Tempest Remastered

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Tempest Remastered
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A combination of the symbols of the Tempest block
Design Adam Prosak (lead)
Dan Emmons
Development Ian Duke (lead)
Bryan Hawley
Tom LaPille
Ryan Spain
Art direction Matt Wilson
Release date May 6, 2015
Themes and mechanics en-Kor, Flowstone, Spikes, Slivers
Keywords/​ability words Buyback, Shadow
Set size 269 cards
(101 commons, 80 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares, 20 basic lands)
Expansion code TPR[1]
Magic Online Masters series
Vintage Masters Tempest Remastered N/A
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Dragons of Tarkir Tempest Remastered Modern Masters 2015

Tempest Remastered is a Magic Online-only reprint set that was released on May 6, 2015. It was available until May 27, 2015, but was expected to return on a later date.

Description[edit | edit source]

Tempest Remastered was intended to support the Legacy format, and got sought-after cards into the hands of players.[2] It did not perform as well as Wizards of the Coast had hoped.[3]

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.[4] There's no new art, but the cards have received new card frames. Several rarity shifts allowed for a better draft environment.[5][6] 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.[7] Cycles (e.g. Slivers) were broken up.

Because digital isn't bound by the Reserved List, Tempest Remastered was able to feature 22 cards from that list. Excluding basic lands, the set contained 143 cards from Tempest, 58 from Stronghold and 48 from Exodus.

Booster packs[edit | edit source]

Tempest Remastered was available in booster pack form, with each booster retailing for $3.99. Each pack contained:

Each pack had a chance at a premium card replacing one of the common slots, with the same odds as other Magic booster packs.

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Tempest Remastered has three complete cycles:

Cycle name {W}{U} {U}{B} {B}{R} {R}{G} {G}{W}
Allied-color Slivers Crystalline Sliver Hibernation Sliver Acidic Sliver Spined Sliver Victual Sliver
Each of these 2/2 Sliver creatures has a converted mana cost of 2 that requires two allied colors of mana to pay.
Slow lands Thalakos Lowlands Rootwater Depths Cinder Marsh Mogg Hollows Vec Townships
Each of these uncommon dual lands can be tapped for {C} or one mana of two allied colors; if tapped for the latter, it doesn't untap during your next untap step.
Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Enemy-color tap-pain lands Salt Flats Caldera Lake Pine Barrens Scabland Skyshroud Forest
Each of these uncommon lands comes into play tapped and can be tapped for {C} or one mana of two enemy colors; if tapped for the latter, it deals 1 damage to you.

Changes in rarity[edit | edit source]

Magic Online boosterpack

Changes in rarity, compared to the cards in the original Tempest block.

Common to Uncommon[edit | edit source]

Uncommon to Rare[edit | edit source]

Rare to Mythic Rare[edit | edit source]

Rare to Uncommon[edit | edit source]

Uncommon to Common[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Product Info
  2. David Whitfield. (October 21, 2013.) "Announcing Tempest Remastered", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Worth Wollpert (November 9, 2015). "Magic Online in 2015—A Look Back". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Wizards of the Coast (March 30, 2015). "Tempest Remastered Card Image Gallery". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Marshall Sutcliffe (April 29, 2015). "Tempest Remastered Primer". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Sam Stoddard (May 1, 2015). "Remastering Tempest". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. David Whitfield (March 31, 2015). "Adam Prosak and Ian Duke Tempest Remastered Interview". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.