Welcome to Tinkerer's Cube, where you draft from a cube to create an engine that's more than the sum of its parts! Read on for this cube's philosophy and the complete card list. Players will draft three fourteen-card packs, but cards selected will not be added to collections.

Event Details

Dates: April 10–17, 2023

Format: Phantom Draft Best-of-One and Phantom Draft Traditional Best-of-Three

Entry: 4,000 gold or 600 gems

Match Record:

  • Best-of-One: 7 wins or 3 losses (whichever comes first)
  • Traditional Best-of-Three: 3 matches (regardless of win/loss record)


Historic individual card rewards (ICRs) grant cards from pack releases on MTG Arena. They do not include cards that were released outside of packs (e.g., cards from Historic Anthologies). Historic uncommon ICRs have a 5% upgrade rate to rare. Historic rare ICRs may upgrade to a mythic rare; each rare is twice as likely to be awarded as each mythic rare.

Tinkerer's Cube Phantom Player Draft
Wins Gold Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
7 6,000 2 Historic rare ICRs
1 Historic uncommon ICR
6 5,000 2 Historic rare ICRs
1 Historic uncommon ICR
5 4,000 2 Historic rare ICRs
1 Historic uncommon ICR
4 3,000 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs
3 2,000 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs
2 1,000 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs
1 500 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs
0 - 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs
Tinkerer's Cube Phantom Player Draft
Wins Gold Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
3 6,000 2 Historic rare ICRs
1 Historic uncommon ICR
2 4,000 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs
1 - 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs
0 - 1 Historic rare ICR
2 Historic uncommon ICRs

Tinker Like a Thinker

Arena Cube showcases some of the strongest cards in MTG Arena, while Chromatic Cube features some of the most expensive and colorful cards.

But Tinkerer's Cube asks you a question: "What can you make?"

Many of the cards in Tinkerer's Cube aren't ones you'll see performing at the highest level of competitive play and wouldn't be included in many "good stuff" decks. But almost all of them ask you to recontextualize what to care about while drafting, and to look between the lines to uncover unique interactions that you might not otherwise be able to find.

Odric, Lunarch Marshal Blade of Shared Souls Liliana's Contract
Glorious End Bootleggers' Stash

Synergy Vs. Combo

Tinkerer's Cube is a "synergy cube." That means that many cards, while certainly playable in a vacuum, ask you to build around them to make them stronger than they would function alone.

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain Reinforced Ronin
That's a synergy.

On the other side of the spectrum, a "combo" cube is one where, when you assemble specific cards, you instantly win the game, usually with two or three cards. In Tinkerer's Cube, perhaps you can find a combo! But probably not with only two cards.

Neera, Wild Mage Displacer Kitten Sedgemoor Witch
Sling-Gang Lieutenant Maskwood Nexus
That's a combo.

Silverquill Command is a perfect example of a Tinkerer's Cube card. It's a little less efficient than many cards you might find at the Pro Tour. It has a high enough floor that you don't feel bad if you don't build around it. But if you look a bit deeper, there are numerous little synergies you might discover!

Silverquill Command
Chef! This is your secret ingredient.
Inniaz, the Gale Force Young Pyromancer
Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse Tegrid, God of Fright
Look at some of the ways you can accent your dish!

Whether you find a combo or a synergy, the goal is still the same: look for unique ways to combine cards for maximum results! Whether that's winning, proving you can do it, or just having a good time. Magic is a game after all!

Tinkering Is an Archetype

Many Magic cubes have specific "archetypes" that guide you into "doing the thing" that a particular color pair wants you to do. Such as white-blue "blink," or blue-red "spells matter." However, in Tinkerer's Cube, color pairs don't pertain to such "un-tinkery" mindsets, and many cards are a unique archetype amongst themselves! It's up to you to knock on the sky and listen to the sound each card is making.

If you open a pack of Magic cards, and your mind is immediately filled with ways of expressing yourself through sublime interactions, bizarre ideas, or simply doing the undoable, then Tinkerer's Cube is the event for you.

Happy Tinkering!

Tinkerer's Cube Card Lists


Against All Odds

Ajani, Strength of the Pride

Approach of the Second Sun

Archon of Sun's Grace

Banishing Slash

Blade Splicer

Bruna, the Fading Light

By Invitation Only

Bygone Bishop

Cast Out

Cataclysmic Gearhulk

Cathar Commando

Cavalier of Dawn

Cemetery Protector

Charming Prince

Citizen's Crowbar

Cloudsteel Kirin

Collective Effort

Conclave Tribunal

Dawn of Hope

Divine Visitation

Dusk // Dawn

Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines

Elspeth Resplendent

Emiel the Blessed

Enduring Angel

Faith's Fetters

Gideon of the Trials

Gisela, the Broken Blade

Glass Casket

Guardian Naga

Guardian of New Benalia

In the Trenches

Inspiring Overseer

Kayla's Command

Kemba, Kha Enduring

Kor Skyfisher

Lavabrink Venturer

Loran of the Third Path

Luminous Broodmoth

Lunarch Veteran

March of Otherworldly Light

Mentor of the Meek

Mondrak, Glory Dominus

Mysterious Limousine

Odric, Lunarch Marshal


Pegasus Guardian

Platoon Dispenser

Portable Hole

Rabble Rousing

Realm-Cloaked Giant

Recruitment Officer

Resolute Reinforcements

Savior of Ollenbock

Serra Paragon

Sigrid, God-Favored

Skrelv's Hive

Spirited Companion

Sram's Expertise

Static Net

Steel Seraph

Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle

Thalia's Lancers

Thraben Inspector

Touch the Spirit Realm

True Love's Kiss

Urza's Sylex

Usher of the Fallen

Welcoming Vampire


Agent of Treachery

Arcane Proxy

Atemsis, All-Seeing

Barrin, Tolarian Archmage

Blade of Shared Souls


Cemetery Illuminator

Chemister's Insight

Clever Impersonator

Combat Courier

Commence the Endgame


Curious Obsession

Departed Deckhand



Displacer Kitten

Djinn of Wishes

Docent of Perfection

Elder Deep-Fiend

Emry, Lurker of the Loch

Flip the Switch

Founding the Third Path

Gale's Redirection

Grafted Identity

Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar

Gust of Wind

Hard Evidence


Inniaz, the Gale Force

Into the Roil

Inventive Iteration

Irenicus's Vile Duplication

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Kairi, the Swirling Sky

Lier, Disciple of the Drowned

Metallic Rebuke

Mission Briefing



Mythos of Illuna


Nimble Obstructionist

Of One Mind

Ominous Seas

Overcharged Amalgam

Phyrexian Metamorph

Poppet Stitcher



Scholar of the Lost Trove

See the Truth

Skyship Plunderer

Spectral Adversary

Spectral Sailor

Spell Swindle


Syphon Essence

Tameshi, Reality Architect

Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive

Tezzeret's Gambit

Thassa's Oracle

Thopter Mechanic

Thousand-Faced Shadow

Timestream Navigator


Unctus, Grand Metatect

Vizier of Tumbling Sands

Whirler Rogue

Witching Well

Witness Protection


Altar of Bhaal

Angel of Suffering

Angrath, Captain of Chaos

Arguel's Blood Fast

Asylum Visitor

Black Market Connections

Blood for Bones

Body Launderer

Bolas's Citadel

Braids, Arisen Nightmare

Cemetery Desecrator

Changeling Outcast

Collective Brutality

Cult Conscript

Deadly Dispute

Demonic Pact

Diabolic Intent

Dockside Chef

Drivnod, Carnage Dominus

Drown in Ichor

Eat to Extinction

Erebos, Bleak-Hearted

Extinction Event

Feed the Swarm

Forsworn Paladin

Foul Play

God-Eternal Bontu

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Grim Hireling


Herald of Anguish

Innocent Blood

Inscription of Ruin

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia

Jerren, Corrupted Bishop

Kels, Fight Fixer

Kinzu of the Bleak Coven

Liliana, Waker of the Dead

Liliana's Contract

Malakir Rebirth

March of Wretched Sorrow

Mask of Griselbrand

Mastermind's Acquisition

Morbid Opportunist

Murderous Rider

Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion

Nullpriest of Oblivion

Pact Weapon

Phyrexian Scriptures


Revel in Riches

Scourge of the Skyclaves

Sedgemoor Witch

Skullport Merchant

Skyclave Shade

Sling-Gang Lieutenant

Soul Transfer

Syr Konrad, the Grim

Tatsunari, Toad Rider

Tergrid, God of Fright

The Raven Man

Transmogrant's Crown


Twilight Prophet

Tymaret Calls the Dead

Undead Butler

Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire

Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose

Vorpal Sword

Vraan, Executioner Thane

Witch of the Moors

Yahenni's Expertise


Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Ancient Copper Dragon

Avacyn's Judgment

Big Score

Bitter Reunion

Blazing Crescendo

Blood Aspirant

Breya's Apprentice

Capricious Hellraiser

Captivating Crew

Collective Defiance

Combustible Gearhulk

Conspiracy Theorist

Delina, Wild Mage

Dire Fleet Daredevil

Dragon's Rage Channeler


Embereth Shieldbreaker

Experimental Synthesizer

Fast // Furious

Feldon, Ronom Excavator


Fight with Fire

Fire Prophecy

Fires of Invention

Fists of Flame

Flame Sweep

Forbidden Friendship

Form of the Dinosaur

Glint-Horn Buccaneer

Glorious End

Goblin Engineer

Goro-Goro, Disciple of Ryusei

Grim Initiate

Hanweir Garrison

Havoc Jester

Irencrag Pyromancer

Jaxis, the Troublemaker

Lightning Axe

Lizard Blades

Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast

Magic Missile

Makeshift Munitions

Mirror March

Mishra's Research Desk

Mythos of Vadrok

Ogre-Head Helm

Phyrexian Dragon Engine

Purphoros's Intervention

Quicksmith Rebel

Rabbit Battery

Reinforced Ronin

Rowdy Crew

Saheeli, Sublime Artificer

Seize the Spoils

Shredded Sails

Sin Prodder

Skitterbeam Battalion

Stensia Uprising

Sticky Fingers

Throes of Chaos

Toralf, God of Fury

Twinshot Sniper

Unholy Heat

Urabrask's Forge

Vindictive Flamestoker

Yidaro, Wandering Monster

You Find Some Prisoners

Young Pyromancer

Zurzoth, Chaos Rider


Armored Scrapgorger

Beast Whisperer

Bootleggers' Stash

Briarbridge Tracker



Cemetery Prowler

Champion of Lambholt

Chatterfang, Squirrel General


Conduit of Worlds

Consuming Blob

Defiler of Vigor

Dragonsguard Elite

Duskwatch Recruiter

Ecological Appreciation

Eldritch Evolution

Elvish Reclaimer

Emergent Sequence

Evolving Adaptive


Fauna Shaman

Finale of Devastation

Gargos, Vicious Watcher

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Gilded Goose

Glorious Sunrise

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma

Guardian Project

Haywire Mite

In Search of Greatness

Inscription of Abundance

Ishkanah, Grafwidow

Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse

Kappa Tech-Wrecker

Llanowar Visionary

Majestic Myriarch

Mantle of the Wolf

Mayor of Avabruck

Neyith of the Dire Hunt

Nightpack Ambusher

Once Upon a Time

Pelt Collector

Primal Command

Primeval Bounty

Ram Through

Reclamation Sage

Rhonas the Indomitable

Ripjaw Raptor

Sanctum Weaver

Saryth, the Viper's Fang

Savage Swipe

Scute Swarm

Shigeki, Jukai Visionary

Silverback Elder

Simian Simulacrum

Soul of the Harvest

Springbloom Druid

Teachings of the Kirin

Timeless Witness

Tireless Provisioner

Titania, Voice of Gaea

Tyvar's Stand

Urborg Lhurgoyf

Vivien on the Hunt

Vivien, Champion of the Wilds

Vizier of the Menagerie

Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider

Weaver of Harmony

Werewolf Pack Leader

Wildborn Preserver

Wolfwillow Haven

Zopandrel, Hunger Dominus


Aegar, the Freezing Flame

Ajani, Sleeper Agent

Alchemist's Gambit

Altered Ego

Angelfire Ignition

Arlinn, the Pack's Hope

Augmenter Pugilist

Baba Lysaga, Night Witch

Banish into Fable

Blade Historian

Can't Stay Away

Captain Sisay

Chainer, Nightmare Adept

Chance for Glory

Clay Champion


Connive // Concoct

Croaking Counterpart

Discovery // Dispersal

Domri, Chaos Bringer

Doom Foretold

Dromoka's Command

Ertai Resurrected

Escape to the Wilds

Etrata, the Silencer

Exotic Pets

Extus, Oriq Overlord

Faithful Mending

Fevered Visions

Fiend Artisan

Gretchen Titchwillow

Grim Flayer

Grolnok, the Omnivore

Gyruda, Doom of Depths

Hadana's Climb

Havengul Lich

Hidden Stockpile

Invigorating Hot Spring

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

Journey to Eternity

Kardur's Vicious Return

Knight of Autumn

Knight of the Reliquary

Kunoros, Hound of Athreos

Lagomos, Hand of Hatred

Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Meria, Scholar of Antiquity

Mila, Crafty Companion

Mirari's Wake

Mishra, Claimed by Gix

Momentary Blink

Mortality Spear

Najal, the Storm Runner

Neera, Wild Mage

Niambi, Esteemed Speaker

Obosh, the Preypiercer

Old Rutstein

Prime Speaker Vannifar

Prophetic Titan

Queen Kayla bin-Kroog

Radiant Scrollwielder

Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage

Rakdos, the Showstopper

Raphael, Fiendish Savior

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Ravenous Squirrel

Response // Resurgence

Rielle, the Everwise

Rip Apart

Rite of Oblivion

Samut, Voice of Dissent

Shaile, Dean of Radiance

Silverquill Command

Siphon Insight

Skyfisher Spider

Solar Blaze

Spider Spawning

Spirit-Sister's Call

Stormfist Crusader

Svella, Ice Shaper

Swiftblade Vindicator

Tear Asunder

The Trickster-God's Heist

Third Path Iconoclast

Thrash // Threat

Timely Interference

Tolarian Geyser

Torens, Fist of the Angels

Urza, Lord Protector

Urza, Prince of Kroog

Valentin, Dean of the Vein

Vohar, Vodalian Desecrator

Volo, Guide to Monsters

Winota, Joiner of Forces

Zareth San, the Trickster

Zirda, the Dawnwaker


Azor's Gateway

Blackblade Reforged

Circuit Mender

Cityscape Leveler

Coldsteel Heart

Containment Construct

Cultivator's Caravan

Dollhouse of Horrors

Eater of Virtue

Emrakul, the Promised End

God-Pharaoh's Gift

Heraldic Banner

Karn's Sylex

Key to the City

Lithoform Engine

Maskwood Nexus

Mirage Mirror

Mishra's Bauble


Oketra's Monument

Ornithopter of Paradise

Palladium Myr

Platinum Angel

Precursor Golem

Relic of Legends

Retrofitter Foundry

Solemn Simulacrum

The Celestus

The Mightstone and Weakstone

Thran Spider

Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

Treasure Map


Adarkar Wastes

Argoth, Sanctum of Nature

Battlefield Forge

Blast Zone

Blood Crypt

Boseiju, Who Endures

Breeding Pool


Cave of the Frost Dragon

Caves of Koilos

Clifftop Retreat

Den of the Bugbear

Dragonskull Summit

Drowned Catacomb

Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire

Fabled Passage

Glacial Fortress

Godless Shrine

Hall of Storm Giants

Hallowed Fountain

Hanweir Battlements

Hinterland Harbor

Hive of the Eye Tyrant

Indatha Triome

Inventors' Fair

Isolated Chapel

Jetmir's Garden

Karplusan Forest

Ketria Triome

Lair of the Hydra

Llanowar Wastes

Lotus Field

Mana Confluence

Mishra's Foundry

Otawara, Soaring City

Overgrown Tomb

Raffine's Tower

Raugrin Triome

Rootbound Crag

Sacred Foundry

Savai Triome

Shivan Reef

Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance

Spara's Headquarters

Steam Vents

Stomping Ground

Sulfur Falls

Sulfurous Springs

Sunpetal Grove

Takenuma, Abandoned Mire

Temple Garden

Temple of Abandon

Temple of Deceit

Temple of Enlightenment

Temple of Epiphany

Temple of Malady

Temple of Malice

Temple of Mystery

Temple of Plenty

Temple of Silence

Temple of Triumph

The Mycosynth Gardens

Underground River

Watery Grave

Westvale Abbey

Woodland Cemetery

Xander's Lounge

Yavimaya Coast

Zagoth Triome

Ziatora's Proving Ground