Magic Online Announcements December 6, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on December 6, 2016

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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Sealed MOCS Open Event on December 11

A Sealed Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Open Event is coming up on Sunday, December 11! Players can spend 40 Event Tickets or 400 Play Points to enter. The winner of the tournament will receive an invitation to Pro Tour Amonkhet in Nashville and an invitation to the Magic Online Championship!

We look forward to seeing you on December 11 for the latest event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.


Upcoming Amonkhet Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier on Friday, December 9

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! A Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier will take place on this Friday, December 9.

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Upcoming Aether Revolt Regional Pro Tour Qualifier on Saturday, December 10

Players qualified for a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ) via paper-world Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier events, take note: a RPTQ is coming to MTGO! The RPTQ will take place on this Saturday, December 10. The Top 8 players will receive invitations to compete in Pro Tour Aether Revolt in Dublin, Ireland. All participants will receive a promo copy of Snapcaster Mage for their MTGO account.

Learn more about Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for Aether Revolt here.

The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Gatecrash Starting Tomorrow

It's 2016: The Year of Modern Flashbacks! If you want to build up a collection for Modern, these Flashback Drafts add everything you draft to your collection once the event is over. Even if Modern isn't your thing, you can enjoy a leisurely Draft through the planes of the past with rotating formats each week!

Triple Gatecrash Flashback Drafts start tomorrow and run until Wednesday, December 14 and are followed up by Return to Ravnica Block Drafts. Get the full schedule here and mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!

Please note that Realmwright, Ooze Flux, and Structural Collapse will not appear in Gatecrash packs during drafts due to functionality issues.


Upcoming Legacy Challenge December 10

The next Legacy Challenge is coming up on Saturday, December 10! Big prizes are on the line for the Top 8, like the ten original dual lands, Rishadan Port, Wasteland, and more. Get the full event details here.


Final Downtimes for 2016

There will be downtimes on Wednesday, December 7, and Wednesday, December 21, for Magic Online. Events close at 5:00 a.m., and store activity and trades end at 7:45 a.m. leading up to the system coming down at 8:00 a.m. The system is estimated to return from downtime at 12:00 p.m.


New Feature: Deck Filtering in Limited

Have you ever been building deck in your Kaladesh Sealed Deck league and wondered how many cards you’ve added do your deck that care about energy? To figure it out, you’d either need to know all the cards intimately, or you’d have to return card to your pool and search for "energy" in the filters.

After the December 7 update, however, you can set filters for your card pool and then apply those filters to your deck. This lets you display subsets of cards in your deck without having to return them to the card pool so you can get a better understanding of your deck composition. To use this new feature, just click the "Apply Filters" check box in the deck’s information bar and any filters or search terms you’ve applied to your card pool will also apply to your deck.


Build Notes

Commander | Opponents now correctly draw a card when no player can put a land into play from the triggered ability of Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis.

Limited | Captured by the Consulate can now be cast on opponent's creatures when exiled by Gonti, Lord of Luxury's triggered ability.

Legacy| Conceding while looking at cards with Sensei's Divining Top no longer shows those cards to your opponent.

Modern | Restricted mana generated by Cavern of Souls can no longer be used to cast face-down creatures of the appropriate type.

Modern | Playing one of the rare, multicolored lands from Ravnica from the top of your deck with Courser of Kruphix, no longer shows the next card before you make the choice whether or not to pay 2 life to bring the land in untapped.

Leagues | You can now view and export decks saved in leagues beyond your most recently saved one.

Leagues | Fixed a bug that would cause the game to crash or freeze when pairing to draft in a league.

Leagues | Card filters can now be applied to decks in the Leagues deckbuilding screens by checking the Apply Filters checkbox. This filters the deck's cards using the currently selected filters for the sideboard.

Collection | Outdated red PTQ tokens will be removed from players’ collections.

Collection | Adding an unowned card to your trade binder no longer adds a large quantity of copies of that card.

Collection | Cards can once again be added to an open deck using the right-click context menu.

Collection | Collection sorting and filtering settings are now remembered more consistently.

Collection | Treasure Chests now show in your collection even if you don't own any.

General | The New Product pane now shows the total quantity of objects received when opening new products.


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.


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