Magic Online Announcements, March 13, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on March 13, 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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Masters 25 Arrives Tomorrow

Last Chance for Legacy Cube

Streamer Showdown Thursday

Team Modern Super League Tonight and Tomorrow

MOCS Monthly This Saturday

PTQ Finals Event This Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes March 14 and 28

Build Notes


Masters 25 Arrives Tomorrow

This Wednesday, March 14, Masters 25 comes to Magic Online! (It will be available after the morning's downtime. This is earlier than we announced previously; see Aaron Forsythe's article here for further explanation.) Draft from a selection of cards representing every tournament-legal Magic set ever printed, then show off the epic synergies you put together. The possible archetypes are practically endless, and there's no shortage of power available.

Commons from Masters 25 will be Pauper-legal as of the March 14 downtime, and the latest Treasure Chest updates will also take effect at that time. To see the full schedule of Masters 25 events and get the details of the Treasure Chest updates, check out Alli Medwin's article here.


Last Chance for Legacy Cube

Well, for now, at least. This run of the Legacy Cube lasts until this Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. PT. That means you've still got time to jam a few more drafts—and if you haven't tried it out yet, you've still got a chance!

For full details on the Legacy Cube events, check out the February 27 blog post. To see the full Cube card list, click here.


Streamer Showdown Thursday

Streamer Showdown is back this Thursday, March 15, at 1 p.m. PT. And this time, the streamers will be drafting Masters 25! Get your very first look at how the set plays out, and see what cards your favorite streamers gravitate toward. You might get to hear some nostalgic stories about cards that were significant to them in the past; you will definitely get to see some wild, creative synergies between old cards and new.

If you've never watched one before, Streamer Showdowns are eight-player events featuring talented streamers from all across the Magic community. Usually, there are two pods (one at 1 p.m., the other at 5 p.m.), but there will only be a 1 p.m. pod this week. Check out the roster of streamers below:

Name Twitch Handle Twitter

Jason "Amaz" Chan



Jamie Topples



Travis Sowers



Matt Bedsole



Gaby Spartz






Jim Davis



Kenji Egashira




Team Modern Super League Tonight and Tomorrow

Since last week's Team Modern Super League episode was postponed, this week brings two episodes to make up for it: one tonight, at the usual time, and another tomorrow, also at 5 p.m. PT. Modern is already a deep format with a huge diversity of viable deck options, and the inventive team-based deck rules used by TMSL makes things even less predictable.

TMSL airs Tuesdays (like this one!) at 5 p.m. on Learn more about Team Modern Super League here, or check out the video below.


MOCS Monthly This Saturday

A Magic Online Championship Series Monthly Event will take place this Saturday, March 17, starting at 7 a.m. The format will be Rivals of Ixalan-Ixalan Sealed, and players can enter the event with 35 Qualifier Points (QPs). Top finishers qualify for the Playoff Event on May 5 (the format for which will be Modern).

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2018 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship.


PTQ Finals Event This Sunday

A Pro Tour Qualifier Finals Event will kick off this Sunday, March 18, at 7 a.m. The format will be Rivals of Ixalan-Ixalan Sealed. A red or blue PTQ Finals Entry Token is required to join this event, and the winner will qualify for Pro Tour Dominaria. (Reminder: blue tokens will expire on March 31, so make sure to use yours before then!)

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 Standard Time (-7 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 March 14 and 28

The next two downtimes will be March 14 (normal), 6–10 a.m. PT/-7 for UTC; and March 28 (extended), 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 for UTC.



Build Notes

General | Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir now correctly gives flash to your creature cards at all times.

General | Dinosaur creature tokens will still display their trample keyword when gaining new keyword abilities.

General | Copied permanents that have an enter the battlefield effect where a creature type is chosen now correctly function.

General | Cards with protection such as Mirran Crusader now do not mention their protection twice in blue rules text.

Limited | Cards with the clash mechanic such as Lash Out now correctly give the other player the option to choose where the revealed card goes.

Limited | Charging Tuskodon no longer deals double damage when targeted by Form of the Dinosaur

Limited | Vampire creature tokens created by Bloodline Keeper do not display that they have lifelink.

Legacy | An issue with Misdirection sometimes causing a game restart has been fixed.

Account | Replays no longer fail to function when a card name was chosen during the game.

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