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HISTORIC FORMAT

Why Play This Format?

  • Play with a wide range of cards, old and new.
  • Cards do not rotate as new Standard sets are released.
  • Rebalanced cards keep the format fresh and exciting.
  • Play digitally only on MTG Arena!

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Play Rules/Modifiers

Historic is MTG Arena’s largest Constructed format, filled with both old and new Magic cards. Digital-only cards are legal in this format, including rebalanced versions of existing cards. Play unique strategies, wild synergies, and construct unique decks! Historic never rotates and is curated as a digital-first format.

  • Your deck must be at least 60 cards.
  • Up to fifteen cards may be included in your sideboard, seven in best of 1.
  • Include no more than four copies of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard combined (except basic lands).

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