Magic Online Announcements, November 13, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on November 13, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, November 13, 2018

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2019 Magic Online Championship

Time Spiral Block Flashback Draft

Ultimate Masters December 7

PTQ Saturday and Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime December 5

Build Notes


2019 Magic Online Championship

Yesterday, we announced some exciting changes to the MOCS series, with more ways to play the formats you love and more ways to get rewarded for it. The full rules for the 2019 MOCS year are here, but if you just want the highlights, check out Alli Medwin's announcement article.


Time Spiral Block Flashback Draft

Consider yourself timeshifted! From tomorrow, November 14, until the following Wednesday, November 21, players will be able to play a full Time Spiral block Flashback Draft event. Mark your calendar.


Ultimate Masters December 7

Unless you've been stuck in a Creeping Tar Pit or living in an Ancient Tomb, you've probably already heard about the new Ultimate Masters, which hits MTGO on December 7. If you haven't, go check out Blake's announcement article for everything you need to know about the release.


PTQ Saturday and Sunday

There will be a Standard PTQ Finals this Saturday at 9 a.m. PT. It will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. Then on Sunday, there will be a Guilds of Ravnica Sealed PTQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. This event costs 1 Limited PTQ Finals Token.

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 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.


Downtime December 5

The next downtime will be December 5, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. Please note that there are no more 'extended' or 'normal' downtimes; in the new world with fewer downtimes, they're all the same length of time.


Build Notes

Pauper | Standard Bearer must now be targeted with abilities.

Modern | Dryad Militant correctly no longer prevents Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet from creating zombies.

Modern, Legacy | Chandra, Torch of Defiance can no longer cast spells without mana costs.

Limited, Standard | Copies of Selective Snare now correctly must target one of the original copy's chosen creature types.

Limited, Cube | Shelldock Isle and other hideaway lands now correctly allow you to play lands.

Limited | Hypothesizzle no longer automatically resolves if your hand is unfortunately all lands.

Limited | When prompted to select a specific land type with certain cards, you are no longer forced to choose Swamp.

Limited | Toxic Stench now stinks enough to destroy creatures.

Limited | Baneful Omen bodes well for its controller and functions correctly.

Limited | Bloodcrazed Goblin can appropriately attack again.

Limited | Orcish Settlers has settled down and functions correctly.

Limited | Rimescale Dragon correctly places ice counters on creatures.

Limited | Karplusan Minotaur again allows you to flip coins.

Limited | Dragon Mask now correctly returns creatures to their owners' hands.

Commander | Reincarnation now functions correctly.

Commander | The Ur-Dragon no longer gives itself an eminence discount.

Commander | Borderland Explorer, Noble Benefactor, and Weird Harvest now all give cards to the correct player(s).

Commander | Spoils of Victory no longer spoils players with untapped lands.

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