Magic Online Announcements, August 14, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on August 14, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, August 14, 2018

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Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan Redemption Reprints Arrive

New Cube Spotlight Starts Tomorrow

PTQ Saturday and Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes August 29 and September 11

Build Notes

Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan Redemption Reprints Arrive

After some unforeseen delays, the reprints for the regular versions of both Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan redemptions have finally arrived will be available in the Magic Online for one week, from August 15 until August 22. While we believe that we've printed enough to meet demand, the sets will only be available while supplies last, so don't dally on placing your order.

New Cube Spotlight Starts Tomorrow

A new Cube approaches! Introducing . . . Pro Tour Cube! This Cube, created by Eric Klug, features cards from Constructed Pro Tour decks over the years. You will have 540 memorable cards to choose from and create some wicked decks with. Find more information about this Cube here.

PTQ Saturday and Sunday

We're having a Pro Tour Qualifier event on August 18, at 9 a.m. PT. This event will feature Standard. The following day, August 19 at 7 a.m. PT, we're having a Pro Tour Qualifier featuring Core Set 2019 Sealed. Both of these events are qualifiers for the Ravnica Allegiance PT, the first for that set. How exciting!

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Saturday, noon

1v1 Commander Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.

Downtimes August 29 and September 26

The next two downtimes will be August 29, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC and September 26, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. Please note that there are no more 'extended' or 'normal' downtimes; in the new world with fewer downtimes, they're all the same length of time.

Build Notes

Modern | Angel's Grace now correctly prevents opponents from winning with "you win the game" effects from cards such as Laboratory Maniac.

Modern | If multiple creatures are returned to an opponent's hand with Reflector Mage on the same turn, they are both correctly unable to be cast until your next turn.

General | If a planeswalker card leaves the battlefield while being attacked, the creatures attacking it will correctly not deal damage.

Account | Red Limited PTQ Tokens have been removed from all accounts.

General | Thornbow Archer no longer causes opponents to gain life.

Legacy | Miracle cards drawn this turn will now identify themselves as such until the trigger to cast them for their miracle cost resolves.

Standard | Bone Dragon returning from the graveyard will now find at most one lonely bat in a Desecrated Tomb.

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