Last updated on August 8, 2022

Xira Arien - Illustration by Melissa A. Benson

Xira Arien | Illustration by Melissa A. Benson

Wizards announced an incredibly exciting promotion coming in the Dominaria United collector boosters during the set’s initial “Weekly MTG” preview stream: some packs will contain cards from the original 1994 Legends set. This is an incredibly unique promo that many wouldn’t have thought possible before the announcement.

These inserts aren’t new prints, but original cards printed in that release! How exactly did this promotion come about, and how can you take advantage of it? Let’s find out!

What Are Lost Legends?

Azusa, Lost but Seeking - Illustration by Winona Nelson

Azusa, Lost but Seeking | Illustration by Winona Nelson

Lost Legends is an upcoming promotion in Dominaria United. Collector booster packs have a chance to contain a random card from the 1994 set Legends. The hype with these packs is their chance to contain a sought-after or valuable card (emphasis on “chance”).

But the Lost Legends can be of any rarity, so you could also pull an uninspiring common. This is still a very cool promotion that I’m excited to take part in.

How are WotC able to run a promotion like this? Well, apparently a “lost” supply of Legends booster boxes was recently found at a warehouse in Washington state. These boxes (or at least some of them) were cracked, and the single cards inside them were added to the distribution of Dominaria United.

What Products Are Lost Legends Found in?

Lost Legends cards are only found in Dominaria United collector booster packs.

This is arguably the main downside of the promotion. Lost Legends are only available to players who can afford to open the most expensive boosters of the set. Those who are only able to open draft boosters and set boosters are effectively excluded from the promotion.

What Are the Chances of Getting a Lost Legends Card?

Lost Legends cards appear in 3% of collector boosters, which is still relatively frequent for these packs. Collector boxes contain 12 boosters in this set, so the chance of pulling at least one Lost Legends card in a box is around three in ten (0.36 to be exact).

There’s no indication so far whether it’s impossible to get more than one Lost Legends card per box.

List of Lost Legends Cards

There are a total of 244 cards from Legends included in the promotion. These are:

Acid Rain
Active Volcano
Adun Oakenshield
Aerathi Berserker
Aisling Leprechaun
Akron Legionnaire
Al-abara's Carpet
Alchor's Tomb
All Hallow's Eve
Amrou Kithkin
Angelic Voices
Angus Mackenzie
Anti-Magic Aura
Arcades Sabboth
Arena of the Ancients
Avoid Fate
Axelrod Gunnarson
Ayesha Tanaka
Azure Drake
Barktooth Warbeard
Bartel Runeaxe
Beasts of Bogardan
Black Mana Battery
Blazing Effigy
Blood Lust
Boris Devilboon
Bronze Horse
Carrion Ants
Cat Warriors
Chain Lightning
Chains of Mephistopheles
Clergy of the Holy Nimbus
Concordant Crossroads
Cosmic Horror
Crimson Kobolds
Crimson Manticore
Crookshank Kobolds
Cyclopean Mummy
D'Avenant Archer
Dakkon Blackblade
Demonic Torment
Devouring Deep
Divine Intervention
Divine Offering
Divine Transformation
Dream Coat
Durkwood Boars
Dwarven Song
Elder Land Wurm
Elder Spawn
Elven Riders
Emerald Dragonfly
Enchanted Being
Enchantment Alteration
Energy Tap
Evil Eye of Orms-by-Gore
Fallen Angel
Falling Star
Field of Dreams
Fire Sprites
Firestorm Phoenix
Flash Flood
Force Spike
Forethought Amulet
Fortified Area
Gabriel Angelfire
Gaseous Form
Gauntlets of Chaos
Ghosts of the Damned
Giant Slug
Giant Strength
Giant Turtle
Glyph of Delusion
Glyph of Destruction
Glyph of Doom
Glyph of Life
Glyph of Reincarnation
Gosta Dirk
Gravity Sphere
Great Wall
Greater Realm of Preservation
Hazezon Tamar
Headless Horseman
Hell Swarm
Hell's Caretaker
Holy Day
Horn of Deafening
Hornet Cobra
Horror of Horrors
Hyperion Blacksmith
Ichneumon Druid
In the Eye of Chaos
Indestructible Aura
Infernal Medusa
Infinite Authority
Jacques le Vert
Jasmine Boreal
Jedit Ojanen
Jerrard of the Closed Fist
Jovial Evil
Kasimir the Lone Wolf
Keepers of the Faith
Kei Takahashi
Killer Bees
Knowledge Vault
Kobold Drill Sergeant
Kobold Overlord
Kobold Taskmaster
Kobolds of Kher Keep
Lady Caleria
Lady Evangela
Lady Orca
Land Equilibrium
Land's Edge
Lesser Werewolf
Life Chisel
Life Matrix
Living Plane
Livonya Silone
Lost Soul
Mana Matrix
Marble Priest
Master of the Hunt
Mirror Universe
Mold Demon
Moss Monster
Mountain Stronghold
Nicol Bolas
North Star
Nova Pentacle
Osai Vultures
Part Water
Pavel Maliki
Petra Sphinx
Pit Scorpion
Pixie Queen
Planar Gate
Primordial Ooze
Psionic Entity
Psychic Purge
Quarum Trench Gnomes
Raging Bull
Ramses Overdark
Rapid Fire
Rasputin Dreamweaver
Red Mana Battery
Remove Enchantments
Remove Soul
Righteous Avengers
Ring of Immortals
Riven Turnbull
Rohgahh of Kher Keep
Rubinia Soulsinger
Segovian Leviathan
Serpent Generator
Shelkin Brownie
Shield Wall
Sol'kanar the Swamp King
Spinal Villain
Spirit Shackle
Spiritual Sanctuary
Storm Seeker
Storm World
Sword of the Ages
Sylvan Paradise
Syphon Soul
Tempest Efreet
Tetsuo Umezawa
The Abyss
The Brute
The Lady of the Mountain
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
The Wretched
Thunder Spirit
Time Elemental
Tobias Andrion
Torsten Von Ursus
Touch of Darkness
Triassic Egg
Tuknir Deathlock
Tundra Wolves
Untamed Wilds
Vaevictis Asmadi
Vampire Bats
Venarian Gold
Voodoo Doll
Walking Dead
Wall of Caltrops
Wall of Earth
Wall of Heat
Wall of Shadows
Wall of Vapor
Wall of Wonder
Whirling Dervish
Willow Satyr
Winds of Change
Winter Blast
Wolverine Pack
Wood Elemental
Xira Arien
Zephyr Falcon

List of Cards Not Included in Lost Legends 

For a few different reasons, a handful of cards from the original Legends set aren’t included in this promotion. Some of them just weren’t found in the boxes that are being used for Lost Legends.

There was also a print run error in Legends where only half of the uncommons in the set were included in a given batch of boxes. This batch is from the half that includes Pendelhaven but not the likes of Land Tax or Mana Drain.

The following cards aren’t included in Lost Legends:

Adventurers' Guildhouse
Blue Mana Battery
Brine Hag
Cathedral of Serra
Eternal Warrior
Floral Spuzzem
Frost Giant
Great Defender
Green Mana Battery
Heaven's Gate
Hunding Gjornersen
Ivory Guardians
Kry Shield
Land Tax
Lord Magnus
Mana Drain
Marhault Elsdragon
Mountain Yeti
Presence of the Master
Princess Lucrezia
Puppet Master
Rabid Wombat
Radjan Spirit
Ramirez DePietro
Relic Bind
Sea Kings' Blessing
Seafarer's Quay
Shimian Night Stalker
Sir Shandlar of Eberyn
Sivitri Scarzam
Spectral Cloak
Spirit Link
Sunastian Falconer
Tor Wauki
Underworld Dreams
Unholy Citadel
Wall of Dust
Wall of Light
Wall of Putrid Flesh
Wall of Tombstones
White Mana Battery

There are also cards that were essentially “removed from MTG” in June 2020 for racism and cultural issues, as well as cards featuring artwork by artists that don’t share WotC’s current social values. These cards are:

Alabaster Potion
Barbary Apes
Caverns of Despair
Craw Giant
Flash Counter
Gwendlyn Di Corci
Invoke Prejudice
Nether Void
Pradesh Gypsies
Relic Barrier
Sylvan Library
Wall of Opposition

Most Valuable and Noteworthy Lost Legends Cards

The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

There are some absolute bangers in Legends, but none more so than The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. It’s worth around $4,000 in good condition, and you’d expect it to be in amazing pack-fresh condition cracking it from a sealed collector booster! It’s also a Reserved List card, so it’s not likely to be reprinted soon.

Other notable cards like Chains of Mephistopheles, Moat, and The Abyss are all valued around the $1,000 to $1,500 mark. There are tons of other cards in the $100 range, and there’s also going to be an awful lot of (admittedly cool) bulk included in this promotion.

Why Is Wizards Doing This?

This is a cool promotion that will get players excited for the Dominaria United. Hype is already building: nobody really expects to get anything valuable in the packs, but the chance of it is tempting enough. The low odds of getting something valuable makes it even more exciting for whoever eventually gets those cards.

The promotion isn’t entirely without precedent. The original Zendikar set had a promotion called “Forgotten Treasures” that included cards from a variety of early sets, including Power 9 cards and other Reserved List cards. The cards for that promo were apparently bought from the secondary market, unlike with Lost Legends. Social media and MTG content creation are an entirely different beast these days, so the publicity that this promotion will get is going to be orders of magnitude greater.

Wizards may also be doing this because it just makes sense. Keeping the cards would have brought along storage and insurance costs, and almost any price that Wizards set for a “found” box of Legends would be controversial. The inclusion of Lost Legends in Dominaria United packs, the set that kicks off Magic’s 30th year, seems like a slam dunk.

Is the Story Behind Lost Legends Real or BS?

Some in the community believe that the story of finding these boxes is entirely fictional and that the Lost Legends are actually freshly-printed cards. I don’t believe this at all.

Ignoring the fact that it would be virtually impossible to mimic the card stock used in the original set, I don’t see why Wizards would choose to include Legends over something like Revised if they had a choice.

Wizards also gave out Legends packs at some events around 2018 to 2019. Three to four years between finding the boxes and figuring out the best place way to use them seems reasonable for a company of this size, especially if someone was keeping an eye on upcoming anniversaries.

Legends Found

Confounding Conundrum - Illustration by Bryan Sola

Confounding Conundrum | Illustration by Bryan Sola

The Lost Legends promotion is causing quite a stir across the internet. Players are already posting their pre-orders of collector boxes! It’s clearly popular and I think Wizards is very happy with the buzz it’s created.

Does this promotion tempt you to buy a collector booster? Are you going to go all in and hunting for a Tabernacle? Or are you just happy to see your friends crack Kobolds of Kher Keep? Let me know down below or over on Draftsim’s Twitter.

Whether you’re seeking to find Legends or not, may all your pulls be legendary!

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