Last updated on April 17, 2023

Island (March of the Machine) - Illustration by Grady Frederick

Island (March of the Machine) | Illustration by Grady Frederick

The Phyrexian machine is finally marching across the Multiverse, and it’s surely stepping over lands. No matter if you’re on Ixalan, Dominaria, or Ravnica, the machine is coming to get you.

March of the Machine is taking the war to every single plane, and MTG designers took the opportunity use lands to show these battles and how the planes are affected. So let’s take a look at the lands we can get in MOM boosters and MOM Commander decks.

Ready? Let’s go!

The Common Gain Lands

March of the Machine has reprinted the 10 gain lands. The new version shows the Phyrexian invasion on various planes like Kamigawa, Ixalan, and New Capenna.

Each draft booster has a 50% chance of having a gain land in the place of a basic land, and that mostly helps the consistency of the Limited formats. The gain lands are a nice budget option to include in a 2-color Commander deck. They even have synergies in Orzhov () decks that care about lifegain triggers.

Slow Standard control decks usually play two or three of these lands. They come into play tapped, but that’s not a huge issue. The extra life also helps to survive the early game.

Basic Land Cycles

Your basic lands, this time related to the Phyrexian Invasion of the Multiverse. There are Phyrexian symbols all around.

Full-Art Lands

MOM full-art Swamp

MOM features two full-art lands for each basic. They all show the effects of the Phyrexian invasion across the Multiverse on different land types and planes, and you can get them in the normal and foil versions.

March of the Machine Commander

If the regular March of the Machine set lacks for rare lands, here’s the full course. There are five Commander decks in March of the Machine Commander, and four of them are 3-color decks. WotC knows those are perfect for rare land reprint.

All decks have staple reprints like Command Tower and the siblings Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse, along with the flexible Exotic Orchard. Almost all MOC decks also have lands like Path of Ancestry and Rogue's Passage.

Growing Threat Lands

Growing Threat bring interesting lands like Fetid Heath, which is the best for reprint value, Spire of Industry for artifact-based decks, Vault of the Archangel, and Karn's Bastion, along with nice lands like Tainted Field and Temple of Silence.

Magic The Gathering March of the Machine Commander Deck - Growing Threat (100-Card Deck, 10 Planechase cards, Collector Booster Sample Pack + Accessories)
  • Growing Threat (White-Black deck)—100-card ready-to-play March of the Machine Commander Deck with 2 Traditional Foil Legendary cards and 98 nonfoil cards
  • 10 Planechase cards and 1 planar die to trigger unique abilities and jump across the Multiverse
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 2 special treatment cards from the March of the Machine main set, including 1 Rare or Mythic Rare and at least 1 Traditional Foil card
  • Accessories—1 Foil-Etched Display Commander, 10 double-sided tokens, Life Tracker, and deck box
  • Deck introduces 10 never-before-seen MTG cards to Commander

Cavalry Charge Lands

Cavalry Charge, the first tricolor deck of the bunch, is an Esper () deck that has the related Temples, the thriving lands, the corresponding reveal lands like Choked Estuary and Port Town, the snarl land (Shineshadow Snarl), and the tango lands (Prairie Stream, Sunken Hollow).

Magic The Gathering March of the Machine Commander Deck - Cavalry Charge (100-Card Deck, 10 Planechase cards, Collector Booster Sample Pack + Accessories)
  • Cavalry Charge (White-Blue-Black deck)—100-card ready-to-play March of the Machine Commander Deck with 2 Traditional Foil Legendary cards and 98 nonfoil cards
  • 10 Planechase cards and 1 planar die to trigger unique abilities and jump across the Multiverse
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 2 special treatment cards from the March of the Machine main set, including 1 Rare or Mythic Rare and at least 1 Traditional Foil card
  • Deck introduces 10 never-before-seen MTG cards to Commander
  • Accessories—1 Foil-Etched Display Commander, 10 double-sided tokens, Life Tracker, and deck box

Divine Convocation Lands

Divine Convocation is a Jeskai () deck with the related Temples and reveal lands/snarls. The reprint of Kher Keep fits the token theme of the deck. Moorland Haunt would be interesting here since it also fits, and it’s the only miss from the cycle.

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Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Commander Deck - Divine Convocation (100-Card Deck, 10 Planechase cards, Collector Booster Sample Pack + Accessories)
  • Divine Convocation (Blue-Red-White deck)—100-card ready-to-play March of the Machine Commander Deck with 2 Traditional Foil Legendary cards and 98 nonfoil cards
  • 10 Planechase cards and 1 planar die to trigger unique abilities and jump across the Multiverse
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 2 special treatment cards from the March of the Machine main set, including 1 Rare or Mythic Rare and at least 1 Traditional Foil card
  • Deck introduces 10 never-before-seen MTG cards to Commander
  • Accessories—1 Foil-Etched Display Commander, 10 double-sided tokens, Life Tracker, and deck box

Call for Backup Lands

Call for Backup is the Naya () deck with a value reprint in Gavony Township, which is awesome because the deck focuses on +1/+1 counters. There are also the Naya Temples, tango lands, Kessig Wolf Run, and the corresponding reveal/snarl lands.

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Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Commander Deck - Call for Backup (100-Card Deck, 10 Planechase cards, Collector Booster Sample Pack + Accessories)
  • Call for Backup (Red-Green-White deck)—100-card ready-to-play March of the Machine Commander Deck with 2 Traditional Foil Legendary cards and 98 nonfoil cards
  • 10 Planechase cards and 1 planar die to trigger unique abilities and jump across the Multiverse
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 2 special treatment cards from the March of the Machine main set, including 1 Rare or Mythic Rare and at least 1 Traditional Foil card
  • Deck introduces 10 never-before-seen MTG cards to Commander
  • Accessories—1 Foil-Etched Display Commander, 10 double-sided tokens, Life Tracker, and deck box

Tinker Time Lands

Tinker Time is a Temur () deck. As with all the decks in MOC, there are reprints of the corresponding Temples and reveal/snarl lands.

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Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Commander Deck - Tinker Time (100-Card Deck, 10 Planechase cards, Collector Booster Sample Pack + Accessories)
  • Tinker Time (Green-Blue-Red deck)—100-card ready-to-play March of the Machine Commander Deck with 2 Traditional Foil Legendary cards and 98 nonfoil cards
  • 10 Planechase cards and 1 planar die to trigger unique abilities and jump across the Multiverse
  • 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack—contains 2 special treatment cards from the March of the Machine main set, including 1 Rare or Mythic Rare and at least 1 Traditional Foil card
  • Deck introduces 10 never-before-seen MTG cards to Commander
  • Accessories—1 Foil-Etched Display Commander, 10 double-sided tokens, Life Tracker, and deck box

Where to Get Them

Full-art basics can be found in draft, set, and collector booster packs. In this set we only have basics and commons to care about, fortunately, and those are easy to find in set and draft boosters. Collector booster packs have a guaranteed full-art foil basic, so there’s that.

Draft Boosters

MOM draft booster box

MOM draft boosters have 8 to 9 commons, and roughly 33% of them come with a traditional foil card that can be a basic or common gain land. You get one basic land in each pack, including a full-art basic land in 33% of boosters. Also, 50% of the time a common gain land sits in the basic land slot.

Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Draft Booster Box | 36 Packs (540 Magic Cards)
  • 36 March of the Machine MTG Draft Boosters—the best boosters for drafting March of the Machine
  • 15 Magic: The Gathering cards per booster
  • At least 1 Multiverse Legend card in every pack
  • 1–2 cards of rarity Rare or higher in every pack
  • 1 Traditional Foil card in 33% of packs

Set Boosters

MOM set booster box

In set boosters you’ll find a full-art basic land in 36% of the packs. You can also get gain lands in traditional foil or foil-etched treatment, and a basic land or full-art harbinger basic in traditional foil or non-foil.

Magic The Gathering March of the Machine Set Booster Box | 30 Packs (360 Magic Cards), (D17900000)
  • 30 March of the Machine Set Boostersthe best MTG boosters to open just for fun
  • 12 Magic: The Gathering cards per booster
  • At least 1 Multiverse Legend card in every pack
  • 15 cards of rarity Rare or higher in every pack
  • Foil card and Art Card in every pack

Collector Boosters

MOM collector booster box

This is where all the cards in foil treatment appear. In collector boosters you get a traditional foil full-art basic land and five common traditional foil cards, including standard basic lands and the common tapped duals.

Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Collector Booster Box | 12 Packs (180 Magic Cards)
  • 12 March of the Machine MTG Collector Boosters—get direct access to the coolest cards
  • 15 Magic cards + 1 foil token in each booster—including 5 cards of rarity Rare or higher and a total of 10–12 Traditional Foil cards
  • 1 special foil in every pack—get at least 1 Halo Foil, Foil-Etched, or Double Rainbow Serialized card in every pack
  • 3 foil Multiverse Legends in every Collector Booster, including 1 of rarity Rare or higher
  • 1–3 Extended-Art cards and a legion of other special treatments in every pack

Jumpstart Boosters

MOM Jumpstart booster box

In Jumpstart boosters you can find find traditional foil basic lands in each booster along with a non-foil full-art basic land.

Magic: The Gathering March of the Machine Jumpstart Booster Box | 18 Packs (360 Magic Cards)
  • 18 March of the Machine Jumpstart Boosters—20 MTG cards per booster
  • 2 Traditional Foil Land cards in every pack
  • 2 Rare cards in every pack—1 Rare or Mythic Rare + 1 Rare card designed for Jumpstart boosters
  • Each pack has 1 of 5 possible themes and each theme comes in 2 variants—mix and match to save the Multiverse
  • Just grab 2 Jumpstart packs, shuffle, and you’re ready to rumble

Wrap Up

Dismal Backwater - Illustration by Chris Ostrowski

Dismal Backwater | Illustration by Chris Ostrowski

March of the Machine certainly delivers on many fronts, but it’s a little bit lacking in the land department. It’s a set with lots of cool and powerful cards, battle cards, and TDFCs, so the rare lands we’d expect from a normal expansion took a hit. We sure can get a lot of cool full-art basic lands, and the Commander decks bring needed reprints to dual lands.

Which MOM land cards took your interest? Let me know in the comments below, or over in the Draftsim Discord.

Be safe out there, and go crack some packs!


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