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Standard Format

Why Play This Format?

  • Easily accessible cards
  • Great for deck building
  • Competitive

Different Ways to Play

Play Rules/Modifiers

Standard games are one-on-one with a 60 card minimum for the main deck (up to 15 card sideboard). Winner is determined either by best of one, or best of three games. These games should last standard length for a game (about 20 minutes on average).

Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released Magic sets. Evolving gameplay and fresh strategies make it one of the most fun and popular ways to play Magic.

How does set rotation work?
Each year, new Magic sets are released and added to Standard. Once per year, when the fall set releases, the four oldest sets in Standard rotate out.

What Sets Are Legal in Standard?
  • Streets of New Capenna
    
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
    
  • Innistrad: Crimson Vow
    
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
    
  • Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
    
  • Strixhaven
    
  • Kaldheim
    
  • Zendikar Rising
    

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July 8, 2022

Double Masters 2022

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Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate

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Streets of New Capenna

The Streets of New Capenna shine with the jackpot of a lifetime... if you go morally bankrupt. Five crime families control the halo that powers the city on this all-new plane, and corruption festers under the glitz and glamour of the Art Deco facade.

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Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Welcome to the bright future of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Magic’s first science fiction set! A world steeped in tradition embraces incredible technology with an array of high-tech Ninja and Samurai cards. Enhance your game with mechanics Channel and Reconfigure, and express your aesthetic with more showcase treatments than ever.

November 19, 2021

Innistrad: Crimson Vow

You’re invited to a vampire wedding for the ages with Innistrad: Crimson Vow. Join the sinister celebration and flaunt your power with a new lineup of vampire cards, powerful mechanics, and special alternate art featuring iconic characters from the world of Dracula.

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