Double Masters 2022 Predictions and Speculation

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Posted on Jan. 28, 2022, 10:37 p.m. by DemonDragonJ

Double Masters 2022 will not be released for several months, yet, but I am so excited about it that I wish to begin speculating about it, now. The first Double Masters set was wonderful and contained many great cards, so I have high expectations for the second set, as well, and I am certain that WotC realizes that the players are highly anticipating this set, as well.

Another reprint of Doubling Season would certainly be nice, as that is such an awesome card that it will always be expensive unless it is reprinted frequently, but I know that WotC is not likely to reprint it again, so soon after reprinting it in the first Double Masters set, so reprints of both Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives would also be greatly appreciated.

Rhystic Study, Smothering Tithe, Dockside Extortionist, Edgar Markov, Exquisite Blood, Reflecting Pool, and Vedalken Orrery are all very expensive, so definitely need to be reprinted, in my mind.

Ancient Spider, Book of Rass, Dromar, the Banisher, Fungal Shambler, and Mystic Remora are not especially expensive, but have never been reprinted in the modern card frame, so it would be nice to see them reprinted with it. Similarly, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic and Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis were originally printed in the modern frame, but not the Magic 2015 version of that frame, so I would like to see them reprinted with it.

Chromatic Lantern and Privileged Position are not too expensive, but definitely still should be reprinted, to keep them available and affordable.

I definitely would like to see Absorb, Recoil, and Undermine reprinted, preferably downgraded to uncommons, since I do not feel that they should be rares by today’s standards, and further reprints of Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Thran Dynamo, and Gilded Lotus would also be nice, as well. Arcane Signet and Commander's Sphere are not expensive, but they are difficult to obtain in foil, so reprints in this set would help with that, but that is not likely to happen, since this is not a Commander set.

What does everyone else say about this? What are your hopes and prediction for Modern Masters 2022?

Last_Laugh says... #3

Oh, and can we get the damn Pro / and the / 'Sword of X and Y' already?

January 29, 2022 2:18 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #4

Last_Laugh, if the allied-colored talismans were to be reprinted, I would like to see them have new artwork and flavor text, to make them similar to the enemy-colored talismans that were introduced in Modern Horizons.

January 29, 2022 10:15 a.m.

KBK7101 says... #5

I second that. Would love to have them reprinted, especially with new art. The one has never been reprinted and is far too expensive for what it does.

While I'd love to see Doubling Season reprinted, and they do have a habit of double-reprinting things these days, I don't think we'll see it. I can see them "doubling-down", though, with reprints of Anointed Procession and Parallel Lives. Double the token doublers, basically. lol

January 29, 2022 10:28 a.m.

Azdranax says... #6

For better or worse, I’d expect Jeweled Lotus to be one of the chase mythics.

January 29, 2022 12:29 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #7

Render Silent, Gerrard's Verdict, Perplex, and Twisted Justice are some more cards that I would like to see reprinted.

Last_Laugh, Masters sets are only reprints, which I like, but I also hope to see the remaining two "swords of X and Y" at some point, as well, and I also would like to see the Nimbus Maze, Horizon Canopy, and Canopy Vista cycles of dual lands finished, as well.

January 29, 2022 2:49 p.m.

SpammyV says... #8

Realistic or not my hope is for some targeted Horizons reprints to help make Modern a little more accessible. Wrenn and Six, the Force cycle, Ragavan, and the Incarnation Cycle, Esper Sentinel, Seasoned Pyromancer, and so on. I enjoy the gameplay of Modern right now, but I really wish the staples weren't as expensive.

January 29, 2022 3:24 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #9

Godsire and Uril, the Miststalker could both use reprints, as well, to keep them affordable, and so that they shall be in the new card frame with updated wording.

Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares have been reprinted enough times, in my mind, so I would like to see a reprint of Unmake, which has not been reprinted in a long time.

Many of the lieges from Shadowmoor and Eventide either have not been reprinted in a long time or never reprinted, at all, so I definitely would like to see them reprinted, at some point.

SpammyV, I fully agree about Esper Sentinel, since I purchased a copy of that card for $14, and it now is $22, so I have no question that it will only increase in price if it is not reprinted, soon.

January 29, 2022 4:13 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #10

Anguished Unmaking has never been reprinted, and so is expensive, so I definitely would like to see it reprinted, in this set.

Shepherd of the Lost is not expensive, but I would like to see it reprinted, with new artwork.

January 31, 2022 6:29 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #11

Terror of the Peaks is more expensive than what I feel it should be, so I would like to see it reprinted. Fervent Charge is not particularly expensive, but I would like to see it reprinted in the new frame style.

February 5, 2022 7:41 p.m.

Some good suggestions here already.

I'd like to see them reprint some of the commander product cards that are way too expensive: Dockside Extortionist, the free spells (i.e. Fierce Guardianship), and Archaeomancer's Map especially. They could even be cheeky about it and say that since it's their second printing, they are "doubling up" the amount of printings in circulation.

Smothering Tithe would be another good one.

Wrenn and Six would be good as well since the card is ridiculously high in price and I suspect the card may continue to climb in price due to their synergy with the new rare land cycle in Kamigawa.

And as always, fetch lands. Just make them a mainstay reprint in every Double Masters/Modern Horizons set.

February 6, 2022 11:08 a.m.

KBK7101 says... #13

I could see them reprinted the other half of the fetch lands. "Doubling up" on printing fetch lands in a short span of time. That would be awesome. Will they do it? Doubtful. They dragged out the reprints for the MH2 ones for way too long.

Hopefully the showcase/full art cards have art that's just a great as the first 2XM set. Most all of them were really cool.

February 6, 2022 11:34 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #14

Reprints of Champion's Helm, Commander's Plate, and War Room would be very nice, as well.

February 8, 2022 8:20 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #15

Claws of Gix are not expensive, but I would like to see them reprinted in the new card frame.

February 9, 2022 6:45 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #16

I would like to see Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, and Altar of Dementia reprinted, to keep their prices low.

February 12, 2022 12:28 a.m.

Imp's Mischief would be another good reprint.

February 15, 2022 3:05 p.m.

legendofa says... #18

I'm going to second Recoil and add Temporal Spring (probably unlikely) and Contamination as a new art mythic rare (also probably unlikely).

February 17, 2022 8:36 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #19

Organ Harvest and Crow Storm both work as black-bordered cards, but it is not likely that WotC shall reprint them in this set, unfortunately.

February 17, 2022 8:47 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #20

Temporal Manipulation and Time Warp both definitely deserve to be reprinted, again, in my mind.

February 23, 2022 8:54 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #21

Seedborn Muse and Windborn Muse have been reprinted plenty of times, so I would like to see the other three muses, Dreamborn Muse, Graveborn Muse, and Lavaborn Muse, reprinted in this set.

February 25, 2022 6:49 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #22

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx has never been reprinted, nor have some of the more unusual equipment cards from the first Mirrodin block, such as Surestrike Trident or Heartseeker, nor have the Kaldra equipment been reprinted, so all of them are due for reprints, in my mind.

February 25, 2022 1:09 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #23

The first cards from this set have been revealed! Thus far, I am pleased; Bring to Light is worth less than a dollar, but not every card in the set can be expensive, and the others are very nice.

The alternate artwork for Kozilek is very impressive, and definitely worthy of portraying a cosmic horror, in my mind.

May 12, 2022 11:56 p.m.

SpammyV says... #24

I'm putting on my Sickos shirt and pressing myself against WotC's window, looking at the Wrenn and Six reprint and going, "Yes... ha ha ha... yes!"

But I am in favor of massive reprints of Modern Horizon 1 and 2 cards so that the price of entry into the format is not prohibitive.

May 13, 2022 11:53 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #25

Has anyone seen the previews for this set? WotC has finally done it; they are reprinting Imperial Seal! I can hardly believe that they are doing that, but they are!

Also, they are reprinting Dockside Extortionist, Phyrexian Altar, Phyrexian Tyranny, Vedalken Orrery, Allosaurus Shepherd, and Bloom Tender! So much value in this set, and it is only the first day of previews! Is anyone else as excited for this set as am I?

June 16, 2022 10:54 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #26

I've been meaning to ask; Wasn't Imperial Seal on the reserved list? Doe- does that mean...? :O

Card Kingdom only allows placements for 8 at a time. The collector boosters boxes only come with four packs each. I am honestly considering dropping $2,000+ right now and sitting on them. Not even opening, just sitting to flip a year or so from now.

June 16, 2022 11:01 p.m. Edited.

berryjon says... #27

TypicalTimmy: No, cards from Portal were never considered for the List, so the card's original printing in Portal: Three Kingdoms means it's List excluded.

June 16, 2022 11:08 p.m.

SpammyV says... #28

It's a shame that we're actually getting a preview season, and Double Masters 2022 is not a bold experiment in reprint set release, where the entire set is previewed via cards inserted into packs for other sets released earlier that year.

June 16, 2022 11:11 p.m.

berryjon says... #29

What, you mean Chronicles? Yeah, that was a hit the first time and I'm sure Wizards would love to do that again.

June 17, 2022 7:21 a.m.

KBK7101 says... #30

This set seems CRAZY so far. Imperial Seal was definitely not a reprint I saw coming! New cards that were spoiled this morning are Consecrated Sphinx, Bitterblossom and Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, which, if it has a borderless version... I MUST OWN IN FOIL.

June 17, 2022 9:59 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #31

Further reprints of Damnation and Bitterblossom shall help to keep those cards affordable, which is nice, and the fact that three of the Shadowmoor/Eventide lieges have been spoiled, thus far, has me hopeful that the entire cycle shall be reprinted, especially since both allied-colored and enemy-colored lieges have been revealed, thus far.

I know that I should not complain about all the awesome reprints in this set, but the fact that Dockside Extortionist was upgraded to a mythic rare means that its price shall likely decrease by only a small amount, and the fact that Lord of Extinction was left as a mythic rare, and not downgraded to a regular rare, is annoying, because I do not feel that it is worth occupying a mythic rare slot in this set.

June 17, 2022 11:17 p.m.

legendofa says... #32

Cryptic Spires. Can you change the colors you choose, or is it permanent? I mean, it's not a great card by itself, but it's still another Pauper dual land.

Also, if it's intended to be permanent, I believe that means Inspirational Antelope joins the ranks of Recycla-bird and Graveyard Dig as "fake" effects that may have been more real than anyone thought. Louvaq, the Aberrant didn't quite make it.

June 18, 2022 2:38 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #33

Utter End has already been reprinted, several times, so it is very nice to see a reprint of Anguished Unmaking in this set, especially since that card is expensive, at this time.

The alternate artwork on Damnation is awesome, although still not quite as awesome as Seb McKinnon's version, in my mind.

June 18, 2022 9:16 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #34

Am I the only one who is following the spoilers for this set? The set is looking quite excellent, thus far!

June 20, 2022 1:01 p.m.

SpammyV says... #35

I was kind of skeptical about Crystal Spires when I saw it and saw the article that stated there'd be one copy in every draft pack. It just seemed like it was cheaping out on Limited format design. Now that it's clearer that this is an extremely multicolored set, it makes a little more sense.

June 20, 2022 4:35 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #36

The Immortal Sun was revealed, but, since it does not have the new legendary frame, I fear that it may be a fake, which is unfortunate, since that card very much needs to be reprinted, due to its price.

A number of tri-colored legendary creatures are being reprinted, which may disappoint some players, but I shall be glad to be able to get them in the new frames and in foil.

June 21, 2022 9:41 p.m.

berryjon says... #37

June 22, 2022 11:57 a.m.

KBK7101 says... #38

this set is so crazy. At this point there's almost too many great reprints!

June 22, 2022 2:05 p.m.

SpammyV says... #39

Seeing Cavern of Souls, Aether Vial, Force of Negation (especially force of negation), Seasoned Pyromancer, and Surgical Extraction makes me pretty happy.

Now give me the evoke elementals and I'll be over the moon.

June 22, 2022 2:07 p.m.

I hate to rain on everyone's parade, but I fear this set will do very little to help card prices outside of a few cards that are only expensive due to scarcity (i.e. Imperial Seal). This set is shaping up to be a Time Spiral Remastered 2.0 situation only now there are 12 less booster packs in each box and packs are double the price. I want nothing more than to enjoy all of the fine reprints here, but I can't help but be extremely frustrated.

June 23, 2022 10:49 a.m.

Sorry for the double post, I actually think the "scarcity" reprints in this set like Imperial Seal and Warrior's Oath that traditionally drop considerably in price after a reprint won't see a huge drop like Grim Tutor did. Grim Tutor was in a set that saw a normal print run, but the supply of DM2022 is so scarce, not many new cards will make it into circulation. This set mostly feels like a social experiment to see how much they can push the pricing and still make money. I whole-heartedly want to see this set tank and fail hard, but sadly the larger MTG community will eat this set up. The only way for WotC to reduce my cynicism on this set (not that my opinion matters) is to announce a second print run.

June 23, 2022 10:58 a.m.

SpammyV says... #42

It depends on just how low the print run is. But even Double Masters 1: The Singular Masters saw a lot of its most valuable cards drop in price after its release and stay down for a little while. I'm not expecting Force of Negation to go down to 10 bucks a copy, but I'm expecting some dent.

I'm also expecting to laugh at my friend with the foiled-out Legacy Elves deck who caved and got all his Allosaurus Shepherds a few months ago now needing to save up for the new foil versions. I mean I'll help him look for deals at big paper events still and I'm holding onto any foils I might open for him, but it's still funny in a sad way.

June 23, 2022 2:15 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #43

Both Privileged Position and Smothering Tithe are in this set; I am ecstatic!

Not to question all these awesome reprints, but what happened at WotC to cause them from being insanely stingy with reprints to being overly generous? Did a high-ranking executive finally realize that the game is better when it is affordable to the majority of players?

June 23, 2022 8:34 p.m.

SpammyV says... #44

I wouldn't call it overly generous. Double Masters 2 is going to have a high price tag. Based on the track record of the original Double Masters, there's probably going to be some big dips for the high-value cards. 15, 20 dollars maybe. But the problem is that all the reprints are in the high cost set. Imperial Seal, Privileged Position, Smothering Tithe, Food Chain, Dockside Extortionist, some or all of them could have been included in Commander Legends 2. Mana Drain, Vampiric Tutor, and Scroll Rack were all headlining, major reprints in Commander Legends 1 that helped get drafts going and packs opened.

I wish they were a little more open to financial accessibility and we had steadier streams of targeted reprints helping the game.

June 23, 2022 9:16 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #45

This is not related to the main subject of this thread, but has anyone here experienced difficulty with starting new threads on this forum, recently? I have not been able to do so for the past several days, now, so I need to ensure that the staff of this forum are aware of that.

June 26, 2022 2:34 p.m.

legendofa says... #46

I did notice there haven't been any new threads for five days.

June 26, 2022 4:09 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #47

legendofa, I am very glad to know that it is not only me, so to whom should I speak about this matter?

June 27, 2022 6:24 p.m.

legendofa says... #48

I would start with yeaGO.

June 27, 2022 7 p.m.

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