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NPE Exclusive cards[ | ]

To facilitate the creation of the NPE (New Player Experience) and to transition players smoothly into the normal play experience, on July 14, 2018, the designers introduced some MTG Arena-exclusive digital cards (). On August 13, 2020 this group of cards became part of a non-rotating Arena Base Set in the new monocolor starter decks. The Arena Base Set also expanded the list of cards that are only available in digital form.

Some of these cards are accessible to players, and used to be Standard-legal for MTG Arena Bo1 (marked with {Tick}).[1] They are now only available in the Alchemy, Historic and Timeless formats. The rest were Tutorial-only (marked with {Cross}).


Jumpstart: Historic Horizons Exclusive cards[ | ]

The MTG Arena-exclusive Jumpstart: Historic Horizons set added 31 more designed-for-digital cards to the game, all including effects that wouldn't be done in paper magic.

List of cards that can be conjured[ | ]

  • Cards marked with * aren't otherwise available on MTG Arena.

Alchemy[ | ]

Alchemy cards were introduced in December, 2021. They expand on the designed-for-digital mechanics introduced in Jumpstart: Historic Horizons.

Release Name Adjacent to
2021-12-09 Alchemy: Innistrad Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow
2022-03-17 Alchemy: Kamigawa Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
2022-06-02 Alchemy: New Capenna Streets of New Capenna
2022-07-07 Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate
2022-10-06 Alchemy: Dominaria Dominaria United
2022-12-13 Alchemy: The Brothers' War The Brothers' War
2023-02-28 Alchemy: Phyrexia Phyrexia: All Will Be One
2023-10-10 Alchemy: Eldraine Wilds of Eldraine
2023-12-05 Alchemy: Ixalan The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
2024-03-05 Alchemy: Karlov Manor Murders at Karlov Manor
2024-05-07 Alchemy: Thunder Junction Outlaws of Thunder Junction

Rebalanced cards[ | ]

Main article: Rebalanced card

Rebalanced cards were first introduced in October 2021 to prevent an undesirable combo between Davriel's Withering or Davriel, Soul Broker and Vesperlark that resulted in a drawn game.[5] With the introduction of Alchemy format as an alternative to Standard, rebalanced cards became a regular part of Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Gallery[ | ]

New Player Experience exclusive cards[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. MTG Arena Admin (July 12, 2018). "July 12, 2018 Update — Release Notes". Archived from the original on March 15, 2023.
  2. Assaultkitten (August 14, 2020). "Important Notice: Cards that are apart of the new player experience are subject to direct rules text changes.". Reddit.
  3. Hamster (August 30, 2020). "Arena Beginner Set cards added to UnOrthodox and Soulhunter Rakshasa Errata".
  4. Mark Rosewater (February 21, 2021). "If Mentor of the Meek is still a break, why make Inspiring Commander on Arena?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  5. Jay Parker and Donald Smith (October 13, 2021). "October 13, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement". Archived from the original on August 2, 2022.