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All 5 Phyrexian Praetors are Getting Phyrexian-language Styles in MTG Arena's Historic Anthology 5

With a Secret Lair drop coming featuring the Praetors coming soon.
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Wizards of the Coast dropped the last few details on Historic Anthology 5 with previews and unique language cards leading the announcement.

Historic Anthology 5 will be available from May 27 and will cost 4,000 gems or 20,000 gold. Alternatively, you can redeem wildcards to acquire individual cards for your decks.

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More Historic Anthology 5 Cards Revealed

As announced by Wizards of the Coast earlier today, three more cards are entering Historic on May 27. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Into the North, and Kolaghan’s Command will enter the MTG Arena-exclusive format.


It may not be a surprise to see both Kolaghan’s Command and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite entering Historic since we’ve seen the rest of the cycle earlier in the preview season. However, Into the North is an interesting one since the addition of Snow-Covered lands due to Kaldheim.

The sorcery is sure to enable ramp strategies in the format and it will be exciting to see where it settles going forward. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is bound to enable reanimator strategies since Unburial Rites is legal in Historic. Kolgahan’s Command is sure to see play in Jund Midrange-style decks, as well as Sacrifice strategies in the format.

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Phrexian Praetors Getting Phyrexian Language Treatment


Going further, there will be Phyrexian-language versions of each of the Praetors available to purchase in the MTG Arena store upon release.

No price has been confirmed for the Phyrexian-language card borders yet. However, it is likely you can acquire these as part of a bundle if you pre-order Historic Anthology V.

Phyrexian-language Praetor’s Coming in Future Secret Lair

Seeing these Phyrexian-style cards on MTG Arena isn’t the place you’ll see them, they are coming in a Secret Lair drop in the future.

These card styles for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Urabrask the Hidden, and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger will be available through an upcoming Secret Lair drop as well as the MTG Arena in-client store.

We’ll share details on each way to acquire these card styles in the future. For now, enjoy all the new cards and get ready to update your Historic decks on May 27!

– Wizards of the Coast

While we’ve seen Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite see the Phyrexian-language treatment before, it’s going to be exciting to see the rest follow suit. These are sure to pique the interest of Commander players as all of these sees heavy play within the format.

It will be a welcome sight for players to see Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in Phyrexian-language without the steep price tag in paper. As the card was one of the rewards in the Judge Program, which inflated the price due to the limited print run.

We’ll update you here on for the Secret Lair announcement as it happens. For more MTG Arena updates, don’t forget to check out our Magic Arena Facebook fan page.

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