There’s a whole new set of cards coming to Magic: The Gathering Arena and I’ve been allowed a sneak peek at them by Wizards of the Coast. I haven’t seen all of the cards, only those from the white plain.
They’re from the Ancient Egypt-themed Amonkhet Remastered set coming exclusively to Arena this Thursday, 13th August. It’s exclusive because the Amonkhet set already came out in the real-world three years ago, before Arena – which completely changed my mind about Magic – existed. But the Remastered release includes some cards from the Hour of Devastation set too, plus two extra special cards from long, long ago.
One of those is Wrath of God, a four-cost sorcery which destroys all creatures in play, yours and theirs. (Indestructible creatures are apparently the only ones safe.) The other is Rest in Peace, a two-cost card which exiles all cards from all graveyards.