Release Notes 4.4

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(*Important note: Anything listed below is subject to change before release. We will try to update any changes in a timely manner, but please keep in mind the info below is not guaranteed.)

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  • New Collection: Core Set 2021(M21)

    • 244 New Cards

    • 5 New Planeswalkers

New Planeswalker

Basri Ket

"A former initiate on Amonkhet, Basri grew up with great admiration for the goddess Oketra. His Spark ignited when he completed the Trial of Solidarity. Believing to be a chosen of Oketra, the young Planeswalker began exploring the Multiverse and helping others.”

Max Level Stats

Oketra’s Everlasting Army (Level 4) 

(White) Support Card - Emblem (3) Token

"At the beginning of the combat on your turn: If you control 2 or less creatures, create 3 Soldier tokens. Otherwise, Populate 3 times.

When your first creature attacks: Your other creatures get +X/+X until end of turn. X is equal to the number of your first creature’s reinforcements."


Chandra, Heart of Fire

"Chandra Nalar is an impulsive, powerful, and strong-willed pyromancer from the plane of Kaladesh. She uses her fire skills and passionate spirit to defend the rights of everyone who is not free to make their own choices.”

Max Level Stats


Spellburn (Level 4) 

(Red) Support Card - Emblem (2) Token

"Prowess: Deal 2 damage to your opponent’s Planeswalker.

When your opponent casts a spell: Deal 4 damage to your opponent’s Planeswalker."


Garruk, Unleashed

"Finally freed from the curse cast by Liliana's Chain Veil, Garruk embraced his former and true nature: a hunter able to control and command beasts.”

Max Level Stats


Predator’s Trail (Level 4) 

(Green) Support Card - Emblem (4) Token

"While on the board: Your first creature gains Berserker and Trample.

At the end of your turn: Pick one of the first 4 different cards from your library. Move that card to play under your control.

Morbid: Then, your creatures get +1/+1."

Liliana, Waker of the Dead

"A powerful necromancer, capable of controlling and raising legions of undead, Liliana can manipulate death magic to kill and absorb the life of others.”

Max Level Stats


Waker of the Dead (Level 4)

(Black) Support Card - Emblem (4) Token

“At the beginning of the combat on your turn: Pick one of the first 3 different creature cards from your graveyard. Move that card to play under your control. Then, it gains the Zombie subtype.

Morbid: Then, your Zombie creatures get +1/+1.”


Teferi, Master of Time

"A time mage with centuries of experience, Teferi bears the tragical scar of a battle against the nightmarish Phyrexians: during the conflict, he phased his homeland out of time, and never managed to bring it back.”

Max Level Stats


Master of Time (Level 4)

(Blue) Support Card - Emblem (3) Token

“When you make your first match during your turn: Gain 2 extra swaps.

Resourceful 2: The first noncreature card in your hand gains 2 mana.”

Winds of Fate (Level 4)

(Blue) Support Card - Emblem (2) Token

“Prowess: Your first creature gets +1/+1 and gains Flying until end of turn.

Anticipation: Drain 2 mana from the first card in your opponent’s hand.”


New Mechanics:

Bravery

  • Bravery is a keyword that has the main purpose to allow the player to reposition their own creatures on the battlefield.

  • The Bravery Ability Hint reads: “At the beginning of the combat on your turn, this creature is positioned as the first creature in your battlefield until the end of turn. If there are 2 or more creatures with Bravery on the battlefield under your control, they are repositioned according to their current positions. This ability has priority over Defender, Reach and Vigilance.”


Renewal

  • Renewal is a new keyword that activates abilities depending on the amount of life the player gained during a turn.

Morbid

  • Morbid is a new keyword that activates abilities depending on the amount of reinforcements or creatures lost during a turn.

Prowess

  • Prowess is a new keyword that activates abilities when a noncreature card is cast.

Populate

  • Populate is a new mechanic that allows reinforcing the first creature token that the player controls.

  • The Populate Ability Hint reads: “Reinforce the first creature token you control with the greatest base power.”

Changes

Card Changes

  • Mythic Support Grafdigger's Cage (M20) card's text changed to prevent a loop with Underworld Cerberus. 

“When this support enters the board, exile all graveyards. Whenever a card enters a graveyard from anywhere, exile that card. Whenever a player fetches a card, that player discards a card.”

TO

“When this support enters the board, exile all graveyards. Whenever a card enters a graveyard from anywhere, exile that card. This effect can occur only once per card. Whenever a player fetches a card, that player discards a card.”

  • Masterpiece Creature Hypnox (TOR) card’s text changed. 

“[Flying] When this creature enters the battlefield: Exile all cards from your opponent's hand. When this creature dies or is exiled from the battlefield: Return the first 4 cards from your opponent's exile to their hand. Those cards gain half of their mana.”

TO

“[Flying] When you cast this card: Exile all cards from your opponent's hand. When this creature dies or is exiled from the battlefield: Return the first 4 cards from your opponent's exile to their hand. Those cards gain half of their mana.”

  • Mythic Creature Taranika, Akroan Veteran (THB) card’s text changed to affect the creature’s base P/T.

“[Vigilance, Legendary Creature] When this creature attacks: Your first other creature gains Prevent Damage until end of turn. Then, that creature's power and toughness becomes 4/4 until end of turn.”

TO

“[Vigilance, Legendary Creature] When this creature attacks: Your first other creature gains Prevent Damage until end of turn. Then, that creature's base power and toughness becomes 4/4 until end of turn."

  • Stolen Identity’s card description changed.

“Copy target nontoken creature. That creature gains “Whenever this creature attacks, fetch the next card named Stolen Identity from your library. It gains half of its mana".”

TO

“Copy target nontoken creature. That copy gains "Whenever this creature attacks, fetch the next card named Stolen Identity from your library. It gains half of its mana”.”

  • Mythic Support Treacherous Blessing (THB) card’s text changed.

"When this support enters the board: Draw 4 cards. Those cards gain half of their mana. When you cast a card from your hand: You lose 10 life. While on the board: If you would exile a card from your hand, if it has 8 or more mana, discard it instead. Then, this support loses 1 shield."

TO

"When this support enters the board: Draw 4 cards. Those cards gain half of their mana. When you cast a card from your hand: You lose 10 life. While on the board: If you would exile a card from your hand, if it has 5 or more mana, discard it instead. Then, this support loses 2 shield."

  • Stomp card’s text changed.

"[Adventure Story] Each creature and Planeswalker loses Prevent Damage until end of turn. Deal 4 damage to any opposing target."

TO

"[Adventure Story] Deal 4 damage to any opposing target. When you cast this card: Each creature and Planeswalker loses Prevent Damage until end of turn."

  • Mythic Creature Arasta of the Endless (THB) mana coast changed from 14 to 12, and it creates 3 Spiders now instead of 2.

  • The Dog subtype substituted the Hound subtype. All creatures that had the Hound subtype will now have a Dog subtype. (WotC official change)

  • Planeswalkers’ supports gained the Emblem subtype in addition to any of their supports’ subtype.

  • Events’ supports gained the Event Rule subtype in addition to any of their supports’ subtype.

  • The Destroyer objective changed the description from Kill to Destroy. We revised all events that have this objective and listed the change as follows:

    • Destroyer: Destroy X or more opposing creatures during a fight.

(The first 3 events were also fixed so the objective’s descriptions fit their current behaviors.)

    • Trial of Zeal (Node 3: Vizier of Tumbling Sands)

    • Challenge of the Courts - Locthwain (Node 1: First Persistence Challenge - Top Node)

    • The Elderspark (Node 1: Enter the Dreadhorde - 1.3 Liliana, Dreadhorde General)

    • Revolt against the Consulate (Node 6: Freejam Regent)

    • Trial of Zeal (Node 9: Gods of Amonkhet)

    • Avacyn's Madness (Node 3 - 3.1 Flameblade Angel)

    • Avacyn's Madness (Node 5 - 5.2 Geier Reach Bandit)

    • Hour of Devastation (Node 1 - Top Node - Bolas HoD Objectives)

    • Hour of Revelation (Node 2: Green - Left Node)

    • Hour of Revelation (Node 3: Red - Right Node)

    • Oath of the Gatewatch - Part I (Node 7: Inverter of Truths)

    • Oath of the Gatewatch - Part II (Node 6: Sphinx of the Final Word)

    • Destroyer: Destroy X or more creatures during a single fight.

(Here players can target their own creatures in order to fulfill the objective.)

    • Fables of Eldraine (Node 1: Wolf's Quarry)

    • Fables of Eldraine (Node 7: Taste of Death)

    • Hunter X Bonder (Node 1: Hunters - Top Node)

    • A World Reborn (Node 2 - 2.2 Urborg)

    • A Journey Through History: A Nightmare of War (Node 1: Pits of Nightmares)

    • Battle of Four Tribes - Part II (Node 3 - Azor, the Lawbringer - 3.1 Golden Guardian)

    • Tour de Ravnica (Node 5: Svogthos, the Restless Tomb)

    • Ravnica At War - Devastation (Node 2: White/Black - Left Node)

    • Ravnica At War - Eternity (Node 1: Black)

  • The Sacrifice and Protector objectives changed their description.

Sacrifice: Lose X or more creatures during a single fight.

TO

Sacrifice: Have X or more creatures you control destroyed or exiled during a fight.

Protector: Lose X or less creatures during a single fight.

TO

Protector: Have X or fewer creatures you control destroyed or exiled during a fight.
(Important: This changes only these objectives’ texts, not their behavior.)
  • The Research objective changed its behavior.

The objective was counting the initial two cards for its progress.

TO

The initial two cards are ignored in the objective's progress. All other cards (including the one drawn at the beginning of the first turn) will continue to be counted.

(Important: This change only affects the objective's behavior. No changes were made to the objective's description.)

  • The Sacrifice and Protector objectives changed their description.
  • All set icons were reorganized. Now all Legacy sets’ icons are displayed together after the Origins(ORI) icon.
  • Sisay, Weatherlight Captain’s “enter the battlefield” effect is now stackable. Whenever you have this card entering the battlefield (for the first time or reinforcing) it will trigger the +1/+1 buff.
  • The following 2 Node PvP Coalition events received an adjustment in the Individual Rank Rewards for the Position 101 - 250.

    • Titanomachy

    • Hunter X Bonder

The rewards changed from 1000 Mana Runes and 2 Mana Jewels to 2000 Mana Runes and 3 Mana Jewels.
  • The Individual Rank Rewards in the Ravnica At War events will be adjusted for all Tiers as follows:



  • The Coalition Rank Rewards in the Ravnica At War events will be adjusted for all Tiers as follows:



  • The order of creatures on the battlefield changed.

Creatures with Defender, Reach, and Vigilance would be in the first position even if they had lost their evergreens temporarily.

TO

Creatures with Defender, Reach, and Vigilance can only be in the first position when those evergreens are active. In case of temporary loss of their defensive evergreen, they will return to their original position (ordered by the entrance on the battlefield) until the “losing” effect ends.
  • The Afflict evergreen gained an icon.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some minor text issues.

  • Fixed an issue where the mana was going to the opponent if there was a cascade after matching opposing permanent support. 

  • Fixed an issue where the Eldrazi Scion token was not giving mana properly when destroyed.

  • Fixed an issue where the Lifeless objective on Avacyn Madness's 3rd node was counting cards that received Lifelink already on the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue on Titanomachy event where Fate of Nyx was "destroying" cards after removing its buffs at the end of the turn.

  • Fixed an issue where the opponent would not draw cards again after the Overwhelm the Gods' Major Bolas's Omnipotence token was destroyed.

  • Fixed an issue where cards with Transform were entering the player's hand with the Flip/Back side up.

  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze whenever trying to replace/destroy token stacks.

  • Fixed an issue where creatures destroyed by Gideon's Triumph's effect, were not counting towards the objectives that state "Kill X or more creatures during a single fight.".

  • Fixed an issue where an exiled Hixus, Prison Warden was enabling all creatures once disabled by another Hixus, Prison Warden on the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue where Dust would destroy all Vanguard supports.

  • Fixed an issue where tokens were being counted as "destroyed" instead of going to the out of game area in a few cases.

  • Fixed an issue where Kiora, the Crashing Wave was converting gems to both the player's and the opponent's colors.

  • Fixed an issue where Zaxara, the Exemplary was not giving the correct amount of P/T to Evergrowing Hydra token after casting more than 2 cards with Stored Mana.

  • Fixed an issue where Stomp would still cast even after pressing Not Now on the prompt.

  • Fixed an issue where Sisay, Weatherlight Captain was not counting Vanguard card's colors to give mana.

  • Fixed an issue where Kalemne's Avatar of Iroas token was buffing even after being destroyed.

  • Fixed a soft lock with the interaction between Grafdigger Cage and Underworld Cerberus.

  • Fixed an issue where Stonecoil Serpent was not correctly buffing when entering the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue in the DoM - Spite and Martyrdom's Veteran objective that was counting spells and support instead of only creatures.

  • Fixed an issue in the DoM - Spite and Martyrdom's Enraged objective that was only counting damage dealt by other creatures.

  • Fixed an issue where Emergent Ultimatum was giving full mana instead of the mana cost for cards with Jump-Start in the graveyard.

  • Fixed an issue where Jaya Ballard's support effect was not being triggered when casting cards with Escape.

  • Fixed an issue where Drowned Secrets was not triggering when reinforced.

  • Fixed an issue where Kalamax, the Stormsire was only getting buffed once instead of whenever the player copied a spell.

  • Fixed an issue where Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer's Deluge of Dreams ability was also triggering when the opponent matches 4 or more Blue gems.

  • Fixed an issue where Labyrinth of Skophos was returning exiled token creatures to the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue where Marauding Raptor was not reducing the creature cards' cost while on the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue where Ruinous Ultimatum was not being cast whenever there was only one Vanguard card on the opponent's battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue where Dispersal was only triggering the second part of its ability when the opponent has a full hand.

  • Fixed an issue where Chandra's Regulator was not gaining 3 Loyalty whenever you activated a Red Vanguard ability.

  • Fixed an issue where Fathom Mage's effect would keep happening even after the player's turn was over.

  • Fixed an issue where Gideon Blackblade's Active abilities were only being possible to use once the Passive ability could be triggered.

  • Fixed an issue where Warchief Giant's effects were being triggered even after the creature was destroyed.

  • Fixed an issue where creatures buffed by Shadowspear were remaining with the buff even after dying and returning.

  • Fixed an issue where Oketra's Name was only being able to be casted when there were Zombies on the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue where Drake Haven token was not correctly appearing when cycled.

  • Fixed an issue where Bounty of Might was being casted even without any creatures on the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue where Dreadhorde Butcher would not trigger the damage to any target effect after being destroyed when in the AI's hand.

  • Fixed an issue where Insidious Will was being destroyed even if the opponent didn't cast any cards.

  • Fixed an issue where Charming Prince was not returning itself to the player's hand when there were no other creatures on the battlefield.

  • Fixed an issue where Chance of Glory's effect was remaining after the end of the turn as stated on the card's description.

  • Fixed an issue with the EMN Booster Pack where the Category Banner and the Booster Image were not appearing properly.

New Event

  • A Timeless Voyage

    • PvP, Coalition

    • Standard

    • No Entrance Fee

    • All Planeswalkers’ colors allowed (This event doesn’t lock the Planeswalker within the nodes)

    • 2 Nodes (Both unlocked from the beginning)

    • Recharge Time: 8hs

      • Initial Charges (per node): 2; Max Charges (per node): 6

    • Duration: 46h

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