An exciting foil treatment for budding card collectors.
With every Magic: The Gathering release, it feels like there’s a brand new card treatment which can hamper your decision when purchasing cards. In some cases, Magic players may want to pick up the most striking foil treatments for their Commander or constructed deck they love most. With the number of releases, it can be tricky to keep up with the latest trends or how to identify which foil treatment is which.
Fortunately, a treatment appearing in The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth that is easy to notice and to identify.
What is a Surge Foil in Magic: The Gathering?
Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40,000 – The Ruinous Powers Commander Deck (Collector’s Edition)
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Releasing as part of Magic: The Gathering’s collaboration with Warhammer 40,000 and The Lord of the Rings, Surge Foil is a unique kind of foiling that to appears in products such as the Warhammer 40,000 Commander Precons: Collector’s Edition or in Tales of Middle-earth Collector Boosters.
As you can see by the tweet from Wizards of the Coast, the foiling treatment looks entirely different from what currently exists on Magic: The Gathering cards. From the visual provided, Surge Foils feature an almost ripple-style foiling effect, making them eye-catching from the get-go. In addition, you can acquire these cards from the Collector’s Edition of the Warhammer 40,000 Commander Precons, where these do not exist in the Warhammer 40,000 base Commander Precons. Since the release is attentive to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000, each card in these Commander products feature art from the Warhammer 40,000 multiverse — even cards reprinted for this release such as Sol Ring.
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With the release of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, Surge Foils made a return on the exciting Realms and Relics cards, which come in the form of a Box Topper whenever you purchase a Tales of Middle-earth Draft, Set, or Collector Booster Box. However, Surge Foil printings of these Realms and Relic cards only appear in Collector Boosters in roughly 1% of the packs, making these remarkably valuable and stunning at the same time.
Are There Other Surge Foils in Magic: The Gathering?
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At present, the Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40,000 and The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth are the only way to acquire these Surge Foil cards. You can find Surge Foil cards in the following Warhammer 40,000 products:
- Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40,000 – The Ruinous Powers Commander Deck (Collector’s Edition)
- Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40,000 – Tyranid Swarm Commander Deck (Collector’s Edition)
- Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40,000 – Necron Dynasties Commander Deck (Collector’s Edition)
- Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40,000 – Forces of the Imperium Commander Deck (Collector’s Edition)
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And of course, here’s the complete list of Surge Foil cards you can collect from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth:
- The Party Tree (The Great Henge)
- Balin’s Tomb (Ancient Tomb)
- Ring of Barahir (Sword of the Animist)
- Argonath, Pillars of the Kings (The Ozolith)
- Bag End (Horizon Canopy)
- Green Dragon Inn (Homeward Path)
- Valley of Gorgoroth (Wasteland)
- Morgul-Knife (Shadowspear)
- Bucklebury Ferry (Oboro, Palace in the Clouds)
- Helm’s Deep (Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep)
- Henneth Annun (Reflecting Pool)
- Three Rings for the Eleven-Kings (Rings of Brighthearth)
- Fangorn Forest (Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth)
- Dol Amroth (Minamo, School’s at Water’s Edge)
- Inn of the Prancing Pony (Pillar of the Paruns)
- Barrow-Downs (Bojuka Bog)
- Osgiliath, Fallen Capital (Kor Haven)
- Meduseld, Golden Hall of Edoras (Castle Ardenvale)
- Redhorn Pass (Mouth of Ronom)
- The Dead Marshes (Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth)
- Paths of the Dead (Cavern of Souls)
- White Tower of Ecthelion (Karakas)
- Weathertop (Deserted Temple)
- Bridge of Khazad-dum (Ensnaring Bridge)
- Shard of Narsil (Thorn of Amethyst)
- Isengard, Saruman’s Fortress (Boseiju, Who Shelters All)
- Elessar, the Elfstone (Cloudstone Curio)
- Minas Morgul (Cabal Coffers)
- Glittering Caves of Aglarond (Gemstone Caverns)
- Herugrim, Sword of Rohan (Sword of Hearth and Home)