Event Formats



There are two different ‘main formats’ that a Lightseekers tournament can be played in:

1. Limited – Players are provided with decks or cards to build decks from at the event.

2. Constructed – Players bring their own pre-constructed decks.


For players who have learned the basics of the game, Limited play is an exciting format to offer within Organized Play. In this format, each participant receives sealed product to create a deck with. It also offers a chance to compete for players who are interested in gameplay but not collecting the cards. For collectors, it acts as a way to consistently build their card collection.

The two types of limited play Lightseekers will offer are Starter Deck and Draft play. Starter Deck play is a less competitive format than draft. These events are a great choice for a player who is looking to start a collection or build on an existing one.



Starter Deck Sealed: Each player receives one Starter deck and a number of boosters (decided by the event organizer). The players then have twenty minutes to examine their pool of cards and modify their starter deck before competing in rounds to determine a winner.

Limited Starter Deck requirements:

  • 36 Card Deck (no more or less)
  • 1 Hero
  • 5 Combos (all unique)
  • 30 Action Cards (up to 3 copies of any one card)



In Booster Draft, players assemble their decks out of cards picked out of booster packs. Players are divided into equally sized groups of up to 8 people and each group is seated in a circle.

Each player is given 5 booster packs. They all open one of their boosters and pick out one card from it. After everyone in the group has picked a card, they pass the remaining cards to the person on their left. They then pick one card from the deck they received and pass it over to the left again. The boosters circulate like this until all cards have been picked out. The players then open their second booster pack to repeat the process, but alternate between passing to the left and right.

After all booster packs have been distributed, players need to build a deck using the cards they have picked out. There are a few key differences in how a Booster Draft deck is built compared to the standard ruleset:

  • All heroes have access to all Elements to a basic level. This means that any player can play cards of any Element, regardless of what heroes they have selected.
  • Each player can use up to two heroes. Whichever of the heroes has the greatest starting health determines the player’s starting health. They get access to both of the heroes’ traits and superior Elements.
    If a player didn’t pick a hero card during the draft stage, they default to a blank hero with 25 starting health, no traits, and no superior Elements.
  • The deck should only consist of 30 cards in total (action cards and combo cards added together; this does not include the hero cards).
  • The deck can contain any number of duplicate cards of action cards and combo cards alike (e.g. it can contain more than one copy of a combo card).
  • There is no restriction for how many combo cards a deck can contain; as few or as many as the player wants (or has access to).

BAN LIST (Limited Booster Draft)

Effective 20th March 2018

Some cards are not allowed in Limited Booster Draft competitive play. A deck containing any of the cards listed below is not allowed and is not considered a valid deck.

  • Cessilia


Constructed play is a format where each participant creates a deck from their own card collection. Constructed deck building is a difficult yet rewarding aspect of playing TCGs.

Constructed tournaments come in two different modes that they can be played in: Basic and Advanced.

Constructed Deck requirements:

  • 36 Cards in Deck (no more or less)
  • 1 Hero
  • 5 Combos (all unique)
  • 30 Action Cards (up to 3 copies of any one card)

Basic Constructed

Each player brings along 1 deck of their choice along with a sideboard. The sideboard allows each player to bring along an additional 10 cards. A sideboard can only consist of combo cards and Unaligned action cards. After the first game of a match has been played, players are allowed to swap out cards between their deck and sideboard, without telling their opponent which cards (if any) are being swapped.

In multiplayer, cards can be swapped between the deck and sideboard after seating has been determined.

Advanced Constructed

This format is only suitable for 1v1 tournaments.

Each player brings 3 decks but no sideboard. The decks need to be of different Orders.

In each match, the players get to ban one of their opponent’s decks. They make this call purely based on the hero (they are not allowed to look through the decks). Who bans first depends on the structure of the tournament, and where in the tournament they are. In a Swiss or Single Elimination structure, it is randomly decided who makes the first ban. The person who bans first also gets to choose whether or not they go first (and it then alternates from game to game within a match). If the players have reached a knock-out stage following a Swiss stage, the greatest seed gets to choose whether they want to ban first or not

After one of the three decks has been banned, the players decide, in secret, which deck to play first and then reveal it to their opponent before the game begins. A player must win with both remaining decks to win the match; i.e., once they’ve won with one deck, they can’t play it again that match.

Ban list (Basic and Advanced Constructed)

​​Effective 20th March 2018

Some cards are not allowed in competitive play. A deck or sideboard containing any of the cards listed below is not allowed and is not considered a valid deck.

  • Shadow Wraith
  • Skyrider
  • Pollen Weaver
  • Moon Song

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