MTGO Cube Returns

Posted in Feature on April 30, 2013

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

Celebrate and rejoice! The Magic Online Cube returns after tomorrow's Magic Online downtime! We initially announced its return on the Magic Online blog, but here's a quick review.

START TIMES: On demand beginning after the downtime on Wednesday, May 1, until the downtime on Wednesday, May 8.
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 8 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets and 10 Cube Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 3 Phantom Magic Online Cube booster packs for this event. Cards that players draft and play with in a Phantom event are NOT added to those players' collections.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 rounds, single elimination OR 3 rounds, Swiss pairings, depending on event entered.
PRIZES: Prizes for single-elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament. Prizes for Swiss pairing events are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

So that's great and all, but what if you've never played with the Cube on Magic Online? Well, think of it as another Magic set that is made up of cards you've seen and perhaps never had the opportunity to play with. These cards come from a variety of Magic sets and thus when combined create a new and exciting draft environment.

As a phantom event it means the events require fewer tickets to enter, but you don't get to keep the cards that you draft. You do, however, get prizes for the event as described below.

The Magic Online Cube Single-Elimination Draft

Place Prizes QPs
1st 1 Lorwyn booster pack, 1 Morningtide booster pack, and 12 Cube Tickets 1
2nd 1 Lorwyn booster pack and 8 Cube Tickets 0
3rd-4th 6 Cube Tickets 0
5th-8th 2 Cube Tickets 0

The Magic Online Cube Swiss Draft

Prizes QPs
9 16 Cube Tickets 1
6 8 Cube Tickets 0
3 4 Cube Tickets 0
0 2 Cube Tickets 0

Cube Content Changes

We've changed 150 cards in the Magic Online Cube. Here is a full list of what changed since the last time you got to play with the cube!


In   Out
Absorb   Act of Aggression
Academy Rector   Aeon Chronicler
Angel of Serenity   Agony Warp
Arcane Sanctum   Akroma, Angel of Fury
Ash Zealot   Angel of Despair
Aurelia's Fury   Ankh of Mishra
Azorius Chancery   Armada Wurm
Bad River   Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Baleful Strix   Basilisk Collar
Banefire   Beacon of Destruction
Bant Charm   Bituminous Blast
Behemoth Sledge   Black Knight
Black Sun’s Zenith   Black Vise
Blightning   Blood Knight
Bloodline Keeper   Boggart Ram-Gang
Bonesplitter   Brine Elemental
Borderland Ranger   Burrenton Forge-Tender
Boreal Druid   Cabal Coffers
Boros Charm   Careful Consideration
Boros Garrison   Cathedral of War
Burst Lightning   Chandra Nalaar
Cascade Bluffs   Cloudthresher
Chainer’s Edict   Cold-Eyed Selkie
Chord of Calling   Coldsteel Heart
City of Brass   Consuming Vapors
Civic Wayfinder   Corpse Dance
Condescend   Dauthi Horror
Coralhelm Commander   Daybreak Ranger
Court Hussar   Deathmark
Crumbling Necropolis   Desertion
Cunning Sparkmage   Desolate Lighthouse
Death Cloud   Despise
Descendant of Kiyomaro   Devastating Dreams
Desperate Ravings   Diabolic Edict
Destructive Force   Dream Halls
Detention Sphere   Dreg Mangler
Dimir Aqueduct   Drogskol Reaver
Dimir Charm   Dryad Militant
Disfigure   Eldrazi Monument
Domri Rade   Eternal Dragon
Dryad Sophisticate   Ethersworn Canonist
Edge of Autumn   Fellwar Stone
Elixir of Immortality   Fencing Ace
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn   Firemane Angel
Entreat the Angels   Flames of the Firebrand
Eureka   Gideon’s Lawkeeper
Experiment One   Gloom Surgeon
Exploration   Goblin Goon
Faerie Conclave   Goblin Legionnaire
Faithless Looting   Goblin Trenches
Fetid Heath   Grafted Wargear
Firebolt   Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
Fire-Lit Thicket   Grove of the Guardian
Flagstones of Trokair   Havengul Lich
Flame Javelin   Hellion Crucible
Flood Plain   Hex Parasite
Flooded Grove   Ideas Unbound
Forked Bolt   Imperial Seal
Gaddock Teeg   Increasing Devotion
Ghitu Encampment   Ingot Chewer
Gideon, Champion of Justice   Innocent Blood
Goblin Cadets   Intuition
Goblin Patrol   Isochron Scepter
Golgari Rot Farm   Isperia, Supreme Judge
Gore-House Chainwalker   Jade Mage
Grasslands   Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
Graven Cairns   Jokulhaups
Gruul Turf   Kjeldoran Outpost
Halimar Depths   Knight of the Reliquary
Hallowed Burial   Laquatus’s Champion
Hand of Cruelty   Lashwrithe
Hand of Honor   Lead the Stampede
Hinder   Leatherback Baloth
Hokori, Dust Drinker   Lightning Greaves
Iona, Shield of Emeria   Liliana of the Dark Realms
Izzet Boilerworks   Lone Revenant
Jotun Grunt   Lotus Petal
Jungle Shrine   Loxodon Smiter
Keldon Champion   Loyal Cathar
Knight of the White Orchid   Luminarch Ascension
Kokusho, the Evening Star   Magmaquake
Legacy’s Allure   Martial Law
Life from the Loam   Masticore
Lightning Mauler   Memory Lapse
Linvala, Keeper of Silence   Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Magus of the Moon   Mimic Vat
Mark of Mutiny   Mindslaver
Merciless Eviction   Moldervine Cloak
Misdirection   Mortarpod
Mountain Valley   Mortify
Murmuring Bosk   Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
Mystic Gate   Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
Nature’s Claim   Obliterate
Nature’s Lore   Olivia Voldaren
Nearheath Pilgrim   Opt
Nightscape Familiar   Overrun
Nightveil Specter   Phantom Centaur
Oblivion Stone   Phyrexian Crusader
Obzedat, Ghost Council   Phyrexian Processor
Okiba-Gang Shinobi   Pillar of Flame
Orzhov Basilica   Platinum Angel
Price of Progress   Power Sink
Pristine Angel   Prey Upon
Progenitus   Prismatic Lens
Putrefy   Psychatog
Rakdos Carnarium   Pulse of the Fields
Ravenous Rats   Pulse of the Forge
Reflecting Pool   Puppeteer Clique
Rocky Tar Pit   Pyrokinesis
Ronom Unicorn   Ray of Revelation
Rugged Prarie   Razormane Masticore
Sakashima’s Student   Renewed Faith
Savage Lands   Rite of Ruin
Seal of Cleansing   Rorix Bladewing
Seaside Citadel   Seal of Primordium
Selesnya Sanctuary   Shelldock Isle
Serum Visions   Sheoldred, Whispering One
Shardless Agent   Sigarda, Host of Herons
Shrieking Grotesque   Slayers' Stronghold
Sign in Blood   Slith Firewalker
Simic Growth Chamber   Soltari Champion
Skeletal Scrying   Soltari Priest
Skeletal Vampire   Somberwald Sage
Skullcrack   Spectral Lynx
Smother   Sphinx of the Steel Wind
Snuff Out   Stifle
Spreading Seas   Tandem Lookout
Stromkirk Noble   Tattermunge Maniac
Sunken Ruins   Thornling
Tainted Pact   Throat Slitter
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir   Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded
Thieving Magpie   Tidehollow Sculler
Time Warp   Tolaria West
Trinket Mage   Tormod’s Crypt
Twilight Mire   Tumble Magnet
Undead Gladiator   Venser, the Sojourner
Vampire Nighthawk   Vexing Devil
Visara the Dreadful   Vinelasher Kudzu
Volcanic Fallout   Void
Volrath’s Stronghold   Voidslime
Winter Orb   Volcanic Hammer
Wood Elves   Vraska, the Unseen
Wooded Bastion   Vulshok Refugee
Woolly Thoctar   Yavimaya Hollow
Zealous Conscripts   Zombie Cutthroat

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