Premier Drafts

Guide MTGA 
By: andreliverod - 23 Jan 2021

MTG Arena Premier Drafts

In premier Drafts, you sit down with 7 players each with a booster pack, you take turns picking a card from boosters and send them around to the other players. When you are done with the draft you use the cards you picked plus however many basic lands you see fit to build a 40 card deck. The general consensus is to build a deck with 17 lands and 23 non-land cards, other mana sources, or double-faced cards can make you want to have fewer lands, but the rule of thumb is 17 lands maximum for most decks.

Premier Drafts are timed as you play with other MTGA players and you need to set aside 10-15 minutes for the draft portion as leaving will cause the game to auto-select your cards. After you are done you can create your deck whenever you want and play your matches at your leisure. All cards you draft are added to your collection.


Event Details

Match Structure: Single matches (Best of One)
Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses
Entry Fee: 1,500 Gems or 10,000 Gold


Event Rewards

0 Wins: 50 gems and 1 Booster Pack
1 Win: 100 gems and 1 Booster Pack
2 Wins: 250 gems and 2 Booster Packs
3 Wins: 1000 gems and 2 Booster Packs
4 Wins: 1400 gems and 3 Booster Packs
5 Wins: 1600 gems and 4 Booster Packs
6 Wins: 1800 gems and 5 Booster Packs
7 Wins: 2200 gems and 6 Booster Packs


By using deck trackers like MTGA Assistant, you can use tools like the Draft Helper to help you pick cards for your draft. Download from

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