Last updated on March 18, 2022

Fblthp, the Lost - Illustration by Jesper Ejsing

Fblthp, the Lost | Illustration by Jesper Ejsing

Every so often, you’ll see an MTG Arena Cube event pop up in our Arena event calendar. Maybe you’ve built a cube in the past, or, if you’re like me, you weren’t really all that familiar with Cube before it was introduced to Arena. So, what is this format, how does it work, and where did it come from? Let’s talk about that.

The Full Story of Cube, Simplified

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So, Cube. It’s pretty simple, in that it’s basically a custom draft format. A “cube” is created containing whatever cards the organizer wants to include (360 is the recommended size of a cube for beginners, which can support eight players just like a regular draft), usually using powerful cards.

Players then pick cards to build their deck one at a time from rotating 15-card packs that use cards from the cube, just like you would in draft. After the game, the cards go back to the cube. Basically, Cube is a custom draft game where the players use the organizer’s cards and then give them back afterwards.

Some cubes follow other themes or restrictions or are built around specific archetypes/synergies. Cube is also generally singleton, meaning there’s only one copy of each card in the cube. We’ll get to all that in just a bit, though.

MTG Arena and Cube: The Juicy Details

Arena’s Cube is Historic, mainly to offer a larger card pool (550, if you were wondering). Standard Cube is a thing but the format is much better with a larger card pool. On top of that, Alchemy cards are also part of the cube, though only the rebalanced versions on those cards are available.

Since MTGA has sets from Ixalan forward along with the Historic anthologies and remasters of Kaladesh and Amonkhet, it makes the most sense to have a Historic Cube event. It’s generally more fun and provides more variety and opportunity for interesting/unique gameplay that you just can’t get in any of the other formats on Arena. Which, really, is the biggest appeal for Cube to begin with.

The best example of this is Vintage Cube, which you can play on MTG Online. There’s plenty of different ways to create a cube, with different “rules” and requirements going into it. Pauper Cube includes only common cards, Legacy Cube allows cards from all sets,  and Powered Cube (referring to the Power 9 cards) uses cards considered “too powerful” in other cubes.

Power 9 cards

Now that we’ve covered the “technical” side of Cube on MTG Arena, let’s jump into the event itself.

MTG Arena Cube

Rewards

BO1

# of WinsRewards
02 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
1500 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
21,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
32,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
43,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
54,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs
65,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs
76,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs

BO3

# of WinsRewards
02 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
12 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
24,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
36,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs

General Play and Deck Building Tips

By Draftsim Head Honcho Dan Troha

Having had a chance to play the cube a little now, it seems to be mostly about splashy, powerful cards and incredible engines.

You need to have a cohesive deck with a very well defined plan. This is not normal limited, it’s “Standard Lite” — so you want a mini-Standard deck. Don’t throw together two colors worth of “good cards,” or you will likely start losing.

The cube has many limited all-stars of sets past (the “Incredible Bombs” category in the Draftsim card ratings), and many of those cards continue to be bombs in the cube. A card that was incredibly powerful by itself in draft, such as The Immortal Sun still is insane in cube. You want to take these bombs early and draft your decks around them. Other examples are Patient Rebuilding and planeswalkers.

Patient Rebuilding | Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

Patient Rebuilding | Illustration by Magali Villeneuve

A real bomb provides card advantage and is a win condition!

Planeswalkers appear a lot more than they do in typical limited. This means that your deck needs to have a way to deal with them, either through establishing an early board presence, having evasion, or having flexible removal spells that are capable of interacting with them. I’ve even liked Redcap Melee a lot more than I expected because it cheaply nukes planeswalkers.

Maybe it goes without saying, but you should be taking planeswalkers highly and putting them in your own deck, too. Some of the War of the Spark uncommons are a little less good or have niche roles, but they’re still playable.

Don’t put “just stats” or semi-vanilla creatures in your deck just to have creatures. They should be generating value. So—unless you’re an aggro deck—basically every creature you grab should generate a two- or three-for-one or be part of some insane engine.

Many of the planeswalkers and cards in the cube generate copious amounts of tokens. Especially if you are a controlling or ramp style deck, it is crucial to have a couple sweepers in your deck to come back from when the board gets out of control.

Unlike regular versions on the cube, this one has tons of mana fixers. This means playing 3+ colors is very easy if you want to dip your toes around. But there’s a catch: you need to prioritize lands before spells.

Let’s say you’re deciding between a medium power level spell like Elder Gargaroth and a Triome on your initial picks. The land should be your pick; Gargaroth is more replaceable since you won’t run out of powerful spells. I’ll go over this in more detail a little further down.

Here are some key cards in the cube before we move on to archetypes:

Archetypes

Archetypes updated for January 2022 Cube by David Royale

If you’ve been winning with anything I haven’t mentioned here, be sure to leave a comment on this article or Tweet at Limited Decks so we can all see! For now, let’s talk about what archetypes are supported in the Arena Cube this time around.

If you have experience drafting, you’ll definitely recognize some of these strategies. The great thing about Cube is that there are so many overlapping strategies. Here are some of the main deck archetypes to look out for when drafting.

Mono-Colored

Mono-colored decks are builds with just one color in the entire list with little to no splash. The most powerful are mono-red and mono-white followed by green, black, and finally blue holding last place in terms of power level.

Embercleave

What sets mono-red apart from the others is the presence of Embercleave in the cube. This card can win games on the spot, and nothing does its job better than this legendary equipment. It also has access to powerful haste creatures in the form of dragons that can pressure your opponents in the latest stages of the game. On top of that there’s a ton of spot removal that can hit your opponent’s face by dealing direct damage to them.

Mono-white has its tools, building cheap boards with a mix of creatures and tokens and finishing the game with pump spells or combat tricks.

Phyrexian Obliterator

Mono-black has access to removal, giant creatures, and discard packages along with a pseudo-reanimator package.Phyrexian Obliterator is a clear sign that this archetype is open.

Ulvenwald Hydra

Mono-green can be drafted two different ways: aggro or ramp. The aggro version relies on cheap and oppressive creatures to get the upper hand in the early stages of the game including combat tricks and punch spells. The ramp version relies on ramp spells and creatures that add mana to cast big spells like Eldrazi or cheap early threats like Ulvenwald Hydra.

Mono-blue is the last on this list, and it’s the weaker color since it’s harder to properly assemble. The best way to do it is to prioritize cheap value creatures with flash and put yourself into the tempo role. The problem with this is the removal; it’s too narrow since a big spell resolved is painful to come back from. Your plan is to counter everything before that happens, but it’s tough if you let something slip through or if you’re on the draw and can’t answer a Ranger Class, for example.

Being mono-color is a good bet. If you spot that it’s being under-drafted early in the cube you’ll end up with a compelling deck. But be warned: this strategy excels the best in BO1 since hand smoothing helps a lot and it’s easier to curve out.

Big Creatures and Reanimate Effects

This archetype relies on discarding and reanimating spells to get on its feet. This can take a while since you need to dig for your pieces to get things going. Because of that, you also need to prioritize removal to not die in the process.

Unburial Rites

Your best cards are in the Mardu () colors, so look to prioritize fixing them. You could also go the Grixis () or Esper () colors if you’re looking to build a more control version. The latter is the preferred version since it gives you access to Unburial Rites.

Control

Scholar of the Lost Trove

Control is a mix of big value spells that trade 2-for-1 for your opponents, counterspells, board wipes, and spot removal. You can easily find yourself playing less than five creatures in this archetype since you don’t rely on them too much. Except for Scholar of the Lost Trove, a key card for this archetype. Control is where planeswalkers shine, so these are usually your win conditions.

This archetype is easy to play in more than a color pair. You’ll be primarily blue followed by red or black and white. Green is the only color that doesn’t synergize too well with this kind of strategy, so you shouldn’t look to play a Simic () control build.

Prioritize fixing, removal, and big spells if you want to dive into this one. And spoiler alert: Grixis is the best color combination for control.

Sacrifice Effects

Blood Artist

This archetype relies on Blood Artist effects to kill your opponents. It synergizes particularly well in the Mardu colors and exceeds it in Rakdos () since its multicolor cards are the best at getting the job done.

5-Color Nonsense

This is probably the most fun and challenging archetype to draft. You want to focus almost all of your initial picks on lands. Except for signature spells that have four or five colors.

Oracle of Mul Daya

You usually also want green as your primary color since most of its ramp and fixing is there. Not to mention that some creatures, like Oracle of Mul Daya, let you play multiple lands from the top of your library.

Multicolor Support

Like with every cube, you always have your 3-plus-color pile of good stuff. This happens when you pick bomb after bomb, grab a land base to support it, and run all the goodies. Sometimes good cards are just good.

You also have Golos, Tireless Pilgrim and Niv-Mizzet Reborn to build around if you wanted. And Chromatic Lantern to round out your mana.

The Complete Card List for Arena’s Cube Draft

ColorCard name
WhiteAdanto Vanguard
WhiteA-Luminarch Aspirant
WhiteAlseid of Life’s Bounty
WhiteAmbitious Farmhand
WhiteAngel of Invention
WhiteAngel of Sanctions
WhiteApproach of the Second Sun
WhiteBanishing Light
WhiteBasri Ket
WhiteBasri’s Lieutenant
WhiteBrutal Cathar
WhiteCast Out
WhiteCathars’ Crusade
WhiteCharming Prince
WhiteClarion Spirit
WhiteCleansing Nova
WhiteConclave Tribunal
WhiteDauntless Bodyguard
WhiteCathar Commando
WhiteDoomskar
WhiteElesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
WhiteElite Spellbinder
WhiteElspeth Conquers Death
WhiteDancing Sword
WhiteEmeria’s Call
WhiteEphemerate
WhiteFelidar Retreat
WhiteEsper Sentinel
WhiteFaithful Disciple
WhiteGiant Killer
WhiteFateful Absence
WhiteGods Willing
WhiteIcingdeath, Frost Tyrant
WhiteHeliod’s Intervention
WhiteHeliod, Sun-Crowned
WhiteHistory of Benalia
WhiteIsamaru, Hound of Konda
WhiteKabira Takedown
WhiteLegion’s Landing
WhiteIntrepid Adversary
WhiteLyra Dawnbringer
WhiteMana Tithe
WhiteMangara, the Diplomat
WhiteMaul of the Skyclaves
WhiteRestoration Angel
WhiteMikaeus, the Lunarch
WhiteMinistrant of Obligation
WhiteSerra the Benevolent
WhiteOverwhelming Splendor
WhiteSerra’s Emissary
WhitePride of Conquerors
WhiteRanger of Eos
WhiteRealm-Cloaked Giant
WhiteReidane, God of the Worthy
WhiteRemorseful Cleric
WhiteSeal Away
WhiteShelter
WhiteTeleportation Circle
WhiteSelfless Savior
WhiteSettle the Wreckage
WhiteShaile, Dean of Radiance
WhiteShepherd of the Flock
WhiteVanquish the Horde
WhiteSkyclave Apparition
WhiteSkyclave Cleric
WhiteWelcoming Vampire
WhiteStarnheim Unleashed
WhiteSwift Response
WhiteSwords to Plowshares
WhiteTeferi’s Protection
WhiteThalia, Guardian of Thraben
WhiteThe Birth of Meletis
WhiteThraben Inspector
WhiteUnbreakable Formation
WhiteUsher of the Fallen
WhiteValorous Stance
WhiteVenerated Loxodon
BlueAlirios, Enraptured
BlueA-Alrund’s Epiphany
BlueAlrund, God of the Cosmos
BlueClone Crafter
BlueAugur of Bolas
BlueBaral’s Expertise
BlueBaral, Chief of Compliance
BlueBehold the Multiverse
BlueBeyeen Veil
BlueConsider
BlueDelver of Secrets
BlueBrainstorm
BlueBrazen Borrower
BlueBrineborn Cutthroat
BlueBubble Snare
BlueCensor
BlueChampion of Wits
BlueChart a Course
BlueCommit // Memory
BlueDiscover the Formula
BlueCounterspell
BlueDisallow
BlueDisdainful Stroke
BlueDismiss
BlueFading Hope
BlueGeistwave
BlueHard Evidence
BlueHullbreaker Horror
BlueFolio of Fancies
BlueGlasspool Mimic
BlueHieroglyphic Illumination
BlueInscription of Insight
BlueInto the Roil
BlueJace, Wielder of Mysteries
BlueLier, Disciple of the Drowned
BlueLay Claim
BlueMemory Lapse
BlueMalevolent Hermit
BlueMidnight Clock
BlueMultiple Choice
BlueMythos of Illuna
BlueNeutralize
BlueNimble Obstructionist
BlueMan-o’-War
BlueOpt
BluePact of Negation
BluePatient Rebuilding
BluePteramander
BlueRuin Crab
BlueSaw It Coming
BlueScholar of the Lost Trove
BlueSea Gate Restoration
BlueSea Gate Stormcaller
BlueSearch for Azcanta
BlueShark Typhoon
BlueMemory Deluge
BlueSilundi Vision
BlueSiren Stormcaller
BlueSpectral Sailor
BlueSpell Pierce
BlueSphinx of Foresight
BlueSublime Epiphany
BlueSupreme Will
BlueTeferi’s Tutelage
BlueMind Flayer
BlueTezzeret, Artifice Master
BlueThassa’s Intervention
BlueThassa’s Oracle
BlueThassa, Deep-Dwelling
BlueMulldrifter
BluePoppet Stitcher
BlueThryx, the Sudden Storm
BlueTime Warp
BlueTorrential Gearhulk
BlueSuspicious Stowaway
BlueThirst for Discovery
BlueWarkite Marauder
BlackAcquisitions Expert
BlackAgadeem’s Awakening
BlackCursebound Witch
BlackEbondeath, Dracolich
BlackAyara, First of Locthwain
BlackBaleful Mastery
BlackBastion of Remembrance
BlackBlood Artist
BlackBlood for Bones
BlackBloodchief’s Thirst
BlackBolas’s Citadel
BlackFoul Play
BlackCallous Bloodmage
BlackChainer’s Edict
BlackGraveyard Trespasser
BlackInfernal Grasp
BlackCruel Reality
BlackCryptbreaker
BlackDemonic Pact
BlackDemonic Tutor
BlackDisfigure
BlackJadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia
BlackDoomed Necromancer
BlackDread Wanderer
BlackDusk Legion Zealot
BlackLolth, Spider Queen
BlackMorbid Opportunist
BlackElspeth’s Nightmare
BlackErebos’s Intervention
BlackFatal Push
BlackFeed the Swarm
BlackTainted Adversary
BlackGifted Aetherborn
BlackGod-Eternal Bontu
BlackGonti, Lord of Luxury
BlackGray Merchant of Asphodel
BlackGutterbones
BlackHagra Mauling
BlackHeartless Act
BlackInquisition of Kozilek
BlackInscription of Ruin
BlackKnight of the Ebon Legion
BlackLanguish
BlackLiliana, Waker of the Dead
BlackMalakir Rebirth
BlackMassacre Wurm
BlackMidnight Reaper
BlackMire Triton
BlackMurderous Rider
BlackMythos of Nethroi
BlackThe Meathook Massacre
BlackNoxious Gearhulk
BlackNullpriest of Oblivion
BlackPelakka Predation
BlackPhyrexian Arena
BlackPhyrexian Obliterator
BlackPoison the Cup
BlackPriest of Forgotten Gods
BlackProfessor Onyx
BlackRankle, Master of Pranks
BlackReassembling Skeleton
BlackSedgemoor Witch
BlackSheoldred, Whispering One
BlackSign in Blood
BlackSkyclave Shade
BlackStitcher’s Supplier
BlackThe Eldest Reborn
BlackThoughtseize
BlackTymaret Calls the Dead
BlackUnburial Rites
BlackValentin, Dean of the Vein
BlackValki, God of Lies
BlackVillage Rites
BlackVraska’s Contempt
BlackWitch of the Moors
BlackYawgmoth, Thran Physician
BlackWoe Strider
RedAbrade
RedBattle Cry Goblin
RedBloodbraid Marauder
RedAnax, Hardened in the Forge
RedBanefire
RedBurn Down the House
RedBonecrusher Giant
RedDragon’s Rage Channeler
RedCaptivating Crew
RedChandra, Acolyte of Flame
RedChandra, Awakened Inferno
RedGoblin Dark-Dwellers
RedChandra, Torch of Defiance
RedManaform Hellkite
RedCrash Through
RedCrush the Weak
RedDeem Worthy
RedDemon Bolt
RedDevil’s Play
RedDire Fleet Daredevil
RedDouble Vision
RedDragonkin Berserker
RedDragonmaster Outcast
RedDrakuseth, Maw of Flames
RedEarthshaker Khenra
RedEmbercleave
RedEmbereth Shieldbreaker
RedExperimental Frenzy
RedFaithless Looting
RedFight with Fire
RedGhitu Lavarunner
RedGlorybringer
RedGoblin Banneret
RedGoblin Ruinblaster
RedGrim Initiate
RedGrim Lavamancer
RedInsult // Injury
RedJaya’s Immolating Inferno
RedKazuul’s Fury
RedLava Coil
RedPlay with Fire
RedLight Up the Stage
RedLightning Axe
RedLightning Bolt
RedLightning Strike
RedMagda, Brazen Outlaw
RedMagmaquake
RedMagmatic Channeler
RedMizzix’s Mastery
RedOx of Agonas
RedPhoenix of Ash
RedPillar of Flame
RedPurphoros’s Intervention
RedRampaging Ferocidon
RedRekindling Phoenix
RedRimrock Knight
RedRoil Eruption
RedReckless Stormseeker
RedSarkhan the Masterless
RedSeasoned Pyromancer
RedScorch Splitter
RedScorching Dragonfire
RedShatterskull Smashing
RedSmoldering Egg
RedSiege-Gang Commander
RedSkewer the Critics
RedSoul-Scar Mage
RedSpikefield Hazard
RedToralf’s Disciple
RedUnholy Heat
RedThundering Rebuke
RedTorbran, Thane of Red Fell
RedZariel, Archduke of Avernus
RedViashino Pyromancer
RedVolcanic Salvo
RedWeaponize the Monsters
RedYoung Pyromancer
GreenAbundant Harvest
GreenBala Ged Recovery
GreenBeanstalk Giant
GreenBlex, Vexing Priest
GreenBlossoming Defense
GreenA-Esika’s Chariot
GreenChainweb Aracnir
GreenCultivate
GreenDragonsguard Elite
GreenDrayd Greenseeker
GreenDryad of the Ilysian Grove
GreenElder Gargaroth
GreenElvish Reclaimer
GreenAugur of Autumn
GreenEmergent Sequence
GreenHiveheart Shaman
GreenEsika, God of the Tree
GreenExplore
GreenFauna Shaman
GreenFinale of Devastation
GreenGarruk’s Uprising
GreenGarruk, Unleashed
GreenGemrazer
GreenGilded Goose
GreenHeroic Intervention
GreenHornet Queen
GreenIncubation Druid
GreenInscription of Abundance
GreenJaspera Sentinel
GreenKazandu Mammoth
GreenLovestruck Beast
GreenKogla, the Titan Ape
GreenLlanowar Elves
GreenLlanowar Visionary
GreenMasked Vandal
GreenOutland Liberator
GreenNightpack Ambusher
GreenRanger Class
GreenOracle of Mul Daya
GreenOviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter
GreenParadise Druid
GreenPelt Collector
GreenSettle the Wilds
GreenPrimal Command
GreenPrimal Might
GreenRam Through
GreenReclamation Sage
GreenRegrowth
GreenTimeless Witness
GreenReturn of the Wildspeaker
GreenRishkar’s Expertise
GreenRishkar, Peema Renegade
GreenSawtusk Demolisher
GreenScavenging Ooze
GreenScute Swarm
GreenTovolar’s Huntmaster
GreenSwarm Shambler
GreenTangled Florahedron
GreenTendershoot Dryad
GreenThe First Iroan Games
GreenThe Great Henge
GreenThragtusk
GreenTrumpeting Herd
GreenToski, Bearer of Secrets
GreenTurntimber Symbiosis
GreenWerewolf Pack Leader
GreenUlvenwald Hydra
GreenVastwood Surge
GreenWrenn and Seven
GreenVivien Reid
GreenVoracious Hydra
GreenVorinclex, Monstrous Raider
GreenWayward Swordtooth
GreenWilderness Reclamation
GreenWildest Dreams
GreenWilt
GreenWolfwillow Haven
ColorlessAethersphere Harvester
ColorlessAnimation Module
ColorlessDollhouse of Horrors
ColorlessBomat Courier
ColorlessBonesplitter
ColorlessFaceless Agent
ColorlessChromatic Orrery
ColorlessColdsteel Heart
ColorlessThe Celestus
ColorlessCrystalline Giant
ColorlessCultivator’s Caravan
ColorlessGilded Lotus
ColorlessGod-Pharaoh’s Gift
ColorlessGolden Egg
ColorlessGolos, Tireless Pilgrim
ColorlessGuardian Idol
ColorlessKey to the Archive
ColorlessHelm of the Host
ColorlessIcy Manipulator
ColorlessKarn, Scion of Urza
ColorlessLifecrafter’s Bestiary
ColorlessLithoform Engine
ColorlessMazemind Tome
ColorlessMind Stone
ColorlessOketra’s Monument
ColorlessPalladium Myr
ColorlessPerilous Myr
ColorlessPlatinum Angel
ColorlessOrnithopter of Paradise
ColorlessScrapheap Scrounger
ColorlessShadowspear
ColorlessSigiled Sword of Valeron
ColorlessSkttering Surveryor
ColorlessSkysovereign, Consul Flagship
ColorlessSolemn Simulacrum
ColorlessSoul-Guide Lantern
ColorlessStonecoil Serpent
ColorlessSword of Body and Mind
ColorlessThe Immortal Sun
ColorlessSoulstealer Axe
ColorlessTraxos, Scourge of Kroog
ColorlessTreasure Map
ColorlessUlamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
ColorlessUnstable Obelisk
MulticolorArcus Acolyte
MulticolorCroaking Counterpart
MulticolorAshiok, Dream Render
MulticolorHalana and Alena, Partners
MulticolorKnight of Autumn
MulticolorCloudblazer
MulticolorConclave Mentor
MulticolorCruel Celebrant
MulticolorDomri, Anarch of Bolas
MulticolorDoom Foretold
MulticolorDromoka’s Command
MulticolorOld Rutstein
MulticolorEscape to the Wilds
MulticolorFind // Finality
MulticolorGrisly Salvage
MulticolorHeroic Reinforcements
MulticolorImmersturm Predator
MulticolorJudith the Scourge Diva
MulticolorKaya the Inexorable
MulticolorKeruga, the Macrosage
MulticolorKiora, Behemoth Beckoner
MulticolorKolaghan’s Command
MulticolorLightning Helix
MulticolorLorehold Command
MulticolorLurrus of the Dream-Den
MulticolorMama Opus
MulticolorMayhem Devil
MulticolorMirari’s Wake
MulticolorObosh the Preypiercer
MulticolorOjutai’s Command
MulticolorPolukranos, Unchained
MulticolorPrismari Command
MulticolorPriest of Fell Rites
MulticolorRadha, Heart of Keld
MulticolorProphetic Titan
MulticolorRem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer
MulticolorShowdown of the Skalds
MulticolorSilumgar’s Command
MulticolorSiphon Insight
MulticolorSphinx’s Revelation
MulticolorSpring // Mind
MulticolorSprite Dragon
MulticolorThe Scarab God
MulticolorThief of Sanity
MulticolorSoulherder
MulticolorVraska, Golgari Queen
MulticolorTarg Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll
MulticolorVadrik, Astral Archmage
MulticolorVolo, Guide to Monsters
MulticolorYorion, Sky Nomad
LandCave of the Frost Dragon
LandBarkchannel Pathway
LandBlast Zone
LandBlightstep Pathway
LandBlood Crypt
LandBlooming Marsh
LandBonder’s Enclave
LandBotanical Sanctum
LandBranchloft Pathway
LandBreeding Pool
LandBrightclimb Pathway
LandCanyon Slough
LandDeathcap Glade
LandDen of the Bugbear
LandDeserted Beach
LandDreamroot Cascade
LandForsaken Crossroads
LandClearwater Pathway
LandClifftop Retreat
LandConcealed Courtyard
LandCragcrown Pathway
LandCrawling Barrens
LandDarkbore Pathway
LandDragonskull Summit
LandDrowned Catacomb
LandHall of Storm Giants
LandFabled Passage
LandFetid Pools
LandField of Ruin
LandField of the Dead
LandGlacial Fortress
LandGodless Shrine
LandHall of Oracles
LandHallowed Fountain
LandHengegate Pathway
LandHinterland Harbor
LandIndatha Triome
LandInspiring Vantage
LandIrrigated Farmland
LandIsolated Chapel
LandHaunted Ridge
LandKetria Triome
LandNeedleverge Pathway
LandOvergrown Tomb
LandRaugrin Triome
LandRiverglide Pathway
LandRootbound Crag
LandSacred Foundry
LandSavai Triome
LandScattered Groves
LandSheltered Thicket
LandSpirebluff Canal
LandSteam Vents
LandStomping Ground
LandSulfur Falls
LandSunpetal Grove
LandTemple Garden
LandTemple of Abandon
LandTemple of Deceit
LandTemple of Enlightenment
LandTemple of Malice
LandTemple of Plenty
LandHive of the Eye Tyrant
LandWatery Grave
LandWoodland Cemetery
LandZagoth Triome
ColorlessThe Deck of Many Things
ColorlessA-Cosmos Elixir
LandCreeping Inn
LandLair of the Hydra
LandOvergrown Farmland
LandRockfall Vale
LandShattered Sanctum
LandShipwreck Marsh
LandStormcarved Coast
LandSundown Pass

Chromatic Cube Draft

This Cube event is quite similar to previous versions. It remains a phantom event with BO1 and traditional BO3 formats. The entry fee is the same if you’re paying in gems (600) but the price has scaled up to 4,000 in gold.

Rewards

BO1

# of WinsRewards
02 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
1500 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
21,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
32,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
43,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
54,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs
65,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs
76,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs

BO3

# of WinsRewards
02 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
12 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
24,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
36,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs

The Cards in Chromatic Cube

With a total of 540 cards, the idea behind this particular Cube format is to be somewhere in between the Arena Cube and the Tinkerer’s Cube. In Arena Cube, the focus was on individually powerful cards thrown into your deck to increase the power level. Tinkerer’s Cube’s was aimed towards a more puzzle-like style of deckbuilding. The idea was to draft cards that worked with your other cards to build a deck that worked well.

Chromatic Cube has a lot of cards that are individually good in almost any deck, but the cards in the pool were also chosen to fit one of eleven archetypes. These were based on each of the ten color pairs plus 5-color “good stuff.” The idea is to have a variety of strategies to consider when building your deck while also including clear directions for players who may be unsure what direction to take their build in.

Following this logic, a lot of the archetypes are classic strategies for their color combo. Something to keep in mind is that aggressive decks that curve out in the early game will not work in this cube.

Archetypes

Here’s a list of all the color synergies to look out for when drafting MTGA’s Chromatic Cube:

  • : Token army
  • : Stealing opponent’s cards
  • : Mana ramp + big creatures
  • : Dragon tribal
  • : +1/+1 counters
  • : Legendary cards
  • : Spell synergy
  • : Removal + sacrifice effects
  • : Equipments
  • : Mana ramp + land synergy
  • : 5-color good stuff

The Complete Card List

ColorCard name
RedAbrade
WhiteAdorned Pouncer
BlackAgonizing Remorse
MulticolorAjani, the Greathearted
MulticolorAkiri, Fearless Voyager
MulticolorAlela, Artful Provocateur
BlueAlirios, Enraptured
ColorlessAlloy Myr
BlueAlrund’s Epiphany
BlueAlrund, God of the Cosmos
WhiteAncestral Blade
WhiteAngel of Invention
WhiteAngel of Sanctions
MulticolorAngrath’s Rampage
MulticolorAngrath, the Flame-Chained
ColorlessAnimation Module
WhiteAnointed Procession
RedArni Brokenbrow
MulticolorArvad the Cursed
MulticolorAryel, Knight of Windgrace
GreenAshaya, Soul of the Wind
MulticolorAshiok, Nightmare Muse
MulticolorAssure // Assemble
MulticolorAthreos, Shroud-Veiled
MulticolorAtris, Oracle of Half-Truths
GreenAugmenter Pugilist
MulticolorAven Wind Guide
ColorlessAzor’s Gateway
MulticolorBanish into Fable
WhiteBanishing Light
BlueBaral’s Expertise
LandBarkchannel Pathway // Tidechannel Pathway
BlueBarrin, Tolarian Archmage
WhiteBasri Ket
WhiteBasri’s Lieutenant
GreenBeanstalk Giant
GreenBeast Whisperer
MulticolorBeledros Witherbloom
MulticolorBinding the Old Gods
GreenBiogenic Ooze
RedBirgi, God of Storytelling
WhiteBishop of Binding
ColorlessBlackblade Reforged
MulticolorBladewing the Risen
BlackBlex, Vexing Pest
LandBlightstep Pathway // Searstep Pathway
BlackBlood Artist
LandBlood Crypt
BlackBlood for Bones
LandBlooming Marsh
RedBonecrusher Giant
ColorlessBonesplitter
LandBotanical Sanctum
WhiteBounty Agent
BlackBrain Maggot
LandBranchloft Pathway // Boulderloft Pathway
RedBrash Taunter
LandBreeding Pool
LandBrightclimb Pathway // Grimclimb Pathway
GreenBristling Hydra
BlackCallous Bloodmage
BlueCallous Dismissal
GreenCanopy Tactician
LandCanyon Slough
RedCaptain Lannery Storm
MulticolorCaptain Sisay
RedCaptivating Crew
WhiteCast Out
WhiteCathar’s Crusade
WhiteCavalier of Dawn
RedCavalier of Flame
BlueCavalier of Gales
BlackCavalier of Night
GreenCavalier of Thorns
BlackChainer’s Edict
ColorlessChamber Sentry
GreenChampion of Rhonas
BlueChampion of Wits
WhiteCharming Prince
BlueChart a Course
ColorlessChromatic Lantern
ColorlessChromatic Orrery
MulticolorChulane, Teller of Tales
LandClearwater Pathway // Murkwater Pathway
LandClifftop Retreat
MulticolorCloudblazer
MulticolorCodie, Vociferous Codex
ColorlessColdsteel Heart
RedCombat Celebrant
RedCombustible Gearhulk
BlueCommence the Endgame
BlueCommit // Memory
LandConcealed Courtyard
MulticolorConclave Mentor
BlueCosima, God of the Voyage
RedCrackle with Power
BlueCrafty Cutpurse
LandCragcrown Pathway // Timbercrown Pathway
BlueCrush Dissent
BlackCrux of Fate
RedCrystal Slipper
ColorlessCultivator’s Caravan
RedCut // Ribbons
LandDarkbore Pathway // Slitherbore Pathway
MulticolorDeadly Brew
MulticolorDepose // Deploy
RedDire Fleet Daredevil
BlueDiscovery // Dispersal
WhiteDivine Visitation
BlueDjinn of Wishes
MulticolorDomri, Anarch of Bolas
BlackDoom Whisperer
BlackDoomed Necromancer
RedDouble Vision
MulticolorDovin, Grand Arbiter
ColorlessDowsing Dagger
ColorlessDragon’s Hoard
RedDragonkin Berserker
GreenDragonsguard Elite
LandDragonskull Summit
RedDrakuseth, Maw of Flames
BlackDreadhorde Invasion
BlueDream Eater
MulticolorDromoka’s Command
LandDrowned Catacomb
GreenDryad Greenseeker
GreenDryad of the Ilysian Grove
RedDwarven Hammer
RedEarthshaker Khenra
BlackEat to Extinction
MulticolorEerie Ultimatum
RedEfreet Flamepainter
RedElectrodominance
MulticolorElectrolyze
WhiteElesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
WhiteElite Spellbinder
WhiteElspeth Conquers Death
WhiteElspeth, Sun’s Nemesis
RedEmbercleave
GreenEmergent Sequence
WhiteEmiel the Blessed
GreenEnd-Raze Forerunners
MulticolorEnter the God-Eternals
WhiteEphemerate
BlackEradicator Valkyrie
BlackErebos’s Intervention
BlackErebos, Bleak-Hearted
MulticolorEscape to the Wilds
MulticolorEsika, God of the Tree // The Prismatic Bridge
RedEtali, Primal Storm
MulticolorEtrata, the Silencer
MulticolorEureka Moment
GreenEvolution Sage
LandEvolving Wilds
MulticolorExpansion // Explosion
GreenExplore
BlackExtinction Event
MulticolorExtus, Oriq Overlord
LandFabled Passage
BlueFae of Wishes
MulticolorFaeburrow Elder
WhiteFaith’s Letters
RedFaithless Looting
ColorlessFarfinder
GreenFauna Shaman
BlackFeed the Swarm
WhiteFelidar Retreat
GreenFertilid
LandFetid Pools
LandField of the Dead
BlackFiend Artisan
RedFiery Emancipation
RedFight with Fire
GreenFinale of Devastation
BlackFinale of Eternity
WhiteFinale of Glory
GreenFind // Finality
RedFire Prophecy
ColorlessFiremind Vessel
RedFires of Invention
MulticolorForging the Tyrite Sword
LandFrostboil Snarl
LandFurycalm Snarl
RedGadrak, the Crown-Scourge
MulticolorGalazeth Prismari
MulticolorGenesis Ultimatum
BlueGhostly Pilferer
BlackGhoulcaller Gisa
WhiteGiant Killer
GreenGilded Goose
ColorlessGilded Lotus
LandGlacial Fortress
BlueGlasspool Mimic
BlackGlint-Sleeve Siphoner
WhiteGod-Eternal Oketra
GreenGod-Eternal Rhonas
ColorlessGod-Pharaoh’s Gift
LandGodless Shrine
RedGoldspan Dragon
ColorlessGoldvein Pick
MulticolorGolos, Tireless Pilgrim
BlackGonti, Lord of Luxury
MulticolorGrakmaw, Skyclave Ravager
WhiteGrateful Apparition
BlackGravebreaker Lamia
RedGrinning Ignus
MulticolorGrowth Spiral
ColorlessGuardian Idol
GreenGuardian Project
LandGuildmages’ Forum
BlackGyruda, Doom of Depths
LandHall of Oracles
LandHallowed Fountain
WhiteHalvar, God of Battle
MulticolorHamza, Guardian of Arashin
WhiteHarmonious Archon
BlackHeartless Act
ColorlessHedron Archive
WhiteHeliod, Sun-Crowned
LandHengegate Pathway // Mistgate Pathway
ColorlessHeraldic Banner
WhiteHero of Precinct One
WhiteHigh Sentinels of Arashin
LandHinterland Harbor
WhiteHistory of Benalia
BlueHornswoggle
MulticolorHostage Taker
RedHour of Devastation
RedIlharg, the Raze-Boar
MulticolorIlluna, Apex of Wishes
GreenIlysian Caryatid
MulticolorImmersturm Predator
BlueIn Bolas’s Clutches
GreenIn Search of Greatness
GreenIncubation Druid
LandIndatha Triome
BlackInnocent Blood
GreenInscription of Abundance
BlueInscription of Insight
MulticolorInspired Ultimatum
LandInspiring Vantage
LandIrrigated Farmland
BlackIsareth the Awakener
LandIsolated Chapel
GreenJadelight Ranger
RedJegantha, the Wellspring
MulticolorJhoira, Weatherlight Captain
BlueKarn’s Temporal Sundering
ColorlessKarn, Scion of Urza
BlueKasmina, Enigmatic Mentor
MulticolorKaya the Inexorable
RedKazuul’s Fury
BlackKels, Fight Fixer
MulticolorKenrith, the Returned King
GreenKeruga, the Macrosage
LandKetria Triome
GreenKianne, Dean of Substance
MulticolorKillian, Ink Duelist
MulticolorKinnan, Bonder Prodigy
BlueKiora, Behemoth Biomancer
BlackKitesail Freebooter
MulticolorKnight of Autumn
GreenKogla, the Titan Ape
MulticolorKolaghan’s Command
MulticolorKoll, the Forgemaster
MulticolorKorvold, Fae-Cursed King
RedKrenko, Tin Street Kingpin
MulticolorKylar, Wind’s Fury
WhiteLeonin Warleader
ColorlessLetter of Acceptance
MulticolorLeyline Prowler
RedLeyline Tyrant
GreenLifecrafter’s Bestiary
RedLightning Bolt
BlackLiliana, Death’s Majesty
BlackLiliana, Dreadhorde General
ColorlessLithoform Engine
GreenLlanowar Elves
GreenLlanowar Visionary
MulticolorLorehold Command
GreenLotus Cobra
LandLotus Field
RedLukka, Coppercoat Outcast
WhiteLuminarch Aspirant
MulticolorLurrus of the Dream-Den
WhiteLyra Dawnbringer
MulticolorMaelstrom Archangel
RedMagda, Brazen Outlaw
MulticolorMagma Opus
RedMagmatic Channeler
ColorlessMascot Exhibition
RedMask of Immolation
ColorlessMaskwood Nexus
BlackMassacre Wurm
WhiteMaul of the Skyclaves
ColorlessMazemind Tome
WhiteMentor of the Meek
BlueMesmerizing Benthid
BlueMidnight Clock
BlackMidnight Reaper
WhiteMikaeus, the Lunarch
WhiteMila, Crafty Companion
ColorlessMind Stone
ColorlessMirage Mirror
MulticolorMirari’s Wake
BlackMire Triton
LandMirrodin’s Core
RedMizzik’s Mastery
ColorlessMox Amber
MulticolorMuldrotha, the Gravetide
BlueMultiple Choice
BlackMurderous Rider
BlueMurmuring Mystic
ColorlessMyriad Construct
BlueMystic Reflection
BlueMythos of Illuna
BlackMythos of Nethroi
BlueNadir Kraken
MulticolorNahiri, Heir of the Ancients
LandNecroblossom Snarl
LandNeedleverge Pathway // Pillarverge Pathway
RedNeheb, Dreadhorde Champion
MulticolorNethroi, Apex of Death
BlackNever // Return
BlueNexus of Fate
GreenNeyith of the Dire Hunt
MulticolorNicol Bolas, Dragon-God
MulticolorNicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
MulticolorNicol Bolas, the Ravager
BlackNightmare Shepherd
MulticolorNiko Aris
MulticolorNikya of the Old Ways
MulticolorNissa, Steward of Elements
GreenNissa, Vital Force
MulticolorNiv-Mizzet Reborn
BlackNoxious Gearhulk
BlackNullpriest of Oblivion
GreenNyxbloom Ancient
RedObosh, the Preypiercer
MulticolorOjutai’s Command
MulticolorOmanth, Locus of Creation
MulticolorOmnath, Locus of the Roil
BlueOmnispell Adept
WhiteOn Serra’s Wings
RedOpportunistic Dragon
GreenOracle of Mul Daya
GreenOran-Rief Ooze
BlueOrvar, the All-Form
LandOvergrown Tomb
ColorlessPalladium Myr
MulticolorPath to the World Tree
GreenPelt Collector
BlackPhyrexian Arena
BlackPlaguecrafter
GreenPlanewide Celebration
RedPlargg, Dean of Chaos
ColorlessPlatinum Angel
MulticolorPoison-Tip Archer
MulticolorPolukranos, Unchained
BlackPrice of Fame
GreenPrimal Might
MulticolorPrimevals’ Glorious Rebirth
MulticolorPrismari Command
RedPurphoros’s Intervention
MulticolorQuandrix Cultivator
BlueQuasiduplicate
MulticolorRadha, Heart of Keld
WhiteRaise the Alarm
MulticolorRakdos, the Showstopper
MulticolorRal’s Outburst
MulticolorRal, Storm Conduit
GreenRam Through
BlackRankle, Master of Pranks
MulticolorRashmi, Eternities Crafter
LandRaugrin Triome
MulticolorRavager Wurm
BlackRavenous Chupacabra
WhiteRealm-Cloaked Giant
GreenReclamation Sage
BlueReconnaissance Mission
WhiteRegal Caracal
GreenRegrowth
WhiteRelease the Dogs
ColorlessReplicating Ring
BlueResculpt
WhiteResponse // Resurgence
MulticolorRhys the Redeemed
MulticolorRienne, Angel of Rebirth
MulticolorRip Apart
GreenRishkar, Peema Renegade
LandRiverglide Pathway // Lavaglide Pathway
MulticolorRix Maadi Reveler
RedRobber of the Rich
LandRootbound Crag
MulticolorRootha, Mercurial Artist
MulticolorRowan, Scholar of Sparks // Will, Scholar of Frost
MulticolorRuinous Ultimatum
MulticolorRushed Rebirth
LandSacred Foundry
BlueSaheeli, Sublime Artificer
MulticolorSamut, Voice of Dissent
RedSarkhan the Masterless
RedSarkhan’s Unsealing
RedSarkhan, Fireblood
LandSavai Triome
GreenScale the Heights
LandScattered Groves
RedScavenged Blade
GreenScavenging Ooze
BlueScholar of the Lost Trove
ColorlessScuttlemutt
BlueSearch for Azcanta
BlackSedgemoor Witch
RedSeize the Spoils
BlackSelfless Glyphweaver
GreenSelvala, Heart of the Wilds
ColorlessShadowspear
MulticolorShadrix Silverquill
WhiteShaile, Dean of Radiance
WhiteShalai, Voice of Plenty
BlueShark Typhoon
RedShatterskull Smashing
LandSheltered Thicket
BlackSheoldred, Whispering One
LandShimmerdrift Vale
LandShineshadow Snarl
ColorlessSigiled Sword of Valeron
MulticolorSilumgar’s Command
RedSin Prodder
ColorlessSkittering Surveryor
WhiteSkyclave Apparition
ColorlessSkyclave Relic
MulticolorSnapdax, Apex of the Hunt
ColorlessSolemn Simalucrum
BlueSpark Double
BlueSpell Swindle
LandSpirebluff Canal
RedSpit Flame
WhiteSram’s Expertise
WhiteSram, Senior Edificer
RedStar of Extinction
WhiteStarnheim Unleashed
LandSteam Vents
LandStomping Ground
ColorlessStonecoil Serpent
BlueSublime Epiphany
LandSulfur Falls
LandSunpetal Grove
BlueSupreme Will
MulticolorSvella, Ice Shaper
GreenSwarm Shambler
MulticolorSwiftblade Vindicator
MulticolorSyr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale
BlackSyr Konrad, the Grim
BlueTalrand’s Invocation
BlueTalrand, Sky Summoner
MulticolorTatyova, Benthic Druid
MulticolorTazri, Beacon of Unity
MulticolorTemmet, Vizier of Naktamun
LandTemple Garden
LandTemple of Abandon
LandTemple of Deceit
LandTemple of Enlightenment
LandTemple of Malice
LandTemple of Plenty
BlackTergrid, God of Fright
LandTerramorphic Expanse
RedTerror of the Peaks
BlueTetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
MulticolorTeysa Karlov
ColorlessTezzeret’s Gambit
BlueThassa’s Intervention
WhiteThe Circle of Loyalty
BlackThe Eldest Reborn
GreenThe First Iroan Games
MulticolorThe Gitrog Monster
GreenThe Great Henge
ColorlessThe Immortal Sun
BlueThe Mirari Conjecture
MulticolorThe Raven’s Warning
LandThe World Tree
MulticolorThief of Sanity
BlueThieving Skydiver
WhiteThraben Inspector
LandThriving Bluff
LandThriving Grove
LandThriving Heath
LandThriving Isle
LandThriving Moor
BlackThwart the Grave
MulticolorTitans’ Nest
ColorlessTome of the Guildpact
RedToralf, God of Fury
ColorlessTreasure Map
MulticolorTrostani Discordant
GreenTyvar Kell
ColorlessUgin, the Ineffable
GreenUlvenwald Hydra
WhiteUnbreakable Formation
BlackUnburial Rites
RedUrabrask the Hidden
MulticolorUro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
WhiteUrza’s Ruinous Blast
WhiteUsher of the Fallen
MulticolorVaevictis Asmadi, the Dire
BlackValentin, Dean of the Vein
MulticolorValki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor
BlackVarragoth, Bloodsky Sire
MulticolorVelomachus Lorehold
MulticolorVenerable Warsinger
GreenVerdurous Gearhulk
LandVineglimmer Snarl
GreenVivien, Monsters’ Advocate
BlueVizier of Many Faces
GreenVizier of the Menagerie
BlueVizier of Tumbling Sands
BlueVoracious Greatshark
GreenVoracious Hydra
GreenVorinclex, Monstrous Raider
BlackVraska’s Contempt
MulticolorVraska, Golgari Queen
BlackVraska, Swarm’s Eminence
WhiteWarrant // Warden
LandWatery Grave
BlueWhirler Rogue
BlueWhirlwind Denial
GreenWildborn Preserver
MulticolorWinota, Joiner of Forces
BlackWoe Strider
LandWoodland Cemetery
BlackYahenni, Undying Partisan
MulticolorYarok, the Desecrated
BlackYamgmoth’s Vile Offering
MulticolorYorion, Sky Nomad
MulticolorZacama, Primal Calamity
LandZagoth Triome
MulticolorZareth San, the Trickster
ColorlessZehyr Boots
MulticolorZilortha, Strength Incarnate
MulticolorZimone, Quandrix Prodigy

Tinkerer’s Cube Draft

This Cube draft format is also phantom, so nothing’s changed on that front. But what else is special about this new introduction to the Cube drafts in Arena?

This draft focuses on card interactions over raw power. Synergies and combos are the name of the game here, so massive cards that don’t really do anything for a team don’t really fit in. It’s all about the little guys that work together to make something really cool as a whole.

We’ve seen Tinkerer’s Cube draft pop up a few times now with the most recent event taking place September 3 through 16. It featured the same buy-in as usual with a 600 gems or 4,000 gold price tag and the option for BO1 or BO3 which featured the same win/loss record as ranked (7 / 3) and traditional draft (3 matches regardless of wins/losses) respectively.

Rewards

BO1

# of WinsRewards
02 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
1500 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
21,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
32,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
43,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
54,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs
65,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs
76,000 gold + 1 uncommon + 2 rare ICRs

BO3

# of WinsRewards
02 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
12 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
24,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs
36,000 gold + 2 uncommon + 1 rare ICRs

Archetypes

The most recent Tinkerer’s Cube in the beginning of September saw some new additions from Jumpstart: Historic Horizons as well as a learn and lesson package from Strixhaven. A lot of the archetypes and themes featured in this cube had some overlap and definitely brushed elbows a bit. Wizards specifically mentioned that this was to “create a lot of interlocking pieces that can be put to a variety of interesting uses.”

They also said that you’d probably end up dabbling in more than one archetype to make a strong deck. There was a lot of emphasis on the key to victory, so do with that info what you will.

All that said, here are the themes and archetypes that shine the most in Tinkerer’s Cube:

  • : Flying creatures and blinking
  • : Discard and reanimate plus “on hit” effects
  • : Treasure and sacrificing creatures
  • : Large creatures and fighting
  • : Tokens and enchantment
  • : Lifegain and +1/+1 counters
  • : Deathtouch and self-mill
  • : Lands and artifact tokens
  • : Looting and spells
  • : Equipment and graveyard matters

The Complete Card List

ColorCard name
WhiteAbzan Battle Priest
WhiteAbzan Falconer
WhiteAdorned Pouncer
WhiteAjani, Adversary of Tyrants
WhiteAjani, Strength of the Pride
WhiteAjani’s Pridemate
WhiteAncestral Blade
WhiteAngel of Invention
WhiteAngel of the Dire Hour
WhiteAnointed Procession
WhiteArchon of Redemption
WhiteArchon of Sun’s Grace
WhiteBasri’s Acolyte
WhiteBasri’s Solidarity
WhiteBlade Splicer
WhiteBlessed Spirits
WhiteCartouche of Solidarity
WhiteCast Out
WhiteCathars’ Crusade
WhiteCavalier of Dawn
WhiteCharming Prince
WhiteClarion Spirit
WhiteCleric Class
WhiteDancing Sword
WhiteDanitha Capashen, Paragon
WhiteDisciple of the Sun
WhiteDivine Visitation
WhiteDoomed Traveler
WhiteEmiel the Blessed
WhiteEphemerate
WhiteFaerie Guidemother
WhiteFaith’s Fetters
WhiteForsake the Worthy
WhiteGriffin Aerie
WhiteGuiding Voice
WhiteHalvar, God of Battle
WhiteHarmonious Archon
WhiteHealer’s Hawk
WhiteHeliod, Sun-Crowned
WhiteHeliod’s Pilgrim
WhiteHour of Revelation
WhiteKabira Takedown
WhiteKor Skyfisher
WhiteLate to Dinner
WhiteLegion’s Landing
WhiteLoxodon Lifechanter
WhiteLuminous Broodmoth
WhiteMaster Splicer
WhiteMaul of the Skyclaves
WhiteMinimus Conainment
WhiteMomentary Blink
WhiteNadaar, Selfless Paladin
WhiteNovice Knight
WhiteOketra’s Attendant
WhiteOmen of the Sun
WhiteOn Serra’s Wings
WhitePaladin Class
WhitePatron of the Valiant
WhitePilgrim of the Ages
WhitePlate Armor
WhitePriest of Ancient Lore
WhiteProfessor of Symbology
WhiteRestoration Angel
WhiteSentinel’s Eyes
WhiteShaile, Dean of Radiance
WhiteShpeherd of the Flock
WhiteSparring Regimen
WhiteSpectral Steel
WhiteSram, Senior Edificer
WhiteStarnheim Courser
WhiteSteel-Plume Marshal
WhiteTeleportation Circle
WhiteThraben Inspector
WhiteThunderous Orator
WhiteTrial of Solidarity
WhiteUsher of the Fallen
BlueAnimating Faerie
BlueArcane Subtraction
BlueAugur of Bolas
BlueAven Eternal
BlueBarrin, Tolarian Archmage
BlueBeyeen Veil
BlueBlink of an Eye
BlueBody Double
BlueBond of Insight
BlueBubble Snare
BlueBurdened Aerialist
BlueChart a Course
BlueChoking Tethers
BlueCloudkin Seer
BlueCompulsive Research
BlueCountervailing Winds
BlueCurator of Mysteries
BlueCuriosity
BlueCurious Obsession
BlueDivide by Zero
BlueDrake Haven
BlueDream Strix
BlueEtherium Spinner
BlueExpel from Orazca
BlueFaerie Seer
BlueFinale of Revelation
BlueFlood of Tears
BlueFloodhound
BlueGrazilaxx, Illithid Scholar
BlueGust of Wind
BlueHard Evidence
BlueHornswoggle
BlueIllusionist’s Stratagem
BlueJeskai Elder
BlueJunk Winder
BlueJust the Wind
BlueLofty Denial
BlueMulldrifter
BlueMultiple Choice
BlueMurmuring Mystic
BlueNeutralize
BlueNightveil Sprite
BlueNinja of the Deep Hours
BlueOminous Sphinx
BlueOpt
BluePirate’s Prize
BluePop Quiz
BluePortal of Sanctuary
BluePteramander
BluePursued Whale
BlueReconnaissance Mission
BlueRescuer Sphinx
BlueRiddlemaster Sphinx
BlueScholar of the Lost Trove
BlueShimmer Dragon
BlueShipwreck Dowser
BlueSilent Departure
BlueSilundi Vision
BlueSlither Blade
BlueSnow Day
BlueSpectral Sailor
BlueSpell Swindle
BlueStolen by the Fae
BlueTeaching of the Archaics
BlueTetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
BlueThe Mirari Conjecture
BlueThink Twice
BlueThryx, the Sudden Storm
BlueTide Skimmer
BlueTimestream Navigator
BlueUnesh, Criosphinx Sovereign
BlueVizier of Many Faces
BlueWaker of Waves
BlueWarden of Evos Isle
BlueWhirler Rogue
BlueWizard Class
BlueYuan-Ti Malison
BlackArchfiend of Ifnir
BlackArguel’s Blood Fast
BlackBake into a Pie
BlackBlood Artist
BlackBlood Curdle
BlackBlood for Bones
BlackBloodthirsty Aerialist
BlackCallous Bloodmage
BlackChainer’s Edict
BlackDavriel, Soul Broker
BlackDead Weight
BlackDeadly Dispute
BlackDire Fleet Hoarder
BlackDoomed Necromancer
BlackEgon, God of Death
BlackEmbodiment of Agonies
BlackEyetwitch
BlackFalkenrath Noble
BlackFeed the Swarm
BlackFeign Death
BlackForeboding Fruit
BlackForsworn Paladin
BlackFoulmire Knight
BlackGoremand
BlackGrim Bounty
BlackGrimdancer
BlackGutterbones
BlackHarvester of Souls
BlackHeartless Pillage
BlackHerald of Anguish
BlackHoard Robber
BlackHooded Blightfang
BlackHunt for Specimens
BlackHypnotic Specter
BlackIsareth the Awakener
BlackKels, Fight Fixer
BlackLiliana’s Reaver
BlackLolth, Spider Queen
BlackMalefic Scythe
BlackMarionette Master
BlackMaulfist Squad
BlackMindwrack Harpy
BlackMire Triton
BlackMire’s Grasp
BlackNecrotic Fumes
BlackNullpriest of Oblivion
BlackOpen the Graves
BlackParasitic Implant
BlackPitiless Plunderer
BlackPoet’s Quill
BlackPutrid Goblin
BlackRankle, Master of Pranks
BlackReaper’s Talisman
BlackRevel in Riches
BlackSangromancer
BlackSanitarium Skeleton
BlackSedgemoor Witch
BlackSengir Vampire
BlackSilversmote Ghoul
BlackSkullport Merchant
BlackSpark Harvest
BlackSyr Konrad, the Grim
BlackTaborax, Hope’s Demise
BlackTenured Inkcaster
BlackThe Haunt of Hightower
BlackThwart the Grave
BlackTymaret Calls the Dead
BlackUnbreakable Bond
BlackUndercity’s Embrace
BlackUnwilling Ingredient
BlackVillage Rites
BlackVoid Beckoner
BlackVorpal Sword
BlackWarlock Class
BlackWitch of the Moors
BlackWitch’s Cauldron
BlackYahenni’s Expertise
RedAcademic Dispute
RedAlchemist’s Greeting
RedBattle Cry Goblin
RedBeetleback Chief
RedBlazing Rootwalla
RedBlood Aspirant
RedBloodbraid Marauder
RedBoots of Speed
RedBrash Taunter
RedCaptain Lannery Storm
RedCareless Celebrant
RedChandra, Acolyte of Flame
RedCharmbreaker Devils
RedConspiracy Theorist
RedCrash Through
RedDouble Vision
RedDragonmaster Outcast
RedDragon’s Rage Channeler
RedDwarven Hammer
RedEarthshaker Khenra
RedEfreet Flamepainter
RedEnthusiastic Study
RedFaithless Looting
RedFiery Temper
RedFireblade Charger
RedFurious Rise
RedGadrak, the Crown-Scourge
RedGlint-Horn Buccaneer
RedGo for Blood
RedGoblin Banneret
RedGoblin Dark-Dwellers
RedGoblin Wizardry
RedGrim Lavamancer
RedGuttersnipe
RedHavoc Jester
RedHeartfire Immolator
RedHobgoblin Captain
RedIgneous Inspiration
RedIlluminate History
RedImprovised Weaponry
RedKazuul’s Fury
RedKinetic Augur
RedKrenko, Mob Boss
RedKrenko, Tin Street Kingpin
RedLightning Axe
RedLightning Spear
RedMagda, Brazen Outlaw
RedMagmatic Channeler
RedMakeshift Munitions
RedMask of Immolation
RedMizzix’s Mastery
RedNeheb, Dreadhorde Champion
RedOmen of the Forge
RedOx of Agonas
RedPia Nalaar
RedPillar of Flame
RedRetriever Phoenix
RedRimrock Knight
RedSarkhan’s Unsealing
RedSeasoned Pyromancer
RedSeize the Spoils
RedSethron, Hurloon General
RedSiege-Gang Commander
RedSkewer the Critics
RedSoul Sear
RedSquee, the Immortal
RedStar of Extinction
RedStart from Scratch
RedStorm-Kiln Artist
RedStrike It Rich
RedTerror of Mount Velus
RedToralf, God of Fury
RedUnholy Heat
RedVolcanic Salvo
RedWarfire Javelineer
RedWelding Sparks
RedYou See a Pair of Goblins
RedYoung Pyromancer
GreenAbundat Harvest
GreenAshaya, Soul of the Wild
GreenAugmenter Pugilist
GreenBasic Conjuration
GreenBeanstalk Giant
GreenBestial Menace
GreenCartouche of Strength
GreenCavalier of Thorns
GreenChainweb Aracnir
GreenChallenger Troll
GreenColossification
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GreenGiant Growth
GreenGilded Goose
GreenGnarled Professor
GreenIlysian Caryatid
GreenImpervious Greatwurm
GreenIntrepid Oulander
GreenIronscale Hydra
GreenIrresistible Prey
GreenKhalni Ambush
GreenMantle of the Wolf
GreenMasked Vandal
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GreenNessian Wanderer
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GreenTireless Provisioner
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GreenVerdant Embrace
GreenVoracious Hydra
GreenWarbriar Blessing
GreenWayward Swordtooth
GreenWinding Way
GreenWolfrider’s Saddle
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MulticolorBattle for Bretagard
MulticolorBruenor Battlehammer
MulticolorCalix, Destiny’s Hand
MulticolorCombine Chrysalis
MulticolorConsign // Oblivion
MulticolorCreative Outburst
MulticolorDomri, Anarch of Bolas
MulticolorElemental Summoning
MulticolorElenda, the Dusk Rose
MulticolorElite Guardmage
MulticolorEmpyrean Eagle
MulticolorExperimental Overload
MulticolorFractal Summoning
MulticolorIndulging Patrician
MulticolorInkling Summoning
MulticolorIzoni, Thousand-Eyed
MulticolorKalain, Reclusive Painter
MulticolorKnight of Autumn
MulticolorKrydle of Baldur’s Gate
MulticolorLazav, the Multifarious
MulticolorLorehold Command
MulticolorMayhem Devil
MulticolorMoldervine Reclamation
MulticolorNahiri, Heir of the Ancients
MulticolorNiko Aris
MulticolorObsessive Stitcher
MulticolorOrcus, Prince of Undeath
MulticolorPest Summoning
MulticolorPractical Research
MulticolorQuintorius, Field Historian
MulticolorReconstruct History
MulticolorRielle, the Everwise
MulticolorRise of Extus
MulticolorRisen Reef
MulticolorSamut, the Tested
MulticolorSavvy Hunter
MulticolorShadrix Silverquill
MulticolorSilumgar’s Command
MulticolorSkull Prophet
MulticolorSlaughter-Priest of Mogis
MulticolorSoulherder
MulticolorSpirit Summoning
MulticolorStaggering Insight
MulticolorSythis, Harvest’s Hand
MulticolorTarg Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll
MulticolorThousand-Year Storm
MulticolorThunderous Snapper
MulticolorTolsimir, Friend to Wolves
MulticolorUnlicensed Disintegration
MulticolorVona, Butcher of Magan
MulticolorVraska, Swarm’s Eminence
MulticolorWavesifter
MulticolorZilortha, Strength Incarnate
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ColorlessBonesplitter
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ColorlessEnchanted Carriage
ColorlessEnvironmental Sciences
ColorlessEnvironmental Sciences
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ColorlessFiligree Familiar
ColorlessGolden Egg
ColorlessGolden Guardian
ColorlessGoldvein Pick
ColorlessHedron Archive
ColorlessHollow One
ColorlessIntroduction to Annihilation
ColorlessIntroduction to Prophecy
ColorlessMascot Exhibition
ColorlessMaskwood Nexus
ColorlessMazemind Tome
ColorlessMeteor Golem
ColorlessMonoskelion
ColorlessNettlecyst
ColorlessOrnithopter of Paradise
ColorlessPerilous Myr
ColorlessRelic Amulet
ColorlessScrapheap Scrounger
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ColorlessSolemn Simulacrum
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Is It Worth It? The Math™

It’s worth noting that the Cube events are “phantom.” This means that you don’t get to keep any of the cards that you pick. On the flip side, though, you’ll see more rares and mythic rares in the cube because of this and so you’ll be able to build a more kick-ass deck than you would in a normal draft.

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You might be wondering if the Cube events are worth it. Well, if you’re looking for a different format to play and have fun in, then yes, I’d say it’s worth it. If you’re not particularly interested in Cube, though, and are just wondering if the entry fee is worth the rewards, then that’s another story.

Reddit has done the math for methank god—so all I have to do is present you with their findings. And, with those findings, the answer to the “is it worth it?” question would be a resounding no. As the user who so helpfully put that nifty table together points out in their comment, the final value of the event depends on how much gold a gem is worth to you, which depends on what you do with your gems. But either way it doesn’t really pan out.

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You don’t even really need all that fancy math to see that the event is not worth the entry fee, though, at least not in terms of rewards. I’d say it’s obvious that this event is meant to be for players to have fun with, rather than to offer enticing rewards if you can manage to max out your wins. That doesn’t mean this is the best way to go about something like that because 3,000 gold or 600 gems is a pretty hefty price to pay for a new format.

Concluding Cube

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That’s all we’ve got for you today! Hopefully we were able to shed some light on this exciting addition to Arena’s event roster.

Cube is a great format, and certainly a breath of fresh air for MTGA. It’s fun, unique, and an awesome combination of limited and constructed. If you’ve never played, it may be worth a shot if you’ve got the gold or gems to spare.

Alternatively, if you’re into limited in general and draft like there’s no tomorrow, Arena Tutor could potentially be your best friend. Not familiar with my usual spiel? Perfect! Arena Tutor is our awesome tracker for MTGA drafting that can also help you with your picks thanks to our signature AI. Give it a try. Go on, don’t be shy. It won’t bite.

What are your thoughts on Cube? If you’ve played it, did you enjoy it? Let us know in the comments down there!

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