A lot of Magic products are being released lately, and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of everything. The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Product Guide is here to help you with that. In it, you’ll discover every product from the last standard MTG set in 2023.
Alongside each item, you’ll find some basic information about it and its contents. At the end, there’s also a segment on which Lost Caverns of Ixalan products are the best buy and preorder.
For better clarity, the items are divided into three main groups: booster boxes, bundles, and commander decks.
First up, booster boxes. There are three different booster types, thus three different booster boxes: Draft, Set, and Collector. Each of them comes with specific pros and cons, and is best suited for a different type of player.
One important thing to note is that with each booster box, a Box Topper is included. Each set with Toppers uses a different name for them. The ones in Lost Caverns of Ixalan are called Treasure Trove cards.
Draft Booster Box
- Boosters per box: 36
- Cards per boosters: 15
- Rares per booster: 1 (slight chance for a second one)
As the name suggests, Draft boosters are the ones you want, if you plan to draft. They are the only booster with appropriate distribution of commons, uncommons, and rares for that game mode.
For a Draft you need 3 booster per player. This means the box contains enough boosters for three 4-player drafts or one 8-player draft with 12 boosters remaining. Even with fewer players, you can still play with Draft boosters. The two main options available are either Sealed (6 packs per player) or 2-player MTG Draft variant.
What’s their downside? They contain fewer exciting cards than the other two booster types. So, if you’re planning on simply opening boosters, without drafting, this option isn’t great. Thankfully, the next product is a much better option for that.
Set Booster Box
- Boosters per box: 30
- Cards per boosters: 12
- Rares per booster: 1-4
Set boosters are amazing to open just for fun, they are the most popular MTG booster type, which will also be the case for the Lost Caverns of Ixalan. Why? There are various reasons.
Multiple slots in Set boosters can feature an exciting card (rare, mythic or alternate art card). This way you won’t just quickly shuffle to the end of the booster, as an additional rare could appear earlier.
Plus, there’s cool stuff like alt-art cards, artist cards, and even cards from The List. The latter are cards from the rich past of MTG, which changes from set to set. Lost Caverns of Ixalan will, for example, also include very rare Mana Crypt with new alt art. You can find in-depth contents’ breakdown in Set Booster Guide.
Last but most certainly not least, there are the Jurassic Park MTG cards. That’s right, the popular Dinosaur movie franchise and Magic are having a crossover. These cards won’t be available in Draft boosters, but you could open them in Set boosters.
So, if you’re looking for a reasonably priced Lost Caverns of Ixalan booster product to open for fun, Set boosters are the way to go.
Collector Booster Box
- Boosters per box: 12
- Cards per boosters: 15
- Rares per booster: 5 + 1 Jurassic Park card
The last booster-based Lost Cavern of Ixalan product is the Collector booster. This is a premium product, which comes with a premium price tag.
In each booster you’re getting 15 cards, all of them will either be foil, or use an alternate art. There are 5 rares per pack, without counting the Jurassic park card, which is guaranteed in each booster.
Opening even a single Lost Caverns of Ixalan booster is bound to be exciting. On average, this booster comes with highest chances of acquiring a sought-after card. However, as we mentioned its price reflects that.
As such, this booster is best for collectors, with disposable income. If you’re playing Magic on a budget, this product isn’t great for you.
Next up, bundles! These are an amazing product, if you don’t want to spend too much on a whole box, but still want to crack some boosters. You also avoid any worries about repacks, which sometimes happens with single loose boosters.
Besides boosters, each bundle also includes some nice guaranteed extras, which makes them quite popular. If you like the like the extras, they become an even better buy.
The main content of the regular Bundle are 8 Set boosters. The extras include a promo card, a Jurassic park card, a spindown and 40 basic lands (20 of which are foil). If you’re a newer player those lands will come in handy, and if not, it’s still cool to get some foil ones.
On top of that, the box everything comes packed in is not just sturdy and useful, but also features a cool design. It offers enough space for storage for all of the cards inside, plus additional ones.
Gift Edition Bundle
Gift Edition Bundle is a somewhat different from the regular one. While both bundles contain 8 Set boosters, this one also comes with 1 Collector booster. As you’ve learned in the boosters’ section, that’s quite a big deal.
Additionally, the included Jurassic Park is in foil, which isn’t the case for the regular Bundle. The last change is the box’s design. While this is subjective, usually the Gift Bundles tend to use the more popular version.
This is a great option, if you also want to treat yourself with a Collector booster.
The final Lost Caverns of Ixalan product is perhaps the most popular one. These are 100-card, ready to play Commander decks. The four different versions include:
- Veloci-Ramp-Tor (Dinosaurs, ramp)
- Explorers of the Deep (+1/+1 counters, explore)
- Ahoy Mateys (Pirates, reanimator)
- Blood Rites (Vampires, sacrifice)
With these, you always know what you’re buying, as the contents are set and aren’t randomized. If you dislike the variance of boosters, Commander precons will thus be a much better acquisition.
You can find more information about these precons in Lost Caverns of Ixalan Commander Decks Guide.
Which Product from The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is Best to Preorder?
Now you know what each Lost Caverns of Ixalan product offers. So, which one is best for you to buy or preorder?
As far as boosters go, its’ pretty simple. If you want to draft, pick Draft boosters. On the other hand if you’re going to open boosters, there’s two choices. If you want something moderately priced, go with Set boosters, but if you don’t mind spending extra, you can decide for Collector boosters.
Bundles are often a popular buy and a preorder, especially if you like the included extras. Among the two, Gift edition seems the better of the two, and is often a better deal during preorders. That’s because of the inclusion of Collector booster, which typically adds a lot of value.
Finally, if you’re a fan of Commander, then the decision is even easier. Just pick up your favorite theme among Commander precons.
This marks the end of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Product Guide. Is there a question of yours that wasn’t answered? Don’t hesitate, and leave a comment below. You should receive an answer soon.
Until next time, enjoy Magic, and may you open some great card in whichever Lost Caverns of Ixalan product you decide to acquire.