Standard

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Standard (formerly known as Type 2 [1] [2]) is a rotating constructed format that allows for all cards in the newest two story-based blocks and the newest Core Set to be played, save for cards on the Standard Banned List.

Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it may contain up to fifteen cards.

With the exception of basic land cards, a player's combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent.[3]

Contents

Current Rotation

These are the sets that are legal in the Standard format as of September 27, 2013 [3]:

Banned list

As of July 30, 2012, there are no banned cards in the current Standard environment.

Previously banned cards in Standard

See also: Timeline of DCI bans and restrictions.

The following is a list of cards that have been banned at one point during their stay in the Standard environment.

Popular standard decks

References

  1. Mark Rosewater. (August 06, 2012.) "Setting The Standard", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (August 05, 2013.) "Twenty Things That Were Going To Kill Magic", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Standard Format Deck Construction, MTG.com
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