The Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth Now Live On Magic Online

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

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

The Lord Of The Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Live On MTGO

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth is live now on Magic Online. The Modern-legal set comes with the usual offerings of Limited events, Commander Decks, Jumpstart leagues, art bundles, new avatars, and other items. Each Commander Deck sells for $34.99 and includes 20 unique cards.

Eight new avatars are available, with five coming in treasure chests while the remaining three require some effort to acquire.

The first five that can be found in treasure chests are:

  • Arwen Undómiel​ 
  • Éowyn, Fearless Knight​ 
  • Gimli, Counter of Kills​ 
  • Legolas, Counter of Kills​ 
  • Sméagol, Helpful Guide​ 

Unlock the other three by earning points via trophies. Get five points for a competitive trophy and one point for a friendly trophy. The other three are:

  • Aragorn, the Uniter (earn five points)
  • Frodo Baggins (earn 20 points)
  • Gandalf the White (earn 40 points)

Upcoming MOCS Showcase Challenges

DateTime (PT)EventFormat
Saturday, June 248:00 AMModern Showcase ChallengeModern
Sunday, June 256:00 AMPioneer Showcase ChallengePioneer

Alternate Play Schedule

  • June 20-July 5 – Best-of-One Draft league with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
  • July 5-12 – Supreme Draft (Phantom)
  • 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

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

  • When a player controlling the Monarch or the Initiative leaves or loses the game, the system will correctly revert that status to the active player
  • In formats that care about graveyard order, it will be selectable when piles of cards are put into the graveyard


  • August 2 — To install support for Commander Masters

Read the original article from Daybreak Games.