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2021 Arena Starter Kit
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Set Information
Set symbol This set has no own expansion symbol.
Symbol description Cards use the symbol of their original expansion.
Release date August 6, 2021
Set size Two 60-card decks
Starter Kits
Core Set 2021 Arena Starter Kit 2021 Arena Starter Kit 2022 Starter Kit
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander Decks 2021 Arena Starter Kit Secret Lair Drop Series: Out of Time Superdrop
Not to be confused with Core Set 2021/Arena Starter Kit.
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The 2021 Arena Starter Kit is a 2-Player Starter Set for Magic: The Gathering that was released on August 6, 2021.[1]


The Arena Starter Kit (in previous editions known as the Spellslinger Starter Kit) is a learn-to-play product aimed at new players, including instructional materials that guide two players through their first game. It is sold in local game stores and mass market stores for about $8,--. The two face cards are given the foil treatment. The decks feature cards from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Strixhaven: School of Mages, Kaldheim and Zendikar Rising. Unlike its predecessor, this is is not connected to a core set, leading to a confusing name compared to the starter kit connected to Core Set 2021.



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The Amazon exclusive version of the Starter Kit (blue box) features Oran-Rief Ooze and Mind Flayer as its face cards. The version available at local game stores and big-box stores (orange box) features Cyclone Summoner and Dragonsguard Elite as its face cards. There are no other differences. The decklists still are the same.



Sneak Attack
Foil face card
Additional rares


Rough and Tumble
Foil face card
Additional rares