Tons of big news came for Magic fans in this week’s WeeklyMTG, including some sneak peeks at Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered, a hint at some future support for Pioneer on MTG Arena, and updates to the upcoming MagicCon: Minneapolis.

Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered Details

With Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered on the horizon, we got confirmations on several cards coming with the remastered set, including a couple of powerful staples from the block.

First up we got confirmation of Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Odric, Lunarch Marshal. Thalia is a great stax piece that doesn’t see as much play as her two-mana counterpart but is still very good.

Three powerful Green cards are coming as well, Cryptolith Rite, Eldritch Evolution, and Tireless Tracker. Eldritch Evolution is well known among players from the Shadows Over Innistrad era, helping players pod up creatures with mana value two higher than the creature they sacrificed.

One of the more interesting changes coming to Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered is the rarity downgrade that is happening to Anguished Unmaking, bringing it from a rare to an uncommon.

There are no digital-only cards coming with Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered, but drafting will come with some changes. Every week, a new “sheet” of cards will be included that has cards from the original Innistrad.

A couple of highlights from this bonus sheet are Faithless Looting, Lingering Souls, Mayor of Avabrook, and Falkenrath Aristocrat. The Legacy all star Griselbrand is also making his debut on Arena, along with the flashback champ Snapcaster Mage.

These cards can only be found while drafting Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered but can be crafted at any time to be used in Historic and Historic Brawl formats.

Pioneer Coming To Arena Soon?

With 95% of cards from Pro Tour decklists available on Arena after the release of Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered, Wizards of the Coast is looking at the format closely. Rasmussen confirmed that the Arena team is looking into what it would take to bring the format to the digital game.

No other information or even a window on when to expect more news was given so don’t expect to hear more about Pioneer on Arena for a while.

MagicCon: Minneapolis Updates

Coming off the heels of MagicCon: Philadelphia there were a few updates to the ticket packages to help make the experience better for all players looking to attend. One of the best updates coming to MagicCon: Minneapolis is that access to the Command Zone is free to everyone who has a badge, so long as there’s room for everyone.

There is also a new tier of badge available to attendees, the Single Day badge. This is a $30 dollar badge that can be for either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, and doesn’t include most of the swag that comes with other ticket tiers. Attendees who pick up this badge will still get a foil Arcane Signet promo card.

Those looking to pick up the Legendary VIP and Black Lotus VIP badges will be getting a good chunk more bonuses to come with their package. The full list is extensive so make sure you check out everything from the official site.

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