Rarity indicates the availability of a card, there are four rarities in MTG Arena Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Mythic Rare. The rarity affects how often cards will be found when opening card packs with Common being the most frequent and Mythic Rare the least frequent.

The rarity of a card is indicated by the color of the set symbol on the card.

Rarity Color Examples
Common Black M19C   AKHC   RIXC
Uncommon Silver M19U   AKHU   RIXU
Rare Gold M19R   AKHR   RIXR
Mythic Rare Bronze M19M   AKHM   RIXM

Cards that are Rare or Mythic Rare tend to be more powerful or have more sophisticated abilities than the more common cards, though this is not necessarily the case.

Comprehensive Rules (April 17, 2020)

  • 206.2. The color of the expansion symbol indicates the rarity of the card within its set. A red-orange symbol indicates the card is mythic rare. A gold symbol indicates the card is rare. A silver symbol indicates the card is uncommon. A black or white symbol indicates the card is common or is a basic land. A purple symbol signifies a special rarity; to date, only the Time Spiral® “timeshifted” cards, which were rarer than that set’s rare cards, have had purple expansion symbols. (Prior to the Exodus™ set, all expansion symbols were black, regardless of rarity. Also, prior to the Sixth Edition core set, with the exception of the Simplified Chinese Fifth Edition core set, Magic core sets didn’t have expansion symbols at all.)

Comprehensive Rules (April 17, 2020)

  • 212.1b A card’s rarity is indicated with a single letter following the collector number.
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