It’s been a week since Magic: The Gathering’s newest expansion, War of the Spark, launched on MTG Arena. Overall, the launch was a success with a few minor reports of lagging and various other bugs.
With the MTG Arena patch comes a host of new cosmetic bundles. The previous Guildgate bundle, however, is no longer available for purchase and the card styles offered in it will come back at a later date.
War of the Spark Draft Bundles
Card styles and sleeves are strictly cosmetic in MTG Arena and don’t add cards to a player’s library. A card style applies a certain illustration toward a player’s collection.
Each War of the Spark Draft Bundle contains three card styles. The cost of each Draft Bundle is 4,000 in-house game gold. Individual card styles are also available.
- White Draft Bundle features Prison Realm, Law-Rune Enforcer, and Trusted Pegasus as its card styles.
- Blue Draft Bundle contains Rescuer Sphinx, Aven Eternal, and Tamiyo’s Epiphany as its card styles.
- Green Draft Bundle features Challenger Troll, Bloom Hulk, and Giant Growth as its card styles.
- Black Draft Bundle contains Eternal Taskmaster, Ob Nixilis’s Cruelty, and Herald of the Dreadhorde as its card styles.
- Red Draft Bundle features Cyclops Electromancer, Spellgorger Weird, and Jaya’s Greeting as its card styles.
There’s also a Gatewatch’s Triumph Bundle that contains Gideon’s Triumph, Jace’s Triumph, Liliana’s Triumph, Chandra’s Triumph, and Nissa’s Triumph as its card styles. The cost of Gatewatch’s Triumph Bundle is 1,000 gems.
In addition, there’s a Bolas Bundle priced at 4,000 gems. The Bolas Bundle comes with Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God, Bolas’s Citadel, Commence the Endgame, and Deliver Until Evil as its card styles. It also includes a Nicol Bolas avatar and Bolas-styled card sleeves.
MTG Arena bug fixes
One of the biggest complaints following the War of the Spark patch revolved around Eternal-God Kefnet. His ability allows a player to reveal an instant or sorcery card, making a copy of it and allowing the player to cast it at two less mana.
The original card, however, didn’t remain in the player’s hand while the copied card became visually stuck in the stack. This has now been fixed and God-Eternal Kefnet is playable once again.
The split card bug associated with Teferi, Time Raveler’s plus-one ability is fixed, allowing players to cast at instant speed. The same goes for sorcery cards using the jump-start ability.
Players using auto-play to convoke were receiving extra mana. This bug has been taken care of. In addition, ability badges are now showing up as cards enter the battlefield and Pteramander has a count badge showing players the number of instant and sorcery cards in their graveyard.
As usual with most patch updates, there were complaints from players regarding the bots in War of the Spark Limited Traditional Draft. The May 2 patch notes mention that adjustments were made in how bots pick draft cards, but they weren’t specific regarding those changes.
The full rundown of MTG Arena May 2 patch notes can be found on the Magic: The Gathering forums.