Image of fourth doctor in MTG Doctor Who Universes Beyond set.
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When does MTG Doctor Who release?

Travel through time with all the Doctors and villains from the Doctor Who series.

Following the success of Universes Beyond Warhammer 40,000, Wizards of the Coast has designed four Commander Magic: The Gathering decks for the infamous Doctor Who television series in the ultimate IP crossover. 

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Over 200 new Magic cards are included in the Universes Beyond Doctor Who Commander Precon decks and collector booster packs. The set is legal in Eternal formats and is packed with flavor—from The Tardis as the set symbol to the return of Planechase cards. Collector booster boxes and packs are slated to release with the Doctor Who Commander Precon decks, featuring a variety of card styles and foil variations. 

All MTG Doctor Who spoiler and release dates, so far

July brought about Doctor Who spoilers from MagicCon and San Diego Comic-Con, leading up to the Oct. 3 start of preview season. Multiple Doctor cards were revealed, like The Tenth Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler. The infamous TARDIS was also shown as an Artifact vehicle.

Here are the Doctor Who release and spoiler dates so far, according to WotC

  • First look at Pro Tour and MagicCon Barcelona: July 28
  • Doctor Who spoilers: Oct. 3
  • Official Doctor Who launch: Oct. 13

All MTG Doctor Who products and prices

Each Doctor Who Precon Commander deck contains at least 50 new Magic cards. Also included in the preconstructed decks are Planechase cards. Players can have up to two commanders on the battlefield at one time due to a new mechanic within the Universe Beyond set called Doctor’s Companion

Three of the four Doctor Who Commander decks contain every Doctor from the television series, while the fourth Precon is packed with the best villains from the show. Sagas are also returning in a big way, telling tales of all 15 Doctors and four of the villains. 

Each Doctor is a legendary creature and represents two colors. Companions, though, are all Mono-colored. The Doctor’s Companion allows players to use the Companion as a second commander.

Doctor Who Precon contents

Each Doctor Who Precon contains more than cards in the box. In addition to the 50 new MTG cards and 10 new Planechase cards, players also get a deck box for storage, a life wheel, and 10 double-sided tokens. In addition, the face commander of each preconstructed Doctor Who Commander deck has a foil treatment.

Prices of Doctor Who preorder products

All product prices for the MTG Doctor Who Universes Beyond set are subject to change leading up to launch. Prices are based on averages from TCGPlayer and Amazon. At the time of writing on Sept. 26, purchasing the preorder bundle of all four Commander Precon decks was significantly cheaper than purchasing all four decks individually. Prices may also change following the Oct. 3 Doctor Who spoilers.

  • Collector booster box Doctor Who: Around $230
  • All Doctor Who Commander Precon decks: Around $205
  • Timey-Wimey Doctor Who Commander deck: Around $75
  • Paradox Power Doctor Who Commander deck: Around $45
  • Masters of Evil Doctor Who Commander deck: Around $55
  • Blast from the Past Doctor Who Commander deck: Around $45

In addition to the Universes Beyond Commander precon decks, collector boosters and Secret Lair drops are also available. This is the first Magic set to include collector boosters with a Commander deck-only release. Cards in collector booster packs will feature alternative art and foiling.

Update July 7 2pm CT: All preorder prices for MTG Doctor Who products were added.

Update Sept. 29 8am CT: All preorder prices for MTG Doctor Who products were updated, contents were added for Commander Precon decks, and any recent information released was added.


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