New Player Guide
Welcome to Magic Online! Your free-to-download basic Magic Online account kit includes the following to get you started:
- 20 New Player Points
- Several Player Avatars
- Hundreds of cards to jump-start your collection
When you're ready to get the most out of your Magic Online experience, you can upgrade to a full account to unlock additional Magic Online features, including Trade, Chat, and the full Magic Online store. Upgrading also includes:
- 10 Additional New Player Points
- 100 Play Points
- 2 additional copies of each common from each set currently legal in Standard Constructed for a full play set of every common
- 1 additional copy of each uncommon from each set currently legal in Standard Constructed
Additional information on the contents of MTGO new player account kits, building a deck, finding a game, and more can all be found here.
Magic Online offers a wide variety of play experiences, from casual games to large tournaments with awesome prizes, all found in the Play Lobby.
More information on the basics of playing MTGO, including opening new products and how to participate in the popular Sealed Deck and Draft limited event play formats, can all be found here.
Events & Formats
Organized tournaments on Magic Online are divided into three types: Leagues, Queues and Scheduled Events. These tournaments require you to provide an entry option in exchange for the chance to win prizes. In addition, there are Constructed events, which require you to build a deck from cards in your collection and battle against other players who have done the same, or Limited events (Draft or Sealed Deck), where each player is provided a pool of cards from which to build a deck.
More information on MTGO events and formats, including leagues, queues, and deck construction guidelines for each available format in the game can all be found here.
In MTGO, you can easily create a binder filled with specific versions of cards or products you are looking to help you during a trade. You can also post trades you would like to make and search for cards you would like within MTGO.
More information on the MTGO trading process, the collection scene, and the trade scene can all be found here.
Even after you’ve mastered the basics of MTGO, there are still plenty of advanced tips and tricks that can substantially improve your gaming experience even more so.
Additional information on setting the phase bar, making automatic decisions, triggered ability options, and other odds & ends can all be found here.