Magic The Gathering’s Secret Lair drops allow players to pick up specialty cards at a premium price. Often these are reprints of older cards with new art, and other times they are brand new cards. However, launching on the Secret Lair site, from December 5, is an all-new Secret Lair set that looks like an expansion of the card variants from the recent The Brothers’ War set. That’s right, Magic is diving back into Transformers, and here’s everything in the new Secret Lair drop.
The Superdrop consists of three Secret Lair drops: One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall; Optimus Prime versus Megatron; and roll or stand up. Individually, these packs are $30 for regular and $40 for foil. You can also buy all three together for $89 for regular or $119 for foil.
But it all depends on what’s inside the box, right? Like typical Secret Lair drops, the Magic the Gathering cards contained in the drop are separated into the three previously mentioned sets. First, the terrain maps and a quick look at the packaging inside.
There are six cards in total in this set: Mountains, Swamp, Forest, Island, Plains and a secret card (not pictured). It features works by David Sondered and Joana LaFuente.
The next set is Roll Out or Rise Up, a six-card set featuring instant, sorcery, and enchantment cards — plus a secret card (again, not pictured). Check out the images below – featuring art from Volta Creation – and we’ll go over what each does.
By Force (Sorcery)
- 1 mana red, colorless X
- Destroy X target artifacts
Brutalist Collective (Sorcery)
- 1 black mana, 1 colorless mana
- Escalation–Discard a card
- Choose one or more–
- Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
- Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
- Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
Far Superior (Enchantment)
- 2 green, 2 colorless mana
- Sacrifice a creature: Draw a number of cards equal to the power of the sacrificed creature, then discard three cards.
Dramatic Reversal (Instant)
- 1 blue mana, 1 colorless mana
- Untap all nonland permanents you control.
- 1 blue mana, 2 colorless
- Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle it.
True Conviction (Enchantment)
- 3 white, 3 colorless mana
- Creatures you control have double strike and lifelink.
Finally, there’s Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, which includes three double-faced cards – and this one, the previously mentioned secret cards. Stats and card information are the same on both sides. That’s pretty much whether you want your map to be an Autobot or an automobile. Check them.
Megatron (artifact creature)
- 12 Colorless Mana
- Trample, infect, indestructible
- If Megatron would be put into a graveyard anywhere, reveal Megatron and shuffle it into its owner’s library instead.
Optimus Prime (artifact creature)
- 11 Colorless Mana
- Trample, indestructible
- If Optimus Prime would be put into a graveyard anywhere, reveal Optimus Prime and shuffle it into its owner’s library instead.
The Allspark (Artifact)
- 2 Colorless Mana
- 3 Colorless Mana, and press: Double the amount of each type of unspent mana you have.
These sets are available separately or as a full Superdrop on the Secret Lair site. It goes on sale on December 5 and will be available for purchase until January 6. After the sale closes, the cards will be “rolling out for good”, so if you’re interested, act fast.
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