Wizards of the Coast announced today that Kaladesh Remastered will release on Magic: the Gathering Arena next week on November 11, 2020 and revealed the contents of the set.

Kaladesh Remastered is Magic’s third “remastered” set and will combine both sets from the 2017-18 Kaladesh block, Kaladesh and Aether Revolt, into a single set. It follows August’s Amonkhet Remastered for Arena and 2015’s Tempest Remastered on Magic Online and precedes the forthcoming Time Spiral Remastered, which is expected to be released for tabletop and Magic Online sometime in the first half of 2021.

Wizards has not revealed the planned size of Kaladesh RemasteredAmonkhet Remastered pared 459 unique cards down to 340—but the current card image gallery includes 296 cards. Jay Parker, Arena’s Game Director, confirmed on reddit that a few cards, like Whirler Virtuoso and Winding Constrictor, are unintentionally missing from the image gallery at the moment. Given the size of Amonkhet Remastered, it’s entirely possible that there are more missing cards that will be previewed as we approach the release of Kaladesh Remastered on Arena. Many powerful cards from the two Kaladesh sets are included in the gallery, like Aetherworks Marvel and Chandra, Torch of Defiance, but other popular cards like Walking Ballista are not.

Similarly, it’s unclear if the set will include cards from outside of the Kaladesh block similar to how Amonkhet Remastered included cards from outside of the Amonkhet block like Thoughtseize and Wrath of God.

The Kaladesh block had a very disruptive impact on Standard when its two sets were originally released in the Fall of 2017 and Winter of 2018. Five cards from the block ended up getting banned in Standard: Aetherworks Marvel, Attune with Aether, Felidar Guardian, Rogue Refiner, and Smuggler’s Copter. Of those cards, only Felidar Guardian (thanks to its infinite combo with Saheeli Rai, which is included in the set) and Smuggler’s Copter are not included in Kaladesh Remastered.

But Kaladesh Remastered, like Amonkhet Remastered, will only impact Historic and won’t be adding cards to Standard. Historic is a much more powerful format than Standard is so it will be interesting to see if these too-powerful-for-Standard cards will have similar impacts in Historic.

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