A in-depth guide to all achievements, personas, and titles in Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015. From the writer of the definitive 2014 guide. Enjoy!
Unlike its predecessors, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 is completely based on opening booster packs for cards. With the exception of the single premium booster you get at the beginning of the game and the small booster containing your in-game Magic 2015 prerelease promo card (e.g. Phytotitan, Siege Dragon), each booster pack mimics those you get in real life.
For each plane, there is a fixed number of cards you can get from that plane. You can find a guide for which cards are found where on Steam as well. For any pack, you will get a rare, three uncommons, and the rest commons.
You get one booster pack for beating any opponent in the campaign. Defeating the final boss on each plane will grant you a larger booster pack that contains extra rares as well.
When deckbuilding, note that Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 puts a limit on the number of each card you can use. Each deck may have 4 of any single common, 3 of any uncommon, 2 of any rare, and only a single copy of a mythic rare. This is to decrease redundancy in deck-building and normalize deck quality outside of luck.
Under Single Player, there is an option for Practice Duel. This tool is invaluable for unlocking achievements because it allows you to pit any of your decks against another custom made one (played by the AI). If you use this tool, you can “rig” the duels so that the achievements are easier to unlock. For example, since the decks don’t actually require the right color mana to save, you can make a deck with only Mountains and green cards they can’t cast. Just make sure to keep any cards that can harm you at a minimum. Have fun!
These achievements cannot be missed because they are a part of the main campaign.
|Apt Pupil||Complete the tutorial.||“The Beginner”|
|Angel’s Champion||Defeat the Innistrad boss.|
|Necropolis Now||Defeat the Theros boss.|
|Mental Magic||Defeat the Ravnica boss.|
|Tomb Raider||Defeat the Shandalar boss.|
|Hedron Collector||Defeat the Zendikar boss.|
|Savior of Shandalar||Defeat the final boss.||Persona & “The Savior”|
|Veteran Explorer||Defeat all Explore nodes.||“The Explorer”|
These achievements are hard to miss because they are related to building decks–the main new feature and focus of Magic 2015.
|Picture||Name / Criteria||Unlocks|
Build a new deck.
|It Must Be Mine
Collect every card from the main campaign. You can view your progress in Player Status.
Magic 2015 has two multiplayer achievements. One that is ridiculously easy to get–and one not so much. But there’s nothing to it: just win matches.
|Picture||Name / Criteria||Unlocks|
Win a mutliplayer duel.
Win 100 multiplayer duels. This will take some time.
|Beginner||Finish the tutorial.||Apt Pupil|
|Champion||Win 100 multiplayer duels.||Battle Mastery|
|Savior||Defeat the final boss.||Savior of Shandalar|
|Explorer||Defeat all Explore nodes. 8/3/2014 CONFIRMED BUGGED. WILL NOT UNLOCK.||Veteran Explorer|
|Nemesis||Use only GG to activate the monstrosity ability of Nemesis of Mortals.||Why Did It Have to be Snakes?|
|Mentor||Draw three cards in a single turn with Mentor of the Meek.||Battle Mastery|
|Hoarder||Collect all cards from the main campaign.||It Must Be Mine|
|Mastermind||Win a duel without an opponent losing life.||Ingenuity|
|Spellslinger||Cast five spells in a single turn.||Spellstorm|
|Cryptkeeper||Win a duel with twenty or more creature cards in your graveyard.||Grateful Dead|
The following 17 personas are unlocked by default.
The remaining 10 personas should be unlocked as you complete achievements.