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Oath of the Gatewatch is the third expansion card set for Magic Duels and the second set in the Battle for Zendikar block.

Card list[]

The list of cards from this set made available in Magic Duels can be found here.

Release Date[]

Release Date (physical card game): January 22, 2016
Magic Online Release: February 1, 2016[1]
Magic Duels Release:

  • iOS: April 6, 2016 [2]
  • Steam: April 6, 2016 [2]
  • Xbox One: April 7, 2016 (one day later due to server connectivity issues. More info here)


The battle to save the plane of Zendikar rages on.

Confronted with overwhelming odds, the Planeswalkers face a dire choice: Retreat away to safety and leave the world to oblivion, or stay at great personal risk and fight for Zendikar.

Will you stay and fight?[3]

Themes & Mechanics[]

With Oath of the Gatewatch these mechanics were introduced to Magic Duels:[4]

  • Colorless Mana Mana C.png
    A new type of colorless mana. Cards with this type of mana in their casting cost, abilities, etc have to be paid with colorless mana instead of generic mana, which can be paid with mana of any color.
  • Wastes
    A new type of land that produces colorless mana (Mana C.png)
  • Cohort
    A new ability word that takes effect when two creatures with the Ally subtype are tapped.
    Click here to read more about it.
  • Support
    A new ability that lets you put +1/+1 counters on target creatures.
    Click here to read more about it.
  • Surge
    A new ability that lets you pay an alternative mana cost, if you or a teammate (e.g. in Two-Headed Giant) cast a spell earlier in the same turn.
    Click here to read more about it.

Preview Beta Footage[]

Watch this short update with Drew Nolosco and Chris Peeler showing some beta footage for the Oath of the Gatewatch release.


Magic Duels Developer Insights Surge and Colorless Mana

Confirmed Cards Preview[]

These cards were confirmed previously:[5][6][7][8]

The complete cardlist was published on April 4, 2016.[9]

Coin Reward Changes[]

Watch Drew Nolosco and Chris Peeler talk about the coin reward changes in March 2016, OGW and SOI boosters and Wastes cards.


Magic Duels Developer Insights New Coin Rewards

Preview Artwork[]

Key Art by Michael Komarck



In a previous poll we asked:
What do you think about the planned double-release of Oath of the Gatewatch and Shadows over Innistrad?


  • 156 votes (38,42%): I'd rather play Oath of the Gatewatch now. Waiting until April is too long for me!
  • 121 votes (29,80%): I don't care --as long as we get constant progress updates.
  • 91 votes (22,40%): Ok, that means more time for bug fixing and QA for the devs. I'll wait.
  • 38 votes (9,36%): Double-release? Great! More cards all at once!

Thank you for your vote!