Magic Online Announcements July 11, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on July 11, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Hour of Devastation events have begun!

Hour of Devastation events are now available to play on Magic Online! The set will be available to purchase on Friday, July 14.

More information about the Hour of Devastation events can be found here.

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Team Draft Super League tonight at 6 p.m.. PT

Another episode of Team Draft Super League begins tonight at 6 p.m. PT. This week Channel Fireball and Limited Resources will be drafting Hour of Devastation! Teams are listed below:

Channel Fireball Limited Resources
Ben Stark Paul Cheon
Luis Scott-Vargus Marshall Sutcliffe
Eric Froehlich Kenji Egashira

Team Draft Super League is a live streamed event Tuesday nights on our Twitch channel. You can also watch past Team Draft Super Leagues on our YouTube channel.

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Standard PTQ for Pro Tour Ixalan Saturday, July 15

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, July 15 at 9 a.m. PT. There is no need to qualify through a Preliminary game – simply join this event with 30 Event Tickets, 300 Play Points or a spare Blue Constructed PTQ Finals Entry Token!

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Hour of Devastation/Amonkhet Sealed PTQ for Pro Tour Ixalan Sunday, July 16

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, July 16 at 7 a.m. PT.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


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The July MOPR Promo period is underway

The July MOPR period runs from June 28 to July 26. Here are the promo cards:

 

Event Promo

Sterling Grove

Store Promo

Reverse Engineer

 

Play in one or more events during the July MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Sterling Grove. Play in five or more and you'll get an additional premium Sterling Grove. Spend at least $20 total in the Magic Online Store during this MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Reverse Engineer. By spending $40 or more, you'll get an additional premium Reverse Engineer.

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Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges introduced a new prize structure and recurring weekend events for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats! Check out Lee Sharpe's article for specific details.

Events begin this Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 a.m. PT.

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No downtime tomorrow, July 12

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
July 12 No Downtime
July 19 No Downtime
July 26 Extended Downtime (3 a.m. PT/10:00 p.m. UTC)
August 23 Extended Downtime (3 a.m. PT/10:00 p.m. UTC)

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Build Notes

The following notes are from the July 5 build:

Limited | Naga Vitalist is now able to add mana of any color when you also control a Cascading Cataracts.

Limited | Scarscale Ritual can now correctly only put -1/-1 counters on creatures.

Commander | Lifeblood Hydra no longer hurts you for having negative power.

Limited | Vastwood Hydra distributes the correct number of +1/+1 counters upon death.

Collection | Flip cards can again be searched for by name.

Commander | Phyrexian Soulgorger will now correctly gain more than 1 age counter.

Standard | Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet will make the correct number of tokens with Anointed Procession.

Limited | Watchers of the Dead will correctly leave split cards alone if not chosen.

Commander | Profane Command now respects the X in its cost both in terms of reanimating, and giving all its legal targets fear.

General | You can now correctly redirect spells that can target a player but originally did not.

Commander | Strionic Resonator can now be resonated. Strionically.

Commander | If you’re lucky enough to control multiple Planeswalker emblems, they will now all display their correct art.

Commander | Panoptic Mirror now correctly reflects instants and sorceries.

Standard | Tezzeret the Schemer’s Etherium Cells now properly indicate if they were made this turn by right clicking and looking for “Newly Controlled.”

Commander | Grinning Ignus can now correctly only grin at sorcery speed.

General | Damage Prevention shields now display immediately on the permanent or player they are protecting.

Legacy | Doomsday now functions correctly with undo. Good luck, Have fun.

General | Stabwhisker is a little less Odious and will no longer crash the game.

Legacy | Dismember no longer gets around Trinisphere without paying 3 mana.

Duel Scene | Yield All (F8) now respects zero mana plays.

Commander | Mana Bloom now functions correctly.

General | Suffer the Past no longer suffers from incorrect mana costs.

General | Dragonlair Spider’s tokens now use the correct art.

Commander | Ooze Flux now correctly secretes oozes.

 


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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

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