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Amonkhet is the third set in Magic: The Gathering Arena and the first set in the Amonkhet block.

During an preceding Developer Livestreams Amonkhet was confirmed to be playable during the closed beta.

Chronological Discrepancy

While in paper Magic Amonkhet was released on April 28, 2017, in Arena was implemented in-game after the Ixalan block which was released in September 29, 2017 in paper Magic/since the alpha phase in Arena.


A list of cards from this set can be found here, a card gallery here.

Themes & Mechanics

With Amonkhet these mechanics were introduced to Arena:[1]

  • Aftermath: Split cards, that let you play spells from your graveyard.
Main article: Aftermath
  • Cycling: An ability, which let's you discard the card from your hand to draw another card.
Main article: Cycling
  • Embalm: An activated ability on creatures in the graveyard, which creates a token and exiles the creature from the graveyard.
Main article: Embalm
  • Exert: An ability, which may be used, when a creature attacks. The effect of the ability happens, but the creature won't untap during the next untap step.
Main article: Exert


Rise Among the Worthy!
The desert oasis of Amonkhet forges warriors. You have trained your entire life for a chance to face the Trials of the Five Gods and join the elite ranks of the Worthy. Using your strength, speed, and cunning, overcome deadly challenges and rise above the competition to claim an honored place in the Afterlife![2]


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