Last updated on October 17, 2023

Doubling Season - ‎Illustration by Chuck Lukacs

Doubling Season | Illustration by Chuck Lukacs

Although the entire world has slowed down due to COVID-19, it seems like WotC has no plans to rest this year. The hype for Core Set 2021 is still fresh, and now it’s time for MTG Double Masters. If you’re not familiar with the concept, the Masters series is a line of reprint sets each focusing on a certain theme. 2020’s Double Masters is ramping up the expectations with double the rare slots, double the box toppers, and double the first-picks in draft.

Without further ado, let’s jump in and see what this new set will bring!

Double Masters Basic Information

Blightsteel Colossus MTG card art by Chris Rahn

Blightsteel Colossus | Illustration by Chris Rahn

Set Details

whatkey info
Set SymbolDouble Masters set icon
Set Code2XM
Number of Cards332
Rarities●   91 common
●   80 uncommon
●   121 rare
●   40 mythic rare
Language(s)English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
Release DateAugust 7, 2020

Important Dates

Spoilers start on DailyMTG.comJuly 20, 2020
Available on Draftsim's draft simulatorJuly 30, 2020
Release on MTG OnlineJuly 31, 2020
Set releaseAugust 7, 2020
Launch Party eventsAugust 7, 2020 to August 9, 2020

About the Set

Mana Crypt MTG card art by Matt Stewart

Mana Crypt | Illustration by Matt Stewart

What separates Double Masters from previous Masters sets is that every Double Masters pack will have a lot more than regular packs usually do. Each booster will include two rares and two foils, and these two foils can be of any rarity, which means you can potentially get a total of four rares from a single pack! There will also be two non-foil showcase box topper cards included in each booster box, pulled from a pool of 40 fan-favorite cards with full-art treatments. Booster boxes, on their end, will include 24 packs.

For Double Masters, Collector Boosters will be replaced by the “VIP Edition,” which we'll discuss in a little bit.

Since there will be additional rare and foil cards in each pack, there are fewer cards in the common slot. This means that limited formats will see more high-rarity cards, and tournaments will be even more thrilling!

There is one sad piece of news, though: the set doesn't include reprints of fetch lands. We’ll get them somewhere in 2020—Secret Lairs don’t count—but we still need to wait for upcoming releases. Maybe Zendikar or a Commander product? Fingers crossed!

A Crazy Draft Format

Feel bad about passing all those fancy rares and mythics that you're opening? Never fear, this draft format has a huge twist! Each first pick that you make from a new pack during a Double Masters draft is actually two picks.

So, feel free to grab both mythics out of the pack. Or to actually improve your deck. You know, whatever you want to do. Yes, this means we're going to have to completely change how our draft simulator works, but that's cool!

I guess. #thanksWotC

Double Masters Card Gallery

Double Masters spoiler season has concluded, giving us a full view of what to expect with this reprint set. Take a look:










Taking a look at the cards along with the “double” theme, Double Masters is definitely focused on multiplying, including the copying of spells and permanents. There are plenty of new tokens, and a variety of ways to bulk up what you've got on the board or the stack. There's also quite a few artifacts and artifact-focused synergies going on so far, usually going hand-in-hand with those multiplying mechanics I just mentioned.

Here's a simple rundown of the limited archetypes for the 2-color combos:

Color ComboLimited Archetype
Azorius {W}{U}
Dimir {U}{B}
Rakdos {B}{R}Sacrifice
Gruul {R}{G}Ferocious
Selesnya {W}{G}Go wide
Orzhov {W}{B}Revolt and sacrificing creatures
Izzet {U}{R}
Golgari {B}{G}Morbid
Boros {W}{R}Equipment
Simic {U}{G}Ramp

What is the “VIP Edition”?

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice MTG card art by Victor Adame Minguez

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice | Illustration by Victor Adame Minguez

Double Masters VIP Edition is WotC's solution to Collector Boosters, but for a reprint set. This apparently means more cards, but at a higher price point.

Each VIP Edition pack will include 35 cards:

  • 2 foil showcase rares or mythics (out of 40 possible cards)
  • 2 foil rares or mythics
  • 8 foil uncommons
  • 9 foil commons
  • 12 full-art basic lands (2 are foil)
  • 2 foil double-sided tokens

The showcase/borderless cards have brand new art for some of the most popular cards across older formats like Commander, Legacy, Modern, and Pioneer.

And just to emphasize, all the lands you get are full art beauties. Including possibly the most iconic basic land art ever:

John Avon Island

So yes, the product is very expensive. But if you're a collector, you get a lot of premium stuff.

Where to Buy


As per usual, draft booster boxes will be available on Amazon right here.

Magic: The Gathering Double Masters Draft Booster Box | 24 Packs (360 Cards) | 1 Box Topper
  • TWO RARES. Each of the 24 Double Masters Draft Booster Packs inside your booster box contains not 1 but 2 rare or mythic rare Magic cards—at least.
  • TWO FOILS. All 24 packs have twice the shine, with 2 foils in each booster (can be any rarity).
  • TWO BOX TOPPERS. Each Double Masters Draft Booster Box contains 2 special box topper cards with beautiful borderless treatments.
  • TWO FIRST PICKS. Every pack of Double Masters has two rares—and when you booster draft, you can pick them both.
  • TOO POWERFUL. Play with some of the most powerful Magic cards ever, whether you're into Commander, Pioneer, Legacy, or all of the above.

If you want to treat yourself to just one pack, you can also do that

Magic: The Gathering Double Masters 2020 Draft Booster Pack | 15 Magic Cards | 2 Rares | 2 Foils
  • WHAT'S INSIDE: 15 Magic cards and 1 token (8 commons, 3 uncommons, 2 rares or mythic rares, 2 foil Magic cards that can be any rarity)
  • THINK YOU'RE SEEING DOUBLE? Look again. Double Masters draft booster packs really do give you all the best parts of an MTG booster—twice.
  • TWO RARES. Each Double Masters Draft Booster Pack contains not 1 but 2 rare or mythic rare Magic cards—at least.
  • TWO FOILS. Every pack has twice the shine, with two foils in each booster.
  • TWO FIRST PICKS. Every pack of Double Masters has two rares—and when you booster draft, you can pick them both..TOO POWERFUL. Full of high-powered reprints and fan favourites, Double Masters contains the some of the most beloved - and feared - Magic: The Gathering cards ever created.

However, there is a rare discount on Amazon if you buy three packs instead of one:

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And if your budget is somewhere in between, you can snag a VIP edition collector pack:

Magic: The Gathering Double Masters 2020 VIP Edition | 33 Cards (23 Foils)
  • Double Masters VIP Edition contains a combination of 4 rare or mythic rare foils (see below for contents) —2 featuring beautiful borderless art, printed here for the first time.
  • Play with some of the most dominating Magic cards ever, whether you're into Commander, Pioneer, Legacy, or all of the above.
  • As beautiful as they are powerful, most of the cards in Double Masters VIP Edition are foil— 23 foils in all.
  • Take in the scenery with 12 basic lands with special full art—2 in foil and 10 non-foil.
  • Contents: 33 Magic cards plus 2 double-sided tokens. 2 foil borderless cards (either 2 rare foil borderless cards or 1 rare and 1 mythic rare foil borderless card), 2 foil rares or mythics (2 rare foil regular frame cards or 1 rare and 1 mythic rare foil regular frame card), 8 foil uncommons, 9 foil commons, and 12 full-art basic lands (2 foil and 10 non-foil).


You can also get the VIP Edition or draft booster boxes from eBay.


Tha regular (draft booster box):


Double Masters Booster Box

Prices seem to be a little lower than others for now, so you can check TCGPlayer to preorder Double Masters:

Masterful Send-off

Doubling Season alternate MTG card art by Ron Spencer

Doubling Season showcase frame | Illustration by Ron Spencer

Since packs will have more value, almost every player will want to get their hands on a Double Masters pack and this might even lead to more players taking part in tournaments. It will also be released on Magic Online, so digital-only players will be able to enjoy it as well.

So, what do you think about Double Masters? What themes and mechanics are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

And if you're excited about the next iteration of Double Masters, Double Masters 2022, you can check out our article here.

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  • Avatar
    Sie Ching Han July 10, 2020 2:41 am

    MTG nowaday is just for profit for WoC. In the past card like Lion Eye Diamond that I open now is $300. However Liliana of the Veil, Innistrad, that i bought on 2013, stay the same $60. Why? they keep reprinted whether it is Commander, Master or other. And sell it as premium. And look at nowaday booster box on Therox, the expensive card all on Mythic….the rare is just average good value ($9 Dryad, other is $6 and below) therefore they can sell premium booster with more mythic and rares (they can give more rare as there are need to have 4 copies on Mythic thus forcing you buy more and more). While it is fun to play, now it is more about making money for WoC. Player will be lucky to make slight profit on the booster box they open / their collection in 5 year or more. With this development and the virus issue it is more fun now to play arena as it is free

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      Dan Troha July 10, 2020 8:52 am

      MTG has always been about $ for WotC/Hasbro – they are a company! 🙂 Yes, I also believe that this flood of premium products is a massive cash grab. But I wouldn’t plan on using MTG cards as a long term investment. It’s nice enough that they retain their value over the years. How many hobbies even have that characteristic? If you really care about making money after you get the cards, invest in real estate or cryptocurrency 😛

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