31, Mar, 21

Wizards of the Coast Announce Magic: The Gathering Arena Update

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Mystical Archives, upcoming events, and free in-game content lead the Magic: The Gathering Arena update.
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Wizards of the Coast (WotC) provide an update for Magic: The Gathering Arena covering how to acquire the Mystical Archive cards, upcoming events, and free in-game content by logging into the client.

Earlier this month, Wizards of the Coast have expanded the list of compatible mobile devices and welcomed iOS users into Magic: The Gathering Arena. If you log into Magic: The Gathering Arena from today through to April 30, you’ll receive a new Thopter pet the first time you log in on an Android or iOS device via phone or tablet.

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Also, if you pre-order Strixhaven: School of Mages product on Magic: The Gathering Arena you get access to either a Kasmina or Professor Onyx (Lilliana) sleeves depending on which pack bundle you pre-order. You’ll also receive Codie the Codex pet which is available to use before Strixhaven: School of Mages release.


Mystical Archive Card Acquisition

Lastly, Wizards of the Coast clarifies on how to acquire the Mystical Archive cards from Strixhaven: School of Mages. The Mystical Archives are a series of cards that feature some of the most powerful instants and sorceries across Magic: The Gathering’s history. They aren’t legal in Standard but they are legal in Magic: The Gathering Arena‘s Historic format, with the exception of seven cards which will be banned upon Strixhaven: School of Mages release.

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With this, you won’t open any of these banned Historic cards when opening Draft Boosters on Magic: The Gathering Arena. Instead, you’ll open these banned cards once you have acquired a set of each of the unbanned Mystical Archive cards offsetting any feel bads.

The Mystical Archive cards are duplicated protected, meaning it will be replaced with another Mystical Archive card of the same rarity if you don’t already have four copies of that card. Going further, if you have four copies of all the Mystical Archive cards of that rarity, it will be replaced with 20 gems if rare or 40 gems if mythic rare.

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Magic: The Gathering Arena Event Schedule

Lastly, there are a handful of events coming to the digital client in the upcoming weeks. From April 2 to April 14, Arena Cube will be making its overdue return with Best-of-One and Best-of-Three modes available. In addition, we’ll see the return of Throne of Eldraine quick Drafts featuring in the same time frame.

You can read the full announcement provided by Wizards of the Coast here.

Strixhaven: School of Mages is set to release for tabletop on April 23, and it will be released on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online on April 15

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