Release Notes 6.4.1 (UPDATE RELEASED!)

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edited 2 February 2024, 13:08 in MtGPQ News & Announcements

Release date: 01/22/2024

What’s New

Events

Lost in Caverns of Ixalan

“As the River Heralds began to decipher the ancient map, they were staggered by the vastness of the world-within-the-world that it revealed.”

The consequences of the Phyrexian invasions were terrible. Ixalan as a whole suffered at the hands of the Phyrexians, but this triggered a new cycle of expeditions. A new world within the plane full of wonders and riches brought a new rush for exploration. A new world full of new dangers to be unveiled.

Event Type: PvP

No entry fee

Deck Restrictions: Standard

Planeswalker restrictions: For each node, players may use a planeswalker with at least one of the colors of the node.

Number of nodes: 5

Duration: 46h

Recharge Time: 0h

Initial Charges (per node): 4

Max Charges (per node): 4

Progression rewards

Special Rules

Each node features a different event support spawned for the player. Once you choose a node, you’ll battle against players who selected the same node.

Each node features a different event support that will affect both players. The supports are:





Survivors of Four Tribes Pt. 1 - Coalition Event

“We weren’t fleeing a broken world. We were running toward paradise!”

The aftermath of the Phyrexian invasion affected all tribes of Ixalan pretty hard; which made the new discoveries coming through the recently found caverns to the underground even more enticing. But how precarious the great forces of Ixalan were left, to rely their future on a gold rush? We will see a bit about how the Merfolks and Pirates of Ixalan are dealing with it.

Event Type: PvE

No entry fee

Deck Restrictions: Standard

Number of nodes: 2 nodes, each one featuring 3 encounters.

No Planeswalker restrictions

Duration: 46h

Initial Charges (per node): 6

Max Charges (per node): 6

Progression + Ranking rewards

Survivors of Four Tribes Pt. 2 - Coalition Event

“Bless this sinner, who sacrificed his blood so that I may live.” - Bartolomé del Presidio”

The aftermath of the Phyrexian invasion affected all tribes of Ixalan pretty hard; which made the new discoveries coming through the recently found caverns to the underground even more enticing. But how precarious the great forces of Ixalan were left, to rely their future on a gold rush? We will see a bit about how the Vampires and the Sun Empire of Ixalan are dealing with it.

Event Type: PvE

No entry fee

Deck Restrictions: Standard

Number of nodes: 2 nodes, each one featuring 3 encounters.

No Planeswalker restrictions

Duration: 46h

Initial Charges (per node): 6

Max Charges (per node): 6

Progression + Ranking rewards

Planeswalkers

Karn, the Great Creator

Although Karn is nearly indestructible, Urza designed him to experience pain and feelings. He can understand most technological devices with a single touch and quickly create artifacts or automatons without the need for components or materials. He can use his ability to deconstruct technology, but he loathes to do so as destruction goes against his philosophy of respecting creation.

  • Ability 1 - Creator Engine (Max. Level)
    Fetch the first Artifact card from your library. Your colored mana bonuses are increased by 2. Each mana bonus can’t be raised by this ability more than 3 times.

  • Ability 2 - Assemble Machinery (Max. Level)

    Create a Construct token. Then: That creature gets +X/+X and gains Hexproof and Defender. X is the number of Artifact cards you control including their reinforcements.

    • Construct token
      Colorless
      Artifact Creature - Construct
      1/1
  • Ability 3 - Argentum Might (Max. Level)
    Reinforce all Artifact creatures you control. Then: Your Artifact creatures get +X/+X and Trample. X is the number of Artifact cards you control including their reinforcements.

Jace, the Perfected Mind

Jace is a master of mind-reading, and memory modification, and is a master illusionist. Even with his unrivaled experience and strategy, he was open to the Phyresis infection by the hands of his loved one, Vraska. After being compleated, he went toward the Seedcore and Realmbreaker with The Filigree Sylex in hand, and he intended to activate it, no matter the cost.

  • Passive Ability - Compleated Intelligence
    At the beginning of your turn: If you have less than 4 cards in your hand, draw cards equal to the difference.

  • Ability 1 - Synthetic Expansion (Max. Level)
    Create 2 Phyresis Converter tokens. Then: If you have 80 or less life - Create X Phyrexian Gems. X is the number of creature and support cards in opponent’s graveyard.

    • Phyresis Converter
      Support (B)
      Shield 2
      Can’t be reinforced

    When you exile a card from your hand: Gain 2 mana. When a Phyrexian gem is matched by swap: The first card in your hand without Compleated gains Compleated. Then: If this support has the Augmentation Emblem: Your opponent's mana bonus of the matched color becomes 1 until the end of their next turn.

  • Ability 2 - Corrupted Mindfield (Max. Level)
    Create 2 Phyresis Converter Tokens. Then: Destroy the top 5 cards of your opponent's library. If you do: All opposing creatures get -X/-0. X is the number of cards destroyed from your opponent's library this turn.

  • Ability 3 - Illusion of Free Will (Max. Level)
    Draw X cards, then give them Y mana. X is 1 plus the number of cards named Phyresis Converter you control, up to 6. Y is the number of cards in all graveyards. Phyresis Converter cards you control gain the Augmentation Emblem.


Lord Windgrace

Lord Windgrace was a panther warrior planeswalker from Urborg on Dominaria. He was one of the Nine Titans that Urza gathered to fight Phyrexia. Windgrace had a distaste, maybe even an outright hatred, for anything artificial. He attempted to seal the time rift in Urborg to prevent a mass of Phyrexians from pouring in. As the rift vanished from existence, so too did Lord Windgrace. After his death, he became a protective Avatar of Urborg.

  • Ability 1 - One of the Titans (Max. Level)
    Draw a card. If that card is a Land card, convert 5 gems to Red.
    Activate Black 3: Draw a card. It gains 5 mana.

  • Ability 2 - Machine Distrust (Max. Level)
    Create 2 Panther Den Support tokens. Create 2 Green Cat tokens. An opposing nonland support loses X shield. X is the number of Cat creatures and Cat reinforcements you control, up to 9.

    • Panther Den
      Can't be reinforced
      Support - Land
      Shield 3
      At the beginning of your turn: Create a Green Cat token.

    • Green Cat
      Creature - Cat
      2/2

  • Ability 3 - Protector of Urborg (Max. Level)
    Increase the cost of all cards in your opponent's hand by 12. Create 10 Green Cat tokens. Each nonToken opposing support loses 6 shield. This effect can affect Vanguard supports.

Vanguards

This release features ten new Vanguards:

Click here to check the new Vanguards.

They can be obtained in LCI Vanguard packs, which will be available in the Vault for the first time just after the release. After this, they’ll be added to the normal Vanguard rotation.

Fixes

Quality of Life Improvement

As hinted previously, while we worked to fix a bug with Karn, the Great Creator, we noticed some changes required cache to be cleared in order to be loaded properly. This is the same process required after game updates and in some systems might involve even reinstalling the app.

We implemented a native feature that will do this process in the background when opening the app, automatically, quietly and smoothly. With this new feature, we expect that having to manually clear cache or reinstall the app becomes a rare occurrence and that your game data stays up-to-date. :)

Events and Products

  • Fixed: Some Rewards Boosters icons in Coalition Events being misaligned.
  • Fixed: Coalition Event Family Business presenting incorrect Deck Restriction rules.
  • Fixed: Life Potion store pop-up background having a plain white background.

Mechanics

  • Changed: the Outcast mechanic.
    • Before the change: "When this card is moved to anywhere other than the battlefield, exile it. At the end of this turn, if it’s not exiled, exile it."
    • After the change: "At the end of the turn: if this card is anywhere other than the battlefield, exile it and this card loses Outcast."

Cards and Planeswalkers

  • Fixed: Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur’s increasing mana bonuses effect stacking infinitely instead of resetting as it should.
  • Fixed: Ray of Ruin being cast with no valid targets on the battlefield.
  • Fixed: Ojer Kaslem, Deepest Growth’s Support Temple of Cultivation creating a copy of itself after being destroyed.
  • Fixed: Captain Ripley Vance triggering its first ability when Creature Tokens enter the battlefield.
  • Fixed: Black Market Tycoon creating 4 Gold Tokens for each activated gem matched instead of 1.
  • Fixed: Ego Drain discarding 1 card from the opponent’s hand instead of 2.
  • Fixed: Quicksand Whirlpool not exiling the last opposing creature as it should.
  • Fixed: Hall of Gemstone increasing Loyalty Gem Swap Bonus when it executes its Mana Field effect.
  • Fixed: Mana Crypt’s Mana Field effect making player lose life when the first card in their hand already has full mana.
  • Fixed: Fabrication Foundry’s second ability doing nothing even when the player confirms they want to destroy a Treasure.
  • Fixed: Mirran Bardiche’s Equip ability not working.
  • Fixed: Kellan, Daring Traveler’s fetch trigger not destroying unselected cards.
  • Fixed: Legions to Ashes exiling nothing when an indestructible Support is in play in some situations.
  • Fixed: Likeness Looter’s Mana Field not working.
  • Fixed: Soul Partition not working correctly when opponent has a full hand and target creature has Prevent Damage.
  • Fixed: Seed gems giving +3 mana per creature under your control instead of +1.
  • Fixed: Tough Cookie triggering with any match and not just when matching an Artifact Support gem.
  • Fixed: Sword of Forge and Frontier triggering with each attacking creature if the player selects ‘not now’.
  • Fixed: Alter Reality draining mana from the first card with mana in the player’s hand, instead of draining it from the first card (regardless of mana).
  • Fixed: Not being possible to cast Alter Reality when the only other cards in hand are other copies of Alter Reality.
  • Fixed: Some cards causing damage instead of life loss. Affected cards:

    • Grasping Shadows/Shadow's Lair (LCI)
    • Preacher of the Schism (LCI)
    • Mana Crypt (LCI)
    • Bitter Triumph (LCI)
    • Stinging Cave Crawler (LCI)
    • Sweettooth Witch (WOE)
    • Greta, Sweettooth Scourge (WOE)
  • Fixed: Some Discard effects (with no extra specifications) taking the first cards in hand instead of the last ones. Affected cards:

    • Bladecoil Serpent (BRO)
    • Aclazotz, Deepest Betrayal (LCI)
    • Zoyowa Lava-Tongue (LCI)
    • Saheeli's Lattice (LCI)
    • Inti, Seneschal of the Sun (LCI)
    • Matzalantli, the Great Door (LCI)
  • Changed: the order of effects in Get Lost, so they are not redundant anymore.

    • Before the change: "Destroy a random opposing creature. If you can't: Destroy a random opposing nonVanguard Support. If you can't: Destroy a random opposing Artifact support.
      Create {2} {Map} tokens under your opponent's control."

    • After the change: "Destroy a random opposing Artifact support. If you can't: Destroy a random opposing nonVanguard Support. If you can't: Destroy a random opposing creature.
      Create {2} {Map} tokens under your opponent's control."

  • Fixed: Description text of Quintorius Kand’s Lorehold's Sigil Token not containing the information that it can't be Reinforced. (This is a text fix only. This token behavior was already as intended.)

  • Fixed: Description of Corrupt not providing a complete explanation of its effects in non-English languages.
  • Fixed: Virtue of Persistence (Lochtwain Scorn’s Adventure) showing different text formatting when comparing in-game and in My Collection.
  • Fixed: Sanguine Bond showing art framing and Masterpiece icon inconsistently.
  • Fixed: Brass’s Tunnel-Grinder showing internal text in Portuguese.
  • Fixed: Jodah, the Unifier showing internal text in Portuguese.
  • Fixed: Kaya, Geist Hunter showing internal text in Portuguese.
  • Fixed: Sorin, The Mirthless showing internal text in its description.
  • Fixed: Professor Onyx showing internal text in its description.
  • Fixed: Chandra, Dressed to Kill showing internal text in its description.
  • Fixed: Chimil, the Inner Sun's missing ‘:’ in its Ward description.
  • Fixed: Chimil, the Inner Sun’s text showing a grammatical error.
  • Fixed: Chill of the Grave's Disable prompt showing full card’s text instead of the text for Disable ability.
  • Fixed: Temple of the Dead's confirmation prompt showing extra text, not pertaining to its trigger.
  • Fixed: Nissa, Vital Energy’s first ability Leyline Amplification showing internal text in its prompt.

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