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2021.03 Patch Notes

Today’s major patch releases Historic Anthology 4, injecting 25 curated cards from Magic’s past into Historic as well as the usual updates to events, shop items and bug fixes as outlined in the preview yesterday. Check out the official notes below for all the details!

MAR 11 – 2021.03 Patch Notes


  • Historic Anthology 4 is now available!
  • KHM Festivals – Earn KHM card styles
  • Historic Shakeup Series – We’re running 3 back-to-back Historic shakeups, with a starting ban list that will evolve based on what people are playing in these events


  • Multiple improvements around connecting to matches and detecting and handling disconnections
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent targeting the opponent (this was caused by either player reconnecting mid-match)
  • Fixed problems with moving Runed/enchanted equipment and targeting the enchantments on mobile.
  • Fixed the quest bar sometimes not appearing on launch.
  • Even more improvements to performance around animating huge stacks of stuff.
  • Fixed an issue where the Demonic Pact checklist wasn’t updating correctly.
  • Lands with multiple Glittering Frosts now have consecutive mana wheels.
  • When matchmaking, the Cancel button is now hidden when a match is found and will reappear if the match fails to start


  • Added the ability to filter energy-related cards in the deckbuilder. You can use “o:Energy” to find any card with an energy symbol in its textbox. (This also works for “snow”, “tap”, and “untap”.)
  • Added equip limits and better messaging to the Emotes page.


  • Added a warning when saving a deck with Legion Angel and an empty sideboard. (Since you probably want more copies in there.)
  • When there are distribution spinners (say you’re passing out +1/+1 counters) stacks that have the same number of counters don’t unstack. If you tick them up one, one unstacks with a counter on it, the rest remain stacked at 0.
  • Cards that reference Changelings, but are not themselves Changelings, now have the Changeling hanger, because then you know what Changeling means. Changeling.
  • Cards (like Runed Halo) that name other cards, but which technically work against tokens that happen to share the name of a card, now accept Illusion and Shapeshifter, because those are, in fact, tokens that share the name of a card.



Premier Drafts

  • March 12 – March 26: War of the Spark
  • March 26 – April 2: Core Sets

Quick Draft Schedule

  • March 12 – April 2: Kaldheim
  • April 2 – April 16: Throne of Eldraine

FNM at Home Schedule

  • March 12: Historic
  • March 19: Standard Shakeup
  • March 26: Pauper
  • April 2: NPE Precons
  • April 9: Omniscience

Additional Events

  • March 13 – April 2: Historic Shakeup
  • March 13 – March 16: Festival: Historic Artisan
  • March 20 – March 23: Festival: On the Edge
  • March 27 – April 1: Festival: Historic Brawl
  • April 2 – April 15: Arena Cube & Traditional Arena Cube
  • April 10 – April 15: Theros Beyond Death Turbo Draft



Historic Anthology 4 has arrived! Get your hands on the new cards and styles, along with the Amon-cat pet!


Historic Anthology 4

Cost: 4,000 Gems or 25,000 Gold

Proud Protectors Bundle

Cost: 1,450 Gems or 7,250 Gold

Battle Forged Bundle

Cost: 1,400 Gems or 7,000 Gold

Arcane Mastery Bundle

Cost: 1,200 Gems or 6,000 Gold

Dark Hunters Bundle

Cost: 1,200 Gems or 6,000 Gold

Frightful Shiver Bundle

Cost: 1,200 Gems or 6,000 Gold


Now available in the Store:

  • Amon-cat Pet

Card Styles

Now available for purchase through the Deckbuilder:

Depth Art:

Bloodsky Berserker
Cosmos Charger
Alpine Meadow
Arctic Treeline
Glacial Floodplain
Highland Forest
Ice Tunnel
Rimewood Falls
Snowfield Sinkhole
Sulfurous Mire
Volatile Fjord
Woodland Chasm

Leaving Soon

  • Puppet Jace Pet


  • Fixed issues resulting from logging in on to two devices at the same time. You should now be cleanly logged out on the older connection.
  • Fixed behavior when both Glittering Frost and Interplaner Beacon enchant the same land.
  • Fixed an odd bug around alt-tabbing that could result in a card becoming stuck to the cursor
  • When Cosima is exiled, we now show the counters on the mini-CDC that stays on the battlefield, so you don’t have to dig down into exile.
  • Corrected the highlight around split cards that can be cast from the graveyard.
  • Permanents entering the battlefield with counters on them had some visual tapping and untapping issues if the opponent had Authority of the Consuls in play. It was never actually tapping and untapping, and now it doesn’t look like it is.
  • Fixed several translation issues, especially for Japanese
  • Fixed an issue where players who controlled both Sandwurm Convergence and a creature with flying would see their own creature get a Can’t Attack badge. While technically it’s true that if, somehow, the creature had tried to attack its controller, Sandwurm Convergence would have prevented this, the badge did not seem necessary, and has been removed.
  • If your opponent had Authority of the Consuls, and you have Blood Sun in play, and then you played Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, it was causing the match to complete unexpectedly. It doesn’t anymore. But Ashaya still dies, and your opponent gains life, so… I mean don’t do that?

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