon ink cards are Collector Boosters, and we’ll share more about these beautiful cards soon.


We’ve seen the creatures, dangers, and depths of our return to Ixalan—but what about some treasure?

Coercive Portal (Treasure Trove)

Appearing as Box Toppers, a hoard of trinkets, baubles, equipment, and more—all powerful artifacts in their own right—are here to be discovered. Found in non-foil for Draft and Set Booster displays and traditional foil for Collector Booster displays, these Box Toppers await all who lay claim to The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.

While Box Toppers are found in a Box Topper Pack with The Lost Caverns of Ixalan displays, we’re bringing even more exciting cards into Set and Collector Boosters with the debut of Special Guests.

Lord of Atlantis

As a pathway to reprinting that we’re debuting with The Lost Caverns of IxalanSpecial Guests includes powerful Masters release–level reprints featuring art in the aesthetic of the set. Here, for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, one of Magic‘s iconic Merfolk is reimagined as having travelled the Omenpaths to find itself at home with the River Heralds—yet no less invigorating to all Merfolk.

And to be clear, we mean it when we say that cards from Special Guests can be powerful:

Mana Crypt

Special Guests will continue into future Magic sets, featuring a unique set symbol and collector numbers. For The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, non-foil cards from Special Guests can be found in Set Boosters, with traditional foil cards found in Collector Boosters.

Mana Crypt is more than just part of the debut for Special Guests and appears in Collector Boosters with the cosmium neon ink treatment (like Cavern of Souls shown earlier):

(Note that The List, a flavorful way to reprint cards in Set Boosters, also continues with The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.)

We’ll share more from Special Guests on October 24 with the debut for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.


Sixty-five million years in the making, this Universes Beyond partnership with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment brings the excitement and thrills of the blockbuster franchise Jurassic World to Magic: The Gathering.

Jurassic World Logo

Including charismatic characters, clever dinosaurs, and fantastic locations, these cards will delight fans of Ixalan and Jurassic World alike.

Found occasionally in Set Boosters and in every Collector Booster, the 26 Jurassic World Collection cards available in The Lost Caverns of Ixalan feature their own expansion symbol and the set code REX.

Jurassic World Collection

Plus, Secret Lair will join in the celebration with even more cards—we’ll share details around this and more for the Jurassic World Collection soon.


The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Set Logo

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Set Symbol

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Commander Set Symbol
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Commander

Special Guests Set Symbol
Special Guests

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Set Code: LCI

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Commander and Treasure Trove Set Code: LCC

Special Guests Set Code: SPG

WebsiteThe Lost Caverns of Ixalan


The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is available to preorder at your local game store, online at Amazon, and elsewhere Magic products are sold.

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Draft Booster Display
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Set Booster Display
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Collector Booster Display
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Bundle
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Bundle: Gift Edition
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Prerelease Pack
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ahoy Mateys Commander Deck
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The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Explorers of the Deep Commander Deck
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Veloci-Ramp-Tor Commander Deck


  • Complete Story Drop: October 20
  • Debut and Previews Begin: October 24
  • MTG Arena Streamer Event: November 9
  • Prerelease In-Store Play Events: November 10
  • MTG Arena Release: November 14
  • Global Release: November 17

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