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Embark on a mystical journey with our Mystical Archives MTG Proxy Design and Print Tool, designed for Magic: the Gathering enthusiasts who admire the combination of historical significance and artistic beauty. This tool allows you to create your own versions of the iconic Mystical Archive cards, renowned for their powerful instants and sorceries from Magic’s storied past.

Black Cards in MTG:

In Magic: The Gathering (MTG), black cards are part of the game’s color pie, each representing a distinct aspect of magic and gameplay. Here’s a summary of black cards in MTG:

  1. Color Identity: Black cards are one of the five primary colors in MTG, and they have a unique color identity that is distinct from other colors like red, blue, green, and white. This color identity is important for deck construction and gameplay, as it determines which cards you can include in your deck.
  2. Mana Production: Black cards often produce black mana, which is used to cast other black spells and cards, as well as pay for the costs of black abilities.
  3. Themes and Flavor: Black is often associated with dark, sinister themes, including death, decay, necromancy, and the pursuit of power at any cost. Black cards frequently feature artwork and flavor text that reflect these themes.
  4. Creature Control: Black is known for its ability to control and manipulate creatures, often through creature removal spells, discard effects, and creature sacrifice. This makes black a formidable color for controlling the battlefield.
  5. Life Manipulation: Black has a strong connection to life manipulation, which includes draining opponents’ life, gaining life for yourself, and sacrificing creatures for various benefits. These mechanics can be used for both offense and defense.
  6. Reanimation and Graveyard Interaction: Black excels at reanimating creatures from the graveyard, bringing them back into play to be reused. It also has cards that interact with the graveyard, such as forcing opponents to discard cards or exiling cards from opponents’ graveyards.
  7. Demons and Undead: Black often features creatures like demons, vampires, zombies, and other undead beings. These creatures are known for their power and often come with unique abilities.
  8. Tutoring: Black cards are skilled at searching for specific cards in your library or graveyard, enabling you to find the right answers or threats when you need them.
  9. Card Draw and Advantage: Black cards sometimes have the ability to draw cards or gain card advantage, though it often comes at a price, such as paying life or sacrificing creatures.
  10. Sacrifice Mechanics: Black has a strong theme of sacrificing creatures and resources for powerful effects, often in the pursuit of greater power.

In summary, black cards in MTG are known for their themes of death, darkness, and manipulation. They excel at controlling the battlefield, manipulating life totals, and interacting with the graveyard. Black offers a wide range of strategic options, making it a versatile and intriguing color for players who embrace its sinister and powerful aspects.

Design Your Own MTG Cards

Our design tools make it easy to design and print your own custom MTG cards. Whether you want to make custom proxy cards of ultra-rare cards like Black Lotus, or make a card as a gift for a friend or family member. We make it easy. 

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Our high quality printing lets you create high quality totally customized MTG cards at a great price. You can buy a single custom Magic: the Gathering card, or buy in bulk and save!


We use a premium playing card stock that mirrors the thickness and weight of standard MTG cards. When your custom cards are sleeved, there will be no discernable difference from real Magic cards in terms of size etc.

Designing your own MTG cards is both fun and rewarding. For example, artists love to use our service so they can showcase their own artwork. You may want to make cards in a certain theme, such as video game or anime characters.

We often get customers that want to make a card of themself or someone they know. For example, it might be a card with a friends picture on it for a birthday gift or other celebration. Think of the cards Richard Garfield made to celebrate his children and family.

We’ve seen some really cool things that companies have done for employees, too. 

Long story short, there are tons of neat ideas and reasons why you might want to make your own cards.

Reach out to us, our team can help with the design elements as needed.