Play Booster Fact Sheet

  • There are 81 total Commons in this set, down from 100 in LCI.
  • There are 100 total Uncommons in this set, up from 81 in LCI.
  • There are 60 Rares
  • There are 10 Rare Surveil Lands. These are separate from the normal Rares, because they are distributed slightly differently. See Slot #13 below.
  • There are 20 Mythic Rares in Play Boosters.
    • There are 3 Mythic Rares that are Standard legal but will not be found in Play Boosters and are not legal in Limited. Melek, Reforged Researcher, Tomik, Wielder of Law, and Voja, Jaws of the Conclave can only be found in Prerelease Packs. They will not even appear in Collector Boosters. 
    • Arena Note: These 3 cards will be craftable on Arena. (I got this confirmed by an Arena dev)
  • In Draft Boosters, there was always at least 1 Common of every color. In Play Boosters, there will always be at least 1 Common of 4 colors. There will usually be at least 1 Common of every color, but only 4 colors are guaranteed in every pack.
  • This breakdown is only 100% good for MKM, as MaRo has said what goes into each slot isn’t as baked-in as it was with Draft Boosters. Slot #12 was specifically called out as being set-dependent.
  • Slots 1 – 6: Always a Common
  • Slot 7: 87.5% of the time a Common, 12.5% (1 in 8 packs, or ~3 per 8 person draft pod) of the time a card from The List, broken down further that translates to:
    • 9.38% of the time one of 30 Common or Uncommon cards from The List
    • 1.56% of the time one of 10 Rare or Mythic Rare cards from The List
    • 1.56% of the time one of 10 Special Guest cards from The List
    • Note: Cards from The List are legal to play in Limited, but their appearance here does not change their current legality otherwise in Paper
    • Arena Note: All of these cards will be legal in Timeless. We do not know which cards, if any, will be pre-banned in Historic. There is supposed to be an article coming to Daily MTG this week with this information.
  • Slots 8 – 10: Always an Uncommon
  • Slot 11: Always a Rare or Mythic Rare.
    • Note: The Rare Surveil Lands will never appear in this slot.
  • Slot 12: Always a Basic Land
  • Slot 13: Always a non-foil card, but can be a card of any rarity.
    • Note: The Rare Surveil Lands will appear in this slot 16.7% (1 in 6 packs, or ~4 per 8 person draft pod) of the time. If you get one of these lands there will always be at least one other Rare in the pack.
  • Slot 14: Always a foil card, but can be a card of any rarity.
    • Note: The Rare Surveil Lands may appear in this slot, although we do not know the drop rate for them here.
    • Note: The fact that the Rare Surveil lands can appear here means they will actually appear on average slightly more than 4 times per 8 person draft pod.
    • Arena Note: On Arena this slot will still appear, but will not be foil. In every other way this slot will be the same on Arena or in Paper.
  • Slot 15: An Art card or a play aid.
    • Arena Note: There will be no Slot 15 on Arena.
  • Arena Note: While Draft and Sealed will be using Play Boosters on Arena, the packs you purchase in the Arena store or win as prizes are not changing at this time. It’s possible this changes at a later time.
  • Crashing Footfalls
  • Drown in the Loch
  • Fabricate
  • Field of the Dead
  • Gamble
  • Ghostly Prison
  • Show and Tell
  • Tireless Tracker
  • Tragic Slip
  • Victimize
  • Baleful Mastery – Rare
    •  MTG Arena: Smuggler’s Copter – Rare
  • Bishop of the Bloodstained – Uncommon
  • Burden of Guilt – Common
  • Cavalier of Thorns – Mythic Rare
    • MTG Arena: Evolutionary Leap – Rare
  • Combine Chrysalis – Uncommon
  • Consign // Oblivion – Uncommon
  • Death Cloud – Rare
    • MTG Arena: Possibility Storm – Rare
  • Duskmantle, House of Shadow – Uncommon
  • Enlisted Wurm – Uncommon
  • Ghost Quarter – Uncommon
  • Gnaw to the Bone – Common
  • Goblin Warchief – Uncommon
  • Hard Evidence – Common
  • High Alert – Uncommon
  • Ixidor, Reality Sculptor – Rare
  • Jace, Wielder of Mysteries – Rare
  • Krosan Tusker – Common
  • Kuldotha Rebirth – Common
  • Laid to Rest – Uncommon
  • Leonin Relic-Warder – Uncommon
  • Magmaw – Uncommon
  • Mass Hysteria – Rare
  • Maverick Thopterist – Uncommon
  • Mentor of the Meek – Uncommon
  • Metalspinner’s Puzzleknot – Common
  • Millstone – Uncommon
  • Mistveil Plains – Uncommon
  • Molten Psyche – Rare
  • Monologue Tax – Rare
  • Mystery Key – Uncommon
  • Nyx Weaver – Uncommon
  • Putrid Warrior – Common
  • Quintorius, Field Historian – Uncommon
  • Ranger-Captain of Eos – Mythic Rare
  • Shard of Broken Glass – Common
  • Spell Snare – Uncommon
  • Stromkirk Captain – Uncommon
  • Syr Konrad, the Grim – Uncommon
  • Treacherous Terrain – Uncommon
  • Worldspine Wurm – Mythic Rare