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[Update #2]: After a dominating performance, MTG Arena is now banning Time Warp!

[Update]: MTG Arena has brought back the highly popular Jumpstart and Cube formats for June 2021.

Only a short bit of time has gone by since the Strixhaven set launched, and already MTG Arena has added a bunch of exciting new cards to play around with. The freshly unearthed Historic Anthology 5 brings with it the always popular Phyrexian Preators, commands from Dragons of Tarkir, as well as some much needed disruption in the form of Stifle and Relic of Progenitus. You can find the full list of cards over at the MTG website.

Needless to say, the theme this time around is mostly focused on graveyard shenanigans. Sure, you could play a fair game of Magic and simply cast the highly expensive Preators as a late-game finisher, or you could do the much more fun strategy of reanimating them from your graveyard and making your opponent explode before turn 5! But what you do, be prepared to deal with graveyard-hating cards like Relic of Progenitus as they are currently all over the Historic ladder!

As for the price tag, if you choose to grab Historic Anthology 5 you will need to pony up 4000 gems or 25000 gold, after which you will get four copies of every single card. If you only care about a couple of them, however, it's also worth mentioning that all 25 cards are fully craftable through the Wildcard system.

The reason you might want to go for the second route is because the highly popular Jumpstart format will be making a return on June 4, while the Dungeons & Dragons inspired set will be following on July 8. So even if you're sitting on a massive hoard of gold, chances are you'll quickly burn through all of it over the course of the next month or so.

Once Jumpstart and its accompanying events arrive I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, enjoy the new Historic Anthology as it really is a good one!