Hello Spellslingers! Today we would like to break down the crafting system, which is the best way to acquire individual cards in the game!
Lightning Catcher by John Thacker
First off, let’s introduce the main building blocks of the system: mox shards.
There are 6 different colors of mox shards: white, blue, black, red, green, and prismatic. Prismatic shards are used for multicolor and colorless cards.
Cards of each color require a number of mox shards to craft based on their rarity:
Common = 30
Rare = 120
Epic = 600
Mythic = 1200
You can get shards from league chests or buy them in the rotating singles store. But the main way to get mox shards is to collect cards; once you've collected all the playable copies of a card, the rest can be recycled for 40% of the card's crafting cost:
Common = 12
Rare = 48
Epic = 240
Mythic = 480
To recycle, look for the recycling icon in the top right of your collection screen.
Once you have the necessary amount of shards, you can click on the craft button underneath a card to add a copy to your collection!
Anima & Essence
There’s also anima and essence: materials that can be used to reduce the mox shards required for a crafting. Each of these reduces the cost by 10 mox shards; anima reduced the cost of a creature while essence does the same for non-creatures. Just like mox shards, there's an anima and an essence for each color.
Let’s look at an example. If you want to craft Gladecover Warden, a green epic, you need 600 green mox shards. However, you currently have 15 green anima. This discounts the shards you need by 150, so now you only need 450 shards to craft the card!
One last thing; crafting a foil version of a card costs the same as crafting a regular version. However, only chromatic lotuses will reduce the cost to craft a foil card!;
Sharing the Love
How do you get anima and essence? While you can collect them from a few challenges, the best way is to join a team and use the request feature!
While on a team, you can request donations from your teammates once every 8 hours. To donate, a teammate spends 3 mox shards and you receive 1 of the anima or essence you requested. That means for every 3 shards donated, 10 shards worth of material is created. And did we mention the gold? Whenever someone donates, they also get 25 gold. So join a team and start donating and requesting materials, it's a winning proposition!
We hoped you enjoyed this look at crafting. See you in the arena, Spellslingers!