Booster Packs from Amonkhet, Hour of Devastation, Atlazan and Conquest of Power

December 8th, 2016

MtG Boosters


  • Necrachilles

    Come on green/white cat Lord!

    • James Allen

      Bastet is the Cat Goddess.

      • Necrachilles

        But is she green/white (or even Naya)?

        • Daniel Scott

          From my limited knowledge I would think that was possible. She was a goddess of warfare, but she apparently sort of morphed into a protector goddess later on. There is another goddess called Sekhmet who was cat like and remained a war goddess. So, could be WG but I wouldn’t be shocked by WR. That said it could equally be all kinds of other colour combos.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Whatwhatwhatwhat. VRASKA! Kitty headed god-thing! BOLAS!
    WHAT IS ATLAZAN?!?!

    • Kevan Kramer

      Atlantis or Aztec type world it seems.

  • Logan

    Sooooo… Altlazan is the set after HoD….? and it looks like its Atlantis based…? and then Ajanis gonna be there…?
    Im not sure if I should accept this or not… It might be fake, but if its real…. I dont know if I like it…

    • Pandancules

      yeah, everyone knows cats hate water, wtf?

  • Angelo Milazzo

    Im all for a Atlantis style set , looks Aztec to me

  • Derek Mullins

    Just from the names and styles, it would seem to be a blending of Mesoamerican culture, with possibly a fantasized Atlantis feel? The name and Merman are all that provide the Atlantis part; the name itself could be derived from Aztec or Mayan language influences (it reminds me of a few locations, etc).

    Also, Bolas is on HoD, so I assume he’ll be held until that set?

  • gods and plains walkers. my body is ready.

  • That Guy

    So since Bolas is on the HoD packaging I guess we wont be getting him in Amonkhet. That’s a bit disappointing.

    • Oriattack P.

      Well it could be a card where he exerts his power. I think we will get a Bolas before HoD because of Dark Intimation being in Aether Revolt. It could be an enchantment, instant or sorcery

  • Deadly Berry

    I wish I knew what people mean when they say an Atlantis-like plane, when we barely know anything about that ancient civilization, let alone if it really existed. Not a single archeologist would acknowledge it, so why are people saying Atlantis-like? SMH.

    • I assume they mean ocean-themed underwater civilization.

    • Daniel Scott

      I guess they mean an island with an advanced society on it that is threatened by some manner or rising sea level. I’m an archaeologist and while I am of course not going to acknowledge the existence of Atlantis I feel like the myth is well enough know for something to be fairly called Atlantis like.

  • EuroNightmare

    There’s a city called Mazatlan in Mexico

  • Bige Boiy
    • That Guy

      “…are from real a survey…”

      Looks like a very hasty cover up lol.

    • Daniel Scott

      Gotta say, I do not like their packaging concepts, but I do like this leak :D

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      That doesn’t really mean anything.

      We still now know the names “Atlazan” and “Conquest of Power”, plus we have two pieces of art from each set.

  • SatanMyMaster

    Aztlán (from Nahuatl: Aztlān, [ˈast͡ɬaːn]) is the legendary ancestral home of the Aztec peoples.

    • Derek Mullins

      I thought the name looked familiar.

  • Shagoth

    1. Bolas looks like a badass.

    2. I didn’t realize how much I needed the Egyptian motif.

    3. I thought about an Atlantean/Aquatic theme in the past, but then I thought to myself “A theme were blue is obviously the most prominent or powerful? They wouldn’t do that, that will end poorly” Oh god, I wonder how they’re going to screw up a “fixed” ancestral recall this time.

    • Ryū

      I need an Atlantean Oceanic plane in my life.

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      I don’t think Atlazan will be Atlantis.

      • Shagoth

        Only time will tell.

  • Julna Buras

    Oooooooooh, Vraska. Or someone who looks much like her.

  • Hedronal

    Pronouncing Atlazan’s Atl without making it Alt is going to get me so many times.

  • BusinessmanGinger

    Seems like Merfolk will come back in Atlazan. Maybe some new legacy staples will come with it.

  • I’AMRAKUL

    Hoping for good things with a new Vraska.

  • Ryū

    So Ajani in Conquest of Power then? I wonder if he’s about to join the Gatewatch.

    • Daniel Scott

      I’m just glad of the essential conformation that he isn’t about to die in Amonkhet, I could feel that coming and I didn’t like it one bit.

  • SwiJap

    Atlazan…. is that going to be more like Atlantis or like a Aztecan/Inca/Maya-Culture set? ‘Cause I’d like both of them

    • thatdamnrat

      Why not both? underwater Aztecs. Painted face guy looks kind of meso-american and ms tentacle hair is vaguely aquatic looking, plus it can’t just be underwater, they need to support the other colour’s terrain types

      • BusinessmanGinger

        Im pretty sure the tentacle hair person is Vraska from Ravnica but I agree she definitely fits.

    • Melissa Juice

      Aztec.

      Atlantis is an uninteresting myth and is more Greek than anything.

      • Daniel Scott

        It’s kinda in the theros lore isn’t it? I think the merfolk partner commander claims to have found it.

        • Melissa Juice

          Yup. Forget the name, but it’s attached to a giant kraken, I believe.

  • Ryū

    Didn’t even think about it until now, but Atlazan also sounds like Amazon. Wouldn’t a jungle theme also make more sense if it’s related to Central/South American cultures?

    • Graven Cairns

      If you ask me, I think more about Coatl, Giorgio Tsoukalos (ancient alien astronauts) ;-), human sacrifices, etc.

      • Ryū

        Oh god, Ugin is the Giorgio of magic. Ancient Eldrazi Astronauts.

      • Gareth Martin

        Gross.

  • Adolf Nobel

    I have a theory… if Atlazan is a Atlantis/Pre-Hispanic plane, the Future Sight card Graven Cairns shows a colossal head (like the Olmec colossal heads), there’s also a sculpture in the middle of the artwork that looks like a “native” american (actually looks like the guy from Apocalypto). Just google image: “Graven Cairn mtg” to find the artwork I’m talking about. I would like to know more about the shamans of Kar-Sengir.
    And feel free to discuss

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      You realize part of the origin of Kar-Sengir is Sengir, right? Like…Homelands house of vampires led by Baron Sengir?
      This excites and confuses me, assuming your connection is correct.

      • Kaiser

        Vampire colonist? i like the idea

        • Dr. Burn Crow

          Sengir vampire colonies. Sweet hell.

          • ShadyBiz42

            dude your username is so good

      • Adolf Nobel

        Yes my friend. I know about the portal under castle Sengir, Homelands was the “New Freedom” for the Dwarves who came from another plane. And Wizards never finished that story. Of course my words are not an affirmation, as I said a theory, but I would like to think that there is minimum chance.

        • Dr. Burn Crow

          I would love that. Maybe an RB vampire planeswalker with it.

  • Zombie

    Keep in mind MaRo has stated that these are product packaging MOCKUPS and not final.

    “Atlazan” and “Conquest of Power” could very well be placeholders or working names for sets for all we know right now.

    However, that does in fact confirm that the art used on this booster packaging concept is indeed legitimately commissioned artwork for Magic: the Gathering and will likely be on a card or in some satellite product/promotion/etc.

    I would take people calling these “spoilers” and their speculations with a grain of salt, because MaRo himself has stated that these, at current time, are nothing more than product packaging concepts.

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      I think the names are final.
      They’ve already been designed (they being the design for the set name) and if the set is coming out that soon, it’s probably pretty far into design to the point where they won’t be changing the name. The “placeholder” part is the art on the boosters. So, in that sense these are spoilers.

      • The sets won’t be out until 2018, and they announce names and the like on Announcement Day.

        • Mr.Mayhem631

          If the sets are the ones after Amonkhet, which seems likely, they’re out in 2017.
          Also, the fact that they haven’t technically announced the names is completely irrelevant.

      • sansmyhands

        I dunno…if you look at the way “Atlazan” and “Conquest of Power” are presented versus “Ahmonket” and “Hour of Devastation” they are very bland design-wise. Those names definitely look like they were just plugged into a font generator and not actually designed. Set logos recently have been very design conscious and those don’t seem to hold up. Not saying they couldn’t be real, but if those are the final logo designs, someone is slacking.

        • Mr.Mayhem631

          I honestly think it’s just in your imagination.

          Besides, if they’re far enough into design to have had art made and designed a font, the name is definitely final.

    • theEternalPilgrims

      Yes, to reconfirm Mr.Mayhem ‘s points, these are real spoilers because artists were commisioned for the drawings, and all the work on set design a la layout, font, motifs (like the mesoamerican glyphs in the background of the top two boosters) points to this being legit. I think they are all pretty cool, and a mesoamerican themed plane, with a possible atlantis theme mixed in could really work creatively. Although, I do have to point out, that Conquest of Power is THE dumbest name for a magic set thus far.

    • ShadyBiz42

      Thank you, we value your official opinion

  • Mr.Mayhem631

    I don’t think Atlazan will be Atlantis, I think it’ll be Aztec/Ancient Central America.
    The name clearly draws more from the second than the first, and the two aren’t actually related- Atlantis, if memory serves, is Greek in original and conceptually. Also, only one in four of the booster arts look aquatic at all.

    • Melissa Juice

      Yep. Aztec/Mayan, here we go. :)

  • Will

    How is no one talking about the return of Elspeth?

    • Norsdef

      Cause she is Erebo’s Prize now
      I don’t think he would put her in other plane…
      Not now, at least…

    • kitkact

      Vraska for the win

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      Because it’s not a thing that’s happened.

    • Hedronal

      Why would anyone have brought that up? How is it relevant to this?

      • Will

        Sure looks like her in the god mask on the first amonkhet pack

        • Will

          Gold

          • Hedronal

            Given how much character designs change, it’s technically possible, but still highly unlikely based on this alone.

        • Mr.Mayhem631

          No, it doesn’t. They’re wearing something completely different and the mask design is completely wrong for a Returned (we’ve also seen Elspeth’s mask, and that’s not even close to it).
          And if she was just a Returned, she couldn’t Planeswalk. It’s just some random priestess.
          Pretty much the only way it looks alike is if you squint from ten feet away.

          edit: nope, not even then. The colors are basically all there is.

          • Amber Sbriglio

            pssssshhhhh! Our sleeper agent is already planted. Without her spark, our oil will soon consume it’s host! Elspeth will pave way for a new glorious conquesssssst! ALL WILL BE ONE! #Phyrexia

    • Melissa Juice

      Because there’s nothing to support that idea.

  • thoptertoken

    May their minds be swept away like leaves in a tempestuous gale
    And Phyrexia rise to forever thunder in their souls.

    ALL HAIL PHYREXIA :)

    • Jacey22

      ALL HAIL PHYREXIA AND YAWGMOTH

    • Amber Sbriglio

      May all be one…

  • Boogidy

    Atlazan could definitely be Aztec themed. Look at the CoP and you can see feathers on her armor. Also the art behind them look Aztec inspired, and Vraska (assuming) who likes stones/turning people in to stone seems like a good fit for the intricate rock carvings of that plane. Besides look at the merfolk, he looks like a chichlid (south American fish)

  • Sheebson

    Can we get some planes in the mix that have no underlying historical/cultural theme?

    Except Muraganda, the dinosaur plane. We definitely want to visit that one.

    • G B

      Literally nothing, including all fiction, has no underlying historical or cultural theme. That said, I agree that I’d prefer a new vision over an adaptation (appropriation?) of an existing mythos. But since most broad cultural groups except Mesoamerica have been covered, that one is appropriate for completeness. I say most, because Wizards has tended to stay away from cultures that were nearly or totally genocided, like those of indigenous North Americans and Australians. I surmise that Africa and Arabia were jointly covered by the Mirage block. A Persian-themed block could be cool, though. And I don’t know that there’s been a specifically Nordic block, and people do like Viking stuff…

  • Magic Isdumb

    As long as you idiots keep buying this stuff, they’ll keep making it!

    • Mason Lee

      Nice.

    • ShadyBiz42

      you’re a chump. If you don’t play magic why do you waste your time here

  • Avery Standley

    Remember our generation,
    The Hour of Devastation,
    Where the majority are down trod,
    From the wrath of the Pharaoh God.
    Come now and join our celebration,
    To bring forth the jubilation,
    For we will begin our retaliation,
    Against the Hour of Devastation!

    • To unite all peoples within our nation!
      Jessie!
      James!
      Team rocket blast of at the speed of light!
      Surrender now, or prepare to fight!
      Meowth! That’s right!

  • Timothy Barker

    What’s wrong with the shape of the packs

  • Soren Szilver

    so was this fake of did atlazan become ixalan?

  • Styxx Didimos

    its god-pharoh not pharoh god