Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)

Rix Maadi Reveler (RNA) Art by Sara-Winters
Rix Maadi Reveler (RNA) Art by Sara-Winters

In this article we explain what Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) are, how to obtain them and how they work as part of the MTG Arena economy.


What Are Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)?

Individual Card Rewards (abbreviated to ICRs) are single cards you obtain as a reward from Events and as a Daily Win bonus. Cards obtained via ICRs are of the Uncommon rarity, with a chance to be upgraded to either Rare or Mythic Rare, depending on the method they are earned.

ICRs are randomly chosen from the following standard sets, to prevent players from getting cards from sets that are rotating.

Guilds of RavnicaWar of the Spark
Ravnica AllegianceCore Set 2020

How do I Earn ICRs?

Daily Wins

See topic: Daily Wins

A total of 6 ICRs can be earned by winning games each day. They are rewarded on the 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and the 15th daily win. They are upgraded to Rare or Mythic Rare at the below rates:

RarityRate
Rare1:10
Mythic Rare1:80

To be more specific, once the ICR is upgraded to a Rare, it has a 1:8 chance for it to be upgraded to a Mythic Rare.

Events

Constructed events grant ICRs as a reward, with different rates of upgrade chances. The below tables show the rate of upgrade (from Uncommon ICR to Rare ICR) depending on the event you enter.

As with the daily win rewards, these upgrades have a 1:8 chance for it to be upgraded to a Mythic Rare.

Contructed Event

This is the BO1 event that is always available.

# of WinsGoldICR #1 Upgrade RateICR #2 Upgrade RateICR #3 Upgrade Rate
01005%1%1%
12005%1%1%
23005%1%1%
34005%1%1%
45005%1%1%
5600100%5%1%
6800100%100%5%
7100100%100%5%

Traditional Constructed Event

This is the BO3 event that is always available.

# of WinsGoldICR #1 Upgrade RateICR #2 Upgrade RateICR #3 Upgrade Rate
005%5%5%
150015%5%5%
2100015%5%5%
31500100%15%5%
41700100%15%5%
52100100%100%15%

Constructed Specialty Events

These are events that are usually available during weekends that use a different format other than Standard – for example Pauper, Singleton, and so on. These events are the best for grinding Rare cards, especially if you can consistently get 3 to 4 wins.

# of WinsGoldICR #1 Upgrade RateICR #2 Upgrade Rate
05015%1%
110020%5%
215025%10%
320035%15%
4250100%15%
5300100%15%

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Changelog

  • 16 July 2019 – 0.16.01.00: Section added.

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