MTG Arena Deck Builder’s Advanced Search Feature Guide

Did you know that MTG Arena’s deck builder can do much more than just search for the card’s name? For example, if you type TOU>=6 Q>1, you will see creature cards with toughness greater or equal to 6 that you own more than 1 copy of. Learn the search operators below provided by the game’s developers so you can navigate your collection and build decks with more ease. Don’t forget to bookmark this page for future reference!


Search Term

Each search term consists of a filter term, a comparison type and a value. Case sensitivity does not matter; capital letters and lowercase letters may be used interchangeably.

FilterComparisonValue
Power>4

Numerical Filters

Numerical Filter TermsDefinition
POW, POWERPower
TOU, TOUGHNESSToughness
R, RARITYRarity
CMCConverted Mana Cost
QNumber Owned
Numerical Comparison TypeDefinition
>Greater Than
<Less Than
>=Greater or Equal To
<=Lesser or Equal To
!=Does Not Equal
:Equal (same as = )
=Equal (same as : )
Rarity FiltersDefinition
M, MYTHICMythic Rare
R, RARERare
U, UNCOMMONUncommon
C, COMMONCommon

Text Filters

Text Filter TermsDefinition
TITLE, NAMECard Name
E, EDITION, SET, SExpansion Set
O, ORACLE, TEXTRules Text
T, TYPEType, Subtype, or Supertype
Text Comparison TypeDefinition
:Equal (same as = )
=Equal (same as : )

Searching by Color

Color Filter TermsDefinition
C, COLORFilter by Color
ID, IDENTITYFilter by Color Identity
ColorsDefinition
W, WHITEWhite
U, BLUEBlue
B, BLACKBlack
R. REDRed
G, GREENGreen

Note: A hybrid mana symbol is all of its component colors.

Color Comparison TypeDefinition
:Equal/Exactly (same as = )
=Equal/Exactly (same as : )
>All cards that contain the specified color/color identity and at least one other color.
>=All cards that contain the specified color/color identity.

Color vs. Color Identity

  • Color: A card’s color is the color/s of the mana symbols in its mana cost.
  • Color Identity: The color identity of a card is the color or colors of any mana symbols in that card’s mana cost or rules text, plus any colors defined by its characteristic-defining abilities or color indicator.

For example, searching “Color:Green” will only returns cards that have green (and only green) as part of their mana cost. “Identity:Green” will return cards that are the color green, as well as cards that have green as part of their color identity (e.g. Memorial to Unity).

Combining Colors

You may combine color letters in one search. For example, “Color:RG” will return cards that have both red and green as part of their mana cost (e.g. Cindervines). “Identity:RG” will return cards that that have red and green as part of their color identity (e.g. Gravel-Hide Goblin). As noted above, hybrid mana is a considered all of its component colors. To search for cards with hybrid mana as part of its mana cost, you must search for both colors (e.g. “Color:RG” will return Rubble Slinger, but “Color:R” or “Color:G” will not). The same is true for cards with hybrid mana as part of it’s color identity (e.g. “Identity:RG” will return Gruul Locket, but “Identity:G” and “Identity:R” will not.)

A Note on Comparison Operators

Comparison operators are strict!

  • Color:Green – This will returns cards that have exactly green (and only green) as part of their mana cost.
  • Color>Green – This will return cards that have at least green as part of their mana cost. This will not return cards that are exactly green.
  • Color>=Green – This will return cards that are exactly green and will return cards that have at least green as part of their mana cost.

Multiple Search Terms

AND

Multiple search filters separated by spaces will function as an “AND” search term. For example, “Power>4 CMC=3 Type=Creature” will return creatures that have a power greater than four AND a converted mana cost of three AND are a creature. “CMC=3 Power=3 -Color=Green” will return creatures that have a converted mana cost and power equal to three, but will exclude any green cards.

OR

You may also use the word “OR” to specify that any of the criteria can be met. For example, to get any card with power greater than four, plus all green cards, you can search “Power>4 OR Color:Green”.

COMBINING

You can combine multiple search terms with parenthesis. For example, “(Power>4 Color:Green) OR (Power<3 Color:Red)” will return all green cards with power four or greater as well as all red cards with power three or less.

QUOTES

If you wish to search for multiple words (a card title, section of rules text, etc.) you must wrap the word in quotes, e.g. “can’t be blocked”.

Advanced Filters

Advanced search works in congruence with the existing Advanced Filters options. If you have the Advanced Filters set to show only Guilds of Ravnica cards, and then you search for creatures (T:Creatures) the result will return only creatures from Guilds of Ravnica.

Source: Deck Builder: Advanced Search

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