Magic Online Announcements October 10, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on October 10, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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1v1 Commander B&R update

Magic Online’s Banned and Restricted List for 1v1 Commander has been updated. All updates will go into effect during tomorrow’s downtime.

Magic R&D’s Brian Hawley explains the reasoning behind the changes here.


Vintage Super League tonight

Vintage Super League (VSL) is live tonight at 5 p.m. PT on Twitch! VSL is a series of competitive Magic Online matches between Magic's most well known players.

Interested in the decklists being played on VSL? Decklists are updated weekly and can be found here.


Wizards of the Coast teams up with Extra Life!

Wizards of the Coast is again participating in Extra Life—and you can join us!

Extra Life is a charity event that benefits the Children's Miracle Network. For the first time ever, Wizards of the Coast has created a "super team." This means you can get together with your friends or your local game store and create your own team to directly help us reach our goal of raising $150,000. If you're interested, go to and select "Create a Sub Team," then follow the steps to create your account.

For more information on the various events Wizards has in store, as well as how you can participate, please read our article here.


MOPR Player Reward Packs awarded tomorrow

During tomorrow's downtime the Magic Online team will be awarding the first Player Reward Packs as part of the updated MOPR program. Remember, each Player Reward Pack will contain a single promo card and Player Reward Packs can be traded or opened.

Need a reminder of how the newly updated MOPR Player Reward Packs work? Visit Lee Sharpe's article here.


Standard PTQ this Saturday, October 14

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m. PT. There is no need to qualify through a Preliminary– simply join this event with 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Ixalan Sealed PTQ this Sunday, October 15

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, October 15 at 7 a.m. PT.

You can enter this event using a Limited PTQ Finals Entry Token (Blue or Red) earned in a PTQ Preliminary.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


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!

Events begin every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. PT, and run through Sunday. Check out this page for further event details as well as the weekend schedule.


Downtime tomorrow, October 11

There will be a regular downtime tomorrow, October 11 starting at 8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC. The next two downtimes will be on October 25 (extended, 3 a.m. PT/10:00 p.m. UTC) and November 15 (regular, 8 a.m. PT/4:00 p.m. UTC).

Follow Magic Online's Twitter account for live updates during downtime.


Build Notes

XLN | Gishath, Sun's Avatar now correctly reveals cards to the player's opponent.

XLN | Revel in Riches does not recognize treasure token copies to trigger its second triggered ability

General | When Blood Moon is on the battlefield, non-basic lands with "enters the battlefield tapped" text enter the battlefield correctly.

General | Fixed issue where creatures with "can't attack alone" and "must attack if able" triggers could cause an illegal prompt or the game to restart.

XLN | Updated Conqueror's Galleon to have the correct frame.

XLN | Gishath, Sun's Avatar now has blue text indicating how much damage it dealt.

XLN | Updated Burning Sun's Avatar's choose a creature prompt to be clearer.

XLN | Updated Boneyard Parley choose a creature prompt to be clearer.

VMA | Fixed an issue that could cause Academy Elite or Drakestown Forgotten to restart the game.

EVE | Fixed the Eventide mimics (such as Shorecrasher Mimic) to trigger correctly when spells with the matching colors are cast.

DST | Phyrexian Metamorph now prompts players to pay the correct amount of mana when Trinisphere is in play and the player pays 2 life for the Phyrexian mana cost.

HOU | Hour of Devastation gods no longer trigger if the god was exiled in response to its triggered ability.

General | Dictate of Erebos and other effects with the same wording no longer cause the user and opponent to sacrifice creatures.

AKH | Soul-Scar Mage and Incendiary Flow now work correctly together.

General | Fixed an issue where adding mana of two or more colors to your mana pool could prevent the game from proceeding.

XLN | Ixalan's Binding (and related careds) now function correctly when multiple copies are on the battlefield.

Other | The process cannot access the file c:\collection.txt (also c:\binder.txt) because it is being used by another process

MOST | Formats | Add ban/restricted number beside each format type

Game Details | Scroll is inconsistent in View Prizes Display Window

Prize Window | Event’s description is not updated in the Prize Overlay.

League | Sorting order of the league champions displayed in the League Details window is inconsistent.

Crash | Fixed a rare crash during log in.

MOPR | Granted Rewards Packs for the September 2017 Season.


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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



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