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What is Pandora?

Posted by Atmaz on 10/02/2017

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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: Pandora Coin

  • Once you choose a coin to use, you'll be presented with two options: Single Player or Multi Player

Single Player runs have a reduced set of rewards compared to Multi Player, due to the inherently lower difficulty. This solo mode is intended to provide a way for non-competitive players to enjoy Pandora and increase their collection without facing competitive opponents. Performing well should be worth the time investment compared to just buying packs outright. Rewards for both modes are listed below.

Both the Single Player and Multi Player modes otherwise work exactly the same. In Single player, each time you beat an opponent the AI will increase in difficulty.

  • 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.

Pandora Shards

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

Pandora treasures

Pandora Treasures

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.

Pandora Points

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.

Single-Player Pandora rewards:

  • 0 Wins: 1 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 700 Gold
  • 1 Win: 2 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 800 Gold
  • 2 Wins: 3 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 900 Gold
  • 3 Wins: 4 PP + 2 Battle Chests
  • 4 Wins: 5 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 100 Gold
  • 5 Wins: 6 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 200 Gold
  • 6 Wins: 7 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 250 Gold
  • 7 Wins: 8 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 300 Gold
  • 8 Wins: 9 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 350 Gold
  • 9 Wins: 10 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 400 Gold

Multi-Player Pandora rewards:

  • 0 Wins: 1 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 700 Gold
  • 1 Win: 2 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 800 Gold
  • 2 Wins: 4 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 900 Gold
  • 3 Wins: 7 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 300 Gold
  • 4 Wins: 11 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 600 Gold
  • 5 Wins: 16 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 900 Gold
  • 6 Wins: 22 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 1400 Gold
  • 7 Wins: 29 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 1900 Gold
  • 8 Wins: 37 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 2600 Gold
  • 9 Wins: 46 PP + 3 Battle Chests + 3000 Gold

You can track your seasonal Pandora ranking at https://esports.faeria.com/pandora-season.

Practice Coins

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;
  • Single Player Practice runs do not reward 1/3 of a Pandora coin

Practice Run rewards:

  • 1 Win: 30 gold. (20 for Single Player)
  • 2 Wins: 60 gold (40 for Single Player)
  • 3 Wins: 1/3 of a Pandora Coin (60 gold for Single player)

After a win in any type of Pandora run you will receive a mini-chest full of gold, just as in constructed play. Experience is also gained.

Matchmaking

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.

Pandora guides

Read here for more in-depth strategies regarding Pandora play.

Leet-Pete 12/04/2017 03:39

You might want to specify that you do not spend a practice coin when playing single-player Pandora. I just found out by playing.

Gerobig 25/04/2017 17:35

i am pretty sure you do spend it. Maybe it's because there was the day reset while you were doing your run. so you got another practice coin.

Indie_KoT 11/05/2017 18:54

0 Wins: 1 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 700 Gold
1 Win: 2 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 800 Gold
2 Wins: 4 PP + 1 Battle Chest + 900 Gold
3 Wins: 7 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 300 Gold
4 Wins: 11 PP + 2 Battle Chests + 600 Gold

why 3, 4 wins have less gold then 0 wins ?
or that just mistake?

PlasmaRager 11/05/2017 19:13

Remember that battle chests costs 1000 gold to buy, so the net cost of awards is increasing steadily.

appo 11/05/2017 22:07

you missed a zero, its 2000 gold not 200 for one pandora coin.
and the usd price is false too since you need 500gems and 250 alone cost 0,99

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