Journey into Nyx

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Journey into Nyx
Set symbol
Symbol description
Combination of an altar and the Horns of Xenagos
Design team
Ethan Fleischer (lead) [1]
Dan Emmons
Erik Lauer
Mark Rosewater
Matt Tabak
Development team
David Humpherys (lead)
Ian Duke
Tom Jenkot
Erik Lauer
Ken Nagle
Release date
May 2, 2014
Themes and mechanics
"enchantments matter"
Keywords and/or ability words
Constellation, Strive, Bestow, Heroic, Inspired, Scry, Monstrosity and Devotion
Set size
165 cards
(60 commons, 60 uncommons, 35 rares, 10 mythic rares)
Expansion code
Development code name
Theros block sets
Theros Born of the Gods Journey into Nyx
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska Journey into Nyx Modern Event Deck

Journey into Nyx is the third and final set in the Theros block. It is the 64th Magic expansion and will be released May 2014. [2] [3]


Set details

Rival the Gods

Like its predecessors, Journey into Nyx has a ancient Greek themed top-down design, making use of many mythological tropes. The set contains 165 cards (60 Common, 60 Uncommon, 35 Rare, 10 Mythic) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. The set introduces the Lamia creature type.

Flavor and storyline

The plane of Theros is in chaos. Gods and mortals are pitted against each other, and terrifying monsters stalk the land. Heroes strive for glory while new and terrifying constellations take shape in the night sky.


Journey into Nyx will be sold in 15-card boosters, five intro packs, one event deck and a fat pack. [4] The 15-card boosters feature artwork from Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Pharika, God of Affliction and Cyclops of Eternal Fury . The set features the continuation of the Hero's Path.


Quest 7 on the Hero's Path takes place at the Journey into Nyx Prerelease events, April 26 and 27, 2014. Players will forge a Godslayer based on a favorite mana color and receive a Seeded Prerelease Pack based on that color (Forged in Glory Manaw.gif, Intellect Manau.gif, Tyranny Manab.gif, War Manar.gif or Pursuit Manag.gif). The Prerelease Pack contains a Spindown™ Life Counter, one of five Hero Equipment cards (respectively Spear of the General, Cloak of the Philosopher, Lash of the Tyrant, Axe of the Warmonger Bow of the Hunter), one of five quiz activity cards, five Theros block boosters, and a seeded booster featuring cards appropriate for that player's chosen path — including one of the five Prerelease promo cards. During the prerelease, players have the opportunity to win three mystical components, represented by reward stickers. These in turn give access to an "enhancement sticker" which may be used to upgrade the Hero Equipment card, thus forging one the most powerful weapons on Theros: a customized Godslayer.

Launch Weekend

Journey into Nyx launches May 2-4, 2014 and the month's first Friday Night Magic starts off the festivities. Players on the Hero's Path come to their stores to "Journey into Nyx" and solve a puzzle hidden within the poster included in the Journey into Nyx Launch Weekend kit. Players who solve the puzzle receive a copy of the Quest 8 Hero Card (The Destined).

Game Day

On May 24-25, 2014 Journey into Nyx Game Day players can use their Standard decks for the ninth quest on the Hero's Path: Defeat a God, a special Challenge Deck provided to the retailer. By winning against the Challenge deck, players win a ninth Hero card (The Champion). Players will be able to use three of the Hero Cards they have collected and the Godslayer that they forged at the Prerelease to complete this final quest of the Hero's Path!

Promotional Cards


A sixteenth card in the boosters can be a token creature card, with advertisements on the back side:

Themes and mechanics

Journey into Nyx has an heavy team of "enchantments matter", which was pushed deliberately pushed to the third set of the block. [6] The keywords Bestow, Heroic, Scry, Monstrosity, Inspired and Devotion returned from the previous sets (with monstrosity skipping one set). [7] [8] Two new keywords were added: constellation and strive. Enchantments with constellation abilities represent the divine constellations that fill the night sky. [9] An enchantment's constellation ability triggers every time it or another enchantment enters the battlefield under the player's control. Most of the enchantments with constellation abilities are enchantment creatures, but not all of them. A spell with a strive ability lets you pump more mana into it to increase the number of targets. [10]


Journey into Nyx has at least four cycles. Some cards are part of a Theros block mega cycle.

Reprinted cards

Functional reprints

Creature enchantment functional reprints

Strictly better or worse

Preconstructed decks

Intro packs

Event deck


  1. Ethan Fleischer. (April 07, 2014.) "My Journey", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Trick Jarrett. (November 11, 2013.) "Announcing Journey into Nyx", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast. (April, 2014.) "Journey into Nyx Credits", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Trick Jarrett. ( April 08, 2014.) "Journey into Nyx Packaging", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Trick Jarrett. (April 09, 2014.) "Journey into Nyx Promos", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Sam Stoddard. (April 11, 2014.) "A Matter of Structure", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Kelly Digges. (April 07, 2014.) "Mechanics of Journey into Nyx", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Dave Humpherys. (April 14, 2014.) "A Developmental Journey", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Mark Rosewater. (April 07, 2014.) "The Incredible Journey, Part 1", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. April 14, 2014. "Mark Rosewater", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Marshall Sutcliffe. (April 09, 2014.) "Bestow the Line", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.

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