Standard format?

What is “Standard” format?

Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released Magic sets. Evolving gameplay and fresh strategies make it one of the most fun and popular ways to play Magic.


What’s in Standard?

According to Wizards, “Each year, four Magic sets are released and added to Standard. Once per year, when the fall set releases, the four oldest sets in Standard rotate out”


How do I build a standard deck?

Your deck must be at least 60 cards.
Up to fifteen cards may be included in your sideboard, if you use one.
Include no more than four copies of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard combined (except basic lands).
There’s no maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck in your hands unassisted.

What’s rotating?

This September, when the new block goes live, several sets will be illegal to use in Standard and will be only playable in the new Historic format. The sets that are rotating out of Standard when Throne of Eldraine releases are:

Core Set 2019
Rivals of Ixalan

Here is what’s in standard today.

Guilds of Ravnica

Ravnica Allegiance

Core Set 2020

War of the Spark

Throne of Eldriane

Theros Beyond Death






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