Magic Origins Collation

Magic Origins is a core set with 101 commons, 80 uncommons, 55 rares, 11 mythic rares, four variations of each standard basic land, and 5 mythic rare double-faced cards. The rare and mythic counts are slightly different from a normal large set, probably to account for the need to print the double-faced cards on a different sheet. Foil cards are included in booster packs with advertised odds of 1 : 67 cards. The set was printed in English in the USA and Belgium.

Magic Origins was sold in 15 card booster packs (which contain an additional ad card). Booster boxes have 36 packs.

US Pack Anatomy

The US printing uses sequential collation with C1/C2 common collation.

Packs are back-facing and have 10 commons followed by 3 uncommons, a rare, a basic land or checklist, and an ad card. If a double-faced card appears, it replaces the rare. If there is a foil card, it will appear after the rare, or if there is a double-faced card, the foil will appear before the double-faced card. The foil displaces a common. If there is a double-faced card (including foils), there will always be a checklist in the same pack, but checklists can also appear in other packs.

10 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Land1 Ad Card
10 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Checklist1 Ad Card
10 Commons3 Uncommons1 DFC1 Checklist1 Ad Card
9 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Foil1 Land1 Ad Card
9 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare1 Foil1 Checklist1 Ad Card
9 Commons3 Uncommons1 Foil1 DFC1 Checklist1 Ad Card

Packs are evenly split between C1 commons and C2 commons. C1 packs have 4 A cards, 2-4 B, and 2-4 C. C2 packs have 2-3 A cards, 2 B, and 4-5 C.


When a foil appears in a pack, it will displace a common card. Common foils displace A commons and only appear in C1 packs. Uncommon foils displace B commons. Rare and double-faced foils displace C2 commons.

Uncommons are split into four runs: A, B, C, and D. A and B contain 22 distinct cards each three times, and C and D contain 18 distinct cards each three times. Packs contain one card from any three of the four runs. A uncommons always appear before B which appear before C which appear before D. Mathematically, A and B should appear in 33/40 of packs, and C and D should appear in 27/40 of packs. (Therefore e.g. packs with just B, C, and D should appear 7/40 times.) These rates are plausible.

Double-faced cards seem to appear in 1/25 of packs. This would be slightly too common; mathematically, they should appear in 5/126 of packs.

Basic lands and checklists appear to be printed on different sheets. The rate of checklists in packs that don't contain double-faced cards appears to be 1/24 (for 2/25 total).

Common Runs

The A common run consists of 33 different cards each appearing twice. The cards are alternating white, black, and red. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

CobblebruteEnshrouding MistWeight of the UnderworldAkroan SergeantCharging GriffinCatacomb SlugSubterranean ScoutAuramancerTouch of MoongloveAct of TreasonMighty Leap
Macabre WaltzVolcanic RamblerAmpryn TacticianFetid ImpSmash to SmithereensHealing HandsInfernal ScarringDragon FodderYoked OxDeadbridge ShamanCobblebrute
Aven Battle PriestNightsnareDemolishAuramancerWeight of the UnderworldInfectious BloodlustEnshrouding MistEyeblight AssassinMage-Ring BullyGrasp of the HieromancerTouch of Moonglove
Subterranean ScoutAkroan JailerDark DabblingChandra's FuryCharging GriffinMacabre WaltzAct of TreasonCelestial FlareThornbow ArcherVolcanic RamblerMighty Leap
Infernal ScarringMage-Ring BullyHealing HandsDeadbridge ShamanSmash to SmithereensAmpryn TacticianFetid ImpAkroan SergeantYoked OxCatacomb SlugDemolish
Aven Battle PriestEyeblight AssassinChandra's FuryGrasp of the HieromancerNightsnareDragon FodderCelestial FlareDark DabblingInfectious BloodlustAkroan JailerThornbow Archer

The B common run consists of 22 different cards each appearing three times. The cards are alternating blue and green. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Orchard SpiritSend to SleepMight of the MassesWatercourserAerial VolleyBone to AshYeva's ForcemageMaritime GuardHitchclaw RecluseNegateVastwood Gorger
Artificer's EpiphanyTimberpack WolfStratus WalkPharika's DiscipleWatercourserElvish VisionaryNivix BarrierMight of the MassesScreeching SkaabTitanic GrowthSend to Sleep
Caustic CaterpillarAspiring AeronautYeva's ForcemageNegatePharika's DiscipleDisperseHitchclaw RecluseBone to AshAerial VolleyMaritime GuardTimberpack Wolf
Stratus WalkTitanic GrowthNivix BarrierOrchard SpiritAspiring AeronautElvish VisionaryArtificer's EpiphanyMight of the MassesScreeching SkaabVastwood GorgerDisperse
Caustic CaterpillarSend to SleepYeva's ForcemageWatercourserOrchard SpiritNegateAerial VolleyMaritime GuardHitchclaw RecluseNivix BarrierTimberpack Wolf
Bone to AshPharika's DiscipleScreeching SkaabElvish VisionaryStratus WalkVastwood GorgerArtificer's EpiphanyCaustic CaterpillarAspiring AeronautTitanic GrowthDisperse

The C1 common run consists of 27 different cards each appearing twice plus Evolving Wilds, the short-printed common. It contains cards of all colors and colorless cards appearing with a repeating color pattern. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Reave SoulDreadwatersRhox MaulersKytheon's TacticsEvolving WildsTitan's StrengthRead the BonesFaerie MiscreantNissa's PilgrimageEnlightened AsceticGhirapur Gearcrafter
Rabid BloodsuckerSeparatist VoidmageReclaimSuppression BondsVeteran's SidearmFirefiend ElementalUndead ServantScrapskin DrakeVine SnareCleric of the Forward OrderLightning Javelin
Shambling GhoulCalculated DismissalRhox MaulersHeavy InfantryBonded ConstructPrickleboarReave SoulFaerie MiscreantLlanowar EmpathKytheon's TacticsGhirapur Gearcrafter
Undead ServantDreadwatersNissa's PilgrimageSuppression BondsVeteran's SidearmTitan's StrengthRead the BonesCalculated DismissalLlanowar EmpathEnlightened AsceticFirefiend Elemental
Rabid BloodsuckerScrapskin DrakeReclaimCleric of the Forward OrderBonded ConstructLightning JavelinShambling GhoulSeparatist VoidmageVine SnareHeavy InfantryPrickleboar

The C2 common run consists of 18 different cards each appearing three times plus Evolving Wilds, the short-printed common. It contains cards of all colors and colorless cards. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Wild InstinctsGuardian AutomatonClaustrophobiaBellows LizardStalwart AvenReturned CentaurRingwarden OwlMantle of WebsBoggart BruteAlchemist's VialUnholy Hunger
Topan FreebladeClaustrophobiaGuardians of MeletisFiery ImpulseKnight of the Pilgrim's RoadNantuko HuskDeep-Sea TerrorWild InstinctsEvolving WildsStalwart AvenGuardian Automaton
Leaf GilderAlchemist's VialRingwarden OwlBellows LizardTopan FreebladeReturned CentaurClaustrophobiaMantle of WebsBoggart BruteGuardians of MeletisUnholy Hunger
Mantle of WebsStalwart AvenGuardian AutomatonFiery ImpulseKnight of the Pilgrim's RoadUnholy HungerDeep-Sea TerrorWild InstinctsAlchemist's VialNantuko HuskBellows Lizard
Leaf GilderTopan FreebladeRingwarden OwlBoggart BruteKnight of the Pilgrim's RoadNantuko HuskDeep-Sea TerrorLeaf GilderGuardians of MeletisFiery ImpulseReturned Centaur

Uncommon Runs

The A uncommon run consists of 22 different cards each appearing three times. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Zendikar IncarnatePrism RingGhirapur Aether GridJoraga InvocationMagmatic InsightBrawler's PlateCruel RevivalIroas's ChampionPsychic RebuttalSeismic ElementalSigil of Valor
Mage-Ring NetworkSkysnare SpiderWar HornSwift ReckoningSphinx's TutelageWhirler RogueTormented ThoughtsRavaging BlazeMurder InvestigationElemental BondJoraga Invocation
Zendikar IncarnatePrism RingMage-Ring NetworkPatron of the ValiantGhirapur Aether GridSigil of ValorCruel RevivalIroas's ChampionBrawler's PlateSeismic ElementalPsychic Rebuttal
Elemental BondSkysnare SpiderSphinx's TutelageSwift ReckoningRavaging BlazeMagmatic InsightWar HornJoraga InvocationTormented ThoughtsMurder InvestigationWhirler Rogue
Zendikar IncarnatePrism RingPatron of the ValiantGhirapur Aether GridCruel RevivalSigil of ValorPsychic RebuttalIroas's ChampionWhirler RogueBrawler's PlateSphinx's Tutelage
Seismic ElementalMage-Ring NetworkRavaging BlazeSwift ReckoningMagmatic InsightPatron of the ValiantElemental BondWar HornSkysnare SpiderMurder InvestigationTormented Thoughts

The B uncommon run also consists of 22 different cards each appearing three times. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Chief of the FoundryAcolyte of the InfernoSylvan MessengerTotem-Guide HartebeestBlazing HellhoundShadows of the PastSkaab GoliathCall of the Full MoonConsecrated by BloodGoblin Glory ChaserClash of Wills
Conclave NaturalistsHydrolashNecromantic SummonsCitadel CastellanBlood-Cursed KnightAngel's TombRuned ServitorChief of the FoundryTotem-Guide HartebeestBlazing HellhoundShadows of the Past
Acolyte of the InfernoValor in AkrosConclave NaturalistsAnointer of ChampionsCitadel CastellanSkaab GoliathGather the PackGoblin Glory ChaserMeteoriteAngel's TombCall of the Full Moon
Clash of WillsHydrolashSylvan MessengerConsecrated by BloodBlood-Cursed KnightValor in AkrosAnointer of ChampionsTotem-Guide HartebeestChief of the FoundryNecromantic SummonsGather the Pack
Call of the Full MoonGoblin Glory ChaserSylvan MessengerRuned ServitorShadows of the PastSkaab GoliathBlood-Cursed KnightClash of WillsConclave NaturalistsConsecrated by BloodMeteorite
Blazing HellhoundAcolyte of the InfernoNecromantic SummonsCitadel CastellanHydrolashValor in AkrosRuned ServitorGather the PackAnointer of ChampionsMeteoriteAngel's Tomb

The C uncommon run also consists of 18 different cards each appearing three times. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Foundry of the ConsulsSkyraker GiantTurn to FrogThrowing KnifeEyeblight MassacreThunderclap WyvernWar OracleSomberwald AlphaZendikar's RoilConsul's LieutenantKnightly Valor
Reclusive ArtificerGold-Forged SentinelTower GeistThunderclap WyvernGnarlroot TrapperFleshbag MarauderFoundry of the ConsulsSkyraker GiantBounding KrasisConsul's LieutenantZendikar's Roil
Throwing KnifeReclusive ArtificerFiery ConclusionKnightly ValorEyeblight MassacreTurn to FrogWar OracleTower GeistSomberwald AlphaFiery ConclusionSkyraker Giant
Throwing KnifeGold-Forged SentinelBounding KrasisZendikar's RoilFleshbag MarauderWar OracleTurn to FrogGnarlroot TrapperThunderclap WyvernEyeblight MassacreFoundry of the Consuls
Somberwald AlphaConsul's LieutenantKnightly ValorReclusive ArtificerBounding KrasisTower GeistGold-Forged SentinelFleshbag MarauderGnarlroot TrapperFiery Conclusion

The D uncommon run also consists of 18 different cards each appearing three times. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Rogue's PassageRevenantShaman of the PackUndercity TrollAnchor to the AetherRamrollerThopter EngineerBlightcasterJayemdae TomeMalakir CullbladeValeron Wardens
Blessed SpiritsDwynen's EliteSigiled StarfishRevenantJhessian ThiefEnthralling VictorThopter EngineerBlightcasterValeron WardensUndercity TrollSentinel of the Eternal Watch
RamrollerPossessed SkaabRogue's PassageDwynen's EliteShaman of the PackMalakir CullbladeAnchor to the AetherBlessed SpiritsEnthralling VictorSentinel of the Eternal WatchJayemdae Tome
Sigiled StarfishUndercity TrollJhessian ThiefRevenantThopter EngineerPossessed SkaabAnchor to the AetherBlightcasterShaman of the PackRamrollerRogue's Passage
Blessed SpiritsValeron WardensSentinel of the Eternal WatchJayemdae TomeSigiled StarfishJhessian ThiefDwynen's ElitePossessed SkaabEnthralling VictorMalakir Cullblade

Token Run

Most of the marketing cards in Magic Origins have a token, emblem, or tip on the front face. In addition, there is a card that has an advertisement for Magic Duels on the front face. (The front has a PEGI rating and the back has ESRB, so I'm not aware of any region differences.) They are printed on an 11 × 11 sheet with different items appearing different numbers of times. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Thopter (11)Thopter (10)Story Tip CardElementalNissa Tip CardRenown Tip CardGideon Tip CardDuels Ad CardJace Tip CardSoldierGoblin
Liliana, Defiant Necromancer EmblemThopter (11)Thopter (10)Story Tip CardChandra, Roaring Flame EmblemLiliana Tip CardDeckbuilding Tip CardDuels Ad CardGatherer Tip CardThopter (11)Formats Tip Card
KnightGoblinDuels Ad CardThopter (10)Story Tip CardPlaneswalker Tip CardElf WarriorDuels Ad CardAngelJace Tip CardSoldier
Chandra Tip CardElementalGoblinThopter (11)Thopter (10)Story Tip CardZombieDuels Ad CardSpell Mastery Tip CardThopter (10)Knight
Liliana Tip CardNissa Tip CardDuels Ad CardGoblinThopter (11)Thopter (10)Story Tip CardDuels Ad CardZombiePlaneswalker Tip CardGideon Tip Card
Elf WarriorKnightThopter (11)Jace, Telepath Unbound EmblemGoblinTransform Tip CardThopter (10)Duels Ad CardSoldierChandra Tip CardZombie
Jace Tip CardAshaya, the Awoken WorldNissa Tip CardLiliana Tip CardElementalGoblinFormats Tip CardDuels Ad CardStory Tip CardStory Tip CardThopter (11)
Thopter (10)SoldierDuels Ad CardSpell Mastery Tip CardGideon Tip CardKnightThopter (11)Duels Ad CardNissa Tip CardRenown Tip CardJace Tip Card
GoblinZombieChandra Tip CardGatherer Tip CardStory Tip CardElf WarriorGoblinDuels Ad CardThopter (11)Deckbuilding Tip CardAshaya, the Awoken World
Story Tip CardThopter (10)Duels Ad CardTransform Tip CardPlaneswalker Tip CardDemonLiliana Tip CardDuels Ad CardGoblinThopter (11)Elemental
Thopter (10)Story Tip CardGideon Tip CardZombieChandra Tip CardAngelPlaneswalker Tip CardDuels Ad CardKnightGoblinElf Warrior

Token Rarity
Chandra, Roaring Flame EmblemChandra, Roaring Flame Emblem × 1DemonDemon × 1Jace, Telepath Unbound EmblemJace, Telepath Unbound Emblem × 1
Liliana, Defiant Necromancer EmblemLiliana, Defiant Necromancer Emblem × 1AngelAngel × 2Ashaya, the Awoken WorldAshaya, the Awoken World × 2
Deckbuilding Tip CardDeckbuilding Tip Card × 2Formats Tip CardFormats Tip Card × 2Gatherer Tip CardGatherer Tip Card × 2
Renown Tip CardRenown Tip Card × 2Spell Mastery Tip CardSpell Mastery Tip Card × 2Transform Tip CardTransform Tip Card × 2
Chandra Tip CardChandra Tip Card × 4ElementalElemental × 4Elf WarriorElf Warrior × 4
Gideon Tip CardGideon Tip Card × 4Jace Tip CardJace Tip Card × 4Liliana Tip CardLiliana Tip Card × 4
Nissa Tip CardNissa Tip Card × 4Planeswalker Tip CardPlaneswalker Tip Card × 4SoldierSoldier × 4
KnightKnight × 5ZombieZombie × 5GoblinGoblin × 10
Story Tip CardStory Tip Card × 10Thopter (10)Thopter × 10Thopter (11)Thopter × 10
Duels Ad CardDuels Ad Card × 15