Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate MTG Arena-Exclusive Mechanics Revealed

Check out the updates and new events coming soon to MTG Arena

Hardened Scales illustrated by Jim Nelson

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has released their weekly MTG Arena update that includes details on Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate preorder bundles, card and mechanic previews, and more.

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Preorders Go Live Tomorrow

The Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate preorder bundles will go on sale in the MTG Arena store tomorrow. The Wyll Pack Bundle includes 50 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate packs, 5 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate mythic packs, 1 Wyll, Pact-Bound Duelist card, 1 Wyll, Pact-Bound Duelist depth art card style, and the Wyll, Pact-Bound Duelist sleeve.

The Lae’zel Play Bundle includes the set mastery pass, 10 levels on the mastery pass, 3 player draft tokens, 1 sealed token, 1 Lae’zel, Githyanki Warrior card, 1 Lae’zel, Githyanki Warrior depth art card style, and the Lae’zel, Githyanki Warrior sleeve. Each bundle costs $49.99 and players get the card sleeve upon preordering.

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate will feature 81 new cards, some cards from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate, some rebalanced cards from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate for digital play, reprints from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, and more. The full set is designed for a fun draft experience and to inject more cards into Alchemy and Historic.

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Mechanics Previewed

Three MTG Arena-exclusive mechanics are coming in Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate. First up is specialize. Specialize allows the player to pay mana and discard a color/land type of your choice to change your card to that new card with its effects (the change depends on which color you discarded).

Take a look at Viconia, Nightsinger’s Disciple and the five specializations it can turn into depending on the color of card you discard.

Double team, the second mechanic in the set, reads: when a creature with double team attacks, if it’s not a token, conjure a duplicate of the original into your hand, and then both cards lose double team.

The third mechanic, boon, isn’t specific to Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate as it can work with cards already added to Alchemy. Boon is a way to represent delayed triggers, similar to an emblem, but once they trigger, they disappear.

Five more cards were previewed from the set. Check out Arcane Archery to see a card with boon. Gnoll Hunting Party shows off double team.

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate is set to release on July 7. More previews will be coming soon.

Here Is Where To Find Alchemy: Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Previews

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Chromatic Cube Launches Friday

The Chromatic Cube, a curated cube aimed at encouraging players to play as many colors as possible, returns to MTG Arena on Friday. Best-Of-One and Best-Of-Three queues will be available with an entry fee of 4,000 gold or 600 gems. The Chromatic Cube will be live from June 24-July 7.

Check out the card list for the Chromatic Cube, prizes for the events, and more here.

Event Schedule

Midweek Magic

  • June 21-23: Alchemy
  • June 28-30: Momir
  • July 5-7: Historic Artisan
  • July 12-14: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Bot Phantom Draft
  • July 19-21: Historic Pauper

Quick Draft

  • June 10-June 24: Streets of New Capenna
  • June 24-July 8: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • July 8-22: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • July 22-August 5: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate

Other Events

  • June 17-24Theros Beyond Death Premier Draft
  • June 24-July 7: Chromatic Cube
  • July 7-29: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Sealed
  • July 8-11: Alchemy Metagame Challenge
  • July 14-18: Dragon Brawl

Premier Play Schedule

Qualifier Play-Ins

  • July 16, 6 AM–June 17, 6 AM: Qualifier Play-In Best-of-One (Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed)
  • July 22, 6 AM–July 23, 3 AM: Qualifier Play-In Best-of-Three (Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed)

Qualifier Weekend

Day 1 and Day 2 events close to new entries at 8 AM (UTC -7) each day.

  • July 23, 6 AM–July 24, 4 PM: Qualifier Weekend
    • Day 1 and Day 2: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed

Read the original article from WotC.