During a recent State of the Game blog post, Wizards of the Coast officially announced MTG Arena’s next Historical Anthology. Aptly titled Historic Anthology 6, this Anthology collection will give the Historic format various powerful and exciting cards to expand Historic’s metagame. While it’s by no means a replacement, Historic Anthology 6 may help Historic feel a bit more like Modern and Legacy.
Historic Anthology 6 Release Dates
A recent blog post revealed that Historic Anthology 6 will be launching a lot sooner than expected! Wizards of the Coast has confirmed that Historic Anthology 6 will officially launch on the 28th of July 2022. The Anthology set will only be available until the 5th of October, so make sure you don’t miss out.
The freshly announced Explorer Anthology 1 has also been announced to launch at the same time. It’s important to note however that despite this joint release, these are separate products that will have to be purchased individually.
Historic Anthology 6 Price
Following the trend set by past Anthology sets, Historic Anthology 6 will cost 4,000 gems or 25,000 gold. For reference, the cost of 4,000 gems is roughly equivalent to $25. The set, which is sold as a bundle, contains four copies of the 20 cards included in the Anthology.
After the 5th of October 2022, the bundle will no longer be for sale. Cards from Historic Anthology 6 will still be able to be crafted using Wildcards, even after the sale ends.
Historic Anthology 6 Mechanics
Currently, no keyword mechanics for Historic Anthology 6 have been announced. Instead, each of the currently spoiled cards for Historic Anthology 6 features its own unique abilities. This makes it rather challenging to go into detail on the mechanics that are included in the set. From the currently spoiled cards, it’s possible that Shrines may be a relevant creature type, however this has yet to be confirmed.
Should any interesting keyword mechanics get announced, we’ll update this section to explain any oddball mechanics that may be of interest!
Historic Anthology 6 Leaks & Spoilers
Releasing on the 28th of July 2022, Historic Anthology 6 is scheduled to have a rapid spoiler season. To that end, spoiler season for the set has already begun! So far, Wizards of the Coast has announced three cards from Historic Anthology 6, Tarmogoyf, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, and Go-Shintai of Life’s Origin.
More cards are expected to be spoiled by MTG Arena’s social media channels over this and the next week. The full card list for the Anthology set will be revealed on Wednesday, July 27th.
Wizards has stated that “Historic Anthology 6 will contain 20 cards legal only in Historic, bringing new possibilities to our broadest and most powerful format”. Thanks to Explorer getting its own Anthology set, the latest Historic Anthology will be able to focus purely on Historic.
While we have seen some of the official spoilers already, here are some of the cards we hope to see in Historic Anthology 6.
- Primeval Titan
- Aether Vial
- Liliana of the Veil
- Stoneforge Mystic
- Blightsteel Colossus
- Wurmcoil Engine
- Thought-Knot Seer
- Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Once more spoilers for this Historic Anthology set get announced, we’ll make sure to update this article to keep you informed!
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