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Starting Decks are preconstructed decks new players unlock by playing the New Player Experience introduced to Arena with the Core Set 2019 update on July 12, 2018.[1][2]

Deck name Color Description Rating*
Tactical Assault Color W As a white mage, you command disciplined armies. Enforce order to overwhelm your enemies.
Arcane Inventions Color U As a blue mage, you control the battlefield through illusions. Always think three steps ahead of your foe.
Graveyard Bash Color B As a black mage, every advantage comes at a cost. Sacrifice whatever is necessary to control the forces of death and darkness.
Dragon's Fire Color R As a red mage, you revel in the chaos of battle. Fire is your weapon and your inspiration.
Forest's Might Color G As a green mage, the natural world is at your command. The power of life itself fuels your magic.
Wing and Claw Color WColor U Soar over your opponent's defense while protecting your front-line with tactical spells.
Walk the Plank Color UColor B Manipulate the battlefield to your advantage with these crafty spells.
Chaos and Mayhem Color BColor R Death is not the end. Strike terror from beyond with powerful graveyard combos.
Primal Fury Color RColor G Create additional mana to summon massive monsters to crush your enemies.
Auras of Majesty Color GColor W Enchant your creatures to new levels of power and use binding spells to restrain your foes.
Eternal Thirst Color WColor B Outlive your opponent by using their lifeforce to heal your wounds. Your life means their death.
Saproling Swarm Color BColor G Overrun anyone in your way with a Swarm of Saprolings.
Jungle Secrets Color GColor U Sneak past your foe's defenses and manipulate the battlefield to your benefit with the slick Merfolk of Ixalan.
Wrath of Mages Color UColor R Cast powerful spells to wreak havoc on your enemies.
Strength in Numbers Color RColor W Build up a powerful army and overrun the battlefield. Find glory and strength in numbers.

* The ratings column gives the decks rating, if any, as voted by users of the wiki. You can vote on these decks by going to the deck page and using the deck ratings section at the end of the page to place your vote. Whether you base your vote on the effectiveness of the deck or how much fun you had using it is up to you.

Outdated Starting DecksEdit

On November 17, the preconstructed New Player Experience deck for the White/Blue color combination was replaced.[3] This is the old version:

Deck name Color Description Rating*
Artifacts Attack Color WColor U Leverage your affinity for artifacts to pummel your foes.

During the closed beta on July 12, 2018 a first set of ten two colored expansion decks were added to be unlocked through a 30 day quest line. At the open beta launch there were replaced with a different set of 5 decks with a shorter quest line.

Deck name Color Description Rating*
History Lesson Color WColor U Unlock the hidden power of artifacts using White and Blue magic. Craft awesome combos to take down the opposition.
Kicking and Screaming Color RColor G n/a
Under Control Color UColor B Seize control of the battlefield and once it's yours, summon powerful creatures to finish off your enemies.
Scurvy Dogs Color BColor R Plunder and pillage your enemies with the cunning maneuvers of pirates! Make them walk the plank.
Strength in Numbers Color WColor G Build up a powerful army and overrun the battlefield. Find glory and strength in numbers.
Gaining Ground Color WColor B Outlive your opponent by using your opponent's lifeforce to heal your wounds. Your life means their death.
Seeking Victory Color BColor G Utilize creatures that explore through the deck to get an advantage on your opponent.
Tolarian Tactics Color UColor R Cast powerful spells to manipulate the game. Utilize your wizards to improve your magic even further.
Current Occupants Color GColor U n/a
Suit Up Color RColor W Combine powerful weapons and enchantments with your creatures to overpower your foes.

On March 20, 2018 Wizards of the Coast revealed ten starting decks which were available with the following patch on March 22, 2018.[4] These were replaced with the first set of 10 unlockable quest decks from the NPE (see above) on July 12, 2018.

Name
Type
Color(s)
Card sets
Created by
Description
Azorius Ascension Control Color WColor U AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
The Legion of Dusk Aggro Color WColor B AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
Boros Assault Aggro Color WColor R AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
Izzet Spellweaving Control Color UColor R AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
The River Heralds Midrange Color UColor G AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
The Sun Empire Midrange Color RColor G AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
The Brazen Coalition Aggro Color BColor R AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
Dimir Manipulation Control Color UColor B AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
Golgari Exploration Aggro Color BColor G AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck
Selesnya Pride Midrange Color WColor G AKHCHOUCXLNCRIXC Wizards of the Coast Starting deck

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