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Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate
Alchemy HBG logo
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Hexagon within a circle
Design Aaron Forsythe (lead)
Development Ben Hayes) (co-lead), Donald Smith, Jr (co-lead), Ian Adams, Ben Lundquist, Max Mick, Oliver Tiu
Release date July 7, 2022
Plane Forgotten Realms
Themes and mechanics Boons
Keywords/​ability words Double team, Specialize
Set size 286
Expansion code HBG[1]
MTG Arena series
Alchemy: New Capenna Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate Explorer Anthology
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: June Superdrop 2022 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate Double Masters 2022

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate is a MTG Arena-exclusive card set that was released on the 7th of July 2022[2]. It is a set in the Alchemy-series.[3]

Description[ | ]

AHB expansion symbol

Expansion symbol

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate is a digital only release adjacent to the release of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate. This set combines a selection of cards from Battle for Baldur's Gate with cards from that set digitally rebalanced for 1v1 on Arena and 81 brand new designed-for-digital cards ("Straight-to-Alchemy"). It includes 286 cards (101 commons, 85 uncommons, 60 rares, 20 mythic rares, 20 basic lands). The set, unlike previous Alchemy sets, is designed as a full drafting experience.[4]

Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate includes returning commons and uncommons from Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, rebalanced cards for Alchemy from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate and Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, but also reimagined cards. Reimagined cards feature the same art as the card they are based upon, but have a new card name and new rules text.[5]

Alchemy A stamp

Revised Alchemy card stamp

Except for cards that are the same as in the paper sets, the Alchemy cards of this set have the Alchemy "A" as a "foil stamp" at the central bottom of the card. In a change from previous Alchemy sets, this set features a circular expansion symbol.

On August 11, 2022, Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate became the first set to have cards rebalanced specifically for limited gameplay.[6]

Mechanics[ | ]

The digital-only mechanics Conjure, Perpetually, Seek, Intensity and Spellbook all return. Pack tactics and dice rolling return from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, and like for Battle for Baldur's Gate Adventure returns from Throne of Eldraine. Party from Zendikar Rising and Gates from Ravnica are present in a minor fashion.

This set introduces Specialize on reimagined cards — Pay mana and discard a color/land type of your choice to change your card to that new card with its effects (the change depends on which color you discarded). These cards feature a circled upward-pointing triangle in the upper left corner of the card.[7]

Another new mechanic is Double team — When a creature with double team attacks, if it's not a token, conjure a duplicate of the original into your hand, and then both cards lose the ability.[7]

Boon is also a new-to-MTG Arena mechanic, and won't be exclusive to the Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate set. It is a way to represent delayed triggers, similar to an emblem, but once it triggers, it disappears.[7]

Cards[ | ]

Straight "reprints"[ | ]

Cards from Battle for Baldur's Gate, unless noted otherwise.

^AFR From Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
^AFC From Forgotten Realms Commander

Rebalanced cards[ | ]

Card Original Changed to Changed form Note
Sepulcher Ghoul (AFR) 2/1 2/2 A-Sepulcher Ghoul Both versions are in the set.
Earthquake Dragon (CLB) mana value of Dragons you control mana value of Dragons you control not named Earthquake Dragon A-Earthquake Dragon Both versions are in the set.
Monster Manual (CLB) {1}{G}, {T}: You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. {1}{G}, {T}: You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. Activate only as a sorcery. A-Monster Manual Both versions are in the set.
Baba Lysaga, Night Witch (CLB) {1}{B}{G}, 3/3 {2}{B}{G}, 4/4 A-Baba Lysaga, Night Witch Both versions are in the set.
Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes (CLB) {2}{R}{G}; Enters and upkeep - create Boo; can be your commander {3}{R}{G}, Enters and upkeep - create Boo if you don't control him; "can be your commander" text removed (can still be your commander in Historic Brawl) A-Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes Both versions are in the set.

Reimagined cards[ | ]

Color Reimagined card Based upon
{W} Champions of Tyr Battle Angels of Tyr (CLB)
{W} Lae'zel, Githyanki Warrior Lae'zel, Vlaakith's Champion (CLB)
{W} Lulu, Forgetful Hollyphant Lulu, Loyal Hollyphant (CLB)
{W} Ranger Squadron Tabaxi Toucaneers (CLB)
{W} Rasaad, Monk of Selûne Rasaad yn Bashir (CLB)
{W} Moradin's Disciples Hammers of Moradin (CLB)
{W} Soldiers of the Watch Wyrm's Crossing Patrol (CLB)
{W} Sworn to the Legion Legion Loyalty (CLB)
{W} Vhal, Eager Scholar Vhal, Candlekeep Researcher (CLB)
{U} Alora, Rogue Companion Alora, Merry Thief (CLB)
{U} Gale, Conduit of the Arcane Gale, Waterdeep Prodigy (CLB)
{U} Imoen, Trickster Friend Imoen, Mystic Trickster (CLB)
{U} Snowborn Simulacra Elminster's Simulacrum (CLB)
{U} Thayan Evokers Wizards of Thay (CLB)
{B} Sarevok, the Usurper Sarevok, Deathbringer (CLB)
{B} Shadowheart, Sharran Cleric Shadowheart, Dark Justiciar (CLB)
{B} Viconia, Nightsinger's Disciple Viconia, Drow Apostate (CLB)
{R} Ambergris, Citadel Agent Amber Gristle O'Maul (CLB)
{R} Chaos Balor Balor (CLB)
{R} Genasi Rabble-Rouser Genasi Enforcers (CLB)
{R} Gnoll Hunting Party Gnoll War Band (CLB)
{R} Gut, Fanatical Priestess Gut, True Soul Zealot (CLB)
{R} Karlach, Raging Tiefling Karlach, Fury of Avernus (CLB)
{R} Warriors of Tiamat Tiamat's Fanatics (CLB)
{R} Tiefling Outcasts Elturel Survivors (CLB)
{R} Wyll, Pact-Bound Duelist Wyll, Blade of Frontiers (CLB)
{G} Jaheira, Harper Emissary Jaheira, Friend of the Forest (CLB)
{G} Skanos, Dragon Vassal Skanos Dragonheart (CLB)
{G} Verdant Rejuvenation Majestic Genesis (CLB)
{G} Wilson, Bear Comrade Wilson. Refined Grizzly (CLB)
{R/W} Liara of the Flaming Fist Commander Liara Portyr (CLB)
{R/W} Ulder Ravengard, Marshal Duke Ulder Ravengard (CLB)
{W/B} Minthara of the Absolute Minthara, Merciless Soul (CLB)
{U/B} Jon Irenicus, the Exile Jon Irenicus, Shattered One (CLB)
{U/B} Tasha, Unholy Archmage Tasha, the Witch Queen (CLB)
Land Gate to the Citadel Citadel Gate (CLB)
Land Gate to Seatower Sea Gate (CLB)
Land Gate of the Black Dragon Black Dragon Gate (CLB)
Land Gate to Tumbledown Cliffgate (CLB)
Land Gate to Manorborn Manor Gate (CLB)

Specialized cards[ | ]


Other exclusive digital-only cards[ | ]

List of cards that can be conjured[ | ]

List of cards in Spellbooks[ | ]

Follow the Tracks[ | ]

The Hourglass Coven[ | ]

Oyaminartok, Polar Werebear[ | ]

Avatars[ | ]

References[ | ]

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