MAGIC: PUZZLE QUEST 4.2 RELEASE NOTES

Posted on May 12th, 2020 / Michael

What’s New

A New Collection, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, has arrived!

Join the Battle and fight as a Bonder, a Hunter, or as a Monster in the wild lands of Ikoria!

Get your hands on over 230 new cards, 3 new Planeswalkers, 2 new events, and more! Now in Magic: Puzzle Quest! 

Content 

  • New Collection: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO)

    • 233 New Cards
    • 3 New Planeswalkers
  • New Mechanics: 

    • Companion
      • Companion is a keyword for cards that have a special ability only if the player’s deck follows a specific restriction.
      • The Companion Ability Hint reads: “This card’s Companion ability is active if: <Restriction>.” 
      • Example for a restriction: “Your starting deck contains 4 or more creatures with one or more of the following subtypes: Beast, Cat, Dinosaur, Elemental, or Nightmare.”
    • Mutate 
      • The Mutate ability hint reads: “When you cast this card from your hand, if you control a non-Token non-Mutated creature, you may choose it to enter the battlefield as a Mutation. If entered as a Mutation, reinforce target non-Token non-Mutated creature you control. That creature gains this card’s Mutation effect.”
      • This new mechanic brings two icons: Mutate, which is present in cards that have Mutate; and Mutation, that is given to creatures affected by Mutate.
  • New Abilities Category: Basic Evergreen

    • In order to simplify the interactions of cards that grant evergreen abilities from a given list, IKO brings a new ability category, named as Basic Evergreen abilities, to group the ones that were introduced in ORI and are present in every set since then.This way, instead of listing each of the available abilities in a card’s text, it will simply bring the keyword Basic Evergreen ability, which hint contains the list of all pertinent abilities.
    • The Basic Evergreen abilities in Magic: PQ are: Flying, Berserker, First Strike, Double Strike, Deathtouch, Defender, Hexproof, Lifelink, Menace, Reach, Trample and Vigilance.
  • New Planeswalkers:

Vivien, Monsters’ Advocate (G)

Abilities

  • Roar of the Daikaiju – Cost 9
      • Level 1: Pick one of the first 2 different creatures from your library. Fetch that card.
      • Level 2: Pick one of the first 3 different creatures from your library. Fetch that card.
      • Level 3: Pick one of the first 3 different creatures from your library. Fetch that card. It gains 2 mana for each of its Basic Evergreen abilities.
      • Level 4: Pick one of the first 4 different creatures from your library. Fetch that card. It gains 3 mana for each of its Basic Evergreen abilities. Companion – Then, it gains a random Basic Evergreen ability.
  • Shadows of a Colossus – Cost 12
      • Level 1: Target creature you control gets +4/+4.
      • Level 2: Target creature you control gets +4/+4. Then, it gains all the Basic Evergreen abilities of the first creature card in your hand.
      • Level 3: Target creature you control gets +6/+6. Then, it gains all the Basic Evergreen abilities of the first creature card in your hand.
      • Level 4: Target creature you control gets +8/+8. Then, it gains all the Basic Evergreen abilities of the first creature card in your hand.
  • Queen of Monsters – Cost 15
      • Level 1: Fetch the first creature with the highest cost that is X or less from your library. It gains X mana. X is the amount of Loyalty you have. Lose all your Loyalty.
      • Level 2: Fetch the first 2 creatures with the highest costs that are X or less from your library. Those cards gain X mana. X is the amount of Loyalty you have. Lose all your Loyalty.
      • Level 3: Fetch the first 2 creatures with the highest costs that are X or less from your library. Those cards gain X mana. X is the amount of Loyalty you have. Then, if X is 18 or more, they gain Trample. Lose all your Loyalty.
      • Level 4: Fetch the first 2 creatures with the highest costs that are X or less from your library. Those cards gain X mana. X is the amount of Loyalty you have. Then, if X is 18 or more, they gain Trample and Vigilance. Lose all your Loyalty.

Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast (R)  

Abilities

  • Monster Recruitment – Cost 9
      • Level 1: Pick one of the first 3 cards from your library. Fetch that card. Then, exile the others.
      • Level 2: Pick one of the first 4 cards from your library. Fetch that card. Then, exile the others. It gains X mana. X is the number of cards of that type in your exile.
      • Level 3: Pick one of the first 4 cards from your library. Fetch that card. Then, exile the others. It gains X mana. X is the number of cards of that type in your exile. Companion – If it is a creature card, it gets +2/+2.
      • Level 4: Pick one of the first 4 cards from your library. Fetch that card. Then, exile the others. It gains X mana. X is the number of cards of that type in your exile. Companion – If it is a creature card, it gets +3/+3. Otherwise, it gains Cycling 3.
  • Feral Guerilla – Cost 12
      • Level 1: Exile target creature you control. Then, fetch the first creature with the highest cost that is X or less from your library. Move that card to play under your control. X is 3 plus the exiled creature’s cost.
      • Level 2: Exile target creature you control. Then, fetch the first creature with the highest cost that is X or less from your library. Move that card to play under your control. X is 4 plus the exiled creature’s cost.
      • Level 3: Exile target creature you control. Then, fetch the first creature with the highest cost that is X or less from your library. Move that card to play under your control. X is 5 plus the exiled creature’s cost.
      • Level 4: Exile target creature you control. Then, fetch the first creature with the highest cost that is X or less from your library. Move that card to play under your control. X is 6 plus the exiled creature’s cost.
  • Predators’ Squad – Cost 18
      • I – Your creatures get +X/+X and gain Menace. X is the number of creature cards in your exile.
      • II – Your creatures get +X/+X and gain First Strike and Menace. X is the number of creature cards in your exile.
      • III – Your creatures get +X/+X and gain Double Strike and Menace. X is the number of creature cards in your exile.
      • IV – Your creatures get +X/+X and gain Double Strike and Menace. Then, deal damage equal to the sum of your creatures’ power to your opponent’s Planeswalker. X is the number of creature cards in your exile

Narset of the Ancient Way (U/W/R)

Abilities

  • Jeskai Teachings – Cost 6
      • Level 1: Gain 4 life.
      • Level 2: Gain 4 life. Activate 2: Convert 2 gems to your Planeswalker’s colors.
      • Level 3: Gain 4 life. Activate 2: Convert 2 gems to your Planeswalker’s colors. Companion – The Activate convert 3 gems instead.
      • Level 4: Gain 6 life. Activate 3: Convert 2 gems to your Planeswalker’s colors. Companion – The Activate convert 3 gems instead.
    • Mind Detachment – Cost 12
      • Level 1: Discard a card, then draw 2 cards.
      • Level 2: Discard a card, then draw 2 cards. Then, if the discarded card is a spell, deal X damage to target opposing creature. X is the base cost of the discarded card.
      • Level 3: Discard a card, then draw 2 cards. Then, if the discarded card is a spell, deal X damage to target opposing creature. If it is a support, gain X mana. X is the base cost of the discarded card.
      • Level 4: Discard a card, then draw 3 cards. Then, if the discarded card is a spell, deal X damage to target opposing creature. If it is a support, gain X mana. X is the base cost of the discarded card.
  • Ancient Way – Cost 24
      • Level 1: Create a Minor Ancient Way token. Draw 3 cards.
      • Level 2: Create an Ancient Way Token. Draw 3 cards.
      • Level 3: Create a Greater Ancient Way token. Draw 3 cards.
      • Level 4: Create a Greater Ancient Way token. Draw 3 cards. Then, noncreature cards in your hand gain 2 mana.
  • New Bundles: 

    • Vivien, Monsters’ Advocate (G)
    • Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast (R)
    • Narset of the Ancient Way (U/W/R)
    • Vivien, Monsters’ Advocate Deck Starter
    • Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast Deck Starter
    • Narset of the Ancient Way Deck Starter
    • Pako Deck Toolkit
    • Silvar Deck Toolkit
    • Yannik Deck Toolkit
    • Shabraz Deck Toolkit
    • Ukkima Deck Toolkit
    • Agitator Ant Bundle
    • Sawtusk Demolisher Bundle
    • Nesting Grounds Bundle
    • Cyclical Heritage Bundle
    • Endure to Survive Bundle
    • Primitive Bond Bundle
    • Path of Evolution Bundle
    • Ruthless Resistance Bundle
    • Savai Triome Bundle
    • Ketria Triome Bundle
    • Indatha Triome Bundle
    • Raugrin Triome Bundle
    • Zagoth Triome Bundle
    • IKO Double Booster Bundle 
  • New Events: 

    • The Colossal Tussle  
      • PvP
      • Standard
      • Restricted Subtype: Human
      • 3 Nodes (No Color Restriction)
      • Entry Fee: 30 Mana Crystals
      • Recharge Time: 23.5hs;*
        • *3 Charges per Recharge (per node);
      • Duration: 46h;
      • Initial Charges (per node): 3;
      • Max Charges (per node): 6.
    • Hunter X Bonder
      • PvP
      • Standard
      • Coalition
      • 2 Nodes (No Color Restriction)
      • Recharge Time: 8hs (1 Charge);
      • Duration: 46h;
      • Initial Charges (per node): 2;
      • Max Charges (per node): 6.
  • Changes

    • VIP Booster Packs Changes
      • Once received, VIP Packs will only provide cards of that set. VIP packs acquired during a current set will only contain cards from that given set. For example: if you receive a VIP pack while Theros Beyond Death is the newest set in Standard, that pack will only (and always) contain cards from THB. That pack content will not be updated with cards from the next set when this is released. Instead, each set will have its own VIP packs.
    • Standard Packs Changes
      • Standard Packs will have the cards defined once given, and won’t update when new collections are released. Standard packs will only contain cards from the Standard configuration of when they were received. For example: if you receive a Standard pack while GRN, RNA, WAR, M20, ELD, and THB are the only sets in Standard, that pack will keep having cards only from those sets, even after the release of other collections, such as the upcoming Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) collection.
    • Booster Crafting
      • Cards from the newest set will become available for crafting only after the release of the next set. In the upcoming 4.2 release (Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO)) the cards from the collection Theros: Beyond Death (THB) will become craftable right away.
      • The IKO collection will then become available only when the new set after IKO will be released.
      • All Standard Sets will have the same price (except ORI).
      • Booster Crafting price for Standard Mythic cards: 5,000 (Origins: 3,000)
    • Added the phrase: “This ability counts as an Activate effect.” to the Ability Hints of the following abilities: 
      • Adapt
      • Aftermath
      • Embalm
      • Eternalize
      • Exert
      • Trap
    • Cycling Mechanic Ability Hint and Tutorial (AKH) text has been updated and rephrased to better reflect the current implementation: 
      • Tutorial Text has changed from: “To Cycle a card with this ability, drag it to the trash while it is in your hand while the total mana of the cards in your hand is equal or higher than the number listed next to the Cycle keyword.” to “You can Cycle a card by dragging it from your hand to the exile, if you have a total amount of mana in the cards in your hand that is equal or greater than that card’s Cycling value, which is the number next to the Cycling keyword.”

 

    • The Cycling Ability Hint has changed from: “To Cycle a card, drag it to the trash while it is in your hand and you have at least X mana accumulated in your cards, where X is the amount listed in the keyword.”to “Whenever you exile a card with Cycling from your hand, if you have a total amount of mana in the cards in your hand that is equal or greater than that card’s Cycling value, you drain that amount of mana and draw a card.”
    • Event Planechasing Fblthp: Booster Reward has been updated to THB Booster.
    • Event Trial of the Planes: Booster Reward has been updated to IKO Booster. 
    • The text description of the Masterpiece Card Godsend (THB) has been rephrased for better understanding from: “While on the board: Your first creature gets +6/+6. When your first creature blocks or becomes blocked: Exile the opposing attacking or blocking creature. At the beginning of your opponent’s turn: Disable the first creature card in your opponent’s hand until end of turn.” to “While on the board: Your first creature gets +6/+6. When your first creature deals combat damage to an opposing creature: Exile that creature. At the beginning of your opponent’s turn: Disable the first creature card in your opponent’s hand until end of turn.”
  • Uncommon Card Stonecoil Serpent (ELD) has its Stored Mana value changed from 2 to 5.
  • Mythic Card Hixus, Prison Warden (ORI) has changed from“Whenever you take combat damage from an opponent’s creature, that creature becomes Disabled. When this support is destroyed, Enable all of your opponent’s creatures.” to“When an opposing creature deals combat damage to your Planeswalker: That creature is Disabled as long as this card is in play. When this support is exiled or destroyed: Enable all opposing creatures.”
  • Rare Spell Card Camaraderie (WAR) has changed from “You draw X cards and gain X times 3 life, where x is the number of creatures and creature reinforcements you control up to 6. Your creatures get +1/+1 until end of turn.” to “You draw X cards and gain X times 3 life, where x is the number of creatures and creature reinforcements you control up to 6. Your creatures get +X/+X until end of turn.”
  • Updated Training Background Images (WAR, M20, ELD, THB).
  • Fixes:

  • Fixed some minor text issues.
  • Fixed an issue with the Cards: Elspeth, Sun’s Champion (THB) and Elspeth, Sun’s Nemesis (THB). Both cards are now creating Human Soldier tokens. 
  • Fixed an issue with inverted art for the Soldier token and Human Soldier token.
  • Fixed an issue where Urza, Lord High Artificer would crash the game when in interaction with Castle Vantress.
  • Fixed an issue with the interaction from Folio of Fancies‘ and Walking Archive‘s effects.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would soft lock when killing tokens.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would freeze when casting Urza, Lord High Artificer and Yarok, the Desecrated.
  • Fixed an issue where Repeated Reverberation would crash the game.
  • Fixed an issue where Finale of… cards would crash the game.
  • Event The Great Tournament: Fixed an issue where the Support Card Being Inhuman was converting gems to both Planeswalkers’ colors.
  • Fixed an issue where Teferi, Time Raveler‘s +1 ability was not triggering when the spell on the opponent’s hand was not on the first slot.
  • Fixed an issue where Cry of Carnarium‘s -2/-2 effect was not being triggered.
  • Fixed an issue with the interaction between Calix, Destiny’s Hand and Tymaret, Chosen from Death.
  • Fixed an issue where Sword of Truth and Justice would not be accounted for the Propagation objective. (RAW – Glory, Top Node)
  • Fixed an issue where Fires of Invention was considering fetched and summoned cards instead of just casted ones.
  • Fixed an issue with God Eternal Bontu‘s behavior when returned to the battlefield.

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