A First Look at March of the Machine
The epic conclusion of Magic's greatest battle is upon us! Elesh Norn and her Phyrexian army have finally invaded the Multiverse, breaching countless planes. Can the remains of the Gatewatch turn the tide as the Phyrexian hordes threaten to assimilate or destroy everything in their path? The fate of all planes is at stake.
It's time to join the rest of the Multiverse in this climactic battle touching every plane you've ever known and loved. Your first look at March of the Machine is here.
March of the Machine is the culmination of more than a decade of Phyrexian machinations, all leading to a shift that will fundamentally change the Multiverse.
The fates of countless planes hang in the balance, but there is hope—those planes aren't planning to go down without a fight.
Stand with the greatest heroes of Magic from virtually every plane we've visited in the Multiverse. The Phyrexians are thorough—though unexpected allies have now joined our heroes' fight against the Phyrexian onslaught.
It will take every last one of them, because the Invasion Tree has opened portals in every corner of the Multiverse, no matter how seemingly innocuous
Or devastatingly familiar
The Phyrexians have everything they need to complete their great work. They have the Multiverse at their oily fingertips, they have an army the likes of which no plane has ever seen, and they have devastated and compleated the Planeswalkers who sought to stop them.
Yet hope, as always, remains.
This is March of the Machine.
March of the Machine Details
March of the Machine Set Code: MOM
March of the Machine Commander Set Code: MOC
Website: March of the Machine
Preorder Now: Online at Amazon and at your local game store
March of the Machine Important Dates
- March of the Machine Story: March 16–28
- Set Debut, Cinematic Trailer, and Previews Begin: March 29, 2023
- Card Previews: March 29–April 4
- Complete Card Image Galleries: April 5
- In-Store Prerelease Events: April 14–20
- MTG Arena and Magic Online Digital Release: April 18
- Global Tabletop Release: April 21
- In-Store Launch Party Events: April 21–23
You can compleat your March of the Machine collection with:
- Set Boosters
- Draft Boosters
- Collector Boosters
- Prerelease Packs
- Jumpstart Boosters
- Five Commander decks
March of the Machine will have five Commander decks. What's the red text at the top of that differently shaped box? Hmm, it's probably nothing. (It's definitely something—check below for more.)
With the Phyrexian invasion of the entire Multiverse underway, this is the perfect time for Planechase! This multiplayer supplement lets you travel from one location to another, with the rules changing based on where your battle is currently taking place. Chase the Phyrexians around the Multiverse or add some flavor to your next Commander battle.
Each March of the Machine Commander deck comes with ten different Planechase cards—five new, and five reprints. Here's a preview from the 50 Planechase cards coming your way.
First Look at Booster Fun
March of the Machine truly is a battle for the Multiverse, and opening a pack should feel like you're catching visions of planes from all over. To that end, we've included both characters from around the Multiverse and revisited borders and special treatments from past sets.
First up is Multiverse Legends, a non-Standard-legal bonus sheet like the Mystical Archive from Strixhaven: School of Mages or the retro artifacts of The Brothers' War. It will contain reprints of iconic characters in their home planes' Booster Fun treatment.
Plus, Multiverse Legends can also appear in a new halo foil treatment you'll just have to wait to see!
New cards are getting in on the multiversal travel as well. Characters from around the Multiverse are sporting their home plane's jersey Booster Fun treatment from previous sets—or in some cases, getting one from a set that didn't have one at the time.
And, of course, the best one of all.
Additionally, extended-art and borderless planeswalker cards return.
Two of the cards from above will also be getting promo versions.
And if you participate in a Prerelease at your local game store, our celebration of 30 years of Magic continues with these stunning promo cards:
March of the Machine Prereleases Add More
Prerelease events are your first way to find the newest Magic cards, and the March of the Machine Prerelease events come with even more for you to discover! In addition to a foil-stamped promo card from the set, March of the Machine Prerelease Packs include an additional legendary promo card for Commander play:
These cards are part of the March of the Machine Commander set and cannot be used to play in Prerelease events—but are a Prerelease Pack–exclusive bonus to celebrate and show more of the battle against Phyrexia in March of the Machine (and to add to or inspire your next Commander deck).
Even the Secret Lair hasn't been spared from the Phyrexian invasion and is getting in on the action. There will be three drops tied to March of the Machine, but we're just going to show you one today. Here is a look at some of the exciting cards you can expect in an upcoming Secret Lair drop:
March of the Machine: The Aftermath
Eager to know how it all ends and what March of the Machine: The Aftermath has in store? This small set—50 cards—focuses heavily on the story, showing what happens after the events of March of the Machine. Which characters live, which ones get a happily ever after, and which ones don't live to see the aftermath themselves.
This is a set for those invested in the story, the characters, and what comes next. March of the Machine: The Aftermath is a set of 50 new Standard-legal cards sold in five-card boosters. When we say Magic is going to change forever, you'll see those changes on these cards and in the story.
Story for March of the Machine: The Aftermath will kick off May 1, and previews will run May 2–3.
In the meantime, hang on to the edge of your seat, because the Phyrexian machine is on the march—and no corner of the Multiverse is safe.
March of the Machine will hit stores worldwide April 21, 2023. Preorder today from your local game store, online retailers like Amazon, and elsewhere Magic is sold.