Jumpstart: Historic Horizons Spoilers and Set Guide

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is a MTG Arena exclusive, digital-only set to be released on August 26, 2021. You take two themed boosters (from a total of 46), shuffle them together, and play against your opponent to bring you a mixture of constructed and limited experience.

Set Details

  • Release Date: August 12 exclusively on MTG Arena
  • Previews: Start July 26, 2021 to August 3, 2021, with the full card list and packet lists revealed on August 4. Click here for the preview schedule.
  • Legality: Jumpstart: Historic Horizons will be legal in Historic upon release on August 12.
  • Release Event: For two packets, choose a packet of cards from three options for packets, then play Best-of-Three matches as much as you’d like. (You may review the contents of your chosen packets but cannot change them for play in the event.)
    • Duration: Runs from August 26, 2021 to September 9, 2021
    • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
    • Rewards: Each of your first two wins awards a rare or mythic ICR from Jumpstart: Historic Horizons.
    • Replay: You can resign from the event and pay to reenter, choosing new packets then earning rewards again!
  • Collection: Cards included in packets are either new to MTG Arena or use existing card versions available. Cards from the chosen packet will be added to players’ collections.
  • The set consists of 782 cards legal for Historic play:
    • 31 exclusive to MTG Arena
    • 372 cards new to MTG Arena
    • Cards already in MTG Arena will use their old set for collection purposes.

This guide will be updated as more information on the set is revealed!

Mechanics

  • Seek: Randomly pulls card(s) from your library that meets that criteria without shuffling afterward.
  • Perpetually: Modifies a specific card permanently, even as it enters other zones of play – between the hand, exile, battlefield and graveyard.
  • Conjure: Creates a card for you to use, and can include uncollectable cards that aren’t otherwise in a set or format such as Ponder, Stormfront Pegasus, and Tropical Island.

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons Spoilers and Cards List

To view only rares and mythic rare cards by their packet theme as well as individual components of the packs, please consult our reference guide with all the packet lists and contents. You can type “e:j21 or e:mh1 or e:mh2” in the search field of the MTG Arena client to view all these cards in-game.

  1. New Digital-Only Cards
  2. Modern Horizon 1 Cards
  3. Modern Horizon 2 Cards
  4. Reprints New to MTG Arena

New Digital-Only Cards

Modern Horizons 1 Cards

Modern Horizons 2 Cards

Reprints New to MTG Arena

Kiora, Wrath of the Tides

Kiora, Wrath of the Tides conjures the following cards:

Kraken Hatchling

Shoreline Scout

Shoreline Scout conjures the following cards:

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Tome of the Infinite

Tome of the Infinite conjures the following cards:

Boneyard Aberration

Boneyard Aberration conjures the following cards:

Reassembling Skeleton

Davriel, Soul Broker

Davriel, Soul Broker will give you three of each at random:

Davriel, Soul Broker’s Offers

  • Draw three cards.
  • Conjure a Manor Guardian card into your hand.
  • Return two random creature cards from your graveyard to your hand. They perpetually gain +1/+1.
  • Return a random creature card with the highest mana value from among cards in your graveyard to the battlefield.
  • You get an emblem with “Creatures you control get +2/+0.”
  • You get an emblem with “Spells you cast cost {oB} less to cast.”
  • You get an emblem with “Davriel planeswalkers you control have “+2: Draw a card.”
  • You get an emblem with “Whenever you draw a card, you gain 2 life.”

Davriel, Soul Broker’s Conditions

  • You lose 6 life.
  • Exile two cards from your hand. If fewer than two cards were exiled this way, each opponent draws cards equal to the difference.
  • Sacrifice two permanents.
  • Each creature you don’t control perpetually gains +1/+1.
  • You get an emblem with “Creatures you control get -1/-0.”
  • You get an emblem with “Spells you cast cost {oB} more to cast.”
  • You get an emblem with “Whenever you draw a card, exile the top two cards of your library.”
  • You get an emblem with “At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life for each creature you control.”

Freyalise, Skyshroud Partisan

Freyalise, Skyshroud Partisan conjures the following card:

Regal Force

Terence

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16 Responses

  1. Slamy says:

    Imagine using plaugecrafter’s familiar to give goblin chainwhirler deathtouch. Easy turn 3 I kill all your creatures and have a 3/3 deathtouch and firststrike in play.

  2. TrueMeat says:

    As much as I love MH2 and jumpstart, I won’t be spending even a bent penny on this. The ‘digital only’ mechanics don’t appear to contribute to the game in a meaningful way that couldn’t already be achieved through mechanics that exist in paper (albeit perhaps only approximately) and I believe these innovations will only serve to drive MTGA further away from the paper product.

  3. Ty Shauf says:

    This is no longer magic. This is hearthstone. I’m no longer interested in what mtga has to offer

  4. Tom says:

    The condition “You get an emblem with ‘Whenever you draw a card, exile the top two cards of your library.’ ” seems to cause very little damage. I’d pretty much always chose that condition (except when playing against mill or when playing a combo deck that pretty much loses when combo pieces are exiled)

    • Derael says:

      I mean, if you play vs mill, you will always choose “take 6”. The point is: you can’t choose whatever, you only have 3 options available out of 8.

  5. ChrisCo says:

    Like the sorting of the jumpstart in this article

    PS Reanimated deck found here not yet included in the gallery
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/jumpstart-historic-horizons-packet-lists-2021-07-26

  6. Chrysologus says:

    Whoa, this is a big development. I wonder if any of these Arena-specific cards will see play in Historic.

    • DUCKmelvin says:

      Fynn wants Plaugcrafter familiar to give Vorinclex Deathouch.
      The only danger is if the Modern format cards coming in are too strong that they overpower the new mechanics.
      I personally see all 3 new mechanics as being some of the highest power abilities I have seen.

  7. mike says:

    Easiest set to collect. We already know what’s in each packet. The algorithm will always attempt to give us at least one packet we haven’t previously chosen. We have duplicate protection for all rarities (vault for C & UNC). We also get additional rares and/ or mythics for wins. Just like other sealed formats, we get no wheel wild cards. AND we get cards that CAN’T work in face to face. MTGA is on the move to a better environment.

    • Zafarion says:

      I guess duplicate protection was not present in the previous jumpstart set. That’s an upgrade? Also I don’t believe the previous has some algorithm that prevents already selected packs. If it’s a new feature, thats great.

      • mike says:

        Both are new. Be aware though; it doesn’t prevent already selected packets; it only gives at least one packet that was not previously selected. Depending on how aggressively you collect, you may see the same packet.

        • mike says:

          I misunderstood so I may have misled others. Sorry. Specifically, I incorrectly believed that MTGA would not award duplicate IRCs until we had at least 4 of each rare. Collected 90% of mythics and rares. Then quit JS21 when I got none of the packets needed 2 of 4 times AND got gems instead of a needed IRC 3 of 5 times. Enjoyed the set’s play very much but impossible to collect it without wild cards.

  8. luke says:

    a lot of these cards are not present in game.. i hate you for the fake hope
    the only one card that I was happy to see , and it’s not a true …(cordial vampire)