Brother’s War is the fourth and last Standard MTG set in 2022. Its lore will focus on the events of the Brothers’ War – an epic battle between Urza and Mishra. It certainly looks like this set is going to be an exciting one, and today we’re diving deep into it. We’ll explore Brothers’ War spoilers, leaks, important dates and other information about the set.
The Brothers’ War Spoilers
Here you’ll find all currently available Brothers’ War spoilers. We’re starting with a pretty spectacular card.
Does Urza look completely absurd and overpowered? That’s because you’ll have to use to different cards and meld them into Urza. Here are the two cards that you’ll need.
So, where is the other brother, and is it just as powerful? Take a look and decide for yourself:
This one is also melded from two cards:
Of course, there will also be regular cards, such the following three cards that have also been previewed:
In the following table, you’ll find all Brothers’ War release dates. Note that these aren’t 100% confirmed and some things could still change, but roughly they should be correct.
|Full Spoiler Season Start||October 27, 2022|
|All Commander Cards Previewed||October 31, 2022|
|All Cards Previewed||November 4, 2022|
|Dominaria United Release on Arena||November 10, 2022|
|Dominaria United Release on MTGO||November 10, 2022|
|Dominaria United Prerelease Weekend||November 11-13|
|Dominaria United Release||November 18, 2022|
Brothers’ War Products
You can already preorder the various Brothers’ War products on Amazon. Here is the list of all the products available:
As you can see, there’s a whole product line-up, with four different booster types. Everything is wrapped up with the Gift Bundle (which is one of the best MTG gifts), and two new Commander decks. You can find more about Brother’s War Commander decks here.
Oh, and we almost forgot to mention that boosters might contain a full-art Brother’s’ War basic land. These one are something special.
Something even more special are the MTG Transformer cards, which will be available in Set and Collector boosters. If you don’t like the Collector boosters, you’ll still be able to pick up Retro frame artifacts, which will be present in every Draft and Set booster too.
Brothers’ War Story
Contrary to the most Magic sets, the Brothers’ War isn’t focusing on the “present” in the MTG lore, but instead it’s all about a single, albeit significant event from the past. That event being the war between two brothers, Urza (Urza, Lord High Artificer) and Mishra (Mishra, Artificer Prodigy).
It’s quite unusual for something like that to happen, especially, since this set follows Dominaria United, in which the good guys fight against Phyrexians. That story line is supposed to take place over four sets, which includes the Brothers’ War. Some players speculate that we’re in for some time travel shenanigans.
In that case, it would make sense to bring new players up to speed with some events from the past. The Brothers’ War was first described in the Antiquities set. That ways way back in 1994, so almost 30 years ago.
However, we certainly don’t know all the information about the war yet. Some things that we do know is that the brothers fought over two halves of the Thran Powerstone. The war ended when Urza used the Golothian Sylex, which supposedly killed Mishra, who had been consumed by Phyrexians. In that even, Urza’s spark was ignited.
So based on the story, what predictions can we make about the Brothers’ War? Of course, it’s pretty safe to say that both Urza and Mishra will get new cards, and possibly quite powerful ones.
Since many artifacts were used during the war, one could expect this set to have an artifact theme, or at least a sub-theme. Wizards have moved away from generic powerful colorless artifacts, so we might see strong colored artifacts instead.
Many other characters from Dominaria’s history could also make a return, especially those who were around in that time. Perhaps, someone like Bo Levar, who doesn’t actually have a card, although he is depicted on Planeswalker’s Mischief.
That’s all about the Brothers’ War spoilers and information. If you have any predictions of your own, you can leave a comment below. Don’t forget that we’ll probably have some extra information to share later today, so check back soon! You can also find more information about the upcoming MTG sets here.