In this guide, we will analyze how profitable the Magic Arena events are. We also will look at their returns in comparison to the entry fee.
For more information about the different event types, rewards and the event schedule, click here.
Read First: Table Explanation
- Wins: How many wins required for that specific reward level.
- Gem/Gold: This is the value of the rewards.
- Packs: Some events offer pack rewards. These are valued at 200 gems or 1000 gold per pack.
- GValue I: The gem or gold (same type as entry fee) value of the rewards.
- Profit I: This is GValue I minus the entry fee.
- Return I: This is the profit in relation to the entry fee.
- GValue II: The complete gem value of everything a player gets—this includes the draft and sealed packs they get to competed in the limited events. Reward packs, draft and sealed packs are all valued at a flat rate of 200 gems each. Learn more about packs here.
- Profit II: This is GValue II minus the entry fee.
- Return II: This is the profit in relation to the entry fee.
- GValue II, Profit II and Return II are only relevant to events where draft/sealed packs are used.
- We assume the value of card rewards to be zero due to their randomness.
- If the reward is gold, we use the gold entry fee to do the calculations. Same with gem rewards.
Event Reward and Profit Analysis
- Competitive Metagame Challenge provides the highest returns (1650%), followed by Competitive Draft (120%).
- If we include the sealed/draft packs value, then both regular and competitive draft give the very high returns (160%) as well.
- Two events are net positive without any wins—sealed event (0% return at 0 wins) and draft event (19% return at 0 wins). This includes the drafted packs in the value calculation.