Magic 2015 Core Set booster
Each booster pack includes 15 cards to help make your deck better, whatever way you play. You might even find a premium foil card!
The Magic 2015 Core Set contains 269 cards (101 common, 80 uncommon, 53 rare, 15 mythic rare, and 20 basic land).
There are 15 additional cards, numbered 270–284, that don’t appear in Magic 2015 booster packs. These are reprints from earlier sets that are present in some supplemental products, including sample decks and the Deck Builder’s Toolkit. These additional cards have a Magic 2015 expansion symbol and are legal in all formats in which Magic 2015 is legal.
The additional cards are Aegis Angel, Divine Verdict, Inspired Charge, Serra Angel, Cancel, Mahamoti Djinn, Nightmare, Sengir Vampire, Walking Corpse, Furnace Whelp, Seismic Strike, Shivan Dragon,Centaur Courser, Garruk’s Packleader, and Terra Stomper.
The Magic 2015 Core Set becomes legal for sanctioned Constructed play on its official release date: Friday, July 18, 2014. At that time, the following card sets will be permitted in the Standard format: Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon’s Maze, Magic 2014, Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey into Nyx, and Magic 2015.
Card Face Updates
The Magic 2015 Core Set introduces some improvements and updates to the appearance of cards and tokens.
These changes have no effect on gameplay.
- Some fields, such as the name and type line, feature a new font called Beleren.
- Rares and mythic rares include a holofoil stamp at the bottom of the card.
- The “below the text box” information, such as legal text and collector number, has been reorganized and set against a black background. The collector information now includes the set code and language, separated by a dot (for regular cards) or a star (for premium cards).
- The width of the black border around the card frame has been decreased.
Guest Designer Cards and Design Credits
Fourteen cards in the Magic 2015 Core Set were based on original designs from notable figures in the gaming industry. A fifteenth card, Waste Not, was the result of You Make the Card 4, a feature onDailyMTG.com that allowed members of the Magic community to design a card, one vote at a time. These fifteen cards include design credits at the bottom of their text boxes. These design credits have no effect on gameplay.