MTG Arena artwork for the Falcon Abomination card

[Update #2]: MTG Arena will be adding a bunch of Commander Legends cards with July 2022's Alchemy Horizons set.

[Update]: MTG Arena's 30 card Alchemy: Kamigawa mini-set has now been unleashed.

The Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set has only just launched, and already the MTG Arena team is looking to shake up the Alchemy metagame. However, instead of tweaking some of the newer cards, the upcoming update is looking to buff some of the underperforming archetypes from previous sets!

As such, once the update arrives later today (February 24th) you can expect to see a variety of chunky buffs to zombies, foretell-focused cards like Cosmos Charger and Vega, the Watcher, as well as some of the underplayed Alchemy cards like Sinister Reflection or Tireless Angler. When it comes to Historic in specific, Fires of Invention is following Teferi's example and undergoing a slight nerf in exchange for being unbanned!

There's far too many details to cover in brief, so if you're interested in all of the changes you can find the full list, along with explanations for each one, over at the MTG website.

As far as I'm concerned, this is pretty much the ideal Alchemy-focused update. Popular but niche archetypes have gained some nifty buffs, the changes are mostly centered on uncommon and common cards so the economy impact is minimal, and the one card that got nerfed is still perfectly viable. I can only hope Wizards of the Coast will continue down this road in future updates as well.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once the next patch arrives. For now, however, I think it's time to start brewing a really spicy The Scarab God zombies deck in Historic Brawl!