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MTG Arena 2022.18.0 Patch Notes

MTG Arena Patch 2022.18.0 Notes are finally out, almost a week after its release. We have the Historic Anthology 6 and Explorer Anthology 1 release, new store items, some UI changes, as well as some bug fixes. Full patch notes are transcribed below.

Game Update Highlights

  • Historic Anthology 6 and the first ever Explorer Anthology have been released! 
  • Added 2 new pets to the store: A Sol Ring and the bold, beautiful Brushwagg!
  • The main nav bar has been visually updated to feature icons as well as titles for the tabs

Upcoming MTG Arena Events

Additional events added to MTG Arena. Read the MTG Arena Weekly Announcements to learn more!

General

  • The deck builder can now filter for Historic and Explorer Anthologies
  • Direct Challenge now shows a list of the last 5 people you challenged (to save typing)
  • New contents have been added to the MWM cosmetic chest
  • Tuned up the Owl pet from Theros Beyond Death
  • Added a new enter-the-battlefield animation for the Thopter pet

Gameplay

  • Ward now shows up on the same line as other keywords. Scrollbars begone (in English).
  • There are now VFX on the graveyard when Ancient Brass Dragon does its thing.

Store

Now Available

Explorer Anthology 1 and Historic Anthology 6 have arrived! New cards and styles await, along with the long-anticipated Sol Ring and Brushwagg pets!

Bundles

Explorer Anthology 1

  • 4x Each card:
    •    Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
    •    Back to Nature
    •    Battlewise Hoplite
    •    Darksteel Citadel
    •    Elvish Mystic
    •    Ensoul Artifact
    •    Favored Hoplite
    •    Hangarback Walker
    •    Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
    •    Mausoleum Wanderer
    •    Rally the Ancestors
    •    Searing Blood
    •    Shadowborn Apostle
    •    Siege Rhino
    •    Slaughter Games
    •    Supreme Verdict
    •    Tainted Remedy
    •    Temur Battle Rage
    •    Tireless Tracker
    •    Titan’s Strength

Cost: 4,000 Gems or 25,000 Gold

Historic Anthology 6

  • 4x Each card:
    • Avacyn, Angel of Hope
    •    Chalice of the Void
    •    Darkmoss Bridge
    •    Drossforge Bridge
    •    Glimpse the Unthinkable
    •    Goldmire Bridge
    •    Go-Shintai of Life’s Origin
    •    Laelia, the Blade Reforged
    •    Mistvault Bridge
    •    Night of Souls’ Betrayal
    •    Ophiomancer
    •    Phyrexian Metamorph
    •    Razortide Bridge
    •    Retrofitter Foundry
    •    Rustvale Bridge
    •    Silverbluff Bridge
    •    Slagwoods Bridge
    •    Tanglepool Bridge
    •    Tarmogoyf
    •    Thornglint Bridge

Cost: 4,000 Gems or 25,000 Gold

Brushwagg Pet Bundle

  • Brushwagg Pet
  • Brushwagg Sleeve

Cost: 3,000 Gems or 15,000 Gold

Sol Ring Pet Bundle

  • Sol Ring Pet
  • Sol Ring Exquisite Sleeve

Cost: 3,150 Gems or 15,750 Gold

Beholder Pet Bundle

  • Beholder Pet
  • Xanathar, Guild Kingpin Sleeve

Cost: 3,000 Gems or 15,000 Gold

Chardalyn Dragon Pet Bundle

  • Chardalyn Dragon Pet
  • Chardalyn Dragon Sleeve

Cost: 3,000 Gems or 15,000 Gold

Built for Battle

  • Slaughter Games Card Style 
  • Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Card Style
  • Searing Blood Card Style
  • Temur Battle Rage Card Style
  • Titan’s Strength Card Style 
  • Favored Hoplite Card Style
  • Siege Rhino Card Style
  • Battlewise Hoplite Card Style

Cost: 2,800 Gems or 14,000 Gold

Fang and Claw

Cost: 2,300 Gems or 11,500 Gold

Ghosts in the Machine

Cost: 2,600 Gems or 13,000 Gold

Spark of Creation

Cost: 2,800 Gems or 14,000 Gold

Deadly Shadows

Cost: 2,500 Gems or 12,500 Gold

Bridge to Beyond

Cost: 2,000 Gems or 10,000 Gold

Card Styles

Now available for purchase through the Deckbuilder:

Depth Art:

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed a bug where the deckbuilder would sometimes report improper ownership counts for cards that also had rebalanced versions, leading to a variety of confusing deckbuilder situations
  • Fixed a bug where Play Blade would sometimes forget the player’s prior selection and default to something else
  • Fixed another bug that could result in a small number of players being unable to complete the 5th node of some Color Challenges
  • Fixed a bug where the borderless styles for Tasha, Unholy Archmage; Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes did not display properly on deckboxes
  • Fixed a bug that could cause imported, invalid decks to be assigned to an improper format
  • Fixed an error with Midweek Magic reward bubbles appearing incorrectly after leaving a match
  • Corrected artist credit on Ukiyo-e mountain.
  • Updated artist for the TOHO style Crystalline Giant.

Gameplay

  • Giving a permanent type to a card with both a permanent and non-permanent (like an Adventure) was putting that permanent type on the non-permanent visually, but not in the rules. It now displays correctly.
  • There was an issue where split cards that were bounced from the stack back to the hand became unselectable in hand. That’s been fixed.
  • Fixed playing MDFC lands with Nashi/Bolas’s Citadel
  • There was a crash if you copied Rocco’s ability with X=0, which doesn’t make any sense to do and never happened, but it’s fixed.
  • MDFCs that had been granted Blitz were showing extra costs on the back side. That isn’t happening anymore!
  • Fixed a bug with the alignment of Murderous Rider’s ETB VFX
  • Fixed a bug where the VFX for Kaya's Wrath could clip into the battlefield
  • Fixed some missing textures in the ETB animation for Niv-Mizzet, Parun
  • Fixed a bug that caused the party VFX to not properly follow the stack when it gets minimized

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