Omniscience Draft

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Omniscience Draft
DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Cross}
Magic Online {Cross}
Magic Arena {Tick}
Type Limited
Multiplayer {Cross}

Omniscience Draft is a Magic Arena-specific limited format for Magic: The Gathering.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

In this format, featured in Magic: The Gathering Arena events, each player drafts a 40-card deck and begins the game with an Omniscience emblem that has the following abilities:

Additionally, each player's starting hand size is three (instead of seven). Other than that, the usual rules for Booster Draft apply:

  • Minimum of 40 cards in the main deck (there is no maximum size for main decks)
  • All cards from your Limited pool that are not in your main deck are considered part of your sideboard
  • A Limited deck may contain as many duplicates of a card as were included with the draft

Due to the odd nature of the draft, the games are played best-of-one, and the drafts are done with bots (i.e. Quick Draft layout; payout and cost follows as the same). The bots do not change their pick orders from normal drafts, making it easier to draft under the new rules.

Variant[edit | edit source]

January 2021 featured an event which could be described as "Preconstructed Omniscience" where a player is granted a 150-card deck, and plays out the games with the above gameplay rules.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wizards of the Coast (October 18, 2019). "MTG Arena Formats". Wizards of the Coast.