Announcing Ultimate Masters

Posted in News on November 5, 2018

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for DailyMTG.com, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

We're not quite done with our 25th Anniversary yet! We've got one more trick up our sleeves for 2018, and it's something quite special—the last Masters set we plan on making for a while. We tried not to hold back.

Announcing Ultimate Masters. And it's coming soon. Very soon.

Ultimate Masters

Release Date: December 7, 2018

  • 254 Cards
  • 24 packs per box
  • 15-card booster packs, one premium foil per pack
  • English and Japanese languages with global distribution
  • One Ultimate Box Topper per box
  • MSRP*: $335.76 per box; $34.99 per 3-pack blisterpack (*MSRP applies to United States only)
  • Supplies are limited

Additionally, Ultimate Masters will be available on Magic Online starting December 7 for $6.99 per pack. It will not be redeemable.

Let's start with the big news—yes, we're shelving the Masters series for the foreseeable future. We are instead focusing on other products that will also include reprints. We'll talk more about those when the time comes, but we're sending off the Masters product line for the time being with this premium take on the Masters series, Ultimate Masters.

Now, on to that box topper. Or should I say, those box toppers. All 40 of them.

Every box will come with a sealed pack containing a single box topper, sealed inside the box. The pack will look a little something like this:

Box topper pack

Open it up, and you'll get one of 40 different cards (you can check out the list below) with extended art, like this:

Liliana of the Veil

This set of 40 box topper cards includes extended art versions of some of Magic's most popular cards, including every mythic rare in the set, many of the rare cards, and two uncommons—Kitchen Finks and Eternal Witness—that are among the most beloved in Magic's history. Every box topper also has a main set counterpart, just with a normal frame treatment. So in the same box, you could pull both of these:

Snapcaster Mage box topperUMA Snapcaster Mage

Because we're releasing this product in just one month, we're showing you every box topper right here! You can see all of them at the bottom of the page, along with their regular-set counterpart.

Note that the box toppers will be distributed by treasure chests on Magic Online.

The packaging for Ultimate Masters will look a little something like this.

UMA Box

Finally, yes, we want to acknowledge that Ultimate Masters has an MSRP (US only) higher than previous Masters products. We're sending the Masters series off in the style it deserves: Ultimate Masters is a limited run, premium set that is unique and collectible. We understand that it might not be for everyone. And that's okay. If you're looking for a unique, cool product with a collectible twist, then Ultimate Masters might be up your alley.

And if it is for you, here are what the box toppers will look like, along with their main-set counterparts. We'll show off the rest of the set starting November 19 here on DailyMTG and around the web.

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Box Topper

Karn Liberated Box TopperKarn Liberated

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Box TopperKozilek, Butcher of Truth

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Box TopperUlamog, the Infinite Gyre

Snapcaster Mage Box TopperSnapcaster Mage

Temporal Manipulation Box TopperTemporal Manipulation

Bitterblossom Box TopperBitterblossom

Demonic Tutor Box TopperDemonic Tutor

Goryo's Vengeance Box TopperGoryo's Vengeance

Liliana of the Veil Box TopperLiliana of the Veil

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Box TopperMikaeus, the Unhallowed

Reanimate Box TopperReanimate

Tasigur, the Golden Fang Box TopperTasigur, the Golden Fang

Balefire Dragon Box TopperBalefire Dragon

Through the Breach Box TopperThrough the Breach

Eternal Witness Box TopperEternal Witness

Life from the Loam Box TopperLife from the Loam

Noble Hierarch Box TopperNoble Hierarch

Tarmogoyf Box TopperTarmogoyf

Vengevine Box TopperVengevine

Gaddock Teeg Box TopperGaddock Teeg

Leovold, Emissary of Trest Box TopperLeovold, Emissary of Trest

Lord of Extinction Box TopperLord of Extinction

Maelstrom Pulse Box TopperMaelstrom Pulse

Sigarda, Host of Herons Box TopperSigarda, Host of Herons

Fulminator Mage Box TopperFulminator Mage

Kitchen Finks Box TopperKitchen Finks

Engineered Explosives Box TopperEngineered Explosives

Mana Vault Box TopperMana Vault

Platinum Emperion Box TopperPlatinum Emperion

Ancient Tomb Box TopperAncient Tomb

Cavern of Souls Box TopperCavern of Souls

Celestial Colonnade Box TopperCelestial Colonnade

Creeping Tar Pit Box TopperCreeping Tar Pit

Dark Depths Box TopperDark Depths

Karakas Box TopperKarakas

Lavaclaw Reaches Box TopperLavaclaw Reaches

Raging Ravine Box TopperRaging Ravine

Stirring Wildwood Box Topper

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Box Topper

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