Horror Artist Junji Ito To Headline Phyrexia — All Will Be One Magic: The Gathering Set

Next year, be prepared to return to the highly-anticipated yet brutal setting of Phyrexia in Magic: The Gathering.

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is the first premiere set of 2023, with Wizards of the Coast tapping legendary Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito to headline the upcoming card artwork, following his MTG debut as a guest artist in a previous limited-time Secret Lair drop.

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This was announced during the WeeklyMTG streaming broadcast on Tuesday.

Phyrexia: All Will Be One will include a variety of different art treatments, including Oil Slick treatments and borderless horror manga stylizations for Phyrexians and the heroes battling them, as shown during the official Magic: The Gathering WeeklyMTG show.

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The first of this set is a borderless manga adaptation of Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines, a 4/7 Legendary Creature with vigilance who triggers additional abilities from permanents. The Phyrexian Praetor is depicted in a threatening position with her arms outstretched and head bowed, almost in a feral manner.

The Phyrexians are a loathsome species of cybernetic monsters on the plane of Phyrexia. As a result, Junji Ito has a great opportunity to feature his complex line work and eerie motifs because of how the setting plays with ideas of body horror and transformation.

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In total, Phyrexia: All Will Be One will contain 10 planeswalkers. The set will also include two new Commander decks, Corrupting Influence (White/Black/Green) and Rebellion Rising (Red/White), as well as three more Secret Lair drops and Jumpstart Boosters in addition to the customary collector’s packs.

The climax of Elesh Norn’s plot to complete the Multiverse will be seen in Phyrexia: All Will Be One, which continues a long-running storyline in the lore of Magic: The Gathering.
Phyrexia: All Will Be One releases globally for tabletop play on 10 February 2023, with preorders already available at Amazon.