Overall, Rivals of Ixalan promises to bring tribe-based gameplay to the fore in Standard and Limited, while offering many new tools and build-around-me cards for Commander and other casual formats, and the story brings the swashbuckling legend of Ixalan to an exciting conclusion.
Wizards of the Coast pushed their releases to 11 in 2017, which can be overwhelming for the average player and can stretch creative and financial value thin.
Overall, Ixalan marks a departure from the Gatewatch storyline and towards fresh, new adventure with familiar mechanics and exciting new tribes.
Released on July 14, 2017, Hour of Devastation is a small set that may need time to fully entrench itself into Magic: the Gathering
New cards and plot details are coming to Magic: The Gathering’s ‘Amonkhet’ block later this week. Check out everything you need to know about these cards.
Released late last month, Amonkhet is the newest Standard-legal Magic: the Gathering set, bringing the flavor of ancient Egypt to Standard as well as strong graveyard themes, five new Gods, and the newest Masterpiece Series set, the Invocations.