As the sixteenth Magic the Gathering Expansion and the first set in the Urza block, the Magic the Gathering Urza’s Saga set was released in October 1998. Made up from a massive 350 cards, consisting of; 110 common, 110 uncommon, 110 rare and finally 20 lands, this set is an excellent Magic the Gathering expansion. The pre-release of the set seen the giving away of foil copies of the Lightning Dragon as a promotion; the first release of a foil card throughout all of Magic.
Similar to many early blocks, the Magic the Gathering Urza’s Saga set did not have a dominant theme throughout; however, it did have a prominence on enchantments and artefacts. The expansions featured two main keywords, recognised as cycling and echo, which were both carried on through into future expansions in the block. Cycling was a particularly popular keyword within the Magic the Gathering Urza’s Saga block as it allows players to discard unwanted cards and gives them the ability to draw out new ones. Echo was another keyword which debuted in the Urza’s Saga set, it required another mana payment on a permanent in replace of gaining higher than usual stats. There are also some non-keyword abilities which we included in the expansions, such as; free spells sleeper and finally growing enchantments.
No new creature types where introduce with the release of the Magic the Gathering Urza’s Saga set, however, there was reference to a huge variety of other creature types throughout all of Magic. In addition to this, seven different cycles were introduced with the expansion; cycling lands, embraces, legendary lands, "perpetual" enchantments, rare growing enchantments, runes of protection and finally uncommon growing enchantments. For anyone who is looking for varied game play which is both challenging and interesting, this set if perfect.
With a huge variety of notable cards for you to choose from, we recommend that everyone checks out what we have to offer in our superb Magic the Gathering Urza’s Saga set. As well as this, we also have a variety of different cards available from the Magic the Gathering Urza’s Legacy set for you to choose from. As well as this, we also stock a selection of cards from within the Magic the Gathering Urza’s Destiny set.