The Arena Cube Draft, August 21–September 5, 2023

Greetings! Welcome to Arena Cube July 2024 edition! The Arena Cube is a fan-favorite experience we're always excited to feature, and this season we've got a few extra-special changes to share with you.

Slow Down! What's Cube?

Cube is like Booster Draft but pulls cards from across Magic's history. There are all sorts of permutations of Cubes, from high powered to rarity restricted, special rules to color restricted, and many, many more flavors. The Arena Cube is a powerful, classic Cube experience:

  1. High Powered. The Arena Cube uses many of the most powerful cards available on MTG Arena.
  2. Fast. Many of the strongest cards on MTG Arena are cheap, which means you need to have a plan either to be aggressive or to answer aggression. Accordingly, this cube is lower on synergies, combos, and giant plays more frequently seen in another of our Cube events, the Chromatic Cube.
  3. Singleton. The Arena Cube contains exactly 540 cards with only one copy of each.
  4. Phantom. In tabletop, a cube is lent out to players who return the cards at the end of the draft, and the same is true here. Cards are not added to a player's collection.

Arena Cube Event Details

  • Event Open: July 16, 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC)
  • Signup Close: July 30, 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC)
  • Entry: 4,000 gold or 600 gems
  • Format: Arena Cube Phantom Player Draft
  • Structure:
    • Best-of-One: Seven wins or three losses
    • Best-of-Three: Three matches
  • Rewards: Historic individual card rewards (ICRs) not in Standard

Arena Cube Best-of-One

Wins Gold Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
7 Wins 6,000 gold At least 2 rare and 1 uncommon Historic ICRs
6 Wins 5,000 gold At least 2 rare and 1 uncommon Historic ICRs
5 Wins 4,000 gold At least 2 rare and 1 uncommon Historic ICRs
4 Wins 3,000 gold At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs
3 Wins 2,000 gold At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs
2 Wins 1,000 gold At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs
1 Win 500 gold At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs
0 Wins At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs

Arena Cube Best-of-Three

Wins Gold Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
3 Wins 6,000 gold At least 2 rare and 1 uncommon Historic ICRs
2 Wins 4,000 gold At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs
1 Wins At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs
0 Wins At least 1 rare and 2 uncommon Historic ICRs

Changes in This Arena Cube

One of the biggest changes to the Arena Cube is to its mana. Our headliners are the enemy-colored fetch lands, which join the Khans of Tarkir allied-color fetch lands. Thanks to the Murders at Karlov Manor surveil lands, all ten fetch lands have 50% more lands to fetch. In fact, there are almost 50% more lands total in the Arena Cube than last time.

Marsh FlatsScalding TarnVerdant CatacombsArid MesaMisty Rainforest

Every color pair has seven lands supporting it. To use Simic as an example, you have access to Botanical Sanctum, Breeding Pool, Dreamroot Cascade, Hedge Maze, Hinterland Harbor, Misty Rainforest, and Restless Vinestalk, plus Spara's Headquarters, Ketria Triome, and Zagoth Triome. So, it should be a good bit easier to stretch your colors and splash a few off-color cards, or if you're like me, you could get quite greedy with your mana and still fend off aggro by putting Phlage, Titan of Fire's Fury in the same deck as Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath.

You'll also see plenty of new faces with Murders at Karlov Manor, Alchemy: Karlov Manor, Outlaws of Thunder Junction (including cards from Breaking News and The Big Score), Alchemy: Thunder Junction, and Modern Horizons 3. And of course, there are some very Special Guests.

Testing a Higher Power Band

We're trying something different and perhaps just a teensy bit risky this season. Solitude, Grief, and Fury are Constructed all-stars and likely to be among the strongest cards in the Arena Cube. Fractured Identity and Pest Infestation are generally seen in the highest-powered cubes (known as Powered Cube or Vintage Cube). And Mana Drain is one of the most powerful counterspells in the entire history of Magic. They all compromise a sudden spike in the power-level ceiling of Arena Cube.

At the same time, we have chosen to omit other high-powered cube staples available on MTG Arena, like Oko, Thief of Crowns, Channel, and Show and Tell. We're dipping our toes into the waters of higher power, not jumping in head first. Depending on how this experiment goes, we could lean farther into higher power, ease off the gas and give more space for new cards to breathe, or perhaps end up with the Arena Cube splitting into two different entities. Time will tell.

Hopefully you've enjoyed this glimpse into the design process of the Arena Cube. The cube is an absolute blast to play, and I encourage you to try it out, test out some different archetypes, and test your mettle against the competition.

Arena Cube Card Lists

The following lists contain all cards in the Arena Cube broken down by color.

White mana symbol


Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
Ajani, Nacatl Pariah
Ao, the Dawn Sky
Archangel Avacyn
Archangel Elspeth
Aven Interrupter
Benalish Knight-Counselor
Blade Splicer
Captain Eberhart
Cerise, Slayer of Fear
Day of Judgment
Dust Animus
Elesh Norn
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines
Elite Spellbinder
Elspeth Conquers Death
Esper Sentinel
Fateful Absence
Get Lost
In the Trenches
Intrepid Adversary
Invasion of Gobakhan
Journey to Nowhere
Kellan, Daring Traveler
Legion's Landing
Lingering Souls
Lion Sash
Loran of the Third Path
Luminarch Aspirant
Lyra Dawnbringer
Mana Tithe
March of Otherworldly Light
Maul of the Skyclaves
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Monastery Mentor


Ocelot Pride
Path to Exile
Phelia, Exuberant Shepherd
Portable Hole
Prairie Survivalist
Ranger of Eos
Recruiter of the Guard
Restoration Angel
Ruby Collector
Sanguine Evangelist
Selfless Savior
Serra Paragon
Settle the Wreckage
Sevinne's Reclamation
Skyclave Apparition
Spirited Companion
Stalwart Realmwarden
Steel Seraph
Stoneforge Mystic
Sun Titan
Swords to Plowshares
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
The Eternal Wanderer
The Restoration of Eiganjo
The Wandering Emperor
Thraben Inspector
Touch the Spirit Realm
Usher of the Fallen
Virtue of Loyalty
Wedding Announcement
Welcoming Vampire
White Orchid Phantom
Wojek Investigator
Wrath of God
Blue mana symbol


Aether Channeler
Agent of Raffine
Agent of Treachery
Blink of an Eye
Blue Sun's Twilight
Brazen Borrower
Chart a Course
Chrome Host Seedshark
Commit // Memory
Confounding Riddle
Cryptic Coat
Delver of Secrets
Dig Through Time
Disdainful Stroke
Duelist of the Mind
Emerald Collector
Fading Hope
Faerie Mastermind
Flare of Denial
Frost Titan
Hard Evidence
Horned Loch-Whale
Intrude on the Mind
Jace Reawakened
Kitesail Larcenist
Ledger Shredder
Make Disappear
Malcolm, Alluring Scoundrel
Mana Drain
Memory Deluge
Midnight Clock
Multiple Choice


Nightclub Bouncer
Nimble Brigand
Oracle of the Alpha
Phantom Interference
Phyrexian Metamorph
Proft's Eidetic Memory
Rona, Herald of Invasion
Saiba Syphoner
See Double
Sleight of Hand
Snapcaster Mage
Spell Pierce
Spell Snare
Spyglass Siren
Stoic Sphinx
Sublime Epiphany
Subterranean Schooner
Supreme Will
Surgical Metamorph
Tamiyo, Inquisitive Student
Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim
Thieving Aven
Three Steps Ahead
Time Warp
Tishana's Tidebinder
Torrential Gearhulk
Treasure Cruise
Vendilion Clique
Warzone Duplicator
Black mana symbol


Aclazotz, Deepest Betrayal
Bastion of Remembrance
Bitter Triumph
Bloodchief's Thirst
Bloodsoaked Champion
Breach the Multiverse
Cackling Observer
Caustic Bronco
Cult Conscript
Cut Down
Deep-Cavern Bat
Drown in Ichor
Emperor of Bones
Evolved Sleeper
Extinction Event
Fatal Push
Fell the Profane
Flare of Malice
Forgefire Automaton
Forsaken Miner
Gisa, the Hellraiser
Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor
Gix's Command
Go for the Throat
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Grave Expectations
Grave Titan
Heartless Act
Homicide Investigator
Infernal Grasp
Inquisition of Kozilek
Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia
Knight of the Ebon Legion


Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Liliana, the Last Hope
Lonely End
Long Goodbye
Lord Skitter, Sewer King
Marionette Apprentice
Morbid Opportunist
Murderous Cut
Murderous Rider
Noxious Gearhulk
Perforator Crocodile
Pile On
Preacher of the Schism
Priest of Forgotten Gods
Rankle, Master of Pranks
Sedgemoor Witch
Servant of the Stinger
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
Sheoldred's Edict
Sorin of House Markov
Sorin the Mirthless
Tenacious Underdog
The Cruelty of Gix
The Meathook Massacre
Tinybones, the Pickpocket
Toxic Deluge
Urborg Scavengers
Valki, God of Lies
Virtue of Persistence
Vraan, Executioner Thane
Woe Strider
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
Red mana symbol


Abbot of Keral Keep
Bloodthirsty Adversary
Bomat Courier
Bonecrusher Giant
Bonehoard Dracosaur
Burn Down the House
Chandra, Acolyte of Flame
Chandra, Awakened Inferno
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Collective Defiance
Decadent Dragon
Detective's Phoenix
Dragon's Rage Channeler
Dragonmaster Outcast
Dragonwing Glider
Etali, Primal Conqueror
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker
Fanged Flames
Fight with Fire
Flames of the Firebrand
Goblin Bombardment
Goddric, Cloaked Reveler
Goldspan Dragon
Grim Lavamancer
Inferno Titan
Inti, Seneschal of the Sun
Khenra Spellspear
Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin
Legion Warboss
Light Up the Stage
Lightning Bolt
Lightning Strike


Magda, Brazen Outlaw
Magda, the Hoardmaster
Magmatic Channeler
Mephit's Enthusiasm
Molten Impact
Monastery Swiftspear
Obliterating Bolt
Pillar of Flame
Plargg, Dean of Chaos
Play with Fire
Professional Face-Breaker
Purphoros's Intervention
Rabbit Battery
Rampaging Raptor
Rekindling Phoenix
Robber of the Rich
Roil Eruption
Sapphire Collector
Searing Blood
Seasoned Pyromancer
Shatterskull Smashing
Shivan Devastator
Shove Aside
Siege-Gang Commander
Slickshot Show-Off
Stoke the Flames
Terror of the Peaks
The Elder Dragon War
Town-Razer Tyrant
Tribal Flames
Trumpeting Carnosaur
Unholy Heat
Urabrask's Forge
Volcanic Spite
Young Pyromancer
Zealous Conscripts
Green mana symbol


Analyze the Pollen
Armored Scrapgorger
Avacyn's Pilgrim
Axebane Ferox
Boseiju, Who Endures
Briarbridge Tracker
Bristly Bill, Spine Sower
Crashing Footfalls
Craterhoof Behemoth
Deeproot Wayfinder
Duskwatch Recruiter
Eladamri, Korvecdal
Elder Gargaroth
Elvish Mystic
Esika's Chariot
Fanatic of Rhonas
Forceful Cultivator
Foundry Groundbreaker
Garruk Relentless
Gilded Goose
Goldvein Hydra
Huatli, Poet of Unity
Hulking Raptor
Incubation Druid
Intrepid Paleontologist
Jet Collector
Jugan Defends the Temple
Kogla, the Titan Ape
Llanowar Elves
Llanowar Visionary
Lotus Cobra
Lovestruck Beast
Menagerie Curator
Mosswood Dreadknight


Nantuko Slicer
Nightpack Ambusher
Nissa, Ascended Animist
Nissa, Resurgent Animist
Nissa, Who Shakes the World
Once Upon a Time
Oracle of Mul Daya
Ornery Tumblewagg
Paradise Druid
Pest Infestation
Primal Might
Primeval Titan
Questing Beast
Reclamation Sage
Rishkar, Peema Renegade
Scavenging Ooze
Sentinel of the Nameless City
Sharp-Eyed Rookie
Tamiyo's Safekeeping
Tear Asunder
The Great Henge
The Huntsman's Redemption
Timeless Witness
Tireless Tracker
Titan of Industry
Trash the Town
Ulvenwald Oddity
Utopia Sprawl
Verdurous Gearhulk
Voracious Hydra
Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider
Wild Nacatl
Wingbane Vantasaur
Wolfwillow Haven
Workshop Warchief
Multicolor mana symbol


Abrupt Decay
Anzrag, the Quake-Mole
Assimilation Aegis
Atraxa, Grand Unifier
Bloodbraid Elf
Bloodtithe Harvester
Bonny Pall, Clearcutter
Buried in the Garden
Crucias, Titan of the Waves
Deathrite Shaman
Elegant Parlor
Emmara, Voice of the Conclave
Ertai Resurrected
Expressive Iteration
Falkenrath Aristocrat
Fractured Identity
Glissa Sunslayer
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
Hostage Taker
Ill-Timed Explosion
Jewel Mine Overseer
Kaya the Inexorable
Kellan, Inquisitive Prodigy
Knight of the Reliquary
Kogla and Yidaro
Kolaghan's Command


Lazav, Wearer of Faces
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Lutri, the Spellchaser
Maelstrom Pulse
Magma Opus
Migloz, Maze Crusher
Nadu, Winged Wisdom
No More Lies
Oko, the Ringleader
Phlage, Titan of Fire's Fury
Prismari Command
Psychic Frog
Radha, Heart of Keld
Rakdos, the Muscle
Repulsive Mutation
Rip Apart
Selvala, Eager Trailblazer
Showdown of the Skalds
Slick Sequence
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Teysa, Opulent Oligarch
The Gitrog, Ravenous Ride
The Scarab God
Tomik, Wielder of Law
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
Vanishing Verse
Voice of Resurgence
Warleader's Call
Yorion, Sky Nomad
Colorless mana symbol


Agatha's Soul Cauldron
Captivating Crossroads
Coldsteel Heart
Emrakul, the Promised End
Guardian Idol
Hangarback Walker
Key to the Archive
Lavaspur Boots
Mazemind Tome
Mind Stone
Mishra's Bauble
Nexus of Becoming
Ornithopter of Paradise
Reckoner Bankbuster
Retrofitter Foundry
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Smuggler's Copter
Solemn Simulacrum
Stonecoil Serpent
Syr Ginger, the Meal Ender
The Irencrag
Treasure Map
Ugin, the Ineffable
Worn Powerstone
Wurmcoil Engine
Land mana symbol


Arid Mesa
Blackcleave Cliffs
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Blooming Marsh
Boseiju, Who Endures
Botanical Sanctum
Breeding Pool
Captivating Crossroads
Clifftop Retreat
Commercial District
Concealed Courtyard
Copperline Gorge
Darkslick Shores
Deathcap Glade
Den of the Bugbear
Deserted Beach
Dragonskull Summit
Dreamroot Cascade
Drowned Catacomb
Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire
Elegant Parlor
Fabled Passage
Field of the Dead
Flooded Strand
Forsaken Crossroads
Glacial Fortress
Godless Shrine
Hall of Storm Giants
Hallowed Fountain
Haunted Ridge
Hedge Maze
Hinterland Harbor
Hive of the Eye Tyrant
Indatha Triome
Inspiring Vantage
Isolated Chapel
Jetmir's Garden
Ketria Triome
Lush Portico
Marsh Flats
Meticulous Archive
Misty Rainforest
Overgrown Farmland
Overgrown Tomb


Polluted Delta
Prismatic Vista
Raffine's Tower
Raucous Theater
Raugrin Triome
Razorverge Thicket
Restless Anchorage
Restless Bivouac
Restless Cottage
Restless Fortress
Restless Prairie
Restless Reef
Restless Ridgeline
Restless Spire
Restless Vents
Restless Vinestalk
Rockfall Vale
Rootbound Crag
Sacred Foundry
Savai Triome
Scalding Tarn
Seachrome Coast
Shadowy Backstreet
Shattered Sanctum
Shipwreck Marsh
Spara's Headquarters
Spirebluff Canal
Steam Vents
Stomping Ground
Stormcarved Coast
Sulfur Falls
Sundown Pass
Sunpetal Grove
Temple Garden
Thundering Falls
Undercity Sewers
Underground Mortuary
Verdant Catacombs
Watery Grave
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills
Woodland Cemetery
Xander's Lounge
Zagoth Triome
Ziatora's Proving Ground