Wizards of the Coast has announced that March of the Machine, the latest Magic: The Gathering set, is scheduled to release on April 21, 2023.
March of the Machine is the final installment to the four-part Phyrexian storyline and will see players team up with Legendary creatures and Planeswalkers from all across the Multiverse to battle against the Phyrexian invasion.
This latest set will feature several new mechanics, the most exciting being a brand new card type – Battle. Battles are a new type of dual-faced card: when you play a Battle, you pick an opponent to protect it. Similarly to Planeswalkers, Battles can be damaged or attacked, and when they are defeated, flip into a powerful new card for free.
Another new feature is the creature-based mechanic, Backup. Backup allows players to add +1/+1
counters to creatures and gain additional abilities based on the creature giving the counter.
Fans of the Phyrexian armada will also get to play with Incubators – artifacts that enter with a
number of +1/+1 counters and can be turned into creatures by paying two mana.
When the March of the Machines set launches, it will also see the return of both Jumpstart and Commander product lines, which will have five commander deck themes to choose from:
- Phyrexian Cats
- Zhalfir Knights
- Shaman Creatures
- Convoke Angels
- Gremlin Artifacts
Five new Jumpstart booster themes will also be introduced:
March of the Machine will launch on April 21, 2023, and will be available as Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, Jumpstart Boosters, Welcome Boosters, Commander decks, Bundles, and a Secret Lair.