Guides

Welcome to MTG Arena Zone’s guide section. This set of articles aims to help players from complete beginners with all that they need to start playing Magic: The Gathering, to experts on how to improve their gameplay. You will also find the latest premium deck guides that show you how to sideboard against common matchups!

Double Team Mechanic

Reminder Text When a creature with double team attacks, if it’s not a token, conjure a duplicate of the original into your hand, and then both cards lose double team. Description Double Team is a digital-only, Magic: the Gathering Arena…

Tenacious Pup Art by Brian Valeza

Boon Mechanic

Reminder Text A new-to-MTG Arena mechanic, not exclusive to the Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate set, boon is a way to represent delayed triggers, similar to an emblem, but once they trigger, they disappear. Description Boon is a digital-only, Magic: the Gathering Arena exclusive…

Specialize Mechanic

Reminder Text Pay mana and discard a color/land type of your choice to change your card to that new card with its effects (the change depends on which color you discarded). Description Specialize is a digital-only, Magic: the Gathering Arena…

Alchemy and Standard Rotation

MTG Standard Rotation Guide

What is Standard Rotation? With the advent of MTG Arena, Standard is the most accessible and widely played constructed format in Magic: The Gathering. Four Magic sets are released (one approximately every three months) and added to Standard each year, and subsequently…

MTG Arena: State of the Beta - August 2019

Renewal Rewards – 2022

Renewal Rewards are additional in-game rewards given to all players to help augment players’ collections with Standard legal cards when rotation happens on September each year. Players who are eligible for the Rewards will see the following icon in their…