The latest update for MTG Arena has now arrived!
New Event Series: War of the Spark Chronicles
Match Clock in Best-of-Three Matches
Basic Land Filter
WAR OF THE SPARK CHRONICLES
A five week event series, with a different format each week:
Week 1: Momir(New!) Each deck will contain basic lands as well as the 36 War of the Spark planeswalkers!https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/56115
Week 2: Pauper
Week 3: Singleton
Week 4: (New!) Counters: At the beginning of your end step, put a loyalty counter on each planeswalker you control and a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it. If you control no creatures with a +1/+1 counter and no planeswalkers, amass 1.
Week 5: Ravnica Constructed
No entry fee.
Earn rewards based on the number of wins, including Planeswalker glass styles! Rewards for a given win number will be awarded as soon as the player earns that many wins.
New Win/Loss format: Earn rewards up to 15 wins, and losses are not tracked.For formats that require a Constructed deck, you’ll be able to make changes to your deck without having to start the event over.
All games will contribute towards daily quest rewards and weekly win bonuses; event rewards can only be earned once.
Important Note: Persistent Petitioners is banned in Pauper, and Gates Ablaze is banned in Ravnica Constructed.
For more information, visit: MTGArena.com/War. For a list of all of our upcoming events, please refer to the MTG Arena Event Calendar.
MYTHIC CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER WEEKEND
Players who qualified to participate in the Mythic Championship Qualifier for Mythic Championship III should see a “Mythic Championship Qualifier” event in-game.
The event is viewable on the Home page, as well on the Play Blade under Events. Please note that only qualified players will see this event!
If you are eligible to compete and you do not see the “Mythic Championship Qualifier” event in-game please contact Customer Support immediately.If you do not contact Customer Support by 9AM PT on Friday, May 24th it may prevent you from participating in the event as we may need time to troubleshoot your account!
Additional information is available on the Mythic Championship Qualifier Weekend FAQ.
BEST-OF-THREE MATCH CLOCK
Best-of-three (“Traditional”) formats will now have a match clock in addition to turn timers.
Each player is given 30 minutes on their respective match clock that will count down whenever they have priority.Players can hover their timer (lower left, above their player name) to see the amount of time remaining on their match clock.
The match clock will automatically become visible once a player’s time begins to run low:Game 1: Less than 10 minutes remain.
Game 2: Less than 8 minutes remain.
Game 3: Less than 6 minutes remain.
When a player’s match clock runs out of time they will lose the match regardless of their win/loss record and/or state of the current in-progress game.
The match clock does not run while players are sideboarding.
A new “Tournament Match” option is available for Direct Challenges. Players can now toggle between Challenge Match (players can customize match options) and Tournament Match (match options are pre-determined based on traditional tournament rules).
Tournament Matches will automatically use the following match options. These cannot be changed:Format: Best-of-Three
Who Goes First: Coin Flip
Decklist: 60-Card Traditional Standard with optional sideboard.
Timers: Match Clock and Turn Timers
Important Note: Players can use either Challenge Match or Tournament Match when using Direct Challenge. If one player selects Challenge Match, and the other Tournament Match, you will receive a mismatch options error.
We’ve added a new optional way for AutoTap to pay for spells and abilities.
Any time that you need to pay mana and AutoTap doesn’t handle it automatically (Convoke, sacrificing a Treasure token, ‘whenever CARDNAME attacks’, or because you have AutoTap turned off) there is now a button that will allow you to use AutoTap to pay the cost.
Hovering the AutoTap buttown will highlight what the AutoTap will use if selected, including creatures tapped, Treasure tokens sacrificed, etc.Clicking this button will pay the cost, including sacrificing Treasure tokens, that AutoTap normally doesn’t do.
Updated the UI around copying distribution effects to make the process more clear.When copying a distribution effect, the game will now correctly prevent players from attempting to change the distribution values.
You can still change the targets, and which of the distribution values they receive.
Kicked spells now have a Kicker VFX when on the stack.
When selecting multiple cards to exile that can be cast later (e.g. with Thief of Sanity, or Vivien, Champion of the Wilds), the cards that can be cast later are now highlighted.
BASIC LAND FILTER
Players can now use the Advanced Filter to view basic land illustrations available in Magic: The Gathering Arena, and add the preferred basic land to their deck.
The filter is located in the Advanced Filter options, next to card rarities (basic lands are treated as their own card rarity).
Basic lands are only viewable while the Advanced Filter option is selected; trying to search for “Swamp” without this filter enabled will not display Basic Land – Swamp cards.
Players can use the mana symbols to sort by color identity. For example, if both Basic Lands and the green mana symbol are selected as filters, the deck builder will display available Basic Land – Forests.
The basic land filter is also available in limited events (Draft and Sealed) during deck building.
Newly collected card styles will be automatically applied to the corresponding cards in all of your decks.”Auto Apply Card Styles” is a setting that can be disabled in the options menu.
The Craft button has returned! You can find it on the top right of the Collection and/or the deck builder page. Selecting it will enable Crafting mode.
When Crafting mode is enabled, your Collection will show both collected and uncollected cards.
When you select an uncollected card or cards you have less than four copies while Crafting mode is enabled, you will be given you the option to Craft the card.
The Card Styles page in the Store will now feature select card styles for purchase.
You can select Browse Card Styles to view all available card styles in-game.
The following card styles can be found there at a discounted price:Ilharg, the Raze-Boar: 600 Gems
Spark Double: 500 Gems
Oath of Kaya: 500 Gems
The following planeswalker stained glass styles are available in the store as part of the War of the Spark Chronicles.
Gideon Blackblade: 600 Gems
Liliana, Dreadhorde General: 600 Gems
Teferi, Time Raveler: 500 Gems
Ajani, the Greathearted: 500 Gems
Ral, Storm Conduit: 500 Gems
Tamiyo, Collector of Tales: 500 Gems
Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage: 2500 Gold
Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter: 2500 Gold
Additional planeswalker stained glass styles will be available through the War of the Spark Chronicles event series (through play, codes, or for direct purchase in the store).
The following bundles now available:
Amass Power Bundle: 3000 GemsDreadhorde Invasion Card Style
Dreadhorde Twins Card Style
Gleaming Overseer Card Style
Eternal Skylord Card Style
Eternal Exquisite Sleeve
Cast-tastic Spells Bundle: 1000 GemsRal, Storm Conduit Card Style
Saheeli, Sublime Artificer Card Style
Bond of Insight Card Style
Proliferate Bundle: 1000 GemsAjani, the Greathearted Card Style
Grateful Apparition Card Style
Huatli’s Raprto Card Style
Chaos Aggro Bundle: 1000 GemsKrenko, Tin Street Kingpin Card Style
Mayhem Devil Card Style
Angrath’s Rampage Card Style
The Mana Sleeves Bundle has been removed from the store.
Lands targeted by untap abilities should now visually untap immediately (e.g. Nissa, Who Shakes the World‘s +1 ability).
Legendary tokens that gain abilities should now display properly.
Sacrificing Angrath, Captain of Chaos to Devouring Hellion should no longer give Devouring Hellion Menace (must have been something he ate…)
Cabal Stronghold should no longer generate incorrect amounts of mana.
Exiled cards that can be cast with mana of any type can bow be cast using their alternative casting costs (e.g. if you used Hostage Taker to exile Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp)
Planeswalker static abilities should now apply correctly if they change controllers.
Dead Man’s Chest should no longer cause mana to be inappropriately used “as though it were mana of any type”.
When choosing the proliferate mode of Planewide Celebration multiple times, future instances of proliferate should now properly apply.