MTG Arena's Phyrexia: All Will be One Elesh Norn artwork

[Update #2]: MTG Arena's next Standard expansion March of the Machine is coming this April 18th with a new "Battle" card type.

[Update]: The Alchemy: Phyrexia mini-set has now arrived alongside the ability to select favorite lands & card styles.

After a fairly lengthy round of teasers and previews, MTG Arena's latest Standard set Phyrexia: All Will be One has now been unleashed. It brings with it 261 new cards to play around with, ten new planeswalkers of which five have been compleated, as well as reprints of some fan-favorite cards like Phyrexian Obliterator and Phyrexian Arena.

As for the actual mechanics, it should come as little surprise to hear that the Phyrexian side of the set is once again focused around poison counters and proliferation. In sharp contrast to them, the Mirran rebellion is all about using fancy weapons that come pre-equipped onto token creatures in order to smash their way to victory.

What all of these mechanics look like on actual cards, however, that you can find out over at the official card gallery. The cards there are all neatly sorted by color, so it should be fairly easy to figure out just what each of the combinations and draft archetypes have to offer.

Speaking of draft, so far Phyrexia: All Will be One has been a great deal of fun, though I am slightly worried that the format might start to skew towards more and more aggressive decks as time goes on given how quickly you can get overrun without a solid early game presence. That said, there's a fair bit of quality removal in the set, so with a bit of luck my worries will end up being unfounded and the whole thing settle on a nice equilibrium between the different archetypes.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once MTG Arena launches the next big update - most likely the Alchemy mini-set in a month or so. Until then, have fun with Phyrexia: All Will be One and I'll leave you with the cinematic trailer to help set the mood. Enjoy!