Magic Online Announcements, September 24, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on September 24, 2019

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Magic Online Announcements, September 24, 2019

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Throne of Eldraine: Magic Online Edition

Brawl Decks Coming Thursday

Modern Cube Ends Thursday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime September 25

Build Notes


Throne of Eldraine: Magic Online Edition

Join Knights and Nobles to forge your path toward victory with the release of Throne of Eldraine on Magic Online this Thursday, September 26! Constructed events start following the downtime on Wednesday, September 25, and Limited events start Thursday at 10 a.m. PT. Make sure to also mark down the following dates for redemption:

  • Redemption begins October 23.
  • The Throne of Eldraine redemption guarantee period ends February 5, 2020.
  • Throne of Eldraine redemption will end on March 11, 2020.

For more information, check out Alli's release article here.


Brawl Decks Coming Thursday

Brawl Decks go on sale starting this Thursday alongside the Throne of Eldraine release. For more information, check out Gavin's article for a look inside each deck.


Modern Cube Ends Thursday

The Modern Cube is a great way to try out all the iconic cards and synergies that shape one of Magic's most dynamic formats. Modern Cube can be found in the Limited Leagues section of the Play Lobby and will run through September 26, with the start of Throne of Eldraine events. Here are some words from Reggie Valk of Magic R&D about this year's Modern Cube:

"The guiding principle behind this last batch of changes was to introduce relevant cards from the sets that came out since [Modern Cube] was last updated (November 2018), which ended up including RNA, WAR, MH1, and M20. Aside from including a lot of the more obvious inclusions due to iconic status and Modern playability (like Urza, Wrenn and Six, etc.), I also tried to update the Cube to have some cards and strategies that align with popular Modern strategies currently, which is why things like Arclight Phoenix and Duskwatch Recruiter were introduced. I also was cognizant of the amount of planeswalkers in this cube as that has been its largest criticism by far, so despite WAR adding a lot of cool new PWs, the number stayed the same and, if anything, should only go down from here."

For event details, and to see the complete card list and the latest changes to it, click here. Happy Cubing!


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format challenges are the first step toward qualifying for premier play through your favorite Magic formats. To learn more about Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime September 25

The next downtime will be on September 25, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for the Throne of Eldraine content update.


Build Notes

Client | The Login and Home scenes have been entirely rewritten. Further iteration is expected.

Account | Magic Online accounts are now available without paying a fee. Please visit here for more information.

C19 | Bugs with Elsha of the Infinite have been resolved, and she has been released. You can find her on the Curated sheet in Treasure Chests.

Duel Scene | Nissa, Sage Animist's third ability will now correctly animate lands on resolution.

Duel Scene | Players will now automatically concede matches after eight minutes of inactivity, up from five.

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