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Rebalanced cards are a feature of the digital Magic: The Gathering Arena game formally introduced in October, 2021.[1]

Description[ | ]

Digital-only cards in digital-only formats like Historic give Wizards of the Coast the ability to functionally rebalance cards simply and clearly. They can simply update the text digitally, and the cards will remain accurate to their new function.[1]

Functional rebalancing is a significant change in how formats are balanced. Going forward, WotC will be managing formats on MTG Arena in two different ways. "Print" formats, like Standard, will continue to work exactly like they do in tabletop Magic. For "Live" formats, like Historic, balancing is added alongside banning and suspension as a tool to address problems and make improvements to the format.[1]

December 2021 introduced Alchemy, a digital variation of Standard that started balance patching of powerful cards.[2]

History[ | ]

Rebalanced cards were introduced on a temporary basis in Mirror, Mirror, a short MTG Arena event on July 3-6, 2021, featuring some of Historic's iconic banned cards.[3][4]

A more serious and permanent version was during the October 2021 Ban and Restricted List Update, when five designed-for-digital cards from Jumpstart: Historic Horizons were updated.[1] The most critical change was shutting the loop created by Vesperlark and perpetual toughness shrinkers; other assorted positive effects were also added.

Some more Standard-focused cards were changed in December 2021 with the announcement of Alchemy.[5] Later updates followed on a regular basis. With the Dominaria United rotation, several Standard-focused cards that left the format had their rebalancing reverted for Historic.

The August 2022 rebalancing for Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate was the first time in which cards were rebalanced for a limited set.[6] That time was also the notable for changing a Limited format during its own lifespan, as the next balancing on October 6th rebalanced Streets of New Capenna six months after it rotated, in preparation for a one-week revised Premier Draft later in the month.

In October 2022, the original tabletop versions of Divide by Zero, Esika's Chariot, Faceless Haven, Goldspan Dragon and Luminarch Aspirant were returned to Historic because they rotated out of (Standard) Alchemy and were deemed unlikely to warp the Historic format.[7]

List of Rebalanced cards[ | ]

2021[ | ]

Card Date of change Original Changed to Changed form Reason
Davriel's Withering 2021-10-13 Target creature perpetually gets -1/-2. Target creature an opponent controls perpetually gets -1/-2. Davriel's Withering To prevent an undesirable combo with Vesperlark that can result in a drawn game.
Davriel, Soul Broker 2021-10-13 Loyalty symbol down-3: Target creature perpetually gets -3/-3. Loyalty symbol down-3: Target creature an opponent controls perpetually gets -3/-3. Davriel, Soul Broker To prevent an undesirable combo with Vesperlark that can result in a drawn game.
Faceless Agent 2021-10-13 Power/Toughness: 2/1 Power/Toughness: 2/2 Faceless Agent Generic improvement
Sarkhan, Wanderer to Shiv 2021-10-13 Loyalty symbol neutral0: Conjure a Shivan Dragon card into your hand. Loyalty symbol up+1: Conjure a Shivan Dragon card into your hand. Sarkhan, Wanderer to Shiv Eases balancing loyalty
Subversive Acolyte 2021-10-13 Mana cost {B}{B}
Power/Toughness: 2/2
[...] becomes a Human Cleric. It gets +1/+2 [...]
[...]becomes a Phyrexian. It gets +3/+3 [...]
Mana cost {1}{B}
Power/Toughness: 2/3
[...] becomes a Human Cleric. It gets +1/+1 [...]
[...]becomes a Phyrexian. It gets +3/+2 [...]
Subversive Acolyte Distinguishing from Gifted Aetherborn as a defensive play
Alrund's Epiphany 2021-12-09 [5] Creates Bird tokens
Foretell {4}{U}{U}
Only creates Bird tokens if foretold
Foretell {5}{U}{U}
A-Alrund's Epiphany Make Alrund's Epiphany less effective at winning games from an empty board
Esika's Chariot 2021-12-09 Creates two cat tokens
Crew 4
Creates one cat token
Crew 2
A-Esika's Chariot Make Esika's Chariot easier to interact with using removal spells
Faceless Haven 2021-12-09 Power/toughness: 4/3 Power/toughness: 3/3 A-Faceless Haven Make it easier for others to stabilize against aggressive mono-color decks
Goldspan Dragon 2021-12-09 When attacks or becomes the target of a spell, create a Treasure token When attacks, create a Treasure token A-Goldspan Dragon Make Goldspan Dragon easier to interact with using removal spells
Luminarch Aspirant 2021-12-09 At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control At the beginning of your end step, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control A-Luminarch Aspirant Tone down Luminarch Aspirant's aggressive impact
Omnath, Locus of Creation 2021-12-09 Mana cost: {R}{G}{W}{U}, draw a card when entering the battlefield Mana cost: {1}{R}{G}{W}{U}, scry 1 when enters the battlefield A-Omnath, Locus of Creation Lower the refundability of Omnath
Cosmos Elixir 2021-12-09 Otherwise, gain 2 life. Otherwise, gain 2 life and scry 1. A-Cosmos Elixir Improve the floor for a four-mana card in situations where the 2 life per turn is not meaningful.
Demilich 2021-12-09 Power/toughness: 4/3 Power/toughness: 4/4 A-Demilich Make more resistant to removal
Druid Class 2021-12-09 Level 3 cost: {4}{G} Level 3 cost: {2}{G} A-Druid Class Make more well-rounded and promote the gameplay of leveling up your class as the game progresses.
Wizard Class 2021-12-09 Level 3 cost: {4}{U} Level 3 cost: {2}{U} A-Wizard Class Make more well-rounded and promote the gameplay of leveling up your class as the game progresses.
Phylath, World Sculptor 2021-12-09 Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put four +1/+1 counters on target Plant you control. Has Trample
Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put four +1/+1 counters on target Plant you control. It gains trample until end of turn
A-Phylath, World Sculptor Distinguish from Tovolar's Huntmaster as a top-end

2022[ | ]

Card Date of change Original Changed to Changed form Reason
Acererak, the Archlich 2022-01-27[8] Whenever Acererak the Archlich attacks, for each opponent, you create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token unless that player sacrifices a creature. Whenever Acererak the Archlich attacks, create a number of 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens equal to the number of opponents you have. A-Acererak, the Archlich Removes sacrifice option
Assemble from Parts 2022-01-27 {3}{B}, Exile this card from your graveyard: Shuffle it into your library. Create a token that’s a copy of it, except it’s a 4/4 black Zombie in addition to its other types. Activate only as a sorcery. {1}{B}{B}, Exile this card from your graveyard: Shuffle it into your library. Create a token that’s a copy of it, except it’s a 4/4 black Zombie in addition to its other types. Activate only as a sorcery. Assemble from Parts Increase potential for turn 4 reanimate; densifies black mana in exchange
Bloodrage Alpha 2022-01-27 4/3 4/4 Bloodrage Alpha Increase resilience as a four-mana card
Cloister Gargoyle 2022-01-27 {2}{W}, 0/4 {1}{W}, 0/3 A-Cloister Gargoyle Upgrade to Venture in general
Dungeon Descent 2022-01-27 Enters the battlefield tapped. {4}, {T}, Tap an untapped legendary creature you control: Venture into the dungeon. Activate only as a sorcery. Enters the battlefield untapped. {1}, {T}, Tap an untapped legendary creature you control: Venture into the dungeon. Activate only as a sorcery. A-Dungeon Descent Upgrade to Venture in general
Ellywick Tumblestrum 2022-01-27 Loyalty symbol down-7: You get an emblem with “Creatures you control have trample and haste and get +2/+2 for each differently named dungeon you’ve completed.” Loyalty symbol down-6: You get an emblem with “Creatures you control have trample and haste and get +2/+2 for each differently named dungeon you’ve completed.” A-Ellywick Tumblestrum Upgrade to Venture in general
Fates Reversal 2022-01-27 {1}{B} {B} A-Fates Reversal Upgrade to Venture in general
Find the Path 2022-01-27 Enchanted land has "{T}: Add {G}{G}" Enchanted land has "{T}: Add two mana of any one color" A-Find the Path Upgrade to Venture in general
Puppet Raiser 2022-01-27 3/3 3/4 Puppet Raiser Increase resilience as a four-mana card
Precipitous Drop 2022-01-27 {2}{B} {1}{B} A-Precipitous Drop Upgrade to Venture in general
Triumphant Adventurer 2022-01-27 1/1 2/1 A-Triumphant Adventurer Upgrade to Venture in general
Divide By Zero 2022-01-27 Learn If its mana value was 4 or less, learn A-Divide By Zero Encourages expensive spells
Fearsome Whelp 2022-01-27 Flying
At the beginning of your end step, each Dragon card in your hand perpetually gains “This spell costs {1} less to cast.”
Flying, haste
At the beginning of your upkeep, each Dragon card in your hand perpetually gains “This spell costs {1} less to cast.”
Fearsome Whelp Gives a longer window to prevent the discount - gains haste in exchange
Hullbreaker Horror 2022-01-27 This spell can't be countered Can be countered A-Hullbreaker Horror Made easier to interact with in both control mirrors and other blue decks.
Inquisitor Captain 2022-01-27 When Inquisitor Captain enters the battlefield, if there are twenty or more creature cards... When Inquisitor Captain enters the battlefield, if you cast it and if there are twenty or more creature cards... Inquisitor Captain Removing blink and cloning chains
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned 2022-01-27 Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard has flashback. As long as it is your turn, each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard has flashback. A-Lier, Disciple of the Drowned Gives more shields-down moments when in conjunction with bounce spells
Sanguine Brushstroke 2022-01-27 Whenever you sacrifice a Blood token, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life. Whenever you sacrifice a Blood token, each opponent loses 1 life. Sanguine Brushstroke Weakens impact against aggressive strategies.
Town-Razer Tyrant 2022-01-27 When Town-razer Tyrant enters the battlefield, target land you don’t control... When Town-razer Tyrant enters the battlefield, target nonbasic land you don’t control... Town-Razer Tyrant Lowers impacts against one and two-color decks
Teferi, Time Raveler 2022-01-27 {1}{W}{U}; 4 starting Loyalty; "Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery." {2}{W}{U}; 5 starting Loyalty; "Your opponents can't cast spells during your turn." A-Teferi, Time Raveler Moving Teferi, Time Raveler away from a generically strong card to a specialized anti-control tool.
Cobbled Lancer 2022-02-24[9] {3}{U}, Exile ~ from your graveyard: Draw a card {1}{U}, Exile ~ from your graveyard: Draw a card A-Cobbled Lancer Increases secondary usage of graveyard value
Death-Priest of Myrkul 2022-02-24 2/2, "...if a creature died this turn, you may pay {1}. If you do, create..." 3/3 "...if a creature died this turn, create..." A-Death-Priest of Myrkul Playing better on turn four as well as against 2-damage board sweepers
Falcon Abomination 2022-02-24 Flying Flash, Flying A-Falcon Abomination Another threat to play at instant to complement Overcharged Amalgam.
Hobbling Zombie 2022-02-24 {2}{B} {1}{B} A-Hobbling Zombie Another cheap decayed zombie producer
Narfi, Betrayer King 2022-02-24 {3}{U}{B} {2}{U}{B} A-Narfi, Betrayer King Makes casting more appealing, given that reanimation was the main route.
Sepulcher Ghoul 2022-02-24 2/1 2/2 A-Sepulcher Ghoul Less punished by 1/x and 3/xs.
Skull Skaab 2022-02-24 "Whenever a creature you control exploits a nontoken creature, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token." "Whenever a creature you control exploits a creature, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token." A-Skull Skaab Removes a Limited-focused balancing clause.
Stitched Assistant 2022-02-24 {2}{U}, 3/2 "...scry 1, then draw a card" {1}{U}, 2/1 "...scry 2, then draw a card" A-Stitched Assistant Avoids Fell Stinger comparisons
Alrund, God of the Cosmos//Hakka, Whispering Raven 2022-02-24 "At the beginning of your end step, choose a card type, then reveal the top two cards of your library..." // 2/3 "At the beginning of your end step, choose a card type, then reveal the top three cards of your library..." // 3/3 A-Alrund, God of the Cosmos//A-Hakka, Whispering Raven General boost as a two-point curve piece.
Cosmos Charger 2022-02-24 {3}{U}, Foretell {2}{U}, 3/3 {2}{U}, Foretell {U}, 3/2 A-Cosmos Charger Incentivizes the Foretell deck, also a new Flash threat.
Vega, the Watcher 2022-02-24 Ward 2 A-Vega, the Watcher Lowers fragility.
Fires of Invention 2022-02-24 {3}{R} {4}{R} (different from prior rebalancing cost) A-Fires of Invention Slows by a turn.
Gitrog, Horror of Zhava 2022-02-24 "...any player may sacrifice a creature. If they do..." "...any player may sacrifice a nontoken creature. If they do..." Gitrog, Horror of Zhava More difficult to prevent entering combat.
Tibalt, Wicked Tormentor 2022-02-24 Loyalty symbol up+1: Tibalt, Wicked Tormentor deals 3 damage...deal 3 damage to them... Loyalty symbol up+1: Tibalt, Wicked Tormentor deals 4 damage...deal 4 damage to them... Tibalt, Wicked Tormentor Increases pressure from nonaggressive builds with Tibalt
Tireless Angler 2022-02-24 Whenever an Island enters the battlefield under your control, draft a card from Tireless Angler's spellbook. Whenever an Island or Swamp enters the battlefield under your control, draft a card from Tireless Angler's spellbook. Tireless Angler Expands to usage to black decks.t
Sinister Reflections 2022-02-24 {U}{U} {1}{U} Sinister Reflections Expands usage to nonblue decks
Town-Razer Tyrant 2022-02-24 "...gains "At the beginning of your upkeep, this permanent deals 2 damage to you unless you sacrifice it"." "...gains "At the beginning of your end step, this permanent deals 2 damage to you unless you sacrifice it"." Town-Razer Tyrant Allows sorcery-speed-based decks to draw a card and use the land before deciding.
Arms Scavenger 2022-04-07[10] Gains "Equip abilities you activate cost 1 less to activate." Arms Scavenger Make spellbook cards more appealing
Armory Veteran 2022-04-07 Gains Ward - Pay 2 life A-Armory Veteran Mitigate inherent risk
Dwarfhold Champion 2022-04-07 Gains Ward {1} A-Dwarfhold Champion Mitigate inherent risk
Bruenor Battlehammer 2022-04-07 5/3; You may pay {0} rather than pay the equip cost of the first equip ability you activate each turn. 5/4; {0}: Attach target Equipment you control to target creature you control. Activate only as a sorcery and only once each turn. A-Bruenor Battlehammer Work with Reconfigure
Expedition Supplier 2022-04-07 "When Expedition Supplier or another Human..." "When Expedition Supplier or another Human or Warrior..." Expedition Supplier Work with non-Human Warriors
Goma Fada Vanguard 2022-04-07 "...less than or equal to the number of Warriors you control can't block this turn" "...less than or equal to the number of Equipment and Warriors you control can't block this turn." A-Goma Fada Vanguard Work with Equipment late-game
Kargan Intimidator 2022-04-07 {1}: Choose one that hasn't been chosen this turn:
Target Warrior gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
Target Warrior gets trample until end of turn
Target creature becomes a Coward until end of turn
{1}: Choose one that hasn't been chosen this turn:
Target Warrior gets +1/+1 and trample until end of turn
Target creature becomes a Coward until end of turn
A-Kargan Intimidator Improve general mana efficiency
Kargan Warleader 2022-04-07 Other Warriors you control get +1/+1 Ward {1}. Other Warriors you control get +1/+1 and Ward {1} A-Kargan Warleader Improve equipment side of the deck
Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients 2022-04-07 Loyalty symbol down-2: Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal a Warrior or Equipment card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.


Loyalty symbol down-3: Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients deals damage to target creature or planeswalker equal to twice the number of Equipment you control.

Loyalty symbol down-2: Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal a Warrior and Equipment card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.


Loyalty symbol down-3: Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients deals damage to target creature or planeswalker equal to twice the number of Warriors and Equipment you control.

A-Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients Partially offsets deckbuilding cost by working with the Equipment-synergising creatures.
Plate Armor 2022-04-07 {2}{W} {1}{W} A-Plate Armor Improve the equipment side of the Warrior-Equipment deck
Tyvar Kell 2022-04-07 3 starting loyalty

Loyalty symbol up+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target Elf. Untap it. It gains deathtouch until end of turn.
Loyalty symbol down-6: You get an emblem with “Whenever you cast an Elf spell, it gains haste until end of turn and you draw two cards.”

4 starting loyalty

Loyalty symbol up+1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to two target Elves. Untap it. It gains deathtouch until end of turn.
Loyalty symbol down-7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast an Elf spell, it gains haste until end of turn and you draw two cards."

A-Tyvar Kell Makes the +1 more appealing compared to the 0; made more resilient, ultimate range retained
Harald Unites the Elves 2022-04-07 Chapter1: Mill three... Chapter1: Mill five... A-Harald Unites the Elves Increases floor due to difficulty in maximizing the Saga's power
Elderfang Ritualist 2022-04-07 {2}{B}; When Elderfang Ritualist dies, return another target Elf card from your graveyard to your hand. {1}{B}; When Elderfang Ritualist dies, you may exile it. If you do, return another target Elf or Tyvar card from your graveyard to your hand. A-Elderfang Ritualist Line up with other Kaldheim Elf cards, increase the rate to competitive levels
Skemfar Avenger 2022-04-07 Whenever another non-token Elf or Berserker you control dies, you draw a card and you lose 1 life. Whenever another Elf or Berserker you control dies, you draw a card and you lose 1 life. A-Skemfar Avenger Work with token Elf cards
Canopy Tactician 2022-04-07 3/3 3/4 A-Canopy Tactician More resiliency to damage sweepers
Harald, King of Skemfar 2022-04-07 When Harald, King of Skemfar enters the battlefield, look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal an Elf, Warrior, or Tyvar card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order When Harald, King of Skemfar enters the battlefield, look at the top seven cards of your library. You may reveal an Elf, Warrior, or Tyvar card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order A-Harald, King of Skemfar Lowers tribal density required to use in an Elf deck
Return Upon the Tide 2022-04-07 Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. If it's an Elf, create two 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature tokens. Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. If it's an Elf, create three 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature tokens. A-Return Upon the Tide Incentivize reanimating Elves as opposed to others
Thornmantle Striker 2022-04-07 {4}{B} {3}{B} A-Thornmantle Striker Increase rate as a high-end creature
Elderleaf Mentor 2022-04-07 {3}{G}; 3/2 {2}{G}; 2/2 A-Elderleaf Mentor Efficient way to produce two Elves
Elven Bow 2022-04-07 When Elven Bow enters the battlefield, you may pay {2}. If you do, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token, then attach Elven Bow to it. When Elven Bow enters the battlefield, you may pay {1}. If you do, create a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token, then attach Elven Bow to it. A-Elven Bow Creates a good rate defensive two-drop
Skemfar Elderhall 2022-04-07 {2}{B}{B}{G}: Sacrifice Skemfar Elderhall: Up to one target creature you don't control gets -2/-2 until end of turn. Create two 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature tokens. Activate only as a sorcery. {1}{B}{B}{G}: Sacrifice Skemfar Elderhall: Up to one target creature you don't control gets -2/-2 until end of turn. Create two 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature tokens. Activate only as a sorcery. A-Skemfar Elderhall More competitive utility land option
Shessra, Death's Whisper 2022-04-07 {2}{B}{G}; 1/3 {1}{B}{G}; 1/4 A-Shessra, Death's Whisper
Symmetry Sage 2022-04-07 0/2; When you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, target creature gets base power 2 until end of turn. 0/3; When you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, target creature gets base power 3 until end of turn. A-Symmetry Sage Increases rate for blue tempo-aggressive decks
Spell Satchel 2022-04-07 Pay {3}, {T}: Remove three counters from Spell Satchel: Draw a card. Pay {2}, {T}: Remove two counters from Spell Satchel: Draw a card. A-Spell Satchel Easier to use and better scaling
Base Camp 2022-04-07 Enters the battlefield tapped Enters the battlefield untapped A-Base Camp Better support for Party decks
Blood Artist 2022-04-07 ...target player loses 1 life... ...target opponent loses 1 life... A-Blood Artist Quality-of-life improvement
Citystalker Connoisseur 2022-05-05[11] ...target opponent discards a card... ...target opponent discards a nonland card... A-Citystalker Connoisseur Protect lands in hand and increase counterplay
Painful Bond 2022-05-05 ...with mana value 3 or greater... ...with mana value 3 or less A-Painful Bond Balance deck construction
A-Omnath, Locus of Creation 2022-05-05 When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, scry 1 When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card. A-Omnath, Locus of Creation Revert back to the original ability
Settle the Wilds 2022-05-05 {1}{G}{G} {2}{G} A-Settle the Wilds Making easier to cast, hoping for more deck appearances
Semblance Scanner 2022-05-05 3/1 3/2 A-Semblance Scanner
Captain Eberhart 2022-05-05 1/1 1/2 Captain Eberhart
Veteran Ghoulcaller 2022-05-05 2/1 2/2 Veteran Ghoulcaller
Artillery Enthusiast 2022-05-05 1/1 1/2 Artillery Enthusiast
Garruk, Wrath of the Wilds 2022-05-05 Starts with three loyalty, has a Loyalty symbol down-5 ability Starts with four loyalty, has a Loyalty symbol down-6 ability Garruk, Wrath of the Wilds
Geist of Regret 2022-05-05 4/5 5/5 Geist of Regret
Experimental Pilot 2022-05-05 1/1 1/2 Experimental Pilot
Tireless Angler 2022-05-05 1/4 2/4 Tireless Angler
Swarm Saboteur 2022-05-05 2/1 2/2 Swarm Saboteur
Monster Manual (CLB) 2022-07-07 {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
Earthquake Dragon 2022-07-07 ...total mana value of Dragons you control ...total mana value of Dragons you control not named Earthquake Dragon A-Earthquake Dragon
Baba Lysaga, Night Witch (CLB) 2022-07-07 {1}{B}{G}, 3/3 {2}{B}{G}, 4/4 A-Baba Lysaga, Night Witch
Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes (CLB) 2022-07-07 {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; cannot be your commander A-Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes
Cauldron Familiar 2022-07-07[12] Can block Can't block A-Cauldron Familiar Make other creature-based decks more competitive against Food Decks
The Meathook Massacre 2022-07-07 Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life. Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, gain 1 life" Whenever a creature you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life. A-The Meathook Massacre Make other creature-based decks more competitive against Food Decks
Dragon's Rage Channeler 2022-07-07 Delirium — ...Dragon's Rage Channeler gets +2/+2... Delirium — ...Dragon's Rage Channeler gets +2/+0... A-Dragon's Rage Channeler Make it easier to interact with in combat and with removal.
Unholy Heat 2022-07-07 Delirium — Unholy Heat deals 6 damage... Delirium — Unholy Heat deals 4 damage... A-Unholy Heat make high-toughness creatures stronger against red in Historic.
Winota, Joiner of Forces 2022-07-07 Whenever a non-Human creature you control attacks... Whenever one or more non-Human creatures you control attacks... A-Winota, Joiner of Forces Lower explosive potential
Bretagard Stronghold 2022-07-07 Put a +1/+1 counter... Distribute two +1/+1 counters... A-Bretagard Stronghold Flexibility in creature-hostile games
Dueling Coach 2022-07-07 When Dueling Coach enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter...; {4}{W}, {T}: When Dueling Coach enters the battlefield, distribute two +1/+1 counters...; {W}, {T}: A-Dueling Coach Made a more self-sufficient four-mana creature with synergy upside.
Fall of the Impostor 2022-07-07 {1}{G}{W} {G}{W} A-Fall of the Impostor Buffing
Gnarlid Colony 2022-07-07 if kicked, enters with two +1/+1 counters on it if kicked, enters with four +1/+1 counters on it A-Gnarlid Colony Increased reach for counters decks
Sigardian Paladin 2022-07-07 {2}{G}{W}; activated ability costs {1}{G}{W}; 4/4 {1}{G}{W}; activated ability costs {G}{W}; 4/3 A-Sigardian Paladin Increased reach for counters decks
Hagra Constrictor 2022-07-07 {2}{B} {1}{B} A-Hagra Constrictor Increased reach for counters decks
Tenured Inkcaster 2022-07-07 {4}{B}; 2/2 {3}{B}; 3/3 A-Tenured Inkcaster Increased reach for counters decks
Iridescent Hornbeetle 2022-07-07 {4}{G}; 3/4 {3}{G}; 3/3 A-Iridescent Hornbeetle
Moss-Pit Skeleton 2022-07-07 ...you may put Moss-Pit Skeleton on top of your library ...return Moss-Pit Skeleton from your graveyard to your hand A-Moss-Pit Skeleton Card advantage for counters decks
Skyclave Shadowcat 2022-07-07 {3}{B}; activated ability costs {1}{B} {2}{B}; activated ability costs {B} A-Skyclave Shadowcat Card advantage for counters decks
Ochre Jelly 2022-07-07 N/A Ward {2} A-Ochre Jelly Increase resiliency against exile removal
Oran-Rief Ooze 2022-07-07 ...each attacking creature... ...each creature you control... A-Oran-Rief Ooze Remove the additional restriction of having to have creatures attack alongside it
Tanazir Quandrix 2022-07-07 4/4 5/5 A-Tanazir Quandrix Matches up better to 4 power fliers in the format
Ardent Dustspeaker 2022-07-07 {4}{R}; 3/4 {2}{R}; 3/2 A-Ardent Dustspeaker
Maelstrom Muse 2022-07-07 {1}{U}{U/R}{R} {U}{U/R}{R} A-Maelstrom Muse
Rockslide Sorcerer 2022-07-07 {3}{R}; 3/3 {2}{R}; 2/2 A-Rockslide Sorcerer
Tome Shredder 2022-07-07 {2}{R}; 2/2 {1}{R}; 2/1 A-Tome Shredder
Master of Winds 2022-07-07 1/4; base power/toughness becomes 4/1 or 1/4 1/5; base power/toughness becomes 5/1 or 1/5 A-Master of Winds Matches up better to 4 power fliers in the format
Mentor's Guidance 2022-07-07 {2}{U} {1}{U} A-Mentor's Guidance Make it more competitive with other draw-2s.
Rowan, Scholar of Sparks // Will, Scholar of Frost 2022-07-07 Rowan starting loyalty Loyalty symbol start2;

Rowan ultimate Loyalty symbol down-4 //
Will starting loyalty Loyalty symbol start4;
Will ultimate Loyalty symbol down-7

Rowan starting loyalty Loyalty symbol start3;

Rowan ultimate Loyalty symbol down-5 //
Will starting loyalty Loyalty symbol start5;
Will ultimate Loyalty symbol down-8

A-Rowan, Scholar of Sparks // A-Will, Scholar of Frost Easier to protect
Sorcerer Class 2022-07-07 Level 3: {3}{U}{R} Level 3: {1}{U}{R} A-Sorcerer Class More appealing to use as a win condition
Umara Mystic 2022-07-07 N/A Haste A-Umara Mystic Lets it benefit from being drawn late through cantrips
Painful Bond 2022-07-07 Draw two cards, then cards... Draw two cards, then nonland cards... Painful Bond Remove misleading text potential (on lands)
Obscura Polymorphist 2022-07-07 ...exile target creature. ...exile up to one target creature. A-Obscura Polymorphist Removed forced exile if action is disadvantageous
Cabaretti Revels 2022-08-11[6] {1}{R}{G} {R}{R}{G} Cabaretti Revels Reduce splash-ability
Racketeer Boss 2022-08-11 Gives "When you cast this spell, create a treasure token" Gives "When you cast this spell, create a treasure token and this spell loses this ability". Racketeer Boss Keep fair combos
Dragonborn Looter 2022-08-11 {1}{U} {U} A-Dragonborn Looter Improve overall card quality for Blue
Pseudodragon Familiar 2022-08-11 2/1 2/2 A-Pseudodragon Familiar Improve overall card quality for Blue
Water Weird 2022-08-11 N/A Gains "{1}{U}: Water Weird gets +1/-1 until end of turn." Water Weird Improve overall card quality for Blue
Young Blue Dragon 2022-08-11 3/3 3/4 A-Young Blue Dragon Improve overall card quality for Blue
You Come to a River 2022-08-11 {1}{U}; Instant; Fight the Current — Return target nonland permanent to its owner’s hand. {2}{U}; Sorcery; Fight the Current — The owner of target nonland permanent puts it on the top or bottom of their library. A-You Come to a River Redesigned as premium removal
Kenku Artificer 2022-08-11 1/1 1/3 A-Kenku Artificer Improve overall card quality for Blue
Vhal, Eager Scholar 2022-08-11 2/1; 4/3 specialized 2/2; 4/4 specialized Vhal, Eager Scholar Improve overall card quality for Blue
Alora, Rogue Companion 2022-08-11 3/2; 4/3 specialized 3/3; 4/4 specialized Alora, Rogue Companion Improve overall card quality for Blue
Goggles of Night 2022-08-11 Equip {2} Equip {1} A-Goggles of Night Improve overall card quality for Blue
Guildsworn Prowler 2022-08-11 2/1 1/1 A-Guildsworn Prowler Draft update - weakens aggressiveness
Manticore 2022-08-11 2/1 3/1 A-Manticore Draft update - buff to low playable
Baleful Beholder 2022-08-11 6/5 7/5 A-Baleful Beholder Draft update - buff to low playable
Eyes of the Beholder 2022-08-11 {4}{B}{B} {3}{B}{B} A-Eyes of the Beholder Draft update - improve access to removal
Sigil of Myrkul 2022-08-11 {2}{B} {1}{B} A-Sigil of Myrkul Draft update - improve self-mill archetype
Young Red Dragon 2022-08-11 3/2; Young Red Dragon can't block 3/1; Young Red Dragon can block A-Young Red Dragon Draft update - buff to low playable
Dragonborn Immolator 2022-08-11 Activated ability costs {1}{R}; ability grants +1/+0 Activated ability costs {2}{R}; ability grants +2/+0 Dragonborn Immolator Draft update - stronger but slower pump
Circle of the Land Druid 2022-08-11 1/1 2/1 A-Circle of the Land Druid Draft update - buff to self-mill archetype
Druidic Ritual 2022-08-11 Return up to one creature card and up to one land card Return up to two creature cards and/or land cards A-Druidic Ritual Draft update - buff to self-mill archetype
Emerald Dragon 2022-08-11 Trample Ward {2} Emerald Dragon Draft update - tilt from aggressive to defensive
Split the Spoils 2022-08-11 {2}{G} {1}{G} Split the Spoils Draft update - buff to self-mill archetype
Steadfast Unicorn 2022-08-11 Activated ability costs {3}{W} Activated ability costs {4}{W} A-Steadfast Unicorn Draft update - weaken double-activation
Tyr's Blessing 2022-08-11 {W} {1}{W} A-Tyr's Blessing Draft update - slow down aggressive white decks
Carnelian Orb of Dragonkind 2022-08-11 {T}: Add {R} {T}: Add one mana of any color A-Carnelian Orb of Dragonkind Improve color consistency for Dragon decks
Lapis Orb of Dragonkind 2022-08-11 {T}: Add {U} {T}: Add one mana of any color A-Lapis Orb of Dragonkind Improve color consistency for Dragon decks
Jade Orb of Dragonkind 2022-08-11 {T}: Add {G} {T}: Add one mana of any color A-Jade Orb of Dragonkind Improve color consistency for Dragon decks
Lantern of Revealing 2022-08-11 Activated ability costs {4}, {T} Activated ability costs {3}, {T} A-Lantern of Revealing Draft update - improve fixing for multicolor decks
Navigation Orb 2022-08-11 Activated ability costs {2}, {T}, Sacrifice Activated ability costs {1}, {T}, Sacrifice A-Navigation Orb Draft update -improve fixing for multicolor decks
Speakeasy Server 2022-10-06[13] "...gain 1 life for each other creature you control." "...gain 1 life for each creature you control." A-Speakeasy Server Minor improvement to low playable
Celebrity Fencer 2022-10-06 3/2 3/3 A-Celebrity Fencer Increase defensiveness in format
Buy Your Silence 2022-10-06 Sorcery Instant A-Buy Your Silence Minor improvement to low playable
Sewer Crocodile 2022-10-06 4/6 4/7 A-Sewer Crocodile Increase defensiveness in format
Psionic Snoop 2022-10-06 0/4 0/3 A-Psionic Snoop Increase defensiveness in format
Public Enemy 2022-10-06 "...dies, draw a card" "...dies, draw two cards" A-Public Enemy Minor improvement to low playable
Case the Joint 2022-10-06 Instant; {3}{U}; Draw two cards Sorcery; {4}{U}; Draw three cards A-Case the Joint Increase defensiveness in format
Demon's Due 2022-10-06 Scry 2, Draw two cards Look at the top four cards of your library. Put two of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard. A-Demon's Due Minor improvement to low playable
Vampire Scrivener 2022-10-06 {4}{B} {3}{B} A-Vampire Scrivener Improve payoff for build-around
Midnight Assassin 2022-10-06 1/2 1/3 A-Midnight Assassin Increase defensiveness in format
Graveyard Shift 2022-10-06 Return target creature from your graveyard to the battlefield. Return target creature from your graveyard to the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it. A-Graveyard Shift Improve payoff for build around
Incriminate 2022-10-06 {1}{B} {B} A-Incriminate Increase defensiveness in format
Deal Gone Bad 2022-10-06 No lifegain Gain 3 life A-Deal Gone Bad Increase defensiveness in format
Revel Ruiner 2022-10-06 3/2 3/1 A-Revel Ruiner Increase defensiveness in format
Exhibition Magician 2022-10-06 2/1 2/2 A-Exhibition Magician Increase defensiveness in format
Jackhammer 2022-10-06 {1}{R} {R} A-Jackhammer Minor improvement to low playable
Ready to Rumble 2022-10-06 Sorcery Instant; damage mode now includes unpreventaility clause A-Ready to Rumble Minor improvement to low playable - weakens shield counters
Sizzling Soloist 2022-10-06 3/2 4/2 A-Sizzling Soloist Improve payoff for build around
Pyre-Sledge Arsonist 2022-10-06 2/2 2/3 A-Pyre-Sledge Arsonist Improve defensiveness, payoff for build-around
Warm Welcome 2022-10-06 Instant; {2}{G}; "Create one 1/1..." Sorcery; {3}{G}; "Create two 1/1..." A-Warm Welcome Redesign; improves Alliance, slows format
Most Wanted 2022-10-06 Enchanted creature gets +2/+1. Enchanted creature gets +2/+2. A-Most Wanted Minor improvement to low playable
Social Climber 2022-10-06 3/2 4/2 A-Social Climber Minor improvement to low playable
Capenna Express 2022-10-06 6/6 7/7 A-Capenna Express Minor improvement to low playable
High-Rise Sawjack 2022-10-06 2/3; High-Rise Sawjack gets +2/+0 until end of turn 1/4; High-Rise Sawjack gets +3/+0 until end of turn A-High-Rise Sawjack Improve defensiveness
Glittermonger 2022-10-06 1/4 2/4 A-Glittermonger Improve defensiveness
Paragon of Modernity 2022-10-06 2/2 2/3 A-Paragon of Modernity Minor improvement to low playable, and to multicolor decks
Ominous Parcel 2022-10-06 {2}, {T}, Sacrifice Ominous Parcel {1}, {T}, Sacrifice Ominous Parcel A-Ominous Parcel Improvement for multicolor decks
Glamorous Outlaw 2022-10-06 "...2 damage to each opponent";

"{2}, Exile Glamorous Outlaw..."

"...2 damage to each opponent and you gain 2 life";

"{1}, Exile Glamorous Outlaw..."

A-Glamorous Outlaw Improvement for multicolor decks, defensiveness
Masked Bandits 2022-10-06 5/5, "{2}; Exile Masked Bandits..." 5/6, "{1}; Exile Masked Bandits...": A-Masked Bandits Improvement for multicolor decks, defensiveness
Rakish Revelers 2022-10-06 "{2}; Exile Rakish Revelers..." "{1}; Exile Rakish Revelers...": A-Rakish Revelers Improvement for multicolor decks
Shattered Seraph 2022-10-06 4/5, "{2}; Exile Shattered Seraph..." 4/5, "{1}; Exile Shattered Seraph...": A-Shattered Seraph Improvement for multicolor decks, defensiveness
Spara's Adjudicators 2022-10-06 "{2}; Exile Spara's Adjudicators..." "{1}; Exile Spara's Adjudicators...": A-Spara's Adjudicators Improvement for multicolor decks
Stimulus Package 2022-10-06 "Create a 1/1 white and green Citizen token." "Create a 1/1 white and green Citizen token. Scry 1" A-Stimulus Package Improvement for red-green Treasures archetype
Cabaretti Charm 2022-10-06 "deals damage equal to the number of creatures you control" "deals damage equal to twice the number of creatures you control" A-Cabaretti Charm Improvement for Cabaretti and Alliance
Riveteers Initiate 2022-10-06 "{1}{B/G}:" "{B/G}:" A-Riveteers Initiate Minor improvement to low playable
Security Rhox 2022-10-06 5/4 5/5 A-Security Rhox Improvement for red-green Treasures archetype
Mr. Orfeo, the Boulder 2022-10-06 2/4 3/4 A-Mr. Orfeo, the Boulder Improvement for Riveteers
Forge Boss 2022-10-06 3/4 4/4 A-Forge Boss Improve payoff for build around
Syndicate Infiltrator 2022-10-06 Flying Flying, Ward 2 A-Syndicate Infiltrator Improve defensiveness
Queza, Augur of Agonies 2022-10-06 No keywords Vigilance A-Queza, Augur of Agonies Improve defensiveness
Celestial Regulator 2022-10-06 2/3 1/4 A-Celestial Regulator Nerf to white-blue counters, improved defensiveness
Civil Servant 2022-10-06 "+1/+0 and gains lifelink until end of turn" "+1/+0 and gains trample until end of turn" A-Civil Servant Nerf to green-white Citizens
Metropolis Angel 2022-10-06 {2}{W}{U}, 3/1 {3}{W}{U}, 3/3 A-Metropolis Angel Improve payoff for a build-around, slows format
Diviner of Fates 2022-10-12[14] 2/3 2/1 Diviner of Fates Nerf to toughness, weaker to attacking and toughness-based removal
Niambi, Beloved Protector 2022-11-15[15] "When Niambi, Beloved Protector enters the battlefield, choose target..." "When Niambi, Beloved Protector enters the battlefield, if you cast it, choose target..." Niambi, Beloved Protector Removed combo potential with copy effects due to the combo taking too long to fully execute.

2023[ | ]

Card Date of change Original Changed to Changed form Reason
Goblin Trapfinder 2023-01-17[16] "... “This spell costs {2} less to cast,” ..." "... “This spell costs {1} less to cast,” ..." Goblin Trapfinder Makes the combo with Ominous Traveler harder to assemble in Alchemy and Historic.
Binding Geist//Spectral Binding 2023-01-17 {2}{U}, "... gets -2/-0 until end of turn.", Disturb {1}{U}, 3/1 {1}{U}, "... gets -2/-0 until end of your next turn.", Disturb {U}, 2/1 A-Binding Geist//A-Spectral Binding Buff to Spirit decks by making Disturb costs cheaper, allowing multiple spells to be cast per turn.
Brine Comber//Brinebound Gift 2023-01-17 1/1 2/2 A-Brine Comber//A-Brinebound Gift Buff to Spirit decks.
Devoted Grafkeeper//Departed Soulkeeper 2023-01-17 "When Devoted Grafkeeper enters the battlefield, mill two cards.", 2/1 // "Departed Soulkeeper can block only creatures with flying." "When Devoted Grafkeeper enters the battlefield, mill four cards.", 2/2 // Can block all creatures. A-Devoted Grafkeeper//A-Departed Soulkeeper Buff to Spirit decks.
Dorothea, Vengeful Victim//Dorothea's Retribution 2023-01-17 Disturb {1}{W}{U} Disturb {W}{U} A-Dorothea, Vengeful Victim//A-Dorothea's Retribution Buff to Spirit decks by making Disturb costs cheaper, allowing multiple spells to be cast per turn.
Dreamshackle Geist 2023-01-17 3/1 3/2 A-Dreamshackle Geist Buff to Spirit decks.
Obsessive Collector 2023-01-17 4/3 4/4 Obsessive Collector Buff to Spirit decks.
Gutter Skulker//Gutter Shortcut 2023-01-17 {3}{U}, Disturb {3}{U} // "Enchanted creature can’t be blocked as long as it’s attacking alone." {2}{U}, Disturb {2}{U} // "Enchanted creature gets +3/+0. It can’t be blocked as long as it’s attacking alone." A-Gutter Skulker//A-Gutter Shortcut Buff to Spirit decks.
Lantern Bearer//Lanterns' Lift 2023-01-17 Disturb {2}{U} Disturb {1}{U} A-Lantern Bearer//A-Lanterns' Lift Buff to Spirit decks by making Disturb costs cheaper, allowing multiple spells to be cast per turn.
Mischievous Catgeist//Catlike Curiosity 2023-01-17 Disturb {2}{U} // "Enchanted creature has..." Disturb {1}{U} // "Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has..." A-Mischievous Catgeist//A-Catlike Curiosity Buff to Spirit decks.
Patrician Geist 2023-01-17 "Spells you cast from your graveyard cost {1} less to cast." "Spells you cast from your graveyard cost {U} less to cast." A-Patrician Geist Buff to Spirit decks.
Phantom Carriage 2023-01-17 {4}{U}{U} {2}{U}{U} A-Phantom Carriage Buff to Spirit decks.
Shipwreck Sifters 2023-01-17 "Whenever you discard a Spirit card or card with disturb..." "Whenever a Spirit or card with disturb is put into your graveyard from anywhere..." A-Shipwreck Sifters Buff to Spirit decks.
Asari Captain 2023-01-17 {3}{R}{W}, 4/3 {1}{R}{W}, Trample, 2/1 A-Asari Captain Buff to Samurai decks by making the mana value of cards more competitve with other aggro options.
Ancestral Katana 2023-01-17 "Equipped creature gets +2/+1.", Equip {3} "Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has "This creature has first strike as long as it's attacking."", Equip {2} A-Ancestral Katana Buff to Samurai decks.
Akki Ronin 2023-01-17 {1}{R}, "..., you may discard a card.", 1/3 {R}, "..., you may put a card from your hand on the bottom of your library.", 1/2 A-Akki Ronin Buff to Samurai decks.
Eiganjo Exemplar 2023-01-17 {1}{W}, 2/1 {W}, 1/1 A-Eiganjo Exemplar Buff to Samurai decks.
Imperial Blademaster 2023-01-17 2/2 2/3 Imperial Blademaster Buff to Samurai decks.
Imperial Subduer 2023-01-17 {2}{W}, 3/2 {1}{W}, 3/1 A-Imperial Subduer Buff to Samurai decks.
Peerless Samurai 2023-01-17 {2}{R}, 2/3 {1}{R}, 2/1 A-Peerless Samurai Buff to Samurai decks.
Raiyuu, Storm’s Edge 2023-01-17 3/3 4/4 A-Raiyuu, Storm’s Edge Buff to Samurai decks.
Dokuchi Silencer 2023-04-04[17] ...you may discard a creature card. ...you may discard a card. A-Dokuchi Silencer Loosens creature density restriction
Futurist Operative 2023-04-04 {3}{U}, 3/4 {U}, 0/4 A-Futurist Operative Cheaper defensive ninjustu enabler
Krydle of Baldur's Gate 2023-04-04 Whenever you attack, you may pay {2}. Whenever you attack... A-Krydle of Baldur's Gate Remove mana gate
Moon-Circuit Hacker 2023-04-04 ...damage to a player, draw a card. ...damage to a player, scry 2, then draw a card A-Moon-Circuit Hacker Improve ninjutsu payoff
Nezumi Prowler 2023-04-04 ...target creature you control gains deathtouch and lifelink until end of turn. ...put a deathtouch counter and a lifelink counter on target creature you control. A-Nezumi Prowler Improve ninjutsu payoff
Nightclub Bouncer 2023-04-04 This spell costs {1} more to cast This spell costs {2} more to cast Nightclub Bouncer Improve bounce effect
Prosperous Thief 2023-04-04 3/2 2/4 A-Prosperous Thief Turned stats defensive
Satoru Umezawa 2023-04-04 2/4, grants ninjutsu {2}{U}{B} 3/4, grants ninjutsu {1}{U}{B} A-Satoru Umezawa Cheapen ninjutsu cost, improve stats
Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion 2023-04-04 Ninjutsu {3}{B} Ninjutsu {2}{B} A-Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion Cheapened ninjutsu cost
Silver-Fur Master 2023-04-04 Ninjutsu {U}{B} Ninjutsu {U/B} A-Silver-Fur Master Cheapened ninjutsu cost
Swarm Saboteur 2023-04-04 Ninjutsu {1}{B} Ninjutsu {B} Swarm Saboteur Cheapened ninjutsu cost
Thousand-Faced Shadow 2023-04-04 Ninjutsu {2}{U}{U} Ninjutsu {2}{U} A-Thousand-Faced Shadow Cheapened ninjutsu cost
Dawnbringer Cleric 2023-04-04 1/3 1/4 A-Dawnbringer Cleric Prevent it dying to 3-damage burn
Circuit Mender 2023-04-04 ... gain 2 life. ... gain 3 life. A-Circuit Mender More life gain against mono-Red
Haywire Mite 2023-04-04 1/1, ... gain 2 life. 1/2, ... gain 3 life. A-Haywire Mite More life gain against mono-Red, cheap blocking ability
Hinterland Chef 2023-04-04 3/3 3/4 Hinterland Chef Prevent it dying to 3-damage burn
Knockout Blow 2023-04-04 Knockout Blow deals 4 damage to attacking or blocking creature. Destroy target tapped creature. A-Knockout Blow Better utility against bigger creatures, given aggro doesn't use it
Lonely End 2023-04-04 ... gain 2 life. ... gain 3 life. Lonely End More life gain against mono-Red
Etching of Kumano 2023-05-30[18] Haste No haste A-Etching of Kumano Slows down the card
Traumatic Prank 2023-05-30 {2}{R} {3}{R} Traumatic Prank Weakens it as an answer to big blockers
Crucias, Titan of the Waves 2023-07-18[19] 3/3 3/1 Crucias, Titan of the Waves Made more vulnerable to a wider range of removal
Orcish Bowmasters 2023-10-10[20] "When Orcish Bowmasters enters the battlefield and whenever an opponent draws a card..." "Whenever an opponent draws a card..." A-Orcish Bowmasters Lowers independent utility, now only good when punishing draw spells
The One Ring 2023-10-10 {T}: Put a burden counter on The One Ring, then draw a card for each burden counter on The One Ring. {1}, {T}: Put a burden counter on The One Ring, then draw a card for each burden counter on The One Ring. A-The One Ring Mana added to the card draw ability to reduce how efficent the card is overall.

2024[ | ]

Card Date of change Original Changed to Changed form Reason
Meria's Outrider 2024-01-12[21] "... deals damage to each opponent."
Power/Toughness: 4/4
"... deals damage to any target."
Power/Toughness: 5/5
A-Meria's Outrider Provides more flexability for Domain trigger and bigger stats.
Radha's Firebrand 2024-01-12 "... with power less than Radha's Firebrand power can't block this turn." "... with power less than or equal to Radha's Firebrand power can't block this turn." A-Radha's Firebrand Improves ability to attack into larger creatures.
Sprouting Goblin 2024-01-12 {R}, {T}, Sacrifice a land: Draw a card. {T}, Sacrifice a land: Draw a card. A-Sprouting Goblin Allows for easier card draw in the Domain archetype.
Briar Hydra 2024-01-12 Mana cost: {5}{G}
Power/Toughness: 6/6
Mana cost: {3}{G}
Power/Toughness: 5/5
A-Briar Hydra Made cheaper to allow it to fit lower in the Domain deck mana curve.
Llanowar Greenwidow 2024-01-12 Domain{7}{G}: Return Llanowar Greenwidow from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped. It gains “If this permanent would leave the battlefield, exile it instead of putting it anywhere else.” This ability costs {1} less to activate for each basic land type among lands you control. Domain{5}{G}: Return Llanowar Greenwidow from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped with a finality counter on it. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each basic land type among lands you control. A-Llanowar Greenwidow Reduced cost of ability to allow for a better Domain pay-off.
Llanowar Loamspeaker 2024-01-12 "Target land you control becomes a 3/3 Elemental creature with haste ..." "Target land you control becomes a 4/4 Elemental creature with haste ..." A-Llanowar Loamspeaker Improved durability of the animated land.
Scout the Wilderness 2024-01-12 Kicker {1}{W} Kicker {W} A-Scout the Wilderness Made cheaper to allow Domain decks to more easily achieve Domain.
Sunbathing Rootwalla 2024-01-12 "Domain{3}{G}: Until end of turn, ..." "Domain{1}{G}: Until end of turn, ..." A-Sunbathing Rootwalla Made more agressive to help Domain decks in the early-to-mid game.
Nael, Avizoa Aeronaut 2024-01-12 Mana cost: {2}{U}{G}
Power/Toughness: 2/4
Mana cost: {U}{G}
Power/Toughness: 2/2
A-Nael, Avizoa Aeronaut Made cheaper to allow it to fit lower in the Domain deck mana curve.
Radha, Coalition Warlord 2024-01-12 Mana cost: {2}{R}{G}
"Domain — Whenever Radha, Coalition Warlord becomes tapped, ..."
Mana cost: {1}{R}{G}
"Domain — Whenever Radha, Coalition Warlord enters the battlefield or becomes tapped, ..."
A-Radha, Coalition Warlord Made more agressive to help Domain decks in the early game.
Rulik Mons, Warren Chief 2024-01-12 "Whenever Rulik Mons, Warren Chief attacks, ..."
Power/Toughness: 3/3
"Whenever Rulik Mons, Warren Chief enters the battlefield or attacks, ..."
Power/Toughness: 4/4
A-Rulik Mons, Warren Chief
Soul of Windgrace 2024-01-12 {1}{R}, Discard a land card: Draw a card.
{2}{B}, Discard a land card: Soul of Windgrace gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.
{R}, Discard a land card: Draw a card.
{B}, Discard a land card: Soul of Windgrace gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.
A-Soul of Windgrace Reduced cost of activated abilities to allow for multiple uses per turn.
Tatyova, Steward of Tides 2024-01-12 "... target land you control becomes a 3/3 Elemental creature with haste."
Power/Toughness: 3/3
"... target land you control becomes a 4/4 Elemental creature with haste."
Power/Toughness: 4/4
A-Tatyova, Steward of Tides Improved durability of both Tatyova and the animated land.
Uurg, Spawn of Turg 2024-01-12 "At the beginning of your upkeep, surveil 1."
{B}{G}, Sacrifice a land: You gain 2 life.
"At the beginning of your upkeep, surveil 2."
{1}, Sacrifice a land: You gain 2 life.
A-Uurg, Spawn of Turg Improved utility functions of Uurg.
Zar Ojanen, Scion of Efrava 2024-01-12 "Domain — Whenever Zar Ojanen, Scion of Efrava becomes tapped, ..." "Domain — Whenever Zar Ojanen, Scion of Efrava enters the battlefield or becomes tapped, ..." A-Zar Ojanen, Scion of Efrava Made more agressive to help Domain decks in the mid-to-late game.
Thran Portal 2024-01-12 "Thran Portal enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands." Always enters the battlefield untapped. A-Thran Portal Removed restriction of Thran Portal's ability to fix mana.
Excavation Explosion 2024-01-12 Card type: Sorcery
"Excavation Explosion deals 3 damage to any target. Create a tapped Powerstone token."
Card type: Instant
"Excavation Explosion deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. Create a tapped Powerstone token."
A-Excavation Explosion Made into a better removal spell. Can no longer be used as burn.
Geology Enthusiast 2024-01-12 Mana cost: {3}{U}{U}
No keyword abilities
"{6}: Draw a card and put a +1/+1 counter on Geology Enthusiast."
Power/Toughness: 2/5
Mana cost: {2}{U}{U}
Vigilance
"{5}: Draw a card and put a +1/+1 counter on Geology Enthusiast."
Power/Toughness: 3/4
A-Geology Enthusiast Overall improvement to card to support Powerstone deck archetypes.
Hall of Tagsin 2024-01-12 {4}, {T}: Create a tapped Powerstone token. {3}, {T}: Create a tapped Powerstone token. A-Hall of Tagsin Makes creating a Powerstone token a less resource intensive action.
Hurkyl's Prodigy 2024-01-12 "Whenever Hurkyl’s Prodigy attacks, you may pay {3}. ..." "Whenever Hurkyl’s Prodigy attacks, you may pay {2}. ..." Hurkyl's Prodigy
Karn, Living Legacy 2024-01-12 Loyalty symbol down-1: Pay any amount of mana. Look at that many cards ...
Loyalty symbol down-7: You get an emblem with ...
Loyalty symbol neutral0: Pay any amount of mana. Look at that many cards ...
Loyalty symbol down-6: You get an emblem with ...
A-Karn, Living Legacy Improves likilehood of activating Karn's ultimate ability.
Mightstone's Animation 2024-01-12 Mana cost: {3}{U}
"When Mightstone’s Animation enters the battlefield, draw a card."
Mana cost: {2}{U}
"When Mightstone’s Animation enters the battlefield, draw two cards, then discard a card."
A-Mightstone's Animation Allows for card selection in addition to card draw.
Saheeli, Filigree Master 2024-01-12 Loyalty symbol up+1: Scry 1. You may tap an untapped artifact you control. If you do, draw a card. Loyalty symbol up+1: Scry 2. If you control an artifact, draw a card. A-Saheeli, Filigree Master Improves synergies with artifact-heavy decks.
Splitting the Powerstone 2024-01-12 Card type: Sorcery
"Create two tapped Powerstone tokens. If the sacrificed artifact was legendary, draw a card."
Card type: Instant
"Create two tapped Powerstone tokens. Draw a card."
A-Splitting the Powerstone Improved reliablilty as a means of creating Powerstone tokens.
Thran Spider 2024-01-12 {7}: Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal an artifact card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. {7}: Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. A-Thran Spider Upgrades ability into card draw, removes chance of missing a target.
Urza, Powerstone Prodigy 2024-01-12 Mana cost: {2}{U}
Vigilance
Mana cost: {1}{U}
No keyword abilities
A-Urza, Powerstone Prodigy Made cheaper to fit ealier in Powerstone deck mana curve at the cost of being able to both attack and use it's ability.
Mishra, Excavation Prodigy 2024-01-12 Mana cost: {2}{R}
Haste
Mana cost: {1}{R}
No keyword abilities
A-Mishra, Excavation Prodigy Made cheaper to fit ealier in Powerstone deck mana curve at the cost of being less agressive.
Urza's Command 2024-01-12
  • Creatures you don’t control get -2/-0 until end of turn.
  • Create a tapped Powerstone token.
  • Scry 1, then draw a card.
  • Creatures you don’t control get -3/-0 until end of turn.
  • Create two tapped Powerstone tokens.
  • Scry 2, then draw a card.
A-Urza's Command Upgrades choices to improve flexibility.
Visions of Phyrexia 2024-01-12 "At the beginning of your upkeep, exile the top card of your library. You may play that card this turn." "At the beginning of your upkeep, exile the top two cards of your library. Until your next end step, you may play one of those cards." A-Visions of Phyrexia Provides additional card selection.
Yotian Courier 2024-01-12
  • Seek an artifact card with mana value equal to the number of Powerstones you control.
  • Seek a nonland card with mana value equal to the number of Powerstones you control.
Yotian Courier Relaxes deckbuilding costs
Fragment Reality 2024-03-04[22] "Exile target nontoken artifact, creature, or enchantment." "Exile target nontoken artifact, creature, or enchantment an opponent controls. Fragment Reality Part of a turn one combo with the Leylines that can be played for free at the start of the game.[23] These decks dominated Historic and Timeless after the release of Geist of Saint Traft.
Geological Appraiser 2024-03-04 Mana cost: {2}{R}{R} Mana cost: {3}{R}{R} A-Geological Appraiser Designed to slow down the combo deck featuring Geological Appraiser by a turn and allow other decks the ability to combat the combo.

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