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MTG Arena Announcements: June 22, 2022 – Alchemy Horizon’s Baldur’s Gate Previews

In this week’s MTG Arena Announcements, we have more previews for Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate. You can check out the full spoiler gallery and information about the expansion in the guide below.

Here’s our summary of the announcement:

  • Preorders: They will be available in the store for purchase tomorrow, the Wyll Pack Bundle and Lae’zel Play Bundle. It is important to note that the 5 Mythic Packs has been changed to +10 Mastery Levels.
  • Mechanics: New mechanics from the set include Specialize, Double Team, and Boon.
  • New Cards: 6 new cards have been spoiled, featuring the new mechanics. Viconia is a card that can specialize into one of the five different specializations, essentially making it a 6-sided card. For brawl purposes, players can select the second color as they build the deck (rather than all five).
  • Chromatic Cube: Starts this Friday – with a new card list and archetypes.

Below is the full announcement from Wizards of the Coast for this week, and the preview schedule.


Preorders begin tomorrow, June 23, for the exciting new set Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate, which includes 81 new cards and reprints from Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms that bring in even more D&D flavor.

You’ll also find new mechanics that bring the flavor of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate to MTG Arena:

  • Specialize – Pay mana and discard a color/land type of your choice to change your card to that new card with its effects (the change depends on which color you discarded).
  • Double team – When a creature with double team attacks, if it’s not a token, conjure a duplicate of the original into your hand, and then both cards lose double team.
Screenshot showing double team in action with the card Gnoll Hunting Party
  • Boon – A new-to-MTG Arena mechanic, not exclusive to the Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate set, boon is a way to represent delayed triggers, similar to an emblem, but once they trigger, they disappear.
Screenshot showing boon with Arcane Archery



Available at Purchase

Available at Set Release (July 7, 2022)



Available at Purchase

Available at Set Release (July 7, 2022)


Here are more cards previews to get you excited about Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate release on July 7, 2022!


Chromatic Cube returns this Friday, June 24, with all the color splashiness you’ve come to enjoy! Be prepared to draft cards that require more colors, more mana, and more deck-building prowess as you make epic big-mana plays!

Check out the Chromatic Cube complete card list and archetypes!


Events open at 8 a.m. PT (UTC -7) and close at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-7) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

  • June 24–July 7: Chromatic Cube
  • July 7–29: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
  • July 8–11: Alchemy Metagame Challenge
  • July 14–18: Dragon Brawl


  • June 24–July 8: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • July 8–22: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • July 22–August 5: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate


Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT and close on Thursdays at 8 a.m. PT.

  • June 28–30: Momir (with multicolor spells!)
  • July 5–7: Historic Artisan
  • July 12–14: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Bot Phantom Draft (cards aren’t added to your collection)
  • July 19–21: Historic Pauper


All times listed are Pacific time (UTC -7).


Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to Qualifier Weekend events.

  • July 16, 6 a.m.–June 17, 6 a.m.: Qualifier Play-In Best-of-One (Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed)
  • July 22, 6 a.m.–July 23, 3 a.m.: Qualifier Play-In Best-of-Three (Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed)
  • July 23, 6 a.m.–July 24, 4 p.m.: Qualifier Weekend
    • Format both days: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed
    • Day One and Day Two events locked at 8 a.m.


Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to the Arena Championship held in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Day One and Day Two events close to new entries at 8 a.m. (UTC -7) each day.

  • June 18, 6 a.m.–June 19, 4 p.m.: Qualifier Weekend
  • July 23, 6 a.m.–July 24, 4 p.m.: Qualifier Weekend
    • Day One and Day Two: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed


The June 2022 Ranked Season begins May 31 at 12:05 p.m. PT (19:05 UTC) and ends on June 30 at 12 p.m. PT (19:00 UTC).

  • Bronze Reward: 1 Streets of New Capenna pack
  • Silver Reward: 1 Streets of New Capenna pack + 500 gold
  • Gold Reward: 2 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Syndicate Infiltrator card style
  • Platinum Reward: 3 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Syndicate Infiltrator card style + Gala Greeters card style
  • Diamond Reward: 4 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Syndicate Infiltrator card style + Gala Greeters card style
  • Mythic Reward: 5 Streets of New Capenna packs + 1,000 gold + Syndicate Infiltrator card style + Gala Greeters card style


Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate is coming to MTG Arena! For our readers and preview seekers, we’ve created this handy guide to preview season. We even kicked things off today in our weekly MTG Arena Announcements, before Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate arrives on MTG Arena July 7.

Whether you want to follow or avoid the latest previews, this page will help you track everything coming by sharing where upcoming Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate previews are planned on each day.

Below, you’ll find a list of dates as well as any outlets previewing a card on that date. After the previews are live, we’ll update this article so that you can easily find them. If the link simply goes to the front of a website or social media site, that means they probably haven’t previewed the card yet.

And if you just want to see all the cards that have been officially previewed in one place, you can always check out our Card Image Gallery. (We’ll link the gallery here when it goes live.) Note that these galleries are updated every morning, Monday through Friday, so they contain all cards previewed the previous day (and earlier), but not the day of.

For the most up-to-date listings, bookmark this page and check back regularly for all the latest previews from Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate!

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