Magic: The Gathering(tm) is a collectible card game that takes place in an extensive fantasy multiverse. This multiverse consists of numerous dimensional planes, or worlds, each housing different forms of magic, inhabitants, civilizations, and conflicts.
Magic Duels is currently constructed around ten major planes of the multiverse. Each plane has a different magical orientation, aligned with a particular color--or combination of colors--of mana. This determines much of the flavor and mechanics of the cards which represent that particular plane. Additionally, some of the cards from the starter set feature characters and events from other planes of Magic's long history.
The planes selected for Magic Duels currently represent the worlds on which the five central planeswalkers gained the ability to planeswalk, as well as the first new plane each accesses in their travels.
|Theros||Kytheon, Hero of Akros||Taking on the flavor of Greek mythology, Theros thrives on order and military prowess.
Game mechanics: Renown and Auras
|Bant||Gideon, Battle-Forged||Bant is an isolated realm founded on the interrelation of nature and autocracy.
Game mechanics: Renown and big creatures
|Vryn||Jace, Vryn's Prodigy||Vryn features factional struggles over the control of powerful mage-ring structures.
Game mechanics: Control with spell mastery
|Ravnica||Jace, Telepath Unbound||Ravnica is a city-world, layered with towers, markets, sewers, and prisons, and filled with guild warfare.
Game mechanics: Ramping into big spells
|Dominaria||Liliana, Heretical Healer||One of Magic's oldest planes, Dominaria serves as a battlescape between the forces of good and evil.
Game mechanics: Life gain
|Innistrad||Liliana, Defiant Necromancer||Innistrad is home to Gothic horrors such as vampires, werewolves, zombies, and demons.
Game mechanics: Using the graveyard
|Kaladesh||Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh||Kaladesh is a mix between an aristocracy and a junkyard, with artifacts serving as the mainstay of its society.
Game mechanics: Artifacts
|Regatha||Chandra, Roaring Flame||The mountainous landscapes of Regatha are full of dragons, mages, and fiery monsters.
Game mechanics: Destruction
|Zendikar||Nissa, Vastwood Seer||Zendikar is an unstable landscape that endlessly churns inward on itself.
Game mechanics: Land recursion
|Lorwyn||Nissa, Sage Animist||Whimsical and wild, Lorwyn offers adorable mayhem and hidden evils.
Game mechanics: Elves