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MTG Arena Decathlon Event Guide and Schedule

MTG Arena Decathlon Event Guide and Schedule – 2023

Our complete guide for MTG Arena's 2023 edition of the Decathlon event, its 10 preliminary events, and the finals. Check out the full schedule and guides here.

MTG Arena will be hosting a special series of events called the Decathlon. Ten events with a variety of formats spanning fifteen days will be culminating to one final event for a chance to win some big prizes, including up to two copies of each card in the upcoming Phyrexia: All Will Be One set! This guide will contain everything you need to know about this event including the schedule, rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.


Overview

From January 1 to January 16, there will be a total of ten Preliminary Decathlon events. Two are released every three days, each from a variety of MTG Arena formats – from constructed to limited, and both best of one and best of three.

Each event costs 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems to enter, and you can enter each one as much as you like. The final win from each Decathlon will grant you an unique Decathlon Finals Token for that event. Collecting these tokens from each event will grant you entries to the Decathlon Finals event depending on how much you earn:

  • 0-2 Unique Decathlon tokens has no prize (beyond the Bronze Sundering Titan sleeves recieved from entering a Decathlon event)
  • 3 Unique Decathlon tokens earns 1 Arena Decathlon Finals entry + the Silver Sundering Titan Sleeve
  • 7 Unique Decathlon tokens earns 2 Arena Decathlon Finals entries + the Silver Sundering Titan Sleeve
  • 10 Unique Decathlon tokens earns 2 Arena Decathlon Finals entries + the Silver Sundering Titan Sleeve + the Gold Sundering Titan Sleeve + 10 Play-In Points
Decathlete sleeve with armored gladiator leaping into a fight

The Decathlon Finals is where you will see the most prestigious rewards: One copy of every card in Phyrexia: All Will Be One, Phage, the Untouchable avatar, Core Set 2021 basic lands, sleeves, draft tokens, and Wildcards. They are detailed in the rewards section below.

You can also find the complete event information provided by Wizards of the Coast here.


Decathlon Event Schedule and Formats

You can click on the event name to go straight to our event guide!

EventDateFormat
Decathlon 1January 1 – January 4Best of One Phantom Jump In!
Decathlon 2January 1 – January 4Pauper
Decathlon 3January 4 – January 7Dominaria, Dominaria United, and The Brothers’ War Phantom Sealed
Decathlon 4January 4 – January 7Best of One Standard with “Gift Bag” Emblem
Decathlon 5January 7 – January 10The Brothers’ War Phantom Traditional Draft
Decathlon 6January 7 – January 10Best of One Alchemy
Decathlon 7January 10 – January 13Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Phantom Bot Draft
Decathlon 8January 10 – January 13Best of Three Traditional Explorer
Decathlon 9January 13 – January 16Best of One Mixed Up Pack Phantom Omniscience Bot Draft
Decathlon 10January 13 – January 16On the Edge: Streets of New Capenna, Dominaria United, and The Brothers’ War
Decathlon FinalsJanuary 21 – January 22Best of Three Phantom Duplicate Sealed

Decathlon Event Rewards

The ten Decathlon events will either be best-of-one or best-of-three (“Traditional”), and their reward structure will differ slightly. Players will receive the Arena Decathlete Sleeve just for entering the event.

Collect tokens from all ten Arena Decathlon preliminary events, and you’ll score the Gold Sundering Titan sleeve when entering the Arena Decathlon Finals that proclaims your mastery of MTG Arena game modes whenever you display it in battle!

Best-of-One Events

WinsReward
7 wins4,000 Gold + Decathlon token
5-6 wins3 packs
3–4 wins2 packs
1-2 wins1 pack
0 winsNo rewards
Entry RewardBronze Sundering Titan Sleeve

Best-of-Three Events

WinsReward
5 wins4,000 Gold + Decathlon token
4 wins3 packs
2-3 wins2 packs
1 Win1 pack
0 winsNo rewards
Entry RewardBronze Sundering Titan Sleeve

Pack Rewards

Packs awarded during Decathlon events can be from sets legal in Historic, Standard, and can even include the new Alchemy: Innistrad packs:

  • Standard main set: 40%
  • Non-Standard main set pack: 40%
  • Alchemy set – 10%
  • Mythic pack: 10%

Decathlon Finals Event Rewards

Earning an entry to the Arena Decathlon Finals also gets you the Silver Sundering Titan sleeve when you enter the event.

WinsReward
4 winsVoucher for one of every card in Phyrexia: All Will Be One
4 Mythic rare wildcards
4 Rare wildcards
Phage the Untouchable avatar
4 Player Draft tokens
5 Showcase basic lands from Core Set 2021 lands
4 Rare wildcards
3 wins4 Mythic rare wildcards
4 Rare wildcards
Phage the Untouchable avatar
4 Player Draft tokens
5 Showcase basic lands from Core Set 2021
2 winsPhage the Untouchable avatar
4 Player Draft tokens
5 Showcase basic lands from Core Set 2021
1 win5 Showcase basic lands from Core Set 2021
0 winsNo reward

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Cards

The Phyrexia: All Will Be One prize includes a single copy of each card in the set, but can be won twice with two entries. Delivered upon set release February 7, 2023.

Sundering Titan Sleeves

Core Set 2021 Showcase Basic Lands

Phage the Untouchable Avatar


Decathlon 1

  • Duration: January 1, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Best of One Phantom Jump In!
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

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Decathlon 2

  • Duration: January 1, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Pauper
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide

Please note, this event was intended to allow all commons from MTG Arena but a bug in the event is causing it to only allow Standard cards.


Decathlon 3

Guide


Decathlon 4

  • Duration: January 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Best of One Standard with “Gift Bag” Emblem
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Gift Bag Emblem

At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one that hasn’t been chosen:

  • Create a Treasure token.
  • Create a Clue token.
  • Create a Food token.

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Decathlon 5

  • Duration: January 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: The Brothers’ War Phantom Traditional Draft
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 6

  • Duration: January 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Best of One Alchemy
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 7

  • Duration: January 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 13, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Phantom Bot Draft
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

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Decathlon 8

  • Duration: January 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 13, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Best of Three Traditional Explorer
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 9

  • Duration: January 13, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 16, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Best of One Mixed Up Pack Phantom Omniscience Bot Draft
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 5 wins or 2 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO1)

Draft from packs of mixed cards from across MTG Arena and build a 40-card deck. All spells can be cast for no mana!

Guide


Decathlon 10

  • Duration: January 13, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 16, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: On the Edge: Streets of New Capenna, Dominaria United, and The Brothers War
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon Finals

  • Duration: January 21, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – January 22, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Best of Three Phantom Duplicate Sealed
  • Entry Fee: 1 Arena Decathlon Finals Entry Token
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO3)

Each player will receive an identical pool of cards to build their deck. There are many possible decks, so choose wisely!

Guide

Past Events

MTG Arena will be hosting a special series of events called the Decathlon. Ten events with a variety of formats spanning fifteen days will be culminating to one final event for a chance to win some big prizes, including a copy of each card in the upcoming Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set! This guide will contain everything you need to know about this event including the schedule, rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.


Overview

From December 18 to January 1, there will be a total of ten Decathlon events. Two are released every three days, each from a variety of MTG Arena formats – from constructed to limited, and both best of one and best of three.

Each event costs 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems to enter, and you can enter each one as much as you like. The final (seventh) win from each Decathlon will grant you an unique Decathlon Finals Token for that event. Collecting these tokens from each event will grant you entries to the Decathlon Finals event depending on how much you earn:

  • 3 Unique Decathlon tokens earns 1 Arena Decathlon Finals entry
  • 6 Unique Decathlon tokens earns 2 Arena Decathlon Finals entries
  • 8 Unique Decathlon tokens earns 3 Arena Decathlon Finals entries
  • 10 Unique Decathlon tokens earns 3 Arena Decathlon Finals entries + Invitation to the February 2022 Qualifier Weekend
Decathlete sleeve with armored gladiator leaping into a fight

The Decathlon Finals is where you will see the most prestigious rewards: One copy of every card in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Jace, the Mind Sculptor avatar, Unhinged basic lands, sleeves, draft tokens, and Wildcards. They are detailed in the rewards section below.

You can also find the complete event information provided by Wizards of the Coast here.


Decathlon Event Schedule and Formats

You can click on the event name to go straight to our event guide!

EventDateFormat
Decathlon 1December 18 – December 21Alchemy
Decathlon 2December 18 – December 21Phantom Innistrad Sealed
Decathlon 3December 21 – December 24Phantom Traditional Draft Innistrad: Crimson Vow
Decathlon 4December 21 – December 24Preconstructed New Player Decks
Decathlon 5December 24 – December 27Phantom Zendikar Rising Bot Draft
Decathlon 6December 24 – December 27Historic Artisan
Decathlon 7December 27 – December 30Historic
Decathlon 8December 27 – December 30Alchemy Singleton
Decathlon 9December 30 – January 2Traditional Standard
Decathlon 10December 30 – January 2Phantom Strixhaven: School of Mages Turbo Draft
Decathlon FinalsJanuary 8 – January 9Phantom Traditional Arena Cube Draft

Decathlon Event Rewards

The ten Decathlon events will either be best-of-one or best-of-three (“Traditional”), and their reward structure will differ slightly. Players will receive the Arena Decathlete Sleeve just for entering the event.

Best-of-One Events

WinsReward
7 wins3,000 Gold + Decathlon token
6 wins3 packs
5 wins2 packs
3–4 wins1 pack
0–2 winsNo rewards
Entry RewardArena Decathlete Sleeve

Best-of-Three Events

WinsReward
5 wins3,000 Gold + Decathlon token
4 wins2 packs
3 wins1 pack
0–2 winsNo rewards
Entry RewardArena Decathlete Sleeve

Arena Decathlete Sleeve

Decathlete sleeve with armored gladiator leaping into a fight

Pack Rewards

Packs awarded during Decathlon events can be from sets legal in Historic, Standard, and can even include the new Alchemy: Innistrad packs:

  • Alchemy: Innistrad pack: 20%
  • Standard set pack: 40%
  • Historic set pack: 40%

Decathlon Finals Event Rewards

WinsReward
7 wins• 1 Complete set of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
Jace, the Mind Sculptor avatar
• 4 Mythic rare wildcards
• Gold Medal sleeve
• 3 Player Draft tokens
• 5 Unhinged basic lands
• 4 Rare wildcards
6 winsJace, the Mind Sculptor avatar
• 4 Mythic rare wildcards
• Gold Medal sleeve
• 3 Player Draft tokens
• 5 Unhinged basic lands
• 4 Rare wildcards
5 wins• 4 Mythic rare wildcards
• Gold Medal sleeve
• 3 Player Draft tokens
• 5 Unhinged basic lands
• 4 Rare wildcards
4 wins• Gold Medal sleeve
• 3 Player Draft tokens
• 5 Unhinged basic lands
• 4 Rare wildcards
3 wins• 3 Player Draft tokens
• 5 Unhinged basic lands
• 4 Rare wildcards
2 wins• 5 Unhinged basic lands
• 4 Rare wildcards
1 win4 Rare wildcards
0 winsNo reward
Entry RewardSilver Medal sleeve

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Cards

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The Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty prize includes a single copy of each card in the set and is limited to one set per account only (even if you win the event multiple times). Delivered upon set release February 10, 2022.

Medal Sleeves

Unhinged Basic Lands

Jace, the Mind Sculptor Avatar

Jace the Mind Sculptor avatar

Decathlon 1

  • Duration: December 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 21, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 2

  • Duration: December 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 21, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Phantom Innistrad Sealed
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 3

  • Duration: December 22*, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 24, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Phantom Traditional Draft Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 5 wins or 2 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO3)

Guide

  • We do not have a specific guide for this event, but please refer to our Limited Tier List for an overview of all the card ratings to help with your picks. We also have a lot of Crimson Vow Draft content here.
  • The event has been postponed until December 22*, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST due to an issue.

Decathlon 4

  • Duration: December 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 24, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Preconstructed New Player Decks
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 5

  • Duration: December 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 27, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Phantom Zendikar Rising Bot Draft
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 6

  • Duration: December 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 27, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Historic Artisan
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 7

  • Duration: December 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 30, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Historic
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 8

  • Duration: December 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – December 30, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 9

  • Duration: December 30, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – January 2, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Traditional Standard
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 5 wins or 2 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon 10

  • Duration: December 30, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – January 2, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Phantom Strixhaven: School of Mages Turbo Draft
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Guide


Decathlon Finals

  • Duration: January 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – January 9, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Phantom Traditional Arena Cube Draft
  • Entry Fee: 1 Arena Decathlon Finals Entry Token
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO3)

Guide

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