Last updated on January 3, 2024

Aethur Hub | Illustration by Sam Burley

Aether Hub | Illustration by Sam Burley

Coming on the heels of Amonkhet Remastered, we have another MTGA-only “remix” set from Wizards of the Coast. The last one offered an interesting and unique draft environment, distinct from either of the two sets that determined its card pool. Additionally it offered an influx of new and exciting cards into the Historic format.

Hopefully this set will work out just as nicely!

Kaladesh Remastered Basic Information

Set Details

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Official NameKaladesh Remastered
Set CodeKLR
Number of CardsTBD
Cards per Pack14 (1 Rare/Mythic, 3 Uncommon, 10 Common)

Important Dates

Spoiler released11/2/2020
Release on Draftsim's Draft Simulator11/3/2020
Release on MTG Arena (no Magic Online)11/12/2020
Release on Arena Tutor11/12/2020

Pioneer Masters was actually pushed back for this set—maybe even swapped on the development schedule. Apparently for Historic considerations.

We learned a lot from Amonkhet Remastered that we want to build on sooner rather than later.
We have a better idea of the power level of Historic in a post-Jumpstart, Amonkhet Remastered, and Mythic Invitational world, and we felt this was a good time to reintroduce Kaladesh and Aether Revolt to MTG Arena.
. . . It's still a step toward Pioneer!

Kaladesh Remastered will indeed be adding a lot of new and exciting cards for Historic. Here's just one example to whet your appetite:

Fatal Push

New Cards

So far we've only seen two new cards—that weren't included in the mainline releases—being added to Kaladesh Remastered. Two is kind of a strange number (and suspiciously low), but here they are:

Pendulum of Patterns appears to be an interesting card that was added from the Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks to help out the draft format, having a similar role to the Puzzleknots.

Sculpting Steel, on the other hand, is quite a different matter and clearly looks to be a seed for Historic.

The Invention/Masterpiece border is intriguing — hopefully we will get an explanation for it.

Missing Cards

Of course, I know y'all have to be mad about something as Magic players, so this set's “cause celebre” is the notable absence of some of the most overpowered cards from Kaladesh block past.

Felidar Guardian

Felidar Guardian

Felidar Guardian is missing, so there will be no copycat combo in Historic.

Smuggler's Copter

Smuggler's Copter

Smuggler's Copter is a “why wouldn't I include it?” undercosted threat that slots nicely into (too?) many aggro decks.

Walking Ballista

Walking Ballista

And finally, Walking Ballista is a combo-enabler and mana sink extraordinaire that goes infinite with Heliod, Sun-Crowned.

Overall, it looks like Wizards is trying to create a distinctly different identity for Historic by omitting these Pioneer staples.

Renegade Freighter

Renegade Freighter

In contrast to the constructed cards above, here's one that I doubt anyone is complaining about: Renegade Freighter. This overpowered colorless common was created to showcase the sexy new vehicle mechanic in a powerfully obvious (as in, pound-you-over-the-head obvious) way.

It created a miserable dynamic in the Kaladesh draft format, being a too-powerful must-pick common that was impossible to beat when your opponent was on the play. I say good riddance!



Rogue Refiner

Rogue Refiner | Illustration by Victor Adame Minguez

Probably the most memorable of all the Kaladesh brokenness, energy decks dominated Standard after the set's release.

Energy gives you an alternate resource (represented by that energy symbol) that you track just like you would keep track of your life total.

You can then spend energy to get extra effects on spells or creatures.

Vehicles / Crew

Skysovereign, Consul Flagship - Illustration by Jung Park

Skysovereign, Consul Flagship | Illustration by Jung Park

When Kaladesh was released, Wizards mentioned that they had wanted to capture the flavor of “a creature getting inside a vehicle” for a long time, and they had finally come up with this implementation.

The vehicle starts as an inert artifact that cannot attack or block (despite the power and toughness listed on the card) unless it's crewed.

To “crew” a vehicle, you tap creatures with combined power greater than or equal to the crew number. The vehicle is then “animated” and can attack and block like a creature.

Keep in mind that you can crew a vehicle using a creature with summoning sickness. Also, if the vehicle dies, the creature(s) crewing it do not die.


Angel of Invention

Angel of Invention | Illustration by Volkan Baga

Fabricate is a cool mechanic, especially for limited, because it gives you some interesting options.

To fabricate, you get to put some number of +1/+1 counters on a creature or create that number of 1/1 artifact Servo tokens.

So for Angel of Invention below, it either comes into play with two +1/+1 counters, or you get to make two Servos that will get pumped by its anthem effect.


Renegade Rallier

Renegade Rallier | Illustration by Kieran Yanner

The flagship mechanic of Aether Revolt, revolt simply means “if a permanent you control left the battlefield this turn, do X.”

Sometimes that's bringing a creature back into play like with Renegade Rallier, sometimes it's making a token, and other times it's enhancing the effect of a spell like Fatal Push.

Revolt can apply both on your turn and your opponent's turn and works particularly well with fetch lands.


Sweatworks Brawler

If the artifact theme wasn't clear enough to you, here's one that screams “put more artifacts in your deck.” Improvise taps artifacts you have in play to reduce the casting cost of spells by for each artifact you tap.

Kaladesh Remastered Full Gallery


Aerial Responder

Aeronaut Admiral

Aether Inspector

Aetherstorm Roc

Airdrop Aeronauts

Alley Evasion

Angel of Invention

Audacious Infiltrator

Authority of the Consuls

Aviary Mechanic

Built to Last

Cataclysmic Gearhulk

Cataclysmic Gearhulk


Countless Gears Renegade

Dawnfeather Eagle

Eddytrail Hawk

Fairgrounds Warden



Gearshift Ace

Glint-Sleeve Artisan

Herald of the Fair

Impeccable Timing

Inspired Charge

Master Trinketeer

Propeller Pioneer


Restoration Specialist

Revoke Privileges

Servo Exhibition

Servo Exhibition

Skywhaler's Shot

Sram, Senior Edificer

Sram's Expertise

Thopter Arrest

Toolcraft Exemplar

Visionary Augmenter

Wispweaver Angel


Aether Meltdown

Aether Swooper

Aether Theorist

Aether Tradewinds

Baral, Chief of Compliance

Baral's Expertise

Ceremonious Rejection

Confiscation Coup


Era of Innovation

Gearseeker Serpent

Glimmer of Genius

Glint-Nest Crane

Hinterland Drake

Ice Over

Illusionist's Stratagem

Leave in the Dust


Metallic Rebuke

Metallurgic Summonings

Minister of Inquiries

Nimble Innovator

Padeem, Consul of Innovation

Paradoxical Outcome

Revolutionary Rebuff

Select for Inspection

Shielded Aether Thief

Shipwreck Moray

Shrewd Negotiation

Skyship Plunderer

Tezzeret's Ambition

Thriving Turtle

Torrential Gearhulk

Torrential Gearhulk

Trophy Mage

Weldfast Wingsmith

Wind-Kin Raiders

Whir of Invention


Aether Poisoner

Aetherborn Marauder

Alley Strangler

Daring Demolition

Defiant Salvager

Demon of Dark Schemes

Die Young

Embraal Bruiser

Essence Extraction

Fatal Push

Fatal Push

Fen Hauler

Fortuitous Find

Foundry Hornet

Foundry Screecher

Fourth Bridge Prowler

Fretwork Colony

Gifted Aetherborn

Glint-Sleeve Siphoner

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Herald of Anguish

Live Fast

Lost Legacy

Make Obsolete

Marionette Master

Maulfist Squad

Midnight Oil

Mind Rot

Night Market Aeronaut

Night Market Lookout

Noxious Gearhulk

Noxious Gearhulk

Rush of Vitality

Sly Requisitioner

Subtle Strike

Underhanded Designs

Vengeful Rebel

Weaponcraft Enthusiast

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Yahenni's Expertise


Aether Chaser

Aethertorch Renegade

Built to Smash

Cathartic Reunion

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Chandra's Pyrohelix

Chandra's Revolution

Combustible Gearhulk

Combustible Gearhulk

Destructive Tampering

Enraged Giant

Fateful Showdown

Freejam Regent

Frontline Rebel

Furious Reprisal

Harnessed Lightning


Hungry Flames

Indomitable Creativity

Inventor's Apprentice

Invigorated Rampage

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider

Kari Zev's Expertise

Lathnu Sailback

Pia Nalaar

Precise Strike

Quicksmith Genius

Quicksmith Rebel

Ravenous Intruder

Reckless Fireweaver

Ruinous Gremlin

Salivating Gremlins

Scrapper Champion

Siege Modification

Skyship Stalker

Speedway Fanatic

Spireside Infiltrator

Sweatworks Brawler

Welding Sparks


Appetite for the Unnatural

Arborback Stomper

Armorcraft Judge

Attune with Aether

Blossoming Defense

Bristling Hydra

Commencement of Festivities

Creeping Mold

Druid of the Cowl

Greenbelt Rampager

Heroic Intervention

Highspire Artisan

Highspire Infusion

Hunt the Weak

Kujar Seedsculptor

Lifecraft Cavalry

Longtusk Cub

Maulfist Revolutionary

Monstrous Onslaught

Narnam Renegade

Nature's Way

Nissa, Vital Force

Ornamental Courage

Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter

Peema Aether-Seer

Peema Outrider

Ridgescale Tusker

Riparian Tiger

Rishkar, Peema Renegade

Rishkar's Expertise

Sage of Shaila's Claim

Servant of the Conduit

Thriving Rhino

Unbridled Growth

Verdurous Gearhulk

Verdurous Gearhulk

Wild Wanderer

Wildest Dreams


Ajani Unyielding


Contraband Kingpin

Dark Intimations

Depala, Pilot Exemplar

Dovin Baan

Empyreal Voyager

Engineered Might

Hazardous Conditions

Hidden Stockpile

Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Maverick Thopterist

Oath of Ajani

Outland Boar

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Renegade Rallier

Renegade Rallier

Renegade Wheelsmith

Restoration Gearsmith

Rogue Refiner

Saheeli Rai

Spire Patrol

Tezzeret the Schemer

Tezzeret's Touch

Unlicensed Disintegration

Veteran Motorist

Voltaic Brawler

Weldfast Engineer

Whirler Virtuoso

Winding Constrictor


Aetherflux Reservoir

Aethersphere Harvester

Aetherworks Marvel

Animation Module

Ballista Charger

Barricade Breaker

Bastion Mastodon

Bomat Bazaar Barge

Bomat Courier

Chief of the Foundry

Cogworker's Puzzleknot

Consulate Skygate

Consulate Turret

Cultivator's Caravan

Daredevil Dragster

Decoction Module

Demolition Stomper

Dukhara Peafowl

Dynavolt Tower

Eager Construct

Electrostatic Pummeler

Fabrication Module

Filigree Familiar

Fireforger's Puzzleknot

Foundry Inspector

Heart of Kiran

Hope of Ghirapur

Implement of Examination

Implement of Malice

Inventor's Goggles

Irontread Crusher

Key to the City

Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Merchant's Dockhand

Metallic Mimic

Metalwork Colossus

Mobile Garrison

Narnam Cobra



Ovalchase Dragster

Pacification Array


Paradox Engine

Paradox Engine

Peacewalker Colossus

Pendulum of Patterns

Planar Bridge

Planar Bridge

Prakhata Pillar-Bug

Prophetic Prism

Renegade Map

Reservoir Walker

Scrap Trawler

Scrapheap Scrounger

Sculpting Steel


Servo Schematic

Sky Skiff

Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

Universal Solvent

Untethered Express

Weldfast Monitor


Workshop Assistant

Woodweaver's Puzzleknot

















Aether Hub

Aether Hub

Blooming Marsh

Botanical Sanctum

Concealed Courtyard

Inspiring Vantage

Inventors' Fair

Spire of Industry

Spirebluff Canal

Products Available

Other than drafts, sealed, and purchases of packs in the MTGA store, you'll also be able to buy a bundle in the store that gives you a discount on certain items and some exclusive swag.

For $29.99 USD, Wizards is selling:

With a brand new draft format, exciting new cards for Historic, and the seeds sown for Pioneer, Kaladesh Remastered looks to be a welcome follow-up to Zendikar Rising that should tide us over until the release of the next mainline set, Kaldheim.

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