I was expecting there to be someway to Draft with the packs I have, but I can't find anyway to do that.

Is there ANYTHING that I can do with packs other than open them and claim the cards.

If not, is there ever any advantage to delaying opening packs? (Any times when packs are more 'efficient' to open? Any advantage to having a surplus of packs etc.)

  • One reason (said with light quotation marks) you can't use Arena's packs for drafts is that they contain different amount of cards than the packs used for drafting. I'm sure they could work around this somehow, but they have decided not to.
    – DJ Pirtu
    May 29, 2019 at 6:16
  • I find it more economical to save my ingame currency for a draft instead of buying boosters. I get more cards, I tend to get more rares (since the KI sometimes doesn't pick rares in 2nd and 3rd boosters), and I get at least one additional booster.
    – Erik
    May 29, 2019 at 13:43

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No, there is currently nothing that can be done with packs besides opening them and claiming the cards.

The only modifier to opening packs is that opening fifth copies of a common or uncommon card contributes to your vault. The vault is a hidden percentage that, once you reach 100%, awards you 1 mythic wild card, 2 rare wild cards, and 3 uncommon wild cards. Also, I believe that if you have every rare and/or mythic in the set, the rare and/or mythic spot will be replaced by gems.

  • You get gems each time you open a rare/mythic you already have 4 copies of; it doesn't have to be when you've already completed the set.
    – Allure
    May 29, 2019 at 0:16
  • There is some tactics for holding on to your packs untill after all the drafts you're going to play, to minimize the amount of drafted rares that turn to gems, and to maximize the use of duplicate rare protetion they recenty implemented to pack openings.
    – DJ Pirtu
    May 29, 2019 at 6:18
  • @DJPirtu On this last point, are you syaing that there's also a degree of benefit to opening lots of packs in one go, not just opening them up as-and-when you get them?
    – Brondahl
    May 29, 2019 at 9:12
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    @Brondahl Not so much "in one go", but rather "after you've gotten rares any other way". MTG Goldfish released a really in depth article about this.
    – DJ Pirtu
    May 29, 2019 at 9:27
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    @seandon47 I take back what I said, you can't open a rare you already have 4-of because of duplicate protection: magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/…
    – Allure
    May 31, 2019 at 8:08

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