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Modern Format

Deck Size
60+
Number of Players
2
Game Duration
20 Minutes

Why Play This Format?

  • Format doesn't rotate
  • Variety of metagame
  • Master your favorite deck over time

Different Ways to Play

Tabletop
Gather with friends and play in person! Tabletop is your chance to see physical card treatments like exclusive art, foils, and thematic frames up close.
SpellTable
Use your webcam to play  Magic  with friends in a private game, or match against players around the world! Now available with state-of-the-art card scanning technology.
MTGO
Celebrating twenty years strong!  Magic: The Gathering Online  allows you to collect cards, build decks, and duel other players with the widest array of cards and formats available.

Play Rules/Modifiers

These are one-on-one games with 60 card minimums for the main deck (up to 15 card sideboard). Modern games should last average length for a game (about 20 minutes).

With the exception of basic lands (Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, Forest, and Wastes), your combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. This format includes powerful cards and strategies from the last two decades of Magic.

What Sets Are Legal in Modern?
  • The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
    
  • Wilds of Eldraine
    
  • The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle Earth
    
  • March of the Machine: The Aftermath
    
  • March of the Machine
    
  • Phyrexia: All Will Be One
    
  • The Brothers' War
    
  • Dominaria United  
    
  • Streets of New Capenna
    
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
    
  • Innistrad: Crimson Vow
    
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
    
  • Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
    
  • Modern Horizons 2
    
  • Strixhaven
    
  • Kaldheim
    
  • Zendikar Rising
    
  • Core 2021
    
  • Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
    
  • Theros Beyond Death
    
  • Throne of Eldraine
    
  • Core Set 2020
    
  • Modern Horizons
    
  • War of the Spark
    
  • Ravnica Allegiance
    
  • Guilds of Ravnica
    
  • Core Set 2019
    
  • Dominaria
    
  • Rivals of Ixalan
    
  • Ixalan
    
  • Hour of Devastation
    
  • Amonkhet
    
  • Aether Revolt
    
  • Kaladesh
    
  • Eldritch Moon
    
  • Shadows over Innistrad
    
  • Oath of the Gatewatch
    
  • Battle for Zendikar
    
  • Magic Origins
    
  • Dragons of Tarkir
    
  • Fate Reforged
    
  • 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
    

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