War of the Spark Chronicles is Coming to MTG Arena

Wizards of the Coast released details today for War of the Spark Chronicles, a free multi-week event for Magic: The Gathering Arena where players can explore the history of Magic: The Gathering and earn exclusive cosmetic rewards in the process.

Taking place from May 23rd to June 28th, War of the Spark Chronicles will provide MTG Arena players the opportunity to play through five key moments in Magic's history, each complete with a specific play format. As players rack up wins, they'll unlock exclusive stained-glass card style variations of Planeswalkers from War of the Spark. Other stained-glass variants will be available in the store. And, for fans and followers of Magic lore and history, each Planeswalker card will provide additional story and background.

You can check out a few of the new variant Planeswalkers below:

The schedule for War of the Spark Chronicles has been broken down by week, dates, event name and per-week playing format:

  • Week 1
    • May 23-31
    • Event Name: Part I: Ravnica at War
    • Format: Momir (Momir is a format that makes use of the "Momir" avatar  which allows you to pay X and discard a card to make a random creature with the converted mana cost of X, but only as a sorcery and only once each turn). Momir is also a special 96-card deck that includes 1 of each Planeswalker from War of the Spark.
  • Week 2
    • May 31-June 7
    • Event Name: Part II: No escape
    • Format: Pauper (Pauper is a format in which all cards used must have been printed at the common rarity in a Magic set or product. Other than that, the usual rules for constructed decks apply)
  • Week 3
    • June 7-June 14
    • Event Name: Part III: Storm the Citadel
    • Format: Singleton (Singleton, also known as highlander, is a constructed variant where each deck is restricted to only one copy of a given card, sans basic land)
  • Week 4
    • June 14-June 21
    • Event Name: Part IV: Commence the Endgame
    • Format: Counters (Counters (includes an emblem that puts an extra +1/+1 counter on anything with one on it already, an extra loyalty counter on Planeswalkers, and Amass 1)
  • Week 5
    • June 21-June 28
    • Event Name: Part V: Gideon's Sacrifice
    • Format: Ravnica Block (Play done via Ravnica block of cards)

You can check out the official reveal for War of the Spark chronicles below.

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