Announcing Magic 2011

Posted in Arcana on January 6, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast


A set everyone can sink their teeth into.


Walk amongst the elite – The ultimate strategic duelists. The few who can control deadly creatures and wield terrifying sorceries. Battle on countless worlds beyond this one in a quest for supremacy, and know what it means to say, "Here I Rule."

Set Name Magic 2011
Three-Letter Abbreviation M11
Number of Cards 249
Prerelease Date July 10-11, 2010
Release Date July 16, 2010
Launch Party July 16-18, 2010
Game Day August 14, 2010
Design Team Aaron Forsythe (lead)
Doug Beyer
Mark Globus
Tom LaPille
Gregory Marques
Development Team Erik Lauer (lead)
Dave Guskin
Tom LaPille
Kenneth Nagle


Standard now rotates only once each year, with the release of the October large set. So Magic 2011 will enter Standard on its release without knocking anything out, then Magic 2010 and Shards of Alara block will leave Standard with the release of "Lights." The Standard format between Magic 2011 and "Lights" will consist of Shards of Alara block, Zendikar block, Magic 2010, and Magic 2011. After the release of "Lights," it will consist of Zendikar Block, Magic 2011, and "Lights."

Extended rotates at the same time. After the release of Scars of Mirrodin, Extended will be Lorwyn/Shadwomoor block, Shards of Alara block, Zendikar block, Scars of Mirrodin block, Magic 2010 and Magic 2011.


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