Kaladesh Block Flashback Drafts Hit Magic Online Tomorrow

Check out the updates and new events coming soon to Magic Online

Aether Hub illustrated by Sam Burley

Daybreak Games have released their weekly update article for Magic Online, detailing upcoming events, game changes, and more.

Kaladesh Block Flashback Drafts Start Tomorrow

Aether RevoltKaladesh Flashback Drafts come to Magic Online tomorrow for the first time. The leagues start at 10 AM PT and cost 10 Event Tickets, 100 Play Points, or 2 Event Tickets combined with either 2 Kaladesh or 2 Aether Revolt boosters.

Alternate Play Schedule

  • July 12-19 – Commander Legends draft (Keeper and Phantom)
  • July 20-26 – Aether Revolt-Kaladesh Flashback Draft (Phantom)
  • July 26-August 3 – Magic 30 Cube

Freeform Commander Live Now

Players are encouraged to build their own rule-sets by playing with likeminded friends through the buddy system. The format’s only established rules are as follows:

  • Decks consist of a minimum of 30 main-deck cards, excluding the designated Commander(s).
  • Decks have one or two Commanders, which dictate the deck’s color identity.
  • Starting life totals are set at 20 for two-player games, and 40 for three- and four-player games.
  • Any card can be a Commander. Note that cards in the command zone can be “cast” but not played, so the only thing a “Land Commander” does is affect the deck’s color identity.
  • Multiple copies of any single card are permissible in a deck.

More information on the format can be found here.

All-Access Tokens Continue

All-Access tokens have returned to Magic Online and will run through July 24. The Mythic Event Token can be found in the Magic Online store and purchased for $25, granting players access to almost every card on the client. The tokens turn off at 10 AM PT on July 24.

Premier Play

Saturday, July 22 7:00 a.m. 14:00 MOCS Showcase Open 
Sunday, July 23 7:00 a.m. 14:00 MOCS Showcase Open 

Format Challenges

Time (PT)FridaySaturdaySunday
12:00 AM  Vintage Challenge
1:00 AM 32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 AM Pauper Challenge 
4:00 AM 32-Player Legacy ChallengeModern Challenge
6:00 AM 32-Player Standard ChallengePioneer Challenge
8:00 AM Modern ChallengeLegacy Challenge
10:00 AM Vintage ChallengePauper Challenge
12:00 PM 32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 PM Pioneer Challenge32-Player Standard Challenge
4:00 PM32-Player Limited Challenge  
6:00 PMModern ChallengeModern Challenge 

Patch Notes

  • Merry, Esquire of Rohan will correctly lose first strike once equipment is no longer attached to it.
  • Peregrin Took will correctly not trigger when Horn of Gondor creates no Human tokens.
  • Error messages in the MTGO Store have been made more human-readable.
  • URLs in tooltip text have been updated.

Next Downtime

  • August 3 — To support the release of Commander Masters

Read the original article from Daybreak Games.