MTG Arena Trackers and Plugins Guide
Magic: The Gathering Arena trackers are fan-made, third party applications that provide MTG Arena players with various information obtained from the in-game logs or external sources. It is used to compliment features not already in the game, but not provide unfair advantage over your opponents. This guide will help you make an informed decision when trying out the numerous ones currently available, outlining their benefits and weaknesses. You will also find a link to our full review, if there is one – our eventual goal is to review and keep them updated.
The comparison table below is from sourced from MTG Wiki. It lists the applications that will be covered in this guide and breaks down their major features. Some players even use multiple trackers at the same time to compliment each other!
|Feature||17Lands||MTGAHelper||MTGA Assistant||MTG Arena Pro||MTG Arena Tool||Untapped.gg|
|Favorite land art when importing deck||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Deck Viewer / Analysis||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Draft Viewer / Helper (Quick draft)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Draft Viewer / Helper (Human draft)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Drafts to play before boosters calculator||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|Mastery pass Calculator||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Enter your own Limited ratings||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|In-Game Deck Tracking||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|No Account Required||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
Most third party applications require access to the detailed MTG Arena log files to function. Please check the individual program’s documentation for more details.
- Go to Options
- Click on the Account link on the bottom
- Check the “Detailed Logs (Plugin Support)” option on the bottom
17Lands is the currently best tracker available to support limited (sealed and draft) players. They aggregate and share data collected from players, so that we can understand their own performance in much more fine detail. It will record your draft decks and their statistics, and more recently introducing the match replay feature that you can go back and study! You can also build your own limited tier list, view each limited format’s metagame and see how much each archetype is being drafted, draft pick order, and more.
MTGAHelper is both a comprehensive deck and collection tracker for MTG Arena. It has all the bells and whistles including overlay, deck win rate and statistics, and even a draft helper that aggregates limited ratings from various sources. Perhaps the biggest strength of this application is its ability to track your collection and economy so that you can make the most out of your Gems and Gold. It will even let you know what popular decks you can build with your current collection and what you are missing. It currently does not collect data from its users to present to users, however.
MTGA Assistant is the latest tracker from AetherHub, and is a MTG Arena deck tracker, draft helper, collection summary, deck statistics, and provides metagame analytics that aims to integrate all its features on to their existing website. It runs via Overwolf, another third party application where you can download other third party extensions for other games also. They also regularly host competitions, such as the Mythic ladder competition and affiliate programs for content creators for promoting their app.
MTGA Pro Tracker is one of the first MTG Arena trackers to hit the market, and has most of the basic features a player may need. It has its own overlay, deck and collection tracker. Their focus is aggregating information for their website, giving players the ability to discover decks and detailed statistics on individual cards.
MTG Arena Tool is another early MTG Arena tracker to reach the market. It is a collection browser, a deck tracker and a statistics manager. It has most features the other apps currently have, but its biggest strength is in allowing players explore and discover decks other players are brewing and what you can build with your current collection. It also aggregates game data on its website to show the overall metagame of the major formats.
Untapped.gg is the MTG Arena tracker being developed by the team from HSReplay.net. Its deck tracker has the most slick user interface in the market, giving you access to the usual overlay, personal statistics and a draft helper that displays expert card ratings. They have recently expanded their features with access to global statistics including ones for individual matchups and cards. You can view the BO1 Standard tier list and decklists up to Platinum rank for free, but all other data requires a subscription starting at $5 USD per month.
Many players love analyzing, optimizing and tracking their in-game performance, and some may not even find the need for one. The tracker you decide to use will come down to the amount of features, interface, personal preference, and level of support. Hopefully one day, we may even see some of these great features make their way on to the actual client.
Do you use a tracker yourself? What is your current preference? Would you consider switching after reading this guide? Which tracker would you like us to review next? Let us know what you think in the comments below.