Magic Online Announcements, September 28, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on September 28, 2021

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Magic Online Announcements, September 28, 2021

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Innistrad: Midnight Hunt on Magic Online

Cube Spotlight Series: Alpha Core Set Cube

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MTGO Convention Series – All Access Returns September 29

Pauper Super Qualifier Saturday

Limited Qualifier Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime November 10


Innistrad: Midnight Hunt on Magic Online

In case you missed it, be sure to check out all the Magic Online release info for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt in our dedicated release article. Be sure to also check out the updated Treasure Chest page.


Cube Spotlight Series: Alpha Core Set Cube

In 2018, we unveiledCore Set CubeonMagic Online—well, Harper O'Neill has done it again with Alpha Core Set Cube. Alpha Core Set Cube grants access to all core sets fromMagic's history instead of limiting players to SeventhEditionand onwards. In fact, you'll find over 50 cards in this list that were originally printed inLimited Edition Alpha, and the total card list is remarkably different.

Alpha Core Set Cube comes to Magic Online tomorrow, September 29, and will run for a week. Check out all the archetypes and the full card list in Harper's article here.

Full Alpha Core Set Cube Card List

Card Name Color
Elite Vanguard W
Gideon's Lawkeeper W
Kytheon, Hero of Akros W
Leonin Vanguard W
Savannah Lions W
Selfless Savior W
Serra Ascendant W
Soul Warden W
Ajani's Pridemate W
Containment Priest W
Fencing Ace W
Grand Abolisher W
Imposing Sovereign W
Knight of the White Orchid W
Relic Seeker W
Remorseful Cleric W
Seasoned Hallowblade W
Topan Freeblade W
War Priest of Thune W
White Knight W
Attended Knight W
Banisher Priest W
Fiendslayer Paladin W
Gideon's Avenger W
Hanged Executioner W
Heliod's Pilgrim W
Hushwing Gryff W
Mentor of the Meek W
Resplendent Angel W
Vryn Wingmare W
Archangel of Tithes W
Basri's Acolyte W
Basri's Lieutenant W
Leonin Warleader W
Mangara, the Diplomat W
Master Splicer W
Stonehorn Dignitary W
Sublime Archangel W
Windborn Muse W
Archangel of Thune W
Archon of Justice W
Baneslayer Angel W
Blinding Angel W
Cavalier of Dawn W
Hixus, Prison Warden W
Captain of the Watch W
Lena, Selfless Champion W
Sun Titan W
Sephara, Sky's Blade W
Basri Ket W
Ajani Steadfast W
Gideon Jura W
Condemn W
Gods Willing W
Swords to Plowshares W
Angelic Ascension W
Disenchant W
Feat of Resistance W
Raise the Alarm W
Reprisal W
Swift Response W
Devouring Light W
Exile W
Invoke the Divine W
Pillar of Light W
Chastise W
Basri's Solidarity W
Timely Reinforcements W
Breath of Life W
Day of Judgment W
Resurrection W
Wrath of God W
Cleansing Nova W
Triplicate Spirits W
Ancestral Blade W
Marble Diamond W
Oppressive Rays W
Honor of the Pure W
Pacifism W
Glorious Anthem W
Oblivion Ring W
Pariah W
Angelic Destiny W
Faith's Fetters W
Spectra Ward W
Dauntless River Marshal WU
Spectral Sailor U
Brineborn Cutthroat U
Ghostly Pilferer U
Harbinger of the Tides U
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy U
Jeskai Elder U
Merfolk Looter U
Phantasmal Image U
Quickling U
Thought Courier U
Aether Adept U
Barrin, Tolarian Archmage U
Chasm Skulker U
Exclusion Mage U
Illusory Angel U
Jace's Archivist U
Jhessian Thief U
Mizzium Meddler U
Sai, Master Thopterist U
Serendib Efreet U
Archaeomancer U
Clone U
Dungeon Geists U
Master Thief U
Talrand, Sky Summoner U
Whirler Rogue U
Cavalier of Gales U
Disciple of the Ring U
Shipwreck Dowser U
Soulblade Djinn U
Stormwing Entity U
Arcanis the Omnipotent U
Frost Titan U
Jace's Mindseeker U
Agent of Treachery U
Sphinx of Uthuun U
Waker of Waves U
Stormtide Leviathan U
Jace Beleren U
Teferi, Master of Time U
Tezzeret, Artifice Master U
Brainstorm U
Force Spike U
Opt U
Power Sink U
Quicken U
Spell Blast U
Unsummon U
Boomerang U
Counterspell U
Disperse U
Essence Scatter U
Mana Leak U
Memory Lapse U
Negate U
Remove Soul U
Unsubstantiate U
Artificer's Epiphany U
Cancel U
Dissipate U
Rain of Revelation U
Rewind U
Aetherspouts U
Desertion U
Evacuation U
Discontinuity U
Masterful Replication U
Sublime Epiphany U
Ponder U
Portent U
Preordain U
Prosperity U
Sleight of Hand U
Braingeyser U
Displacement Wave U
Timetwister U
Bribery U
Time Warp U
Flood of Tears U
Sky Diamond U
Copy Artifact U
Claustrophobia U
Intruder Alarm U
Control Magic U
Thopter Spy Network U
Confiscate U
Archfiend's Vessel B
Blood Pet B
Diregraf Ghoul B
Grasping Scoundrel B
Knight of the Ebon Legion B
Stitcher's Supplier B
Vampire of the Dire Moon B
Viscera Seer B
Will-o'-the-Wisp B
Black Knight B
Bloodthrone Vampire B
Graveyard Marshal B
Kitesail Freebooter B
Ravenous Rats B
Reassembling Skeleton B
Crypt Rats B
Doomed Necromancer B
Embodiment of Agonies B
Fleshbag Marauder B
Hooded Blightfang B
Hypnotic Specter B
Isareth the Awakener B
Liliana, Heretical Healer B
Plague Mare B
Rotting Regisaur B
Vampire Nighthawk B
Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose B
Xathrid Necromancer B
Disciple of Bolas B
Dread Presence B
Fell Specter B
Kaervek, the Spiteful B
Liliana's Reaver B
Mortivore B
Nekrataal B
Sengir Autocrat B
Cavalier of Night B
Gilt-Leaf Winnower B
Indulgent Tormentor B
Priest of the Blood Rite B
Shadowborn Demon B
Vampire Sovereign B
Ascendant Evincar B
Grave Titan B
Massacre Wurm B
Soul of Innistrad B
Rune-Scarred Demon B
Demon of Death's Gate B
Liliana of the Dark Realms B
Liliana, Waker of the Dead B
Sorin Markov B
Dark Ritual B
Disfigure B
Howl from Beyond B
Ulcerate B
Doom Blade B
Eliminate B
Grasp of Darkness B
Terror B
Dark Banishing B
Murder B
Tendrils of Corruption B
Blackmail B
Duress B
Ostracize B
Consume Spirit B
Demonic Tutor B
Distress B
Macabre Waltz B
Mind Shatter B
Sign in Blood B
Read the Bones B
Blood for Bones B
Languish B
Mutilate B
Beacon of Unrest B
Dark Petition B
Necromantic Summons B
Corrupt B
Sorin's Vengeance B
Charcoal Diamond B
Animate Dead B
Demonic Embrace B
Phyrexian Arena B
Stab Wound B
Demonic Pact B
Liliana's Contract B
Foundry Street Denizen R
Frenzied Goblin R
Goblin Glory Chaser R
Grim Lavamancer R
Mogg Fanatic R
Scorch Spitter R
Abbot of Keral Keep R
Dismissive Pyromancer R
Ember Hauler R
Generator Servant R
Goblin Instigator R
Goblin Piledriver R
Goblin Shortcutter R
Heartfire Immolator R
Hobblefiend R
Stormblood Berserker R
Torch Fiend R
Viashino Pyromancer R
Young Pyromancer R
Ball Lightning R
Bolt Hound R
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh R
Chandra's Phoenix R
Ghirapur Gearcrafter R
Glint-Horn Buccaneer R
Goblin Chieftain R
Goblin King R
Goblin Rabblemaster R
Guttersnipe R
Scab-Clan Berserker R
Thopter Engineer R
Avaricious Dragon R
Kinetic Augur R
Krenko, Mob Boss R
Ogre Battledriver R
Pia and Kiran Nalaar R
Scampering Scorcher R
Cavalier of Flame R
Siege-Gang Commander R
Terror of the Peaks R
Thundermaw Hellkite R
Inferno Titan R
Soul of Shandalar R
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames R
Bogardan Hellkite R
Chandra, Acolyte of Flame R
Sarkhan, Fireblood R
Chandra, the Firebrand R
Lightning Bolt R
Shock R
Titan's Strength R
Fling R
Incinerate R
Lightning Strike R
Searing Spear R
Shrapnel Blast R
Thrill of Possibility R
Unleash Fury R
Goblin Wizardry R
Lightning Blast R
Stoke the Flames R
Beacon of Destruction R
Crash Through R
Disintegrate R
Earthquake R
Fireball R
Magmatic Insight R
Thud R
Dragon Fodder R
Krenko's Command R
Pyroclasm R
Tormenting Voice R
Volcanic Hammer R
Exquisite Firecraft R
Flames of the Firebrand R
Molten Birth R
Threaten R
Wheel of Fortune R
Chandra's Ignition R
Cone of Flame R
Pyrotechnics R
Wildfire R
Fire Diamond R
Mask of Immolation R
Hammerhand R
Mana Flare R
Arbor Elf G
Birds of Paradise G
Caustic Caterpillar G
Elvish Mystic G
Elvish Reclaimer G
Llanowar Elves G
Sedge Scorpion G
Deadly Recluse G
Elvish Archers G
Elvish Visionary G
Fauna Shaman G
Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse G
River Boa G
Satyr Wayfinder G
Scavenging Ooze G
Skinshifter G
Thorn Lieutenant G
Whirling Dervish G
Azusa, Lost but Seeking G
Elvish Archdruid G
Elvish Rejuvenator G
Hornet Nest G
Llanowar Visionary G
Loaming Shaman G
Managorger Hydra G
Nissa, Vastwood Seer G
Pridemalkin G
Reclamation Sage G
Thrashing Brontodon G
Troll Ascetic G
Wood Elves G
Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma G
Master of the Wild Hunt G
Nightpack Ambusher G
Obstinate Baloth G
Yeva, Nature's Herald G
Acidic Slime G
Ant Queen G
Cavalier of Thorns G
Kalonian Hydra G
Mitotic Slime G
Silklash Spider G
Thragtusk G
Primeval Titan G
Soul of Zendikar G
Woodland Bellower G
Gaea's Revenge G
Hornet Queen G
Pelakka Wurm G
Primordial Hydra G
Voracious Hydra G
Garruk Wildspeaker G
Vivien, Arkbow Ranger G
Vivien Reid G
Berserk G
Fog G
Giant Growth G
Heroic Intervention G
Return to Nature G
Invigorating Surge G
Pulse of Murasa G
Might of Oaks G
Chord of Calling G
Primal Might G
Farseek G
Nature's Lore G
Rabid Bite G
Rampant Growth G
Regrowth G
Cultivate G
Bramblecrush G
Overrun G
Overwhelming Stampede G
Desert Twister G
Hurricane G
Moss Diamond G
Rancor G
Wild Growth G
Fertile Ground G
Sylvan Library G
Gift of Paradise G
Overgrowth G
Rites of Flourishing G
Primeval Bounty G
Prodigious Growth G
Flinthoof Boar RG
Thunderclap Wyvern UW
Tomebound Lich BU
Blazing Hellhound BR
Radha, Heart of Keld GR
Conclave Mentor GW
Indulging Patrician BW
Experimental Overload RU
Garruk, Apex Predator BG
Heroic Reinforcements RW
Lorescale Coatl GU
Chromium, the Mutable BUW
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager BRU
Hangarback Walker Colorless
Bonded Construct Colorless
Chronomaton Colorless
Phyrexian Revoker Colorless
Runed Servitor Colorless
Steel Overseer Colorless
Adaptive Automaton Colorless
Chief of the Foundry Colorless
Palladium Myr Colorless
Sparkhunter Masticore Colorless
Solemn Simulacrum Colorless
Razormane Masticore Colorless
Scuttling Doom Engine Colorless
Soul of New Phyrexia Colorless
Triskelion Colorless
Meteor Golem Colorless
Pentavus Colorless
Platinum Angel Colorless
Brittle Effigy Colorless
Elixir of Immortality Colorless
Pithing Needle Colorless
Ankh of Mishra Colorless
Fellwar Stone Colorless
Howling Mine Colorless
Mazemind Tome Colorless
Mind Stone Colorless
Ratchet Bomb Colorless
Sword of the Animist Colorless
Druidic Satchel Colorless
Loxodon Warhammer Colorless
Sculpting Steel Colorless
Sword of Vengeance Colorless
Temple Bell Colorless
Haunted Plate Mail Colorless
Icy Manipulator Colorless
Nevinyrral's Disk Colorless
Sisay's Ring Colorless
Trading Post Colorless
Ur-Golem's Eye Colorless
Gilded Lotus Colorless
Pyromancer's Goggles Colorless
Akroma's Memorial Colorless
Chromatic Orrery Colorless
Door to Nothingness WUBRG
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim WUBRG
Adarkar Wastes Land
Glacial Fortress Land
Tundra Land
Drowned Catacomb Land
Underground River Land
Underground Sea Land
Badlands Land
Dragonskull Summit Land
Sulfurous Springs Land
Karplusan Forest Land
Rootbound Crag Land
Taiga Land
Brushland Land
Savannah Land
Sunpetal Grove Land
Caves of Koilos Land
Scrubland Land
Temple of Silence Land
Shivan Reef Land
Temple of Epiphany Land
Volcanic Island Land
Bayou Land
Llanowar Wastes Land
Temple of Malady Land
Battlefield Forge Land
Plateau Land
Temple of Triumph Land
Temple of Mystery Land
Tropical Island Land
Yavimaya Coast Land
Buried Ruin Land
Cathedral of War Land
City of Brass Land
Evolving Wilds Land
Fabled Passage Land
Faerie Conclave Land
Field of the Dead Land
Forbidding Watchtower Land
Foundry of the Consuls Land
Gargoyle Castle Land
Ghitu Encampment Land
Hellion Crucible Land
Mishra's Factory Land
Mutavault Land
Mystifying Maze Land
Quicksand Land
Rogue's Passage Land
Rupture Spire Land
Spawning Pool Land
Terramorphic Expanse Land
Treetop Village Land
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Land

Multiplayer Commander Constructed League

Since Wednesday, September 22, we've been running a Constructed Commander League! It adheres to the official Commander ban list and runs for two weeks. Each League course allows you to play three four-player games of Commander. Much like how we ran Commander Legends draft, each player votes for a player at the culmination of the event, with the game winner automatically receiving "two" votes just for winning! So, if you win in a cool way that everybody likes, then the votes should come pouring in!

We are always trying to find new ways for players to play Commander on Magic Online, so please let us know your thoughts by emailing MagicOnlineFeedback@wizards.com or tweeting @MagicOnline.

Full Details

  • Dates: September 22–October 6 starting and closing at 10 a.m. PT
  • Format: Commander Constructed
  • Entry Options:
    • Option 1: 5 Event Tickets
    • Option 2: 50 Play Points
  • Size: 4 Players per game
  • Play Style: Single Game
  • Duration: Three Rounds, with each round giving each player 30 minutes
  • Prizes:
Place Play Points Friendly Trophies
15 150 4
14 140 3
13 130 2
12 120 2
11 110 1
10 100 1
9 90 1
8 80  
7 70  
6 60  
5 50  
4 40  
3 30  
2 20  
1 10  

MTGO Convention Series – All Access Returns September 29

Want to join in on the fun of PAX, Gen Con, or Origins while playing from home? Want to try out almost all the cards available on Magic Online for up to a week at a time? Just like last year, MTGO is running a special series of tournaments hosted by the team at Pastimes Events.

Starting tomorrow, September 29, at 10 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC), purchase a Gen Con entry package at www.pastimesevents.com/origins-online-events for $20 and receive a code for redeeming inside Magic Online. When you redeem your code, you receive:

  • A Mythic Event Token usable for entry into one of the 22 Constructed events held during the four days of the convention.
  • All Access to cards in Magic Online until Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific following the convention—build a deck and enter games without having the cards in your collection!
    • All Access excludes Battlebond, Secret Lair, and old-frame Power Nine.
    • Enter any number of casual games at no cost.
    • Leagues, queues, and scheduled events still require paying an entry option to join.

Play three rounds in a Convention Event and earn up to nine booster packs plus a pair of Convention Series-exclusive promos—a Xanathar avatar and a non-foil Demilich.

NOTE: Each event has a cap of 56 players, and unused Mythic Event Tokens will be removed from accounts once All Access for that convention ends.

Xanathar AvatarDemelich promo

If you win three matches in a single Convention Event, you will earn a Wizards Ticket good for entry into the Convention Series Championship on Saturday, January 1. Full prizes will be announced later, but the winner of that event will receive four digital sets of every Modern-legal set on Magic Online! (You can earn multiple Wizards Tickets as prizes over the four conventions, but you will only get to enter the Championship once.)

There will be three more conventions supported this way during the remainder of 2021:

Convention All-Access Period (10 a.m.10 a.m.) Event Dates
PAX West September 1–8 September 3–6
Gen Con September 15–22 September 16–19
Origins September 29–October 6 September 30–October 3
PAX Unplugged December 8–15* December 9–12

* All Access for PAX Unplugged ends at downtime on December 15.

Pastimes will also be running SpellTable Commander events that will give out booster prizes on Magic Online at scheduled times each day of the convention.

For full information on the Convention Series, including event schedules for each of the formats, please visit www.pastimesevents.com/origins-online-events.


Pauper Super Qualifier Saturday

On Saturday, October 2, there will be a Pauper Super Qualifier at 7 a.m. PT. The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points (Season 3), 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Innistrad Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Super Qualifier events here.


Limited Qualifier Sunday

On Sunday, October 3, there will be an Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Sealed Qualifier with a start time of 7 a.m. PT. The event costs 40 Season 3 QPs, and the winner will earn an invitation to the Innistrad Set Championship event on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Qualifier events here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format Challenges are the first step toward qualifying for Premier Play through your favorite Magic formats and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. Learn more about Premier Play qualification to get started today.

Magic Online's Format Challenges run once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge—Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place. NOTE: Pauper, Vintage, and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.

New for MOCS Season 3: Pauper Showcase Challenges are held at 8 a.m. Saturday and do not pre-empt the Modern Challenge.

Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.


Next Downtime November 10

The next downtime will be on Wednesday, November 10, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7). This is for the release of Innistrad: Crimson Vow.

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