In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about MTG Unfinity, which is the newest Magic the Gathering wacky set. We’ll talk about what this set is exactly, which products are releasing with it, and where you can play the cards you open in Unfinity boosters.
Let’s get right to it.
What is MTG Unfinity?
MTG Unfinity is the fifth Un-set. These are not your usual, serious MTG sets. Instead, they are full of ridiculous cards and absurd interactions, which often break the limits of a regular MTG game.
For example, Assembled Ensemble, which you can see below, references artifact creatures in the cards’ art.
Each of the Un-Sets did something in a new way. For example, the third one, called Unstable, was the first one which was made in a way that players could actually draft it. This will also be the case with Unfinity, which will also be draftable.
So, what’s the biggest change that MTG Unfinity is bringing to the table? It’s surely the change to the cards’ legality. Previous Un-sets had cards in silver border, which were only legal in the most casual environments. (And even that could change depending on your playgroup.)
All the cards in MTG Unfinity will be black-bordered, but that doesn’t mean they will be legal everywhere. The key factor for the card’s legality will be its holofoil security stamp, which you can find on the bottom of the card.
Some cards will have the stamp in the symbol shaped like an acorn. These will be treated the same as the silver-border cards would be. They won’t be legal in tournament play, but you could play them in casual environments, provided your playgroup agrees.
Cards that won’t have the acorn symbol, will be legal in eternal formats, that’s:
In this group there are common and uncommon cards without a holofoil stamp, and rares and mythics with a regular, oval holofoil stamp.
The theme of the set is also a fun one. It mixes retro-style science fiction with space circus (plus amusement park and carnival tropes). It’ll really be something that we haven’t seen a Magic set do.
The theme of space on the Unfinity basic lands and shock lands. Here are a couple of examples:
MTG Unfinity — FAQ
In this section, we’ll answer some of the most common questions players have about the Unfinity set. If you don’t find an answer to your question here, leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can.
How do you get Unfinity Shock Lands?
You can get Unfinity shock lands in Draft or Collector boosters. If you buy a whole box, you also get a Box Topper, which contains a full-art shock land. Here are the odds you have for getting one in a booster box:
|Unfinity Box||Boosters||Shock Lands|
|Draft Booster Box||36||around 2.5 (~1.5 + 1 Box Topper)|
|Collector Booster Box||12||around 2 (~1 foil + 1 Box Topper)|
You can find out more about Unfinity Space Shock lands here.
When does Unfinity release?
When Unfinity was announced the release date was supposed to be April 1, 2022. While that would be very appropriate for an Un-set, it wasn’t meant to be. On Januray 20, Wizards announced that due to supply chain complications, the release will be delayed until the second half of 2022.
Is Unfinity fun to draft?
It’s a bit early to talk about this accurately, but we can make some guesses. Unstable was certainly a very fun set to draft, and we fully expect Unfinity to follow in the same footsteps.
However, fun really is subjective, and something that’s fun for one player, might not be as fun for others. If you enjoy weird interactions, fun mechanics like giving high-fives to other players, and the social aspect of Magic, you’re going to love drafting Unfinity.
On the other hand, if you want MTG to be just MTG as it always is, and want to optimize your decisions in order to improve your win rate, then Unfinity probably isn’t the best set for you.
Are Unfinity cards legal in Standard?
No, they aren’t — apart from basic lands.
Will Unifity cards come to Arena?
So far, we don’t know much about this. The acorn cards probably won’t be on Arena, as the program wasn’t made for recognizing what’s in the artwork of a card, and similar shenanigans.
However, the cards that work in black-border might appear on Arena at some point. Additionally, basic lands from some previous Un-sets are also available on MTGA, so we can expect an Unfinity basic land bundle in the Shop.
Which type of boosters will Unfinity have?
Well, this is just what we’ll talk about in the next section, so let’s jump right in!
MTG Unfinity Product List
Here’s a list of all MTG products releasing with the Unfinity set.
Unfinity Draft Booster Box
As we mentioned before, Unfinity was made with draft in mind. If you want to organize a draft for you and your friends, then the Unfinity Draft Booster Box is the way to go. It has 36 booster total, which is enough for an 8-player draft, with 12 boosters leftover for prizes. Of course, you could also do three 4-player drafts. There’s almost an unfinity of possibilites.
On top of that, you’re also getting a Box Topper — a foil borderless shock land!
Of course, if you don’t want to get a whole booster box, you can get something smaller, like a Draft pack, which contains 3 Draft boosters. If you and a friend both get two of these, you can play a game of Unfinity Sealed. (Sealed is when you open 6 packs, and make a 40-card deck from the cards you get. You also add basic lands.)
Furthermore, if you want to play a draft with a smaller playgroup, each of the players just needs one draft pack, and you’re ready to go.
Unifnity Collector Booster Box
If you’re a fan of foils and alternate art cards, then you’ll want to get your hands on an Unfinity Collector Booster Box. Each one of them contains 12 Collector Boosters, plus a special promo card — a Box Topper.
The price is quite high, but you do get a ton of exciting cards.
Single Collector Booster
Don’t want to spend too much, but still want to get some fun and exciting cards? In that case, you can get a single Collector Booster. It contains 3-5 so-called Galaxy foils (the info on what exactly are these, isn’t available yet), plus 10-12 regular foils. That’s 15 foil cards total.
That’s all about MTG Unfinity so far. What do you think about the set? Love it, hate it — let us know in the comments below. Furthermore, you can find all Unfinity basic lands here.
If you’re looking for more MTG news, check out the upcoming MTG sets here. Until next time, have an amazing time, and may all of your craziest card ideas appear in the Unfinity set.