MTG ARENA BOOSTER PACKS
Let's start with booster packs! All cards in MTG Arena---including Wildcards---have an associated rarity level: Common, Uncommon, Rare, or Mythic. MTG Arena booster packs ("Packs") contain 8 cards* with the following rarity distribution:
- 5 Commons
- 2 Uncommons
- 1 Mythic/Rare*
Rares may upgrade to a mythic rare:
At a rate of approximately 1:9.4 for Sets: Alchemy: Innistrad.
At a rate of approximately 1:9 for Sets: Alchemy: Kamigawa.
At a rate of approximately 1:8 for Sets: Ixalan, Rival of Ixalan, Dominaria, Core Set 2019, Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, War of the Spark, Core Set 2020, Throne of Eldraine, Theros: Beyond Death, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, Core Set 2021, Strixhaven, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
At a rate of approximately 1:7.4 for Sets: Zendikar Rising, Kaldheim, Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, Innistrad: Crimson Vow.
At a rate of approximately 1:7 for Sets: Kaladesh Remastered, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Streets of New Capenna, Alchemy: New Capenna, Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate, Dominaria United, Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Alchemy: Phyrexia, March of the Machine.
At a rate of approximately 1:6.5 for Shadows over Innistrad: Remastered
At a rate of approximately 1:6 for Sets: Amonkhet Remastered, March of the Machine: The Aftermath.
At a rate of approximately 1:5.8 for Sets: The Brothers’ War.
At a rate of approximately 1:5 for Sets: Alchemy: The Brothers’ War
1 Mystical Archive card of any rarity appears in each Strixhaven booster pack, replacing a Common slot.
1 Praetor card from among the following (Sheoldred, the Apocalypse/Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider/Urabrask, Heretic Praetor/Jin-Gitaxis, Progress Tyrant) may replace the Rare slot of Phyrexia: All Will Be One limited booster packs, at a ratio of approximately 1:60. Reprint Praetors do not appear in store packs.
1 Retro Frame artifact of any rarity appears in each The Brothers’ War booster pack, replacing a common slot. Uncommons in this slot can upgrade to rares at approximately 1:3. Rares in this slot can upgrade to mythics at a rate of approximately 1:5.
Each Mythic Booster always has a Mythic Rare in the Rare slot, unless it's replaced with a Rare Wildcard.
Each Alchemy booster contains Uncommon, Rare, and Mythic Rare cards from the Alchemy set and Common cards from the related base set. Once you have collected a playset of all of the Rare cards in the Alchemy set, the Rare slot will pull from your uncollected Rares from the base set. The same is also true for Mythic Rares.
1 Shadows of the Past card of any rarity appears in each Shadows over Innistrad Remastered booster pack, replacing a common slot. Store packs can contain any Shadows of the Past card. A common or uncommon in this slot can upgrade to a rare at a rate of approximately 1:15 packs. Rares in this slot can upgrade to mythics at a rate of approximately 1:2.
Which Shadows of the Past cards appear in Shadows over Innistrad Remastered limited booster packs will depend based on which Shadows of the Past theme is being used. See the event page to learn which theme is currently being used in an event. For the Abominable All Stars! theme, a common or uncommon in this slot can upgrade to a mythic at a rate of approximately 1:15. There are no rares in this theme. For all other themes, a common or uncommon in this slot can upgrade to a mythic at a rate of approximately 1:15, and a rare in this slot can upgrade to a mythic at approximately 1:9. See this page for details on the contents of each theme.
Each Alchemy booster is related to a particular base set:
- Alchemy: Innistrad - Innistrad: Crimson Vow.
- Alchemy: Kamigawa – Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.
- Alchemy: New Capenna – Streets of New Capenna.
- Alchemy: Dominaria – Dominaria United.
- Alchemy: The Brothers’ War – The Brothers’ War.
- Alchemy: Phyrexia – Phyrexia: All Will Be One
Wildcards redeem for any card you choose of the same rarity. One card in each rarity card slot (Common, Uncommon, and Mythic/Rare) may redeem for a Wildcard of the same rarity at the following expected rates:
We understand that Wildcards are really helpful for players to round out their collections. Each Pack you open that does not redeem for a Wildcard of a particular rarity will increase the drop rate for Wildcards of that rarity for the next Pack. Once you acquire a Wildcard of that rarity from a Pack, the drop rates will reset to the base rate. The expected rate seen above represents that average number of packs needed to open to acquire 1 Wildcard of the respective rarity.