|Symbol description||A combination of the symbols of the Tempest block|
Adam Prosak (lead) |
Ian Duke (lead) |
|Art direction||Matt Wilson|
|Release date||May 6, 2015|
|en-Kor, Flowstone, Spikes, Slivers|
or ability words
|Set size||269 (15 mythic rares, 53 rares, 80 uncommons, 101 commons, 20 basic lands)|
|Magic Online Masters series|
|Magic: The Gathering chronology|
Tempest Remastered is a Magic Online-only reprint set that was released on May 6, 2015. It would be available until May 27, 2015 but is expected to return on a later date. Tempest Remastered was intended to support the Legacy format, and got sought-after cards into the hands of players. It did not perform as well as Wizards of the Coast had hoped. 
For Tempest Remastered, R&D revisited the Tempest block. The 621 cards from Tempest, Stronghold and Exodus were reduced to the best 269 and the best playing archetypes. The set contains 101 commons, 80 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares, and 20 basic lands. There's no new art, but the cards have received new card frames. Several rarity shifts allowed for a better draft environment. Green received lots of rarity downshifts because it was easily the worst color in the original set. On the other hand, a couple of strong red and black creature-removal spells were removed. The Licids were considered a failure, and didn't make it either.
Tempest Remastered was available in booster pack form, with each booster retailing for $3.99. Each pack contained:
References[edit | edit source]
- David Whitfield (October 21, 2013) Announcing Tempest Remastered, Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Worth Wollpert. (November 9, 2015.) "Magic Online in 2015—A Look Back ", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (March 30, 2015.) "Tempest Remastered Card Image Gallery", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Marshall Sutcliffe. (April 29, 2015.) "Tempest Remastered Primer", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Sam Stoddard. (May 1, 2015.) "Remastering Tempest", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- David Whitfield. (March 31, 2015.) "Adam Prosak and Ian Duke Tempest Remastered Interview", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.