Magic Online Announcements, June 19, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on June 19, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, June 19, 2018

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Treasure Chest Updates

Vintage Cube Continues

MOCS Open June 23

PTQ June 24

Team Standard Super League Tonight

Team Vintage Super League Thursday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes July 5 and 25

Build Notes


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The survey will be live through June 29, and can be found here.


Treasure Chest Updates

In case you weren't aware, for the first few days after the Dominaria launch, several premium legendary cards from that set were failing to appear in booster packs at the appropriate rate. This means that across the whole Magic Online ecosystem, fewer versions exist than we'd intended. We fixed the error after only a few days, but that still left the total numbers for the affected cards lower.

To bring each card from Dominaria up to parity with others of the same rarity, we're going to make a small two-week adjustment to Treasure Chests to include copies of those cards. When they appear, they'll replace a Standard-legal common or uncommon, and this adjustment will last until we switch over to the new collation for Core Set 2019 (which has some exciting new inclusions that we'll talk about soon).

Also worth mentioning: Once the new Treasure Chest collation arrives with M19, the current crop of Treasure Chest avatars will no longer be available; they will be replaced by a single M19 Treasure Chest avatar. If you want any of the current avatars, you'll need to open them in a Treasure Chest soon!

The frequency adjustment is as follows: moving 7% from Standard-legal commons/uncommons to the new Dominaria equilibrium sheet in the master table. That sheet is defined in the table below.

Card Name

Frequency Ratio

Firesong and Sunspeaker

2

Demonlord Belzenlok

2

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar

2

Lyra Dawnbringer

2

Verix Bladewing

2

Naru Meha, Master Wizard

2

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

2

Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

4

Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

4

Naban, Dean of Iteration

4

Jodah, Archmage Eternal

4

Grand Warlord Radha

4

Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood

4

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate

4

Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle

4

Marwyn, the Nurturer

4

Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp

4

Evra, Halcyon Witness

4

Squee, the Immortal

4

Whisper, Blood Liturgist

5

Slimefoot, the Stowaway

5

Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep

5

Kwende, Pride of Femeref

5

Valduk, Keeper of the Flame

5

Tatyova, Benthic Druid

5

Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive

5

Urgoros, the Empty One

5

Arvad the Cursed

5

Hallar, the Firefletcher

5

Danitha Capashen, Paragon

5

Shanna, Sisay's Legacy

5

Grunn, the Lonely King

5

Adeliz, the Cinder Wind

5

Tiana, Ship's Caretaker

5

Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage

5

Garna, the Bloodflame

5

Yargle, Glutton of Urborg

5

Rona, Disciple of Gix

5

Baird, Steward of Argive

5


Vintage Cube Continues

Drafting is already fun, but what if every pack you opened was made up entirely of superpowered cards drawn from the entire history of Magic? That's what you get with Vintage Cube. Tinker out a Blightsteel Colossus, draft the full suite of original Moxen, play a five-color storm deck—do whatever your heart desires! This cube has it all.

Vintage Cube runs through July 6. To see the full card list and the most recent changes, go here.


MOCS Open June 23

Saturday, June 23, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Open Event beginning at 7 a.m. PT. The format is Dominaria Sealed Deck, and players may join with 40 Event Tickets or 400 Play Points. The winner will qualify for the 2018 Magic Online Championship as well as Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica in the fall.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


PTQ June 24

Sunday, June 24, brings a Pro Tour Qualifier to Magic Online, beginning at 7 a.m. PT. The format will be Dominaria Sealed Deck, and a red or blue PTQ Finals Entry Token is required to join this event.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Team Standard Super League Tonight

The latest offering in our roster of Team Super League shenanigans is Team Standard Super League. The format is a bit different from the "Conqueror" rules used for TMSL and TVSL, but the basics are the same: team-wide deck-building restrictions, rotating players, and weekly elimination tournaments. See what kinds of crazy brews these teams bring to the table in the world of Dominaria Standard!

TSSL will air each Thursday at 6 p.m. on twitch.tv/magic. Learn more about it (and see who's playing) here.


Team Vintage Super League Thursday

Get your weekly dose of ridiculously complex, powerful Magic every Thursday evening. The team-based deck-building rules and tournament structure make it even more interesting and unpredictable. You don't have to play (or even understand) Vintage to enjoy TVSL—in fact, it's a great way to learn more about Magic's most complicated format!

TVSL will air each Thursday at 6 p.m. on twitch.tv/magic. Learn more about it (and see who's playing) 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 July 5 and 25

The next two downtimes will be Thursday, July 5 (normal), 6–10 a.m. PT/-7 from UTC; and July 25 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC.


Build Notes

General | Treasure Chests updated to include select premium legendary cards from Dominaria until the next content update with Core Set 2019

Duel Scene | Torgaar, Famine Incarnate no longer restarts the game when undoing certain actions

Duel Scene | Wizard's Lightning respects controller vs. owner when applying its wizardly casting cost discount

Duel Scene | Corrosive Ooze now destroys equipment on creatures that have also been enchanted

Duel Scene | Doubling Season no longer doubles the loyalty abilities of planeswalkers

Duel Scene | Yielding the turn now correctly adds an alert above the phase bar

Duel Scene | Certain cards no longer add an empty button to the prompt box

Duel Scene | Ashes of the Abhorrent no longer blocks players from playing lands from their graveyards

Duel Scene | Combat Celebrant can now give maximum effort and exert when attacking a planeswalker

Duel Scene | Granting "Whenever this creatures deals damage, you gain that much life" effects now work correctly

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