Dominaria United Booster Guide

Each MTG set nowadays comes with multiple different boosters. Even among the boosters of the same type, there can be differences from set to set. If you aren’t a very enfranchised player, it can be hard to keep track of them all. That’s where this Dominaria United Booster Guide can help you.

We’ll take a look at every booster product in Dominaria United. You’ll learn how many boosters does each type of booster box have, and what’s in the specific booster. This way, you’ll be able to decide which is the best Dominaria United booster for you.

Let’s get right to it.

Dominaria United Draft Boosters

Dominaria United Draft Booster Box
  • 36 Draft boosters + 1 Box Topper (per box)
  • Best for: drafting

We’re starting with Draft boosters. If you’re a returning player, these are the same as the ones, we simply called boosters, as there were no other types.

As the name suggest, these are best, if you plan to draft with them. You can also use them for various other game modes, such as Sealed, Pack Wars, etc. If you have two players, you can each use 6 Draft boosters, build a deck, and play Sealed against one another. If you decide to get a whole box, you can repeat this three times.

On the other hand, you can also do a proper 8-player Draft. You’ll use 24 boosters, and have 12 packs to use as prizes. (With two Draft boxes, you could do three Drafts without prizes.) With four players, you could also do three Drafts with just a single Draft booster box.

We have to mention that these are the cheapest Dominaria United boosters, if you’re considering only price per pack. So even if their primary purpose isn’t to just open them for fun, you can still do so.

Dominaria United Draft Booster Contents

Each Dominaria United Draft booster contains 15 cards:

  • 1 rare or mythic rare
  • 3 uncommons
  • 10 commons
  • 1 basic land

The basic land slot has a 33% chance to get upgraded into a foil card (of any rarity). Each pack also contains at least one legendary creature. While not confirmed, this could also mess a bit with a rarity distribution – but only in a good way. (One of your lower rarity slots could be upgraded to a card of a higher rarity.)

Each Dominaria Draft booster box contains 36 Draft boosters, which comes to 540 cards total:

  • 36 rares or mythic rares
  • 108 uncommons
  • 360 commons
  • 36 basic land

On average, around 12 basic land slots will get upgraded to foils of various rarities. You’ll also get at least 36 legendary creatures. On top of that, there’s also a Dominaria United Box Topper.

Dominaria United Set Boosters

Dominaria United Set Booster Box
  • 30 Set boosters + 1 Box Topper (per box)
  • Best for: opening packs without spending too much

Wizards figured that a lot of players are simply opening boosters, without planning on drafting the cards. However, the Draft boosters weren’t really designed for that. That’s why they introduced Set boosters.

These contain 12 cards, but they will be more interesting than the ones in a Draft booster. You’ll get stuff like cards with alternate art, guaranteed foil, art card, and chance for multiple rares, and perhaps even a card from The List.

As far as the price goes, these are usually a bit pricier than Draft boosters. On average, you’ll get the same amount of rares per dollar spent, although here you also have stuff like guaranteed foil and alt-art card.

In short, if you just want to get a bunch of Dominaria United boosters, and open them, you should go with Set Boosters.

Dominaria United Set Booster Contents

Each Dominaria United Set booster contains 12 cards:

  • 1-4 rares or mythics (1.34 on average)
  • 8-11 uncommons or commons. (9.66 on average)

Among these cards, you can expect a foil card, and a card with alternate art. You can learn more about Set booster odds and slots here. There’s also a legendary creature in every pack.

Each Dominaria Set booster box contains 30 Set boosters, which comes to 360 cards total:

  • 30-120 rares or mythic rares (around 40 on average)
  • 240-330 uncommons or commons (around 320 on average)

Of course, among these you get 30 foils, and 30 alt-art cards. Additionally, you can also expect a Box Topper.

Dominaria United Collector Boosters

Dominaria United Collector Booster Box
  • 12 Collector boosters + 1 Box Topper (per box)
  • Best for: getting chase rares with alternate art

Here’s the most expensive, but also the most exciting booster from Dominaria United. Each Collector booster is full of exciting cards. There are multiple rares in each one, plus all the cards have either alternate art, or are in foil.

So if you have the money to afford it, and you want to get as many cool and exciting cards, as you can get, then Dominaria United Collector Booster is the way to go. The cards in these boosters are usually one of the most expensive ones in the set, and we see no reason for that to change with this set.

Dominaria United Collector Booster Contents

Each Dominaria United Collector booster contains 15 cards:

  • 5-6 rares or mythic rares
  • 9-10 uncommons or commons

As we mentioned before, all of these will either be in foil, or have alternate art. Sometimes even both. At least 10 cards will be in foil, and out of them at least 2 will be legendary creatures.

On top of that, you could get a Lost Legends card. These are cards from one of the early MTG sets, Legends. Each Dominaria United Collector booster has a 3% chance of containing such a card.

Each Dominaria Collector booster box contains 12 Collector boosters, which comes to 120 cards total:

  • 60-72 rares or mythic rares
  • 108-120 uncommons or commons

There will be at least 120 foil cards, and at least 24 of them will be legendary creatures. As with the other two boxes, you also get a Box Topper.

Dominaria United Jumpstart Boosters

Dominaria United Jumpstart Booster Box
  • 18 Jumpstart boosters per box
  • Best for: quick casual play, building collection for beginners

We had Jumpstart boosters before, but always as a separate product, and not as a part of a big set. This is about to change with Dominaria United.

Jumpstart boosters are one of the best ways to both build a collection, and quickly jump into playing Magic, while doing so. How? The rules are simple for a 1 vs 1 game:

  1. Both players open two Jumpstart packs.
  2. Each player shuffles their two packs together. (You can sleeve them before, if you want to.)
  3. The shuffle pile is now your deck. Play regular Magic against one another.

Each Jumpstart booster has a specific theme, which spices up the game play. Of course, they also contain enough lands, so you can actually play the games without the need to add them yourself.

One neat thing with these boosters is that you really get that vanilla Magic experience. You simply play with the cards that you opened.

Dominaria United Jumpstart Booster Contents

Each Dominaria United Jumpstart Booster contains 20 cards:

  • 2 rares (one is a new card, which isn’t in the main Dominaria United set)
  • around 9 lands (two of which are foil)
  • around 9 uncommons and commons

Each Dominaria Jumpstart booster box contains 18 Collector boosters, which comes to 360 cards total:

  • 36 rares (18 news cards)
  • around 162 lands (36 of which are foil)
  • around 162 uncommons and commons

One thing to note here is that Jumpstart booster box, doesn’t come with a Box Topper.

Other Dominaria United Products

We discussed all four major type of Dominaria United boosters, but that’s not every product from Dominaria United. Let’s see what other products is this year’s autumn set bringing us.

Commander Decks

Both Dominaria United Commander Precons Decks

As with every set, we’re also getting Commander precons. These are 100-card, ready-to-play decks. This time around, we’re getting two:

  • Painbow (five color)
  • Legends’ Legacy (White-Red-Black)

These are great for both new players, who’re just starting with Commander, and for more experienced ones, who’d like to expand their collection with a brand-new deck. You can find all information about Dominaria United Commander decks here.

Dominaria United Bundle

Dominaria United Booster Guide Bundle

Dominaria United Bundle are basically 8 Set boosters, packed in a nice looking sturdy box which can be used for storage. On top of that, you also get some other accessories, such as:

  • 1 foil alt-art promo card
  • 40 basic land cards (20 foil + 20 nonfoil)
  • Spindown life counter

So if you’re already buying Set boosters of Dominaria United, you can instead get a Bundle – at least if you like the extra stuff that you get alongside it. If not, it’s better to simply just get the boosters themselves.

Dominaria United Draft Pack

Dominaria United Booster Guide Draft Pack

Dominaria United Draft pack is simply three Draft boosters bundled together. The main benefit of these is for players who wouldn’t like to buy a whole Draft booster box, but only some boosters. With the Draft pack, you avoid buying loose boosters, which can often be tampered with.

Another benefit with is for drafting. You simply buy one Draft pack per player, and you have the exact number of boosters you need for a Draft.

Dominaria United Booster Guide – Conclusion

That’s it! We’ve covered every product and booster type in Dominaria United. If you still have some questions about this topic, don’t hesitate, and ask it, in the comments below.

Furthermore, if you’d like to explore which card you might get in these boosters, you should check Dominaria United spoilers. There are some quite exciting ones! Oh, and of course, don’t forget that in the boosters, you can also get some of these amazing Dominaria United Full-Art basic lands.

Until next time, have fun, and may you open that one card you really want in your very next Dominaria United booster.

2 thoughts on “Dominaria United Booster Guide”

  1. Hi, I am just starting Magic and I wanted to say that this website is amazing for a new player like me to have enough information to understand the game!

    I bought a challenger deck for playing casually with friends and I don’t want to play competitive for now. We’re playing for a month now and we want to upgrade our deck.
    Buying cards online doesn’t interest me because I like the randomness of the booster. My goal is not to have the best deck top tier 1 but to discovering Magic, new cards, improve in deck building and trying different things.
    So my question is what is the best option between draft and set booster for this mindset and is the edition matter? (example : crimson vow boosters for vampire challenger deck)

    Thank you for your time and this amazing website! Cheers

    Reply
    • Happy to hear that you like the website. 🙂

      Usually, I’d recommend going with Set boosters, if you’re just looking to open the boosters, they have more higher rarity cards, plus you can get some cards with the cool alternate art. However, if there are a lot of common cards that you want to get from a specific set, Draft boosters are better.

      As for which set, that really depends on what you want. As you said, if you want to improve your Vampires deck, then you should go with Crimson Vow, and perhaps some Midnight Hunt as well. In general, you should go with the edition that has the most cards that you want.

      Hope this helps, and good luck with upgrading your deck.

      Reply

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