Theros: Beyond Death Set Guide


Theros: Beyond Death is the 83rd Magic: The Gathering expansion and the 10th set to be included on MTG Arena. It will be released worldwide on January 16, 2020.

Follow our set guide for a full card spoilers, key dates, general information, new mechanics, events, artworks, and more! This guide will be kept up to date once we receive any new information.

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Set Details

  • Set Code: Unknown
  • Development Codename: Baseball
  • Release Date: January 16, 2020
  • Set Size: X Cards + X Supplemental Product Cards + X Tokens
    • X Commons
    • X Uncommons
    • X Rares
    • X Mythic Rares
    • X Basic Lands
    • 1 Buy-a-Box Promo – Unknown
    • X Planeswalker Deck unique cards
    • X Tokens

Set Theme and Story

Theros: Beyond Death is set on the underworld of the plane of Theros – the legendary world of gods, heroes and monsters. It is a top-down design inspired by Greek mythology, and is a continuation from the Theros block released on tabletop Magic in 2013. The planeswalker Elspeth Tirel makes an appearance as a Returned. You can read the story here.

Leak of the Art Depicting Elspeth in Theros: Beyond Death

Previously, the focus of Theros was on Enchantments (Nyx) and Devotion to each of the colors (Gods). It is speculated that these themes will make their return, with some cards hinting at this:

Event Dates

MTG Arena Events

Make sure to check out our Event Calendar for a full list of current and upcoming events!

  • Sealed Theros: Beyond Death: January 16, 2020 – February 10, 2020*
  • Traditional Draft Theros: Beyond Death: January 20, 2020  – until next set release*
  • Theros: Beyond Death Season 1: January 31, 2020 to February 29, 2020*
  • Ranked Draft Theros: Beyond Death: January 31, 2020  – until next set release*

* Exact date and times to be confirmed.

Tabletop Dates

  • Prerelease: January 17, 2020 – January 19, 2020
  • Tabletop Release Date: January 24, 2020

Set Highlights and Changes

Planeswalker Decks

Theros: Beyond Death will be the last non-core set to feature Planeswalker decks and will be replaced by another entry level product for new players.

Theros: Beyond Death Spoilers

The official Theros: Beyond Death preview season should start around end of December.