Rarity Configurations for ‘Collector Boosters’, ‘Set Boosters’, and More!
Wizards of the Coast released new information on the rarity configuration of Magic: The Gathering packs for the upcoming Kaldheim set.
The Kaldheim booster configurations had been kept a well-guarded secret, even with set being less than a month away from release (see ” ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Release Calendar for 2020/2021″). Once WotC revealed that this set will include Snow Lands, the information for the booster rarity configurations was made public. Starting with the basics, a Kaldheim Draft Booster will contain 15 Magic cards: an ad/token or MDFC Helper, a Rare or Mythic Rare, 3 Uncommons, 10 Commons, and a Snow Land (basic or tapped dual). The changes to the Draft Booster pack are the addition of the Snow Land in the basic land slot and that every one-in-three Kaldheim Draft Boosters from a sealed box will contain a foil card.
The Kaldheim Set Booster gets a little bit more interesting because WotC switched up the configurations since their first run of this type of booster in Zendikar Rising (see “‘Magic: The Gathering’ ‘Zendikar Rising’ Product Line Revealed!”). The major changes here are the addition of a Wild Card, the basic land is not full-art, and that the commons and uncommons included are no longer “connected”, but instead, “assorted”. These packs contain an Art Card, an Ad or special card from Magic’s history (“The List” card replaces the Ad card in 25% of Set Boosters), a Snow Land (15% chance of foil), 7 assorted Commons and Uncommons, a Snow Common/Uncommon or Showcase Uncommon or Theme Booster Rare not found in Kaldheim Draft Boosters, a Wild Card of any rarity, a Rare or Mythic Rare, and a Foil of any rarity. For the Art Cards, a foil-stamped Signature Art card replaces the Art card in 5% of Set Boosters.
Kaldheim Collector Boosters have more or less panned out to have a similar configuration to previous sets with the exception of the addition of Snow lands in various rarity slots. Kaldheim Collector Booster packs contain 15 cards and 1 foil token: 5 foil Commons or tapped Snow Dual Lands, 2 Foil Uncommons, a Foil Snow Basic Land, a Rare Saga or special Rare or Mythic Rare not found in Kaldheim Draft Boosters, an Extended-Art Rare or Mythic Rare, a Foil Rare or Mythic Rare (Single or Double-Faced), a Non-foil Showcase Uncommon, a Non-foil Showcase or Borderless Rare or Mythic Rare (Single or Double-Faced), a Foil Showcase Uncommon, and a Foil Alternate-Frame Rare or Mythic Rare (Single or Double-Faced—Showcase, Borderless, or Extended-Art).
Kaldheim Theme Boosters contain an ad card and 35 Magic cards that revolve around one of the following six themes: White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, or Vikings. These boosters can include Showcase Legends and 20 cards not found in Kaldheim Draft Boosters. The Kaldheim Bundle has a similar configuration to previous bundles, and it contains an exclusive Reflections of Littjara promo.