Elves, Warriors Benefit Most From Upcoming MTG Arena Alchemy Card Rebalances

Swath of improvements coming to 25 cards on April 7

Base Camp illustrated by Jokubas Uogintas

The next wave of Alchemy card rebalances will effectively buff 25 cards on April 7. The majority of the cards getting improvements are Warriors and Elves, though a handful of more generic cards are also getting a boost. Check out the changes that will be implemented next week with the MTG Arena client update.

Arms Scavenger

Arms Scavengers gains the text “Equip abilities you activate cost 1 less to activate.”

Armory Veteran

Gains ward – Pay 2 life.

Dwarfhold Champion

Gains ward 1.

Bruenor Battlehammer

Will now be a 5/4 and his ability also works with reconfigure, reading as “0: Attach target Equipment you control to target creature you control. Activate only as a sorcery and only once each turn.”

Expedition Supplier

Now triggers off Humans and Warriors.

Goma Fada Vanguard

Now counts Warriors and Equipment.

Kargan Intimidator

Combined +1/+1 and trample abilities into one that reads “Target Warrior gets +1/+1 and gains trample until end of turn.”

Kargan Warleader

Gains ward 1, gives other Warriors ward 1.

Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients

Second and third abilities improved. Nahiri will read:

+1: Create a 1/1 white Kor Warrior creature token. You may attach an Equipment you control to it.

−2: Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal a Warrior and Equipment card from among them and put them into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

−3: Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients deals damage to target creature or planeswalker equal to twice the number of Warriors and Equipment you control.

Plate Armor

Costs 1W (from 2W).

Tyvar Kell

Gains a loyalty and improves the +1 while upping the cost for the ultimate. Tyvar now reads:

Elves you control have “Tap: Add black mana.”

+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to two target Elves. Untap it. It gains deathtouch until end of turn.

0: Create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token.

−7: You get an emblem with “Whenever you cast an Elf spell, it gains haste until end of turn and you draw two cards.”

Harald Unites the Elves

Chapter 1 now mills five cards (up from three).

Elderfang Ritualist

Costs 1B (from 2B), can now return Tyvar Kell from graveyard to hand, must exile itself to return a card.

Skemfar Avenger

Removes “nontoken” clause.

Canopy Tactician

Is a 3/4 (from 3/3).

Harald, King of Skemfar

Now looks at seven cards (from five).

Return Upon the Tide

Now creates three 1/1 Elves (up from two).

Thornmantle Striker

Costs 3B (from 4B).

Elderleaf Mentor

Costs 2G (from 3G), now 2/2 (from 3/2).

Elven Bow

You may pay 1 (from 2).

Skemfar Elderhall

Ability costs 1BBG (from 2BBG).

Shessra, Death's Whisper

Costs 1BG (from 2BG), now 1/4 (from 1/3).

Symmetry Sage

Is 0/3 (from 0/2), now gives a creature base power 3 (from 2).

Spell Satchel

Second ability costs 2 to activate (from 3) and requires removing two counters (from three).

Base Camp

Removed “Enters the battlefield tapped” text.

Read the original article for WotC’s reasoning behind the card rebalances.