Sample Hand Generator
Starting hand size: cards
Cards remaining in library: --
About this tool
This page helps you test a Magic: The Gathering decklist by showing you examples of what your starting hand might look like. Paste the decklist, in text format, into the box above, then click "Shuffle and deal".
There are many tools like this one available on the internet. When I searched, I couldn't find one that let me enter my own deck, and that actually worked, so I wrote my own.
This tool does not show images of the cards, which you may consider a significant omission. The upside is that you can use it just as well for any other collectible card game. (If you want sample draws from a regular playing card deck, I have another tool for that.) But this tool does make a couple of accommodations for MtG, notably that the names of the five basic lands are color-coded.
A few things to note:
- You can click on a card to get rid of it (to simulate playing or discarding it).
- If you edit what's in the text area, you'll still be drawing cards from the old deck, until you click "Shuffle and deal" again.
- * The "Mulligan" button lets you simulate either a Paris or a Vancouver mulligan, where you shuffle a hand you don't like back into your deck and draw a new hand with one fewer card. In July 2019, Magic adopted the London mulligan, where you draw the same number of cards, but then have to put n of them on the bottom of your deck, where n is the number of times you took a mulligan. You don't need a special button for that; just click "Shuffle and deal" again.