Magic: the Gathering

Strixhaven Prerelease and Preorders, April 16-23

Prerelease date is April 16. Release date 23. 

Enrollment starts now at Strixhaven, the most prestigious university for magical learning in Magic’s Multiverse. The latest set invites players to enroll in one of five distinct colleges and help prove whose magic is the most powerful on campus.

Strixhaven has five different Prerelease Packs available, and fans will choose which they like best during Prerelease—you may want to purchase your full allocation and offer preregistration for each specific college to account for more popular colleges. For the first time, Commander Decks and Set Booster boxes will be part of Prerelease too!

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Wizards of the Coast has extended it’s suspension of in-store play in through Strixhaven. This prerelease will be via webcam or at home only, and last a week. Play via our many Discord Communities, or casually on April 17 at noon on our Store Discord Webcam Prerelease.

For any player that wants to play against other local players, at home and online via webcam, against other local players, using their prerelease sealed pool/deck we have a way for you to do that!

– Log into Wizards Companion app and join the Saturday (April 17th) Noon Prerelease event using this code: 34VV58

– You will also need SpellTable: and to join the store Discord or Facebook groups.

This is a player list event, so all you need to do to participate is sign in, then play with a friend via webcam (or you family at home).

Here’s what you get with this pre-release.


Here’s what comes with your kit:

  • 6 Strixhaven Draft Boosters
  • 1 foil promo-stamped rare or mythic rare from Strixhaven
  • 1 Spindown life counter
  • 1 MTG Arena code card*
  • Lands to build your deck from
  • PLUS 2 additional prize packs available ONLY via this Online / At Home prerelease signup

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Strixhaven Prerelease and Preorders, April 16-23


Commander Decks 

Strixhaven Prerelease and Preorders, April 16-23

The spoilers have begun! You can preorder on our website, and check out more information below.

Much like Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths last year, the major Commander release of 2021 is tied to Strixhaven. That means five distinct decks, one for each college. In these decks, you’ll find a total of 81 new cards; the most new cards of any Commander set, ever. Each deck has 16 unique new cards and 1 new land card that appears throughout. You’ll also find what we’re calling a display commander. While the oversized commanders of yore were exciting, they were perhaps . . . unwieldy. To that end, the display commander is the size of a card, so it fits in any deck box. Picture a regular card, printed on thick cardboard with a lovely foil-etched treatment. Please note the display commander is not a tournament-legal card, but feel free to use it as a nice stand-in when in the command zone or on the battlefield! In each deck, you’ll find:

  • 100 Cards (98 regular, 2 foil)
  • 1 Foil-etched display commander
  • 10 Double-sided tokens
  • 1 Life wheel
  • 1 Deck box

Mystical Archive Cards

Mystical Archive cards, named for both their anagogical and Athenaeum-like nature, are presented in two varieties:

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The global versions (pictured on the left, above) are available in all Set Boosters in all languages. In Japanese-language Set and Draft Boosters, however, 50% contain a card with a unique frame and gorgeous art by a Japanese artist. If you are outside of Japan, fear not. Japanese-language boosters will be available on release. Due to their limited nature, we won’t have preorders for Japanese-language boxes, but we will have them available on release day.

Buy a Box Promo


Whenever you buy a full display of Strixhaven Collector or Set boosters- you get a Buy a Box Promo, Dragonsguard Elite!

Strixhaven Prerelease and Preorders, April 16-23

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Strixhaven Prerelease and Preorders, April 16-23

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Strixhaven Prerelease and Preorders, April 16-23

Timeline for Product Pickup

Below are the earliest dates that you can pick up your product. Please note if you are buy a Release Day product it will not be available until April 23. All other products are available during the prerelease week.

April 16-22

  • Set Booster Boxes (full box only)
  • Prerelease Kits
  • Collector Booster Boxes (full box only)
  • Commander Decks

April 23

  • Bundles
  • Individual Booster Packs
  • Draft Booster Boxes
  • Theme Boosters

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Strixhaven Prerelease and Preorders, April 16-23


In-store play is currently suspended, but you may choose in-store pickup or delivery for your kits. All kits come with the same products and bonus prize packs regardless of delivery selection.

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