MODERN FORMAT

Modern is a constructed format and therefore adheres to the following constructed rules:

  • Minimum of sixty cards
  • No maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck unassisted
  • Up to fifteen cards in your sideboard, if used

With the exception of basic lands (Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest), your combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent.

Note: The five snow-covered lands from the Ice Age block—Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest—are also basic lands. Snow-covered lands are only permitted in formats that allow expansions from the Ice Age block.

The following card sets are permitted in Modern tournaments:

  • Fate Reforged (effective January 23, 2015)
  • Khans of Tarkir
  • Magic 2015
  • Journey into Nyx
  • Born of the Gods
  • Theros
  • Magic 2014
  • Dragon's Maze
  • Gatecrash
  • Return to Ravnica
  • Magic 2013
  • Avacyn Restored
  • Dark Ascension
  • Innistrad
  • Magic 2012
  • New Phyrexia
  • Mirrodin Besieged
  • Scars of Mirrodin
  • Magic 2011
  • Rise of the Eldrazi
  • Worldwake
  • Zendikar
  • Magic 2010 
  • Alara Reborn 
  • Conflux 
  • Shards of Alara 
  • Eventide 
  • Shadowmoor 
  • Morningtide
  • Lorwyn 
  • Tenth Edition
  • Future Sight
  • Planar Chaos
  • Time Spiral
  • Coldsnap
  • Dissension
  • Guildpact
  • Ravnica: City of Guilds
  • Ninth Edition
  • Saviors of Kamigawa
  • Eighth Edition
  • Betrayers of Kamigawa
  • Champions of Kamigawa
  • Fifth Dawn
  • Darksteel
  • Mirrodin