Terms and abbreviations

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This page lists terms, abbreviations, acronyms, and nicknames commonly used in Magic: the Gathering Puzzle Quest.


Term / abbrev Definition
AI The Artificial Intelligence which controls your opponent's moves
CMC Converted Mana Cost; long time Magic: the Gathering players may use this acronym to mean casting cost
D3 D3Go
D3Go The publishers of MtGPQ
Devs Refers to the game developers (Oktagon) and/or publisher (D3Go)
Dupe A duplicate card received when opening a card pack
ETB Enter the battlefield, when a creature or support comes into play
Evergreen In Magic: the Gathering Puzzle Quest, this term is used to mean an Icon Ability. (This contrasts with the term's use in Magic: the Gathering, in which the term refers to abilities which appear in any expansion set, rather than in a limited number of sets with a shared theme.)
F2P Free to play, a player who progresses without paying money to gain advantages
Greg A nickname for the AI which controls the opponent planeswalker during a game
Hibernum The original developers of MtGPQ
Legacy Cards from all sets, or events in which cards from all sets can be used
MP Masterpiece card rarity
MTG Magic: the Gathering, the collectible card game on which MtGPQ is based. Sometimes referred to as paper MTG
MTGPQ Magic: the Gathering Puzzle Quest, the name of the game
Nerf A reduction in power in a card or Planeswalker by the developers
Node A battle location in the UI of an active event.
Oktagon The current developers of MtGPQ
PP Premium pack, a pack with five 5-card boosters plus a guaranteed rare card
PvE Player vs Enemy, an event type where you face predetermined decks provided by the game
PvP Player vs Player, an event type where you face decks provided by other players
PW A Planeswalker, a powerful being you take the role of when playing the game
RNG Random number generator, code which determines random events in the game
Shield Numeric count on a support in play. Matching the support gem reduces the shield count by one; the support is destroyed at zero shields
SP Super pack, a pack with three 5-card boosters
Standard Cards from Origins and the most recent sets, or events in which only those cards can be used
SWW Something Went Wrong, an error message appearing in-game which accompanies a critical error
Tier Mastery level, determining the opponent and reward pool in events
tinykitty A word which auto-replaces profanities when posting on the official forums
Unobtainium A nickname for mana jewels (premium purple in-game currency)


Card abilities are listed on their own page: Abilities.


Abbrev Card name
A(ot)SS Approach of the Second Sun
Bacon Decimator of the Provinces
BB Beacon Bolt
Boomship Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
BSZ Blue Sun's Zenith
BtB Behold the Beyond
DT Dynavolt Tower
DtG Deploy the Gatewatch
Frog Turn to Frog
GAH Gonti's Aether Heart
GI Gideon's Intervention
GR Gaea's Revenge
GRB Geier Reach Bandit
HoD Hour of Devastation
HtS Harness the Storm
HUF Hazoret's Undying Fury
ID Imminent Doom
KI Killer Instinct
KTS Karn's Temporal Sundering
LM Lich's Mastery
LR Lightning Runner
Moon Imprisoned in the Moon
NM No Mercy
NP New Perspectives
Nyx Starfield of Nyx
OM Outlaws' Merryment
Omni Omniscience
Pig Decimator of the Provinces
QC Quartzwood Crasher
RR Repeated Reverberation
RR River's Rebuke
RU Ruinous Ultimatum
SA Startled Awake
SC Sandwurm Convergence
SoC Song of Creation
StV Storm the Vault
StW Settle the Wreckage
TSN Thopter Spy Network
TYS Thousand-Year Storm
UC Undergrowth Champion
UC Unpredictable Cyclone
UH Ulvenwald Hydra


Abbrev Planeswalker name
AJ1 Ajani Vengeant
AJ2 Ajani, Unyielding
AJ3 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants
AJ4 Ajani, Strength of the Pride
B1 Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
B2 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager
B3 Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
C1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
C2 Chandra, Roaring Flame
C3 Chandra, Awakened Inferno
D1 Dovin Baan
D2 Dovin, Grand Arbiter
G1 Gideon, Battle Forged
G2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
G3 Gideon of the Trials
G4 Gideon Blackblade
H1 Huatli, Warrior Poet
H2 Huatli, Radiant Champion
J1 Jace, Telepath Unbound
J2 Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
J3 Jace, Cunning Castaway
L1 Liliana, Defiant Necromancer
L2 Liliana, the Last Hope
L3 Liliana, Death's Majesty
L4 Liliana, Untouched by Death
L5 Liliana, Dreadhorde General
N1 Nissa, Sage Animist
N2 Nissa, Vital Force
N3 Nissa, Steward of the Elements
N4 Nissa, Worldwaker
S1 Sarkhan the Mad
S2 Sarkhan, Fireblood
S3 Sarkhan Unbroken
TED The Eldrazi Desolation
T1 Tezzeret, the Seeker
T2 Tezzeret the Schemer
T4 Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge
T3 Tezzeret, Artifice Master
V1 Vraska, Relic Seeker
V2 Vraska, Golgari Queen

Card Sets

Abbrev Set name
ORI Origins
BFZ Battle for Zendikar
OGW Oath of the Gatewatch
ZVE Zendikar vs Eldrazi
SOI Shadows over Innistrad
EMN Eldritch Moon
KLD Kaladesh
AER Aether Revolt
AKH Amonkhet
HOD Hour of Devastation
XLN Ixalan
RIX Rivals of Ixalan
DOM Dominaria
M19 Core Set 2019
GRN Guilds of Ravnica
RNA Ravnica Allegiance
M20 Core Set 2020
ELD Throne of Eldraine


Abbrev Event name
AE Angels' Embrace
AJTH A Journey Through History (Part 1, 2, 3, or 4)
AWR A World Reborn
AX Across Ixalan
AM Avacyn's Madness
AINF Awakened Inferno
B4T Battle of Four Tribes (Part 1 or 2)
CotC Challenge of the Courts
DM:S&M Duets of Mana: Spite and Martyrdom
DM:T&M Duets of Mana: Tears and Memories
EC Emrakul's Corruption
EO Emergency Ordinances
FE Fables of Eldraine
FiRF Fate is Rarely Fair
FS Fateful Showdown
HE Hallow's Eve
HoD Hour of Devastation
HoD Hour of Revelation
NoP Nodes of Power
OGW Oath of the Gatewatch (Part 1 or Part 2)
PF Planechasing Fblthp
RatC Revolt against the Consulate
RaW Ravnica at War
RoR Routes of Ravnica
RGP Return of the God-Pharaoh
RR Role Reversal
RT Rising Tensions
RtO Race to Orazca
TdR Tour de Ravnica
TDW The Dragon War
TE The Elderspark
TG Training Grounds
TGT The Great Tournament
TiS Terrors in the Shadows
ToA Trial of Ambition
ToS Trial of Strength
TotP Trial of the Planes
ToZ Trial of Zeal
ToT Trick or Treat?