Dominaria Remastered is an exciting, albeit an unusual MTG product. Thus, many Magic players aren’t sure whether it’s worth it to buy Dominaria Remastered boosters or not. This isn’t a simple yes-and-no question – some players will enjoy buying this product, and others won’t. In this article, we’ll explore various factor that will influence whether you should or shouldn’t buy Dominaria Remastered.
What is Dominaria Remastered?
Dominaria Remastered is an all-reprint set. This means that there aren’t any new cards in the set. (They can, however, have new art, like Force of Will.)
This is the second Remastered set in paper. (The first one being Time Spiral Remastered.) Remastered sets use cards from a specific subset of the previous edition and present them in a new draft environment. For Dominaria Remastered, Wizards selected over 450 cards from 27 sets from Magic’s history that are happening in Dominaria.
Before we go deep into the discussion whether Dominaria Remastered is worth buying or not, we should first take a look at the products to see what’s actually available with this set.
Dominaria Remastered Draft Boosters
First option are the draft boosters of Dominaria Remastered. If you want to draft, you’ll obviously want these. They are available in a booster box that contains 36 boosters. That’s enough for various game modes, for example you could do:
- three 4-player drafts
- three 2-player sealed events
- one 8-player draft (with 12 boosters for prizes)
Each pack contains 15 cards, which means that you get 540 cards in the whole box. As expected, each booster contains at least 1 rare or mythic card. Additionally, there’s also one retro frame land, and a retro-frame card of any rarity.
Dominaria Remastered Collector Boosters
Collector boosters are best suited, as the name suggests, for collectors. The box comes with 12 Collector boosters, and each of them has 15 cards, all of which are either in foil, or have special art treatment – sometimes even both. Each booster has 3-4 rares or mythic rares.
These two boosters are the only Dominaria Remastered products. So, now let’s take explore whether you should get any or no.
You Shouldn’t Buy Dominaria Remastered, If…
The first thing we’ll say might be obvious, but we’ll mention it nevertheless. You definitely shouldn’t buy Dominaria Remastered, if you don’t have enough disposable income currently. If you’re worried how this product will fit into your budget, you should just skip this one and be done with it.
The second group of players, who shouldn’t buy Dominaria Remastered, are players who mostly play Standard and Pioneer. You won’t get many cards that are actually legal in your format, so this product isn’t something for you.
Finally, and this probably goes without saying, players who don’t like that many cards in the set, also shouldn’t buy this product. If there are just a couple of cards that you’d like to get from the packs, you’re better off purchasing singles.
You Should Buy Dominaria Remastered, If…
If you’re an avid drafter, and you have a play group to play a draft with, then you should simply get a Draft booster box of Dominaria Remastered. Wizards designed this set with draft as its main focus. Drafters always enjoy such sets, as there are many exciting archetypes that you can draft. If you’ll draft the set, don’t forget to also check our Dominaria Remastered Draft Guide.
The next group of people who will likely enjoy this product are the collectors, who really like the cards in the set. Older players will likely enjoy this products due to nostalgia factor, while the new players might enjoy exploring the new take on the old Magic’s designs. Or perhaps you just want to open some powerful cards in this set. So if you like the cards in this product, for whatever reason, and you can afford it, you should get Dominaria Remastered.
If you’re deciding on whether to get Draft or Collector boosters, the best question you want to ask yourself is if you’d rather have a lot of cards, or fewer cards, which are more exciting. Draft boosters give you more cards per dollar spent, but Collector boosters are more exciting to open, and contain more valuable cards.
Dominaria Remastered – FAQ
In this section, we’ll answer some questions, that you might have when you’re deciding whether to purchase Dominaria Remastered or nor.
No, there aren’t. Dominaria Remastered only comes with Draft and Collector Boosters.
No, there aren’t.
Cards in Dominaria Remastered are selected reprints from 27 editions, set on Dominaria. Here are all 27 sets, sorted by the time of its first release: Antiquities, The Dark, Fallen Empires, Ice Age, Alliances, Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight, Portal Second Age, Urza’s Saga, Urza’s Destiny, Urza’s Legacy, Prophecy, Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Odyssey, Torment, Judgment, Onslaught, Legions, Scourge, Coldsnap, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, and Dominaria.
This question is really hard to answer correctly, as nobody can say what will happen in the future. However, it does have a lot of potential. It’s a limited-run set, full of nostalgic cards, and there are valuable cards in the set. It certainly isn’t the worst MTG product that you can buy and hold in hopes of its price increasing later.
Draft boosters are better if you want to draft, or get as many cards as you can. Collector boosters are better if you’re looking for lots of exciting cards (rares, mythics with alternate art treatments).
We hope that this article helped you figure out if you should buy Dominaria Remastered. As always, if you have any questions that we didn’t answer, leave a comment below, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
If you want to see what other releases are coming up, you can find the upcoming MTG sets here.
Until next time, have fun, and enjoy playing with your new Dominaria Remastered cards. (Or with your old ones, if you decided to skip this release.)