The Historic Anthology 5 previews keep on coming! The Arena-exclusive format is set for a huge shake-up after Strixhaven: School of Mages release with the Mystical Archive cards.
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.
More Historic Anthology 5 Cards Revealed
vAs revealed by CBR.com, Dragonstorm, Grizzly Salvage, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, and Relic of Progenitus are the last cards to be included in Historic Anthology V.
One for the Historic Brawl enthusiasts, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is a known nuisance in Commander since your opponents are unable to keep a grip of cards. Expect to see that trend and level of frustration to bleed into Historic and Historic Brawl. It’s unsurprising to see Jin-Gitaxias come to into the format with Sheoldred and Vorinclex previewed earlier this week.
Another likely inclusion for Historic Brawl, Dragonstorm is a known win condition in Dragon tribal Commander decks. You’ll want to pack plenty of ramp and cheap spells to make most of the Storm mechanic with the card. It’s unlikely to see play in traditional Historic due to the steep cost and build-around, but there could an option for the sorcery somewhere.
An enabler for graveyard strategies, Grisly Salvage ensures you can fill up your graveyard while picking up a creature or land in the process. There aren’t many graveyard-focused decks in Historic at present, but with the release of Grisly Salvage that could change very soon.Relic of Progenitus sees plenty of play in Modern as it’s a universal way to keep the graveyard tidy. It may not be the most impactful of cards coming into Historic, but expect it to feature in sideboards for best-of-three matches. Even if best-of-one matches, you can cash this in for card draw if you anticipate no graveyard engagement from your opponent.
Historic Anthology V set will introduce 25 new cards, with an event running in Arena until Aug. 1. The event will also include multiple Open Arena matches and the return of Jumpstart to the game from June through to early July.