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2022.21.0 Patch Notes – The Brothers’ War Update

Find out everything new with MTG Arena's latest update, including all the new cards for The Brothers' War.

The full patch notes for the MTG Arena The Brothers’ War game update brings new cards, more stuff to buy, and as always, a bunch of fixes and improvements. For further information about the update and upcoming events, check out our dedicated set guide. Remember to claim your 3 free packs using the code PlayBRO and you can buy the Secret Lair x Warhammer: Blood Bowl Sleeves for free from the Store!

Please report any issues directly to Wizards of the Coast Support and visit the MTG Arena Status to check if the game is down.


Game Update Highlights

  • The Brother’s War is released – Join the battle with new packs, limited modes, Jump In! packets, mastery pass, cosmetics, and more!
  • Golden Packs – Every 10 Brothers’ War packs purchased will reward you a Golden Pack with six cards, all of which are duplicate protected, Standard-legal rares or mythic rares

Upcoming MTG Arena Events

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

General

  • Golden Packs arrive – Earn progress on the meter when purchasing BRO Packs in the store
  • Added a new store icon, which will also show you the progress of your Golden Pack reward meter
  • None of you can tell, but Autumn finished the Bucket Node Tool for the editor, and I think it made a big difference to quality of life for art.
  • Improved the game’s ability to detect corrupted AssetBundles. This should reduce the scenarios requiring a player to manually delete files from their disk.

Balance

Gameplay

  • When paying for generic costs Auto Tap is now more likely to tap a “painland” (for example Adarkar Wastes) for colorless before tapping other lands
    • Similarly, Using the “qq” shortcut to tap all mana sources now defaults to colorless mana when tapping painlands.
  • We’ve adjusted the weights so that permanents that produce variable mana (like Powerstone Shards) tap later than similar permanents that don’t. In practice, this means that if you try to played Collected company on turn 3, it will tap your Llanowar Elves before your Elvish Archdruid. If you don’t play elves, trust me, this rules.
  • When doing a “name a card” search, the system is much more robust now. For example, “Meathook” will now find “The Meathook Massacre” when previously it wouldn’t.
  • We’ve adjusted the location of the mana pool, counters on the player, and “you must discard to 7” warning. Instead of being up in the middle of the battlefield, often in the way, they run alongside other icons on either side of the avatar, below the cards.
  • Cards that use 2brid mana now always prompt for what cost you want to pay.
  • Autotap has gained a better understanding of cards with discounts that it can’t actually afford, and it now knows not to give you a stop to stare at it and go “I can’t actually cast this.”

Store

Now Available

Bundles

4x Rare Wildcards    

  • 4x Rare Wildcards   

Cost: $9.99 or €9.99

Note: This pack can be purchased up to 10 times

4x Mythic Wildcards   

  • 4x Mythic Wildcards  

Cost: $19.99 or €19.99

Note: This pack can be purchased up to 10 times

Secret Lair x Warhammer: Blood Bowl Sleeves     

  • Touchdown! Sleeve
  • Re-roll Sleeve
  • Both Down Sleeve
  • Throw Team-Mate Sleeve
  • Perfect Defense Sleeve

Cost: 0 Gems or 0 Gold

The Brothers’ War Sticker Bundle        

  • Urza Sticker
  • Mishra Sticker
  • Mightstone & Weakstone Sticker
  • Saheeli Sticker    

Cost: 1,600 Gems or 8,000 Gold

Full Art Mech Lands

  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Plains
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Plains
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Island
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Island
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Swamp
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Swamp
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Mountain
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Mountain
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Forest
  • Full Art Mech Basic Land Forest 


Cost: 5,000 Gems or 25,000 Gold

Mishra Avatar Bundle 

  • Mishra Avatar
  • Mishra Sleeve    

Cost: 550 Gems or 4,250 Gold

Urza Avatar Bundle     

  • Urza Avatar
  • Urza Sleeve  

 Cost: 550 Gems or 4,250 Gold

Titania Avatar Bundle      

  • Titania Avatar
  • Titania Sleeve    

Cost: 550 Gems or 4,250 Gold

Borderless Legends  

Cost: 700 Gems or 3,500 Gold

Borderless Pain Lands     

Cost: 2,000 Gems or 10,000 Gold

Schematics: Weaponry     

Cost:  3,300 Gems or 16,500 Gold

Schematics: Wisdom    

Cost: 3,000 Gems or 15,000 Gold
Schematics: Wonder  

Cost: 3,200 Gems or 16,000 Gold

Card Styles

Now available for purchase through the Deckbuilder:

Depth Art:

Cut Down
Thran Portal
Resolute Reinforcements
Haughty Djinn
Citizen’s Arrest
Contaminated Aquifer
Extinguish the Light
Geothermal Bog
Haunted Mire
Idyllic Beachfront
Lightning Strike
Magnigoth Sentry
Molten Tributary
Radiant Grove
Sacred Peaks
Sunlit Marsh
Talas Lookout
Tangled Islet
Wooded Ridgeline
Baird, Argivian Recruiter
Balmor, Battlemage Captain
Bortuk Bonerattle
Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim
Lagomos, Hand of Hatred
Nael, Avizoa Aeronaut
Radha, Coalition Warlord
Raff, Weatherlight Stalwart
Vohar, Vodalian Desecrator
Zar Ojanen, Scion of Efrava
Benalish Sleeper
Keldon Strike Team
Timely Interference
Urborg Repossession
Vineshaper Prodigy
Serra Paragon
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
Shivan Devastator
Silverback Elder
Sphinx of Clear Skies
Archangel of Wrath
Defiler of Dreams
Defiler of Faith
Defiler of Flesh
Defiler of Instinct
Defiler of Vigor
Stronghold Arena
Temporal Firestorm
Urborg Lhurgoyf
Vodalian Mindsinger
Cleaving Skyrider
Fires of Victory
Joint Exploration
Sheoldred’s Restoration
Tear Asunder
Rootwire Amalgam
Arcane Proxy
Hajar, Loyal Bodyguard
Harbin, Vanguard Aviator
Skystrike Officer
Gix’s Command
Mishra’s Foundry
Battlefield Forge
Brushland
Llanowar Wastes
Underground River
Go for the Throat
Obliterating Bolt
Zephyr Sentinel
Cityscape Leveler
Phyrexian Fleshgorger
Skitterbeam Battalion
Surge Engine
Bladecoil Serpent
Clay Champion
Mishra, Claimed by Gix
Urza, Lord Protector
In the Trenches
Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim
Saheeli, Filigree Master
Siege Veteran
Steel Seraph
Misery’s Shadow
Razorlash Transmogrant
Mishra’s Command
Teething Wurmlet
Fortified Beachhead
Kayla’s Command
Phyrexian Dragon Engine
The Mightstone and Weakstone
Autonomous Assembler
Fade from History
Kayla’s Reconstruction
Giant Cindermaw
Thopter Mechanic
Combat Thresher
Horned Stoneseeker
Sardian Cliffstomper
Corrupt
Bushwhack
Urza, Powerstone Prodigy
Portal to Phyrexia
Platoon Dispenser
Awaken the Woods
Tyrant of Kher Ridges
Gixian Puppeteer
Mishra, Tamer of Mak Fawa
Queen Kayla bin-Kroog
Urza, Prince of Kroog
Legions to Ashes
Thran Spider
Titania’s Command
Tocasia, Dig Site Mentor
Visions of Phyrexia
Fauna Shaman
Hall of Tagsin
Hostile Negotiations
Urza’s Command
Tawnos, the Toymaker
Diabolic Intent
Soul Partition
The Stone Brain
The Stasis Coffin
Gruesome Realization 
Giant Growth
Sarinth Steelseeker
Audacity
Lay Down Arms
Blanchwood Prowler
Gix’s Caress
Repair and Recharge
Fallaji Archaeologist
Citanul Stalwart
Survivor of Korlis
Bitter Reunion
Urza’s Rebuff
Mishra’s Research Desk
Gnawing Vermin
Defabricate
Myrel, Shield of Argive
Sarinth Greatwurm
Spectrum Sentinel
Loran’s Escape
Dreams of Steel and Oil
Demolition Field
Forging the Anchor
Static Net
Iron-Craw Crusher
Gaea’s Courser
Mishra, Excavation Prodigy
Loran, Disciple of History
Ravenous Gigamole
Steel Exemplar
Thraxodemon
Airlift Chaplain
Phalanx Vanguard
Powerstone Engineer
Deathbloom Ritualist
Liberator, Urza’s Battlethopter
Drafna, Founder of Lat-Nam
Terisian Mindbreaker
Perennial Behemoth
Fateful Handoff
Painful Quandary
Hurkyl’s Final Meditation
Over the Top
Artificer’s Dragon
Geology Enthusiast
Rescue Retriever
Terror Ballista
Woodcaller Automaton
Unleash Shell
Spotter Thopter
Gurgling Anointer
Mightstone’s Animation
Alloy Animist
Argothian Sprite
Burrowing Razormaw
Conscripted Infantry
Roc Hunter
Take Flight
Goring Warplow
Gixian Skullflayer
Scatter Ray
Disciples of Gix
Blanchwood Armor
Involuntary Cooldown
Veteran’s Powerblade
Stone Retrieval Unit
Trench Stalker
Gnarlroot Pallbearer
Hoarding Recluse
Fallaji Chaindancer
Air Marshal
Koilos Roc
Evolving Wilds
Powerstone Fracture
Mask of the Jadecrafter
Reconstructed Thopter
Battlefield Butcher
Thopter Architect
Clay Revenant
Boulderbranch Golem
Coastal Bulwark
Energy Refractor
Supply Drop
Carrion Locust
Gixian Infiltrator
Tomakul Honor Guard
Penregon Strongbull
Tomakul Scrapsmith
Lat-Nam Adept
Mishra’s Domination
Moment of Defiance
Curate
Machine Over Matter
Deadly Riposte
Disenchant
Emergency Weld
Shoot Down
Sibling Rivalry
Symmetry Matrix
Argivian Avenger
Cradle Clearcutter
Flow of Knowledge
No One Left Behind
Fallaji Excavation
Mass Production
Goblin Firebomb
Dredging Claw
Mine Worker
Power Plant Worker
Swiftgear Drake
Tower Worker
Depth Charge Colossus
Tocasia’s Onulet
Dwarven Forge-Chanter
Retrieval Agent
Third Path Savant
Yotian Medic
Military Discipline
Ashnod’s Intervention
Tawnos’s Tinkering
Wasteful Harvest
Whirling Strike
Desynchronize
Recommission
Levitating Statue
Slagstone Refinery
Thran Power Suit
Transmogrant Altar
Great Desert Prospector
Thran Vigil
Pyrrhic Blast
Aeronaut’s Wings
Goblin Blast-Runner
Ambush Paratrooper
Gaea’s Gift
Mishra’s Onslaught
Tocasia’s Dig Site
Raze to the Ground
Heavyweight Demolisher
Keeper of the Cadence
Meticulous Excavation
The Fall of Kroog
Su-Chi Cave Guard
Splitting the Powerstone
Fog of War
Union of the Third Path
Arms Race
Calamity’s Wake

Stained Glass Styles

Aron, Benalia’s Ruin
Baird, Argivian Recruiter
Balmor, Battlemage Captain
Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim
Ertai Resurrected
Jodah, the Unifier
Radha, Coalition Warlord
Raff, Weatherlight Stalwart
Rona, Sheoldred’s Faithful
Shanna, Purifying Blade
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
Squee, Dubious Monarch
Stenn, Paranoid Partisan
Vohar, Vodalian Desecrator
Zur, Eternal Schemer

Phyrexian Styles

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse

Retro Styles

Mishra’s Bauble    

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed a bug that could prevent importing a deck that used Esika's Chariot
  • Fixed a soft lock that could occur when a friend cancels their Friend Challenge while you’re attempting to join the match (How rude!)
  • Fixed an erroneous “Cancel challenge?” pop-up that could occur when joining a Direct Challenge after playing a Friend Challenge
  • Fixed a visual issue with accepting a Friend Challenge that could lead to overlapping UI
  • We have done further work to keep audio from dropping out
  • Fixed a bug where scrolling in the Decks screen could become unresponsive
  • Fixed a bug in the deck builder where the icon and tooltip on invalid decks would sometimes disagree on the counts of problematic cards
  • Fixed a bug where “Suggest Lands” wouldn’t add any lands for a purely colorless deck. Now it does, since someone’s certainly going to try this with BRO.
  • Fixed a bug where the Orb rewards weren’t displaying properly when hovered over on the Mastery Track
  • Made several fixes that should improve UI layering and reduce visual bugs across the menus (Magic makes layers tricky in many ways)
  • Fixed a bug where a sleeve could get “stuck” in the UI after mousing over it in the profile screen
  • Fixed a visual bug on 4:3 devices where some disclaimer text in the store could get cut off
  • Fixed an issue where artist credits on split cards weren’t displaying correctly. They were super tiny.
  • The hint bar colors for MDFCs was flip flopped. It has been flop flipped.

Gameplay

  • Copying a Graven Archfiend with the additional cost paid was resulting in each of them triggering twice, for a total of four triggers. Fixed!
  • Planeswalkers with Compleated were showing up as castable even when you were missing a color. Autotap is now chilled out about this.
  • Fixed an issue where a creature targeted with a kicked In Thrall to the Pit was still being sacrificed even if it was phased out. I think this is a flavor fail, because just being removed from the flow of time doesn’t make you not die of demons in your brain when you get back, but it’s rules correct.
  • Planeswalkers that can turn into non-planeswalker creatures while being attacked were still showing up as attackable when assigning damage. Now they aren’t! If Grand Master of Flowers turns into a dragon he’s now safe from attackers!
  • If you cast Extinguish the Light targeting an indestructible creature with mana value 3 or less, you weren’t getting the 3 life. Now you do! Congrats of finding the world’s worst Revitalize!
  • Fixing an issue where using Goblin Morale Sergeant’s Enlist ability with no cards in your deck caused a crash.
  • Did you know that if you used Band Together you could ALSO target one of the creatures you control that you targeted to deal damage to receive the damage? No, no one knew. No one ever tried it, because why would you? But it’s fixed.
  • If you control a Werewolf Pack Leader and a Maskwood Nexus, then you turn the Werewolf Pack Leader into a NOT human, Maskwood was overriding the Non-humanness, but it doesn’t now.
  • The Read Ahead text at the top of Read Ahead sagas now displays as a keyword should, instead of being in italics. I have only myself to blame, and I hope we are able to learn to trust again in the future.
  • Suncleanser wasn’t pulsing when preventing counters, but now it pulses again!
  • Cards with showcase styles that were part of a mutate stack, then got bounced back to hand or destroyed were losing their styles. It’s fixed!
  • For a while there were perpetual counters, but now there aren’t. As a result, the hanger that explains perpetual no longer refers to them.
  • Reduced text parallax in rules textboxes when cards are at the edges of the screen (The rules text used to appear slightly different when a card was viewed on the far right or left side of the screen)

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