Dan Troha, Draftsim boss, at a Grand Prix

Who is this site for?

If you want to get better at limited, you’ve come to the right place. And if you like to nerd out on data, math, and stats, then Draftsim is definitely for you.

If you want to feel confident before going to your first prerelease or FNM, Draftsim is for you. If you feel like you could use a little help drafting on MTG Arena, then Draftsim is definitely for you.

And if you just want to get in some quick and dirty draft practice without having to get a bunch of friends together, then you’re in the right place. (Shh, I won’t tell your boss you’re on Draftsim at work)

You’ll feel better prepared and armed before you play on MTG Arena or go to your next FNM, Prerelease, or Grand Prix/MagicFest.

The origin story

Why should you care about what you see on Draftsim? I’ve been playing Magic on and off for over 20 years. After many years of practicing and struggling to break through competitively, I finally hit one my life’s goals in 2018 by top 8ing a limited GP and playing on the Pro Tour. And I think that if you put in dedicated time and effort, you can achieve similar results.

As we all know, Magic is an incredibly rich and complex game and I’m still learning a lot every day. On Draftsim, I plan to share everything I Iearn with you. I love limited so much and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing than drafting all the time. But a close second to that is running a website about drafting.

Back in 2016, I took over Draftsim from its original founder Daniel Brooks. I knew he’d really created a gem. Draftsim was — and is — an awesome draft simulator. But I want to make it so much more than that – the ultimate resource for everything limited Magic on the internet.

So, where do I start?

Draftsim is best known for is its stellar draft and sealed simulator. You can practice drafting (or sealed) for free at any time against computer AI opponents. If you’re curious how it works, check out the methodology and the faq

More recently, I’ve been producing a series of in-depth data analysis articles with some awesome co-collaborators.

If you play MTG Arena, the Draftsim Arena MTG Arena overlay Arena Tutor is absolutely essential. It’s like having an expert drafter over your shoulder – it will give you AI-based pick recommendations and helps you keep track of all your matches and decks.

Finally, for each set I publish a pick order tier list. You can quickly and easily get an idea about what the best cards in the set are and how highly you should take them during a booster draft.

How do I get more of that juicy Draftsim content?:

Be sure to follow Draftsim on social media to find out when we publish new articles and features for our software: Facebook, Twitter. We also run a Twitter account called Limited Decklists that is constantly sharing the hottest winning draft decks.

And if you want to discuss limited with other Draftsim fans, we’ve got a Discord channel and a subreddit. If you use Draftsim a lot, please give to our Patreon campaign. Any support is greatly appreciated.

To get in touch directly, drop me a line on the contact page.

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I’ll let you know when new sets come out on the draft simulator or when we publish our totally awesome, in-depth draft data analysis articles. PS: As a special bonus, you’ll receive Draftim’s free tip sheet of combat tricks to help you study when new sets come out