MTG Arena Formats

Posted in Magic Digital on October 18, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Constructed

Artisan

In this Magic: The Gathering Arena format, all cards must be either common or uncommon rarity. Artisan events may use either Standard or Historic format legality for cards.

Banned Cards:

Other than that, the usual rules for Constructed decks apply:

  • Minimum of 60 cards in the main deck
    (Maximum 250 cards for main decks)
  • Up to 15 cards in your sideboard, if used
  • Include no more than 4 copies of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard combined (except basic lands)

A card must be available at common or uncommon rarity on Magic: The Gathering Arena for it to be legal in this format. If a version of a particular card is only available as a rare/mythic rare on Magic: The Gathering Arena, it is not considered legal for this format (e.g., Narcomoeba).

Standard Cascade

In this Magic: The Gathering Arena event, each player begins the game with a Maelstrom Nexus emblem that has the following ability:

  • When you cast your first spell each turn, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Banned Cards: 

Other than that, the usual rules for Standard Constructed decks apply:

  • Minimum of 60 cards in the main deck
    (Maximum 250 cards for main decks)
  • Up to 15 cards in your sideboard, if used
  • Include no more than 4 copies of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard combined (except basic lands)

Limited

Omniscience Draft

In this Magic: The Gathering Arena event, each player drafts a 40-card deck and begins the game with an Omniscience emblem that has the following abilities:

  • You may cast spells from your hand without paying their mana costs.
  • 0: Add WUBRG. Activate this ability only once each turn.

Additionally, each player's starting hand size is three (instead of seven). Other than that, the usual rules for Booster Draft apply:

  • Minimum of 40 cards in the main deck
    (There is no maximum size for main decks)
  • All cards from your Limited pool that are not in your main deck are considered part of your sideboard
  • A Limited deck may contain as many duplicates of a card as were included with the draft

Preconstructed

Oko's Madness

In this Magic: The Gathering Arena event, each player begins the game with a 60-card deck containing only basic lands and an Oko's Whims emblem that has the following abilities:

  • Creatures you control have base power and toughness 3/3 and are Elks in addition to their other types.
  • Pay 1, Discard a card: Create a token that's a copy of a random creature with converted mana cost 8 or less. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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