Abbi Marie | 21st May 2018
Wizards of the Coast, celebrating Magic The Gathering’s 25th anniversary have announced we will be returning to the plane of Ravnica, with Guilds of Ravnica.
Are we excited? I think so! Did we think we’d be coming back? I’m not sure.
As we all know we first visited Ravnica in 2005 with a three-set block called Ravnica: City of Guilds. We then went back in 2012 with the Return to Ravnica sets.
In the announcement, Wizards told us ‘We’ll be spending three sets on Ravnica as we gear up for the final showdown with Bolas himself. ‘
The first set, Guilds of Ravnica will be released on October 5th, and we’ll be getting Selesnya (green-white), the militant Boros (red-white), the life-and-death-focused Golgari (black-green), the frazzled geniuses of the Izzet (blue-red), and the mystery of the Dimir (blue-black) (And some Esper would be great guys ty xoxox)
So what is there to look forward to?
SHOCK LANDS, of course, the original Ravnica giving us our necessary evil,
These are essential for most modern decks, but not cheap to get hold of, an annoyance most modern players will be all too familiar with. So will a reprint be stirring? And if so will it make them cheaper for us? It’s pretty much anyone’s guess on whether we’ll get reprints, BUT it’s almost certain that if so as soon as they are announced we could see price drops or the reprints becoming a cheaper option for those of us who have to budget our Magic spending. Or perhaps even a different land cycle?
We’ve already seen the return of Vraska, will we be seeing Ral Zarek? I mean he is blue red so I’m personally not that fussed, seeing as RED IS THE DEVILS COLOUR. Joke, joke. But seriously maybe any new Black/Blue or Black/White Planeswalkers would settle well with me, some kind of Jace Sorin love child? Hire me Wizards plz? The heroes are gonna need all the help they can get against Bolas, that’s for sure.