Magic: The Gathering The Brothers’ War Sees the Transformers Make Their Way to the MTG Universe

Wizards of the Coast has announced that The Brothers’ War, the latest set for Magic: The Gathering, will release on November 18, 2022.

The second installment to the four-part Phyrexian storyline and the first standard set to incorporate Universes Beyond with Transformers, The Brothers’ War depicts the events of one of the most nostalgic and world-defining moments in Magic’s history and will contain 287 cards to use and collect.

Players from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia that purchase at least PHP5,600 worth of The Brothers’ War products can receive a limited-edition Token collectible – “Construct” or “Urzan Automaton” – while stocks last.

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These tokens are the first two of a three-part series set, with varied transparency, of the MTG The Brothers’ War Battlefield Mural. The Battlefield Mural can be connected to the earlier limited-edition 3-part token set,
which was progressively released since the launch of MTG Dominaria United in September.

Here’s an overview of the upcoming set:

Amidst the devastating Phyrexian invasion, Planeswalker Teferi seeks answers in the past through the legend of a bitter rivalry between two brothers, Urza and Mishra. The Brothers’ War, known also as the ‘Antiquities War’, was a conflict that shattered the plane of Dominaria with titanic mechs, colossal dreadnaughts, and magical warfare, inciting a series of events that shaped the future of the entire Multiverse.

First depicted in Magic’s second-ever expansion set released in 1994, ‘Antiquities’, The Brothers’ War reveals the sibling rivalry as not so much a tale of ‘good vs. evil’ as the legends depict.

With the plane entrenched in mech warfare, The Brothers’ War is a set heavily focused on artifacts. Among these include Powerstones, colorless artifact tokens first introduced in Dominaria United that can be tapped for additional mana that cannot be used on non-artifact spells.

Prototype, another mechanic seen on artifact creatures, is an alternate cost for giant mechs, allowing them to enter the battlefield for less mana but with less power, toughness, and abilities.

The Brothers’ War also reintroduces fan-favorite mechanics such as Meld, a keyword that combines two cards to create one oversized card, and Unearth, which allows cards to return from the graveyard, with the cost of it being exiled at the end of the turn.

As the first-ever mainline Magic set to incorporate Universes Beyond, The Brothers’ War
also brings Transformers into the fray.

Magic: The Gathering The Brothers’ War will be available on November 18, 2022 and will retail for PHP5,600 in the Philippines.

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