Magic Online Cube

Posted in Arcana on March 13, 2012

By Monty Ashley

Official Hashtag: #mtgcube

The Cube format is coming to Magic Online! Here's what you need to know.

"Cube" is a format where players draft from a pool of cards that's specially chosen to be awesome to draft. In this case, Tom LaPille designed a cube of 720 cards and Max McCall developed it, so you'll have the opportunity to draft and play with some of the most powerful cards from across the history of Magic.

The Cube is going to be a limited-time event on Magic Online. Initially, it will be playable over the weekend of PAX East (April 6-8, 2012), and the inaugural event kicking this off will take place at PAX East, exclusive for that event’s attendees!

The Magic Online Cube Event at PAX East will have exactly 64 players, who will be broken into eight eight-person pods. Each pod is its own single-elimination draft pod. When each pod is down to its last player, the eight people still standing are put into a final eight-player single-elimination draft pod. This is a Phantom event, meaning participants will not keep the cards drafted during it. Players in this event should expect it to take roughly six hours.

If you want to be one of the first sixty-four people to play the Magic Online Cube, the PAX East event starts at 4:00 PM on Friday, April 6th in the LAN area. Aside from a Magic Online account, there's no entry requirement. Here are the prizes:

1st: $500 Best Buy® gift card plus 12 digital Dark Ascension boosters
2nd: $300 Best Buy gift card plus 9 digital Dark Ascension boosters
3rd/4th: $150 Best Buy gift card plus 6 digital Dark Ascension boosters
5th-8th: $100 Best Buy gift card plus 3 digital Dark Ascension boosters
9th-32nd: 2 digital Dark Ascension boosters
33rd-64th: 1 digital Dark Ascension booster

Approximately an hour after the PAX East event starts on Friday, the Magic Online Cube will be playable across all of Magic Online through Sunday evening as 4-3-2-2 Phantom queues. Check out the Magic Online What's Happening page next week for full details and entry requirement information.

The Cube will return to Magic Online from time to time for differing periods. As it returns, you may notice that the Cube contents will occasionally change. But this is what it will look like at the beginning:

Colorless   Blue
Card Type   Card Type
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Creature   Phyrexian Metamorph Artifact Creature
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Creature   Aeon Chronicler Creature
Karn Liberated Planeswalker   Æther Adept Creature
All is Dust Sorcery   Brine Elemental Creature
      Consecrated Sphinx Creature
White   Court Hussar Creature
Card Type   Cursecatcher Creature
Ethersworn Canonist Artifact Creature   Enclave Cryptologist Creature
Porcelain Legionnaire Artifact Creature   Fathom Seer Creature
Academy Rector Creature   Frost Titan Creature
Akroma, Angel of Wrath Creature   Glen Elendra Archmage Creature
Aven Mindcensor Creature   Jushi Apprentice Creature
Baneslayer Angel Creature   Keiga, the Tide Star Creature
Blade Splicer Creature   Kira, Great Glass-Spinner Creature
Burrenton Forge-Tender Creature   Looter il-Kor Creature
Calciderm Creature   Lu Xun, Scholar General Creature
Cloudgoat Ranger Creature   Man-o’-War Creature
Eight-and-a-Half Tails Creature   Meloku the Clouded Mirror Creature
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite Creature   Mulldrifter Creature
Elite Vanguard Creature   Neurok Commando Creature
Emeria Angel Creature   Ninja of the Deep Hours Creature
Eternal Dragon Creature   Old Man of the Sea Creature
Exalted Angel Creature   Palinchron Creature
Fiend Hunter Creature   Phantasmal Bear Creature
Flickerwisp Creature   Riftwing Cloudskate Creature
Gideon’s Lawkeeper Creature   Sea Gate Oracle Creature
Hero of Bladehold Creature   Serendib Efreet Creature
Hokori, Dust Drinker Creature   Snapcaster Mage Creature
Iona, Shield of Emeria Creature   Sower of Temptation Creature
Isamaru, Hound of Konda Creature   Sphinx of Jwar Isle Creature
Kami of Ancient Law Creature   Thieving Magpie Creature
Leonin Relic-Warder Creature   Tradewind Rider Creature
Loam Lion Creature   Trinket Mage Creature
Loyal Cathar Creature   Vendilion Clique Creature
Loyal Retainers Creature   Venser, Shaper Savant Creature
Magus of the Tabernacle Creature   Vesuvan Shapeshifter Creature
Mentor of the Meek Creature   Voidmage Prodigy Creature
Mikaeus, the Lunarch Creature   Wake Thrasher Creature
Mirran Crusader Creature   Waterfront Bouncer Creature
Mirror Entity Creature   Willbender Creature
Mother of Runes Creature   Control Magic Enchantment
Paladin en-Vec Creature   Dream Halls Enchantment
Ranger of Eos Creature   Future Sight Enchantment
Reveillark Creature   Legacy’s Allure Enchantment
Savannah Lions Creature   Narcolepsy Enchantment
Silver Knight Creature   Opposition Enchantment
Soltari Champion Creature   Treachery Enchantment
Soltari Monk Creature   Blue Elemental Blast Instant
Soltari Priest Creature   Brainstorm Instant
Spectral Lynx Creature   Capsize Instant
Steppe Lynx Creature   Careful Consideration Instant
Stonecloaker Creature   Counterspell Instant
Stoneforge Mystic Creature   Cryptic Command Instant
Student of Warfare Creature   Daze Instant
Sun Titan Creature   Deprive Instant
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Creature   Desertion Instant
Wall of Omens Creature   Dismiss Instant
Wall of Reverence Creature   Dissipate Instant
Weathered Wayfarer Creature   Essence Scatter Instant
Whipcorder Creature   Fact or Fiction Instant
White Knight Creature   Flashfreeze Instant
Wispmare Creature   Forbid Instant
Yosei, the Morning Star Creature   Forbidden Alchemy Instant
Angelic Destiny Enchantment   Force of Will Instant
Faith’s Fetters Enchantment   Force Spike Instant
Glorious Anthem Enchantment   Frantic Search Instant
Honor of the Pure Enchantment   Gifts Ungiven Instant
Journey to Nowhere Enchantment   Impulse Instant
Land Tax Enchantment   Into the Roil Instant
Luminarch Ascension Enchantment   Intuition Instant
Oblivion Ring Enchantment   Mana Leak Instant
Parallax Wave Enchantment   Memory Lapse Instant
Worship Enchantment   Miscalculation Instant
Condemn Instant   Mystical Tutor Instant
Disenchant Instant   Negate Instant
Dismantling Blow Instant   Opportunity Instant
Enlightened Tutor Instant   Opt Instant
Mana Tithe Instant   Pact of Negation Instant
Momentary Blink Instant   Power Sink Instant
Path to Exile Instant   Remand Instant
Pulse of the Fields Instant   Repeal Instant
Ray of Revelation Instant   Spell Pierce Instant
Renewed Faith Instant   Stifle Instant
Shining Shoal Instant   Thirst for Knowledge Instant
Swords to Plowshares Instant   Turnabout Instant
Tithe Instant   Jace Beleren Planeswalker
Ajani Goldmane Planeswalker   Jace, the Mind Sculptor Planeswalker
Elspeth Tirel Planeswalker   Ancestral Vision Sorcery
Elspeth, Knight-Errant Planeswalker   Compulsive Research Sorcery
Gideon Jura Planeswalker   Deep Analysis Sorcery
Akroma’s Vengeance Sorcery   Ideas Unbound Sorcery
Armageddon Sorcery   Mind’s Desire Sorcery
Balance Sorcery   Ponder Sorcery
Cataclysm Sorcery   Preordain Sorcery
Catastrophe Sorcery   Show and Tell Sorcery
Celestial Purge Sorcery   Tidings Sorcery
Day of Judgment Sorcery   Time Spiral Sorcery
Decree of Justice Sorcery   Time Warp Sorcery
Hallowed Burial Sorcery   Tinker Sorcery
Increasing Devotion Sorcery   Upheaval Sorcery
Lingering Souls Sorcery      
Martial Coup Sorcery   Red
Oust Sorcery   Card Type
Ravages of War Sorcery   Akroma, Angel of Fury Creature
Rout Sorcery   Avalanche Riders Creature
Spectral Procession Sorcery   Ball Lightning Creature
Wrath of God Sorcery   Blistering Firecat Creature
      Blood Knight Creature
Black   Bogardan Hellkite Creature
Card Type   Chandra’s Phoenix Creature
Abyssal Persecutor Creature   Countryside Crusher Creature
Bane of the Living Creature   Ember Hauler Creature
Black Knight Creature   Flametongue Kavu Creature
Bloodghast Creature   Frenzied Goblin Creature
Bloodgift Demon Creature   Gathan Raiders Creature
Bone Shredder Creature   Goblin Goon Creature
Braids, Cabal Minion Creature   Goblin Guide Creature
Carnophage Creature   Goblin Ruinblaster Creature
Dark Confidant Creature   Goblin Wardriver Creature
Dauthi Horror Creature   Goblin Welder Creature
Dauthi Marauder Creature   Greater Gargadon Creature
Dauthi Slayer Creature   Grim Lavamancer Creature
Diregraf Ghoul Creature   Hell’s Thunder Creature
Gatekeeper of Malakir Creature   Hellspark Elemental Creature
Geralf’s Messenger Creature   Hero of Oxid Ridge Creature
Grave Titan Creature   Inferno Titan Creature
Graveborn Muse Creature   Ingot Chewer Creature
Gravecrawler Creature   Jackal Pup Creature
Hypnotic Specter Creature   Kargan Dragonlord Creature
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Creature   Keldon Champion Creature
Kokusho, the Evening Star Creature   Keldon Marauders Creature
Korlash, Heir to Blackblade Creature   Kird Ape Creature
Laquatus’s Champion Creature   Mogg War Marshal Creature
Mesmeric Fiend Creature   Orcish Lumberjack Creature
Nantuko Shade Creature   Priest of Urabrask Creature
Nekrataal Creature   Ravenous Baboons Creature
Nezumi Graverobber Creature   Rorix Bladewing Creature
Nezumi Shortfang Creature   Siege-Gang Commander Creature
Nightscape Familiar Creature   Skizzik Creature
Oona’s Prowler Creature   Slith Firewalker Creature
Phyrexian Crusader Creature   Spikeshot Elder Creature
Phyrexian Negator Creature   Stormblood Berserker Creature
Phyrexian Obliterator Creature   Stromkirk Noble Creature
Phyrexian Rager Creature   Taurean Mauler Creature
Plague Sliver Creature   Thunderblust Creature
Puppeteer Clique Creature   Thunderscape Battlemage Creature
Sheoldred, Whispering One Creature   Tin Street Hooligan Creature
Shriekmaw Creature   Torch Fiend Creature
Silent Specter Creature   Urabrask the Hidden Creature
Skeletal Vampire Creature   Vulshok Refugee Creature
Skinrender Creature   Zo-Zu the Punisher Creature
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Creature   Genju of the Spires Enchantment
Tombstalker Creature   Sneak Attack Enchantment
Vampire Hexmage Creature   Sulfuric Vortex Enchantment
Vampire Lacerator Creature   Act of Aggression Instant
Vampire Nighthawk Creature   Ancient Grudge Instant
Visara the Dreadful Creature   Beacon of Destruction Instant
Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Creature   Brimstone Volley Instant
Zombie Cutthroat Creature   Chaos Warp Instant
Animate Dead Enchantment   Char Instant
Bitterblossom Enchantment   Fireblast Instant
Diabolic Servitude Enchantment   Firestorm Instant
Necromancy Enchantment   Incinerate Instant
Necropotence Enchantment   Lightning Bolt Instant
Phyrexian Arena Enchantment   Magma Jet Instant
Recurring Nightmare Enchantment   Price of Progress Instant
Sarcomancy Enchantment   Pulse of the Forge Instant
Corpse Dance Instant   Pyrokinesis Instant
Dark Ritual Instant   Red Elemental Blast Instant
Disfigure Instant   Searing Blaze Instant
Dismember Instant   Seething Song Instant
Doom Blade Instant   Smash to Smithereens Instant
Entomb Instant   Staggershock Instant
Exhume Instant   Volcanic Fallout Instant
Go for the Throat Instant   Chandra Nalaar Planeswalker
Makeshift Mannequin Instant   Chandra, the Firebrand Planeswalker
Skeletal Scrying Instant   Koth of the Hammer Planeswalker
Slaughter Pact Instant   Aftershock Sorcery
Snuff Out Instant   Arc Lightning Sorcery
Tainted Pact Instant   Arc Trail Sorcery
Terror Instant   Banefire Sorcery
Vampiric Tutor Instant   Burning of Xinye Sorcery
Liliana of the Veil Planeswalker   Chain Lightning Sorcery
Liliana Vess Planeswalker   Destructive Force Sorcery
Sorin Markov Planeswalker   Devastating Dreams Sorcery
Ambition’s Cost Sorcery   Devil’s Play Sorcery
Buried Alive Sorcery   Earthquake Sorcery
Consuming Vapors Sorcery   Empty the Warrens Sorcery
Damnation Sorcery   Fire Ambush Sorcery
Death Cloud Sorcery   Firebolt Sorcery
Deathmark Sorcery   Gamble Sorcery
Demonic Tutor Sorcery   Jokulhaups Sorcery
Despise Sorcery   Molten Rain Sorcery
Duress Sorcery   Obliterate Sorcery
Hymn to Tourach Sorcery   Pillage Sorcery
Imperial Seal Sorcery   Pyroclasm Sorcery
Innocent Blood Sorcery   Reckless Charge Sorcery
Inquisition of Kozilek Sorcery   Rift Bolt Sorcery
Living Death Sorcery   Rolling Earthquake Sorcery
Mind Shatter Sorcery   Slagstorm Sorcery
Night’s Whisper Sorcery   Volcanic Hammer Sorcery
Profane Command Sorcery   Wheel of Fortune Sorcery
Reanimate Sorcery   Wildfire Sorcery
Sign in Blood Sorcery      
Sinkhole Sorcery   Artifact
Stupor Sorcery   Card Type
Tendrils of Agony Sorcery   Æther Vial Artifact
Thoughtseize Sorcery   Ankh of Mishra Artifact
Unearth Sorcery   Basalt Monolith Artifact
Yawgmoth’s Will Sorcery   Basilisk Collar Artifact
      Batterskull Artifact
Green   Black Vise Artifact
Card Type   Chrome Mox Artifact
Birthing Pod Artifact   Coalition Relic Artifact
Acidic Slime Creature   Coldsteel Heart Artifact
Arbor Elf Creature   Crucible of Worlds Artifact
Avacyn’s Pilgrim Creature   Cursed Scroll Artifact
Avenger of Zendikar Creature   Eldrazi Monument Artifact
Birds of Paradise Creature   Engineered Explosives Artifact
Blastoderm Creature   Everflowing Chalice Artifact
Brooding Saurian Creature   Fellwar Stone Artifact
Chameleon Colossus Creature   Gilded Lotus Artifact
Cloudthresher Creature   Grafted Wargear Artifact
Daybreak Ranger Creature   Grim Monolith Artifact
Deranged Hermit Creature   Isochron Scepter Artifact
Devoted Druid Creature   Lightning Greaves Artifact
Elves of Deep Shadow Creature   Lion’s Eye Diamond Artifact
Eternal Witness Creature   Lotus Bloom Artifact
Fauna Shaman Creature   Lotus Petal Artifact
Fyndhorn Elves Creature   Manriki-Gusari Artifact
Genesis Creature   Memory Jar Artifact
Great Sable Stag Creature   Mimic Vat Artifact
Hystrodon Creature   Mind Stone Artifact
Indrik Stomphowler Creature   Mindslaver Artifact
Joraga Treespeaker Creature   Mortarpod Artifact
Jungle Lion Creature   Mox Diamond Artifact
Leatherback Baloth Creature   Nevinyrral’s Disk Artifact
Llanowar Elves Creature   Phyrexian Processor Artifact
Lotus Cobra Creature   Pithing Needle Artifact
Master of the Wild Hunt Creature   Powder Keg Artifact
Mold Shambler Creature   Prismatic Lens Artifact
Nantuko Vigilante Creature   Pristine Talisman Artifact
Noble Hierarch Creature   Ratchet Bomb Artifact
Obstinate Baloth Creature   Relic of Progenitus Artifact
Ohran Viper Creature   Scroll Rack Artifact
Oracle of Mul Daya Creature   Sensei’s Divining Top Artifact
Overgrown Battlement Creature   Shrine of Burning Rage Artifact
Phantom Centaur Creature   Skullclamp Artifact
Primeval Titan Creature   Smokestack Artifact
Primordial Hydra Creature   Sphere of the Suns Artifact
Quirion Dryad Creature   Sword of Body and Mind Artifact
Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary Creature   Sword of Feast and Famine Artifact
Sakura-Tribe Elder Creature   Sword of Fire and Ice Artifact
Scorned Villager Creature   Sword of Light and Shadow Artifact
Strangleroot Geist Creature   Sword of War and Peace Artifact
Tarmogoyf Creature   Tangle Wire Artifact
Terastodon Creature   Thran Dynamo Artifact
Thelonite Hermit Creature   Tormod’s Crypt Artifact
Thornling Creature   Tumble Magnet Artifact
Thornscape Battlemage Creature   Umezawa’s Jitte Artifact
Thrun, the Last Troll Creature   Vedalken Shackles Artifact
Troll Ascetic Creature   Worn Powerstone Artifact
Vengevine Creature   Epochrasite Artifact Creature
Vinelasher Kudzu Creature   Etched Oracle Artifact Creature
Vorapede Creature   Hex Parasite Artifact Creature
Wall of Blossoms Creature   Lodestone Golem Artifact Creature
Wall of Roots Creature   Masticore Artifact Creature
Werebear Creature   Molten-Tail Masticore Artifact Creature
Wickerbough Elder Creature   Myr Battlesphere Artifact Creature
Wild Nacatl Creature   Palladium Myr Artifact Creature
Wood Elves Creature   Phyrexian Revoker Artifact Creature
Woodfall Primus Creature   Platinum Angel Artifact Creature
Yavimaya Elder Creature   Precursor Golem Artifact Creature
Awakening Zone Enchantment   Razormane Masticore Artifact Creature
Fertile Ground Enchantment   Solemn Simulacrum Artifact Creature
Heartbeat of Spring Enchantment   Spellskite Artifact Creature
Moldervine Cloak Enchantment   Sundering Titan Artifact Creature
Rancor Enchantment   Wurmcoil Engine Artifact Creature
Seal of Primordium Enchantment      
Survival of the Fittest Enchantment   Land
Sylvan Library Enchantment   Card Type
Beast Within Instant   Academy Ruins Land
Krosan Grip Instant   Ancient Tomb Land
Moment’s Peace Instant   Arid Mesa Land
Naturalize Instant   Badlands Land
Stonewood Invocation Instant   Barbarian Ring Land
Summoning Trap Instant   Bayou Land
Vines of Vastwood Instant   Blood Crypt Land
Garruk Relentless Planeswalker   Bloodstained Mire Land
Garruk Wildspeaker Planeswalker   Breeding Pool Land
Garruk, Primal Hunter Planeswalker   Cabal Coffers Land
Call of the Herd Sorcery   Celestial Colonnade Land
Channel Sorcery   City of Traitors Land
Cultivate Sorcery   Clifftop Retreat Land
Explore Sorcery   Creeping Tar Pit Land
Farseek Sorcery   Dragonskull Summit Land
Genesis Wave Sorcery   Drowned Catacomb Land
Green Sun’s Zenith Sorcery   Flooded Strand Land
Harmonize Sorcery   Gaea’s Cradle Land
Kodama’s Reach Sorcery   Ghitu Encampment Land
Lead the Stampede Sorcery   Glacial Fortress Land
Life from the Loam Sorcery   Godless Shrine Land
Natural Order Sorcery   Grim Backwoods Land
Nostalgic Dreams Sorcery   Hallowed Fountain Land
Plow Under Sorcery   Hinterland Harbor Land
Primal Command Sorcery   Isolated Chapel Land
Rampant Growth Sorcery   Karakas Land
Regrowth Sorcery   Kjeldoran Outpost Land
Restock Sorcery   Lake of the Dead Land
Rude Awakening Sorcery   Lavaclaw Reaches Land
Search for Tomorrow Sorcery   Marsh Flats Land
Stunted Growth Sorcery   Maze of Ith Land
Tooth and Nail Sorcery   Mishra’s Factory Land
      Misty Rainforest Land
Multicolored   Mutavault Land
Behemoth Sledge Artifact   Overgrown Tomb Land
Sphinx of the Steel Wind Artifact Creature   Plateau Land
Tidehollow Sculler Artifact Creature   Polluted Delta Land
Angel of Despair Creature   Raging Ravine Land
Augury Adept Creature   Rishadan Port Land
Bloodbraid Elf Creature   Rootbound Crag Land
Boggart Ram-Gang Creature   Sacred Foundry Land
Broodmate Dragon Creature   Savannah Land
Cold-Eyed Selkie Creature   Scalding Tarn Land
Creakwood Liege Creature   Scrubland Land
Doran, the Siege Tower Creature   Shelldock Isle Land
Drogskol Reaver Creature   Steam Vents Land
Edric, Spymaster of Trest Creature   Stirring Wildwood Land
Falkenrath Aristocrat Creature   Stomping Ground Land
Figure of Destiny Creature   Strip Mine Land
Firemane Angel Creature   Sulfur Falls Land
Geist of Saint Traft Creature   Sunpetal Grove Land
Giant Solifuge Creature   Taiga Land
Goblin Legionnaire Creature   Tectonic Edge Land
Grand Arbiter Augustin IV Creature   Teetering Peaks Land
Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Creature   Temple Garden Land
Havengul Lich Creature   Thawing Glaciers Land
Huntmaster of the Fells Creature   Tolaria West Land
Kitchen Finks Creature   Treetop Village Land
Knight of the Reliquary Creature   Tropical Island Land
Loxodon Hierarch Creature   Tundra Land
Mystic Snake Creature   Underground Sea Land
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Creature   Vault of the Archangel Land
Nucklavee Creature   Verdant Catacombs Land
Olivia Voldaren Creature   Volcanic Island Land
Psychatog Creature   Volrath’s Stronghold Land
Putrid Leech Creature   Wasteland Land
Qasali Pridemage Creature   Watery Grave Land
Realm Razer Creature   Windbrisk Heights Land
Rhox War Monk Creature   Windswept Heath Land
Ruhan of the Fomori Creature   Wooded Foothills Land
Shadowmage Infiltrator Creature   Woodland Cemetery Land
Simic Sky Swallower Creature   Yavimaya Hollow Land
Spiritmonger Creature
Sprouting Thrinax Creature
Stillmoon Cavalier Creature
Tattermunge Maniac Creature
Trygon Predator Creature
Woolly Thoctar Creature
Goblin Trenches Enchantment
Mirari’s Wake Enchantment
Pernicious Deed Enchantment
Absorb Instant
Agony Warp Instant
Bant Charm Instant
Bituminous Blast Instant
Electrolyze Instant
Esper Charm Instant
Fire/Ice Instant
Lightning Helix Instant
Mortify Instant
Prophetic Bolt Instant
Putrefy Instant
Terminate Instant
Undermine Instant
Voidslime Instant
Ajani Vengeant Planeswalker
Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker Planeswalker
Sarkhan the Mad Planeswalker
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Planeswalker
Venser, the Sojourner Planeswalker
Call the Skybreaker Sorcery
Cruel Ultimatum Sorcery
Firespout Sorcery
Maelstrom Pulse Sorcery
Vindicate Sorcery
Void Sorcery

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