New Magic Arena Event Bans Persistent Petitioners & Offers Glass-Art Planeswalker Code

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The second War of the Spark story event in Magic: The Gathering Arena is starting this weekend, giving fans more chances to win glass-art styles for Planeswalker cards. The first event's format was Momir; now, it's Pauper (only common cards are allowed) but this time, one card has been banned from the format and fans can also unlock a new glass-art style with a newly-released code.

In the recent Magic Arena's Pauper events, players prepared against two dominant decks in the format: "Persistent Petitioners" deck and "Rat Colony" deck. Both decks use multiple copies of cards that can have more than four copies in one deck thanks to their abilities.

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While the new set War of the Spark provided tools to fight "Rat Colony" decks, "Persistent Petitioners" decks are still a problem as they could consistently deplete an opponent's deck easily, and building it requires no creativity as any player could just jam many copies of the same card in a deck. So now, thankfully, "Persistent Petitioners" has been banned in Pauper, effective on this weekend's new story event.

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Fans can also unlock a new glass-art style for "Ob-Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted" by entering the code "INNERDEMON". Just in case you missed last week's code, it's "OVERTHEMOON". Another card style code will be released next week.

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