Ixalan Comes to Magic Online on September 25!

Posted in Magic Online on September 20, 2017

By Lee Sharpe

Pirates! Dinosaurs! Vampires! Merfolk! Explore Ixalan with events beginning at 10am Pacific Time on Magic Online Monday, September 25, the day after prerelease events in your local game store. If you want to see the set in action already, I joined several other fine humans in the LoadingReadyRun Pre PreRelease where we gave Ixalan its first public look:

No matter if you prefer friendly, intermediate, or competitive structures—or whether you want to play Constructed, Draft, or Sealed—Magic Online has a variety of ways for you to enjoy the new set! Our structures will follow the same pattern as other recent sets, but you can see the bottom of this article for full details on all structures.

Now let's look at what else is happening.

Standard Rotation

On Magic Online, Standard officially rotates with today’s downtime. This means that cards in Ixalan will be legal and cards from the Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, and Eldritch Moon sets will no longer be legal. As you start getting Ixalan cards on Monday, you can put them in your Standard decks right away and begin exploring the new format. You can also Opt to put some new cards in your Modern deck, if that's your thing. (Even before Monday, you can sneak Ixalan’s sweet reprints into your decks if you’re so inclined.)

2018 Magic Online Championship Series Starts Soon

The 2018 Magic Online Championship Series is just around the corner! The current structure of the Magic Online Championship Series was well received by players, so the overall structure, including prizes and leaderboard points, will not change from last year’s version.

Earn Qualifier Points through your regular Magic Online play and then use them to enter in MOCS events that feed the Magic Online Championship. The 2018 Championship includes a 200,000 USD prize pool and will happen in early 2019. You can also play in one of the eight MOCS Opens and try to earn a spot in the 2018 Championship directly.

If the 2018 season is starting soon, it means the 2017 season is coming to a close. The last chance to use Qualifier Points for the 2017 series is the MOCS Monthly event on October 21. During the downtime on October 25, all QPs will be removed from players accounts, with the exception of any QPs earned after October 18 at 8 a.m. Pacific, which can be used for the 2018 Magic Online Championship Series events!

You can read the full rules and details here.

Upcoming Event Schedule

Iconic Masters, Halloween Innistrad Flashbacks, Throwback Standard Gauntlets, and Vintage Cube are all slated to happen between Ixalan release next week and Rivals of Ixalan release in January. Check out the full schedule below.

September 25: Ixalan events begin

October 25 – November 1: 3x Innistrad Flashback

November 1— November 8: Innistrad-era Throwback Standard Gauntlet

November 8 – November 17: Recent Past Throwback Standard Gauntlet

November 17 – December 6: Iconic Masters

December 6 – December 13: Gauntlet of Greatness

December 13 – December 20: 3x Lorwyn Flashback

December 20 – January 15: Vintage Cube

January 15: Rivals of Ixalan events begin

This is a lot of fun stuff we’ve got coming up, and I hope you’re looking forward to it! Stay tuned for specific details on these events as they get closer.

New Redemption Schedule

As mentioned in Chris Kiritz’s Moving Forward article, we’re trying to have as few downtimes as possible. A consequence of this has been an inconsistent redemption processing schedule. With our deployment today, we’ve added our ability to process redemptions without bringing the Magic Online system down! This lets us get back to a regular redemption cadence.

Starting tomorrow, Magic Online will process redemptions every Thursday morning between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Pacific (this will be in addition to any redemptions processed during today’s downtime). If you want to redeem a set, make sure to purchase the appropriate redemption object from the Magic Online store before this time. Also, to ensure your redemption order is processed, make sure each card in any sets you are trying to redeem is in your account, isn’t being used in league or tournament, and isn’t involved in an active trade when processing starts, or that entire redemption order will fail to process.

For more information about redemption, please review our redemption policy page.

Prestige Avatars

During Ixalan season (starting September 20 for Constructed and September 25 for Limited), you'll be able to earn these prestige avatars by earning enough trophies in Magic Online Leagues. You can earn the Silver, Gold, and Mythic avatars as follows:

Silver Prestige Avatar—Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage

  • 5 trophies in the Friendly Ixalan Draft League
  • 5 trophies in the Friendly Ixalan Sealed League
  • 5 trophies in the Intermediate Ixalan Draft League
  • 2 trophies in any single Friendly Constructed League

Gold Prestige Avatar—Huatli, Warrior Poet

  • 4 trophies in the Competitive Ixalan Draft League
  • 4 trophies in the Competitive Ixalan Sealed League
  • 4 trophies in any single Competitive Constructed League

Mythic Prestige Avatar—Vraska, Relic Seeker

  • 12 trophies in the Competitive Ixalan Draft League
  • 6 trophies in the Competitive Ixalan Sealed League
  • 6 trophies in any single Competitive Constructed League

Finishing with six or more wins in any single MOCS Monthly event Ixalan season will also qualify you for the Mythic Prestige Avatar.

Treasure Chests

The Ixalan Treasure Chest update will happen on September 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific. With this update, we are removing the slot of cards used for Commander 2016 and Conspiracy: Take the Crown cards. Here is the new table for what probabilities you can get for each slot:

Slot

Curated

Modern R/M

Play Points

Standard C/U

1

22%

48%

30%

0%

2

6.5%

10%

0%

83.5%

3

1%

8%

0%

91%

 

Treasure Chest Changes

For the curated list, the following cards are being updated. A zero for Old Quantity means the card is being added to the curated list, while a zero for the New Quantity means the card is being removed from it.

Card Name

Version

Old Quantity

New Quantity

Ad Nauseam

ALA

12

6

Æther Vial

MS2

3

6

Æther Vial

MMA

3

6

Aetherworks Marvel

KLD

12

0

Aggravated Assault

MS3

20

6

Akroma's Memorial

M13

12

6

Aluren

TE

0

12

Archangel of Thune

M14

6

0

Armageddon

MS3

20

6

Ash Barrens

PZ2

0

25

Attrition

MS3

20

6

Auriok Champion

5DN

6

0

Austere Command

MS3

20

6

Avatar of Woe

MS3

20

6

Aven Mindcensor

MS3

20

6

Bane of Progress

C13

12

0

Baneslayer Angel

M10

6

0

Batterskull

NPH

12

6

Black Market

MM

6

0

Blade Splicer

NPH

12

6

Blood Moon

MS3

20

6

Boil

MS3

20

6

Bontu the Glorified

MS3

20

6

Breya, Etherium Shaper

PZ2

12

6

Caged Sun

C14

12

6

Capsize

MS3

20

6

Catastrophe

UZ

6

0

Cavern of Souls

AVR

6

20

Chain Lightning

MS3

20

6

Chains of Mephistopheles

PRM

0

20

Chalice of the Void

MRD

0

6

Chameleon Colossus

MOR

0

12

Champion's Helm

CMD

6

0

Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh

ORI

12

6

Chandra, Pyrogenius

KLD

6

0

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

KLD

6

12

Chittering Rats

PRM

40

12

Choke

MS3

20

6

Chord of Calling

RAV

12

6

Chrome Mox

EMA

6

0

Clever Impersonator

KTK

12

0

Cloudstone Curio

RAV

12

0

Collected Company

DTK

6

12

Consecrated Sphinx

MS3

20

6

Containment Priest

MS3

20

6

Copy Artifact

PRM

0

20

Counterbalance

MS3

20

6

Counterspell

MS3

20

6

Crackdown

MM

6

0

Craterhoof Behemoth

AVR

6

0

Cryptic Command

MS3

20

6

Cuombajj Witches

PRM

0

20

Damnation

MS3

20

6

Daretti, Scrap Savant

PZ1

0

12

Dark Depths

CSP

6

12

Dark Ritual

MS3

20

6

Daybreak Coronet

MM2

12

6

Day's Undoing

ORI

12

6

Daze

MS3

20

6

Deathbringer Liege

EVE

6

0

Deathrite Shaman

EMA

12

6

Decree of Justice

PRM

12

6

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

C13

6

0

Desolation Angel

MS3

20

6

Diabolic Edict

MS3

20

6

Diabolic Intent

MS3

20

6

Disallow

AER

12

20

Divert

MS3

20

6

Doomsday

MS3

20

6

Doubling Season

MMA

12

6

Dread of Night

TE

12

6

Dust Bowl

MM

6

12

Eidolon of the Great Revel

JOU

6

12

Eiganjo Castle

CHK

12

6

Eldrazi Temple

ROE

0

12

Elvish Spirit Guide

PRM

0

20

Enchantress's Presence

ONS

12

6

Entomb

MS3

20

6

Evincar's Justice

TPR

25

12

Exhume

UZ

0

12

Exploration

PRM

6

12

Ezuri, Claw of Progress

PZ1

6

0

Fauna Shaman

M11

12

6

Felidar Umbra

PC2

0

12

Fireblast

VI

0

12

Flagstones of Trokair

TSP

12

6

Flame Rift

NE

25

12

Flaring Pain

JUD

25

6

Fluctuator

UZ

0

12

Food Chain

MM

6

0

Forbid

MS3

20

6

Force of Will

MS3

20

6

From the Ashes

C13

12

0

Fulminator Mage

MM2

6

0

Funeral Charm

TSB

25

0

Gahiji, Honored One

C13

0

12

Gauntlet of Might

PRM

0

20

Geist of Saint Traft

ISD

6

12

Ghastly Demise

OD

25

12

Ghostly Prison

PC2

25

12

Gifts Ungiven

CHK

6

12

Gilded Lotus

MRD

12

0

Glittering Wish

FUT

12

6

Goryo's Vengeance

BOK

6

12

Gravecrawler

DKA

12

6

Griselbrand

AVR

3

6

Griselbrand

PRM

3

6

Grove of the Burnwillows

V12

6

12

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge

CSP

12

6

Hall of Gemstone

MI

0

12

Hazoret the Fervent

MS3

20

6

Helix Pinnacle

EVE

6

0

Helm of Obedience

PRM

0

20

Helvault

V16

0

12

High Market

MM

12

6

Hoodwink

PRM

25

0

Howling Mine

10E

20

6

Imperial Recruiter

ME2

6

0

Impulse

VI

0

12

Infernal Tutor

DIS

6

12

Inkmoth Nexus

MBS

6

0

Intruder Alarm

ST

12

6

Kami of the Crescent Moon

SOK

12

0

Karlov of the Ghost Council

PZ1

6

0

Karn Liberated

MM2

6

12

Kataki, War's Wage

MMA

12

6

Kefnet the Mindful

MS3

20

6

Keldon Firebombers

PR

0

12

Kolaghan's Command

DTK

12

6

Kor Haven

NE

6

0

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade

FUT

12

0

Krark-Clan Ironworks

5DN

25

6

Land Grant

MM

25

12

Lantern of Insight

5DN

25

12

Leovold, Emissary of Trest

PZ2

6

12

Leyline of Punishment

M11

12

6

Leyline of Sanctity

MM2

6

12

Life from the Loam

MMA

12

6

Lightning Storm

CSP

25

0

Liliana of the Veil

ISD

12

20

Living End

TSP

12

6

Lord of Extinction

MS3

20

6

Lord of Extinction

ARB

6

0

Loyal Retainers

MS3

20

6

Maelstrom Pulse

MS3

20

6

Magistrate's Scepter

MM

6

12

Marath, Will of the Wild

C13

0

12

Massacre

NE

12

6

Master Biomancer

GTC

12

6

Master of the Wild Hunt

M10

6

0

Master of Waves

THS

6

0

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest

PZ1

6

0

Meishin, the Mind Cage

SOK

6

0

Melira, Sylvok Outcast

NPH

12

6

Mental Note

JUD

25

12

Meren of Clan Nel Toth

PZ1

6

0

Metalworker

PR2

12

0

Mind Stone

DD2

13

0

Mind Twist

MS3

20

6

Miren, the Moaning Well

SOK

12

0

Misdirection

PRM

12

6

Mishra's Bauble

CSP

6

0

Mizzix's Mastery

PZ1

0

12

Mogg Raider

TE

25

0

Molten Rain

MRD

40

25

Moment's Peace

OD

25

12

Monastery Mentor

FRF

12

6

Mox Diamond

V10

6

12

Mutavault

MOR

6

12

Mycosynth Golem

5DN

12

0

Mycosynth Lattice

DST

12

0

Mystic Confluence

PZ1

0

12

Natural Order

EMA

6

12

Nether Void

PR2

6

0

Nissa, Nature's Artisan

KLD

6

0

Nissa, Vastwood Seer

ORI

12

6

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

PRM

6

12

No Mercy

MS3

20

6

Oblivion Stone

MRD

0

6

Obzedat, Ghost Council

GTC

6

0

Oketra the True

MS3

20

6

Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

C13

0

12

Omniscience

MS3

20

6

Open the Vaults

M10

12

6

Ophiomancer

C13

0

12

Opposition

MS3

20

6

Pact of Negation

MS3

20

6

Palace Jailer

PZ2

20

0

Patriarch's Bidding

ONS

0

12

Phyrexian Obliterator

NPH

6

0

Pillar of the Paruns

DIS

12

6

Platinum Emperion

SOM

6

0

Primal Vigor

C13

0

12

Primeval Titan

MM2

6

12

Prismatic Omen

SHM

6

12

Privileged Position

RAV

12

6

Proclamation of Rebirth

DIS

12

6

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

C13

0

12

Raze

UZ

25

0

Rhonas the Indomitable

MS3

20

6

Rhystic Study

PR

0

12

Rhystic Tutor

PR

6

0

Rishadan Port

PRM

25

12

Rishadan Port

MM

0

6

River of Tears

FUT

12

6

Roon of the Hidden Realm

C13

0

12

Rout

PRM

6

0

Runed Halo

SHM

6

12

Sakashima the Impostor

SOK

12

0

Sakashima's Student

PC2

0

12

Saproling Symbiosis

IN

6

0

Saskia the Unyielding

PZ2

12

0

Scapeshift

MOR

6

12

Seachrome Coast

SOM

12

6

Serrated Arrows

DDD

25

6

Shatterstorm

10E

25

0

Shatterstorm

MS3

20

6

Sigarda, Host of Herons

AVR

6

0

Silent-Blade Oni

PC2

0

12

Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

KLD

0

12

Slaughter Pact

MS3

20

6

Sliver Legion

FUT

12

6

Snap

PRM

25

12

Snapcaster Mage

ISD

6

12

Snow-Covered Mountain

CSP

25

12

Snuff Out

DDD

25

12

Sorin, Solemn Visitor

KTK

6

0

Soul of New Phyrexia

M15

6

0

Spell Pierce

MS3

20

6

Spell Snare

MMA

25

0

Spidersilk Armor

DDG

25

12

Spire Golem

DST

40

0

Staff of Domination

5DN

12

6

Standard Bearer

AP

25

12

Standstill

OD

12

0

Stasis

PRM

0

20

Sterling Grove

PRM

12

0

Stifle

MS3

20

6

Submerge

NE

6

0

Sudden Demise

C13

0

12

Sunder

MS3

20

6

Surgical Extraction

MM2

6

0

Surgical Extraction

PR2

0

12

Tariel, Reckoner of Souls

CMD

6

12

Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

TSP

6

0

Teferi, Temporal Archmage

PZ1

0

12

Tempt with Discovery

C13

0

12

Terminate

ARB

6

0

Terminus

AVR

6

0

The Chain Veil

M15

6

0

The Locust God

MS3

20

6

The Scarab God

MS3

20

6

The Scorpion God

MS3

20

6

Thorn of Amethyst

LRW

6

0

Thoughtseize

MS3

20

6

Threads of Disloyalty

MS3

20

6

Threads of Disloyalty

BOK

12

6

Thromok the Insatiable

PC2

0

12

Through the Breach

MS3

20

6

Thrumming Stone

CSP

12

0

Thundermaw Hellkite

M13

0

12

Titania, Protector of Argoth

PZ1

0

12

Torpor Orb

NPH

12

6

Tower of the Magistrate

MM

6

0

Toxic Deluge

EMA

12

6

Transmute Artifact

PRM

0

20

Treachery

UD

6

0

True-Name Nemesis

PZ1

12

6

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

FRF

6

12

Unearth

UL

25

12

Vault of the Archangel

DKA

12

0

Vengevine

ROE

3

6

Vengevine

PR2

3

6

Venser, Shaper Savant

V13

12

6

Verdant Crescendo

KLD

6

0

Veteran Explorer

CMD

12

0

Vindicate

MS3

20

6

Virtue's Ruin

V14

0

12

Voice of Resurgence

DGM

6

12

Voidslime

DIS

12

0

Wasteland

PR2

10

6

Wasteland

PRM

10

6

Wasteland

EMA

14

12

Wave of Reckoning

PRM

12

0

Windfall

PRM

25

12

Worship

MS3

20

6

Wrath of God

MS3

20

6

Wurmcoil Engine

MS2

6

12

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

PZ2

12

6

Ixalan Event Structures

FRIENDLY DRAFT LEAGUE

  • Product: 3 Ixalan Boosters
  • Structure: Draft, then single-game matches at your convenience until either 7 wins or 4 losses, whichever comes first
  • Entry Options:
    • 12 Event Tickets
    • 3 Ixalan Boosters + 2 Event Tickets
    • 120 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 7 wins: 120 Play Points
    • 6 wins: 100 Play Points
    • 5 wins: 80 Play Points
    • 4 wins: 40 Play Points
    • 3 wins: 20 Play Points
    • 2 wins: 10 Play Points

INTERMEDIATE DRAFT LEAGUE

  • Product: 3 Ixalan Boosters
  • Structure: Draft, then up to 3 matches at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 12 Event Tickets
    • 3 Boosters + 2 Event Tickets
    • 120 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 3 wins: 6 Ixalan Boosters + 1 Qualifier Point
    • 2 wins: 2 Ixalan Boosters

COMPETITIVE DRAFT LEAGUE

  • Product: 3 Ixalan Boosters
  • Structure: Draft, then play matches at your convenience until either 3 wins or 1 loss
  • Entry Options:
    • 15 Event Tickets
    • 3 Ixalan Boosters + 5 Event Tickets
    • 150 Play Points
    • 3 Ixalan Boosters + 50 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 3 wins: 6 Ixalan Boosters + 150 Play Points + 2 Qualifier Points
    • 2 wins: 3 Ixalan Boosters + 150 Play Points + 1 Qualifier Point

FRIENDLY SEALED LEAGUE

  • Product: 6 Ixalan Boosters, with the option to add an Ixalan boosters after each of the first two stages
  • Structure: 3 stages of up to 3 matches each, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 24 Event Tickets
    • 6 Ixalan Boosters + 4 Event Tickets
    • 240 Play Points
  • Upgrade Options:
    • 4 Event Tickets
    • 1 Ixalan Booster
    • 40 Play Points
  • Prizes after each stage (based on wins in just that stage):
    • 3 wins: 40 Play Points
    • 2 wins: 30 Play Points
    • 1 win: 20 Play Points
    • 0 wins: 10 Play Points
  • Prizes after league course (based on wins in all three stages):
  • 9 wins: 3 Ixalan Boosters + 200 Play Points
  • 8 wins: 2 Ixalan Boosters + 200 Play Points
  • 7 wins: 1 Ixalan Booster + 200 Play Points
  • 6 wins: 200 Play Points
  • 5 wins: 100 Play Points
  • 4 wins: 50 Play Points

COMPETITIVE SEALED LEAGUE

  • Product: Product: 6 Ixalan Boosters
  • Structure: Up to 5 matches, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 24 Event Tickets
    • 6 Ixalan Boosters + 4 Event Tickets
    • 240 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 5 wins: 6 Ixalan Boosters + 360 Play Points + 3 Qualifier Points
    • 4 wins: 3 Ixalan Boosters + 240 Play Points + 1 Qualifier Point
    • 3 wins: 1 Ixalan Booster + 120 Play Points

FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTED LEAGUE

  • Formats Offered: Standard, Modern, and Pauper
  • Structure: Up to 5 matches, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 8 Event Tickets
    • 80 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 5 wins: 80 Play Points + 8 Treasure Chests
    • 4 wins: 80 Play Points + 4 Treasure Chests
    • 3 wins: 80 Play Points + 1 Treasure Chest
    • 2 wins: 40 Play Points
    • 1 win: 20 Play Points
    • 0 wins: 10 Play Points

COMPETITIVE CONSTRUCTED LEAGUES

  • Formats Offered: Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and Commander 1v1
  • Structure: Up to 5 matches, played at your convenience
  • Entry Options:
    • 12 Event Tickets
    • 120 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 5 wins: 180 Play Points + 16 Treasure Chests + 3 Qualifier Points
    • 4 wins: 180 Play Points + 8 Treasure Chests + 1 Qualifier Point
    • 3 wins: 120 Play Points + 1 Treasure Chest

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