Magic Online Announcements April 18, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on April 18, 2017

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

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Amonkhet events begin on Monday, April 24 on Magic Online

Start joining Amonkhet events on Magic Online as soon as next Monday! Lee Sharpe revealed details last week of how we will be releasing new sets on Magic Online starting with Amonkhet. Enjoy!


Legacy Cube is ongoing until Monday, April 24

That's right! Legacy Cube is already underway. Check out Jules Robins's article here for more details on structure and cardlist changes, or go straight to the full cardlist here.


No Premier Play this weekend. Go enjoy an Amonkhet Prerelease!

We don't want you to have to choose between trying to win your slot to the Pro Tour and going to an Amonkhet Prerelease, so we made sure there won't be any Premier Play this weekend! If you're not sure where to find an Amonkhet Prerelease, check out


Upcoming Streamer Showdown on Thursday, April 27

There will be another Streamer Showdown next week on Thursday, April 27. Check out next week's blog entry for more details!


New account items and Treasure Chest collation coming with Amonkhet on Monday, April 24

The new account items and Treasure Chest collation changes coming with Amonkhet that Lee Sharpe announced last week will be coming on Monday, April 24, along with Amonkhet events.


Upcoming extended downtime tomorrow, April 19

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
April 19 Extended downtime (5 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. UTC)
April 26 No downtime
May 3 No downtime
May 10 Downtime
May 17 No downtime


Conditional downtime on Monday, April 24, if new Banned and Restricted changes are announced

There will be a downtime on Monday, April 24, if any changes to the Banned and Restricted List are announced that day. Please note that this notice should not be taken as an implication that any changes are more or less likely to be made.


Build notes

General | Rules change regarding split cards has been implemented. Now, split cards in a zone other than the stack have a converted mana cost equal to the sum of each half’s converted mana cost.

General | Amonkhet card set added to Magic Online. Treasure Chests and New Account Starter Kits will be updated on Monday, April 24, prior to Amonkhet events beginning.

General | Magic Online Player rewards for March have been granted. You can see which cards those are in this article.

General | Aether Revolt prestige avatars have been granted. You can find out more about those, in this article.

Collection | Art for the promo versions of Glorybringer, Trueheart Duelist, and Capture of Jingzhou now display correctly. Also corrected the art for some tokens.

Standard | Spells with X in their mana cost can now be cast when affected by the triggered ability of Gonti, Lord of Luxury.

Modern | Putting a split card on the bottom of your library from a group of revealed cards no longer causes the split card to disappear and become inaccessible.

Modern | Players now correctly take damage from the emblem created by Chandra, Torch of Defiance when they are under the effects of Runed Halo with Chandra as the named card.

Modern | Cards with delirium now correctly count split cards that are in the graveyard.

Modern | Cards with hybrid mana costs may now be correctly cast in situations where they could be cast for mana of any color, such as from the triggered ability of Gonti, Lord of Luxury.

Modern | Using proliferate on more than 30 cards no longer causes the game to crash.

Modern | A rare circumstance in which Mishra's Bauble would cause the game to crash has been fixed.

Modern | Pillar of Flame no longer exiles targets that leave the battlefield that turn, if the damage from Pillar of Flame is prevented.

Modern | Plunge into Darkness now includes an OK button, and can be resolved correctly.

Modern | When cards are separated into ordered piles due to Liliana of the Veil's third ability, associations between cards are now shown.

Modern | Spawnsire of Ulamog's activated ability now costs the correct amount of mana.

Commander | Cards which add mana based on your commander's color identity, such as Command Tower and Commander's Sphere, now allow you add any color mana from your commander's color identity rather than just its color.

Duel Scene | Fixed several issues that could cause the game to restart

Standard | Modern | Fixed an issue where multiple copies of Winding Constrictor and/or Hardened Scales added the wrong number of +1/+1 counters.


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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