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 will contain between five and
eight sets inclusive.
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
Related sets and formats
is partially based on Standard—all rotations listed here apply to Brawl—but Brawl has a
Masters sets never enter Standard.