Historic Anthology 5

The fifth instalment of the Historic Anthology series of cards is coming to MTG Arena on May 27th, 2021. It adds 25 curated cards from Magic’s past to the Historic format, including some that are completely legendary. Historic will have enhancements for artifact, counters and token strategies, the famous Command cycle from Dragons of Tarkir, and some more strong sideboard options with Flashback!

Bundle Details

Players can purchase the complete set (4 of each card) as a bundle from the in-game Store or they can be individually crafted using Wildcards.

  • Cost: 4,000 Gems or 25,000 Gold
  • Duration: May 27, 2021 – August 12, 2021

Historic Anthology 5 Cards

Historic Anthology 5 cards will be legal to play in Historic formats upon release.

Card NameOriginal Set
Ancient GrudgeTime Spiral
Atarka’s CommandDragons of Tarkir
Court HomunculusConflux
Dromoka’s CommandDragons of Tarkir
Elesh Norn, Grand CenobiteNew Phyrexia
Grisly SalvageReturn to Ravnica
Ichor WellspringMirrodin Besieged
Intangible VirtueInnistrad
Into the NorthColdsnap
Jin-Gitaxias, Core AugurNew Phyrexia
Kolaghan’s CommandDragons of Tarkir
Merfolk LooterMagic 2010
Ojutai’s CommandDragons of Tarkir
Ray of RevelationJudgment
Relic of ProgenitusShards of Alara
Reverse EngineerAether Revolt
Sheoldred, Whispering OneNew Phyrexia
Silumgar’s CommandDragons of Tarkir
Trash for TreasureMirrodin
Urabrask the HiddenNew Phyrexia
Vault SkirgeNew Phyrexia
Vorinclex, Voice of HungerNew Phyrexia
Whirler RogueMagic Origins

Phyrexian Praetor Card Styles

Each of the five Phyrexian Praetors (Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite; Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur; Sheoldred, Whispering One; Urabrask the Hidden; and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger) will have their own Phyrexian language card styles. They will be available through an upcoming Secret Lair drop as well as the in-game Store. Details on how to obtain them will follow at a closer date!


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25 Responses

  1. Fat says:

    I always hope for a certain insectile aberration to show up in historic :'(

  2. muribundi says:

    Well this Anthology is already way better then the previous one !

  3. Chrysologus says:

    Merfolk Looter (this particular illustration) is M10 (as the symbol shows), not 7th Edition.

  4. mattk says:

    Artifact aggro is probably going to be a major player in the historic format now, with vault skirge and homunculus. Also i’m sure stifle was a direct response to the power of pact combo by wizards and will make it significantly weaker in the meta as a sideboard option.

  5. mattk says:

    Kcommand PauseChamp

  6. Chris L Tran says:

    So now we have Dragonstorm, Relic of Progenitus, Grisly Salvage & Jin-Gitaxias joining Historic Anthology 5.


  7. KappaD00M says:

    This why we couldn’t have Sheoldred, Whispering One in Jumpstart on Arena?

  8. LordE says:

    3 more cards my bet is one is koligans command and the other is elesh norn. As for the last card I have no clue what it could be but I hope it’s sweet. It is a bit sad that soul guide is being replaced but with rogues running around it was bound to happen.

  9. Fabio Cordeiro says:

    Tarmogoyf would be a sweet addition to historic

  10. aasfdsa says:

    Wish we could have a better reanimate spell with all these praetors.

  11. Midnight says:

    aarrrghh can’t wait to use Elesh Norn!