MAGIC: PUZZLE QUEST 4.5.0 RELEASE NOTES

Posted on October 20th, 2020 / Michael

What’s New

New Collection: Zendikar Rising, has arrived!

Join the Adventure and fight with the legendary Planeswalkers on Zendikar!

Get your hands on over 260 new cards, 3 new Planeswalkers, 6 new events and more! Now in Magic: Puzzle Quest!

Content 

  • New Collection: Zendikar Rising (ZNR)
    • 261 New Cards
    • 14 New Vanguards
    • 23 New Full Art Cards
    • 4 New Mechanics
    • 6 New Events
    • 3 New Planeswalkers

New Mechanics: 

Equip

    • Exclusive from Equipment Cards (ZNR only), the Equip ability makes the card with this icon evergreen to gain mana, while on hand, whenever a creature controlled by that player attacks.

The hint reads: “Whenever a creature you control attacks, if this card is in your hand, this card gains the specified amount of mana.”

Landforming

    • Landforming is both an icon evergreen and a keyword. The icon’s hint reads:“You gain Landforming until the end of turn whenever you make a horizontal match with a swap.”
    • The keyword’s hint reads: “This card has an additional* effect if you cast it after making a horizontal match with a swap.”

Party

    • Party is an adapted keyword condition which requires having multiple subtypes in the board and/or the battlefield (Cleric, Rogue, Warrior and Wizard). Party reads:“Your Party consists of up to one each of Cleric, Rogue, Warrior, and Wizard.”
    • Party may create an effect depending on how many cards with different subtypes, among the aforementioned, are in your party, or if the player’s Party is full.

Wizardry

  • Similar to the Magic:PQ version of Prowess in behavior, but works only when Spells or Wizard cards are cast. It can have a variety of benefits, instead of only giving +N/+N to the creature with the keyword.
  • The Wizardry Ability hint reads: “This ability triggers whenever you cast a spell or a Wizard card.”

Reworked Mechanic: 

Kicker

  • Now the ability has an icon and a proper hint. It also gained a new behavior, which is to give players the option of draining mana from their hands, instead of automatically draining without a confirmation prompt.
  • Kicker hint reads:“When you cast a card or activate an ability with Kicker, you may drain additional mana from your hand to trigger its Kicker effect.”

New Planeswalker:

Jace, Mirror Mage

“Brilliant, curious, and always in control, Jace is a master of mental magic: spells of illusion, deception, and mind-reading.”

Abilities

  • Possibility Reflection – Cost 4
      • Level 1: Pick up to 1 of the first 2 cards from target player’s library. Destroy that card. Kicker 3: Draw a card.
      • Level 2: Pick up to 1 of the first 3 cards from target player’s library. Destroy that card. Kicker 3: Draw a card.
      • Level 3: Pick up to 2 of the first 4 cards from target player’s library. Destroy those cards. Kicker 3: Draw a card.
      • Level 4: Pick up to 2 of the first 4 cards from target player’s library. Destroy those cards. Kicker 3: Draw 2 cards.
  • Embodied Symmetry – Cost 12
      • Level 1: Create a Embodied Symmetry token. Copy the first noncopy card in your hand.
      • Level 2: Create a Embodied Symmetry token. Copy the first noncopy card in your hand.
      • Level 3: Create a Embodied Symmetry token. Create a copy of Jace, Mirror Mage in your hand. Copy the first noncopy card in your hand.
      • Level 4: Create a Embodied Symmetry token. Create a copy of Jace, Mirror Mage in your hand. Copy the first noncopy card in your hand. Then, each card in your hand that is a copy gains 3 mana.
  • Glimpse of Infinitude – The cost depends on the ability level.
      • Level 1 (Cost 9): Create a copy in your hand of the top card of your library. Then, if that card is a monocolored Blue card, it gains half of its mana and you lose X Loyalty. X is that card’s base mana cost. If you don’t have enough Loyalty, you lose X times 3 life. This effect can’t give mana to Stored Mana.
      • Level 2 (Cost 6): Create a copy in your hand of the top card of your library. Then, if that card is a monocolored Blue card, it gains half of its mana and you lose X Loyalty. X is that card’s base mana cost. If you don’t have enough Loyalty, you lose X times 3 life. This effect can’t give mana to Stored Mana.
      • Level 3 (Cost 3): Create a copy in your hand of the top card of your library. Then, if that card is a monocolored Blue card, it gains full mana and you lose X Loyalty. X is that card’s base mana cost. If you don’t have enough Loyalty, you lose X times 3 life. This effect can’t give mana to Stored Mana.
      • Level 4 (Cost 3): Create a copy in your hand of the top card of your library. Then, if that card is a monocolored Blue card, it gains full mana and you lose X Loyalty. X is that card’s base mana cost. If you don’t have enough Loyalty, you lose X times 2 life. This effect can’t give mana to Stored Mana. 

Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients

“The kor Planeswalker Nahiri was a master of the stoneforge technique, using magic to coax exquisitely crafted weapons and tools fully formed from ordinary rock.”

Abilities

  • Skyclave Army – Cost 9
      • Level 1: Create 2 Kor Ally Tokens.
      • Level 2: Create 3 Kor Ally Tokens.
      • Level 3: Create 3 Kor Ally Tokens. Create a Utility Knife token.
      • Level 4: Create 4 Kor Ally Tokens. Create a Utility Knife token. Then, each member of your Party gets +1/+1 or gains 1 shield.
  • Kor Lithomancy – Cost 12
      • Level 1: Fetch the first Warrior creature or the first Equipment support from your library. It gains 5 mana.
      • Level 2: Fetch the first Warrior creature and the first Equipment support from your library. Those cards gain 5 mana.
      • Level 3: Fetch the first Warrior creature and the first Equipment support from your library. Those cards gain half of their mana.
      • Level 4: Fetch the first Warrior creature and the first Equipment support from your library. Those cards gain half of their mana. Then, that Warrior gains Bravery and First Strike, and that Equipment gains Resilient.
  • Blade of the Ancients – Cost 18
      • Level 1: Create a Blade of the Ancients token.
      • Level 2: Create a Blade of the Ancients token. Then, if you have a full Party, destroy a block of 5×5 gems.
      • Level 3: Create a Blade of the Ancients token. Then, if you have a full Party, destroy a block of 5×5 gems.
      • Level 4: Create a Blade of the Ancients token. Then, if you have a full Party, destroy each non-support gem.

Nissa of Shadowed Boughs

“Driven, devoted, and deeply connected to the land, Nissa Revane wields elemental magic. She’s able to channel the mana leylines of a plane and to bring the land to life.”

Abilities

  • Shadowed Bough – Cost 6
      • Level 1: Convert 3 gems to Green.
      • Level 2: Create a Shadowed Bough token. Then, convert 3 gems to Green.
      • Level 3: Create a Shadowed Bough token. Then, convert 3 gems to Green.
      • Level 4: Create a Shadowed Bough token. Then, convert 2 gems to Green and 2 gems to Black.
  • Bitter Connection – Cost 12
      • Level 1: Create a Hissing Quagmire token.
      • Level 2: Create a Hissing Quagmire token. Then, if you control 2 or less creatures, create 2 Swamp tokens.
      • Level 3: Create a Hissing Quagmire token. Then, if you control 2 or less creatures, create 4 Swamp tokens. Otherwise, draw a card.
      • Level 4: Create a Hissing Quagmire token. Then, if you control 2 or less creatures, create 4 Swamp tokens. Otherwise, draw 2 cards.
  • Reclaimed Zendikon – Cost 18
      • Level 1: Create a Reclaimed Zendikon token.
      • Level 2: Create a Reclaimed Zendikon token. Then, each creature card in your hand gains X mana. X is the number of Black gems.
      • Level 3: Create a Reclaimed Zendikon token. Then, each creature card in your hand gains X mana. X is the number of Black gems.
      • Level 4: Create a Reclaimed Zendikon token. Then, each creature card in your hand gains X mana and each Land card gains Y mana. X is the number of Black gems. Y is the number of Green gems.

Apple ID Login

  • Players have now the option of logging into the game using their Apple ID. (iOS users)

New Events: 

  • Zendikar Expedition
    • 5 different themes, 5 different days
    • PvP
    • Progression Rewards
    • Entrance Fee: 20 Mana Crystals
    • Standard
    • All Planeswalkers’ colors are allowed if matching the node color. (This event doesn’t lock the Planeswalker within the nodes)
    • Nodes are unlocked according to players’ victories.
    • 4 Nodes
    • Recharge Time: 2h
    • Initial Charges (per node): 1 | Max Charges (per node): 4
    • Duration: 22h
  • Rise of Adventure
    • PvP, Coalition
    • Progression, Individual Rank and Coalition Rank Rewards
    • No Entrance Fee
    • Standard
    • All Planeswalkers’ colors allowed
    • 2 Nodes (Both unlocked from the beginning)
    • Recharge Time: 8h
    • Initial Charges (per node): 2 | Max Charges (per node): 6
    • Duration: 46h
  • Rising Tensions (reworked)
    • PvP
    • Progression Rewards
    • No Entrance Fee
    • Legacy
    • All Planeswalkers’ colors are allowed if matching the node color.
    • 3 Nodes (Unlocked from the beginning)
    • Recharge Time: 8h
    • Initial Charge: 1 | Max Charges: 6
    • Duration: 46h

 Changes

Card Changes

  • The following cards received Kicker:
    • Call the Coppercoats (IKO)
    • Desperate Stand (DVK)
    • Silence the Believers (DKV)
    • Twinflame (DVK)

The confirmation prompt for these cards will refer to the Kicker ability.

  • Spell Card Cathartic Reunion (KLD) has its description changed from: “You discard 2 cards and draw 3 cards.” to “Discard 2 cards, then draw 3 cards.” This change is for better understanding of the card’s behaviour.
  • Creature Card Prowling Serpopard (AKH) received a description: “Enrage: Gain 2 life.” The card’s behavior did not change, the description was missing.
  • Support Card Song of Creation (IKO) does only trigger its effects on itself after having been cast before already.  It does not trigger its effect when it is cast for the first time.
  • Support Card Malefic Scythe (M21) changed its behavior and description to avoid potential loops. Changed from: “When this support enters the board or when a creature you control dies or loses a reinforcement: Reinforce this support. While on the board: Your first creature gets +X/+X. X is the number of this support’s reinforcements.” to “When this support enters the board or when the first creature you control dies or loses a reinforcement: Reinforce this support. While on the board: Your first creature gets +X/+X. X is the number of this support’s reinforcements.”
  • The Kor Ally Token now has 2 additional Subtypes: Warrior and Soldier.
  • Support Card Ritual of the Returned has its description and behavior changed from “When a creature card enters your graveyard from anywhere: Return it to the battlefield under your control. It gains the Zombie subtype. Then, exile this support.” to “When a nontoken creature enters your graveyard from anywhere: Return it to the battlefield under your control. It gains the Zombie subtype. Then, exile this support.”

Other Changes

    • Legacy and Standard format will change with the release of ZNR set.
      • Legacy Format: BFZ, OGW, SOI, EMN, KLD, AER, AKH, HOU, ZVE, XLN, RIX, DOM, M19, ODY, TOR, JUD, GNR, RNA, WAR, M20.
      • Standard Format: ORI, ELD, THB, DVK, IKO, M21, ZNR.
    • Ravnica At War (all versions): We will maintain the same deck restriction rules and the event will become a Block Restricted event in 4.5. The sets allowed in the event will not be changed: ORI, GRN, RNA, WAR, M20 and M21.
  • Tezzeret, the Seeker‘s 1st Planeswalker ability “Filigree Barrier” is now targeting Vanguard supports. (All Levels)
  • Sarkhan, Fireblood second Ability Fireblood received a minor adjustment in its description for Level 2, 3 and 4 and the part “Your Red mana bonus is increased by 2 for 3 turns” to “Your Red mana bonus is increased by 2 for 3 of your turns”
  • The Leader ability gained an icon.
    • Leader’s Evergreen hint reads: “This creature is a Leader of the following Subtypes: <Subtype>”.
  • The Card Filter has a scroll now, due to the amount of total sets.
  • The game has a new Home Screen and the Inbox Messages button is now located on the top of the screen:
  • Also the game has a new Side Menu where we reorganized the categories as you can see in the following image:
    • Each Category has its explanation when clicking on the INFO button.

 Fixes:

      • Fixed some minor text issues.
      • The Adamant and Identity objectives will consider any type of Gem Match towards the objective: swap, cascade, and conversion.
      • Fixed an issue where Song of Creation would not draw 2 cards if a Vanguard card was casted.
      • Fixed an issue where Dream Eater was not returning itself when played by the AI.
      • Fixed an issue where Sphinx of Foresight was not drawing a card at the beginning of the player’s turn.
      • Fix an issue where you would not be able to cast Alter Fater if there were creatures in your graveyard.
      • Fixed an issue where cards that have the “Move creature from your hand to the battlefield” trigger, were removing the creature’s mana if the player denies the replacement prompt when the battlefield has no free slot.
      • Fixed an issue where Cavalier of Night was destroying the first creature on the battlefield instead of the first other creature, destroying itself then.
      • Fixed an issue where Siona, Captain of the Pyleas was not triggering when casting Glaring Aegis.
      • Fixed an issue where you were not able to cast Ruinous Ultimatum when having only Vanguard supports on the board.
      • Fixed an issue where Golden Egg was not converting gems to the correct colors (PW colors).
      • Fixed an issue where Lotus Petal was not working when returned to the battlefield from the graveyard.
      • Fixed the issue when you fetch the same creature 2(two) times, with different basic Evergreens, using Vivien, Monster’s Advocate PW ability, they enter the battlefield with only 1(one) basic Evergreen.
      • Fixed an issue where the second trigger from Day’s Undoing was not able to be triggered if the first one was not, not allowing the card to be casted.
      • Fixed a loop caused by the interaction between Archon of Sun’s Grace and Bless of Nyx (Calix PW).
      • Fixed an issue where Leyline of Combustion was not triggering when an opposing Vanguard ability was activated.
      • Fixed an issue where the mana bonuses were becoming 0 instead of +1 when Price of Glory was on the board and a gem conversion was made.
      • Fixed an issue where Kogla, the Titan Ape was returning the first Human creature instead of the last Human creature.
      • Fixed an issue where the Full Art card from Thassa, Deep Dwelling was not allowing players to select a target creature to be exiled.
      • Fixed an issue where Renata, Called of the Hunt, was not updating her power (Devotion) at the end of the player’s turn.
      • Fixed an issue where Kenrith, the Returned King was not counting Vanguard colors toward its color trigger.
      • Fixed an issue where Pestilent Haze was not being casted when there were only opposing creatures or Vanguard on the battlefield/board.
      • Fixed a loop caused by the interaction between Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath or Kroza, Titan of Death’s Hunger with Luminous Broodmoth.
      • Fixed an issue where Drowned Secrets was not triggering itself when reinforced.
      • Fixed an issue where Gideon’s Defeat was exiling the opponent’s creature however the player’s creature was still taking damage.
      • Fixed an issue where the Full Art version of the card Sorcerous Spyglass was displaying with the wrong set icon.
      • Fixed an issue where Chandra’s Incinerator was not triggering the effects from the “When you deal noncombat damage to your opponent’s Planeswalker” trigger.
      • Fixed an issue where Niambi, Esteemed Speaker’s effect was not triggering when returned to the battlefield from the graveyard.
      • Fixed a loop caused by the interaction between Kaervek, the Spiteful, Malefic Scythe and Alela, Provocateur.
      • Fixed a trigger issue caused by the interaction of Stasis Snare, Gideon’s Defeat and Settle the Wreckage.
      • Fixed a soft lock caused when destroying the Strength from the Fallen’s support gem with a gem conversion from Aura/Enchantment cards.
      • Fixed an issue where Tome of the Guildpact was counting Vanguard colors to the “draw” trigger.
      • Fixed an issue where Chandra’s Pyreling was not triggering after a Vanguard ability was activated.
      • Fixed an issue where Sporeweb Weaver was triggering whenever the Planeswalker would lose life.
      • Fixed an issue in Role Reversal when you had an Adventure card in hand and only the spell side had full mana, then you exiled the spell and the Event support would not create tokens as it should.
      • Fixed an issue where Mantle of Tides “Resourceful” ability was only working once.
      • Fixed an issue where Mindleecher was not displaying its Mutation text when triggering Mutation.
      • Fixed an issue where Chandra, Awakened Inferno’s PW ability was not reducing Chandra’s Incinerator’s cost when dealing combat damage.
      • Fixed an issue with the animation order of Settle the Wreckage, the opposing creature should attack before being exiled.
      • Fixed an issue where Sacrifice objective was not counting creatures destroyed/exiled by the opponent.
        • Note: Protector objective was also changed to match Sacrife’s behavior. This fix affects the following events and nodes:
          • Trial of Ambition – White Node
          • Trial of Ambition – Black Node
          • Avacyn’s Madness – Spectral Shepherd
          • Avacyn’s Madness – Heir to the Night
          • Avacyn’s Madness – Watcher in the Web
          • Avacyn’s Madness – Soul Swallower
          • A World Reborn – Shiv
          • A Journey Through History: A Nightmare of War – Onslaught of the Legions
          • A Journey Through History: The Phyrexian Compleation – Yawgmoth’s Perfection
          • Hour of Devastation – “Everything here exists or perishes at my whim. Including you, Gatewatch.” —Nicol Bolas
          • Oath of the Gatewatch – Part I – Jori En, Ruin Diver
          • Oath of the Gatewatch – Part I – Mina and Denn, Wildborn
          • Oath of the Gatewatch – Part I – World Breaker
          • Oath of the Gatewatch – Part II – Sylvan Advocate

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