Magic Online Announcements, October 30, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on October 30, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, October 30, 2018

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Innistrad Flashback Draft

Core Set Cube

Saturday MOCS Monthly

Sunday PTQ

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime December 5

Build Notes


Innistrad Flashback Draft

We're kicking off a triple Innistrad Flashback Draft to celebrate Halloween! This draft will actually start on Halloween, making it all the more spooky. Triple Innistrad Draft runs through November 7, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the creepiest of creatures.


Core Set Cube

The next event in the Cube Spotlight Series is almost upon us! A full week of Core Set Cube draft starts on November 7. This Cube features iconic cards from every core set on Magic Online, from Seventh Edition to Core Set 2019. Cube designer Kyle O'Neill has more on the cube in his article, available here!


Saturday MOCS Monthly

On Saturday, November 3, at 7 a.m. PT, we're having a MOCS Monthly event for the December 22 MOCS Playoff. The event will feature Standard and costs 35 MOCS Qualifier Points to enter.

To find out more information, click here.


Sunday PTQ

On Sunday, November 4, at 7 a.m. PT, we're having a Limited PTQ Finals event featuring Guilds of Ravnica Sealed. Enter this event with a Chandra or Jace Limited PTQ Finals Entry Token.

Players in North America take note: remember to set your clocks back one hour for Daylight Savings Time on Saturday night. For everyone else, the event starts at 15:00 UTC on Sunday.

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

General | Various typos in the client have been corrected.

General | Colorless permanents now correctly lose static abilities when all their abilities are removed.

General | Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker is back to his full strength and now correctly resolves his ultimate ability.

Modern, Legacy | Angel's Grace correctly wears off during the first upkeep step.

Limited | Fireball correctly no longer allows zero targets when X is larger than zero.

Limited | Invent can now correctly choose split cards.

Commander, Limited | Back from the Brink is back to being able to use floating mana.

Commander | Mystifying Maze now amazingly returns the creature to the battlefield tapped.

Store | Sales tax has been updated for Kentucky.

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