Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Azusa, Lost But Seeking Confirmed for Masters 25
Standard players from the Caw Blade era might want to cover their eyes. Last week, Wizards of the Coast revealed their first spoilers for the upcoming Masters 25 set. The two headliners: Worldwake's Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Champions of Kamigawa's Azusa, Lost but Seeking.
This will be JTMS's third reprint, following appearances in From the Vault: Twenty and Eternal Masters. Some players might recall the planeswalker's stranglehold on the Standard format. During its tenure, JTMS regularly dominated tournament Top 8s, leading to its eventual Standard banning in June of 2011. The card has also been banned in Modern since the format's inception. It sees extensive play in Commander, Legacy, and Vintage.
Though Azusa was previously reprinted as an oversized foil in Commander's Arsenal and once again as a judge foil, this new version marks its first appearance in a mass-release set since its original printing in 2004. Azusa is a Commander favorite and sees ocasional play in Modern.
These are just the first of many reprints on their way for Masters 25. In honor of Magic: The Gathering's 25th anniversary, the set will contain cards from throughout the game's history, even as far back as Alpha and Beta. Furthermore, as shown in Azusa's text box, almost every card will be watermarked with its original set symbol.
Jace, Azusa, and more will be available to players on March 16, 2018, when Masters 25 officially releases. If you'd like to snap up a box before they're gone, pre-order yours today!
Kyle Massa is a writer and avid Magic player living in upstate New York with his fiancée and their two cats. When he's not writing, you'll find him down at the East Greenbush FlipSide store jamming booster drafts. For more of Kyle's work, visit www.kyleamassa.com.
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