Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Eternal Masters Speculation

Wizards had to reprint something in 2016 and they apparently want Modern Masters to be a bi-annual product. Thus, this announcement:

In short:
* Old cards
* Very few Modern legal cards, focus on older cards
* No reserved list cards
* Eternal Masters will be available both in paper and online (i.e. not like Vintage Masters)
* Release date is June 10 2016
* The set is as big as Modern Masters 2015
* Packs will be $6.99 online and $9.99 in paper.

Confirmed cards are Force of Will and Wasteland.

This will help enable paper Pauper, which is a good thing. It is also very likely that there will be a new format (probably called Eternal) which will be Legacy without the reserved list. That will likely be a severe blow to Legacy. Some people say this will increase the value of the reserved list cards, but I think it will reduce the value of those cards. If people play Eternal instead of Legacy why would they need reserved list cards?

If there is no Eternal format the target audience is probably Commander players and Cube owners.

Here are some cards that could likely be reprinted in Eternal Masters

Ancient Tomb
Blue & Red Elemental Blast
Cabal Therapy
Chain Lightning
Containment Priest
Cursed Scroll
Dack Fayden
Elvish Spirit Guide
Food Chain
Gobin Recruiter
Grim Tutor
Hymn to Tourach
Imperial Recruiter
Imperial Seal
Land Tax
Lin-Sivvi, Defiant Rebel
Lotus Petal
Mana Crypt
Mana Drain
Maze of Ith
Mishra's Factory
Mother of Runes
Oath of Druids
Phyrexian Altar
Scroll Rack
Show and Tell
Sneak Attack
Sol Ring
Sneak Attack
Strip Mine
Sword to Plowshares
Sylvan Library
Rishadan Port
Tangle Wire
Toxic Deluge
True-Name Nemesis
Vampiric Tutor

As for the Modern legal reprints, who knows? Maybe very expensive and widely played Modern cards like these:

Blood Moon
Chalice of the Void
Goblin Guide
Inkmoth Nexus
Lord of Atlantis
Path to Exile
Serum Visions

I doubt we will see anything printed in Innistrad or later as they will be saving those cards for Modern Masters 2017. I also believe they are saving the enemy fetchlands for later.

Of course all cards on the Modern banned list are available to reprint.

They will also need 10 draftabe archetypes. As soon as we know them we can adjust the likelihood of certain reprints.

Do you think there is another card that is likely to be reprinted? Please comment below

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