Last updated on June 3, 2021

Answered Prayers - Illustration by Seb McKinnon

Answered Prayers | Illustration by Seb McKinnon

It’s been ages since the release of the first Modern Horizons, a set that targets the Modern and eternal formats. Remember the experience of drafting ninjas? That sneaky ninjutsu mechanic always gives your opponent chills. Or how can we forget Sam Black’s ridiculous Stream Control deck?

And what about Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis, the card that terrorized Modern (and even Legacy)? The set design that gave birth to this monstrosity is now coming back.

Modern Horizons 2 will be here soon!

Basic Information

Important Dates

Let’s take a look at some of the dates to remember for Modern Horizons 2:

About the Set

So, this will be a supplemental set for Modern and eternal formats, with lots of new cards and some reprints that give us new themes and throwbacks to some of our favorite mechanics. Unlike the previous supplemental sets, Modern Horizons 2 will be the first non-Standard set with a pre-release kit that will contain 6 booster packs, a spindown die, and a stamped pre-release foil promo card! Pretty awesome right? But wait, there’s more! This set will also have the usual draft booster box and collector booster box.

I’m so pumped for the upcoming alternate arts and to maybe get a card like Wrenn and Six, which drastically boosted the game for RGx decks.

If your LGS is still unable to operate in a face-to-face manner, they can host using the SpellTable Beta for webcam pre-releases. It’s a tool developed for running remote play events and it’s the simplest way for us to run a tournament or any casual paper Magic play within the safety of our homes.

Oh, just another bomb to drop for you:

You read that right! The enemy fetches are coming back. Rejoice! You what that means, right? The prices might go lower, so might as well save up now for the surge in supply of these eternal format staples.

In all, a total of 42 new to Modern cards will be reprinted.

Cost

So, the price of booster packs for Modern Horizons 2 will probably be the same as the original, at around $15. Don’t believe me? Take a look:

A pretty good deal, I must say. I’m planning to buy a draft box to get those powerful fetch lands for my collection, for sure.

Retro Frame

Reprising the popular “Retro Frame” — aka How Magic Should Be — from Time Spiral Remastered, we’ll be seeing some cards with the original border. The first ones revealed were the enemy fetches:

Enemy Fetch Lands with Retro Frame

Art Cards

Like the first Modern Horizons, Modern Horizons 2 will again feature a beautiful full-art glossy art card inserted into packs, including into the new set boosters. These cards are part of the “Modern Horizons 2 Art Series.”

Will MH2 Be on MTG Arena?

Unfortunately, no. You’ll have to head over to Magic Online or your LGS for this one. The set is way too complicated, there are way too many mechanics (that would probably break MTGA), and the set is designed for Modern — which is not available on Arena.

Spoilers

We only know a few spoilers so far, but don’t worry, we’ll keep this updated as more details come out!

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May 6, 2021

Sanctum Prelate will be the Buy a Box Promo for Modern Horizons 2.

Abundant Harvest

Interestingly, Abundant Harvest was pre-spoiled as a Mystical Archive in Strixhaven. We’re yet to see what rarity that card will be in this set.

Unofficial Leaks/Spoilers

We’ve now had a few cards and art revealed online that fall squarely into the “we’re pretty sure this or something very similar will be in the set.” Click the button to reveal these leaks and speculative card guesses.

May 6, 2021

Someone on Reddit (who has a history of other correct “predictions”), revealed that the following cards would be in MH2:

Here's the full quote:

MH2 will have Counterspell, Shardless Agent, Sanctum Prelate (BaB promo) and Solitary Confinement.

Some new cards include:

A Planeswalker that counts as a 1/1 insect in every other zone (aka you can Green Sun's Zenith it into play).

A cycle of Shriekmaw style Evoke Elementals where you exile a card from your hand to Evoke them.

A new Restore Balance cycle (uncastable Suspend cards).

Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar is getting a card. She has no mana cost and has to be Madness'd into play.

And here's some bonus packaging for you — that sure looks like a legendary squirrel, doesn't it?

Dakkon Blackblade, is that you?

MaRo’s Teaser for MH2

As is customary for a new set, Magic designer Mark Rosewater has dropped a list of hints about what we’ll see in the new set. Here’s what he has to say:

First up, here are some things you can expect:

• a legendary character best known for having his name on a powerful card (that’s been banned) finally gets a legendary creature

• a theme on only a handful of cards in Modern Horizons gets a larger presence

• a Frog twenty-six years in the making

• new split cards

• a Future Sight mechanic reused for first time

• a character that first appeared in a Magic novel finally becomes a legendary creature

• A card with the number words “four” and “fourteen”.

• a fan favorite animal character finally becomes a legendary creature

• a white enchantment with a trigger that investigates

• a planeswalker from the past that has previously only had a legendary creature card

Here are some snippets from rules text that appear in the set:

• “Whenever you cast your third spell each turn,”

• “for each other Ooze you control.”

• “If an ability of a <CENSORED> or another <CENSORED> you control triggers, that ability triggers an additional time.”

• “This ability costs 1 less to activate for each +1/+1 counter on creatures you control.”

• “you may sacrifice a Mountain rather than pay this spell’s mana cost.”

• “Trample over planeswalkers”

• “If an Insect card was milled this way,”

• “Protection from permanents with corruption counters on them”

• “choose a number between 1 and 5. Flip that many coins.”

• “instead create one of each.”

Here are some type lines from the set:

• Artifact Creature – Assembly-Worker

• Creature – Dinosaur Illusion

• Creature – Dauthi Rogue

• Creature – Skeleton Shaman

• Creature – Elemental Incarnation

• Artifact Creature – Clue Myr

• Tribal Artifact – Lhurgoyf

• Legendary Creature – Merfolk God

• Legendary Creature – Snake Elf Scout

• Legendary Creature – Squirrel Warrior

Finally, here are some of the mechanics in the set. (I replaced all the letters with x’s.)

[59 different mechanics]

Yes, you read that right. Rosewater listed 59 different “secret” set mechanics that will be in this set. And he only says “some” of the mechanics! What is this, Time Spiral?

What do you think about the other hints he dropped? Can you guess which cards he’s referring to?

Products Available

A very exciting addition to MH2 is that it’s the first non-Standard set to feature prerelease packs! So you’ll be able to snag a very cool and unique package to help you experience the new set at home, over webcam, or in your store (if lucky enough!).

Draft Boosters

Draft boosters have the typical 15 card composition with one rare/mythic, three uncommons, ten commons, one land, and a token. Draft boosters are perfect for getting a bunch of new cards or doing a draft with your friends!

  • 36 draft booster packs in each box

Right now these are under $300 each on TCGPlayer. And possibly even better on Amazon:

Magic: The Gathering Modern Horizons 2 Draft Booster Box | 36 Packs (540 Magic Cards)
  • 36 Modern Horizons 2 (MH2) Magic: The Gathering Draft Boosters
  • 1 New-to-Modern reprint in every pack
  • 1–2 Rares and/or Mythic Rares in every pack
  • Just add lands and draft with up to 12 players
  • Introduces powerful cards and beloved reprints to the Modern format

That seems like an amazing value to me.

You can get a small sampler of draft boosters “as a treat” for a much lower price on Amazon:

Magic: The Gathering Modern Horizons 2 Draft Multipack | 3 Draft Boosters (45 Cards)
  • 3 Modern Horizons 2 (MH2) Magic: The Gathering Draft Boosters
  • 15 MTG cards per Draft Booster
  • 1 New-to-Modern reprint in every pack
  • 1–2 Rares and/or Mythic Rares in every pack
  • Introduces powerful cards and beloved reprints to the Modern format

Set Boosters

Set booster boxes are all about the experience of opening a pack of cards and discovering what’s inside. They’re just just plain fun to crack. They usually have:

  • 30 packs in one box
  • A box topper with a premium rare card
  • A foil in every pack
  • Special art cards with beautiful new art from the set
  • Unique, special release cards not found in the normal set

These are selling for just under 300 bucks on TCGPlayer right now.

However, they may be even cheaper on Amazon:

Magic: The Gathering Modern Horizons 2 Set Booster Box | 30 Packs (360 Magic Cards)
  • 30 Modern Horizons 2 (MH2) Set Boosters
  • Best MTG booster for opening packs just to see what you’ll get
  • 1 Sketch or Retro-Frame card in every pack
  • 1 New-to-Modern reprint in every pack
  • 1 foil and possibility of multiple rares in every pack

Collector Boosters

Collector boosters are perfect if you love premium, high-end versions of cards. Bling to the max. These typically include:

  • 12 packs with 15 high-end cards in each
  • A couple of premium box-toppers
  • Around 48 rares, 132 foils, and 72 alternate art cards
  • Unique card styles that aren’t found anywhere else

These are coming in approximately at $350 now on TCGPlayer.

About the same price on Amazon:

Magic: The Gathering Modern Horizons 2 Collector Booster Box | 12 Packs (180 Magic Cards)
  • 12 Modern Horizons 2 (MH2) Magic: The Gathering Collector Boosters
  • Shortcut to the coolest cards in Modern Horizons 2
  • Only Modern Horizons 2 boosters with Foil Etched cards and Extended-Art
  • 4 Rares and/or Mythic Rares per pack (max. of 3 Mythics)
  • Introduces powerful cards and beloved reprints to the Modern format

But if you want to get yourself a little gift, you can grab a little two-pack of collector boosters:

Magic: The Gathering Modern Horizons 2 Collector Booster Pack | 15 Magic Cards
  • 15 Modern Horizons 2 (MH2) Magic: The Gathering cards + 1 foil token
  • Shortcut to the coolest cards in Modern Horizons 2
  • Only Modern Horizons 2 boosters with Foil Etched cards and Extended-Art
  • 4 Rares and/or Mythic Rares per pack (max. of 3 Mythics)
  • Introduces powerful cards and beloved reprints to the Modern format

Prerelease Packs

These always contain:

  • 6 draft boosters for MH2
  • 1 foil stamped promo rare or mythic from the set
  • A spindown die/life tracker

That’s right, prerelease packs include a free “participation promo” — that is, an additional, stamped, foil rare/mythic from the set!

Bundles

Bundles are a great way to get an infusion of new cards and immerse yourself in a new set. Bundles typically come with:

  • 10 draft boosters (see description above)
  • Lands (Zendikar Rising bundles came with 20 foil and 20 non-foil lands)
  • 1 alternate art promo coard
  • An oversized spindown life counter
  • Reference cards

That’s almost 200 cards in a nice, collectible bundle.

Magic: The Gathering Modern Horizons 2 Bundle | 10 Draft Boosters (150 Magic Cards) + Accessories
  • 10 Modern Horizons 2 (MH2) Magic: The Gathering Draft Boosters
  • Exclusive foil alt-art promo card—Yusri, Fortune’s Flame
  • 40 basic land cards (20 foil & 20 nonfoil)
  • Spindown life counter and MTG card storage box
  • Introduces powerful cards and beloved reprints to the Modern format

Wrap-Up

How about you? What do you expect will be reprinted or what kind of powerful cards do you want to see in the upcoming set? Are you pumped to see another set change the whole Modern metagame? Let me know in the comments!

As far as we know, this is all the info available right now. WotC did a good job at keeping MH2 under wraps for months. If you have any new details that we might have missed, please do let us know in the comments down there.

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