Magic The Gathering: Transformers Secret Lair Superdrop – Here’s What’s Inside


Magic The Gathering’s Secret Lair drops allow players to pick up special cards at a premium price. Often times they are reprints of older cards with new art, and other times they are completely new cards. However, launching into the secret lair site, coming December 5th, is a new Secret Lair set that feels like an extension of the variant cards from the recent The Brothers’ War set. That’s right, Magic is diving back into Transformers, and here it is all in the new installment of Secret Lair.

The Superdrop consists of three Secret Lair drops: One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall; Optimus Prime vs. Megatron; and Roll Out or Rise Up. Individually, these packages are $30 for regular and $40 for foil. You can also buy all three together for $89 for regular or $119 for foil.

But it’s all about what’s inside the box, right? Like typical Secret Lair installments, the Magic the Gathering cards contained in the installment are divided into the three aforementioned sets. First up are the land cards, and a quick look at the interior packaging.


There are six total cards in this set: Mountains, Swamp, Forest, Island, Plains, and a secret card (not shown). Features art by David Sondered and Joana LaFuente.

The next set is Roll Out or Rise Up, a six-card set with instant, sorcery, and enchantment cards, plus a secret card (again, not shown). Take a look at the images below, showing the art of Volta Creation, and we’ll go over what each one does.

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By force (sorcery)

  • 1 mana red, X colorless
  • Destroy X target artifacts

Collective Brutalist (Wizard)

  • 1 black mana, 1 colorless
  • Escalate: discard a card
  • Choose one or more–
  • Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
  • Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
  • Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

Greater Good (enchantment)

  • 2 green mana, 2 colorless
  • Sacrifice a creature: Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature’s power, then discard three cards.

Drama Reversal (Instant)

  • 1 blue, 1 colorless mana
  • Untap all nonland permanents you control.

Craft (Sorcery)

  • 1 blue mana, 2 colorless
  • Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle it.

True Conviction (Enchantment)

  • 3 white mana, 3 colorless
  • Creatures you control have double strike and lifelink.

Finally, there’s Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, which features three double-faced cards, and that previously mentioned secret card. The stats and card information are the same on both sides. It’s just a matter of whether you want your card to be an Autobot or a car. Look at them.

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Megatron (artifact creature)

  • 12 mana colorless
  • trample, infect, indestructible
  • If Megatron would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Megatron and shuffle it into its owner’s library.
  • 11/11

Optimus Prime (artifact creature)

  • 11 colorless mana
  • Trample, indestructible
  • If Optimus Prime would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Optimus Prime and shuffle it into the owner’s library instead.
  • 11/11

The Allspark (Artifact)

  • 2 colorless mana
  • 3 Colorless Mana and Touch: Doubles the amount of each type of unspent mana you have.

These sets are available separately or as a complete Superdrop at the secret lair site. It will go on sale on December 5th and will be available for purchase until January 6th. Once the sale closes, the cards will “definitely roll out,” so if you’re interested, act fast.

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