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Battles From the Ages (BFA)
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Type PvE Legacy PvE Legacy
Rewards Progression rewards Progression
Entry fee 100 Mana Crystals
Nodes 1
Charges 3 initial charges
Introduced Puzzle Masters PMA · Feb 2022 · v5.4.0
Portal:Events   (Infobox · Data)

Battles From the Ages (BfA) is a Legacy PvE event introduced in February 2022.

"Do you have what it takes to face the unknown? Then, come! Join the battles of the ages! Literally. You never know which character you’ll run into. Might be a recent story rival, or a long forgotten boss, sometimes even that much forgotten that you never even heard of! You’ll need to be prepared for anything, so: grab your gear, your mana, your library - maybe even a companion - and face this challenge!"

Strategy

BfA allows playing against different old Legacy PvE Event bosses, the more difficult of the Story mode bosses, and a previously unreleased boss based on Legacy content.

This event is the most efficient way to convert Mana Crystals into Mana Jewels (55 Mana Crystals for 55 Mana Jewels at Platinum). Mastery levels below Platinum will see significantly reduced Resource rewards; the non-duplicate Mythic "Exclusive Card Booster" rewards remain the same at all Tiers.

Players who can play enough games to acquire duplicate cards can also use the event the same way that the old Rising Tensions events were used: to acquire large amounts of Orbs to Craft with, effectively converting Crystals into Orbs.

The list of Mythics has been updated each set since release; hypothetically, the list may simply expand, but one card, Angelic Enforcer, may have already been dropped from the list; see rewards.

One can win the first 6 matches and concede the last 2 to save some time. After reaching 70 ribbons, the event finishes, and the event can be started again for the entry fee of 100 Mana Crystals.

Story

Hallowed be this assortment of diverse things.

Rules

Face randomly chosen opponents in sequence. You can lose up to 3 matches per entry and play up to 7 matches. Each victory grants you 10 points, and each defeat grants you 5. Your rewards will be based upon your score.

Each battle features a different enemy. Event supports may be spawned according to the opponent.

Objectives

All nodes have the same objectives:

Objectives Reward
Win the fight!  Win the fight against your opponent.
10Ribbons · 200 Mana Runes

Battles From the Ages Premier

This boss may be new to this event. They may also be from an event not currently covered by this wiki.

Their deck list will be included here. This list may be added to.

It seems likely that it was conceived earlier, or is cut content. Nissa, Vital Force was, like Tezzeret the Schemer, released with the Aether Revolt set, and Tezzeret is a boss in the AER event, Revolt against the Consulate. AER and the NVF Planeswalker featured Energize, and BfA event boss opponent NVF has an Energize objective.

Node: Nissa, Vital Force

Nissa, Vital Force
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
195 482 +6 +6 +5 +4 +10 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Inspire  9  Convert 4 gem to Green and Energize 4.


Previous Events

Section headings are links to the Events in which these opponents first appeared (directly to their sections in those articles)

Node: A History Rewritten

A History Rewritten A History Rewritten
Blue
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
110 260 -2 +3 +4 +3 +1 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Legendary Distortion  6  Read the current chapter of each Saga you control.
Over 9,000 Lies 12 Create a copy of your opponent's last card in hand. Gain 10 mana.

Node: Breaker of Armies

Breaker of Armies
WhiteBlueBlackRedGreen
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
160 360 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Swarm  6  Give each creature in hand HasteHaste and BerserkerBerserker.

Node: Crystal Slipper

Crystal Slipper Crystal Slipper
RedBlueWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
80 173 +4 +4 -1 +2 +3 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Close to Midnight  9  Destroy a support with 11 or more shield. Then, draw 3 cards and each card in your hand gains full mana.
A Ride to the Prom 15 Fetch the first 3 different Artifact cards from your library. Move those cards to the board under your control

Node: Elder Hydra Catastrophe

Elder Hydra Catastrophe Elder Hydra Catastrophe
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
140 285 +4 +1 +1 +4 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Grown From the Stump  9  Fetch the first 3 different Hydra cards from your library. Thos cards gain half of their mana.
Coordinated Bite 15 Reinforce your first Hydra creature. Your creatures gain Berserker and Double Strike until end of turn.
Nessian Rage 21 Destroy all non-Hydra creatures. Gain 18 life.

Node: Elenda, the Dusk Rose

Elenda, the Dusk Rose Elenda, the Dusk Rose
BlueBlack
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
160 360 +6 +1 +6 +4 +1 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Legion of Dusk  9  Create 4 1/1 White Vampire TokensToken with LifelinkLifelink.
Bloodletting 12 Your opponent's creatures get -4/-4.
Eternal Devotion 15 Reinforce all your creatures. They gain LifelinkLifelink.

Node: Endless One

Endless One
WhiteBlueBlackRedGreen
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
+2 +3 +3 + + +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Expand 15 Give a creature +10/+10.

Node: Exquisite Archangel

Exquisite Archangel Exquisite Archangel
White
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
150 392 +4 +6 +2 +4 +2 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Reconstruct  9  Gain 50 life

Node: Freejam Regent

Freejam Regent Freejam Regent
Red
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
100 196 +1 +2 +1 +4 +1 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Defend the Zone  6  Energize 4, then each creature you control gets +4/0.

Node: Heroic Intervention

Heroic Intervention Heroic Intervention
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
80 166 +2 +0 +1 +0 +4 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Intervene  6  Each creature you control gains Prevent Damage and Hexproof until the beginning of your next turn.

Node: In Vitu-Ghazi's Wake

In Vitu-Ghazi's Wake In Vitu-Ghazi's Wake
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
120 220 +6 +0 +0 +6 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Topple the Statue  3  If you don't control a support named Topple the Statue, create a Topple the Statue token
Nature's Army 9 Create 4 Forest Tokens. Convert 6 gems to Green.
Blooming Resistance 12 All token creatures get +1/+1 for each of their reinforcements until the beginning of your next turn.

Node: Inverter of Truth

Inverter of Truth Inverter of Truth
Black
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
101 294 +1 +3 +4 +3 +1 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Invert Truths  6  Convert all Void gems to Black gems, then Ingest every gem of your opponent’s color.

Node: Kozilek , the Great Distortion

Kozilek, the Great Distortion
GreenRedBlackBlueWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
160 412 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Distort Reality  6  Refill your hand, then gain 15 mana.

Node: Legions of Lim-Dûl

Legions of Lim-Dûl Legions of Lim-Dûl
BlackBlue
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
70 168 +0 +3 +3 +0 +0 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Mairsil’s Ring  9  Create X Zombie Tokens, where X is the number of cards in your hand divided by 2, rounded down.
Snow and Ashes 12 Your opponent loses 1 life for each Black and Blue gems on the board.
Will of Leshrac 18 Return the first 2 different creatures from your graveyard to the battlefield.

Node: Nicol Bolas

Nicol Bolas Nicol Bolas
BlueBlackRed
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
220 532 +4 +6 +6 +6 +4 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Touch of Bolas 15 The last 2 cards in your opponent hand are Exiled, then the last 2 creatures your opponent controls on the battlefield are Exiled, then your opponent takes 40 damage.

Node: Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind

Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind
RedBlack
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
100 182 +0 +5 +2 +5 +0 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Reverberate  6  Copy the first other Spell in your hand that has full mana. That copy gains half of its mana.
Essence Backlash 9 The first creature in your opponent's hand is drained of all its mana. Deals 5 damage to target Planeswalker.
Rise and Shine 15 Create a copy of Tibor and Lumia on the battlefield under your control

Node: Oblivion Sower

Oblivion Sower
GreenRedBlackBlue
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
109 292 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Sow Oblivion  9  Convert all your opponent's gems to Black

Node: Olivia, Mobilized for War

Olivia, Mobilized for War Olivia, Mobilized for War
BlackRed
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
90 176 -2 +3 +7 +6 -2 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Call the Bloodline  9  Create 4 Black Vampire Knight TokensToken [1/1 LifelinkLifelink]].
Vampiric Mobilization 15 Discard a noncreature card. Then, move the first creature from your hand to the battlefield. It gets +3/+3 and gains DeathtouchDeathtouch, FlyingFlying, and LifelinkLifelink.
Campaign of Vengeance 21 You Discard 2 cards. Each creature your opponent controls takes 6 damage and your opponent takes 6 damage.

Node: One Final Effort

One Final Effort One Final Effort
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
90 209 +1 +1 +1 +1 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Homeland  6  Convert 3 gems to green. A land support you control gains 2 Shield.
For a Higher Cause 21 Destroy all creatures and convert all gems to green.

Node: Onslaught of the Legions

Onslaught of the Legions
GreenRedBlackBlueWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
90 230 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Mana Incarnate  9  Increase all your mana bonuses by 2.

Node: Outlaws' Merriment

Outlaws' Merriment Outlaws' Merriment
RedWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
100 220 +5 +-2 +0 +6 +5 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Marksman  6  An opposing Vanguard support loses 5 shield. If your opponent doesn't control a Vanguard support, your opponent's Planeswalker loses 5 loyalty instead.
Finders Keepers 9 Fetch the first support card from your opponent's library. It gains full mana.
True Freedom 15 If you control 2 or less creatures, gain control of target opposing creature.

Node: Planar Bridge

Planar Bridge Planar Bridge
Colorless
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
180 452 +4 +5 +4 +4 +4 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Open the bridge  9  Fetch the first creature in your opponent's library and place it on the battlefield under your control.

Node: Prahv, Spires of Order

Prahv, Spires of Order Prahv, Spires of Order
BlueWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
110 203 +6 +5 +0 +0 +3 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Forecast  6  Drain 3 mana from the first Spell in your hand, then you gain Prevent Damage until the beginning of your next turn.
Render Silent 6 Drain all mana from the first spell in your opponent's hand. Increase the cost of all cards in your opponent's hand by 2.
The Sova Column 15 Create a copy of Isperia the Inscrutable on the battlefield under your control.

Node: Pulse of Might

Pulse of Might
GreenWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
70 184 +3 +0 +0 +0 +3 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Overwhelming Power  9  The last creature in your hand gains full mana.

Node: Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Razaketh, the Foulblooded Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Black
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
180 452 +2 +5 +7 +5 +2 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Sacrifice 15 Your opponent takes X damage, where X is the sum of each of your creatures’ Power, then each creature you control is Destroyed.

Node: Sire of Stagnation

Sire of Stagnation
BlackBlue
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
90 262 +2 +3 +3 +2 +1 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Stagnate  3  Draw 1 card and Ingest 3.

Node: Skarrg, the Rage Pits

Skarrg, the Rage Pits Skarrg, the Rage Pits
RedGreen
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
130 235 +0 +0 +3 +6 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Bloodthirst  6  Until end of turn, whenever a creature you control deals damage to your opponent's Planeswalker, that creature gets +2/+2.
Signal the Clans 9 Fetch the first 3 creatures from your library; those cards gain 6 mana. Then, discard a random creature.
The End-Raze 15 Create a copy of Ulasht, the Hate Seed on the battlefield under your control.

Node: Svogthos, the Restless Tomb

Svogthos, the Restless Tomb Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
GreenBlack
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
120 221 +0 +0 +6 +3 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Dredge  6  Return the first creature from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Putrefy 9 Destroy your opponent's first creature. If you can't, destroy an opposing Artifact support.
Lost Matka 15 Create a copy of Savra, Queen of the Golgari on the battlefield under your control

Node: Taste of Death

Taste of Death Taste of Death
RedBlackWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
70 162 +4 -1 +4 +4 -1 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Seven Dwarves  4  Create a copy of Seven Dwarves on the battlefield under your control.
Charming Song 9 Disable each creature your opponent controls until the beginning of your next turn. Then, you gain 9 life.
Taste of Death 15 Create X Food Tokens. Then, destroy X creatures. X is the number of creatures in play.

Node: The Brothers’ War

The Brothers’ War The Brothers’ War
RedBlue
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
30 75 +0 +2 +0 +2 +0 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Golgothian Blast 18 Destroy all creatures and supports. Then, your opponent takes X damage, where X is the sum of all mana costs of the cards destroyed this way.

Node: The Living Legacy

The Living Legacy
GreenRedBlackBlueWhite
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
90 186 +4 +2 +0 +3 +3 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Bloodline Project  6  Create 3 White Knight Tokens, then give it "Leader: Goblin, Knight, Soldier".

Node: Uncage the Menagerie

Uncage the Menagerie Uncage the Menagerie
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
150 392 +4 +2 +2 +4 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Gone Wild 30 Each creature you control is Reinforced 6 times.

Node: Urborg

Urborg Urborg
Black
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
120 208 +0 +2 +4 +2 +1 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Urborg’s Taint 12 Your opponent loses 1 life for each Black gem, then you gain that much life.

Node: Vile Aggregate

Vile Aggregate
Red
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
50 166 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Aggregate Power 12 Gives each of your creatures +3/0 for each creature you control on the battlefield.

Node: Void Winnower

Void Winnower
RedBlack
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
10 262 +2 +3 +2 +3 +2 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Alter Reality  6  Each creature with Defender, Reach or Vigilance loses that ability and each creature without Defender, Reach or Vigilance gains Defender.


Rewards

Progression rewards Progression rewards (February 2022)
Ribbons Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
5 4000 Mana Runes 5000 Mana Runes 6000 Mana Runes 6000 Mana Runes
15 10 Mana Crystals 10 Mana Crystals 15 Mana Crystals 20 Mana Crystals
20 Standard Booster Pack (dupe) Standard Booster Pack (dupe) Standard Booster Pack (dupe) Standard Booster Pack (dupe)
30 5 Mana Jewels 5 Mana Jewels 5 Mana Jewels 5 Mana Jewels
35 Legacy Rare Pack (non-dupe) Legacy Rare Pack (non-dupe) Legacy Rare Pack (non-dupe) Legacy Rare Pack (non-dupe)
45 15 Mana Crystals 15 Mana Crystals 20 Mana Crystals 25 Mana Crystals
55 10 Mana Jewels 10 Mana Jewels 15 Mana Jewels 15 Mana Jewels
65 Exclusive Card Booster Exclusive Card Booster Exclusive Card Booster Exclusive Card Booster
70 25 Mana Jewels 25 Mana Jewels 30 Mana Jewels 35 Mana Jewels

The Exclusive Card Booster contains 1 non-dupe mythic from the following 15 cards:

Battle From the Ages - Exclusive Card Booster 
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Enduring Angel

Missing card data 
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Moonveil Regent

Missing card data 
Innistrad: Crimson Vow Avabruck Caretaker

Missing card data 
Innistrad: Crimson Vow Necroduality

Missing card data 
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Spirit-Sister's Call

Missing card data 
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty The Kami War

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Angelo, the Painter

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Henzie "Toolbox" Torre

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Kamiz, Obscura Oculus

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Kitt Kanto, Mayhem Diva

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Perrie, the Pulverizer

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Dakkon, Shadow Slayer

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Elspeth Resplendent

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Ob Nixilis, the Adversary

Missing card data 
Streets of New Capenna Vivien on the Hunt

Missing card data


History

Battle From the Ages - Forum announcement

BFA was intended to launch with the six cards from MID, VOW and NEO as rewards; the two NEO cards were patched in. Nine cards from SNC (all the exclusive cards from that set) were added at the end of June 2022.

BfA is currently the only way to obtain the normal art version of the four Mythic Streets of New Capenna VanguardVanguard cards; as of August 2022, they are not available in the Vault for Mana Jewels as is normal. All of them except for Dakkon, Shadow Slayer have full art versions, historically a guarantee that they will be offered at Fblthp.