BoLS logo Tabletop, RPGs & Pop Culture

Magic the Gathering: Transformers Secret Lair Review

3 Minute Read
Dec 4 2022

Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing; Secret Lairs are no different.

The latest Magic Secret Lair is here, and this one is certainly more than meets the eye. The drop contains three sets, each themed around the iconic struggle between the noble Autobots and the tyrannical Decepticons for the fate of Cybertron. While the Secret Lair won’t officially go live until the 5th, Wizards of the Coast was kind enough to send us a preview set. You’ll definitely want to add these sets to your collection, as each one adds some snazzy swag to your library.

Transformers: One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall

First on the docket is the land pack, which is basically what it says on the tin. While none of these cards are going to shift the balance of the game, the art portrayed shows some gorgeous Cybertronian locales. This is perfect for a deck themed around Argentum, Mirrodin, or New Phyrexia, or if you just want to add some metallic bling to your mana pool.

Transformers: Optimus Prime vs Megatron

This pack lets you reenact the battle between the two titanic leaders of the Transformers, as well as gives you access to the source of their power. Optimus plays the indestructible Darksteel Colossus, while his rival Megatron portrays the venomous Blightsteel Colossus. As you might expect from the source of life and power of all Cybertron, the Allspark is printed on Doubling Cube. Each of the cards is double-sided; Optimus and Megatron show their robot form on one side and their vehicle on the other, and the Allspark features a different quote on each side. These are the iconic leaders of the factions, so you’ll definitely want them on your side.

Transformers: Roll Out and Rise Up

Now, THIS is the set to get if you can only get one. Not only does it include 6 cards, but they’re all some of the nastiest pieces in EDH. Each one can provide a powerful boost to your deck, or give you some fun ideas for new builds. Whatever you decide to do with these pieces, they’ll make a great addition to your collection.


Besides all that fun, don’t forget there’s a secret card (and trust me, you’ll definitely want to grab that as well)!

If you want to pick up the box for yourself, you can do so here starting December 5th. Happy Hunting!

Author: Clint Lienau
  • MTG: 5 Legends You'll Want from Brother's War (that aren't Urza and Mishra)