New Player Account Kit

Welcome to Magic Online! Each new Magic Online account includes the following contents to get you started:

  • 5 Event Tickets – Use Event Tickets to join Magic Online Limited and Constructed events for a chance to win prizes.
  • 20 New Player Points – Use New Player Points to join events specifically designed for players who are new to Magic Online.
  • Several Player Avatars – Choose an avatar to represent yourself in the game. Avatars featuring many of your favorite characters can be earned or obtained via trades with other players.
  • Hundreds of cards to jump-start your collection!

Finding Help in the Client

If you need help with Magic Online, the Game Guide can help you get the most out of the game client.

If you can’t find the information you need, you can contact our Customer Service Team by submitting a ticket on our Help Page. Just fill in as much information as you can and submit the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

You can find a link to this page in the Magic Online client by selecting the Help tab in the Main Navigation. The help page also includes links to the Game Guide and the page to Report Player Conduct.

Home Scene

The Home Scene is your landing page and provides current at-a-glance information.

  • Announcements
    • Check out the latest news regarding new events, Premier Play, and everything in between.
  • Your Leagues
    • Any Leagues you are currently playing in will display here. If you haven’t joined a League yet, our Featured League will be displayed instead.
  • Upcoming Tournaments
    • An up-to-date list of Scheduled Events players can join. Other, more casual events can be found in the Play Lobby.
  • Buddies and Clan
    • Buddies and members of your clan can be found here. Right-clicking on a player who is online (shown by a green dot on the player image) brings up interaction options including chatting, playing, and trading.

Building a Deck

You build decks in Magic Online in the Collection tab. The Collection tab shows you the number of cards in your collection. Those cards are displayed in the top of the screen. Your deck will display in the bottom of your view.

To get started, click the Add Deck icon in the bottom left of the screen.

A new window will open and ask you to choose a name for the deck and select the format you want to build your deck for. Once you’ve done that, click OK.

A large set of filters are on the left of the view and will help you find subsets of cards in your collection to add to your deck. Usually, the first filter you want to choose is the Format filter – this will automatically hide cards that are not legal in the format you want to build your deck.

After that – the choice is up to you! You can filter by Set, Color, Type, Subtype, Converted Mana Cost, Power, Toughness, or Rarity. You can select multiple filters at a time. Maybe you want to build a mono-blue deck filled with 2-mana Wizards? The filters will help you do that.

To add a card in your collection to your deck, just double click on that card. Or if you want to add multiple copies of a card at once, you can right-click on that card and select “Add 4 to deck.” (if you have less than 4 copies of that card, this option will display accordingly).

You can also sort your deck as you are building it to make it easier to see. Select the Sort option in the title bar of the deck that separates the cards in your collection from the card in your deck, then choose the sort you want to use – typically, “Sort by Converted Mana Cost” is best.

Magic Online automatically saves your deck when you leave the Collection scene. So as soon as you’re done building your deck – head to the Play Lobby and start battling!

Finding a Game

Magic Online features many play options, but when you’re just starting out you may want to take some time to learn the duel interface in a casual, open play match. To do this, make sure you’ve built at least one deck using the process above.

Once you have a deck, click the Play Lobby tab at the top of the screen, then Constructed Open Play, then Just Starting Out. Available games will appear in rows on the right side of the screen.

The left side of the screen shows filter options like those in the Collection. Using these options, choose the deck you want to play with and Magic Online will automatically select the format to match your deck.

Once you have your deck, click the big Play button at the bottom left to be paired with the next available player.

Alternatively, you can also join by double clicking on one of the games listed. If you haven’t selected a deck yet, you’ll be prompted to choose your deck at this time. Make sure you are looking at the games that are “Awaiting Players” and not games that have already started.

Once you’re comfortable with playing games, you can join a New Player Standard Gauntlet, where Magic Online will loan each player one of the Planeswalker Decks for a single match, or a New Player Draft where you can try out Magic Online’s booster draft format.

After you’ve used your New Player Points, we have a plethora of play types available – from a variety of open play formats to Leagues that let you play multiple matches on your schedule, to major tournaments that feed into Magic’s Pro Tour. Magic Online has an event for everyone and you can learn more on our Events pages (Constructed and Limited).

Duel Scene

The Duel Scene is where the games of Magic Online take place. Player information can be found on the left side of the screen. The battlefield is in the center of the screen and your hand is be found below the battlefield.

Hovering over cards or right-clicking on them will display a more thorough description, and right-clicking will also often open context menus to allow further interaction. As you need them, various game zones will open to allow you to take actions. You can find more about playing matches in the Basic Client section.

Store Scene

You can buy booster packs and Event Tickets from the Magic Online store. Like the other areas, filters on the left side of the screen let you find the products you want. Click the Store scene button in the navigation bar, then click the category of item that you would like to view.

Purchases made in the Magic Online store are immediately added to your account. From the Store scene, click the Add to Cart button for the product that you would like to purchase, and it will be added to your cart on the right side of the screen.

You can adjust quantities in the Shopping Cart or click the X button to remove the item from your cart entirely. When you’re ready to complete a purchase, enter your payment information in the boxes provided at the bottom of the Shopping Cart pane, then click Proceed to Checkout. Magic Online will use your billing address from your account creation by default, so if you want to change anything you will need to do so in the Account section prior to your purchase or in the Verify Account Settings link at the bottom of the cart. To complete your purchase, you’ll need to enter your payment information and confirm your order.

Note: If you choose PayPal as your payment method, a browser window will open to complete the transaction. Please contact Customer Service if you have any questions or concerns about a purchase.

Opening New Product

Whether you purchase new product or win it in a tournament, Sealed items (booster packs, pre-constructed decks, etc.) must be opened to add their contents to your collection.

  • Click the Collection scene button in the navigation bar.
  • In the Filters pane, click the Other Products tab.
  • You can optionally click the Sealed Product check box to show only sealed product in your collection.
  • Right-click the product you want to open, then click Open 1 of These or Open All of These.

Tip: You can use booster packs as part of some tournament entry options or you can trade them to other players, so you may not want to immediately open booster packs.

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