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Strixhaven: School of Mages Spoilers

Looking for Strixhaven spoilers and information? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll talk about everything we know about Strixhaven so far, including some speculations and predictions. When more info becomes available, this article will get an update.

Anyways let’s get to it!

What is Strixhaven?

Strixhaven is the most elite magical university in the Multiverse (MTG universe with all planes).

It consists of five colleges, each with its own takes on magic. There is some sort of rivalry present between those colleges and they are battling with one another.

Mark Heggen, Product Architect at Wizards of the Coast stated (in the announcement video), that it’s unlike anything Wizards have done before. That means we can expect a pretty exciting set.

Where is Strixhaven?

Strixhaven is just the name of the school, and not the name of the plane, where it’s located. We haven’t visited the plane before – it’s a brand new plane, which is quite interesting

This was confirmed by Mark Rosewater, Head Designer for MTG, on his Blogatog (here and here).

Strixhaven Spoilers

Currently there aren’t any actual Strixhaven spoilers available. However, we do know that the double faced modal cards are making a return, thanks to this posts on Mark Rosewater’s Bloogatog:

So, we probably won’t see cards that are lands on one side and spells on the other, as this was already done with Zendikar Rising. What will it be then? We shall see when we get closer to Strixhaven release.

Nevertheless, once we find out more about the first set of 2021 – Kaldheim, we’ll be able to rule some options out. The reason is that both Kaldheim and Strixhaven will have modal double faced cards, but with different takes.

Strixhaven Predictions

It’s time for Strixhaven predictions. Let’s speculate what we might see in the second Standard Magic the Gathering set in 2021.

For each of our predictions, we’ll also provide a confidence level percentage, so you can see how sure we are about them. Anyways, if you have your own predictions about the set, feel free to share them in the comments below.

Is Kasmina on Strixhaven?

Kasmina is the leader of a secret Order of Planeswalkers, a cabal with mysterious goals. She is currently recruiting so-called embers – planeswalkers, whose sparks hadn’t ignite yet. She puts them through traumatic events, until they get to their full potential. Afterwards, she recruits them to the Order.

Kasmina Strixhaven Spoilers Speculation

So, where better to get a bunch of recruits than at the most elite school for Wizards in the Multiverse? Besides, Kasmina’s only planeswalker card (so far) makes Wizards tokens and her title is Enigmatic Mentor – maybe she’s a part-time teacher at Strixhaven?

  • Prediction: Kasmina will get a planeswalker card in the Strixhaven: School of Mages set.
  • Confidence Level: 50%

Harry Potter MTG Set

Do you remember Godzilla Magic cards from Ikoria? Those were pretty well received, which can’t be said for the Walking Dead Secret Lair.

Those two products show us that Wizards are open to various collaborations, when appropriate. Maybe we can expect Wizards to team up with Harry Potter franchise, since this set is basically Magic the Gathering meets Harry Potter.

If there is going to be a collaboration, we might see something similar to the Godzilla cards. That’s regular Magic cards, with alternate art and names from the HP universe.

  • Prediction: There will be a collaboration with the “Harry Potter” franchise.
  • Confidence Level: 10%

Nevertheless, there’s no actual confirmation that something like this could happen. That’s why our confidence level is pretty low with this one.

Creature Types

Wizards

Let’s talk about which creature types we can expect on Strixhaven. First one is a free roll, and it makes sure that we get at least one prediction correct.

  • Prediction: There will be Wizard creatures on Strixhaven.
  • Confidence Level: 100%

Birds

Second creature type prediction might be a bit less obvious, but still a pretty safe one to make.

  • Prediction: Birds will appear on Strixhaven (as owls).
  • Confidence Level: 95%

If we split the name into two parts we get strix and haven. So, it’s basically a refuge for owls, right? Besides, wizards and witches are often depicted with owls as their companions.

Oh, plus the set symbol depicts an owl, so that would be pretty weird if we didn’t get one in the set.

Baleful Strix

While we probably won’t see Baleful Strix, we probably will get some kind of strix.

Strixhaven Details

Finally, let’s check some important dates for Strixhaven. Note, that all the dates are currently unconfirmed. However, based on the previous set releases, these are pretty likely.

  • Arena Release Date: April 15, 2021 (all dates are currently unconfirmed, based on previous releases)
  • Prerelease Date: April 17, 2021
  • Release Date: April 23, 2021
  • Set symbol:
Strixhaven Set Symbol

Conclusion

That’s all about Strixhaven spoilers so far. So, what do you think about Strixhaven? Love it? Hate it? Would you like to see a Harry Potter collaboration? Let us know in the comments below.

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Until next time, have fun, and may all of your wishes for Strixhaven come true.

1 thought on “Strixhaven: School of Mages Spoilers”

  1. Maybe each set in 2021 represents a party type.
    Strixhaven for wizards, Kaldheim for warriors,
    Vampire clerics and maybe rouges Will be Dome kind og warewolf Hunters?
    This Aldo fits well with that wizards Will be making more cross-set synergies.

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