Kaladesh Remastered

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Kaladesh Remastered
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Set Information
Set symbol
Art direction Jeremy Jarvis and Mark Winters
Release date November 12, 2020
Themes and mechanics Energy counters, Vehicles
Keywords/​ability words Crew, Fabricate, Revolt
Set size 302 (104 commons, 92 uncommons, 75 rares, 16 mythic rares, 15 basic lands)
Expansion code KLR[1]
MTG Arena series
Amonkhet Remastered Kaladesh Remastered Pioneer Masters
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: Extra Life 2020 Kaladesh Remastered Commander Legends

Kaladesh Remastered is a Magic Arena-specific reprint set that was released on November 12, 2020.[2][3] It combines cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt.[4]

Description

Kaladesh Remastered features the set-defining cards and iconic mechanics you remember from both Kaladesh and Aether Revolt but with updated gameplay to make this a fun and fresh experience. The combined card count from across these two sets has landed at 302 cards (104 commons, 92 uncommons, 75 rares, 16 mythic rares, 15 basic lands) (12 have two different illustrations), with a focus on the Limited play experience (Draft and Sealed), Pioneer, and continued support for Historic.

The cards are obtainable in MTG Arena boosters, Limited events (Sealed and Draft), and through crafting.

There are some very powerful cards and mechanics in this set, both for Limited and Constructed play, and R&D felt that adding Inventions or other cards from Magic's past felt like it pushed the power level a little too far for their comfort.[5] The exception is Sculpting Steel, which is considered this set's "Buy-a-Box" promo, similar to how Regal Caracal was treated in Amonkhet Remastered (this means you'll receive a copy when purchasing certain booster bundles, and you can craft it using Wildcards, but it is not available in booster packs).

Mechanics

While many of the mechanics from the original block look familiar, others have been remastered to fit the updated look and feel of MTG Arena. Energy counters (marked with an {E}), Crew, Fabricate and Revolt all make a return.[6]

Cycles

Kaladesh Remastered has nine cycles:

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Gearhulks Cataclysmic Gearhulk Torrential Gearhulk Noxious Gearhulk Combustible Gearhulk Verdurous Gearhulk
Five mythic colored artifact with MM in their mana cost, each of which has a keyword ability and an Enter the battlefield effect.
Activated artifact creatures Bastion Mastodon Dukhara Peafowl Prakhata Pillar-Bug Weldfast Monitor Narnam Cobra
Five common artifact creatures that have an activated ability costing one colored mana that gives them a color-aligned keyword
Experts Sram, Senior Edificer Baral, Chief of Compliance Yahenni, Undying Partisan Kari Zev, Skyship Raider Rishkar, Peema Renegade
Five mono-colored rare legendary creatures that tie to the Expertise cards.
Expertises Sram's Expertise Baral's Expertise Yahenni's Expertise Kari Zev's Expertise Rishkar's Expertise
Five rare sorceries with an on color effect that also allow for the casting of a free spell of converted mana {1} less than its casting cost.
Cycle name {W}{U} {U}{B} {B}{R} {R}{G} {G}{W}
Allied-colored draft archetypes Cloudblazer
Spire Patrol
Contraband Kingpin
Tezzeret's Touch
Unlicensed Disintegration
Weldfast Engineer
Voltaic Brawler
Outland Boar
Engineered Might
Renegade Rallier
Ten allied-colored uncommon cards which each represent a two-colored draft archetype.
Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Enemy-colored draft archetypes Restoration Gearsmith
Hidden Stockpile
Whirler Virtuoso
Maverick Thopterist
Hazardous Conditions
Winding Constrictor
Veteran Motorist
Renegade Wheelsmith
Empyreal Voyager
Rogue Refiner
Ten enemy-colored uncommon cards which each represent a two-colored draft archetype.
Enemy-colored fast lands Concealed Courtyard Spirebluff Canal Blooming Marsh Inspiring Vantage Botanical Sanctum
Five rare enemy colored taplands.

Triplet

Kaladesh Remastered has one triplet.

Modules Description
Fabrication Module Animation Module Decoction Module Three artifacts that all have triggered abilities that lead into the next. The art is continuous and the flavor texts refer to each other.

Pairs

Kaladesh Renmastered has two mirrored pairs and one matched pair.

Mirrored Pairs Description
Built to Last
({W})
Built to Smash
({R})
A white and a red combat trick respectively, each giving a boost to target creature and indestructible or trample respectively if it's an artifact. The art and flavour text both appear to be in sequence as well.
Aerial Modification
({W})
Siege Modification
({R})
Uncommon auras with "Enchant creature or Vehicle" that turn an enchanted Vehicle into a creature.
Matched Pairs Description
Live Fast
({B})
Die Young
({B})
Two black cards which names form a famous unofficial slogan of rock&roll and punk subcultures. These cards also represent a short life of aetherborn and have a synergy between them

Changes in rarity

There are no changes in rarity, compared to the cards in the original Kaladesh block.

Removed cards

The following cards from the Kaladesh block don't appear in Kaladesh Remastered:

Mythic rare
Rare
Uncommon
Common

References

  1. Part of card link url
  2. MTG Arena: State of the Game – September 2020. magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast (September 15, 2020).
  3. Kaladesh Remastered Kick Off. magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast (November 02, 2020).
  4. Amazonian (November 10, 2020). "REturn to Kaladesh in Kaladesh Remastered". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Wizards of the Coast (November 10, 2020). "MTG Arena: State of the Game - November 2020". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Kaladesh Remastered. magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast (November 2, 2020).