Okay, let’s get some issues out of the way in which actual fast relating to monetization:
Is Artifact free?
No, it prices $20 and there’s no free various.
What do I get for getting it?
Two full decks, ten booster packs, and 5 tickets (used for enjoying aggressive modes). That is greater than a $20 worth contemplating the booster packs alone would value that a lot, and tickets additionally value cash.
So even taking part in the sport prices cash within the type of tickets?
Competitively, sure. Nevertheless, you possibly can play a vast quantity in informal play with out spending any extra cash.
How do I earn extra playing cards?
By shopping for them in boosters, shopping for them on the Steam Market, or successful in aggressive modes and being rewarded with booster packs.
The underside line is there may be a lot right here to maintain you busy with out spending any additional cash until you are very all for constructing your personal decks and taking part in with them. When you have different questions concerning the fundamentals, it is most likely answered within the cleverly-named ArtiFAQ.