Standard Format Deck Construction




Banned list

The following cards are banned in Standard tournaments.

Standard-legal sets

Cards from the following sets are currently legal in Standard, with the exception of banned cards:

Sets Legal until
 Ixalan Autumn 2019
 Rivals of Ixalan
 Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling#
 Core Set 2019
 Guilds of Ravnica Autumn 2020
 Ravnica Allegiance
 War of the Spark
 Core Set 2020*

^* Not released yet.

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 must have fifteen or less 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. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic.