Last updated on June 10, 2022

Dominaria United promo art - Illustration by Chris Rahn

Dominaria United promo art | Illustration by Chris Rahn

Magic’s 30th anniversary is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by returning to the plane where it all began, Dominaria! Magic’s next Standard set will be Dominaria United, which releases in early September of 2022.

Few details regarding the set and story are available but WotC has confirmed that the main story arch will take place over four sets and unravel all sorts of previously unknown info about the Multiverse and planes we all thought we knew so well.

There’s lots of key details and important dates you need to know, so let’s get started!

Dominaria United Set Information

Dominaria united promo art


Set Details

Set SymbolDominaria United set symbol
Set CodeDMU
Number of CardsTBA

Important Dates

Previews startJuly 26, 2022
Available on Draftsim’s draft simulatorTBD
Available on Arena TutorTBD
Prerelease weekSeptember 2 to 8, 2022
Release dateSeptember 9, 2022
Store ChampionshipJuly 9 to 17, 2022

About the Set: The Story

Shanna, Sisay's Legacy - Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy | Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

Dominaria United’s story goes back to where Magic’s story began: the plane of Dominaria. Little is known with regards to the details or plot, but the main story arc is said to span across four sets, where the ultimate mysteries and the fate of the plane—as well as the Multiverse—will be uncovered.


Saga Cards

While no new or returning mechanics have been spoiled just yet, there’s some speculation as to what mechanics will be returning from 2018’s Dominaria. The most prominent and likely return are the saga enchantment cards. These enchantments supply a few beneficial effects, one on each main phase for three turns, before they expire and are destroyed or transformed.

Historic Mechanic

Another possible returning mechanic is the “historic” mechanic, which refers to artifact, legendary, and saga spells. Dominaria is certainly a historic plane and there will likely be plenty of legendaries and artifacts in the set to empower it.

Available Products

Draft Boosters

Dominaria United draft boosters

Draft boosters are, well, made to be drafted with! They’re your classic booster pack. Dominaria United is obviously going to include these in their product line, and they won’t be anywhere near the last set to have them. The Dominaria United draft boosters feature art of Karn, Jodah, Archmage Eternal, and Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy (in front of the Weatherlight?).

Dominaria United draft boosters contain:

  • 1 basic land
  • 10 commons
  • 3 uncommons
  • 1 rare/mythic
  • 1 marketing/token card
Magic: The Gathering Dominaria United Draft Booster Box | 36 Packs + Box Topper Card (541 Magic Cards)
  • 36 Dominaria United MTG Draft Boosters + 1 foil Box Topper card
  • Best boosters for drafting Dominaria United
  • 15 Magic cards per booster
  • 1 Legendary Creature in every pack
  • 1 Traditional Foil card in 33% of packs

Set Boosters

Dominaria United set boosters

Set boosters are boosters that aren’t meant to be drafted with. They’re an alternative style of pack made to be cracked. They feature more rares and uncommons as well as cards with alternate arts and foil versions. Buying a set booster box also includes a foil box topper card, which is yet to be revealed. The Dominaria United set boosters feature art of Liliana Vess and Ajani Goldmane mid-battle.

Dominaria United set boosters contain:

  • 1 art card
  • 1 basic land
  • 6 commons/uncommons
  • 1 unique common/uncommon
  • 2 “wild cards” (any rarity from common to mythic)
  • 1 rare/mythic
  • 1 foil card
  • 1 marketing/token card
Magic: The Gathering Dominaria United Set Booster Box | 30 Packs + Box Topper Card (361 Magic Cards)
  • 30 Dominaria United Set Boosters + 1 foil Box Topper card
  • Best MTG boosters to open just for fun
  • 12 Magic: The Gathering cards per booster
  • 1–4 cards of rarity Rare or higher in every pack
  • At least 1 Legendary Creature and 1 Traditional Foil card in every pack

Collector Boosters

Dominaria United collector booster

Collector boosters return with another set. These are like set boosters on steroids. They include at least 10 foil cards and at least five rares. They’re super fun to open up because you’re always excited about the next card, even if it’s just an uncommon. The Dominaria United collector boosters featured stylized art of a nightmare version of Braids.

Dominaria United collector boosters contain:

  • 1 extended art rare/mythic
  • 1 foil rare/mythic
  • 9 foil commons/uncommons
  • 3 special-frame cards
  • 1 basic land
  • 1 foil token
Magic: The Gathering Dominaria United Collector Booster | 15 Magic Cards
  • 15 Dominaria United cards + 1 foil token
  • Full of rares, foils, and special treatments
  • 10–13 foil cards in every pack—including at least 2 foil Legendary Creatures
  • 5–6 cards of rarity Rare or higher
  • Return to Magic’s home plane in a set full of your favorite MTG legends and heroes

Jumpstart Boosters

Dominaria United Jumpstart boosters

One of the more interesting returns are Jumpstart boosters! Dominaria United Jumpstart boosters are theme-specific packs that are meant to be shuffled together and played with right away. They have a rare, some basic lands, two of which are foil, and plenty of filler to make a complete deck.

Magic: The Gathering Dominaria United Jumpstart Booster Box | 18 Packs (360 Magic Cards)
  • 18 Dominaria United Jumpstart Boosters—20 Magic cards per booster
  • 2 Traditional Foil Land cards in every pack
  • 2 Rare cards in every pack—including 1 new card not found in the DMU main set
  • Each pack contains cards of a certain theme—mix and match for wild mashups
  • Grab 2 Jumpstart packs, shuffle, and you’re ready to rumble

Prerelease Packs

Dominaria United prerelease pack

Prerelease packs are available during prerelease events. The idea behind this product is to give new players a look at the set and what to expect from it along with some goodies to whet your appetite for the set. The Dominaria United prerelease packs feature art of a crowd gathering under Apocalypse’s Coalition Flag.

Dominaria United prerelease packs contain:

  • 1 themed insert
  • 6 booster packs
  • 1 spindown life counter
  • 1 premium rare/mythic promo card

Dominaria United Bundle

Dominaria United bundle

Set bundles are what you want if the set really speaks to you. This has everything you need to get started in a new format, add to your collection, or enjoy a new set with your friends! The Dominaria United bundles sport Liliana/Ajani art as the set boosters.

Dominaria United bundles contain:

  • 8 set boosters
  • 20 basic lands
  • 20 foil basic lands
  • 1 oversized spindown life counter
  • 1 foil promo card
  • 1 card storage box
Magic: The Gathering Dominaria United Bundle | 8 Set Boosters + Accessories
  • 8 Dominaria United Set Boosters
  • 1 foil alt-art promo card
  • 40 basic land cards (20 foil + 20 nonfoil)
  • Spindown life counter + card storage box
  • Return to Magic’s home plane in a set full of your favorite MTG legends and heroes

Commander Decks

Dominaria United EDH decks

The Dominaria United EDH decks are still shrouded in secrecy. All we know right now is that there will be two Commander precons with this set. That’s it, that’s all.

The Dominaria United Commander decks contain:

  • 1 foil-etched display commander
  • 2 foil legendaries
  • 98 other cards
  • 10 double-sided tokens
  • 1 life wheel
  • 1 deck box
Magic: The Gathering Dominaria United Commander Decks | 4 Decks – 2 of Each Deck
  • Includes 4 Dominaria United Commander Decks, with 2 of each deck
  • 4 Collector Booster Sample Packs—1 with each deck
  • Each ready-to-play deck contains 100 Magic cards (2 traditional foil + 98 nonfoil)
  • 1 foil-etched Display Commander, 10 tokens, 1 life tracker + 1 deck box with each deck
  • 10 MTG cards not found in the DMU main set in each deck

Wrap Up

Karn, Scion of Urza - Illustration by Chase Stone

Karn, Scion of Urza | Illustration by Chase Stone

There’s still plenty of details to learn about Dominaria United. WotC has barely given us a taste of the set, and there will be plenty more to come. I’m very excited to see the returning mechanics (and maybe even returning cards and characters) that we’ll get to open in just a few months.

What do you think about this new set? Are you excited about another return set coming up? Or do you think it’s a little too much, with the supplemental sets and all, coming out while Streets of New Capenna is barely three weeks old? Let me know what you think down in the comments, or head over to talk about it in the official Draftsim Discord. And don’t forget to check back here regularly for new spoilers, updates, and set details.

Until next time, stay safe and stay healthy!

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  • Newconcept June 24, 2022 1:07 pm

    Gj! This is a well-detailed article. I hope visual card spoilers coming soon 🙂

    • Dan Troha June 24, 2022 2:56 pm

      They’ll be here before you know it!

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