What's in Standard?

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What is Standard?

Standard is a rotating group of Magic: The Gathering sets. Most sets enter Standard when they're released and drop out about twenty-one months later. At any given time, Standard contains between five and eight sets.

A Standard card is a card printed or reprinted into a set currently in Standard.

A Standard deck contains only Standard cards (60+ of them), may have a sideboard of up to 15 more Standard cards, and apart from basic lands does not have more than four copies of any one card .

Related sets and formats

Brawl is a format based on Standard—all rotations listed here apply to Brawl—but Brawl has a separate banlist.

Not all sets enter Standard upon release. For example, Masters sets and Commander sets do not enter Standard.


Despite being in Standard sets, these cards are explicitly not allowed in Standard decks.

  • Banned for being too effective a shutdown against counters to aggressive red (filling the board with small creatures and gaining life).1