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MTG Arena Khans of Tarkir: Everything You Need to Know

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If you take a gander at the 2023 release calendar, it’s safe to say we’ve had a busy year. With more sets than we know what to do with. MTG players have been utterly overloaded with content. For better or worse, however, Wizards isn’t done yet, as 2023 has one last set in store. Despite already being released in 2014, Khans of Tarkir is finally coming to MTG Arena! 

Unlike the usual remastered set, the re-release has a few quirks that are worth looking out for. Thankfully, we’re here to help with all the important information. So, without any further ado, here’s everything you need to know about Khans of Tarkir on MTG Arena!

Khans of Tarkir MTG Arena Release Date

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker | Khans of Tarkir
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker | Khans of Tarkir

To cut right to the chase, Khans of Tarkir will launch on MTG Arena on the 12th of December, 2023. Interestingly, while this release date has been revealed, it wasn’t exactly properly announced. Rather than having any fanfare or big announcement, the information was merely let slip during a tangentially connected announcement

Quirks of the announcement aside, it’s expected that Khans of Tarkir will not have a spoiler season for this Arena re-release. This is due to the fact that the set has already been revealed back in 2014, so we know the entire contents. Instead of a full spoiler season, MTG Arena players will be lucky to get more than an article or two in the coming weeks, detailing information.

Khans of Tarkir MTG Arena Details

Lens of Clarity | Khans of Tarkir
Lens of Clarity | Khans of Tarkir

Speaking of quirks, Khans of Tarkir on MTG Arena is not launching as a Remastered set. Instead, the set will simply be a complete re-release, with all the set’s 269 cards included. As we’ll get to in just a moment, this will include the highly prized Fetch Lands. Currently, it is unknown if any additional cards will be included within the set. 

At the time of writing, it is unknown if Khans of Tarkir will launch alongside any cosmetics or a Mastery Pass. Despite the lack of an official announcement, however, the latter is unlikely, due to the proximity to The Lost Caverns of Ixalan. For better or worse, this means that any cosmetics associated with the set may be sold, rather than earned.

Khans of Tarkir MTG Arena Fetch Lands

Khans of Tarkir Fetch Lands

As one of the most iconic land cycles in all of MTG, unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of attention on Khans of Tarkir’s Fetch Lands. Unfortunately, however, many MTG Arena players may be disappointed with their implantation. For better or worse, the five Fetch Lands from Khans of Tarkir will not be legal in Historic at launch.

While this sounds like very disappointing news, thankfully, there is a silver lining, On December 12th, alongside the launch of Khans of Tarkir, MTG Arena is also getting a new format. Dubbed “Timeless” by Wizards of the Coast, this new non-rotating format allows for every single card on Arena to be played. This means the Fetch Lands from Khans of Tarkir will have a home after all. 

Currently, it’s unclear just how much Fetch Lands will be used in the Timeless format upon its launch. Considering these iconic MTG lands are used in almost every format, however, they’re undoubtedly going to be popular. 

Unfortunately, at the moment, only five of the ten Fetch Lands in MTG are being added to Arena. It is unclear when, or if, the remaining five Fetch Lands will be added to the game. Potentially, these could arrive in a Historic Anthology or a full reprint set. At the moment, no plans for the release of these soon be to missing lands have been announced.

Khans of Tarkir MTG Arena Best Cards

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While the Fetch Lands are obviously some of the best around, Khans of Tarkir does have plenty of other notable cards. While we could list these at length here, we’ve written an entire article about this exact topic. So, if you want to read more about the best cards in Khans of Tarkir for MTG Arena, just click that handy link!

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