Double Masters 2022 Speculation – Cards We Want to See Reprinted
Updated: Jan 15, 2022
It is poised to be an exciting year for Magic players. WotC has a huge lineup of both Standard sets and reprint sets that will bring new staples and old favorites back into print in 2022.
For Modern and Commander players, perhaps the most hotly anticipated set is Double Masters 2022. Sure, Wizards could have come up with a less confusing name. However, like its predecessor Double Masters, it promises to be full of valuable reprints and powerful cards.
Right now, we don’t know much about what to expect from Double Masters 2022. That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate, though.
Double Masters 2022 Spoilers
In the Magic Showcase 2021 stream, WotC announced Double Masters 2022. Although they didn’t give any official spoilers for the set, the presentation did feature art from two cards—specifically planeswalkers.
This makes it fairly certain these cards will appear as reprints in Double Masters 2022.
The first is Wrenn and Six. Over the past several months, the card has shot up in value. At the time of this writing, it currently sits at over $100. That said, it is a powerful card for Modern that is quickly becoming a staple. A reprint would be most welcome and will undoubtedly increase the popularity of Double Masters 2022.
The second walker, Aminatou, the Fateshifter, is far less popular. Originally printed in Commander 2018, the Esper planeswalker does see some play in Commander. Its blink ability and board-shifting ultimate make it an interesting choice—especially alongside commanders like Atraxa.
Double Masters 2022 Cards We Want to See
Aside from Wrenn and Aminatou, we don’t know what else to expect from Double Masters 2022. The last Double Masters set focused heavily on artifacts. It’s unlikely that this year’s will do the same.
Instead, WotC says that it will have a “multi-colored draft focus.”
That leaves plenty of room for speculation. So, let’s dive into a few of the cards we’re hoping to see in Double Masters 2022.
Allied Fetches or Shock Lands
Modern Horizons 2 saw the reprint of the enemy fetch land cycle. With prices of the allied fetches still soaring, it’s possible that we see a reprint of the cycle in Double Masters 2022. That said, it’s also possible that WotC waits to reprint the rest of the fetches until an inevitable Modern Horizons 3 arrives.
Still, it feels likely that premium lands will be present in Double Masters 2022. With that in mind, we could see a full 10-land cycle of shock lands. These are staples in several formats that could desperately use a reprint.
Another option, although somewhat less exciting, is the horizon land cycle. They still see a solid amount of play across formats and aren’t cheap. Including them as a nice pull alongside chase reprints could work well.
OG Eldrazi Titans
Wizards seems to prefer cycles for its Double Masters sets. This could hint at a reprint of the original Eldrazi Titans cycle.
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth are all due for a reprint. Since their arrival in 2010, the original Eldrazi have tempted players with their crazy abilities and even crazier mana costs.
Speaking of crazy, so are their prices. A reprint would be welcome in Double Masters 2022. That said, it’s possible the Eldrazi could get their own Secret Lair like the Praetors did instead of finding themselves in this set.
Cavern of Souls
A tribal staple, Cavern of Souls is also overdue for a reprint. It last showed up in Ultimate Masters back in 2018 but its price remains inflated. It sits at nearly $90 at the time of this writing.
Given that it’s a key component of Elementals, Vampires, Dragons, Humans, and almost every other tribal deck, we’d love to see a Cavern of Souls reprint this year.
Aether Vial was notoriously missing from the last Double Masters Set. Of course, that leaves us hoping that we’ll see it this time around. Although Vial’s popularity in Modern has dipped, it is still an important card.
Should a new Death and Taxes or Humans deck rise to Tier 1 in the future, players will want to have their hands on several copies of Aether Vial. Reprinting it now should help keep its price in check.
Speaking of prices, Dockside Extortionist is at an all-time high thanks to the fact that it is a broken Commander staple for any deck that can cast it.
A well-timed Dockside can swing even the most hopeless game in your favor and generate insane amounts of mana. That’s why its price has risen to nearly $75 with no signs of slowing down.
A reprint of this card is a matter of “when” not “if.”
Of course, that doesn’t guarantee it a spot in Double Masters 2022. Dockside could also show up in the next Commander Legends set this summer, Battle for Baldur’s Gate. Since it’s a Commander staple, this might be a more likely destination.
One way or another, we just want to see a Dockside reprint this year.
Liliana of the Veil
Players have been hoping to see Liliana of the Veil reprinted again since her inclusion in Ultimate Masters in 2018. As a staple in Modern, three-drop Lili is an expensive piece for many black decks.
Given the fact that we’ve already seen multiple planeswalkers from Double Masters 2022, WotC could be using that as a theme. If so, we hope Liliana of the Veil earns a reprint later this year.
The original Double Masters brought us Doubling Season (how could it not?). Could Double Masters 2022 bring us a reprint of Parallel Lives?
It feels likely that WotC will want a card with a similar effect in the set and Parallel Lives is a good fit. The enchantment hasn’t been reprinted since original Innistrad and is well overdue. Everyone that loves putting tokens onto the battlefield is crossing their fingers for a reprint this year.
Since we’re almost certainly getting Wrenn and Six, other Modern Horizons 1 reprints aren’t out of the question. Seasoned Pyromancer could certainly use one and would be a good fit for the set.
It sees play in several competitive Modern decks; even despite Lurrus putting most three-drops out of the question. That said, if Lurrus does eat a ban anytime soon, Seasoned Pyromancer will be a hot commodity. A reprint in Double Masters 2022 could prevent a lot of trouble in the future.
Urza, Lord High Artificer
Another MH1 chase card, Urza, Lord High Artificer, is in need of a reprint. Although there isn’t a Tier 1 deck in Modern taking advantage of Urza right now, that could change. In the meantime, Urza sees plenty of play in Commander and even has an impact back to Vintage.
Later this year, we’ll be getting The Brothers’ War, which promises to have plenty of new artifact synergies. Of course, there’s also the possibility that someone finally finds a way to break this card with existing artifacts.
It would be nice to have more copies of Urza circulating to promote some experimentation.
Force of Negation
The last MH1 card on our list, Force of Negation is seriously in need of a reprint. It would be a perfect fit for the premium counterspell slot in Double Masters 2022 and seems like one of the safer bets for a reprint.
Although it did have a small inclusion in MH2’s old border style, that didn’t do much to decrease its price. Since Force of Will already saw a reprint in the first Double Masters, Force of Negation feels like a good candidate this time around.
Undoubtedly one of the most iconic cards in Commander, Edgar Markov is thirsty for a reprint. However, like Dockside Extortionist, this could come in the Commander Legends set instead.
Still, WotC might not include such an iconic character in a Dungeons & Dragons-themed set.
That could leave the newly-married Edgar Markov with no destination but Double Masters 2022 if he is to see a reprint anytime soon.
Following the same reprint path as Liliana of the Veil to this point (in Modern Masters 2017 and then Ultimate Masters), Snapcaster Mage is due for another. Although the card’s popularity in Modern has waned recently, it is still extremely powerful in the current meta.
Some anticipate a resurgence of Snapcaster while others think that cards like Solitude will keep it out of the spotlight. We’re just hoping to see Snappy get a reprint this year.
Eidolon of the Great Revel
Although burn is already one of the most affordable decks you can build, reprinting some of its staples never hurts. Goblin Guide got printed into the ground after Double Masters and WotC’s LGS promos over the summer.
Now, Eidolon of the Great Revel could use a reprint in Double Masters 2022. This might not be the most exciting card, but it would help keep burn available as an affordable archetype for the next several years.
Long Shot: Imperial Seal
Imperial Seal is one of the most expensive non-Reserve List cards in Magic. Many thought it would be reprinted in the original Double Masters.
Since it wasn’t, could we see it in Double Masters 2022?
It would be a chase card that would surely move tons of packs. In doing so, it would also help push the price of the set’s other cards down by putting more cards into the market.
Of course, printing a card that’s worth nearly $2,000 is risky. Pulling one would pay for an entire box several times over. That could lead Wizards to reprint it as a Masterpiece or a chase card for collector boosters only.
It will be very interesting to see how this is handled if WotC does pull the trigger on an Imperial Seal Reprint in Double Masters 2022.
Double Masters 2022 Release Date
For now, all we know is that Double Masters 2022 will be released in the third quarter of this year. Wizards will probably try to drop it between two standard sets, namely Dominaria United and The Brothers’ War.
The latter is expected to arrive in November while our return to Dominaria will likely happen in August.
This probably means we can expect Double Masters 2022 to launch in September. Stay tuned to Bolt the Bird for the latest news on this powerful set as Wizards provides an update later this year.
In the meantime, let us know what cards you’re hoping to see in Double Masters 2022 in the comments below!
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