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Magic: The Gathering Arena/Events

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Events are competitive Magic: The Gathering Arena formats with an entry fee in gold and some exclusives to gems. These formats end after an amount of wins or losses with a reward based on results.

Regular events[edit | edit source]

Constructed Event[edit | edit source]

Entry fee: 500 gold or 95 gems. Best-of-one matches; run ends after seven wins or three losses.

Rewards based on total wins are:

  • No wins — 100 gold and three uncommon or higher cards
  • One win — 200 gold and three uncommon or higher cards
  • Two wins — 300 gold and three uncommon or higher cards
  • Three wins — 400 gold and three uncommon or higher cards
  • Four wins — 500 gold, and three uncommon or higher cards
  • Five wins — 600 gold and two uncommon or higher cards, and one rare or higher card
  • Six wins — 800 gold and one uncommon or higher card, and two rare or higher cards
  • Seven wins — 1,000 gold and one uncommon or higher card, and two rare or higher cards

Traditional Constructed[edit | edit source]

Entry fee: 1,000 gold or 190 gems. Best-of-three matches with sideboarding; run ends after five wins or two losses.

Rewards based on total wins are:

  • No wins — Three uncommon or higher cards
  • One win — 500 gold and three uncommon or higher cards
  • Two wins — 1,000 gold and three uncommon or higher cards
  • Three wins — 1,500 gold and two uncommon or higher cards, and one rare or higher card
  • Four wins — 1,700 gold and two uncommon or higher cards, and one rare or higher card
  • Five wins — 2,100 gold and one uncommon or higher card, and two rare or higher cards

Draft[edit | edit source]

Limited rank seasonal rewards

Entry fee: 5,000 gold or 750 gems. Best-of-one matches; run ends after seven wins or three losses. Events rotate through previous Draft formats every fortnight. Match results affect Limited rank.

Players pick cards from three Draft packs over 14 rounds each. All drafted cards are kept by the player. Players then proceed to construct a deck with a minimum of 40 cards using their drafted cards. Deck construction and drafting times aren't limited, and players draft against robot opponents whose picks are influenced by MTGO data. After the Draft match window closes, players get rewards according to their win record.[1] Draft has its own ranking system.

Rewards based on total wins are:

  • No wins — 50 gems and one pack (20% chance of two instead)
  • One win — 100 gems and one pack (22% chance of two instead)
  • Two wins — 200 gems and one pack (24% chance of two instead)
  • Three wins — 300 gems and one pack (26% chance of two instead)
  • Four wins — 450 gems and one pack (30% chance of two instead)
  • Five wins — 650 gems and one pack (35% chance of two instead)
  • Six wins — 850 gems and one pack (40% chance of two instead)
  • Seven wins — 950 gems and two packs

A similar game mode in Magic Online is called Friendly Single-Game Draft League.

Traditional Draft[edit | edit source]

Entry fee: 1,500 gems. Best-of-three matches with sideboarding; run ends after five wins or two losses. Format is always the latest-released Standard-legal set.

Rewards based on total wins are:

  • No wins — One pack
  • One win — Two packs
  • Two wins — 800 gems and three packs
  • Three wins — 1,500 gems and four packs
  • Four wins — 1,800 gems and five packs
  • Five wins — 2,100 gems and six packs

Limited-time events[edit | edit source]

Brewer's Delight[edit | edit source]

Entry fee: 250 gold or 50 gems. Best-of-three matches. Rewards are cards selected by designers to help build fun, non-meta decks.

Singleton[edit | edit source]

Entry fee: 250 gold or 50 gems. Run ends after seven wins or three losses. The deck can only contain up to one copy of any card, excluding the basic lands and cards like Rat Colony, which allow the player to include any number of copies.

Pauper[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play mode. Best-of-one matches; run ends after five wins or two losses. Constructed format limited to only common cards.

Momir's Madness[edit | edit source]

Entry fee: 250 gold or 50 gems. Best-of-one matches; run ends after five wins or two losses. Format uses Momir rules with a 60-card deck with 12 of each basic land, except with 20 life and a card pool limited to the current Standard format.

Sealed[edit | edit source]

Entry fee: 2,000 gems. Best-of-one matches; run ends after seven wins or three losses. Players construct a deck with a minimum of 40 cards using cards they obtain from six Draft packs. All cards from these packs are kept by the player.

Rewards based on total wins are:

  • No wins — 200 gems and three packs
  • One win — 400 gems and three packs
  • Two wins — 600 gems and three packs
  • Three wins — 1,200 gems and three packs
  • Four wins — 1,400 gems and three packs
  • Five wins — 1,600 gems and three packs
  • Six wins — 2,000 gems and three packs
  • Seven wins — 2,200 gems and three packs

Event prizes[edit | edit source]

In Magic: The Gathering Arena, some cards and card styles have only been awarded as event prizes and promotions.

The cards are:

  • Duress (M19 card frame with Urza Saga artwork): Prize for one win in the Singleton Weekend event (Feb 14-18, 2019)[2]
  • Ghalta, Primal Hunger (Ixalan Store Championship participation promo): Prize for five wins in the Singleton Weekend event (Feb 14-18, 2019)[2]
  • Llanowar Elves (Full art promo): Prize for one win in the Holiday Pauper event (Dec 24, 2018 to Jan 4, 2019)[3]
  • Firemind’s Research (Alt art promo by Robbie Trevino): Prize for five wins in the Holiday Pauper event (Dec 24, 2018 to Jan 4, 2019)[3]
  • Teferi, Hero of Dominaria (Guilds of Ravnica: Mythic Edition): Reward for participating in the MTG Arena Closed Beta[4]
  • Ral, Izzet Viceroy (Guilds of Ravnica: Mythic Edition): Reward for participating in the MTG Arena Closed Beta[4]
  • Vraska, Golgari Queen (Guilds of Ravnica: Mythic Edition): Reward for participating in the MTG Arena Closed Beta[4]

The card styles are:

  • Skewer the Critics: Prize for one win in the Treasure Constructed event (March 29-31, 2019)[5]
  • Chemister's Insight: Prize for five wins in the Treasure Constructed event (March 29-31, 2019)[5]
  • Liliana, Dreadhorde General: Preorder War of the Spark packs[6]
  • Wizard's Lightning: Prize for reaching gold rank in Limited or Constructed during RNA Season 2[7]
  • Vraska's Contempt: Prize for reaching platinum rank in Limited or Constructed during RNA Season 2[7]
  • Pteramander: Prize for reaching gold rank in Limited or Constructed during WAR Season 1[8]
  • Incubation Druid: Prize for reaching platinum rank in Limited or Constructed during WAR Season 1[8]
  • Rally of Wings: Prize for reaching gold rank in Limited or Constructed during WAR Season 2[9]
  • Risk Factor: Prize for reaching platinum rank in Limited or Constructed during WAR Season 2[9]

Prank events[edit | edit source]

April Fools 2019 Googly Eyes
April Fools 2019 Googly Eyes

The April Fools' Day prank for April 1, 2019 was adding googly eyes to all of the deckboxes in the Decks screen. The select/deselect animations caused the eyes to jiggle and gave the box a smile.

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