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ORI
 
Origins
 
Origins
 
Origins
PMA
 
Puzzle Masters
 
Puzzle Masters
 
Puzzle Masters*
PRO
 
Promotional
 
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BFZ
 
Battle for Zendikar
 
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OGW
 
Oath of the Gatewatch
 
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SOI
 
Shadows over Innistrad
 
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EMN
 
Eldritch Moon
 
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KLD
 
Kaladesh
 
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AER
 
Aether Revolt
 
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AKH
 
Amonkhet
 
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HOU
 
Hour of Devastation
 
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XLN
 
Ixalan
 
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RIX
 
Rivals of Ixalan
 
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DOM
 
Dominaria
 
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M19
 
Core Set 2019
 
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ZVE
 
Zendikar vs Eldrazi
 
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GRN
 
Guilds of Ravnica
 
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RNA
 
Ravnica Allegiance
 
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WAR
 
War of the Spark
 
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M20
 
Core Set 2020
 
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ELD
 
Throne of Eldraine
 
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THB
 
Theros Beyond Death
 
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ODY
 
From the Vault: Odyssey
 
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DvK
 
Daxos vs Kalemne
 
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IKO
 
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
 
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TOR
 
From the Vault: Torment
 
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M21
 
Core Set 2021
 
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JUD
 
From the Vault: Judgment
 
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ZNR
 
Zendikar Rising
 
Zendikar Rising
 
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KHM
 
Kaldheim
 
Kaldheim
 
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STX
 
Strixhaven
 
Strixhaven
 
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AFR
 
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
 
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
 
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MID
 
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
 
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
 
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
VOW
 
Innistrad: Crimson Vow
 
Innistrad: Crimson Vow
 
Innistrad: Crimson Vow
NEO
 
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
 
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
 
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
SNC
 
Streets of New Capenna
 
Streets of New Capenna
 
Streets of New Capenna
JMP
 
Jump/Start
 
Jump/Start
 
Jump/Start*
DMU
 
Dominaria United
 
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Dominaria United
BRO
 
The Brothers' War
 
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The Brothers' War
ONE
 
Phyrexia: All Will Be One
 
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Phyrexia: All Will Be One
MOM
 
March of the Machine
 
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March of the Machine
WOE
 
Wilds of Eldraine
 
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Wilds of Eldraine
*Doesn't count towards when Standard rotates

Standard is a card set format which includes Origins, plus between four and eight of the newest main-line card sets.

Standard format is often contrasted to Legacy format, a format including all card sets, or Block format, which includes selected card sets only.

Oktagon confirmed, in 2023, that they would be following Wizards of the Coast in extending the Standard playability of cards to three years instead of two. MID, VOW, NEO, and SNC will not be rotating out until 2024, but presumably in the third quarter of the year, as before 2023.

When Dominaria United was released in October 2022, Standard format rotated, and the previously Standard sets Zendikar Rising, Kaldheim, Strixhaven, and Adventures in the Forgotten Realms became Legacy sets.

How Standard changes

The card sets in Standard format match the Standard format of tabletop MtG, with the single difference of Origins always being in Standard.

The Standard format changes according to the following rules:

Cards rotate out in their third year, including the year they were released.

Before 2023

Rotation took place in the third quarter of the year.

The Standard format changed according to the following rules, until 2023:

  • New sets were added to Standard until Standard contained Origins plus 8 main-line non-Origins card sets. Zendikar vs Eldrazi and Daxos vs Kalemne are not considered main-line card sets.
  • When the 9th non-Origins set (10 main-line Standard sets including Origins) was added, the oldest group of four non-Origins Sets, and any non-mainline sets, were removed from Standard.

Rotations

When Innistrad: Midnight Hunt was released in October 2021, Throne of Eldraine, Theros Beyond Death, Daxos vs Kalemne, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Core Set 2021 became Legacy sets.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, after the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, Core Set 2021, and Zendikar Rising, the following card sets rotated out of Standard: Zendikar vs Eldrazi, Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, War of the Spark and M20.

When Throne of Eldraine was added to MtGPQ in November 2019 Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, and M19 rotated out.

In events

In a Standard Format event, decks must include only cards from Standard card sets. Standard events were introduced as a way of combating power creep, and lowering the barrier of entry for new players.

List of Standard format events

In decks

Any deck containing only Standard cards is a Standard deck, and may be played in Standard or Legacy events.

  • A Standard format Deck shows no ribbon in the deck editor.
  • A Legacy format Deck shows the Legacy Ribbon (Legacy) with the deck.

In card sets

The following card sets are Standard card sets.

Origins Origins (ORI)

Dec 2015 (version 1.2)

Cards: 246  (Common84 · Uncommon89 · Rare49 · Mythic24)

New mechanics:   RenownRenown

Puzzle Masters Puzzle Masters (PMA)

Jan 2021 (version 4.7)

Cards: 104  (Common0 · Uncommon0 · Rare60 · Mythic34 · Masterpiece10)

New mechanics:   AssembleAssemble · AutomateAutomate · CorruptCorrupt · CrystalizeCrystalize · DenyDeny · EnlistEnlist · Improved Gem · IgniteIgnite · LeylineLeyline · Lotus FieldLotus Field · Mana FieldMana Field · RestrainRestrain · SeedSeed · UnearthUnearth

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Innistrad: Midnight Hunt (MID)

Oct 2021 (version 5.2)

Cards: 176  (Common53 · Uncommon40 · Rare47 · Mythic24 · Masterpiece12)

New mechanics:   Bloodletting · Casting a Spell · CovenCoven · DayboundDaybound · DayshiftDayshift · DecayedDecayed · DisturbDisturb · Imminent DeathImminent Death · NightboundNightbound

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Innistrad: Crimson Vow (VOW)

Dec 2021 (version 5.3)

Cards: 173  (Common55 · Uncommon37 · Rare50 · Mythic18 · Masterpiece13)

New mechanics:   TrainingTraining · Blood Token · CleaveCleave · ExploitExploit · OutcastOutcast

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty (NEO)

Mar 2022 (version 5.5)

Cards: 199  (Common52 · Uncommon57 · Rare47 · Mythic29 · Masterpiece14)

New mechanics:   NinjutsuNinjutsu · ChannelChannel · ReconfigureReconfigure · ReconfiguredReconfigured · PilotPilot · Modified

Streets of New Capenna Streets of New Capenna (SNC)

Jun 2022 (version 5.7)

Cards: 243  (Common80 · Uncommon68 · Rare55 · Mythic26 · Masterpiece14)

New mechanics:   AllianceAlliance · BlitzBlitz · CasualtyCasualty · ConniveConnive · HideawayHideaway · HiddenHidden · Shield CounterShield Counter

Jump/Start Jump/Start (JMP)

Jul 2022 (version 5.8)

Cards: 35  (Common18 · Uncommon9 · Rare5 · Mythic3)

(No new mechanics added)

Dominaria United Dominaria United (DMU)

Oct 2022 (version 5.9)

Cards: 206  (Common69 · Uncommon55 · Rare52 · Mythic18 · Masterpiece12)

New mechanics:   CompleatedCompleated · DomainDomain · Read Ahead · RecruitRecruit · Stun CounterStun Counter · TappedTapped

The Brothers' War The Brothers' War (BRO)

Dec 2022 (version 6.0)

Cards: 182  (Common60 · Uncommon50 · Rare40 · Mythic20 · Masterpiece12)

(No new mechanics added)

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Phyrexia: All Will Be One (ONE)

Mar 2023 (version 6.1)

Cards: 214  (Common66 · Uncommon58 · Rare55 · Mythic20 · Masterpiece15)

New mechanics:   Escalate · For Mirrodin! · Oil CounterOil Counter · Phyrexian Toxin · ToxicToxic

March of the Machine March of the Machine (MOM)

Jun 2023 (version 6.2)

Cards: 130  (Common45 · Uncommon40 · Rare30 · Mythic10 · Masterpiece5)

(No new mechanics added)

Wilds of Eldraine Wilds of Eldraine (WOE)

Oct 2023 (version 6.3)

Cards: 208  (Common61 · Uncommon57 · Rare55 · Mythic20 · Masterpiece15)

New mechanics:   Bargain · Celebration · Role · Cursed Role · Monster Role · Royal Role · Sorcerer Role · Wicked Role · Young Hero Role