# How is mana calculated MTG?

## How is mana calculated MTG?

MTG Mana Calculator

- 1 Deck Totals. The total number of non-mana cards in your deck, and the total CMC of all non-mana cards. Total Creatures + Spells Total CMC.
- 2 Mana Breakdown. The total cost of all your cards for each of your colours.
- 3 Results. Use these numbers as a guideline for constructing your deck’s mana base.

**How is mana cost calculated?**

How to Calculate a Card’s Mana Value. To convert a card’s mana cost to a mana value, simply count the number of individual mana symbols and then add the amount of generic mana. For example, Archmage Emeritus has a mana cost of 2UU. This gives it a mana value of 4.

### How much mana should I put in my deck?

Traditional knowledge is that lands should make up a touch over 40% of a deck. This means about 17–18 lands for a 40-card deck and about 24–25 lands for a 60-card deck.

**How much mana should be in a 40 card deck?**

Having additional sources of mana can sometimes allow you to play fewer lands in your deck. In a 40-card deck, you’re going to want to play somewhere around 16-18 land. 16 being a bit low, 17 being about average, and 18 being high.

#### How do mana costs work in MTG?

Mana cost is a characteristic found in the upper-right corner of a card. It is exactly the set of symbols printed there, including color. Where a mana cost includes the symbol X, X is equal to the announced or defined value only while the spell or ability is on the stack. Elsewhere, X is zero.

**Whats a good mana curve?**

The ideal is curving out perfectly with a one-drop on turn one, a two-drop on turn two, and so on (which amounts to spending 1+2+3+4+5=15 mana over the course of the first five turns). Such a perfect curve would typically beat an opponent who only manages to cast, say, 10 mana worth of cards in the first five turns.

## Is 30 lands enough in Commander?

A full hand usually has land or two to play. That said, you can’t go playing a ridiculously low amount, either. Around 33 to 35 lands is good for a deck that draws a lot.

**How much land do I need MTG?**

The basic rule of thumb is that you play 17-18 lands in a 40 card deck, and 24 lands in a 60 card deck. If you are playing more than a couple cards with mana costs of five or higher, increase the number of lands. Let’s do the math.