MTG: Magic Arena Ikoria Update
Magic Arena is my preferred place to play Magic: The Gathering and in my opinion, the best place to play Magic online. With the release of the new set – Ikoria – Magic Arena has added the entire set and a few new features.
To introduce you to the new cards, Day9TV (I love you) a few videos going through every card in the set and reviewing them before the set came out on whether cards would be good in Limited and Constructed. Here is the Playlist. It’s a bit long, so I recommend watching it at 1.25 speed. Helped me immensely with my first Draft.
Everyone at the start of the new Ikoria update is given a Draft Token that you can redeem in the new Premier Draft Ikoria: Lair Of Behemoths. This surprised me because you are qued with 7 other players rather than Drafting with a computer. You are timed during this. The regular cost is 10,000 coins, but the rewards are well worth it since you can use the gem earnings towards the Mastery pass. Anyone that participates in the draft will get a cool card style for the new Godzilla card.
I highly suggest getting the Mastery Pass if possible because the rewards exceed using the gems for packs alone. Using the gems from drafts is a great way to earn gems while having fun and expanding your collection. It also comes with a new pet, sleeves, and avatar. Updated store, including the new Tri-lands and each one, has unique art styles for 10,000 coins for the entire set – though they will only be up for a limited time. They look awesome and will give decks added style points.
Other new stuff:
- Cycle mechanic makes a comeback, giving cards great flexibility.
- New Mutate mechanic gives added value to creatures.
- Updated advanced filters for finding the right card for your deck.