2020's Jumpstart Event Returns to MTG Arena

Posted in Magic Digital on June 2, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Jumpstart is returning to MTG Arena June 4 through July 8!

Jumpstart takes the best parts of Limited and Constructed Magic and mashes together themes from throughout the history of the game, letting you skip the deck building. If you can't wait to have Pirates head into battle with Unicorns, smash two boosters together and ride on. If you absolutely must merge the greatest evils in the Multiverse together, Cats and Phyrexian packets are waiting for you. You'll be able to mix, match, and cause mayhem across 46 different themes and 121 possible 20-card lists inside any given packet.

Jumpstart Event Details

Dates: June 4–July 8
Entry: 2,000 gold or 400 gems
Event Record: Play as much as you like!
Rewards: One Jumpstart rare or mythic rare individual card reward for each of your first two wins.

Playing Jumpstart on MTG Arena is easy—you join the event, you pick your packets, and you play!

How Jumpstart Works

When you join the event, you pick from one of three possible themes.

Once you've selected your first theme, you then pick your second theme from three new-ish ones. "New-ish" because, though you might see the same theme both times, most themes have multiple possible card lists (and for more info on that, check out the decklists below).

Once you've picked your second theme—boom, you're done! You have a 40-card deck complete with lands. You can play each of your Jumpstart decks during the event as much as you like—and you'll earn two rare Jumpstart individual card rewards for your first two wins.

If you want a change, you can always resign from the event, rejoin, and make different choices.

Let's talk about how you get those beautifully themed basic lands. When making your theme selections, hovering over each option will showcase the included basic land.

We keep track of which lands have been added to your collection—if you see a checkmark by the land, it means you've picked this theme before and that land is already in your collection.

It's important to note that MTG Arena will support Jumpstart in English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Korean . . . and, yes, Phyrexian.

MTG Arena Card Changes

Twenty cards in Jumpstart on MTG Arena will be a bit different from the original tabletop release of Jumpstart. Below is the list of card swaps.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is playing Jumpstart on MTG Arena the same as playing it on tabletop?

For the most part. We included all the themes and the same amount of possible decklists. We did swap out 20 specific cards for power, gameplay, or technical concerns. You can view the list of swapped cards above.

Are Jumpstart cards playable in Historic?

Yep!

Are Jumpstart cards craftable?

Yes—except for the basic lands. Those can only be earned through playing in the event. All non-basic land cards can be crafted using Wildcards of the appropriate rarity once Jumpstart is available in MTG Arena.

Players will still be able to craft Jumpstart cards for use in Constructed play after the event ends.

Which basic lands are included in Jumpstart?

  • Each theme (with the exception of rainbow) has a specific basic land and art associated with it. Check out the land section of the Jumpstart card image gallary to see which land is tied to which theme.
  • The Core Set 2021 showcase lands are included in their corresponding Planeswalker theme packet.

Will Jumpstart cards be available for purchase in the Store?

Jumpstart Theme Boosters will only be available through the event.

How does duplicate protection work for Jumpstart packets?

The same as it does for all other Limited events. As a reminder, we won't be making any adjustments to packet collation if you already own a playset of any of the cards; however, once you have finished your picks, you'll receive gems for any rares or mythic rares and vault progress for any commons or uncommons that you received beyond a playset.

Can I play Jumpstart against my friends?

Just like in Draft and Sealed, you'll be able to export your Jumpstart deck to your collection and then challenge a friend using this decklist in a Direct Challenge match using the 40-card challenge option.

Jumpstart Decklists

Above the Clouds (1)

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Above the Clouds (2)

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Above the Clouds (3)

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Above the Clouds (4)

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Angels (1)

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Angels (2)

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Archaeology (1)

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Archaeology (2)

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Archaeology (3)

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Archaeology (4)

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Basri

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Cats (1)

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Cats (2)

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Chandra

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Devilish (1)

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Devilish (2)

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Devilish (3)

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Devilish (4)

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Dinosaurs (1)

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Dinosaurs (2)

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Dinosaurs (3)

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