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Welcome to Magic Duels Wikia's Decklists Tutorial!

This page will show you, how to create your own deck on the wiki and add it to our Decklist page.

Deck submission preferences

Setting editor to Source

Important note:
For this procedure we strongly recommend using Source Editor. Editing with Visual Editor will cause random errors with the template. This can be adjusted in the preferences of your profile. Log in, go to "My Preferences" and click on the "Editing" tab (see screenshot).

The tutorial is also written for editing on PC. Editing on another platform may be different.


If you have any problems or questions, please, feel free to post in the Forum or contact an admin. We're always glad to lend you a helping hand!

Setting up your Deck


This step will show you, how to create a page containing the data for your deck.

Preparation

Before you start editing, make sure you have a list of all the cards you want to add to your deck. So, take notes! A piece of paper or a simple text file will do just fine.

All cards available in Magic Duels can be found on our Cardlist.

Go Source!

Deck submission preferences

Setting editor to Source

For this procedure we strongly recommend using Source Editor. Editing with Visual Editor will cause random errors with the template. This can be adjusted in the preferences of your profile.

So before you continue, log in, go to "My Preferences" and click on the "Editing" tab (see screenshot). Make sure Source Editor is set as your preferred editor and hit the "Save" button at the end of the page. This can save you lots of trouble and time.

Creating the Page

Deck submission inputfield1

Input field

Deck submission inputfield2

Correctly filled in deck name

On the decklists page use the input field to give your deck a name.

Rename Decks/Deck name, but leave the Decks/ in.

Example: Decks/Mono-Red Burn Deck
Then click on "Create deck page". This will open a new page, where you can add your cards.

Editing the Deck Page

Deck submission deckpage1

New deckpage without any changes

Deck submission deckpage2

Filled in deckpage ready for publishing

Add the cards to your deck by overwriting the cardname lines, i.e.

1 cardname
becomes
4 Goblin Arsonist


Continue until you have inserted all the cards from your list. Each card is a new line. Don't change the other lines or it won't work!


Note: Be careful to use the correct cardnames! So, please spellcheck before you finish. If you are not sure, what the exact (case sensitive) cardname is, you can look it up in our cardlist.

Additional Content (optional)

Deck submission deckpage3

Deckpage with additional info

Below the actual deck you can see this line:

~~~~

It automatically leaves your username and date of creation.

Here you can add more stuff: A description, deck idea, how to play the deck or a link to your userpage, so viewers can contact you. Even pictures or videos can be added. Be creative! If you think it's important, put it in!

Publishing

Deck submission publishing

Preview and Publishing panel

If you think you're done with adding all necessary info, you can preview the page by clicking on the Preview button on the right. Check, if everything looks good and you haven't forgotten anything important!

Once you're happy with everything, type in an edit summary (i.e. "created new deck") and hit the Publish button.


Adding your Deck to the Decklist


Now that you've set up your deck, make sure that others can find it!

Editing the Decklists page

Deck submission edit buttont

The Almighty Edit Button!

Go to the Decklists page and click on "Edit".

Scroll down until you find this line:

<!-- Add your deck info above here! -->

Note: If you're submitting a deck, that exclusively consists of cards from the Starter Box DC, make sure to go to the correct section. It can be found at the very end of the page.


Copy this text and paste it in:

{{DecklistRow
|link=Your_deckname
|strategy=Type
|colors={{W}}{{U}}{{B}}{{G}}{{R}}{{C}}
|sets={{DC}}{{ORIC}}{{BFZC}}{{OGWC}}{{SOIC}}{{EMNC}}{{KLDC}}{{AERC}}{{AKHC}}
|author=Your_name
|desc=Deck_description
|name=Your_deckname}}


Deck submission decklist

Comparison blank and filled decklist info

Now start replacing some data:

  • Instead of Your_deckname insert the name of your deck,
    i.e. White Blue Starter Deck
  • Choose a Type: Aggro, Control or Midrange.
  • Delete unneeded colors:
Color Symbol Code
White Color W {{W}}
Blue Color U {{U}}
Black Color B {{B}}
Red Color R {{R}}
Green Color G {{G}}
Colorless Mana C {{C}}
  • Delete redundant sets:
Set Symbol Code
Starter DC {{DC}}
Origins ORIC {{ORIC}}
Battle for Zendikar BFZC {{BFZC}}
Oath of the Gatewatch OGWC {{OGWC}}
Shadows over Innistrad SOIC {{SOIC}}
Eldritch Moon EMNC {{EMNC}}
Kaladesh KLDC {{KLDC}}
Aether Revolt AERC {{AERC}}
Amonkhet AKHC {{AKHC}}
  • Insert your name instead of Your_name.
  • Fill in a short description (desc).
  • Insert an alternative deckname (optional, name). If you don't need it, just copy in your deck name.

Publishing

Deck submission publishing

Preview and Publishing panel

If you think you're done with adding all necessary info, you can preview the page by clicking on the Preview button on the right. Check, if everything looks good and you haven't forgotten anything important!

Once you're happy with everything, type in an edit summary (i.e. "created new deck") and hit the Publish button.


Enjoy!


Well done!
Now that it's online, you can show it off to others. Make a post about it on the forum's Deck Building Board. Maybe there's someone playing a similar deck and has an idea how you can make your awsome deck even better! Or tell us how to play your deck properly. What are the keycards? Did you use it to grind the AI or did you reach Rank 40 this season with this deck?

Have fun discussing and thanks for contributing!

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