Arena Base Set (ANB) Expansion Overview


Arena Base Set is a set of cards that are part of the mono-colored New Player Experience (NPE) decks given to players after the initial tutorial and extra cards given out during the Color Challenges. There are a 116 cards in total including Basic Lands, featuring cards with simpler designs to teach new players the basic rules and mechanics of Magic: The Gathering.

Set Details

  • Release date: August 13, 2020 (Patch Notes)
  • Expansion code: ANB
  • Expansion symbol: ANB
  • Set size: 116
    • 68 Commons
    • 23 Uncommons
    • 20 Rares
    • 5 Basic Lands

Set Information

  • This is a set of non-rotating cards that can be used in MTG Arena’s best-of-one Standard formats.
  • All existing players have received the new base set cards in their collection and the New Player Experience (NPE) decks on August 13, 2020. Any cards needed for these decks that players have not collected yet have been granted (but not given additional copies).
  • Many cards are reprints from other expansions, but some are unique to this set that you cannot find elsewhere (see the list below the card gallery).
  • The current MTG Arena collection system means that you can only obtain additional copies of these cards via Wildcard crafting.
  • You can use any version of the card in the format that it is legal in.

New Player Experience (NPE) Decklists

Arena Base Set (ANB) Card List

Unique Cards

These are cards currently not found in any other sets in MTG Arena and can thus can only be obtained via Wildcards.


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Yoy Nxnd
Yoy Nxnd
1 month ago

So there’s now cards in Arena bo1 Standard that aren’t in bo3 or paper Standard? That seems really odd

1 month ago
Reply to  Yoy Nxnd

totally agree- the lengths they go to to not add new queues to arena is staggering. There rightfully should be a new player queue where only these decks/ cards can be played, but they dont want to dilute the player base into more queues.

1 month ago

Hurloon Minotaur and Scathe Zombies! Noice!