What is Pandora?
Pandora is meant to be a completely different experience from normal constructed play. Casual, exciting, and unpredictable are three words you could use to describe the intended experience.
Sit down, draft a deck, have fun. That's what you should expect from Pandora.
How does it work?
When you click on Pandora in the main menu, you will be presented with a gate that must be unlocked with a Pandora Coin, or a Practice Pandora Coin.
Pandora Coins cost 2000 gold each, or 500 gems.
Practice Coins are free, and you get one every day that you log on and don't have one.
Those coins look something like this:
- Once you unlock the gate, you will notice one of the four main colors will be locked out of your control.
- You will be presented with a selection of five randomly selected cards, grouped by card rarity.
- You will proceed to select cards this way until you have completed a deck of 30 cards.
- Every 10 cards, you will be presented with a special "Pandora Treasure" to choose from. Treasures are powerful creatures, structures, or events. They are available only in Pandora, not in Battle Chests or constructed mode. These treasures will become available in-game after Pandora is opened.
- Your goal is to construct the best deck possible using the limited resources you have.
- Once you have done that, you are ready to play Pandora.
Queuing for Pandora works much like any other mode. Whether you use a normal or Practice coin, you are entered into the same matchmaking queue. You will continue to play with your Pandora deck until you accumulate nine wins, or three losses.
Depending on the amount of games you win in one run, you will earn a certain amount of Pandora Points.
Shuffled into each player's decks are shards of Pandora. When these shards are drawn, the player then draws another card and Pandora is one step closer to opening.
Once five total shards are drawn by either player, Pandora opens.
When Pandora is opened:
- Faeria Wells will no longer generate Faeria
- Players will now receive +6 Faeria per turn, instead of the normal 3.
- Shards are removed from both player's decks
- Treasures that were drafted are shuffled into each player's deck
- "Treasure found" cards are shuffled into each deck. When a "Treasure found" card is drawn, each player gets a random treasure of the three they drafted.
- One "Treasure found" card is drawn as soon as Pandora opens
Treasures are powerful creatures, structures, or events. They are available only in Pandora, not in Battle Chests or constructed mode. These treasures will become available in-game after Pandora is opened.
There are currently 30 treasures available to choose from.
Depending on the amount of games you win in one Pandora run, you will earn a certain amount of Pandora Points (PP).
Those Pandora Points can earn you special rewards at the end of each season.
- 0 Wins: 1 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 800 Gold
- 1 Win: 2 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 900 Gold
- 2 Wins: 4 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 1000 Gold
- 3 Wins: 7 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 400 Gold
- 4 Wins: 11 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 700 Gold
- 5 Wins: 16 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 1000 Gold
- 6 Wins: 22 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 1500 Gold
- 7 Wins: 29 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 2000 Gold
- 8 Wins: 37 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 2700 Gold
- 9 Wins: 46 PP + 3 Battle Chests + 3000 Gold
You can track your seasonal Pandora ranking at https://esports.faeria.com/pandora-season.
The goal of Practice Coins is to let our players experience Faeria’s Pandora mode each day, for free, with the main reward being a piece of a Pandora Run.
- Each player may get one free Practice Coin per day, if they don't already have one.
- Practice Coins do not stack and cannot be purchased (in either Gold or real money).
- The length of a Practice Run is 3 Wins or 2 Losses;
Practice Run rewards:
- 0 Wins: N/A
- 1 Win: 100G
- 2 Wins: 200G
- 3 Wins: 1/3 of a Pandora Coin
The matchmaking algorithm for Pandora to creates an MMR-like score per run, based on your number of Wins and Losses.
In general, you should be matched against other players with a similar amount of wins and losses, creating an even playing field where a player's own drafting skill and gameplay ability determine the opponents they face.
Read here for more in-depth strategies regarding Pandora play.