Is the Smitten Secret Lair Worth Your Money?

Is The Smitten Secret Lair Worth The Money
Love is the answer? (Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Wizards of the Coast is celebrating St. Valentine’s with a massive Secret Lair Super Drop “All-Our-Love Bundle” featuring fancy-schmancy paper cards and some sleeves for MTG Arena. That’s all good and all, but the big question is: is it even worth it?

Much like EarlyGame predicted, 2021 will be full of ultra-premium MTG products, and of course, we are already proven right. The latest and greatest luxurious offering for card players is the Smitten series.

Price and Contents

The All-Our-Love Bundle comes at a whopping €294.91and contains the following:
paper cards:

  • 1x Faerie, Faerie, Faerie Rad 
  • 1x Showcase: Kaldheim – Part 1
  • 1x Showcase: Kaldheim – Part 1 Foil Edition
  • 1x Showcase: Kaldheim – Part 2
  • 1x Showcase: Kaldheim – Part 2 Foil Edition
  • 1x The Unfathomable Crushing Brutality of Basic Lands
  • 1x The Unfathomable Crushing Brutality of Basic Lands Foil Edition
  • 1x Valentine’s Day 2021
  • 1x Valentine’s Day 2021 Foil Edition

MTGA sleeves:

  • Showcase: Kaldheim - Part 1
  • Showcase: Kaldheim - Part 2
  • The Unfathomable Crushing Brutality of Basic Lands
  • Valentine's Day 2021
  • Faerie, Faerie, Faerie Rad

The bundle also includes redemption codes for the cards in MTG Online, but no Arena. You could also purchase the individual Secret Lairs with prices ranging from €30 to €45 depending on the version and whether it is foil or regular.

Secret lair all our love
Some people will like the style, others won't... (Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Now back to the question: should I get them?

Well, it’s up to you, of course… but no. Not if you’re an Arena player!

Of course, every Secret Lair comes with very unique aesthetics and makes those few included cards very special. If you like the alternate artwork, or the theme, or have a sentiment towards a particular card… AND you play paper Magic with your friends - sure, go ahead! But if you only play on your computer there’s practically no point in doing that.

Why? Because all an MTGA player gets out of this are the super-special sleeves, but guess what: they are technically not exclusive. Wizards reserve the right to put these in the in-game store at any point and charge some Gems for them.

So, if you like lovely artwork and/or brutal heavy metal lands - go ahead and shill your hard-earned cash. But if you wanna do some drafting on MTG Arena in style, you’re better off waiting for those sleeves to come individually and stanch them for much, much cheaper!

If you’re not interested in shilling tons of cash and get some stuff for free, you should go sign up to MyEarlyGame and enjoy a customized, ad-free experience, and raffles with cool prizes!