Theros Beyond Death Promo Pack Updates

Posted in News on January 15, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

The Prerelease for Theros Beyond Death is just around the corner with events worldwide from January 17 to January 20. With every card finally revealed, we hope you're excited to journey back to the world of Theros this weekend.

But before you do, we have a small update to the promo packs you'll be receiving at your local game store. Starting with Theros Beyond Death and continuing with Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Core Set 2021, some promo packs will contain a card that may not be Standard-legal.

With 2020 being the year of Commander for Magic, we felt it was the perfect time to experiment with broadening the appeal of the promo packs such that it aligns with the different ways people like to enjoy the game. To do so, we're opening up the promo pack slot that is normally reserved to a curated list of Standard-legal rares to include some rares outside the format that are focused on Commander. This change only affects that one slot in the promo pack.

Of course, we wanted to keep the Theros feel of the promo packs intact, so there are only 20 non-standard cards you could see in the full list of 121 cards.

Here are the non-standard cards you may see in your Theros Beyond Death promo packs, along with the set printing from which they are being pulled:

As stated earlier, this is an experiment, and that means we'd love to hear how you feel about it over the course of Theros Beyond Death, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, and M21!

Be sure to have fun this weekend at one (or two, or three) Theros Beyond Death Prerelease events.

Find out about your local events here, and you can see the rest of the (Standard-legal) curated list here:

GRN Arclight Phoenix
GRN Assassin's Trophy
ELD Ayara, First of Locthwain
GRN Beast Whisperer
RNA Bedevil
RNA Biogenic Ooze
WAR Blast Zone
RNA Blood Crypt
WAR Bolas's Citadel
RNA Breeding Pool
M20 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame
WAR Chandra, Fire Artisan
GRN Chromatic Lantern
RNA Cindervines
GRN Dawn of Hope
GRN Deafening Clarion
RNA Deputy of Detention
GRN Divine Visitation
GRN Doom Whisperer
M20 Drawn from Dreams
WAR Dreadhorde Arcanist
WAR Dreadhorde Invasion
M20 Dungeon Geists
RNA Electrodominance
ELD Embercleave
M20 Embodiment of Agonies
ELD Emry, Lurker of the Loch
GRN Expansion // Explosion
GRN Experimental Frenzy
ELD Fabled Passage
ELD Fae of Wishes
ELD Feasting Troll King
WAR Feather, the Redeemed
ELD Giant Killer
RNA Godless Shrine
RNA Growth-Chamber Guardian
RNA Gruul Spellbreaker
RNA Guardian Project
RNA Gutterbones
RNA Hallowed Fountain
M20 Hanged Executioner
RNA Hero of Precinct One
ELD Hushbringer
RNA Hydroid Krasis
RNA Incubation Druid
GRN Ionize
WAR Jace, Wielder of Mysteries
RNA Judith, the Scourge Diva
WAR Karn, the Great Creator
WAR Karn's Bastion
RNA Kaya, Orzhov Usurper
RNA Kaya's Wrath
GRN Knight of Autumn
M20 Knight of the Ebon Legion
GRN Legion Warboss
WAR Liliana, Dreadhorde General
RNA Mass Manipulation
GRN Mausoleum Secrets
GRN Midnight Reaper
GRN Mission Briefing
M20 Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer
ELD Murderous Rider
WAR Narset's Reversal
WAR Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
WAR Nissa, Who Shakes the World
GRN Niv-Mizzet, Parun
GRN Overgrown Tomb
GRN Pelt Collector
M20 Planar Cleansing
RNA Priest of Forgotten Gods
GRN Quasiduplicate
GRN Risk Factor
GRN Ritual of Soot
GRN Runaway Steam-Kin
GRN Sacred Foundry
RNA Smothering Tithe
M20 Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
WAR Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord
WAR Spark Double
GRN Steam Vents
RNA Stomping Ground
GRN Tajic, Legion's Edge
WAR Tamiyo, Collector of Tales
WAR Teferi, Time Raveler
GRN Temple Garden
M20 Temple of Epiphany
M20 Temple of Malady
M20 Temple of Mystery
M20 Temple of Silence
M20 Temple of Triumph
WAR The Elderspell
GRN Thief of Sanity
RNA Tithe Taker
WAR Ugin, the Ineffable
GRN Unmoored Ego
GRN Venerated Loxodon
WAR Vivien, Champion of the Wilds
M20 Voracious Hydra
GRN Vraska, Golgari Queen
GRN Watery Grave
ELD Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig

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