Masters 25, Plus Treasure Chest Updates

Posted in Magic Online on March 6, 2018

By Alli Medwin

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Magic: The Gathering with Masters 25, a unique set that draws on the long, rich history of Magic releases. Available in the Magic Online store for $6.99 per booster pack, Masters 25 releases on Wednesday March 14, and will be available until Wednesday, April 4. Magic Online will feature two Draft leagues for this release: regular and phantom. Details are below.

Masters 25 Drafts

Magic Online will offer both regular and phantom Masters 25 Draft Leagues from March 14 until April 4.

MASTERS 25 DRAFT LEAGUE

  • Start Time: Wednesday, March 14, after the downtime
  • Closed Time: Wednesday, April 4, at 10 a.m. PT
  • End Time: Wednesday, April 4, at 2 p.m. PT
  • Entry Options:
    • 25 Event Tickets
    • 3 Masters 25 boosters + 4 Event Tickets
    • 250 Play Points
  • Structure: Draft, then up to 3 rounds at your convenience
  • Prizes:
    • 3 wins: 6 Masters 25 boosters + 1 Qualifier Point
    • 2 wins: 2 Masters 25 boosters

MASTERS 25 PHANTOM DRAFT LEAGUE

  • Start Time: Wednesday, March 14, after the downtime
  • Closed Time: Wednesday, April 4, at 10 a.m. PT
  • End Time: Wednesday, April 4, at 2 p.m. PT
  • Entry Options:
    • 10 Event Tickets
    • 100 Play Points
  • Structure: Draft, then up to 3 rounds at your convenience
  • Prizes:
    • 3 wins: 150 Play Points
    • 2 wins: 100 Play Points
    • 1 win: 40 Play Points
    • 0 wins: 10 Play Points

Magic Online Treasure Chest Update

Magic Online Treasure Chests are getting an update with the release of Masters 25, as they do for most sets. We're really changing things up this time, with 265 new cards entering the Curated sheet and another 133 leaving. Many other cards will now appear more or less often than they did before.

Many of the cards leaving the Curated sheet are cards from Commander releases. Others are old promo cards that have enjoyed a good run but are now being retired. Path to Exile has two promo versions, but only the Conflux version will appear now. Some are cards whose popularity has waned, such as Bristling Hydra. Some others are cards that we're simply rotating out to keep the contents fresh and exciting.

And of course, cards reprinted in Masters 25 are mostly cut back, with some removed entirely. Opening a Treasure Chest should feel pretty different than opening the boosters you're drafting with.

These removed cards might be back in the future, but for now it's time for some new cards to shine.

We add cards to Treasure Chests all the time, but for this release we're staying on-theme for a Masters set and bringing more than usual into the fold. Of the 265 new cards, fifteen of them are the cards from From the Vault: Transform, available on Magic Online for the first time. Other beloved old cards are now available, many of them specifically included for Pauper players. Now, you can open Daze from Nemesis, Preordain from Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth, Ninja of the Deep Hours, and more. Standard cards show up more often than before, too. And for the first time since they left Standard, cards from Battle for Zendikar and Shadows over Innistrad blocks can be found in Treasure Chests.

We're also slightly increasing the chance to get a card from the Curated sheet. Slot 2 will yield a Curated card 0.5% more often, with Standard common/uncommon cards appearing slightly less frequently.

Click to reveal the changes to the curated sheet:

Treasure Chest Curated Card List Changes

Card Name Set Previous Frequency Ratio New Frequency Ratio
Academy Rector UD 6 0
Aether Vial MMA 6 0
Ajani Vengeant DDH 3 0
Ajani Vengeant PR2 3 0
Akroma's Memorial M13 0 6
Alhammarret's Archive ORI 6 0
Altar of Dementia TE 6 0
Aluren TE 12 0
Amulet of Vigor WWK 6 0
Anafenza, the Foremost KTK 6 0
Ancient Den MRD 0 6
Ancient Grudge PR2 0 6
Ancient Tomb VMA 12 0
Angel of Sanctions AKH 6 12
Angelic Destiny M12 0 6
Anger DDI 0 6
Anointed Procession AKH 0 12
Anvil of Bogardan VI 0 6
Approach of the Second Sun AKH 0 12
Arahbo, Roar of the World PZ2 3 0
Archangel Avacyn V17 0 6
Archangel of Tithes ORI 0 6
Arguel's Blood Fast V17 0 6
Arjun, the Shifting Flame PZ1 6 0
Arlinn Kord V17 0 6
Armageddon PR2 0 6
Attrition MS3 0 6
Augur of Bolas M13 0 12
Aura Shards IN 0 6
Auriok Champion 5DN 0 6
Austere Command MS3 0 12
Avatar of Discord PR2 0 6
Baneslayer Angel M10 0 12
Batterskull PR2 0 6
Batterskull NPH 6 0
Beast Within NPH 25 6
Bedlam Reveler EMN 0 12
Belbe's Portal NE 0 6
Birds of Paradise PR2 0 6
Bitterblossom PR2 0 6
Black Vise MS2 6 0
Blatant Thievery ONS 0 6
Bloodbraid Elf ARB 0 12
Bloodline Keeper V17 0 6
Bloodspore Thrinax PZ1 6 0
Bomat Courier KLD 0 12
Boom // Bust PLC 0 6
Braid of Fire CSP 0 12
Brainstorm MM 0 6
Breya, Etherium Shaper PZ2 6 0
Bribery PR2 12 6
Bristling Hydra KLD 12 0
Bruna, the Fading Light V17 0 6
Burning Wish JUD 6 0
Caged Sun C14 6 0
Capsize MS3 0 6
Capture of Jingzhou ME3 0 6
Carnage Tyrant XLN 12 20
Catastrophe UZ 0 6
Cavern of Souls AVR 20 12
Caves of Koilos 10E 0 6
Chain Lightning MS3 6 0
Chalice of the Void MRD 12 0
Champion of the Parish ISD 0 6
Champion of Wits HOU 6 12
Champion's Helm MS2 0 6
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh V17 0 6
Chandra, Pyromaster M14 6 0
Chandra, Torch of Defiance KLD 12 20
Charisma MM 0 6
Choking Sands MI 0 6
Cho-Manno's Blessing MM 0 6
Chrome Mox PR2 6 0
City of Solitude VI 6 0
Cloud Key FUT 0 6
Coalition Relic FUT 0 12
Collective Brutality EMN 0 6
Collective Voyage CMD 0 6
Commandeer CSP 0 6
Condescend 5DN 0 12
Contagion PRM 0 6
Containment Priest PZ1 0 6
Counterbalance CSP 0 6
Courser of Kruphix BNG 0 6
Crackdown MM 0 6
Craterhoof Behemoth AVR 0 6
Creeping Corrosion MBS 0 6
Crypt Rats VI 12 20
Cryptic Command PR2 0 6
Cuombajj Witches PRM 0 12
Cursed Totem MI 0 6
Damia, Sage of Stone CMD 0 6
Daze NE 0 6
Delver of Secrets V17 0 6
Demonic Tutor DDC 0 6
Demonic Tutor VMA 6 0
Derevi, Empyrial Tactician C13 0 6
Dismember PR2 12 6
Domri Rade GTC 0 6
Doomsday PRM 5 6
Dread Summons PZ1 6 0
Dryad Arbor FUT 0 6
Dryad Arbor V12 12 6
Duplicant MS2 6 0
Dust Bowl MM 12 0
Earthcraft TE 6 0
Edgar Markov PZ2 6 0
Elbrus, the Binding Blade V17 0 6
Eldrazi Displacer OGW 0 6
Eldrazi Monument ZEN 0 6
Eldritch Evolution EMN 0 12
Electrickery RTR 0 12
Elspeth, Sun's Champion PRM 6 3
Elspeth, Sun's Champion THS 6 3
Empress Galina IN 0 6
Emrakul, the Promised End EMN 0 6
Enduring Ideal SOK 12 0
Energy Field UZ 6 0
Ensnaring Bridge ST 6 0
Entreat the Angels V15 0 6
Entreat the Angels AVR 6 0
Erayo, Soratami Ascendant SOK 0 6
Eternal Witness PR2 12 6
Eternal Witness MMA 13 6
Etherium-Horn Sorcerer PC2 0 6
Exhume UZ 12 6
Ezuri, Claw of Progress PZ1 0 6
Fauna Shaman M11 6 0
Felidar Umbra PC2 12 0
Fiery Confluence PZ1 12 6
Fireblast VI 0 12
Flash MI 0 6
Fluctuator UZ 12 0
Flusterstorm PZ1 6 0
Food Chain MM 3 6
Footsteps of the Goryo SOK 6 0
Forbidden Orchard CHK 6 0
Forbidden Orchard PRM 6 0
Force of Will VMA 0 6
Force of Will MS3 6 0
Forgotten Ancient PC1 6 0
Fountain Watch MM 0 6
From the Ashes C13 0 6
Fumigate KLD 0 6
Fury of the Horde CSP 0 6
Gaddock Teeg LRW 6 0
Game of Chaos PZ2 0 6
Garruk Relentless V17 0 6
Garruk Wildspeaker PR2 0 6
Garruk Wildspeaker M10 6 0
Garruk, Caller of Beasts M14 0 6
Gauntlet of Might PRM 0 6
Gauntlet of Power MS2 0 6
Gemstone Caverns TSP 0 6
Genesis Chamber DST 0 6
Geralf's Messenger DKA 12 6
Ghastly Demise OD 0 6
Ghave, Guru of Spores PZ1 6 0
Ghostly Prison CHK 0 6
Ghostly Prison PC2 12 0
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar BFZ 0 6
Gifts Ungiven CHK 12 6
Gilded Drake UZ 6 0
Gisela, the Broken Blade V17 0 6
Gisela, the Broken Blade EMN 0 6
Glacial Chasm V12 0 6
Glimmervoid MMA 12 6
Glimpse of Nature CHK 0 6
Glittering Wish FUT 6 0
Goblin Chieftain M10 0 6
Gorilla Shaman PRM 40 20
Goryo's Vengeance BOK 12 6
Gravecrawler DKA 6 12
Graven Cairns FUT 0 6
Graven Cairns SHM 0 6
Great Furnace MRD 0 6
Green Sun's Zenith MBS 0 6
Grim Flayer EMN 0 6
Grim Lavamancer M12 12 6
Gut Shot NPH 0 12
Hall of Gemstone MI 12 0
Hammer of Nazahn PZ2 0 6
Hanna, Ship's Navigator PR2 6 0
Havengul Lich DKA 0 6
Heart of Kiran AER 6 12
Helm of Awakening VI 0 6
Horn of Greed ST 0 6
Howling Mine 10E 0 6
Huang Zhong, Shu General PZ2 1 0
Huntmaster of the Fells V17 0 6
Hurkyl's Recall MM2 12 0
Hydra Omnivore CMD 0 6
Icatian Javelineers PRM 25 0
Inalla, Archmage Ritualist PZ2 3 0
Inferno Titan PRM 6 0
Inkmoth Nexus MBS 12 6
Intruder Alarm ST 6 0
Iona, Shield of Emeria MM2 3 0
Iroas, God of Victory JOU 0 6
Isolated Chapel ISD 0 6
Jace Beleren PRM/PR2 0 6
Jace, Architect of Thought RTR 6 0
Jace, Cunning Castaway XLN 6 0
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy V17 0 6
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy ORI 12 0
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur NPH 6 0
Kaalia of the Vast PZ1 6 0
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet OGW 0 6
Keldon Firebombers PR 12 0
Kess, Dissident Mage PZ2 6 0
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker MM2 3 0
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner MMA 0 6
Kor Spiritdancer ROE 0 6
Korlash, Heir to Blackblade FUT 0 6
Koth of the Hammer DDI 0 6
Koth of the Hammer SOM 6 0
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth ROE 0 6
Kozilek's Return OGW 0 6
Krond the Dawn-Clad PC2 0 6
Kytheon, Hero of Akros V17 0 6
Kytheon, Hero of Akros ORI 6 0
Land Grant MM 12 6
Lantern of Insight 5DN 12 0
Legion's Landing XLN 6 12
Leonin Arbiter SOM 0 6
Licia, Sanguine Tribune PZ2 3 0
Life from the Loam MMA 6 0
Lightning Bolt M11 0 12
Lightning Greaves MS2 0 6
Lightning Helix MMA 0 12
Liliana, Heretical Healer V17 0 6
Liliana, the Last Hope EMN 0 6
Lingering Souls PR2 13 12
Lion's Eye Diamond MI 0 12
Lord of Atlantis 7E 12 6
Lord of Extinction MS3 0 6
Lotus Vale WL 0 6
Maelstrom Nexus ARB 0 6
Magus of the Moon FUT 6 0
Magus of the Wheel PZ1 6 0
Mana Confluence JOU 6 0
Mana Drain VMA 12 6
Mana Reflection SHM 0 6
Mana Web WL 0 6
Marath, Will of the Wild C13 0 6
Master Biomancer GTC 0 6
Master of Waves THS 0 6
Mathas, Fiend Seeker PZ2 3 0
Mental Note JUD 0 6
Meren of Clan Nel Toth PZ1 6 0
Mikokoro, Center of the Sea SOK 0 6
Minamo, School at Water's Edge CHK 0 6
Mind Twist PRM 0 6
Minds Aglow CMD 0 6
Mind's Eye MS2 0 6
Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist PZ2 3 0
Misdirection PRM 6 0
Mishra's Bauble CSP 0 6
Mizzix of the Izmagnus PZ1 6 0
Mogg Raider TE 0 12
Moggcatcher NE 6 0
Molten Rain MRD 0 12
Mox Diamond V10 12 6
Mox Opal MM2 0 6
Mutagenic Growth NPH 0 12
Mutavault MOR 12 6
Mycosynth Lattice DST 0 6
Mystic Confluence PZ1 12 0
Mystical Tutor MI 0 6
Nahiri, the Harbinger SOI 0 6
Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith PZ2 3 0
Nether Spirit MM 0 6
Nether Void PR2 0 6
Nettle Sentinel EVE 25 12
Nimbus Maze FUT 0 6
Nin, the Pain Artist CMD 0 6
Ninja of the Deep Hours BOK 0 12
Nissa, Nature's Artisan KLD 0 6
Nissa, Vastwood Seer V17 0 6
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar OGW 0 6
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar PRM 12 0
No Mercy UL 0 6
Noble Hierarch PRM 0 6
Noble Hierarch MM2 12 0
Nourishing Shoal BOK 0 6
O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami PZ2 3 0
Omniscience MS3 6 0
Opalescence UD 0 6
Pact of Negation FUT 0 6
Palace Jailer PZ2 0 6
Palace Sentinels PZ2 0 20
Parallel Evolution TOR 0 6
Part the Waterveil BFZ 0 12
Past in Flames ISD 6 0
Path to Exile CON 2 12
Path to Exile PR2 2 0
Path to Exile PRM 2 0
Patron Wizard OD 6 0
Peat Bog MM 0 6
Perilous Vault M15 0 6
Petrified Field OD 6 0
Phantasmal Image M12 0 6
Phyrexian Obliterator NPH 6 0
Phyrexian Tyranny PS 0 6
Pillar of the Paruns DIS 0 6
Pithing Needle M10 7 6
Pithing Needle RTR 7 0
Platinum Angel MS2 0 6
Porphyry Nodes PLC 0 6
Predict OD 0 6
Preordain DDI 0 12
Preyseizer Dragon PC2 0 6
Primal Command PRM 0 6
Primal Vigor C13 0 6
Primeval Titan MM2 12 6
Prismatic Strands JUD 0 12
Progenitor Mimic DGM 0 6
Progenitus CON 0 6
Prohibit IN 6 0
Pulverize MM 6 0
Puppet's Verdict MM 0 6
Puresteel Paladin NPH 12 0
Pyromancer Ascension ZEN 0 6
Pyromancer's Goggles ORI 6 0
Quirion Ranger PRM 25 20
Raging Ravine WWK 12 6
Rancor PZ1 25 20
Reality Smasher OGW 0 6
Recruiter of the Guard PZ2 6 12
Relentless Dead SOI 0 6
Remand MM2 13 12
Replenish UD 6 0
Reshape DST 0 6
Restoration Angel PR2 12 6
Restore Balance TSP 6 0
Rhystic Study PR 12 6
Rhystic Tutor PR 0 6
Rings of Brighthearth MS2 0 6
Rise of the Dark Realms M14 3 0
Rishadan Port PRM 12 6
River of Tears FUT 0 12
Rolling Earthquake ME3 0 6
Roon of the Hidden Realm C13 0 6
Rootwater Thief NE 0 6
Rout PRM 0 6
Rugged Prairie EVE 6 0
Ruination ST 0 6
Sakura-Tribe Elder CHK 0 6
Scorched Ruins WL 0 6
Scrying Sheets CSP 12 0
Sculpting Steel MS2 0 6
Seat of the Synod MRD 0 6
Selfless Spirit EMN 0 12
Serenity WL 6 0
Serra's Sanctum UZ 6 0
Serum Powder DST 0 6
Serum Visions 5DN 12 0
Shallow Grave MI 6 0
Shambling Vent BFZ 0 6
Shatterstorm 10E 0 12
Show and Tell PRM 0 6
Show and Tell UZ 6 0
Sigarda, Host of Herons AVR 0 6
Silent Arbiter 5DN 0 12
Sinkhole EMA 0 6
Skullbriar, the Walking Grave CMD 0 6
Skyshroud Claim NE 6 0
Slippery Bogle EVE 25 12
Sliver Hivelord M15 0 6
Sliver Legion FUT 0 6
Snake Basket VI 6 0
Snow-Covered Island CSP 0 6
Sorin, Solemn Visitor KTK 0 6
Spell Queller EMN 0 6
Sphere of Resistance MS2 6 0
Spike Weaver EX 0 6
Spoils of the Vault MRD 0 6
Squandered Resources VI 6 0
Squee, Goblin Nabob MM 0 6
Staff of Domination MS2 0 6
Standstill OD 0 6
Starfield of Nyx ORI 12 0
Static Orb MS2 0 6
Sterling Grove PRM 0 6
Stifle PR2 0 6
Stormbreath Dragon THS 0 6
Stranglehold CMD 0 6
Sublime Archangel M13 0 6
Sundering Titan MS2 6 0
Sunken Ruins SHM 0 6
Sword of Feast and Famine MBS 6 0
Sword of Fire and Ice DST 5 0
Sword of Fire and Ice MMA 5 0
Sword of Light and Shadow DST 6 0
Sword of Light and Shadow MMA 6 0
Tamiyo, Field Researcher EMN 0 6
Tariel, Reckoner of Souls CMD 0 6
Tarmogoyf FUT 0 12
Tarmogoyf MM2 12 6
Tectonic Edge PR2 0 6
Tectonic Edge EXP 6 0
Teferi, Temporal Archmage PZ1 12 0
Teferi's Protection PZ2 0 6
Temporal Manipulation PRM 6 0
Tempt with Discovery C13 6 0
The Chain Veil M15 0 6
The Locust God MS3 6 12
The Mimeoplasm CMD 0 6
The Scarab God HOU 12 20
The Scarab God MS3 6 12
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale PRM 6 0
The Ur-Dragon PZ2 6 0
Thing in the Ice SOI 0 6
Thorn of Amethyst LRW 0 6
Thorn of the Black Rose PZ2 0 20
Thought Vessel PZ1 12 6
Thought-Knot Seer OGW 0 6
Threads of Disloyalty MS3 0 6
Thromok the Insatiable PC2 12 0
Through the Breach CHK 12 6
Thrumming Stone CSP 0 6
Thundermaw Hellkite M13 0 6
Time Warp TE 0 6
Time Warp M10 6 0
Tireless Tracker SOI 0 6
Titania, Protector of Argoth PZ1 12 6
Tithe VI 0 6
Tolaria West FUT 6 0
Tooth and Nail MRD 0 6
Torpor Orb NPH 0 6
Torrential Gearhulk MS2 6 12
Tower of the Magistrate MM 0 6
Treachery UD 0 6
Tree of Tales MRD 0 6
Tsabo's Web IN 6 0
Twilight Mire PRM 3 0
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger BFZ 0 6
Undiscovered Paradise VI 12 0
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth PLC 12 6
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle ZEN 0 6
Vampiric Tutor EMA 0 12
Vault of Whispers MRD 0 6
Vendilion Clique PR2 3 0
Verdant Crescendo KLD 0 12
Vesuva TSP 25 6
Virtue's Ruin V14 12 0
Visions of Beyond M12 25 12
Voidslime PR2 0 6
Vraska, Relic Seeker XLN 12 20
Vraska's Contempt XLN 6 20
Warren Instigator ZEN 0 6
Wasteland EMA 12 6
Wild Nacatl PR2 0 12
Winding Canyons WL 0 12
Winter Orb EMA 6 0
World Breaker OGW 0 6
Wrath of God PR2 0 6
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder PZ2 0 3
Zedruu the Greathearted CMD 0 6

In addition to all that, the Masters 25 update will introduce a brand-new kind of object in Treasure Chests: Treasure Chest Avatars, a small group of untradeable avatars with unique border treatments similar to Prestige Avatars. These avatars lower the frequency of only Standard commons and uncommons. The chances of receiving Play Points or Curated cards is unaffected. And Treasure Chests are the only way to get these avatars.

(For all fans of the Standard-legal commons and uncommons in Treasure Chests out there, you have my sincerest apologies at the reduction in frequency.)

Prestige Avatars are chosen to promote and highlight the most epic characters and art in Magic story. Treasure Chest Avatars, on the other hand, are chosen because they made us giggle.

The first one you might open is this Ragavan, the Monkey Avatar.

Who doesn't love a Monkey? Kari Zev might create the token, but it goes away at end of turn. Open a Ragavan avatar, and you can have the Monkey represent you in your games forever.

The second is a Gishath, Sun's Avatar Avatar.

It's an avatar of an Avatar. More importantly, it's a Dinosaur. Rawr.

The third and final in the initial batch is a Dead Man's Chest Avatar.

Yo dawg, I heard you like treasure chests. So I put treasure chests in your Treasure Chests and even threw in a little treasure chest symbol.

When you open a Treasure Chest, you have a 1% chance to open each of these, and you'll never open two in the same Chest. When Dominaria is released, we'll add a fourth Treasure Chest avatar themed after a card in that set, still with a 1% chance for each. Then, when Core 2019 releases in July, all four of them will be replaced by a single Treasure Chest Avatar from a Core 2019 card. From then on, the plan is to have a single Treasure Chest Avatar available at a given time, themed after the latest main set release.

Treasure Chests always provide the current content, so you can't save a Treasure Chest you get, open it next year, and hope to get a Ragavan avatar. Once a Treasure Chest Avatar rotates out, it's gone for good*. And you can't trade for them, so if you want one, win and open those Treasure Chests!

* Mostly. We won't be rereleasing these avatars in Treasure Chests or other wide distributions, but we might grant a small number of them in future promotions.

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