MTG Arena's Murders at Karlov Manor artwork showing Etrata and Kaya fighting

[Update #2]: MTG Arena's next set Outlaws of Thunder Junction is coming April 16th alongside 3 batches of bonus cards.

[Update]: All of MTG Arena's upcoming Alchemy: Karlov Manor mini-set has now been revealed.

In order to help tide everyone over until Outlaws of Thunder Junction arrives this April, MTG Arena will soon be releasing the Alchemy: Murders at Karlov Manor expansion. Once it arrives on March 5th, the 30-card mini-set will help beef up some of the currently underplayed archetypes, introduce at least one new mechanic to toy around with, and more likely than not, add a some goofy new cards for Brawl players to smash each other over the head with.

Speaking of the new mechanics, the only one confirmed thus far is called Incorporate. Long story short, it's a way to grant cards additional stats and effects, while simultaneously increasing their mana cost. Sort of like stapling on a mandatory Kicker effect. Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you an example of Incorporate in action, as well as the full description of the mechanic straight from the MTG Arena team:

MTG Arena Alchemy: Murders at Karlov Manor Guildpact Greenwalker card

"Cards in this release will incorporate a new mechanic that's fitting for the set: incorporate! A card that incorporates adds an additional mandatory mana cost to another card, and that second card gains additional attributes/text. Incorporate perpetually adds an additional casting cost to that card, adding any new colors from that cost, and adds abilities/text to that card for the rest of the game."

That's not the only interesting card to showcase, however, as the freshly revealed Juggle the Performance has quite an interesting line of text: "...of the player to their right". Whether this is a small teaser for Commander or Two-Headed Giant coming to Arena at some point in the (hopefully) not too distant future, or merely a bit of future-proofing on the side of the designers, I have no idea. Still, it's a fun little thing to speculate over, even if we most likely won't be getting 4-player games for a very long time.

MTG Arena Alchemy: Murders at Karlov Manor Juggle the Performance card

Once the full list of cards gets revealed, most likely a day or two before launch, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun devising the worst possible deck you can donate to your opponent with Juggle the Performance!