April 2020 Ranked Season

Nightmare Shepherd Art by Tyler Jacobson
Nightmare Shepherd Art by Tyler Jacobson

The April 2020 Ranked Season starts March 31, 12:05 PT (20:05 UTC) and ends April 30 at 12:00 PT (19:00 UTC). Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths releases half way through the month on April 16!

  • Finishing in the top 1200 Mythic at the end of the season qualifies you to participate in Mythic Qualifier – Zendikar Rising on May 16, 2020.
  • The Historic ranked ladder is leaving upon the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths on April 16.
  • Ranked Draft Core Set 2020 will be available between April 16 and May 1.

If you are after some fresh Standard decks to play for the beginning of the season, check out all the latest decklists from the Mythic Point Challenge – Ikoria tournament!

Check out our Standard Metagame Tier List: BO1 / BO3


Season Details

Card Style Rewards

The card style rewards for April 2020 Ranked Season are Soul-Guide Lantern and Nightmare Shepherd for reaching Gold and Platinum rank, respectively.

Formats

  • Constructed:
    • Standard Ranked (BO1) Ladder
    • Traditional Ranked (BO3) Ladder
    • Historic Standard Ranked (BO1) Ladder (from March 12 to April 16)
    • Historic Traditional Ranked (BO3) Ladder (from March 12 to April 16)
  • Limited:
    • Ranked Draft (BO1) Theros Beyond Death (from March 19 to April 16)
    • Ranked Draft (BO1) Core Set 2019 (from March 27 to April 03)
    • Ranked Draft (BO1) Core Set 2020 (from April 17 to May 1)

Standard Constructed Legal Sets

Guilds of Ravnica
Ravnica Allegiance
War of the Spark
Core Set 2020
Throne of Eldraine
Theros Beyond Death
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (from April 16)

Standard Constructed Banned Cards

Historic Consructed Legal Sets

Ixalan
Rivals 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 (from April 16)
Historic Anthology 1
Historic Anthology 2

Historic Constructed Banned Cards

Historic Constructed Banned Cards


SEASON DATES

April 2020 Ranked Season starts March 31, 12:05 PT (20:05 UTC), ends April 30 at 12:00 PT (19:00 UTC).

  • Top 1,200 Mythic Ranked players in Constructed or Limited at the end of this season will be eligible to compete in the May 16, 2020: Mythic Qualifier Zendikar Rising.
  • For more information on the ranked play and qualifying for 2020-2021 events, head over to Magic.gg

APRIL 2020 SEASON REWARD

Players will receive their rewards for April 2020 season at the start of the next ranked season (April 30, 12:05 PT/19:05 UTC). You must have played at least one ranked game in the respective format to receive seasonal rewards.

  • Bronze: 1 Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths booster pack
  • Silver: 1 Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths booster pack + 500 gold
  • Gold: 2 Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths booster packs + 1000 gold + Soul-Guide Lantern Card Style
  • Platinum: 3 Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths booster packs + 1000 gold + Nightmare Shepherd Card Style
  • Diamond: 4 Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths booster packs + 1000 gold
  • Mythic: 5 Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths booster packs + 1000 gold

As a general reminder, card styles are a cosmetic option only and does not add any cards to a player’s collection. There is no benefit to acquiring a card style more than once; if you achieve Gold Rank or higher in both Limited and Constructed, you will only receive one copy of the card style.

SEASONAL RESET

Constructed and Limited Ranks will be reset. Your new rank will be based on your end of season rank from the previous season:

Previous RankNew Rank
Bronze Tier 4Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 3Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 2Bronze Tier 4
Bronze Tier 1Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 4Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 3Bronze Tier 3
Silver Tier 2Bronze Tier 2
Silver Tier 1Bronze Tier 2
Gold Tier 4Bronze Tier 1
Gold Tier 3Silver Tier 4
Gold Tier 2Silver Tier 3
Gold Tier 1Silver Tier 2
Platinum Tier 4Silver Tier 1
Platinum Tier 3Gold Tier 4
Platinum Tier 2Gold Tier 4
Platinum Tier 1Gold Tier 3
Diamond Tier 4Gold Tier 3
Diamond Tier 3Gold Tier 2
Diamond Tier 2Gold Tier 2
Diamond Tier 1Gold Tier 1
MythicPlatinum 4

Source: April 2020 Ranked Season Details

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