MTG Arena Update Breaks Down How To Get Mystical Archive Cards

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As part of their weekly update article, Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has shared details on how to get the Mystical Archive cards on MTG Arena, the launch of Strixhaven: School of Mages, and several new, in-game events.

The Mystical Archive

Being previewed alongside Strixhaven are a series of 63 cards known as the Mystical Archive. The Mystical Archive is a Historic-legal expansion similar to a Historic Anthology, but the cards will be available through opening Strixhaven packs rather than a stand-alone bundle purchase. Cards from the Mystical Archive can appear as uncommon, rare, and mythic rares and do not replace the pack’s natural slots, meaning you can potentially get two rares or mythics in the same pack.

The Mystical Archive cards will also appear in physical Strixhaven products with unique alternate or Japanese-language art.

Channel Counterspell Dark Ritual Demonic Tutor Lightning Bolt Natural Order Swords to Plowshares

Note that seven of the cards included as part of the Mystical Archive will not be legal in Historic: Channel, Counterspell, Dark Ritual, Demonic Tutor, Lightning Bolt, Natural Order, and Swords to Plowshares. These cards will appear in packs on MTG Arena, but only after players have collected four of each legal card of the same rarity. These cards will also not affect the wildcard distribution in packs.

Strixhaven: School of Mages Preorders

Prior to the set’s launch on April 23, players can purchase two preorder bundles on MTG Arena.

Kasmina Bundle

Players interested in purchasing the Kasmina Bundle will receive 50 packs of Strixhaven, a copy of Kasmina, Enigma Sage, and a Kasmina cosmetic card sleeve (pictured above).

Professor Onyx Bundle

The Professor Onyx Bundle has “everything you need to dive into your Strixhaven experience” including:

  • Strixhaven Set Mastery Pass
  • 3 Draft Tokens
  • 1 Sealed Token
  • 1 Copy of the Professor Onyx card and the depth art card style for it.
  • 1 Professor Onyx card sleeve
  • 1 Codie the Codex Pet

Previously, players would have to purchase both Bundles to receive the set-exclusive pet, but Strixhaven will only require purchase of the Professor Onyx Bundle to unlock it.

Upcoming Events

FNM @ Home

  • April 2: Artisan
  • April 9: Omniscience

Quick Draft

  • Now–April 2: Kaldheim
  • April 2–April 16: Throne of Eldraine

Read the original article from Wizards of the Coast.