Wizards of the Coast will be releasing the 2012 Magic: the Gathering Core Set (or M12) this summer. It is no coincidence that the tag line for M12 is “Gather Your Allies.” M12 will be released just a short month after the new Commander decks hit store shelves.
“Standard rotates once each year, with the release of the October large set. Magic 2012 will enter Standard on its release without knocking anything out, then Magic 2011 and Zendikar block will leave Standard with the release of “Shake.” The Standard format between Magic 2012 and “Shake” will consist of Zendikar block, Scars of Mirrodin block, Magic 2011, and Magic 2012. After the release of “Shake,” it will consist of Scars of Mirrodin Block, Magic 2012, and “Shake.”
5/26 Update – M12 previews have begun. Bookmark this page here and subscribe to receive updates.
6/1 Update – Several M12 Spoilers include: Sorin Markov, Serra Angel, Sengir Vampire, Dungrove Elder, Archon of Justice, Giant Spider, Furyborn Hellkite, Flameblast Dragon, and new Accessories.
6/24 Update – Jace, Memory Adept
6/26 Update – M12 Previews are now underway
As with any new core set, some cards will stay around while others get the axe and are replaced with either brand new cards or reprinted ones. While it is highly unlikely for Phryrexian Rebirth to replace Day of Judgment, there are a lot of other Magic: the Gathering cards that may not make it to M12.
Will Grave Titan, Primeval Titan, and Sun Titan return to wreak havoc on Standard again?
Will casual favorite Baneslayer Angel make a reappearance?
What about the planewalkers? Will Garruk Wildspeaker, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Ajani Goldmane have updated versions or just new art?
What Magic: the Gathering cards do you want to see printed in M12?
The Magic 2012 Core Set will feature 249 cards and have a Release Date of July 15, 2011 with Prerelease Events occurring on July 9-10, 2011, Launch Parties taking place July 15-18, 2011, and the M12 Game Day on August 13-14, 2011.
The Magic: the Gathering M12 Design Team was led by Mark Globus, with Doug Beyer, Aaron Forsythe, and Ken Nagle also on board.
M12 was developed with Tom LaPille in charge of Kelly Digges, Peter Schaefer, Mike Turian, Steve Warner, and Dave Humpherys.
Red Sun’s Zenith, Black Sun’s Zenith, Myr Turbine, Corrupted Conscience, Blue Sun’s Zenith, Spine of Ish Sah, Victory’s Herald, Blightsteel Colossus, Myr Welder, and Thrun, the Last Troll are just a few of the new Magic: the Gathering cards from Mirrodin Besieged.
Also check out Mirrodin Besieged spoiler list, Into the Core and Infect & Defile Event Decks, Must Own Rares, War Leagues, New Art, and Booster Packs.
Magic: the Gathering – Tactics
Black Lotus, Rain of Arrows, Black Knight, Elite Archer, Head of the Gorgon, Force of Nature, Polymorph, and Silence are several of the Magic: the Gathering cards from MTG Tactics.
View the entire MTG Tactics White card list, Blue card list, Black card list, Red card list, Green card list, Artifact card list, Promo Card list, Keyword Abilities, Store, and Auction House.
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