Magic Online Announcements, January 30, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on January 30, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.

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Team Modern Super League Starts Next Week!

Two PTQs This Weekend

Rivals of Ixalan Events Ongoing

MOCS Schedule Updated

Amonkhet Redemptions Return

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes Jan. 31 and Feb. 28

Build Notes

Team Modern Super League Starts Next Week!

If you liked Vintage Super League, you'll definitely like Team Modern Super League! If you didn't, you'll still probably like this one! It starts next Tuesday, February 6, and will follow the Vintage Super League schedule, airing Tuesdays at 5 p.m. PT on It will also involve teams, weird deck-building constraints, a novel deck-elimination system, the French word for grapefruit, and more! Get excited.

Learn more about the Team Modern Super League here.

(Wait, you need more reason to get excited? We've got you covered. Watch this video!)

Two PTQs This Weekend

This weekend brings two Pro Tour Qualifier events on Magic Online, both of which qualify winners for Pro Tour Dominaria. On Saturday, February 3, at 9 a.m. PT, the format will be Standard. There is no need to qualify for this event through a Preliminary—simply join with 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points.

Then, Sunday, February 4, at 7 a.m., a Rivals of Ixalan-Ixalan Sealed tournament will kick off. A red or blue PTQ Finals Entry Token is required to join this event.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

Rivals of Ixalan Events Ongoing

The clash over Orazca continues! Rivals of Ixalan is available for purchase in the Magic Online store, and Leagues and events are in full swing, so you can get your fill of Pirates, Dinosaurs, Merfolk, Vampires, plundering, exploring, and Orazca-ing whenever you want.

MOCS Schedule Updated

Looking for more information on future Magic Online Championship Series events? Well, good news! The MOCS schedule has been updated to reflect the future, not the past. The past is over.

You can find the schedule, along with lots more information about the series, here.

Amonkhet Redemptions Return

Our regular and premium Amonkhet redemption reprints have arrived in the warehouse and will be available for purchase in the Magic Online store starting at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, February 7. These reprints will be available until 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, February 14, or while supplies last.

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

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

Pacific Standard Time (-8 for UTC)

Start Time Event Type
Saturday, 8 a.m. Modern Challenge
Saturday, 10 a.m. Vintage Challenge
Saturday, noon 1v1 Commander
Sunday, 8 a.m. Legacy Challenge
Sunday, 10 a.m. Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.

Downtimes Jan. 31 and Feb. 28

The next two downtimes will be January 31 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 for UTC, and February 28 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 for UTC.

Build Notes

Collection | January MOPR Reward Packs have been granted.

Modern | Reality Smasher's trigger now behaves correctly.

Limited | Painbringer now brings the pain.

Limited | Conjurer's Ban now bans the card for the appropriate amount of time.

Collection | The sizes of several booster packs and Intro Packs are now consistent.

Vintage, Legacy | Grafdigger's Cage correctly no longer allows Containment Priest to exile creatures.

Commander | Archangel of Strife now allows players to choose a side and continue playing.

Duel Scene | Conceding early in a game can no longer fill up the chat log with players keeping hands.

General | Prophetic Prism is no longer able to cause game restarts.

General | You still lose life as Reanimate resolves even if the creature is prevented from entering the battlefield.

General | If the creature type of creatures such as Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign are changed, they now still trigger upon themselves entering the battlefield.

Limited | If you are fortunate enough to exile two creatures to Bishop of Binding, it will now look at the most recent exiled creature to gain strength from.

Standard, Modern | Dire Fleet Daredevil dared to not exile split cards. This has been rectified.

Limited | Much to the pack’s disdain, Pack's Disdain now functions correctly.

Duel Scene | The Storm Counter no longer intermittently disappears.

General | Kamigawa Flip cards such as Stabwhisker the Odious now look and behave like regular creatures.

Limited, Standard | Relentless Raptor now correctly must block a creature with menace if able.

Legacy | It is no longer possible to cast instant spells during the resolution of Intuition.

General | Improvements have been made to the client to handle complex game state processing caused by a large number of triggers occurring simultaneously.

Limited | Masticore again must feed on a discarded card or will waste away.

General | Hideaway Lands such as Shelldock Isle can now cast split cards.

Standard, Modern | Blood Moon now correctly doesn’t allow choices to be made for cards such as Cavern of Souls and Unclaimed Territory.

Modern, Legacy | Death's Shadow can no longer become larger than a 13/13.

Collection | Treasure Chests and Rewards Boosters are no longer combined in collections.

Account | ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ keybindings now work with ‘Shocklands’ such as Steam Vents.

Limited | Axis of Mortality correctly cannot switch life totals when a player cannot gain life.

Duel Scene | Issues with creatures that block multiple attackers such as Trueheart Duelist and Spike-Tailed Ceratops have been fixed.

Duel Scene | An issue with cards that required both mana and creatures being tapped as a cost has been fixed.

Commander | The Great Aurora is now great at resolving again.

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