Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Mastery System

Posted in Magic Digital on April 6, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

What's Included

All players receive the following, based on their Set Mastery Level:

  • Up to 30 Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths booster packs
  • Up to 5 Ikoria Mastery Orbs (each can be redeemed for card styles on the Ikoria Mastery Tree)

Mastery Pass

When you purchase the Ikoria Mastery Pass you can also earn the following, based on your Set Mastery Level.

Mastery Pet: Ikoria Cub

The creatures on Ikoria are evolutionary aggressive, extremely adaptable, and in some cases . . . absolutely adorable. Instead of unlocking "rarities" as we have previously done, the Ikoria Set Mastery will allow you to change your pet into various mutations:


  • Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast Avatar

Cards & Sleeves

  • Greatshark Basic Sleeve
  • 25 card styles
  • 25 Mastery Orbs (each can be redeemed for card styles on the Ikoria Mastery Tree)
  • 10 mythic rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
  • 20 booster packs (x4 GRN, x4 RNA, x3 WAR, x3 M20, x3 ELD, x3 THB)
  • 4 Additional Cub Mutations
  • Level 70 Exquisite Sleeve (Exquisite = Card Sleeve with VFX)
  • Level 80 and Beyond: Uncommon ICR (1:20 Upgrade Rate)


  • 4,000 Gold
  • 800 Gems


  • Draft Token

Levels of Ikoria Mastery

The Ikoria Mastery goes up to Level 80. All players receive rewards through Level 60, while players with the Mastery Pass will receive rewards up to Level 80—and beyond!

Mastery System FAQ


What is the Mastery System?

The Mastery System is a way for players to earn experience and unlock rewards by playing Magic: The Gathering Arena.

What's the difference between "Account Mastery" and "Set Mastery"?

Set Mastery is a system specific to each new Standard set on Magic: The Gathering Arena. Players earn XP through play, and as they level up will receive rewards based on their current level. Account Mastery was a previously part of the new player experience as a way for players to unlock all 15 starter decks, as well as various upgrades and cosmetics. This systemw as replaced in March 2020 with Color Challenges.

Does the Mastery System cost anything?

All players receive access to the base Set Mastery at no additional cost. Players can unlock Set Mastery rewards by purchasing a Mastery Pass.

Does the Mastery System ever reset?

Your Set Mastery level and rewards will reset with the release of every new Standard set on MTG Arena.


How long is each Set Mastery available?

Set Masteries are available for the most recent Standard set, starting on the day the set is released and ending when the next set is released.

How do I earn rewards?

By play! Every time you complete a quest, or earn one of your weekly wins in a support format (up to 15 each week), you'll receive experience points towards your current Mastery level. Additional XP may be available through special events or promotional items (such as codes). As you level up, you'll receive rewards based on your current level.

What rewards can I earn?

All players can earn booster packs and a limited number of Mastery Orbs to unlock certain card styles. Additional rewards are available for players who have purchased a Mastery Pass.

What happens when a new set is released on MTG Arena?

When a new set is released on MTG Arena, a new Set Mastery reward track becomes available and your Set Mastery level is reset to 1.

Can I complete older Set Masteries?

There is currently no plans to allow players to complete Set Masteries for older sets. While you will keep any rewards you may have received from the previous Set Mastery, you will not be able to unlock any remaining rewards once the Set Mastery is no longer available.


What is the "Mastery Pass"? How is different than the Mastery System?

While all players have access to the base Mastery System, the Mastery Pass is an optional way for players to earn additional rewards through Set Mastery.

How much does the Mastery Pass cost?

The Mastery Pass can be purchased for 3,400 gems. Players can earn gems through rewards in certain events, or by purchasing them directly from the store.

What do I receive when I purchase the Ikoria Mastery Pass?

All players who purchase the Ikoria Mastery Pass will automatically receive the Regal Cub pet, as well as the Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast Avatar and Greatshark Basic Sleeve. Additionally, you will receive all the Mastery Pass rewards based on your current level, including any rewards from earlier levels you have not received.

If I purchased the Ikoria Mastery Pass, what happens when a new Set Mastery is released?

Each Mastery Pass is tied to a specific Set Mastery. Once a new Set Mastery is released, the older set (and its corresponding Mastery Pass) will no longer be available.

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