Today we’re taking a close look at the latest iteration of a very popular Magic product. Of course, that would be Murders at the Karlov Manor Bundle. In this article, you’ll discover its contents, included promo cards, and more. We’ll also discuss whether this version is worth buying. There were some changes made to it with this set.
First, let’s see what you can get inside it.
Murders at Karlov Manor Bundle Contents
Each Murders at Karlov Manor Bundle contains:
- 9 Murders at Karlov Manor Play boosters
- 1 promo card
- 30 basic land cards (15 foil, 15 nonfoil)
- 1 spindown life counter
- 1 card storage box
- 2 reference cards
If you’re a newer player, and don’t know what all of these are, here are some more detailed descriptions of each item.
Play boosters are a new type of booster. They replace Draft and Set boosters and are a combination of both. Each one contains at least 1 rare or mythic rare card (with up to 4 if you’re lucky) and a guaranteed foil card.
There are 9 Play boosters in a Bundle. Previous version of this product typically included 8 Set boosters, so this is a nice bump. However, it also comes with a slight cost increase, so there’s that.
The promo card is foil, and is the same one in all Bundles. This time around, we’re getting a powerful green four drop.
While this is not the strongest card for Commander, it’ll probably be quite useful in 60-card formats. It’s a hasty threat, that can be hard to deal with for some decks. The combination of ward and collect evidence mechanics is a neat one.
There are 30 basic lands in each Murders at Karlov Manor Bundle. That’s 10 less then in previous versions, but now some of those lands are full-art, which wasn’t the case before. Here’s an example of one land that you’ll get, if you open a Bundle.
You can find the other Karlov Manor full-art basic lands here. What’s especially great about these lands is that you actually get them in foil too. The land breakdown is as follows:
- 10 non-foil regular basic lands (2 of each type)
- 10 foil regular basic lands (2 of each type)
- 5 non-foil full-art basic lands (1 of each type)
- 5 foil full-art basic lands (1 of each type)
That’s a pretty nice spread, and foil full-arts are especially amazing. It was probably worth it to replace 20 regular lands with their full-art counterparts.
Each Bundle also contains a spindown. That’s a sort of an oversized D20, where the consecutive numbers are next to one another. This makes it a easier to use for keeping track of your life total. (Although pen and paper is probably still better.)
Each spindown in Karlov Manor Bundle will look like the one pictured here.
The Box Itself
Finally, there’s the box itself, which is very useful and a big draw to this product. It’s sturdy and features a cool design. This time, you’ll find some iconic characters from Ravnica:
This is how it looks like from the other side, with Massacre Girl and Krenko.
When you buy a booster box, you typically also need some additional storage for the cards you’ll open. That’s not the case with Bundle. You’ll be able to store all the cards you open in this box, plus there will still be more space for your other cards too.
Bundle boxes look quite nice next to one another. It’s a cool display, and it keeps your cards organized. What’s not to like?
Is Murders at Karlov Manor Bundle Worth It?
Now it’s time for the big question, whether or not this product is worth buying. And as always with this question, the answer is – it depends.
In most cases, if you only care about the Play boosters, a Play booster box would offer you a better ratio of boosters per dollar spent. However, if you do like the extras – foil basic lands, and the box, then Bundle quickly becomes the best choice.
Another benefit of the Bundle is that it’s cheaper. You don’t need to make a big purchase of buying a whole box, but you still get to crack some cool new boosters. (While still avoiding the chance of boosters being tempered with, since you are buying a sealed product.) While there was a price increase, the Bundle is still moderately priced, and will therefore probably remain a popular product.
Plus, you are getting that one extra booster, as well as the full-art foil basics. These are always a great addition to any collection.
All things considered, Bundle is still worth it for anyone who wants to get a taste of the new set, and a chance to open some cool cards.
Murders at Karlov Manor Bundle – FAQ
Before we wrap up, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about this product.
it will be released on February 9, 2024.
There are 9 Play boosters.
30 basic lands total. 20 regular, 10 full-art. Half of the lands are in foil.
A foil alternate art version of Axebane Ferox, which you were able to see above.
No, Karlov Manor set comes only with regular Bundle, there’s no Gift edition.
So, that’s it for the Murders at Karlov Manor Bundle contents. If you decide to buy one, here’s one neat idea for you to try. Since Set boosters are replaced with Play boosters, you can now draft them. But how? With only 9 boosters, and you can’t just get 7 players to play with you at the moments notice.
Well, you just need 6 boosters, and one other player. By reading our 2-player MTG Draft Guide, you’ll learn how to easily assemble a draft for two players. This way, you’re get more millage out of your boosters. You won’t just open them, but you’ll get to play with them.
Also, if you want to learn more about the cards you can get in the boosters, don’t forget to check Murders at Karlov Manor spoilers.
Until next time, have fun, and may your Bundle contain a ton of awesome cards.