The Theros block, is comprised of the large expansion Theros (codename "Friends"), Born of the Gods (codename "Romans"), and Journey into Nyx (codename "Countrymen"). It is the 20th block in Magic: The Gathering history. The block will be released over 2013–2014.
Themes and mechanics
|Intro pack name||Foil rare|
|Favors from Nyx||□||■||Celestial Archon|
|Manipulative Monstrosities||■||■||Shipbreaker Kraken|
|Devotion to Darkness||■||■||Abhorrent Overlord|
|Blazing Beasts of Myth||■||■||Ember Swallower|
|Anthousa's Army||□||■||Anthousa, Setessan Hero|
The Hero’s Path is a players' event spanning the complete Theros block.  It captures the unique feel of the the mythological Hero and parallels Elspeth's quest in the storyline. Players can participate in the Hero's Path during prerelease events, FNM release events and Game Days. In each of the nine quests of the Hero's Path, they may win an unique Hero card. Collecting them, the players grow in power and become ever-increasingly more prepared for the epic conflicts at the end of each arc.
Choose a Path
In the first quest (Theros prelease) players picked their color, and received a prerelease pack (or Hero Pack) of that color: Path of Honor , Wisdom , Ambition , Battle or Might . Each Prerelease pack contained one Hero card (respectively The Protector, The Philosopher, The Avenger, The Warrior and The Hunter), which weren't for use at the Prerelease. The pack also contained a playable Prerelease promo.
Gift from the Gods
At the FNM Theros Release weekend players solved a visual puzzle in their game shop to get a second Hero card (The Harvester). By connecting the stars in the starfield the combination 5/7 appeared, which represented the power and toughness of Erebos, God of the Dead.
Face the Hydra
At Theros Game Day players pitted their deck against the special Challenge deck Face the Hydra, where they finally could use their Hero cards. By winning against the Challenge deck, they won a third Hero card (The Slayer).
Choose a Destiny
The fourth quest on the Hero's Path will take place at the Born of the Gods prerelease, February 1–2, 2014. The players pick their color, and received a prerelease pack (or Hero Pack) of that color: Destined to Lead , Ouwit , Dominate , Conquer or Thrive . Each Prerelease pack contains one Hero card and a playable Prerelease promo.
Venture into the Wilds
The fifth quest will take place during the FNM Born of the Gods Release weekend, February 7–9, 2014.
Battle the Horde
The seventh quest on the Hero's Path will take place at the Journey into Nyx prerelease, April 26–27, 2014.
The eighth quest will take place during the FNM Journey into Nyx Release weekend, May 2–4, 2014.
The final challenge is on May 24–25, 2014, at the Born of the Gods Game Day.
- ↑ Trick Jarrett. (March 25, 2013.) "Announcing Theros", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Mark Rosewater. (August 26, 2013.) "State of Design 2013", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Trick Jarrett. (September 18, 2013.) "Theros Intro Pack Decklists", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Dave Guskin. (September 16, 2013.) "Hero's Path FAQ", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Trick Jarrett. (November 26, 2013.) "Battle the Horde", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.