Artwork for Liliana Vess from the War of the Spark cinematic trailer

If you're tired of the current meta and you're looking for something that will shake MTG Arena to its very core, you might want to mark April 25th on your calendar as that's when the War of the Spark expansion is set to arrive. While the details are still few and far between, War of the Spark will bring with it 36 new planeswalker cards (one guaranteed in each pack), as well as a whole bunch of new mechanics and synergies revolving around the use of planeswalkers.

From the rumors and teasers we've seen so far, it would appear that there will also be planeswalkers who take on a more active role in the match, rather than simply sit on the sidelines and use their +/- abilities. Whether they're going to be treated as some sort of special legendary creatures or something else entirely, I'm afraid I don't know, but I certainly won't complain about planeswalkers getting just a bit more interesting.

In terms of storytelling, War of the Spark will be a direct continuation from Guilds of Ravnica and Ravnica Allegiance. In other words, there will be a massive war between Nicol Bolas who is attempting to become a fully fledged god, the dozens of planeswalkers who would rather not die in the process, as well as the all of the guilds in Ravnica as they are unfortunately caught in the center of this whole mess.

You can get a brief glimpse of what the story is about, as well as what appears to be a rather terrible situation for Liliana Vess, in the recently posted trailer. Enjoy!