Mark Rosewater, head designer of Magic, has once again taken it upon himself to give us a sneak preview of some things we can expect to see in Magic's next Standard set. Strixhaven: School of Mages spoilers officially begin this Thursday, but Mark likes to tease us with some cryptic clues that'll keep us guessing for a while.

What do you think the teasers could be pointing to? Do any of them stand out to you? Let us know in the comments!

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Before previews for Strixhaven officially begin, I thought it would be fun to do another of my Duelist-style teasers where I give tiny hints of things to come. Note that I’m only giving you partial information.

First up, here are some things you can expect:

  • a white card with the rules text “draw three cards”
  • a planeswalker you know, but not as you know them
  • a card featuring Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa’s likeness (for winning the World Championship)
  • a spell with three X’s in its mana cost
  • introduction of a new evergreen keyword
  • a red sorcery that you can have as many copies in your deck as you want
  • a futureshifted card (appearing for the first time in a premier set other than Future Sight)
  • an MDFC with the same card type on both sides that hasn’t been printed before
  • a card sharing something never shared before
  • a cycle of enemy dual lands finishing off a ten-card cycle

 Here are some snippets from rules text that appear in the set:

  • “Search your library and graveyard for up to four creature cards with different names”
  • “Otherwise, put a study counter on it.”
  • “Whenever a permanent entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability to trigger”
  • “untap each creature you control, then tap any number of creatures you control”
  • “Pay 10 life:”
  • “Repeat this process six more times.”
  • “Pests, Bats, Insects, Snakes, and Spiders”
  • “Each mode must target a different player.”
  • “Whenever an opponent activates an ability that isn’t a mana ability”
  • “where X is the number of cards in your library”

 And finally, here are some creature type lines from the set:

  • Creature – Turtle Druid
  • Creature – Bird Warlock
  • Creature – Frog Wizard
  • Creature – Spirit Dwarf
  • Creature – Troll Druid
  • Creature – Eye Bat
  • Legendary Creature – Vampire Warlock
  • Legendary Creature – Orc Shaman
  • Legendary Creature – Dryad Druid
  • Legendary Artifact Creature – Construct

Find out the answers to (some) of these clues and other Strixhaven news on March 25th at 9:00 AM PT. Tune in either on or on our official YouTube channel.