What is Modern Horizons 2?

Modern Horizons 2 is the second straight-to-Modern expansion, following up Modern Horizons in 2019. It’s scheduled to release on June 18, 2021. Being a “straight-to-Modern” set, all cards printed in it will be legal in Modern, Legacy, Vintage and Commander, which are now Modern legal. The set will include 303 cards, between new cards and reprints, 

While Modern Horizons 2 doesn’t follow a specific story, it pays homage to many old Magic cards. Dakkon, Shadow Slayer, for instance, references Dakkon Blackblade, while many other cards are riffs on popular or iconic cards.


Modern Horizons 2 explores a plethora of older mechanics, such as madness, surveil and evoke. The set is instead defined by powerful cards, both new and old, to shake up the Modern format. New cards like Grief, Ignoble Hierarch and Grist, the Hunger Tide all present exciting new additions to Magic. 


On top of these new cards, older cards have been brought into Modern as well, such as Counterspell, Titania, Protector of Argoth and Upheaval.

Modern Horizons 2 has a wide variety of sealed product to purchase, with your standard Draft Booster Boxes, Set Booster Boxes and Collector’s Booster Boxes available.

The cards also have a number of variations, such as borderless, retro border and sketch cards. These are all unique, collectible variations on the cards in the set that are just as legal to play as a normal frame card. For further information, check out Wizard’s product breakdown.

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