Rarity Guide for Magic: The Gathering
Rarity in Magic: The Gathering determines the chances you have of pulling a card out of a booster pack.
There are 4 rarities in Magic: The Gathering:
A Black Symbol
A Silver Symbol
A Gold Symbol
Mythic Rare (M)
An Orange Symbol
In a draft ‘Booster Pack’ there are 15 cards that will include:
- 1 Basic Land
- 10 Common Cards
- 3 Uncommon Cards
- 1 Rare or Mythic Rare card
There is also a chance to receive a foil variant of the card.
Cards with higher rarity tend to be more sought after as they are more expensive and powerful!
Mythic Rare, Rare and some Promo cards have a foil sticker at the bottom of the card. This does not appear on older cards however.
The rarity can be identified by the colour of the set symbol or the letter above the artist, in this case, this card is a rare.
Foil cards are easy to identify as they have a “shiny” layer that make them special. Foil cards tend to be more expensive than their non-foil variants as they take more luck to pull.