MTR 6.3 Standard Format Deck Construction

The following card sets are permitted in Standard tournaments:

  • Ixalan™
  • Rivals of Ixalan™
  • Dominaria™
  • Global Deck Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling*
  • Core 2019™
  • Guilds of Ravnica™
  • Ravnica Allegiance™
  • War of the Spark 
  • Core Set 2020 (effective July 12, 2019)

*Global Deck Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling will be legal in Standard format in China only. It will leave the standard format concurrent with Dominaria.

Cards from Core 2019 Welcome Decks have a Core 2019 expansion symbol and are considered part of the Core 2019 expansion. All cards in Core 2019 Welcome Decks are legal for play in the Standard format and rotate out of the Standard format at the same time as Core 2019.

Cards from Core 2020 Welcome Decks, Spellslinger Starter Kits, and Theme boosters have a Core 2020 expansion symbol and are considered part of the Core 2020 expansion. All cards in Core 2020 Welcome Decks are legal for play in the Standard format and rotate out of the Standard format at the same time as Core 2020.

Planeswalker Decks contain ten (10) cards that, while not appearing in expansion Booster Packs, are considered part of the expansion released concurrent with those Planeswalker Decks. These cards have the same expansion symbol as cards from that expansion, are legal for play in the Standard format, and rotate out of the Standard format at the same time as the expansion.

“Buy-a-Box” promotional cards, while not appearing in expansion Booster Packs, are considered part of the expansion released concurrent with those promotional cards. These cards have the same expansion symbol as cards from that expansion, are legal for play in the Standard format, and rotate out of the Standard format at the same time as the expansion.

When Snow-Covered Lands are not legal in Standard, they are treated as the equivalent basic lands. Players must replace them when discovered, but no infraction is committed.

The following card is banned in Standard tournaments: