Explorer And Historic Anthologies Coming To MTG Arena Next Week

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

Lukamina, Crocodile Form illustrated by Simon Dominic

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has released their weekly MTG Arena update that includes details on the upcoming Historic and Explorer Anthologies, the next Arena Open, and more.

Explorer And Historic Anthologies Set For Release On July 28

The first Explorer Anthology and Historic Anthology 6 will be available to purchase through the MTG Arena store or by crafting on July 28. Each bundle will contain 20 cards and can be purchased in full for 4,000 gems or 25,000 gold. Buying the bundle grants four copies of each card. Players also have the option to craft individual cards with wild cards as well.

Each Anthology came with three cards to tease the set. The Explore Anthology previewed Favored Hoplite, Supreme Verdict, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.

Historic Anthology 6 is headlined by Tarmogoyf and will also include Avacyn, Angel of Hope, and Go-Shintai of Life’s Origin.

The rest of the cards from each Anthology will be revealed on social media with the full card list for each set coming on July 27.

Arena Open Scheduled For July 30-31

The next Arena Open is set for July 30-31 and will feature Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Limited. Day 1 is Sealed and Day 2 is Draft. The structure for Day 2 has changed and will now feature two separate drafts instead of one. All players who enter will receive the Baldur’s Gate dragon sleeve.

Get all the details for the Arena Open here.

Dungeons & Dragons Event

Play in the Dungeons & Dragons all-access event from July 18-28 and earn rulebook-style card frames. Dragons with mana value 5+ are cheaper, and every second spell will venture you further into the dungeon.

Event Schedule

Events open at 8 a.m. PT (UTC -7) and close at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-7) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

  • July 7–29: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Sealed (Best-of-One and Best-of-Three)
  • July 14–18: Dragon Brawl
  • July 15–18: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Constructed
  • July 18–28: Dragons & Dungeons
  • July 22-28: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Premier Draft
  • July 28-August 2: Innistrad: Crimson Vow Premier Draft
  • August 2-7: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Premier Draft
  • August 7-12: Streets of New Capenna Premier Draft
  • August 12-September 1: Arena Cube

Quick Draft

  • July 8–22: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • July 22–August 5: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate
  • August 5–19: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • August 19–September 2: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate
  • September 2-15: Streets of New Capenna

Midweek Magic

Midweek Magic events open on Tuesdays at 8 AM PT and close on Thursdays at 8 AM PT.

  • July 19–21: Historic Pauper
  • July 26–28: Singleton
  • August 2–4: Explorer
  • August 9-11: Historic Artisan
  • August 16-18: Omniscience Dragons

Arena Open

Arena Open Day 1 entry window opens at 6 AM PT (13:00 UTC) and closes the following day at 3 AM PT (10:00 UTC).

Day 2 entry window is two hours only, from 6 AM PT (13:00 UTC) until 8 AM PT (15:00 UTC).

  • July 30–31
    • Day 1, July 30: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
    • Day 2, July 31: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Draft Best-of-Three only

Premier Play Schedule

All times listed are Pacific time (UTC -7).

Note: The format for the August Qualifier Play-In and Qualifier Weekend events has been updated to Alchemy. For full details, see the event pages linked below.

Qualifier Play-In Events

Qualifier Play-In events are single-day tournaments in which players compete to earn invitations to Qualifier Weekend events.


  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    • July 22, 6 AM – July 23, 3 AM
    • Format: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed


  • Best-of-One Qualifier Play-In
    • August 13, 6 AM – August 17, 6 AM
    • Format: Alchemy
  • Best-of-Three Qualifier Play-In
    • August 19, 6 AM – August 20, 3 AM
    • Format: Alchemy

Qualifier Weekend Events

Day One and Day Two events close to new entries at 8 AM PT (UTC 15:00) each day.

Qualifier Weekend events are two-day events in which eligible players compete for invitations to the Arena Championship held in the fourth quarter of 2022.


  • Qualifier Weekend
    • July 23, 6 AM – July 24, 4 PM
    • Format both days: Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Phantom Sealed


  • Qualifier Weekend
    • August 20, 6 AM – August 21, 4 PM
    • Format for both days: Alchemy

Read the original article from WotC.