MTR 6.3 Standard Format Deck Construction

The following card sets are permitted in Standard tournaments:

  • Battle for Zendikar™
  • Oath of the Gatewatch™
  • Shadows over Innistrad™
  • Eldritch Moon™
  • Kaladesh™
  • Aether Revolt
  • Amonkhet
  • Hour of Devastation (effective July 14, 2017)
  • Ixalan (effective September 29, 2017)
  • Rivals of Ixalan™ (effective January 19, 2018)

In addition, cards from the Welcome Deck (and other ancillary products) with the “W16” set identification code are also permitted in Standard Tournaments. These cards will rotate out of the Standard format at the same time as the Shadows over Innistrad expansion.

Cards from Welcome Decks (and other ancillary products) with the “W17” set identification code are also permitted in Standard Tournaments. These cards will rotate out of the Standard format at the same time as the Amonkhet expansion.

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 contain 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

The following cards are banned in Standard tournaments: