Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Dragon's Maze" might feature an ultra rare alternate art foil Dragon's Maze. Today Jan. 28, 2013 Wizards of the Coast revealed that all ten shocklands and guildgates will be reprinted in "Dragon's Maze" replacing basic lands in booster packs of the set, however there was another small bit of important text snuck in about a new mythic rare land in an article by Monty Ashley on DailyMTG.com.
"There's also a mythic rare land from "Dragon's Maze" that will show up there sometimes!"
It's a safe bet that the new mythic rare land in "Dragon's Maze" is called Dragon's Maze. Because of the way it's being distributed, opening the new mythic rare land from "Dragon's Maze" (be it an actual Dragon's Maze or another card) from the land slot (and not the rare slot) will be quite hard to do.
A mythic rares occur one out of every eight booster packs. If one applies that same ratio to the appearance of shocklands in "Dragons' Maze" booster packs, one will need to open roughly 96 booster packs of "Dragon's Maze" to find a Dragon's Maze in the land slot. That's almost three booster boxes - making it a super rare or ultra rare card to acquire (note that the card will still appear as normal in the mythic rare slot of booster packs).
3:30 EST Update: Apparently the shocklands will be appearing half as frequently as previously stated. The new ultra rare could be twice as hard to acquire at just one per six booster boxes or case of "Magic."
This wouldn't be the first time that Wizards of the Coast has inserted ultra rare foil alternate art cards inside booster packs. Three cards from "Planeshift" were featured as special super rare alternate foils:
Readers: Do you believe the new ultra rare Dragon's Maze appearing "sometimes" in the land slot of booster packs will have alternate art or be distinguishable in any other way from the normal version?
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