WotC Announces iOS And Tablet Support For MTG Arena

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

Persistent Petitioners, illustrated by Jason Rainville

As part of their weekly update article, Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has shared details on MTG Arena’s expanded mobile experience, the launch of Strixhaven: School of Mages, and several new, in-game events.

MTG Arena on iOS & Tablets

Beginning tomorrow, March 25, players can enjoy the MTG Arena experience on iOS and tablet devices. The launch will also roll out a performance update which will improve playability for Android players as well.

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.

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.

Of the Mystical Archives 63 cards, seven will be omitted from Historic play, as they’ve been deemed “too powerful”. Swords to Plowshares and Demonic Tutor (pictured above) are two such cards.

Upcoming Events

MTG Arena Cube

The MTG Area Cube will run April 2-14 and will have Best-of-One (Bo1) and Best-of-Three (Bo3) queues available.


March 13–26: War of the Spark Premier Draft

March 26–April 2: Core Set Premier Draft

  • Pack 1: Core Set 2019
  • Pack 2: Core Set 2020
  • Pack 3: Core Set 2021

March 13–April 2: Kaldheim Quick Draft

April 2–16: Throne of Eldraine Quick Draft

Historic Shakeup

Historic Shakeup is a free to enter Historic queue that features a rotating set of banned cards. These events allow players to compete for two rare, non-Standard cards as rewards.

  • Week 1: March 12–19
  • Week 2: March 19–26
  • Week 3: March 26–April 2

FNM @ Home

Compete to earn exclusive promo codes awarded through your local game store.

March 26 – Pauper bans

Persistent Petitioners

April 2 – Standard Artisan bans

Cauldron Familiar Lucky Clover Zenith Flare

Read the original article from Wizards of the Coast.