Atraxa, Praetors' Voice (Secret Lair) - Illustration by Tom Roberts.jpg

Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice (Secret Lair) | Illustration by Tom Roberts.jpg

The third installment to the four-set Phyrexian story arc sees our heroes return to New Phyrexia in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. The poison counters we’ve seen hinted at since Kaldheim are returning to Standard in full force, and that’s not the only callback we’ll see with this release.

Retro-frame promotional cards, a new Jumpstart set, and that final Phyrexian Praetor we’ve been missing are all in store. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far!

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Basic Information

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite - Illustration by Igor Kieryluk

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite | Illustration by Igor Kieryluk

Set Details

Set SymbolPhyrexia: All Will Be One Set Symbol
Set CodeONE
Hashtag#MTGONE
Number of CardsTBA
RaritiesTBA
MechanicsProliferate, Oil Counters, Toxic X, Corrupted

Important Dates

EventDate
Previews StartDecember 8, 2022
Full Gallery AvailableTBA
Available on Draftsim’s draft simulatorTBA
Prerelease WeekJanuary 27 to February 2, 2023
Release on MTG Arena and Magic OnlineTBA
Available on Arena TutorTBA
Paper Release DateFebruary 3, 2023

About the Set: The Story

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse - Illustration by Chris Rahn

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse | Illustration by Chris Rahn

We’re still in the throes of The Brothers’ War, so we shouldn’t expect to see any official story for Phyrexia: All Will Be One until official spoilers begin December 8, 2022. But we do know a few things for certain.

At Wizards Presents 2022, host Jimmy Wong hints that our villains are growing ever stronger in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Wong confirms we’ll revisit the “terrifying and beautiful plane” of New Phyrexia where Elesh Norn rules. She inches ever closer in her plan to conquer the universe, and terror and oil ooze from every corner of the plane.

Wong promises we’ll experience the fear, and joy, of becoming One. He also says horror fans won’t be disappointed.

Set Mechanics

Phyrexia: All Will Be One features the return of poison counters and debuts some new mechanics alongside them.

Poison Counters

Sinew Dancer Leaked Card

The infamous poison counters have been an alternate win condition in Magic since the beginning, way back in 1994’s Legends. Players get poison counters through a variety of effects, but a player with 10 or more loses the game.

We don’t technically know that the new toxic mechanic makes poison counters, but it’s safe to assume that since Sinew Dancer’s corrupted ability implies the existence of poison counters in this set.

Toxic

Myr Convert

One of the leaked cards, Myr Convert, has a new ability we haven’t seen before: “Toxic .” Knowing that Phyrexians are all about poison counters, I’d say it’s safe to assume this creature deals damage to players in the form of a single poison counter.

This is deliberately weaker than infect, which turns all damage into an equal amount of poison counters. Slowing poison down to a fixed amount for each instance of damage may be the balance that the mechanic needs.

We don’t know yet whether toxic X applies to all damage or only combat damage just yet, so stay tuned for that.

Proliferate

Thrummingbird Card Leak

Proliferate is an iconic Phyrexian ability, so it tracks that we’ll see it in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. When triggered it lets you place another counter of any kind already present on any number of permanents or players. Infamously combined with infect you can quickly poison your opponent to death in a single turn.

The only leaked card we’ve seen so far with proliferate is Thrummingbird. It’s also the first reprint we’ve seen.

We can only speculate as to what other proliferate reprints might be coming down the pipeline. Maybe we’ll see a Plaguemaw Beast? Fuel for the Cause? I wouldn’t hold my breath for a Yawgmoth, Thran Physician reprint, especially in a Standard set.

Oil Counters

Sawblade Scamp Leaked Card

The unofficial leak for Sawblade Scamp references “oil counters.” Whether these are unique to the Scamp or will appear on a plethora of creatures (like Thallid’s spore counters) remains to be seen.

What we do know is that Sawblade gets an oil counter whenever you cast a noncreature spell and can tap and remove an oil counter to ping each opponent. One red mana with haste makes this look enticing for all those burn players out there.

Corrupted

Sinew Dancer Leaked Card

Playing off the poison counters theme, corrupted abilities can only be activated if an opponent has three or more poison counters. Sinew Dancer is the first Phyrexia: All Will Be One spoiler with corrupted. It’s reminiscent of New Phyrexia’s Blinding Souleater and gets a 3-mana discount on its tap ability once you’ve got your opponent looking nice and sickly.

Speculation

While no official spoilers have been released apart from the product box art, that definitely gives us some information to speculate on.

Elesh Norn

Phyrexia: All Will Be One set booster box

Elesh Norn is all over the set boosters box art. She’s the final Praetor without a new printing so it’s safe to say we’ll see a Standard-appropriate mythic rare Elesh Norn in this set.

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Booster Box | 30 Packs (360 Magic Cards)
  • 30 Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Boosters—the 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
  • Traditional Foil card and Art Card in every pack
  • Glory to Phyrexia—resist the Phyrexian invasion or forfeit your flesh to join them in perfection

Atraxa

Phyrexia: All Will Be One draft booster box

But wait, who’s that winged Elesh Norn-looking thing on the draft boosters box? Why, that’s an Atraxa if I’ve ever seen one!

Commander 2016’s Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice is a popular choice for proliferate decks as one of the only 4-color legendary creatures on the scene. It follows that the phyrex-ified angel makes an appearance in Phyrexia: All Will Be One, but the question remains: will it be a new Atraxa or a Standard-legal reprint of Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice?

There’s lots of great targets in Standard for a powerful proliferator like that. Shield counters, stun counters, and now poison and oil counters? Sounds like wish listing, but it also sounds like fun!

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft Booster Box | 36 Packs (540 Magic Cards)
  • 36 Phyrexia: All Will Be One MTG Draft Boosters—the best boosters for drafting Phyrexia: All Will Be One
  • 15 Magic cards per booster
  • 1 card of rarity Rare or higher in every pack
  • 1 Traditional Foil card in 33% of packs
  • Glory to Phyrexia—resist the Phyrexian invasion or forfeit your flesh to join them in perfection

Kemba

Kemba

The Phyrexia: All Will Be One Jumpstart box art features another familiar face. Kemba of Kemba, Kha Regent seems to have survived the Phyrexian invasion, squaring off against a Phyrexian cleric that I don’t recognize.

I think we can expect to see a new Kemba, but I wouldn’t expect a reprint of the original.

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Jumpstart Booster Box | 18 Packs (360 Magic Cards)
  • 18 Phyrexia: All Will Be One 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 achieve perfection
  • Grab 2 Jumpstart packs, shuffle, and you’re ready to rumble

Official Spoilers

Official spoilers begin December 8, 2022.

Unofficial Spoilers/Leaks

October 14, 2022

Six cards were leaked on October 14, 2022 by Reddit user u/PeterboroughPro. The cards’ set symbols match the set symbol revealed by Wizards that same day, so these are generally regarded as real leaks.

These spoilers are all the extended foil versions. They have an inky black and white aesthetic, making them look like they’ve been drenched in oil.

Available Products

Draft Boosters

Phyrexia: All Will Be One draft booster box

The traditional MTG booster pack. Best for players intending to draft the set or players who aren’t interested in variant printings, the Phyrexia: All Will Be One draft boosters can be bought individually or as a sealed box of 36 packs.

Each draft booster contains:

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft Booster Box | 36 Packs (540 Magic Cards)
  • 36 Phyrexia: All Will Be One MTG Draft Boosters—the best boosters for drafting Phyrexia: All Will Be One
  • 15 Magic cards per booster
  • 1 card of rarity Rare or higher in every pack
  • 1 Traditional Foil card in 33% of packs
  • Glory to Phyrexia—resist the Phyrexian invasion or forfeit your flesh to join them in perfection

Set Boosters

Phyrexia: All Will Be One set booster box

The set booster is intended for players who just enjoy opening packs. They contain a mix of traditional cards and variants arts and are best for players looking to immerse themselves in the set. Phyrexia: All Will Be One set packs can be bought individually or as a sealed box with 30 packs.

Each set booster contains:

  • 12 cards
  • 1 to 4 rares or mythic rares
  • 1 traditional foils
  • 1 art card
Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Booster Box | 30 Packs (360 Magic Cards)
  • 30 Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Boosters—the 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
  • Traditional Foil card and Art Card in every pack
  • Glory to Phyrexia—resist the Phyrexian invasion or forfeit your flesh to join them in perfection

Collector Boosters

Phyrexia: All Will Be One collector booster box

Collector boosters are where the money is. A collector booster box only comes with 12 packs, but each booster is stuffed to the brim with foil variants, including borderless art and the special oily treatment we’ve seen on the leaks.

Each collector booster contains:

  • 15 borderless, variant, or otherwise special-treatment cards
  • 5 to 6 rares or mythic rares
  • 10 traditional foils
Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Collector Booster Box | 12 Packs (180 Magic Cards)
  • 12 Phyrexia: All Will Be One MTG Collector Boosters
  • 15 Magic cards + 1 foil token in each booster
  • Borderless cards, showcase cards, and a special treatment that celebrates the glory of Phyrexia in every pack
  • 5–6 cards of rarity Rare or higher in every pack
  • 10 Traditional Foil cards in every pack

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Bundle

Phyrexia: All Will Be One bundle

The Phyrexia: All Will Be One bundle is a great introduction to the set. It comes with everything you need to get started without the investment required for a booster box.

Each bundle contains:

Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Bundle | 8 Set Boosters + Accessories
  • 8 Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Boosters
  • 1 traditional foil alt-art promo card
  • 40 basic land cards (20 foil + 20 nonfoil)
  • Spindown life counter + card storage box
  • Glory to Phyrexia—resist the Phyrexian invasion or forfeit your flesh to join them in perfection

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition

Phyrexia: All Will Be One bundle Compleat edition

You could always splurge for the bundle’s Compleat Edition. This version of the set bundle is guaranteed to include cards with the special foil treatment as well as a special booster.

Each Compleat bundle contains:

  • 1 Compleat edition booster containing 2 special foil mythic rares and 10 special foil lands
  • 12 set boosters
  • 40 traditional foil lands that “celebrate the glory of Phyrexia”
  • 1 traditional foil promo card
  • The Compleatbundle exclusive card box
Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition | 1 Compleat Edition Booster, 12 Set Boosters, and Exclusive Accessories
  • Bundle: Compleat Edition—get the ultimate Phyrexian bundle with exclusive special treatments
  • 1 Compleat Edition booster—contains 2 special foil Mythic Rare cards + 10 special foil Land cards
  • 12 Phyrexia: All Will Be One MTG  Set Boosters—the best boosters to open just for fun
  • 40 Traditional Foil land cards that celebrate the glory of Phyrexia
  • 1 Traditional Foil Rare promo card

Jumpstart Boosters

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Jumpstart boosters

In addition to the standard boosters and bundles, Phyrexia: All Will Be One also features a new set of Jumpstart boosters. The ability to pick up two packs, smash them together, and just play makes Jumpstart a great way to dive into the new set. They can be purchased individually or as a sealed box containing 18 packs.

Each Jumpstart booster contains:

  • 2 traditional foil lands
  • 1 rare or mythic rare
  • 1 rare designed specifically for Jumpstart
  • Each pack has one of five possible themes, with two variants for each theme
Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia: All Will Be One Jumpstart Booster Box | 18 Packs (360 Magic Cards)
  • 18 Phyrexia: All Will Be One 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 achieve perfection
  • Grab 2 Jumpstart packs, shuffle, and you’re ready to rumble

Prerelease Packs

Prerelease packs are typically available for preorder through your local game store and contain six draft boosters, perfect for hopping right into the set.

Commander Decks

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Commander precons

Two preconstructed Commander decks are coming alongside Phyrexia: All Will Be One, so far only identified as Commander deck 1 and Commander deck 2. The decklists haven’t been spoiled yet, but we do know that they’ll each contain:

  • 1 100-card ready-to-play Commander deck, including 10 new cards
  • 2-card collector booster sampler pack
  • 2 traditional foils (the deck’s commanders)
  • 1 foil-etched display commander
  • 10 double-sided tokens
  • 1 life tracker
  • 1 deck box

Wrap Up

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur - Illustration by Eric Deschamps

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur | Illustration by Eric Deschamps

If you played during Scars of Mirrodin’s Standard back in 2010 then you know the reign of terror that infect decks had on the meta. Love it or hate it, it was an exciting time.

Looking back I miss the puzzle that mechanics like poison present to players and am excited to see it given another shot in Phyrexia: All Will Be One. I hope I don’t eat my words as more spoilers are released!

What do you think? Are you excited to play some toxic creatures, or are you dreading the return of poison counters? Let me know in the comments or over on Draftsim’s Twitter.

That’s all from me for now. Stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands!

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