Extra Life Event Guide and Decklists

Each year, Wizards of the Coast partners with the Extra Life charity to raise money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital in collaboration with the Magic: The Gathering community. In this event guide we explain what the charity is, how MTG Arena is involved and some fun casual decklists for the event. Read on to find out more!


Event Information

  • Duration: November 1 2019 at 8:00 AM PST – November 4 2019 at 8:00 AM PST* (end date not yet confirmed)
  • Format: Standard with Extra Life Emblem
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past your first win.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Event Rewards

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What is Extra Life?

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Extra Life 2019: Play Games. Heal Kids.

Purchase special sleeves in the MTG Arena store, and proceeds** will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital! On November 2, tune in to twitch.tv/magic for special guests and epic games.

To help celebrate, this event gives an extra life to both players (start at 21) and creatures (+0/+1).

**Charity item: Net proceeds donated to Extra Life benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital; purchase price less transaction fees.

Wizards of the Coast and the Magic: The Gathering community is set to raise money again via the Extra Life charity benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. This year there are more ways than ever before for players to donate and contribute to this cause. Find out more information regarding this year’s campaign on the official Magic: The Gathering Extra Life page.

For this event, players get one extra life and creatures get one extra toughness via the Extra Life Emblem:

Remember that this means your Lovestruck Beast would be almost impossible to attack with!

Extra Life MTG Arena Sleeves

There are five different My Little Pony and Extra Life sleeves that you can purchase from the in-game store for $3.99 USD each, and their proceeds also contribute towards to the charity. They are available for a limited time between October 28 and November 4!

Content Creator Campaign

There will be a “competition” between Magic: The Gathering streamers and content creators to see whose community can raise the most for the Extra Life Magic Team. The top eight teams at the end of the event will receive in-game MTG Arena codes distributed evenly among all team members to give out to their community as they see fit for an Inspiring Veteran card style.

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Extra Life Decklists

Here are three fun casual decklists you can use for the event! Since you only really need one win, of course any deck would probably suffice but here we have some build-around strategies MTG players generally enjoy in a non-competitive setting. If you have some spare cards you aren’t using, then gives these a whirl! Otherwise, browse our Standard deck section.

Wrapping Up

We have the Festival of the Fae Standard Artisan event also coming up soon, so keep an eye out for our usual guide and decklists for the event that will you grab those sweet Showcase Card Styles.

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