MTG Arena Constructed Events Guide – Rewards, Entry Fee, Tips

Magic: The Gathering can be an intimidating game, especially when it comes to the Limited format. Today we take a look at MTG: Arena Constructed Events, both Ranked and Traditional. We’ll go over the entry fees, match structure, and rewards before offering some tips for each of them.

What is an MTG: Arena Constructed Event?

There are a lot of default modes in MTG: Arena. Play, Traditional Play, Ranked, and Traditional Ranked. This is essentially just ranked and unranked play alongside best-of-one and best-of-three, respectively. But these games modes have little stakes short of your in-game rank.

If you’re a fan of typical Magic Arena gameplay, but want to have somewhat higher stakes than just playing normal matches, Wizards of the Coast almost always offers Constructed events. In Constructed events you just choose which deck you want to bring, pay the entry fee, and get some extra rewards based on how well you do!

In short, these are game modes that cost Gems or Gold to enter and offer potential rewards in return. Both only offer Gold in return and individual card rewards (ICRs). These ICRs (including upgraded uncommon ICRs) have a 1:8 chance of upgrading to a Mythic Rare.

Constructed

Entry Fee: 500 Gold or 95 Gems

Match Structure: Best-of-one

Ends After: 7 Wins or 3 Losses

Rewards: The rewards are determined based on how many wins you get.

  • 0 Wins – 100 Gold, 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 1 Win – 200 Gold, 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 2 Wins – 300 Gold, 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 3 Wins – 400 Gold, 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 4 Wins – 500 Gold, 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 5 Wins – 600 Gold, 2 uncommon or higher cards, 1 rare or higher card
  • 6 Wins – 800 Gold, 1 uncommon or higher card, 2 rare or higher cards
  • 7 Wins – 1000 Gold, 1 uncommon or higher card, 2 rare or higher cards

Tips

  • Play what you’re comfortable with! Players won’t be messing around like they may be in normal play.
  • With a 60% win rate you can go infinite in Constructed. While hard, it’s certainly doable for very good players!
  • Stick to two main colors unless you really know what you’re doing.

 

Traditional Constructed

If you’re a fan of physical Magic gameplay where sideboards are utilized then Transitional Constructed is where you want to be.

Entry Fee: 1000 Gold or 190 Gems

Match Structure: Best-of-three

Ends After: 5 Wins or 2 Losses

Rewards: The rewards are determined based on how many wins you get.

  • 0 Wins – 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 1 Win – 500 Gold, 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 2 Wins – 1000 Gold, 3 uncommon or higher cards
  • 3 Wins – 1500 Gold, 2 uncommon or higher cards, 1 rare or higher card
  • 4 Wins – 1700 Gold, 2 uncommon or higher cards, 1 rare or higher card
  • 5 Wins – 2100 Gold, 1 uncommon or higher cards, 2 rare or higher cards

Tips

  • Play what you’re comfortable with! Players won’t be messing around like they may be in normal play.
  • With a 55% win rate you can go infinite in Traditional Constructed. While hard, it’s certainly doable for very good players!
  • Traditional Constructed is the best game type for consistent rewards.
  • Stick to two main colors unless you really know what you’re doing.

 

That’s all we’ve got for now! Stay tuned as we’ll be updating this post with links to other MTG: Arena events including the upcoming schedule for all of these so you can plan ahead!

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Dillon Skiffington

Content Editor at Fanbyte, Dillon is currently trading in Elder Scrolls Online, waiting to play the Witcher 3 DLC, and flying across rooftops in Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.

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