Magic Online Bug Blog October 6, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on October 6, 2016

By Wizards of the Coast

What Is the Magic Online Bug Blog?

The "Bug Blog" is a running list of updates, alongside a list of Magic Online known issues. Here you'll find a list of emergent new issues, details around issue statuses when applicable, known issue workarounds, a running tally of known issues updates, as well as the full Known Issues List. The Bug Blog posts to every other Thursday.

Want to find out when something was fixed? Check out the Fixed Known Issues Archive.

Expect the next Bug Blog on Thursday, October 20, 2016!


The Known Issues List below has been updated to reflect the "Change Log" section, so refer to that for the most up-to-date statuses on Magic Online known issues. If you want to see the history of fixed known issues, refer to the archive.

Change Log

Newly Added Known Issues


  • Collective Effort does not resolve if the creature and enchantment targets are invalid upon resolution.
  • When a player casts Crumble to Dust targeting an opponent's land that they also control a copy of, they are prompted to search their own library, hand, and graveyard instead of their opponent's.
  • The promo version of Time Spiral does not have art.
  • Remorseless Punishment does not allow the opponent to choose to sacrifice creatures or discard cards, causing a soft lock. Conceding from the game during this state causes Magic Online to crash.
  • Split cards show with a red border while on the stack. This is a display issue only.

Known Issues List

The following is a list of known issues on Magic Online. Our goal with the known issues list is to give players insight into what we're working on, as well as helping players avoid problematic bugs and performance issues.

Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of known issues, simply the ones that we feel players are most likely to encounter. If you're curious behind the specific rational of which isues are included, we talk a little bit more about it here.


The Magic Online known issues list is divided up into several categories.

Client and Gameplay known issues are based around the client and broad mechanical interactions. Each known issue is also sorted by where you're likely to encounter it within the client—those categories are listed below. You can search the below table by keyword, or click each header to sort alphabetically.

Categories: Collection, Deckbuilding, Duel Scene, General, Leagues, Play Lobby, and Trade.

Cardset known issues are based around specific cards or groups of cards that are not working as intended. Each known issue is also sorted by which format is likely to see the greatest impact from that bug. You can search the below table for specific formats, or click each header to sort alphabetically.

Cardset Categories: Standard, Limited, Commander, Modern, Sealed, Draft, General, Legacy, Vintage, and Flashback Draft.

Status Description Category
Newly Added Collective Effort does not resolve if the creature and enchantment targets are invalid upon resolution. Limited
Newly Added When a player casts Crumble to Dust targeting an opponent's land that they also control a copy of, they are prompted to search their own library, hand, and graveyard instead of their opponent's. Standard
Newly Added The promo version of Time Spiral does not have art. Vintage
Newly Added Remorseless Punishment does not allow the opponent to choose to sacrifice creatures or discard cards, causing a soft lock. Conceding from the game during this state causes Magic Online to crash. Standard
Newly Added Split cards show with a red border while on the stack. This is a display issue only. Modern
Ongoing Duel Scene | Adding 101 or more mana of multiple colors to the mana pool will cause the game to crash. Duel Scene
Ongoing Selecting "No" when prompted to reveal the top card of their library with Delver of Secrets incorrectly states in the chat log that the card was revealed. This is a display issue only and the card is not revealed to the opponent. Legacy, Modern, Pauper, and Vintage
Ongoing Cards being chosen during the third ability of Liliana of the Veil do not show associations between cards, such as what enchantment spells are enchanting. Legacy, Modern
Ongoing Conceding while looking at cards with Sensei's Divining Top reveals those cards to the opponent. Legacy, Vintage
Ongoing Players attempting to import invalid deck files that are missing data, such as card ID numbers, can cause the game to soft-lock or crash. General
Ongoing If a spell is cast or an ability is activated in response to the casting of Fortune's Favor, the piles pane does not indicant which row is face-down. This is a display issue only, as the bottom row is always the face-down one. Limited
Ongoing Vintage decks with multiple copies of Dig Through Time (a restricted card) do not display an error indicator in the Collection Scene. Players are still prevented from submitting such a deck, though. Vintage
Ongoing Anafenza, the Foremost's replacement effect incorrectly exiles dying creature tokens. Modern
Ongoing In some instances, newly purchased product does not appear in the Added to Your Collection window or in the Collection Scene. Restarting Magic Online will cause this product to appear normally. Store
Ongoing In rare instances, players who have submitted sideboard changes to their decks are not seeing those changes reflected in Games 2 or 3 of a match. General
Ongoing Adjusting the computer clock does not adjust the displayed times for scheduled events. This does not affect changing the computer's time zone. General
Ongoing Cards exiled by Mind's Dilation may be incorrectly played at any time, rather than only at the resolution of the trigger. Limited
Ongoing Non-promo cards incorrectly appear when the "Show Promos" filter is selected and the "Show Non-Promos" filter is unselected. Collection
Ongoing In rare cases, deleted binders continue to appear in the binders list. Collapsing and reopening the Binders section will remove deleted binders. Trade
Ongoing Abilities of objects that have changed color incorrectly display descriptive text indicating the changed color while on the stack Duel Scene
Ongoing Emerge spells cast for their emerge cost do not allow players to undo the creature sacrifice selection. Players may cancel and recast the spell to sacrifice a different creature. Duel Scene
Ongoing Deploy the Gatewatch fails to display the top seven cards of a player’s library if no planeswalker cards are among them. Duel Scene
Ongoing The prompt box for the additional cost of Nahiri's Wrath contains a grammatical error when selecting a single target. Duel Scene
Ongoing While on the stack, the triggered ability of Hanweir Garrison contains a text error that indicates an incorrect number of tokens to be added. This is a display issue only. Duel Scene
Ongoing Players are incorrectly able to cast face-down creature spells while their opponent controls Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. Duel Scene
Ongoing Players using the Disable Bluffing feature (commonly referred to by its keyboard shortcut F8) will automatically pass priority when all their lands are tapped, even if they have a card that can be cast for zero mana. Notably, this affects Hangarback Walker. Duel Scene
Ongoing The Added to your Collection window incorrectly displays product alphabetically instead of by rarity. General
Ongoing Player who get disconnected with an open chat window will find that every message in that window will appear to have been sent by the other player. General
Ongoing Chat histories are incorrectly not saved when chat windows are closed. General
Ongoing If a player controls two or more Amulet of Vigors, Magic Online will automatically stack all triggers from the Amulets together, rather than allowing players to choose how to stack their triggers. Modern
Ongoing When a player casts Genesis Hydra, its triggered ability will not reveal any cards or allow its controller to put a nonland permanent card onto the battlefield. Modern, Legacy, and Cube
Ongoing Creature tokens with native abilities (for example, a Spirit token with flying) do not display that native ability when they temporarily gain an additional ability. This is a display issue only. Players can right-click or zoom in on a token to see all abilities it has. Duel Scene
Ongoing If a player changes the size or location of a window in Magic Online, those changes will not persist the next time that window appears. General
Ongoing Kira, Great-Glass Spinner's ability does not grant the appropriate triggered ability. Cardset (Cube, Modern)
Ongoing Creatures that enter the battlefield with counters based on the number of creatures in the graveyard (for example, Undergrowth Scavenger) do not count themselves if they are put onto the battlefield directly from the graveyard. Cardset (Pauper)
Ongoing If a token creature stops being blocked (perhaps because all blocking creatures were destroyed), it will return to a pile with other identical tokens if any are present. Once there, the game log is the only way to identify which creature was blocked. To identify this creature, players can point their cursor to the name of the token in the game log entry that identifies the attacking creatures and locate the creature that no longer has a blocking creature associated with it. Duel Scene
Ongoing Some cards with the madness ability do not display the correct reminder text. Notably, this includes Fiery Temper. Cardset (General)
Ongoing If an opponent removes an Equipment from the battlefield with its equip ability on the stack targeting Avacynian Missionaries, the Missionaries will incorrectly transform at the end of the turn. Cardset (Standard, Limited)
Ongoing If a player controls a Tireless Tracker and plays the last card in their hand, if that card is a land with a replacement ability that allows that player to reveal a card (such as Port Town or Secluded Glen), the Tracker's triggered ability will put the Clue token onto the battlefield only after its controller passes priority. Cardset (Standard, Limited)
Ongoing Odric, Lunarch Marshal's triggered ability ignores the hexproof ability on a creature if it only has it temporarily. Cardset (Standard, Limited)
Ongoing When some cards with madness are discarded, the triggered ability does not display the madness cost while on the stack. Players can find this information by right-clicking the card or by viewing the game log. Cardset (General)
Ongoing Abilities that trigger from a permanent becoming the target of a spell or ability (such as that of Silverfur Partisan) are not triggered by copies of spells automatically put onto the stack. For example: if a player controls Zada, Hedron Grinder and casts a spell on Zada, when Zada's triggered ability resolves, the player will be prompted to choose targets for the copies made by Zada. If the player chooses targets for the copies individually, Silverfur Partisan's ability will trigger correctly. If the player clicks OK to automatically choose the targets, the Partisan's ability won't trigger. Cardset (Standard)
Ongoing Fork in the Road fails to display the destination zones of the chosen lands in the game log. Cardset (Standard, Limited)
Ongoing Infectious Curse provides no indication as to which player has been cursed. Cardset (Standard, Limited)
Ongoing If Heir of Falkenrath’s ability is used to transform it into Heir to the Night, then it transforms back into Heir of Falkenrath in the same turn in some way, its activated ability can be used again. Cardset (Standard, Limited)
Ongoing Ever After resolves immediately upon selection of the second target instead of allowing the player to click a "Done" button. Cardset (Standard, Limited)
Ongoing World Queller’s triggered ability occasionally causes the game to restart. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing A player who clicks the Cancel button after sacrificing Chromatic Sphere during the mana ability window of casting a spell will be unable to proceed unless they can pay all costs with casting the spell. Cardset (Modern, Pauper)
Ongoing Narset, Enlightened Master's triggered ability does not allow players to cast split spells (such as Fire // Ice). Cardset (Commander, Modern)
Ongoing Eldrazi Spawn and Scions created by cards from the Battle for Zendikar and Rise of the Eldrazi sets display "Add {1} to your mana pool" instead of "Add {C} to your mana pool" upon zoom. As this change in template was not a functional change, these tokens continue to function correctly. Cardset (Standard, Limited, and Modern)
Ongoing Cards that require a player to remove any number of +1/+1 counters (such as Retribution of the Ancients or Ooze Flux) incorrectly do not allow a player to remove any counters. Cardset (Standard)
Ongoing Using the first activated ability of Liliana of the Veil while an opponent has only one card in hand causes the game to lock until the player who controls Liliana of the Veil passes priority. Cardset (Modern, Legacy)
Ongoing Crumble to Dust incorrectly causes the player to search the library of the land's controller, not owner Cardset (Modern, Standard)
Ongoing Non-creature permanents destroyed the turn after an Equipment unattaches from them still cause the "when equipped creature dies" triggers of the Equipment to occur. For example, a Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker with a Skullclamp attached when Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker uses its ability to become a creature will still allow a player to draw two cards even if Sarkhan is destroyed as a planeswalker on the following turn. Cardset (Standard)
Ongoing Mass Polymorph incorrectly does not count exiled creature tokens when determining how many creature cards to put onto the battlefield. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing When a player casts Kozilek, the Great Distortion, its triggered ability incorrectly triggers if the casting player has seven or more cards in hand. Upon resolution, the player will not draw cards if he or she already has seven or more cards in hand. Cardset (Commander, Legacy, Modern, and Standard)
Ongoing Void Winnower incorrectly prohibits players from casting spells that have both an even converted mana cost and a variable in the mana cost. For example, a player whose opponent controls a Void Winnower is incorrectly prohibited from casting Rolling Thunder or Nourishing Shoal, even if the value chosen for X would result in a spell with an odd converted mana cost. Even if a player cannot even, they should be able to odd. Cardset (Standard)
Ongoing Cards that are exiled by Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger incorrectly show association arrows while in the Exiled Zone. Cardset (Commander, Legacy, Modern, and Standard)
Ongoing Cavern of Souls's second ability can incorrectly be used to cast face-down creatures of the chosen creature type. Cardset (Legacy, Modern)
Ongoing Myriad Landscape's activated ability incorrectly allows a player to put two basic lands that do not share a land type onto the battlefield. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing Zooming in on a card exiled by a land with hideaway shows an additional basic swamp. This is a visual-only bug, players cannot play the swamp using hideaway. WORKAROUND: Right clicking on the exiled show will display it properly. Cardset (Legacy)
Ongoing Under rare circumstances, a player who controls two creatures that can't attack alone (such as Bonded Construct) but must attack with one of them will be able to attack with only that creature rather than being required to attack with both. Cardset (General)
Ongoing When Entreat the Angels is on the stack with 0 chosen for X, the blue text that typically indicates the value of X does not appear. Cardset (Legacy)
Ongoing Spellskite incorrectly allows a player to redirect spells or abilities to the Spellskite, even if it's no longer on the battlefield. Cardset (Modern)
Ongoing Magic Origins planeswalkers used as commanders will not return to the battlefield after exiling themselves. WORKAROUND: Players can avoid this issue by making sure the “Exile zone, not command zone” option is selected. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing Copying All Suns' Dawn sometimes causes a crash. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing Spells that target Thunderbreak Regent more than once incorrectly trigger Thunderbreak Regent's ability twice. Cardset (Standard)
Ongoing Atarka's Command's first activated ability doesn't appear in the Effect zone after it resolves. Cardset (Modern)
Ongoing Conceding while looking at cards with Sensei's Divining Top reveals cards to opponent. Cardset (Legacy, Vintage)
Ongoing Cards cast with conspire that require a player to sacrifice a creature as an additional cost to cast, such as Life's Legacy and Momentous Fall, incorrectly look at the power and toughness of the last creature clicked for conspire. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing The Chain Veil does not allow planeswalkers that enter the battlefield after activating The Chain Veil to use their abilities twice. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing When you play a Ravnica-block shock land (such as Hallowed Fountain) off the top of the library with Courser of Kruphix, the new top card of the library is incorrectly revealed before you decide whether to pay 2 life. Cardset (Modern)
Ongoing Casting Sylvan Primordial causes the game to be locked in a multiplayer game if there are no legal targets for one player. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing Abilities that generate replacement effects preventing specific cards from being put into graveyards (such as those found on Progenitus or Blightsteel Colossus) do not function properly while resolving Grenzo, Dungeon Warden's activated ability. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing If a permanent enters the battlefield as a copy of a permanent that had a choice made as it entered (such as Door of Destinies or Painter's Servant), the copy correctly allows the controller to make a new choice, but the abilities of the copy that refer to that choice do not function correctly. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing In certain circumstances, Chandra, Flamecaller incorrectly exiles creature tokens created by Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. Cardset (Limited, Standard)
Ongoing If Deceiver of Form's triggered ability turns creatures into copies of a legendary creature, the legend rule fails to apply to the copies. Cardset (Commander, Limited, and Standard)
Ongoing The mana abilities of Wall of Roots and Kozilek's Translator cannot be activated while paying the mana cost of a spell or ability. Players can still activate these abilities at any time that player has priority. Cardset (Modern, Standard)
Ongoing Reality Smasher's triggered ability incorrectly triggers once for each time a spell targets it. For example, if a player's opponent casts Agony Warp, choosing Reality Smasher for both targets, the triggered ability will trigger twice instead of once. Cardset (Modern, Standard)
Ongoing Goldmeadow Harrier incorrectly prevents players from submitting or playing with a Pauper deck. Cardset (Pauper)
Ongoing If a player attempts to sacrifice a pile of Eldrazi babies (Scions or Spawn) at once, only one of those tokens will be sacrificed. Cardset (Limited, Modern, and Standard)
Ongoing Cardset | If Vesuva copies a land with a static ability and then is later turned into a basic land (perhaps by a Blood Moon or Spreading Seas), that static ability will not be removed. Triggered and activated abilities are correctly removed. Cardset (Modern)
Ongoing A player changing a trade proposal now fails to cause the Submit button on the player's trade partner's trade window to flash. Trade
Ongoing Collector numbers can appear misaligned on full-art promo cards. Duel Scene
Ongoing When some cards with madness are discarded, the triggered ability does not display the madness cost while on the stack. Players can find this information by right-clicking the card or by viewing the game log. Duel Scene
Ongoing If a creature enters the battlefield and then gains haste, it no longer indicates that it entered the battlefield that turn. Cardset (General)
Ongoing Creatures with a protection ability incorrectly display that ability twice. Cardset (General)
Ongoing When a double-faced creature is copied by a non-token creature, the copy is incorrectly resistant to effects that would turn it face down, such as Ixidron’s triggered ability. Only double-faced cards cannot be turned face down. Cardset (Commander)
Ongoing Emblems display with an extra border. Duel Scene
Ongoing The Search Tool is not present in the Other Products tab of a trade Trade
Ongoing Dropping out of a game does not concede the game if the player is not the first one to drop out Duel Scene (Commander)
Ongoing Under rare circumstances, the Game Details window will display buttons to replay matches instead of a round timer or standings. As a temporary workaround, logging out and back in resolves the issue. Play Lobby
Ongoing Land cards that use the multicolor land frame but do not have mana symbols in their rules text do not appear when filtering to display colorless cards. These lands do appear when filtering for land cards, however. Collection
Ongoing If a player's spell or ability causes his or her own cards to be revealed, those cards are incorrectly not added to the player's own Revealed Cards area. The player's opponent should still see the revealed cards correctly. Duel Scene
Ongoing It is visually difficult to tell which set of blockers an attacking player is ordering when ordering multiple sets of multiple blocking creatures. WORKAROUND: You must start by ordering blockers for the left-most attacking creature, then hit OK to move on to the next attacking creature to the right. Duel Scene
Ongoing When face-down cards are given an activated ability, the art displays incorrectly on the stack when that ability is activated. Duel Scene
Ongoing When casting a spell, if there is any mana already in the player's pool, the most recently produced colored mana is automatically applied to the spell first. For example, if a player taps a Cavern of Souls (naming Human), then an Island, then casts Delver of Secrets, the blue mana applied to the Delver's mana cost will be that from the Island. If the player tapped the Island, then the Cavern, the Cavern's mana would be applied to the spell, and it would be appropriately uncounterable. Duel Scene
Ongoing Abilities that reduce mana costs are not correctly being applied to additional costs (such as buyback or multikicker). Duel Scene
Ongoing While paying the mana cost for a card with delve, players cannot remove cards from the delve selection without canceling the casting process and starting over. Duel Scene
Ongoing Cards that search for multiple cards at once don't show the cards properly in the Revealed Cards area. WORKAROUND: The cards are properly identified in the game log. Duel Scene
Ongoing Unusual mana in a player's pool, such as mana from a snow permanent or mana with a rider attached (as that produced by Cavern of Souls) cannot be applied to a cost by clicking it. As a temporary workaround, players should produce this mana during the cost payment step in which they want to spend that mana. Duel Scene
Ongoing If a player makes a selection, then reverses that selection with the "undo" keyboard shortcut (default: CTRL+Z), the game log will sometimes incorrectly show both cards the player selected. Notably, this includes Oath of Nissa and similar effects that ask a player to put one of a small number of cards into their hand. Duel Scene

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