Modern Horizons 3 Key Art – Illustration by Ryan Pancoast
The Modern Horizons sets have been contentious since their very inception, printing cards directly into Modern while bypassing Standard. We’ve now had two and a half of them (if you count Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth at all) and are expecting the third one in 2024.
What do we know about it so far, and is it going to be another game-changer for Modern? Let’s take a look.
Modern Horizons 3 Basic Information
Modern Horizons 3 Key Art – Illustration by Chris Rallis
|Set Code||MH3 (assumed)|
|Number of Cards||TBA|
|Rarities||Common, Uncommon, Rare, Mythic (assumed)|
We don’t know any specific dates for MH3 yet, only that it’s expected in Q2 of 2024!
About the Set: The Story
Solitude | Illustration by Evan Shipard
Sets like Modern Horizons are format-specific expansions meant to deliver a diverse and unique set of cards. They aren’t limited to any specific plane, or even any particular time! They can contain cards from any point in history and from any of Magic’s many worlds, or even hint at new planes and characters! The Eldrazi Titans have already been shown in a teaser image, even though two of them have been canonically destroyed (spoilers!).
Like the previous Modern Horizons sets, no mechanics are off the table here, and anything can be included. A lot of previous cards even contained interesting takes on past mechanics, or two mechanics from different sets combined in interesting ways, as with Kaleidoscorch. One thing we do know is that double-faced cards are going to be included in a Horizons set for the first time, so expect to see some interesting transform cards!
There’s already been a sneaky hint that the Eldrazi Titans will feature in some way. This hints towards at least some sort of colourless mechanic.
Knowing very little about the set, it’s all speculation at this point. However, it can be expected to make waves in Modern, and there will be powerful cards involved. Knowing that double-faced cards (DFCs) will be included also hints that there will be transforming cards or modal double-faced cards (MDFCs) with other potential mechanics stapled on.
We also know from some key art that the Eldrazi Titans are making a return. Maybe we’ll see new legendary creatures for each of them? Or maybe a colorless mana matters mechanic will come back?
There are no spoilers… yet! They’ll be posted here as soon as they’re available!
So far there haven’t been any leaks, but you never know what’ll be found in the trash, or what Wizards will accidentally let slip!
Nothing’s been spoiled yet, but we have been teased with the Eldrazi Titans. Will we get new legendary creatures? A new powerful spell calling back to them? Who knows!
We don’t know exactly what we’re going to get in the way of products yet. It can safely be assumed that we’ll at least see draft boosters, though, as the draft formats of previous Horizons sets have all been great!
Gazing to the Horizons
Modern Horizons 3 Key Art – Illustration by Pindurski
Is Modern Horizons 3 something you’re eagerly looking forward to? Or are you worried that it’s going to warp your favorite format? The previous two incarnations have both been big news for Modern, as well as Commander and Legacy, and have also been pretty popular draft formats. Maybe Wizards has learned from the previous two sets and will approach this one with a different strategy. We’ll just have to wait and see what comes.
We know there’s going to be some discourse about this one! What do you want to see? Reprints? What do you not want to see? Let us know your thoughts down below or over in the official Draftsim Discord! And while you’re watching, stay tuned here for all the latest news!Follow Draftsim for awesome articles and set updates: