Timeline of Magic: the Gathering Standard (Type II)

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The collectible card game Magic: the Gathering was first released in 1993 with very few restrictions on how players could construct their decks (which cards to include, and how many copies of each card were allowed).[1][2] The game evolved over time, and different formats were developed which each had different constraints for how players could construct their decks. Constructed formats, for instance, allow players to build decks in advance using cards from their collection, although only a subset of cards are allowed.[3] Another major development was the creation of officially sanctioned tournaments that offer prize money. These official tournaments created an incentive for players to continue to buy cards for new sets, and helped establish a long-term future for the game.[4]

The rotating constructed format known today as Standard (originally called "Type 2") was first announced on January 10, 1995, inheriting banned and restricted lists from another format, called Vintage.[5] Today, it is one of the most common formats used for large official tournaments. Since it was initially announced, the way that card legality is determined, and the way cards rotate in and out of the format has gone through many changes. For most of the format's history, set rotation was a distinctive element: new card sets get added to the list of allowed sets, until eventually the older sets on the list are removed from the list, or "rotate out" of the format. Below is a timeline of different Standard environments throughout the format's history. Where verifiable, effective dates of legality for paper magic (not Magic Online) are listed (as opposed to release or announcement dates.) Data for the earliest years of the format are hard to verify with precision, as the internet, and the game, was still in its infancy.

Began[6] Ended Legal Sets Total Cards[7] Comments Notable Deck Archetypes
Jan 10 1995 Type II format announced: only allows cards still available in the basic Revised Edition and the latest two expansions.[5]

Banned and Restricted lists inherited from Vintage.[8] Most of those were irrelevant to Type II. Cards relevant to Type II were: Sol Ring, Channel, Copy Artifact, Demonic Tutor, Regrowth, Wheel of Fortune, Ivory Tower, Mind Twist (restricted), Contract From Below, Darkpact, & Demonic Attorney (banned). Some cards at that time had already been restricted and then unrestricted: Orcish Oriflamme (unrestricted in Feb 1994) Dingus Egg (unrestricted May 1994). Also, all Legendary cards were restricted.

Jan 10 1995 Apr 19 1995 Revised
The Dark
Fallen Empires
-banned cards
(3 sets)
+291
+119
+102
-3
=509
Apr 19 1995 Jun 1995 4th Edition[9]
The Dark
Fallen Empires
-banned cards
(3 sets)
+363
+119
+102
-3
=581
Balance is restricted. Fork is restricted. Ante cards in 4th edition (Bronze Tablet, Rebirth, Tempest Efreet) are banned. Banned cards from Revised rotate out.
Jun 1995 Jul 1995 4th Edition
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
-banned cards
-duplicates
(3 sets)
+363
+102
+363
-4
-21[10]
=803
July: U.S. Nationals. Chronicles released in July, unclear which day exactly it became legal in Standard. The ante card in Ice Age (Amulet of Quoz) goes on banned list. Icy Manipulator (reprinted in Ice Age) had been unrestricted in Mar 1994. Ice Age is the first set to feature reprints. Vise Age[11][12][13]
Aug 1995 Sep 1995 4th Edition
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Chronicles
-banned cards
-duplicates
(3 sets + CHR)
+363
+102
+363
+116
-5
-21
=918
Aug: Worlds. Jeweled Bird (ante card in Chronicles) banned. Some reprints from Chronicles are already on the restricted list: Feldon's Cane (originally restricted May 1994) and Recall (originally restricted Aug 1994). Rack Control
RW Vise Orb
RG Vise Age (Burn)[14]
Oct 1995 New deck construction rules.

Standard (Type II) can be composed of cards from the most recent edition of Magic The Gathering (Fourth Edition at the time), white border extensions (Chronicles) and all available limited edition expansions (Ice Age, Fallen Empires and soon Homelands).[15]

Oct 1995 Nov 1996 4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Homelands[16]
-banned cards
-duplicates
(4 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+102
+363
+115
-6
-21
=1032
The Ante card in Homelands (Timmerian Fiends) is banned.
Nov 1995 Feb 1996 4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Homelands
-banned cards
-duplicates
(4 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+102
+363
+115
-7
-21
=1031
Zuran Orb is restricted. Channel is banned. Legendary cards are unrestricted.
Feb 1996 Apr 1996 4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Homelands
-banned cards
-duplicates
(4 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+102
+363
+115
-8
-21

=1030

Mind Twist is banned. Black Vise is restricted. PT NY, the 1st Pro Tour tournament, uses a modified Standard requirement wherein players build their decks including at least five cards from each set that was legal in the format: Fourth Edition, Chronicles, Ice Age, Fallen Empires, and Homelands.[16]
Apr 1996 Jun 1996 4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Homelands
-banned cards
-duplicates
(4 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+102
+363
+115
-8
-21
=1030
Feldon's Cane and Recall are unrestricted.
Jun 1996 Jul 1996 "Necro Summer"
4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Homelands
Alliances
-banned cards
-duplicates
(5 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+102
+363
+115
+199
-8
-21
=1229
Jul 1996 Sep 30 1996 "Necro Summer"
4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Homelands
Alliances
-banned cards
-duplicates
(5 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+102
+363
+115
+199
-8
-21
=1229
Land Tax is restricted. Aug: Worlds. Necro[17]
Turbo Stasis[18][19]
Prison[20]/Titania's Orb[19]
White Weenie[21]
Ernhamgeddon[18][19][21]
Oct 1 1996 Dec 31 1996 4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Ice Age
Homelands
Alliances
Mirage
-banned cards
-duplicates
(6 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+102
+363
+115
+199
+330
-8
-37[22]

=1543

Strip Mine and Hymn to Tourach are restricted.[23]

PT Dallas in Nov – the 1st non-modified Standard Pro Tour event.[24][25][26]

Necro
Prison
Counter Hammer
Jan 1 1997 New deck construction rules.

New editions of the Basic Set replace old versions and are permitted in Standard play 30 days after the release date of the new edition. New stand-alone expansions (e.g. Ice Age, Mirage) replace previous stand-alone expansions and are permitted in Standard play 30 days after the release date of the new edition. Limited-edition expansions more than 10 months old at time of release are replaced when a new expansion becomes legal.[27]

Fallen Empires and Ice Age are removed from Standard.[23]

All cards on the restricted list are moved to the banned list. Banned List: Balance, Black Vise, Bronze Tablet, Channel, Ivory Tower, Jeweled Bird, Land Tax, Mind Twist, Rebirth, Strip Mine, Tempest Efreet, Timmerian Fiends.[28]

Jan 1 1997 Mar 4 1997 4th Edition
(Basic set)
Chronicles
(extension of 4th ed.)
Homelands
(Lim. ed. expansion)
Alliances
(Lim. ed. expansion)
Mirage
(stand-alone)
-banned cards[23]
-duplicates
(3 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+115
+199
+330
-12
-12[29]
=1099
Type II reports from this time are hard to find. Based on tournament reports from The Magic Dojo it appears that there were some Type II tournaments from this time period that ran using "old type 2" deck construction rules from 1996.[30][31]

New Mulligan rule introduced at PT Los Angeles (not Type II), which was later called the "Paris Mulligan" after the subsequent PT Paris in April.[32]

Mar 5th 1997 Apr 23 1997 4th Edition
Chronicles
Alliances
Mirage
Visions
-banned cards[23]
-duplicates
(4 sets + CHR)
+363
+116
+199
+330
+167
-11
-12
=1152
GP Amsterdam, the first standard Grand Prix, used "modified standard" or PT NY deck construction rules, which required playing at least 5 cards from each legal set. Timmerian Fiends rotates out.
Apr 23 1997 Jun 30 1997 Alliances
Mirage
Visions
5th Edition
-duplicates
(4 sets)
+199
+330
+167
+429
-15[33]
=1110
Jul 1 1997 New deck construction rules.
Standard decks can be composed of cards from the most recent edition of Magic: The Gathering (then 5th Edition) and all sets from the two most recent "blocks" of expansions.

New card sets become effective on the first day of the month following their introduction. If a set is released in the last two weeks of a month, then the set's effective date is pushed out to the first of the second month. For example, a set released on January 8 is legal on February 1, and one released on January 25 is legal on March 1.[28]

Jul 1 1997 Oct 31 1997 Ice Age
Homelands
Alliances
5th edition
Mirage
Visions
Weatherlight
-banned cards
-duplicates
(7 sets)
+363
+115
+199
+429
+330
+167
+167
-3
-124[34]

=1653

Zuran Orb is banned. With Ice Age and Homelands back, Amulet of Quoz and Timmerian Fiends return to the banned list.[35]
US Nats. in July. World Championship in Aug.
CounterPost[36][37]
Deadguy Red[38][39]
UR Aggro[38]
5C Black[40][41]
Green Stompy[40][37]
Control-Burn[40]
Green 5-Color
UW Control[39]
Nov 1 1997 Mar 31 1998 5th edition
Mirage
Visions
Weatherlight
Tempest
-duplicates
(5 sets)
+429
+330
+167
+167
+330
-36[42]
=1419
Apr 1 1998 Jun 30 1998 5th edition
Mirage
Visions
Weatherlight
Tempest
Stronghold
-duplicates
(6 sets)
+429
+330
+167
+167
+330
+143
-36
=1530
TurboZvi (Dream Halls)
Jul 1 1998 Oct 31 1998 5th edition
Mirage
Visions
Weatherlight
Tempest
Stronghold
Exodus
-duplicates
(7 sets)
+429
+330
+167
+167
+330
+143
+143
-36
=1673
US Nats in July. Worlds in Aug. Deadguy Red
Draw-Go
WW Empyrial Armor
Pros-Bloom
Rec-Sur
Forbidian
Godzilla (Reanimator)
Suicide Black (Hatred)
Oath (Turbo Mulch)
Tradewind Good Stuff
Nov 1 1998 Dec 31 1998 "Combo Winter"
5th edition
Tempest
Stronghold
Exodus
Urza's Saga
-duplicates
(5 sets)
+429
+330
+143
+143
+330
-21[43]
=1354
Academy (Tolarian Blue)
Deadguy Red
WW
Suicide Black (Hatred)
Counter Phoenix
Cursed Elves
Draw-Go
Counter Sliver
Jan 1 1999 Feb 28 1999 5th edition
Tempest
Stronghold
Exodus
Urza's Saga
-banned cards
-duplicates
(5 sets)
1352 Tolarian Academy and Windfall are banned.[44] Spiral Blue
Sligh
Enchantress
Rec/Sur
Necro
Suicide Black (Hatred)
Red Artifacts (Mono Brown)
Counter Phoenix
Veggie Ponza (LD)[45]
Mar 1 1999 Mar 31 1999 5th edition
Tempest
Stronghold
Exodus
Urza's Saga
Urza's Legacy
-banned cards
-duplicates
(6 sets)
+429
+330
+143
+143
+330
+143
-2
-21
=1495
Apr 1 1999 May 31, 1999 5th edition
Tempest
Stronghold
Exodus
Urza's Saga
Urza's Legacy
-banned cards
-duplicates
(6 sets)
1488 Dream Halls, Earthcraft, Fluctuator, Lotus Petal, Recurring Nightmare, Time Spiral[46] and Memory Jar[47] are banned.[48]
A Mar. 1 announcement banned the first 6 cards, effective April 1. A Mar 11 emergency announcement retroactively added Memory Jar to the Mar 1 list, effective April 1.[44]
Lackey Red
Wachter Death
Stampy
DrainGeyser
Lennon Sliver
Moore BigRed
Joneseque Hate[49]
Jun 1 1999 Jun 30 1999 Tempest
Stronghold
Exodus
Urza's Saga
Urza's Legacy
6th edition[50]
-banned cards
-duplicates
(6 sets)
330
+143
+143
+330
+143
+429
-9
-47[51]
=1462
Rules Changes: Spells and combat damage go on the "stack." Interrupts became instants. "Mana abilities" cannot be countered, mana spells can. Triggered abilities clarified. "Damage-prevention step" removed. Artifacts also received a rule change. Before the change, an artifact "shut off" or stopped working while it was tapped, unless it was an artifact creature. After, an artifact remains active while tapped. This was to bring artifacts more in line with other cards. Some artifacts (like Howling Mine and Static Orb) retained the "shut off" aspect, which necessitated explicitly printing that they only worked while untapped. Combat restructured. A player with zero or less life loses the game as soon as a player has priority.
July 1, 1999 Oct 31 1999 Tempest
Stronghold
Exodus
Urza's Saga
Urza's Legacy
6th edition
Urza's Destiny
-banned cards
-duplicates
(7 sets)
330
+143
+143
+330
+143
+429
+143
-10
-47
=1604
Mind Over Matter is banned
New sets released during the first 15 days of a month are allowed in Constructed tournament play on the 1st day of the month following their retail release date. Sets released after the first 15 days of a month are allowed in Constructed tournament play on the 1st day of the 2nd month following their release date.[52]
US Nats and Canadian Nats in July. Worlds in Aug.
Wildfire
Green Stompy
LD Red
Mono Black Control
Zvi Bargain
Veggie Ponza
White Weenie
Living Death
Enchantress[53]
Nov 1 1999 Feb 29 2000 Urza's Saga
Urza's Legacy
6th edition
Urza's Destiny
Mercadian Masques
-banned cards
-duplicates
(5 sets)
330
+143
+429
+143
+330
-5
-13[54]
=1357
Tempest block rotates out. Remaining banned cards: Tolarian Academy, Windfall, Fluctuator, Time Spiral, Memory Jar Sabre Bargain
MonoBlackControl
Accelerated Blue
Mono Brown
Squirrel Prison
Green Stompy
The Rock & His Millions
Mono Red[55]
Mar 1 2000 Jun 30 2000 Urza's Saga
Urza's Legacy
6th edition
Urza's Destiny
Mercadian Masques
Nemesis
-banned cards
-duplicates
(6 sets)
330
+143
+429
+143
+330
+143
-5
-13
=1500
Several National events in June.[56] US Nats[57] and Latin American Championship[58] in July. Napster
Ponza
Angry Hermit
Draw-Go
Green Stompy / Green Tangle
White Weenie
Replenish
Trinity Green
Covetous Dragon
MBC
UG Opposition
Jul 1 2000 Oct 31 2000 Urza's Saga
Urza's Legacy
6th edition
Urza's Destiny
Mercadian Masques
Nemesis
Prophecy
-banned cards
-duplicates
(7 sets)
330
+143
+429
+143
+330
+143
+143
-5
-13
=1644
Asia-Pac and Euro Championship in July. Worlds in Aug. Replenish
Tinker
Napster
Sabre Bargain[59]
Accelerated Blue
Angry Hermit
Chimera (Fecundity)
Trinity Green
Ponza
U Control
Green Stompy
Nov 1 2000 Feb 28 2001 6th edition
Mercadian Masques
Nemesis
Prophecy
Invasion
-duplicates
(5 sets)
429
+330
+143
+143
+330
-8[60]
=1367
PT Chicago in Dec. WW Rebels
Mar 1 2001 Apr 30 2001 6th edition
Mercadian Masques
Nemesis
Prophecy
Invasion
Planeshift
-duplicates
(6 sets)
429
+330
+143
+143
+330
+143
-8
=1510
Fires
May 1, 2001 Jun 30 2001 Mercadian Masques
Nemesis
Prophecy
Invasion
Planeshift
7th edition
+330
+143
+143
+330
+143
+330
=1419
French[61] and German[62] Nats in May. US Nats and Japanese Nats in June. European, Latin American and Asia-Pac Championship in June. Fires
Counter Rebels[63]
July 1, 2001 Oct 31 2001 Mercadian Masques
Nemesis
Prophecy
Invasion
Planeshift
7th edition
Apocalypse
+330
+143
+143
+330
+143
+330
+143
=1562
Canadian Nats in July. Worlds in Aug. Fires
BR Machine Head
Opposition
UB Nether-Go
Dave Price Red
UW Ctrl
U ctrl
Counter Rebels
Nov 1 2001[64] Feb 28 2002 Invasion
Planeshift
7th edition
Apocalypse
Odyssey
+330
+143
+330
+143
+330
=1276
Odyssey was released in September 21, 2001, and the GP events on Oct. 6 were the "first chance for many to play a serious event with the new Odyssey cards"[65] but those events were Block Constructed. According to the DCI floor rules document[64] Odyssey was not legal in Standard until Nov. 1st.
Mar 1 2002[64] Jun 30 2002 Invasion
Planeshift
7th edition
Apocalypse
Odyssey
Torment
+330
+143
+330
+143
+330
+143
=1419
GP Milwaukee in May – the 1st non-modified Standard GP. US and Japan Nats in May. Canada Nats and European Championship in June. Squirrel Opposition
Psychatog
Goblin Trenches
RUG/RG Madness
Braids[66]
Battle of Wits[67]
Jul 1 2002[64] Oct 31 2002 Invasion
Planeshift
7th edition
Apocalypse
Odyssey
Torment
Judgment
+330
+143
+330
+143
+330
+143
+143
=1562
GP São Paulo and GP Taipei in July. Worlds in Aug.

Magic: The Gathering Online goes live in July 2002 with a total of six sets (Seventh Edition, Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Odyssey and Torment) [68]

Squirrel Opposition
Psychatog
Goblin Trenches
UG Madness
RG Madness
Nov 1 2002[69] Feb 28 2003 7th edition
Odyssey
Torment
Judgment
Onslaught
+330
+330
+143
+143
+330
=1276
Masters Chicago in Jan. Squirrel Opposition
Psychatog
UG Madness
Mar 1 2003[69] Jun 30 2003 7th edition
Odyssey
Torment
Judgment
Onslaught
Legions
+330
+330
+143
+143
+330
+145
=1421
Nationals: Netherlands and England in April, France and Australia in May, Japan, Canada, US in June. First ever MTGO World Championship Qualifier in April[70] UG Madness
Cunning Wake
Zombie Clerics
Squirrel Opposition
GW Glory
MonoBlackControl
RG Madness
Oversold Cemetery
RW Astral Slide
Jul 1 2003[69] Aug 31 2003 7th Edition
Odyssey
Torment
Judgment
Onslaught
Legions
Scourge
+330
+330
+143
+143
+330
+145
+143
=1564
GP Bangkok and European Championship in July. Worlds and GP Atlanta in Aug. Mirari's Wake
UG Madness
Goblin Bidding
Goblin Vortex
Reanimator
Mono Black Control
RW Astral Slide
RG Madness
Psychatog
BW Eternal Dragon
Sep 1 2003[71] Oct 19 2003 Odyssey
Torment
Judgment
Onslaught
Legions
Scourge
8th edition
+330
+143
+143
+330
+145
+143
+337
=1571
Oct 20 2003[72] Feb 19 2004 Onslaught
Legions
Scourge
8th edition
Mirrodin
+330
+145
+143
+337
+286
=1241
Sets now become legal on the 20th of a given month.
Feb 20 2004 Jun 19 2004 Onslaught
Legions
Scourge
8th edition
Mirrodin
Darksteel
+330
+145
+143
+337
+286
+165
=1406
GP Brussels in May. Italy, Japan, and US Nats in June, before the ban. Goblins
Skullclamp Affinity
Elf and Nail
Tooth and Nail
Goblin Bidding
UW Control
March of the Machines
Burn
Eternal Dragon
Beasts
Jun 20 2004 Oct 19 2004 Onslaught
Legions
Scourge
8th edition
Mirrodin
Darksteel
Fifth Dawn
-banned card
+330
+145
+143
+337
+286
+165
+165
-1
=1570
Skullclamp is banned[73]
England Nats in late June. Canada, Australia, Spain and France Nats and GP Kuala Lumpur in July. GP Nagoya and MTGO World Championship Qualifier[74] in Aug. Worlds in Sept.
Cranial Affinity
GW Astral Slide
RW Astral Slide
GW Eternal Dragon
UW Control[75]
Krark-Clan Ironworks
Elf and Nail
Tooth and Nail
Beasts
Death Cloud
Goblins / Goblin Bidding
Bladewing Red
R Land Destruction
March of the Machines
G Urzatron
UR Obliterate
Proteus Control
Oct 20 2004 Feb 19 2005 8th edition
Mirrodin
Darksteel
Fifth Dawn
Champions of Kamigawa
-banned card
+337
+286
+165
+165
+286
-1
=1238
Cranial Affinity
Feb 20 2005[76] Mar 19 2005 8th edition
Mirrodin
Darksteel
Fifth Dawn
Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
-banned card
+337
+286
+165
+165
+286
+165
-1
=1403
Mar 20 2005 Jun 19 2005 8th edition
Mirrodin
Darksteel
Fifth Dawn
Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
-banned cards
+337
+286
+165
+165
+286
+165
-9
=1395
Arcbound Ravager, Disciple of the Vault, Darksteel Citadel, Ancient Den, Great Furnace, Seat of the Synod, Tree of Tales, and Vault of Whispers are banned.
Jun 20 2005[76] Aug 19 2005 8th edition
Mirrodin
Darksteel
Fifth Dawn
Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Saviors of Kamigawa
-banned cards
+337
+286
+165
+165
+286
+165
+165
-9
=1560
Nationals: Italy and France in July, US and England in early Aug. MonoBlack Rats
White Weenie[77][78]
Big Red (Slogger)
Red Aggro
BG Witness
Tooth and Nail
Urzatron
Jushi Blue
Aug 20 2005 Oct 19 2005[79] Mirrodin
Darksteel
Fifth Dawn
Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Saviors of Kamigawa
9th Edition
-banned cards
+286
+165
+165
+286
+165
+165
+339
-9
=1562
Canada Nats in late Aug. Japan, Netherlands, Spain Nats in Sept. U Urzatron
MonoBlack Rats
Big Red (Slogger)
G RazorTron
Jushi Blue
Green Stompy
Red Aggro
Oct 20 2005[79] Feb 2006 Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Saviors of Kamigawa
Ninth Edition
Ravnica: City of Guilds
+286
+165
+165
+339
+286
=1241
2005 World Championship is moved later in the year, beginning on Nov. 30th. Ghazi-Glare
UG Meloku
UB Control
Enduring Ideal
Gifts
Feb 20 2006[80] May 19, 2006 Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Saviors of Kamigawa
Ninth Edition
Ravnica: City of Guilds
Guildpact
+286
+165
+165
+339
+286
+165
=1406
PT Honolulu in Mar. Zoo
Izzetron
Owling Mine
Heartbeat
Orzhov Aggro
Gruul Beats (Heezy St.)
May 20, 2006[80] Aug 19 2006 Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Saviors of Kamigawa
Ninth Edition
Ravnica: City of Guilds
Guildpact
Dissension
+286
+165
+165
+339
+286
+165
+180
=1586
Nationals: France, Australia,[81] Italy, England, US in July. Canada and Germany in Early August.
Heartbeat
Azorius Jitte
White Weenie
Orzhov Aggro
Zoo
Magnivore
Azorius Control
UG Sea Stompy
Solar Flare
Ghazi-Glare
Gifts
Izzetron
Enduring Ideal
Boros Aggro
Snakes
Ninjas
Reanimator Control
UWg Saproling Ctrl
Aug 20 2006[82] Oct 19 2006 Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Saviors of Kamigawa
Ninth Edition
Ravnica: City of Guilds
Guildpact
Dissension
Coldsnap
+286
+165
+165
+339
+286
+165
+180
+155
=1741
Japan Nats in late Aug. Spain and Netherlands Nats in Sept. Solar Flare
Ninjas[83]
Sea Stompy
Counter-Top
RUG Zoo
BG Demonfire
BR Burn
Azorius Aggro
Simic Aggro
Junk
Heartbeat
Snakes
Oct 20 2006[82] Feb 19 2007 Ninth Edition
Ravnica: City of Guilds
Guildpact
Dissension
Coldsnap
Time Spiral
+339
+286
+165
+180
+155
+402

=1527

World Championship: Nov. 29-Dec. 3 Dragonstorm
Gruul Beatdown
Boros Aggro
U Urzatron
MartyrTron
Angelfire
Feb 20 2007[82] May 19, 2007 Ninth Edition
Ravnica: City of Guilds
Guildpact
Dissension
Coldsnap
Time Spiral
Planar Chaos
+339
+286
+165
+180
+155
+402
+165
=1692
GP Kyoto in Mar. Project X
Pickles
Angelfire
Solar Flare
Gruul Aggro
UR Urzatron
May 20, 2007[82] July 19, 2007 Ninth Edition
Ravnica: City of Guilds
Guildpact
Dissension
Coldsnap
Time Spiral
Planar Chaos
Future Sight
+339
+286
+165
+180
+155
+402
+165
+180
=1872
France Nats. Teachings
Angelfire
Project X
Gruul Beatdown
Korlash Black
Dragonstorm
Solar Flare
July 20, 2007[84] Oct 19 2007 Ravnica: City of Guilds
Guildpact
Dissension
Coldsnap
Time Spiral
Planar Chaos
Future Sight
10th Edition
-duplicates
+286
+165
+180
+155
+402
+165
+180
+363
-18[85]

=1878

Nationals: Australia, Italy, Great Britain, US in July. Germany and Japan in Aug. Canada in Sep.
Angelfire
Gruul Beatdown
Rakdos Aggro
Solar Flare
Blink Riders
UB Ctrl
Red Deck Wins
Dredge
Swath Storm
GoyfRack
Teachings
UWG OmniChord
WBG Wish
Pickles
Project X
Oct 20 2007[86] Jan 31 2008 Coldsnap
Time Spiral
Planar Chaos
Future Sight
10th Edition
Lorwyn
-duplicates
+155
+402
+165
+180
+363
+281
-18[87]

=1528

GP Kraków in Nov. Worlds in Dec. GR Mana Ramp
Mannequin
U Ctrl
UG Faeries
Pickles
Gassy Knoll(Dragonstorm)
GB Midrange
GB Elves
Doran Aggro
Feb 1 2008[86] May 1, 2008 Coldsnap
Time Spiral
Planar Chaos
Future Sight
10th Edition
Lorwyn
Morningtide
-duplicates
+155
+402
+165
+180
+363
+281
+150
-19[88]

=1677

Sets become legal on their release date. GP Shizuoka in Mar. UB Faeries
GB Elves
Doran
Reveillark
May 2, 2008[86] July 24, 2008 Coldsnap
Time Spiral
Planar Chaos
Future Sight
10th Edition
Lorwyn
Morningtide
Shadowmoor
-duplicates
+155
+402
+165
+180
+363
+281
+150
+281
-20[89]

=1957

PT Hollywood May 23–25. GP Buenos Aires in Jun. Australia Nationals July 19–20. UB Faeries
Gassy Knoll (Swath)
Reveillark
BG Elves
RG Snow
BG Rock
Quick 'n Toast
Merfolk
Doran[90]
July 25, 2008[91] Oct 2 2008 Coldsnap
Time Spiral
Planar Chaos
Future Sight
10th Edition
Lorwyn
Morningtide
Shadowmoor
Eventide
-duplicates
+155
+402
+165
+180
+363
+281
+150
+281
+180
-21[92]
=2136
GP Copenhagen in Aug. Nationals: France, Italy, US, Canada, Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany in Aug. Japan in Sep. Red Deck Wins (Demigod)
BG Elves
Quick 'N Toast
Merfolk
Reveillark
RG Aggro
UB Faeries
BG Rock
Seismic Swans
Doran[93]
Kithkin
Oct 3 2008[94] Feb 2 2009 10th Edition
Lorwyn
Morningtide
Shadowmoor
Eventide
Shards of Alara
+363
+281
+150
+281
+180
+229
=1484
Worlds in Dec.
Feb 6 2009 Apr 29 2009 10th Edition
Lorwyn
Morningtide
Shadowmoor
Eventide
Shards of Alara
Conflux
+363
+281
+150
+281
+180
+229
+145
=1629
PT Kyoto Feb 27 – Mar 1 RW Reveillark "Boat Brew"
5ColorCtrl "5CC"
UB Faeries
Kithkin
BR Aggro
BW Tokens
Doran
Apr 30 2009 July 16, 2009 10th Edition
Lorwyn
Morningtide
Shadowmoor
Eventide
Shards of Alara
Conflux
Alara Reborn
+363
+281
+150
+281
+180
+229
+145
+145
=1774
GP Barcelona and GP Seattle in May, GP São Paulo in Jun. Cascade Swans
BW Tokens
BG Elf Ramp
5CC Planeswalkers
UB Faeries
5ColorBlood
Doran
Red Burn
Kithkin
GW Tokens
WU Lark
Cascade Desire
Oct 1 2009[95] New deck construction rules.
Beginning with the Magic 2010 core set, all sets will be legal in Standard immediately on release. Standard decks can be composed of cards from the most recent core set and all sets from the two most recent "blocks" of expansions, however, recent two core set will be used in between core set and Autumn Expansion's release. Each rotation will rotate out the oldest block and previous year's core set.

At that time, Tenth Edition will rotate out of Standard. All Magic core set released upon core set 2010 will be legal in the Standard format for approximately 15 months.[96]

July 17, 2009 Oct 1 2009 Lorwyn
Morningtide
Shadowmoor
Eventide
Shards of Alara
Conflux
Alara Reborn
M10[96]
+281
+150
+281
+180
+229
+145
+145
+229
=1640
Rules Changes:Combat damage no longer uses the stack. Attacker announces an order for assigning damage to multiple blockers. Your mana pool empties at the end of each step. No more mana burn.[97]

Nationals: Spain, Australia and Japan, beginning July 18. Italy, France and US in late July. Great Britain and Germany in Aug. Some MOCS on MTGO were Standard: Season 4 in July[98] and MOCS Season 7 Championship on Oct. 10 (rotation hadn't happened yet on MTGO)[99]

Cascade Jund
Kithkin
UB Faeries
BG Elves Aggro
Combo Elves "Affinity Elves"
Blightning
5CC
Cruel Control
5ColorBlood
Merfolk[100]
Time Sieve
WU Lark
Doran
Oct 2 2009 Feb 4 2010 Shards of Alara
Conflux
Alara Reborn
M10
Zendikar
+229
+145
+145
+229
+229
=1187
Worlds in Nov. Jund
Naya Lightsaber
Boros Bushwhacker
W Tokens
Bant
Jacerator
Vampires
Red Deck Wins[101]
Feb 5 2010 Apr 22 2010 Shards of Alara
Conflux
Alara Reborn
M10
Zendikar
Worldwake
+229
+145
+145
+229
+229
+145
=1332
PT San Diego Feb 19–21. GP Kuala Lumpur, GP Brussels in Mar Jund
Boss Naya
Mono-Red
Esper Control
Junk
White Weenie
Boros Bushwhacker
Red/Black Wins
UW Control
Mythic Bant
Apr 23 2010 Jul 16 2010 Shards of Alara
Conflux
Alara Reborn
M10
Zendikar
Worldwake
Rise of the Eldrazi
+229
+145
+145
+229
+229
+145
+228
=1560
GP Washington DC in May, GP Sendai and GP Manila in Jun. Japan Nats July 2–4. Super Friends
(UW Planeswalker Control)
Mythic Conscription
Jund
Next Level Bant
Grixis Ultimatum
Polymorph
MonoRed
Jul 17 2010 Sept 30 2010 Shards of Alara
Conflux
Alara Reborn
M10
Zendikar
Worldwake
Rise of the Eldrazi
M11
+229
+145
+145
+229
+229
+145
+228
+136[102]
=1696
Nationals: Australia, France, Canada, Italy in late Jul. Spain, China, Great Britain, Germany, US in Aug. Brazil Sept. 18–19.

M11 contained 136 new cards that were not reprints from M10.

Heavy Jund
Naya Planeswalkers
UW Super Friends
(Baneslayer Control)
Naya Shaman
Boros Landfall
Grixis Planeswalker Titan
Mythic Conscription
Valakut
Polymorph
UG Turboland
MonoRed
Pyromancer Ascension
Bant Survival (Shaman)
Runeflare Trap
Eldrazi Green
Dredgevine
Oct 1 2010 Feb 3 2011 Zendikar
Worldwake
Rise of the Eldrazi
M11
Scars of Mirrodin
+229
+145
+228
+229
+229
=1060
Worlds in Dec. UB Control
WU Control
Eldrazi Green
Vampires
Ezuri Elves
Feb 4 2011 May 12, 2011 Zendikar
Worldwake
Rise of the Eldrazi
M11
Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
+229
+145
+228
+229
+229
+145
=1205
PT Paris Feb 10–13. GP Barcelona in Mar. GP Dallas in April. Caw-Go
CawBlade
Fauna Quest[103]
WU Equip
Boros
Grixis Tezzeret
RUG
Valakut
UB Control
May 13, 2011 Jun 30 2011 Zendikar
Worldwake
Rise of the Eldrazi
M11
Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
New Phyrexia
+229
+145
+228
+229
+229
+145
+165
=1370
GP Singapore Jun 4–5. CawBlade
DarkBlade
UB Control
Boros
Jul 1 2011 Jul 14 2011 Zendikar
Worldwake
Rise of the Eldrazi
M11
Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
New Phyrexia
-banned cards
+229
+145
+228
+229
+229
+145
+165
-2
=1368
Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Stoneforge Mystic are banned
An exception to the above is introduced, making the War of Attrition event deck (with 2 copies of Stoneforge Mystic) legal for Standard constructed play (paper magic only) if the decklist has not been modified.
These bannings took effect on MTGO on June 29, 2011.[104]

China Nats Jul 2–3.

UW Control
UB Control
MBC
Valakut
Jul 15 2011 Sep 29 2011 Zendikar
Worldwake
Rise of the Eldrazi
M11
Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
New Phyrexia
M12
-banned cards
+229
+145
+228
+229
+229
+145
+165
+153
-2
=1521
GP Pittsburgh in Aug. Nationals: Japan Jul 16–18. France Jul 22–24. Australia Jul 23–24. Italy Jul 30–31. US, Spain, Germany, Canada, Great Britain in Aug. Brazil Sep 17–18.
Valakut
Tempered Steel
UB Control
Tezzeret
GW
Bant Pod
Post-Ban Caw-Blade
Elves
Shrine Red
RB Vampires
UW Control
TwinPod
UR Splinter Twin
Pyromancer Ascension
UG Mill
RUG Pod
Eldrazi Green
Sep 30 2011 Feb 2 2012 Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
New Phyrexia
M12
Innistrad
+229
+145
+165
+229
+249
=1017
GP Brisbane and GP Hiroshima in Oct. Worlds in Nov. GP Orlando in Jan.

249 nonbasic land cards in Innistrad (counting DFCs as 1 card)

UB Control
GW Tokens
Tezzeret
Wolf-Run Ramp
UWB (Solar Flare)
Tempered Steel
UW Geist Beatdown
WU Humans
MonoRed
Bant Pod
GW Ramp
Illusions[105]
UW Delver
Esper Control
Grixis
Glissa Ramp
Feb 3 2012 May 3, 2012 Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
New Phyrexia
M12
Innistrad
Dark Ascension
+229
+145
+165
+229
+249
+158
=1175
PT Honolulu Feb 10–12. GP Baltimore Feb 25-25, GP Lille, GP Kuala Lumpur, and GP SLC in Mar.
Wolf Run Ramp
UW Delver
Naya Pod
UB Control
Humans
UB Zombies
Frites (Reanimator)
RG Aggro
BW Tokens
B Zombies
GW Aggro
May 4, 2012 Jul 12 2012 Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
New Phyrexia
M12
Innistrad
Dark Ascension
Avacyn Restored
+229
+145
+165
+229
+249
+158
+229
=1404
GP Minneapolis May 19–20. GP Manila in Jun.
UW Delver
Wolf Run Ramp
UR Delver
Solar Flare
Humans
U Architect
GWR Creatures
BR or BU Zombies
Naya Pod
GR Aggro
RUG Pod
Tezzeret
Esper Midrange[106]
Grixis Control[106]
Esper Control[106]
July 13, 2012 Oct 4 2012 Scars of Mirrodin
Mirrodin Besieged
New Phyrexia
M12
Innistrad
Dark Ascension
Avacyn Restored
M13
+229
+145
+165
+229
+249
+158
+229
+193
=1597
Nationals discontinued, and World Championship replaced with World Magic Cup (multi-format national-team event) and Magic Players Championship (16 invited players) which did not use the Standard format, both in Aug.

There were 193 cards in M13 that were not reprints from M12.

G Infect[107]
UW Delver
BR Zombie Vampire
Esper Control
Zombie Pod
Naya Pod
Naya Aggro
G Aggro
U Wizards[108]
GR Aggro
UB Zombies[109]
Elves
Esper Midrange
Bant Pod
WG Aggro[110]
Wolf Run Blue
Frites[111]
Solar Flare[112]
Oct 5 2012 Jan 31 2013 Innistrad
Dark Ascension
Avacyn Restored
M13
Return to Ravnica
+249
+158
+229
+229
+249
=1114
GP Auckland, GP Bochum, GP Charleston, and GP San Antonio in Nov. GP Nagoya in Dec. GP Atlantic City in Jan.
Frites
UWR Geist
4c Stuff n Stuff (Reanimator)
Junk Reanimator
Miracles
Naya Midrange
Nuiséance
"Hoof There It Is"
BR Zombies
Bant Control
Jund
UW Flash
Junk Tokens
GW Humans
Rakdos Midrange
Rakdos Beatdown
Bant Auras
Esper Control
Mono Red
"Pedal to the Metal"
(4c Izzet Staticaster)
Feb 1 2013 May 2, 2013 Innistrad
Dark Ascension
Avacyn Restored
M13
Return to Ravnica
Gatecrash
+249
+158
+229
+229
+249
+249
=1363
PT Montreal and GP Quebec City in Feb. GP Verona, GP Rio, and Magic Online Championship in Mar.
Esper Control
Jund Midrange
UWR Flash
The Aristocrats
Wolf Run Bant
Naya Midrange
Human Reanimator
Saito Zoo
Naya Humans
Zombies
Jund Aggro
Naya Blitz
Junk Reanimator
Gruul Aggro
May 3, 2013 Jul 12 2013 Innistrad
Dark Ascension
Avacyn Restored
M13
Return to Ravnica
Gatecrash
Dragon's Maze
+249
+158
+229
+229
+249
+249
+156
=1519
GP Guadalajara in May, GP Miami in June Junk Reanimator
Domri Naya
Gruul Blitz
Jund Midrange
Bant Auras (Hexproof)
The Aristocrats
UWR Flash
BR Zombies
Naya Blitz
Jul 13 2013 Sep 26 2013 Innistrad
Dark Ascension
Avacyn Restored
M13
Return to Ravnica
Gatecrash
Dragon's Maze
M14
+249
+158
+229
+229
+249
+249
+156
+154
=1673
GP Calgary end of July, GP Warsaw, GP Kitakyushu in Aug. World Championship (multiple formats) July 31 – August 2.

154 cards in M14 were not printed in M13.

Gruul Midrange[113]
UW Control
Mono Red Control
UWR Flash
Mostly Black Control
Bant Hexproof
Jund Midrange
Gruul (Kibler) Aggro / Domri Gruul
Naya Midrange
The Aristocrats
Esper Control
Big BG/Rock/Golgari Ctrl
Jund Zombies
Red Aggro
Naya Aggro
UW Delver
GWB Tokens
Naya Control
Boros Aggro
Sep 27 2013 Feb 6 2014 Return to Ravnica
Gatecrash
Dragon's Maze
M14
Theros
+249
+249
+156
+229
+229
=1112
PT Dublin, GP Louisville in Oct, GP Santiago, GP Albuquerque, GP Vienna in Nov, GP Dallas & GP Shizuoka in Dec, GP Vancouver in Jan
Mono Blue Devotion
Mono Black Devotion
Esper Control
Gruul Aggro/Colossal Gruul
Orzhov Midrange
Red Devotion
Rakdos Aggro
Green Devotion
Naya
UW Control
White Weenie
Burn
Esper Humans
Boros Devotion
RG Monsters
Feb 7 2014 May 1, 2014 Return to Ravnica
Gatecrash
Dragon's Maze
M14
Theros
Born of the Gods
+249
+249
+156
+229
+229
+165
=1277
GP Melbourne, GP Buenos Aires, GP Cincinnati, GP Beijing in Mar. GP Phoenix in Apr.
Mono Blue (or Uw) Devotion
Mono Black (or Bw) Devotion
Esper Control
RG (or Jund) Monsters
Orzhov Midrange
UW Control
Rakdos Control
Boros Burn
Naya Hexproof (Auras)
Bant
May 2, 2014 Jul 17 2014 Return to Ravnica
Gatecrash
Dragon's Maze
M14
Theros
Born of the Gods
Journey Into Nyx
+249
+249
+156
+229
+229
+165
+165
=1442
GP Moscow, GP Chicago in Jun
Jund Monsters
Mono Black Devotion
Blk Devo w/ splash
Mono Blue Devotion
Bant Superfriends
4 color midrange
Boros Burn
UW Control
Orzhov Midrange
Naya Aggro
Esper Control
Naya Monsters
Mono Red Aggro
Junk Midrange
Naya Hexproof
Jul 18 2014 Sep 25 2014 Return to Ravnica
Gatecrash
Dragon's Maze
M14
Theros
Born of the Gods
Journey Into Nyx
M15
+249
+249
+156
+229
+229
+165
+165
+235[114]
=1677
PT Portland, GP Utrecht in Aug.

235 cards from M15 were not reprints from M14.

GW Aggro[115]
UW Control
WB Midrange
Mono Blue Devotion
Mono Black Devotion
Devotion w splash (Bu/Bg/Uw)
Jund Midrange
Jund Monsters
RabbleRed
RW Burn
Jund Walkers
Naya Aggro
Sep 26 2014 Jan 22 2015 Theros
Born of the Gods
Journey Into Nyx
M15
Khans of Tarkir
+229
+165
+165
+264
+249
=1072
Oct 6 MTGO release. PT Honolulu (mixed format), GP LA, & GP Stockholm in Oct. GP Santiago & GP San Antonio in Nov. 2014 World Championship (multiple formats) in Dec. GP Manila & GP Denver in early Jan.
Mardu Midrange
Abzan Midrange
RG Monsters
Abzan Aggro
Mono Red
Jeskai
Temur Monsters
GB Reanimator/Constellation
Sidisi-Whip (Whidisi)
UW Heroic
UR Aggro
Tokens (Jeskai/WR/Mardu)
UB Control
Jeskai Ascendancy
Abzan Whip
GB Devotion
Jan 23 2015 Mar 26 2015 Theros
Born of the Gods
Journey Into Nyx
M15
Khans of Tarkir
Fate Reforged
+229
+165
+165
+264
+249
+175
=1247
GP Seville & GP Memphis in Feb. GP Miami in early Mar.
G Devotion
Jeskai Aggro
UB Control
Abzan Aggro
UW Heroic
Abzan Midrange
Sidisi-Whip
RG Devotion
RW Aggro
RW Midrange
Sultai Control
Abzan Control
GW Devotion
Mono Red Aggro
Abzan Whip
Naya Aggro
Sultai Control
Temur Aggro
4 color Delve
RG Aggro
Jeskai Tokens
Naya Midrange
Mar 27 2015 Jul 16 2015 Theros
Born of the Gods
Journey Into Nyx
M15
Khans of Tarkir
Fate Reforged
Dragons of Tarkir
+229
+165
+165
+264
+249
+175
+249
=1496
PT Brussels (mixed format) & GP Kraków in April. GP São Paulo, GP Toronto, GP Paris, GP Shanghai, & Magic Online Championship (mixed format) in May. GP Providence & GP Buenos Aires in Jun.
Red Aggro
UB Control
G Devotion
RG Devotion
RG Dragons
Abzan Control
Abzan Aggro
Esper Dragons/UB Dragons
Jeskai Tokens
Ojutai Bant
Abzan Midrange
Bant Heroic
Abzan Whip
GW Aggro
Atarka Red
GW Company
Bant Megamorph
Mardu Dragons
Abzan Megamorph
Dragon Megamorph
Jund Megamorph
Sidisi Whip
Mono Red Dragons
Jul 17 2015[116] Oct 1 2015 Theros
Born of the Gods
Journey Into Nyx
M15
Khans of Tarkir
Fate Reforged
Dragons of Tarkir
Magic Origins[117]
+229
+165
+165
+264
+249
+175
+249
+258[118]
=1754
July 27, 2015 MTGO release.[116] PT Vancouver (mixed format) Jul 31-Aug 2. GP San Diego, GP London, GP Prague in Aug. 2015 World Magic Championship (multi format) in Aug.

Only 10 cards from M15 were reprinted in Magic Origins. There were 16 cards in Magic Origins that were not available in booster packs.

Red Aggro
Ensoul Artifact
Abzan Megamorph[119]
Abzan Control
GR Devotion
UB Control
Abzan Rally
Jeskai
Sultai Control
Temur Monsters (Knuckleblade)
GW Megamorph
Abzan Aggro
UR Tutelage
BR Dragons
Esper Dragons
Abzan Constellation
Abzan Midrange
Bant/WU Heroic
RG Dragons
Hangarback Abzan
Mardu Dragons
Atarka Red
Acendancy Combo
Mono White Devotion
Oct 2 2015 New deck construction rules.
Standard decks can be composed of cards from the three most recent "blocks" of expansions. Rotation will happen on Spring and Autumn expansion's release.

A new rotation system based on two set blocks goes into effect, resulting in a format that oscillates between 5 and 6 legal sets. For the purpose of this new construction rule only, Khans of Tarkir and Fate Reforged were counted as a "block" and Dragons of Tarkir and Magic Origins were counted as another.

Oct 2 2015 Jan 21 2016 Khans of Tarkir
Fate Reforged
Dragons of Tarkir
Magic Origins
Battle For Zendikar
+249
+175
+249
+268
+249
=1190
PT Milwaukee, GP Quebec City, GP Indianapolis, GP Brussels, GP Kobe in 2015. GP Oakland in Jan.

Core sets was abandoned. Mulligan rule which tested in PT Vancouver becomes official.

Atarka Red
Dark Jeskai
GW Megamorph
Jeskai Tokens
Abzan
Jeskai
Esper Dragons
BR Dragons
Rally the Ancestors
Blue Abzan
Mardu Thopters
Esper Tokens
RG Landfall
Bant Hardened Scales
Esper Control
Bant Megamorph
RG Eldrazi
Four Color Rally
Bant Tokens
Esper Mentor
BW Warrior
Jan 22 2016 Apr 7 2016 Khans of Tarkir
Fate Reforged
Dragons of Tarkir
Magic Origins
Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
+249
+175
+249
+268
+249
+184
=1374
GP Houston in Feb, GP Paris in Mar.
4 color Rally[120]
Dark Jeskai
Hardened Scales
Green Mardu
Grixis Dragons
Bant Company
BR Dragons
RG Ramp
Grixis Control
Abzan
Blue Abzan
Esper Dragons
Bant Planeswalkers
Apr 8 2016 Jul 21 2016 Dragons of Tarkir
Magic Origins
Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows Over Innistrad[121]
+249
+268
+249
+200[122]
+282
=1248
PT Madrid in Apr. GP Toronto in Apr. GP Tokyo, GP New York, GP Manchester, GP Minneapolis and 2015 Magic Online Championship (multi-format) in May. GP Costa Rica, GP Taipei, GP Pittsburgh in Jun.
Seasons Past
Goggles
BG Aristocrats
GW Tokens
Bant Company
Bant Humans Company
W Humans (also WU, WB, WR)
Sultai Midrange
BW Control
Grixis Control
RG Ramp
UR Ulamog
4 color Cryptolith Rite
Naya Planeswalkers
Jul 22 2016 Sep 29 2016 Dragons of Tarkir
Magic Origins
Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows Over Innistrad
Eldritch Moon
+249
+268
+249
+200
+282
+205
=1453
GP Portland, GP Rimini, PT Sydney (mixed format) in Aug. World Championship (mixed format) in Sep.
Bant Company
BG / Jund Delirium
BW Control[123]
Temurge
RG Ramp
UR Fevered Burn
Harmless Offering
Bant Humans
Turbo Emrakul
Mono White Humans
UG Crush
GW Tokens
Sep 30 2016 Jan 19 2017 Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows Over Innistrad
Eldritch Moon
Kaladesh[124]
-duplicates
(5 sets)
+249
+200
+282
+205
+249
-1[125]

=1184

PT Honolulu (mixed format) in Oct, GP Kuala Lumpur, GP Providence, GP Warsaw, GP Santiago in Oct. GP Denver, GP Madrid in Dec.
Jeskai/Grixis Control[126]
RW/Mardu Vehicles
UW Flash
RG/Temur Aetherworks
BG Delirium
BR Zombie Madness
BR Aggro
RG Energy
WU Panharmonicon
Bant Aggro
Esper Aggro (Copter Flash)
Jan 20 2017 Apr 27 2017 Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows Over Innistrad
Eldritch Moon
Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
-banned cards
-duplicates

(6 sets)
+249
+200
+282
+205
+249
+184
-3
-3[127]

=1363

Emrakul, the Promised End, Smuggler's Copter, and Reflector Mage are banned.
Bannings effective on MTGO Jan 11 2017. In addition, WotC announced they will have more active approach towards banning card in Standard, including increasing the number of Banlist update announcement per year.

PT Dublin (mixed format), GP Pittsburgh, GP Utrecht in Feb. GP Barcelona, GP New Jersey, GP Shizuoka, GP Porto Alegre in Mar.

Mardu Vehicles
BG Delirium
Jund/BG Energy
BG Constrictor
Copycat
Dynavolt Tower[128][129][130]
GR Pummeler
Apr 28 2017 New deck construction rules.
Standard decks can be composed of cards from the five to eight most recent of expansions/core sets. Rotation will happen on Autumn expansion's release, which four oldest sets will be rotated out in each rotation.)

The standard rotation scheme implemented with Battle for Zendikar is abandoned. Set rotation returns to a system that grows until 8 legal sets, then collapses back to 5 sets after rotation.

Apr 28 2017 Jun 18 2017 Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows Over Innistrad
Eldritch Moon
Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
-banned cards
-duplicates

(7 sets)
+249
+200
+282
+205
+249
+184
+279[131]
-4
-22[132]

=1622

Felidar Guardian is banned.
Ban effective on MTGO Apr 27 2017. Amonkhet became legal on MTGO a week before it became legal in paper magic, and the tournament results from the first few days convinced Wizards to remove the combo of Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian from Standard despite it was not banned in first place.[133]

PT Nashville (mixed format) in May. GP Montreal, GP Santiago in May. GP Manila, GP Amsterdam, GP Omaha in early Jun.

MonoBlack/WB Zombies
BG/Temur Energy
Temur Aetherworks
UR Control
BG Constrictor
Mardu Vehicles
WU Flash
RG Pummeler
BG Delirium
Esper Vehicles
Dynavolt Tower
Jun 19 2017 Jul 13 2017 Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows Over Innistrad
Eldritch Moon
Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
-banned cards
-duplicates

(7 sets)
+249
+200
+282
+205
+249
+184
+279
-5
-22

=1621

Aetherworks Marvel is banned.
Ban effective on MTGO Jun 14 2017.[134]

Only major paper tournament during this timeframe was SCG Invitational 1 in late Jun.

BG Delirium
Temur Delirium
UW Control
MonoBlack Zombies
UW Monument
Bant Delirium
July 14, 2017 Sep 28 2017 Battle For Zendikar
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows Over Innistrad
Eldritch Moon
Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
Hour of Devastation
-banned cards
-duplicates

(8 sets)
+249
+200
+282
+205
+249
+184
+279
+184
-5
-24[135]

=1803

PT Kyoto late July. GP Mpls, GP Denver in Aug. GP Turin, GP DC in Sep. Nationals reinstated after a long absence: Japan Nats, England Nats in Sep.
Ramunap Red
UW Monument[136]
Ulamog Ramp
Mono Black Zombies
Mardu Vehicles
UR Control
BG Constrictor
BR Control
Temur / 4c Energy
God-Pharaoh's Gift
Approach of the Second Sun
Mono White Eldrazi
GW Ramp
BG Energy
Grixis Control
Sep 29 2017 Jan 18 2018 Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
Hour of Devastation
Ixalan
-banned cards
-duplicates

(5 sets)
+249
+184
+279
+184
+269
-3
-15[137]

=1147

Emrakul, the Promised End and Reflector Mage rotate out.

World Championship (multi-format), US Nats in Oct. PT Albuquerque, GP Shanghai, GP Warsaw, GP Atlanta, GP Portland in Nov. GP Santa Clara (Team Trios) in Jan.

Sultai Energy
Temur Energy
4c Energy
UW/Jeskai/Esper Approach
Ramunap Red
UB Control
Tokens (Abzan/Esper/Grixis)
Mardu Vehicles
God-Pharaoh's Gift
UG/RG Pummeler
Jan 19 2018[138] Apr 26 2018 Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
Hour of Devastation
Ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan
-banned cards
-duplicates

(6 sets)
+249
+184
+279
+184
+269
+200[139]
-7
-20[140]

=1338

Attune with Aether, Rogue Refiner, Rampaging Ferocidon, and Ramunap Ruins are banned.

Magic Online Launch: Jan 15, 2018. GP Memphis in Feb. GP Seattle in April.

Hazoret Red
Mardu Vehicles
Grixis Energy
RG Monsters
UB Control
BG/Sultai Constrictor
UB Midrange
UB/Sultai Control
BR Aggro
UW God-Pharaoh's Gift
UR God-Pharaoh's Gift
Approach
Apr 27 2018 Jun 21 2018 Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
Hour of Devastation
Ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan
Dominaria[141]
-banned cards
-duplicates

(7 sets)
+249
+184
+279
+184
+269
+200
+260[142]
-7
-23[143]

=1595

Rule change: The Planeswalker Redirection Rule is eliminated. This results in errata for many old cards and new wording standards going forward, such as the phrase "any target."
GP Birmingham & GP Toronto (Team Trios format) in May. PT Dominaria (Richmond) & GP Copenhagen in Jun1 - Jun 10.
R/RB Chainwhirler
[144][145][146][147]
Esper Control[146]
WU Control[144][148][147]
BG Constrictor[144]
Steel Leaf Stompy[145]
WB Vehicles[145][148]
Mono Red Flame[147]
WU God-Pharaoh's Gift[149][150]
Jeskai Control[150]
UB Control[149]
UB Midrange[149]
Jun 22 2018 Jul 13 2018 Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
Hour of Devastation
Ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan
Dominaria
-banned cards
-duplicates

(7 sets)
(+Region-exclusive)
+249
+184
+279
+184
+269
+200
+260
-7
-23
=1595
(+36)
Exception rule is added: Exclusively for events inside People's Republic of China, cards from Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling are Standard Legal until Dominaria rotate out from Standard.

GP Singapore & GP Pittsburgh in Jun 23-24. US Nats in Jun 30 - Jul 1.

R/RB Chainwhirler
Esper Control
WU Control
BG Constrictor
Steel Leaf Stompy
WB Vehicles
Mono Red Flame
WU God-Pharaoh's Gift
Jeskai Control
UB Control
UB Midrange
Jul 13 2018 Oct 5 2018 Kaladesh
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
Hour of Devastation
Ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan
Dominaria
Core Set 2019[151]
-banned cards
-duplicates

(8 sets)
(+Region-exclusive)
+249
+184
+279
+184
+269
+200
+260
+286
-7
-70[152]

=1834
(+36)

Core sets reintroduced. PT 25th Anniv. Mpls, GP Brussels, GP Orlando, GP Providence, GP LA in Aug. GP Richmond, Japan Nats, World Championship in Sep.

Steel Leaf Stompy[153]
Grixis Midrange[154]
BR Aggro
WU Teferi Control
God-Pharaoh's Gift
Esper Control
Sultai Midrange
Turbo Fog
MonoRed Wizards
UB Midrange
GB Constrictor
WU Approach
UB Control[155]
BR Midrange
Mono Blue Aggro[156]

Oct 5 2018 Nov 16 2018 Ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan
Dominaria
Core Set 2019
Guilds of Ravnica
-banned cards
-duplicates

(5 sets)
(+Region-exclusive)
+269
+200
+260
+286
+259
-1
-40[157]
=1233
(+36)
GP New Jersey, GP Lille, PT GRN (Atlanta).

Golgari Midrange
MonoRed Frenzy
Monoblue Tempo
Jeskai Control
Izzet Phoenix/Drakes
Selesnya Tokens
Boros Angels
Boros Mentor Aggro
Selesnya Angels
White Weenie (red splash)

Nov 16 2018 Jan 25 2019 Ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan
Dominaria
Core Set 2019
(+ GiftPack)
Guilds of Ravnica
-banned cards
-duplicates

(5 sets)
(+Region-exclusive)
+269
+200
+260
+286
(+5)
+259
-1
-40
=1238
(+36)
(5 Gift Pack exclusives added to M19) GP Shizuoka. Golgari Midrange
Jeskai Control
Selesnya Tokens
Boros Aggro
Jan 25 2019 ? 2019 Ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan
Dominaria
Core Set 2019
(+GiftPack)
Guilds of Ravnica
Ravnica Allegiance
-banned cards
-duplicates

(6 sets)
(+Region-exclusive)
+269
+200
+260
+286
(+5)
+259
+264
-1
-?
=???
(+36)

Standout Moments in Standard[edit]

Most cards legal at one time: 2,136
In 2008, from Jul 25th – Oct 2nd, legal sets included Coldsnap, Time Spiral (with 121 additional timeshifted cards), Planar Chaos, Future Sight, 10th Edition, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, and Eventide.

Fewest cards legal at one time: 509.
1995, Jan 10th – Apr 19th, right after Type II first announced.

Most cards banned at one time: 12.
1997, Jan 1st – Mar 4th, after restricted list discontinued. Banned List: Balance, Black Vise, Bronze Tablet, Channel, Ivory Tower, Jeweled Bird, Land Tax, Mind Twist, Rebirth, Strip Mine, Tempest Efreet, Timmerian Fiends.[28]

1999, Jul 1st – Oct 31st: 10 cards banned
2005, Mar 20 – Oct 19th: 9 cards banned

Most cards banned from a single set: 10.
1997, Jan 1st – Apr 23rd, after restricted list discontinued. 10 cards on the banned list were from 4th edition: Balance, Black Vise, Bronze Tablet, Channel, Ivory Tower, Land Tax, Mind Twist, Rebirth, Strip Mine, Tempest Efreet.[28]

Most Reprinted Card in Standard[158]:
Naturalize(18 times)
Mind Rot(15 times)
Serra Angel(14 times)

Card with the longest window of uninterrupted legality:
Giant Spider: 17 yrs 10 mo. Jan 1995 - Oct 2012.
Mind Rot: 17 yrs and counting. May 2001 - present.
Pacifism: 17 yrs 3 mo. Jun 1999 - Sep 2016.

Most-duplicated single card in a single standard environment:
6 Woodland Stream (KLD AKH HOU XLN RIX M19)


References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Black_Lotus#Card_interactions
  3. ^ https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Constructed
  4. ^ https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/how-the-pro-tour-saved-magic/
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  6. ^ Effective Date
  7. ^ Methodology: Only total functionally-unique card objects, basic lands not included, ignoring alternate art versions. Ignores the back side of double faced and meld cards. Includes cards considered legal but not available in booster packs, such as Welcome decks and Planeswalker decks. Subtracts banned cards. In many cases, however, this number is still inaccurate (too large, usually) as there were duplicates (reprints) available in multiple sets legal at the same time (Birds of Paradise is one example). Where reprints HAVE been subtracted, please add a separate subtraction row, similar to the banned cards subtracted row.
  8. ^ "Timeline of DCI bans and restrictions – MTG Wiki". mtg.gamepedia.com.
  9. ^ "Magic: The Gathering – Fourth Edition Main Page". www.wizards.com.
  10. ^ Circle of Protection: Black (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: Blue (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: Green (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: Red (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: White (ICE, 4ED)
    Counterspell (ICE, 4ED)
    Dark Ritual (ICE, 4ED)
    Death Ward (ICE, 4ED)
    Disenchant (ICE, 4ED)
    Fear (ICE, 4ED)
    Giant Growth (ICE, 4ED)
    Howl From Beyond (ICE, 4ED)
    Hurricane (ICE, 4ED)
    Lure (ICE, 4ED)
    Power Sink (ICE, 4ED)
    Regeneration (ICE, 4ED)
    Shatter (ICE, 4ED)
    Sleight of Mind (ICE, 4ED)
    Stone Rain (ICE, 4ED)
    Swords to Plowshares (ICE, 4ED)
    Wild Growth (ICE, 4ED)
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  12. ^ http://www.classicdojo.org/tourney96/orig.950718sb.txt
  13. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/1995-world-championship-top-4-decks-2009-02-16
  14. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/1995-world-championship-top-4-decks-2009-02-16
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  17. ^ http://www.classicdojo.org/tourney96/Uwe_1.txt
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  22. ^ Circle of Protection: Black (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: Blue (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: Green (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: Red (ICE, 4ED)
    Circle of Protection: White (ICE, 4ED)
    Counterspell (ICE, 4ED)
    Death Ward (ICE, 4ED)
    Fear (ICE, 4ED)
    Giant Growth (ICE, 4ED)
    Howl From Beyond (ICE, 4ED)
    Hurricane (ICE, 4ED)
    Lure (ICE, 4ED)
    Shatter (ICE, 4ED)
    Sleight of Mind (ICE, 4ED)
    Swords to Plowshares (ICE, 4ED)
    Wild Growth (ICE, 4ED)
    Dark Ritual (ICE, 4ED, MIR) -2
    Disenchant (ICE, 4ED, MIR) -2
    Power Sink (ICE, 4ED, MIR) -2
    Regeneration (ICE, 4ED, MIR) -2
    Stone Rain (ICE, 4ED, MIR) -2
    Drain Life (4ED, MIR)
    Firebreathing (4ED, MIR)
    Fog (4ED, MIR)
    Healing Salve (4ED, MIR)
    Sandstorm (4ED, MIR)
    Boomerang (CHR, MIR)
    Divine Offering (CHR, MIR)
    Dark Banishing (ICE, MIR)
    Flare (ICE, MIR)
    Incinerate (ICE, MIR)
    Ray of Command (ICE, MIR)
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  29. ^
    Dark Ritual (4ED, MIR)
    Disenchant (4ED, MIR)
    Power Sink (4ED, MIR)
    Regeneration (4ED, MIR)
    Stone Rain (4ED, MIR)
    Drain Life (4ED, MIR)
    Firebreathing (4ED, MIR)
    Fog (4ED, MIR)
    Healing Salve (4ED, MIR)
    Sandstorm (4ED, MIR)
    Boomerang (CHR, MIR)
    Divine Offering (CHR, MIR)
  30. ^ http://www.classicdojo.org/tourney/ptqp0318hammer.txt
  31. ^ http://www.classicdojo.org/tourney/ptqp0304necro.txt
  32. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/content/magics-25th-anniversary-25-year-timeline
  33. ^ Boomerang (5ED, MIR)
    Dark Ritual (5ED, MIR)
    Disenchant (5ED, MIR)
    Divine Offering (5ED, MIR)
    Drain Life (5ED, MIR)
    Firebreathing (5ED, MIR)
    Flare (5ED, MIR)
    Fog (5ED, MIR)
    Healing Salve (5ED, MIR)
    Incinerate (5ED, MIR)
    Memory Lapse (5ED, MIR)
    Power Sink (5ED, MIR)
    Ray of Command (5ED, MIR)
    Regeneration (5ED, MIR)
    Stone Rain (5ED, MIR)
  34. ^ 8 duplicates in 5ED, MIR, ICE (-16)
    7 duplicates in 5ED, MIR (-7)
    101 duplicates in 5ED, ICE (-101)
  35. ^ "Google Groups". groups.google.com.
  36. ^ http://www.classicdojo.org/tourney/t2.970730icon.txt
  37. ^ a b "T2 Worlds – August '97 – Decks". www.classicdojo.org.
  38. ^ a b "Counter-Post - Jon Finkel @ mtgtop8.com". mtgtop8.com.
  39. ^ a b "StarCityGames.com – Fighting the Best Decks... With the Best Decks". StarCityGames.com.
  40. ^ a b c https://web.archive.org/web/19980504203922/http://thedojo.com/tourney/w.970818clf.txt
  41. ^ "1997 World Championships Decks". www.wizards.com.
  42. ^ Boomerang (5ED, MIR)
    Divine Offering (5ED, MIR)
    Drain Life (5ED, MIR)
    Firebreathing (5ED, MIR)
    Flare (5ED, MIR)
    Fog (5ED, MIR)
    Healing Salve (5ED, MIR)
    Incinerate (5ED, MIR)
    Memory Lapse (5ED, MIR)
    Ray of Command (5ED, MIR)
    Regeneration (5ED, MIR)
    COP: Black (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: Blue (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: Green (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: Red (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: White (TMP, 5ED)
    Counterspell (TMP, 5ED)
    Dark Ritual (TMP, MIR, 5ED) -2
    Disenchant (TMP, MIR, 5ED) -2
    Gaseous Form (TMP, 5ED)
    Giant Strength (TMP, 5ED)
    Power Sink (TMP, MIR, 5ED) -2
    Shatter (TMP, 5ED)
    Spell Blast (TMP, 5ED)
    Stone Rain (TMP, MIR, 5ED) -2
    Tranquility (TMP, 5ED)
    Dark Banishing (TMP, MIR)
    Dream Cache (TMP, MIR)
    Enfeeblement (TMP, MIR)
    Pacifism (TMP, MIR)
    Rampant Growth (TMP, MIR)
    Coercion (TMP, VIS)
  43. ^ Healing Salve (USG, 5ED)
    COP: Black (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: Blue (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: Green (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: Red (TMP, 5ED)
    COP: White (TMP, 5ED)
    Counterspell (TMP, 5ED)
    Dark Ritual (USG, TMP, 5ED) -2
    Disenchant (USG, TMP, 5ED) -2
    Gaseous Form (TMP, 5ED)
    Giant Strength (TMP, 5ED)
    Power Sink (USG, TMP, 5ED) -2
    Shatter (TMP, 5ED)
    Spell Blast (TMP, 5ED)
    Stone Rain (TMP, 5ED)
    Tranquility (TMP, 5ED)
    Pacifism (USG, TMP)
    Pestilence (USG, 5ED)
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  46. ^ "DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement". members.tripod.com.
  47. ^ "DCI Banned and Restricted List Update". members.tripod.com.
  48. ^ "So, as the majority of the Modern player base..." Blogatog.
  49. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19990508111035/http://www.thedojo.com/dtb.shtml
  50. ^ https://www.wizards.com/magic/generic/cardlists/6ESpoiler.txt
  51. ^ Dark Ritual (USG, TMP)
    Tranquiliy (TMP, 6ED)
    Trained Armodon (TMP, 6ED)
    Rampant Growth (TMP, 6ED)
    Stone Rain (TMP, 6ED)
    Shatter (TMP, 6ED)
    Lightning Blast (TMP, 6ED)
    Giant Strength (TMP, 6ED)
    Boil (TMP, 6ED)
    Perish (TMP, 6ED)
    Gravedigger (TMP, 6ED)
    Enfeeblement (TMP, 6ED)
    Dread of Night (TMP, 6ED)
    Coercion (TMP, 6ED)
    Blood Pet (TMP, 6ED)
    Wind Drake (TMP, 6ED)
    Spell Blast (TMP, 6ED)
    Sea Monster (TMP, 6ED)
    Power Sink (USG, TMP, 6ED) -2
    Insight (TMP, 6ED)
    Horned Turtle (TMP, 6ED)
    Gaseous Form (TMP, 6ED)
    Dream Cache (TMP, 6ED)
    Counterspell (TMP, 6ED)
    Chill (TMP, 6ED)
    Warmth (TMP, 6ED)
    Staunch Defenders (TMP, 6ED)
    Pacifism (USG, TMP, 6ED) -2
    Light of Day (TMP, 6ED)
    Hero's Resolve (TMP, 6ED)
    Disenchant (USG, TMP, 6ED) -2
    COP: Black (TMP, 6ED)
    COP: Blue (TMP, 6ED)
    COP: Green (TMP, 6ED)
    COP: Red (TMP, 6ED)
    COP: White (TMP, 6ED)
    Armored Pegasus (TMP, 6ED)
    Shock (STH, 6ED)
    Tidal Surge (STH, 6ED)
    Venerable Monk (STH, 6ED)
    Raging Goblin (EXO, 6ED)
    Standing Troops (EXO, 6ED)
    Pestilence (USG, 6ED)
    Healing Salve (USG, 6ED)
  52. ^ "Wizards of the Coast". 28 November 1999. Archived from the original on 28 November 1999.
  53. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090603022946/https://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?USNAT99%2Ftop8decks
  54. ^ Power Sink (USG, 6ED)
    Pacifism (USG, 6ED)
    Disenchant (USG, 6ED)
    Pestilence (USG, 6ED)
    Healing Salve (USG, 6ED)
    Dark Ritual (MMQ, USG)
    -2 Disenchant (MMQ, USG, 6ED)
    Counterspell (MMQ, 6ED)
    Lure (MMQ, 6ED)
    Stone Rain (MMQ, 6ED)
    Tranquility (MMQ, 6ED)
    Tremor (MMQ, 6ED)
  55. ^ "Psylum, Inc. Presents The Dojo – The Magic Community". 1 March 2000. Archived from the original on 1 March 2000.
  56. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20001121154700/http://www.starcitygames.com/html/topdecks.html
  57. ^ http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/us-nationals-2000-top-8-standard-decks-2000-01-01
  58. ^ http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/lac00
  59. ^ "Canadian Nationals 2000 Coverage". 6 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009.
  60. ^ Disenchant (MMQ, 6ED)
    Counterspell (MMQ, 6ED)
    Lure (MMQ, 6ED)
    Stone Rain (MMQ, 6ED)
    Tremor (MMQ, 6ED) Phantasmal Terrain (INV, 6ED)
    -2 Tranquility (INV, 6ED, MMQ)
  61. ^ "2001 French Nationals". 6 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009.
  62. ^ "2001 German Nationals". 6 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009.
  63. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060310214655/http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=GERNAT01%5C884t8decks
  64. ^ a b c d https://web.archive.org/web/20050512072151/http://www.wizards.com/dci/downloads/Magic_Floor_Rules_EN_20020219.pdf
  65. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpvie01
  66. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=16425&d=301497&f=ST
  67. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=16425&d=301493&f=ST
  68. ^ https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-complete-history-of-magic-online
  69. ^ a b c https://web.archive.org/web/20030820214453/http://www.wizards.com/dci/downloads/FR_Magic_2002_EN_5aug2002.pdf
  70. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20030601181237/http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=magic%2Fmagiconline%2Fnews031103
  71. ^ "2003–2004 DCI Rules". 4 December 2003. Archived from the original on 4 December 2003.
  72. ^ "2003–2004 DCI Rules". 4 February 2004. Archived from the original on 4 February 2004.
  73. ^ "June 2004 DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement – Magic: the Gathering". www.wizards.com.
  74. ^ http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/banning-and-online-extended-2004-08-10
  75. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=9243&d=253072&f=ST
  76. ^ a b "Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes - 2004-12-20 to 2005-03-20 - Yawgatog.com". www.yawgatog.com.
  77. ^ http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=12832
  78. ^ http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=12977
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  83. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/node/585081
  84. ^ "Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes - 2007-02-20 to 2007-06-20 - Yawgatog.com". www.yawgatog.com.
  85. ^ Assassinate (TSP, 10E)
    Birds of Paradise (RAV, 10E)
    Cancel (TSP, 10E)
    Chromatic Star (TSP, 10E)
    Civic Wayfinder (RAV, 10E)
    Condemn(DIS, 10E)
    Cryoclasm (CSP, 10E)
    Deathmark (CSP, 10E)
    Field Marshal (CSP, 10E)
    Flashfreeze (CSP, 10E)
    Ghost Warden (GPT, 10E)
    Karplusan Strider (CSP, 10E)
    Luminesce (CSP, 10E)
    Mass of Ghouls (FUT, 10E)
    Prodigal Pyromancer (PLC, 10E)
    Recollect (RAV, 10E)
    Scion of the Wild (RAV, 10E)
    Terramorphic Expanse (TSP, 10E)
  86. ^ a b c "Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes - 2007-09-20 to 2007-12-20 - Yawgatog.com". www.yawgatog.com.
  87. ^ Assassinate (TSP, 10E)
    Birds of Paradise (RAV, 10E)
    Cancel (TSP, 10E)
    Chromatic Star (TSP, 10E)
    Civic Wayfinder (RAV, 10E)
    Condemn(DIS, 10E)
    Cryoclasm (CSP, 10E)
    Deathmark (CSP, 10E)
    Field Marshal (CSP, 10E)
    Flashfreeze (CSP, 10E)
    Ghost Warden (GPT, 10E)
    Karplusan Strider (CSP, 10E)
    Luminesce (CSP, 10E)
    Mass of Ghouls (FUT, 10E)
    Prodigal Pyromancer (PLC, 10E)
    Recollect (RAV, 10E)
    Scion of the Wild (RAV, 10E)
    Terramorphic Expanse (TSP, 10E)
  88. ^ Assassinate (TSP, 10E)
    Birds of Paradise (RAV, 10E)
    Cancel (TSP, 10E)
    Chromatic Star (TSP, 10E)
    Civic Wayfinder (RAV, 10E)
    Condemn(DIS, 10E)
    Cryoclasm (CSP, 10E)
    Deathmark (CSP, 10E)
    Field Marshal (CSP, 10E)
    Flashfreeze (CSP, 10E)
    Ghost Warden (GPT, 10E)
    Karplusan Strider (CSP, 10E)
    Luminesce (CSP, 10E)
    Mass of Ghouls (FUT, 10E)
    Prodigal Pyromancer (PLC, 10E)
    Recollect (RAV, 10E)
    Scion of the Wild (RAV, 10E)
    Terramorphic Expanse (TSP, 10E)
    Boldwyr Intimidator (FUT, MOR)
  89. ^ Assassinate (TSP, 10E)
    Birds of Paradise (RAV, 10E)
    Cancel (TSP, 10E)
    Chromatic Star (TSP, 10E)
    Civic Wayfinder (RAV, 10E)
    Condemn(DIS, 10E)
    Cryoclasm (CSP, 10E)
    Deathmark (CSP, 10E)
    Field Marshal (CSP, 10E)
    Flashfreeze (CSP, 10E)
    Ghost Warden (GPT, 10E)
    Karplusan Strider (CSP, 10E)
    Luminesce (CSP, 10E)
    Mass of Ghouls (FUT, 10E)
    Prodigal Pyromancer (PLC, 10E)
    Recollect (RAV, 10E)
    Scion of the Wild (RAV, 10E)
    Terramorphic Expanse (TSP, 10E)
    Boldwyr Intimidator (FUT, MOR)
    Graven Cairns (FUT, SHM)
  90. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=324&d=119976&f=ST
  91. ^ "Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes - 2007-12-20 to 2008-03-01 - Yawgatog.com". www.yawgatog.com.
  92. ^ Assassinate (TSP, 10E)
    Birds of Paradise (RAV, 10E)
    Cancel (TSP, 10E)
    Chromatic Star (TSP, 10E)
    Civic Wayfinder (RAV, 10E)
    Condemn(DIS, 10E)
    Cryoclasm (CSP, 10E)
    Deathmark (CSP, 10E)
    Field Marshal (CSP, 10E)
    Flashfreeze (CSP, 10E)
    Ghost Warden (GPT, 10E)
    Karplusan Strider (CSP, 10E)
    Luminesce (CSP, 10E)
    Mass of Ghouls (FUT, 10E)
    Prodigal Pyromancer (PLC, 10E)
    Recollect (RAV, 10E)
    Scion of the Wild (RAV, 10E)
    Terramorphic Expanse (TSP, 10E)
    Boldwyr Intimidator (FUT, MOR)
    Graven Cairns (FUT, SHM)
    Phosphorescent Feast (FUT, EVE)
  93. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=377&d=124421&f=BL
  94. ^ "Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes - 2008-06-20 to 2008-09-20 - Yawgatog.com". www.yawgatog.com.
  95. ^ "Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes - 2009-01-01 to 2009-04-01 - Yawgatog.com". www.yawgatog.com.
  96. ^ a b "Core Set Changes Begin Summer 2009".
  97. ^ "Magic 2010 Rules Change".
  98. ^ http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/magic-online-championship-series-2009-season-4-championship-coverage-2009
  99. ^ http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/magic-online-championship-series-2009-season-7-championship-coverage-2009
  100. ^ SCG 1000k Dallas 2009
  101. ^ SCG 1000k St. Louis Dec. 2009
  102. ^ https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Magic_2011/Changes#Cards_added_to_Magic_2011
  103. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=1016&d=209237&f=ST
  104. ^ "Standard Bannings Explained".
  105. ^ http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/event-coverage/feature-standard-and-modern-metagame-analysis-2011-11-19-0
  106. ^ a b c http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/deckshow.php?&t[C1]=1&start_date=2012-06-24&end_date=2012-06-24&event_ID=19&city=Detroit
  107. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=2814&d=218165&f=ST
  108. ^ http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/deckshow.php?&t%5BC1%5D=1&start_date=2012-07-08&end_date=2012-07-15&city=St.+Louis&start_num=25&start_num=0&limit=25
  109. ^ http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/deckshow.php?t%5BT1%5D=1&deck_name%5B%5D=&event_ID=&feedin=&start_date=2012-07-15&end_date=2012-07-22&city=Las+Vegas&state=&country=&start=&finish=&exp=&p_first=&p_last=&simple_card_name%5B1%5D=&simple_card_name%5B2%5D=&simple_card_name%5B3%5D=&simple_card_name%5B4%5D=&simple_card_name%5B5%5D=&w_perc=0&g_perc=0&r_perc=0&b_perc=0&u_perc=0&a_perc=0&comparison%5B1%5D=%3E%3D&card_qty%5B1%5D=1&card_name%5B1%5D=&comparison%5B2%5D=%3E%3D&card_qty%5B2%5D=1&car
  110. ^ http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/deckshow.php?t[T1]=1&deck_name[]=&event_ID=&feedin=&start_date=2012-07-22&end_date=2012-07-29&city=Buffalo&state=&country=&start=&finish=&exp=&p_first=&p_last=&simple_card_name[1]=&simple_card_name[2]=&simple_card_name[3]=&simple_card_name[4]=&simple_card_name[5]=&w_perc=0&g_perc=0&r_perc=0&b_perc=0&u_perc=0&a_perc=0&comparison[1]=%3E%3D&card_qty[1]=1&card_name[1]=&comparison[2]=%3E%3D&card_qty[2]=1&card_name[2]=&comparison[3]=%3E%3D&card_qty[3]=1&card
  111. ^ http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/deckshow.php?&t%5BC1%5D=1&start_date=2012-08-05&end_date=2012-08-05&event_ID=19
  112. ^ http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/deckshow.php?&t[C1]=1&start_date=2012-09-23&end_date=2012-09-23&event_ID=21
  113. ^ https://decks.tcgplayer.com/magic/standard/brady-boychuk/gruul-midrange/1145241
  114. ^ https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Magic_2015/Changes#Cards_added_to_Magic_2015
  115. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptm15/top8decks
  116. ^ a b "Announcing Magic Origins".
  117. ^ "What's in Standard?". 9 August 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015.
  118. ^ https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Magic_Origins/Changes#Cards_added_to_Magic_Origins
  119. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=10167&d=258496&f=ST
  120. ^ http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=11707&d=266735&f=ST
  121. ^ "What's in Standard?". 9 April 2016. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016.
  122. ^ Included 16 reprinted cards that exclusively appeared in "Welcome Deck 2016", which share the same standard-legal lifespan with Shadows Over Innistrad.
  123. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptemn/top-8-decklists-2016-08-06
  124. ^ "What's in Standard?". 6 October 2016. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016.
  125. ^ Inspired Charge (KLD BFZ)
  126. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptkld/top-8-decklists-2016-10-15
  127. ^ Inspired Charge (KLD BFZ)
    Prey Upon (EMN AER)
    Negate (OTG AER)
  128. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gppoa17/top-8-decklists-2017-03-19
  129. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpshi17/top-8-decklists-2017-03-19
  130. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gputr17/9-32-decklists-2017-02-26
  131. ^ Included 30 reprinted cards that exclusively appeared in "Welcome Deck 2017", which share the same standard-legal lifespan with Amonkhet
  132. ^ Inspired Charge (KLD BFZ)
    Prey Upon (EMN AER)
    Negate (OTG AER)
    Ancient Crab (OTG AKH)
    Brute Strength (OTG AKH)
    Impeccable Timing (KLD AKH)
    Mighty Leap (OTG AKH)
    Meandering River (OTG AKH )
    Timber Gorge (OTG AKH )
    -2 Submerged Boneyard (OTG AER AKH)
    -2 Tranquil Expanse (OTG AER AKH)
    Cinder Barrens (OTG AKH)
    Forsaken Sanctuary (SOI AKH)
    Foul Orchard (SOI AKH)
    Highland Lake (SOI AKH)
    -2 Stone Quarry (SOI KLD AKH)
    -2 Woodland Stream (SOI KLD AKH)
    Tormenting Voice (SOI AKH)
  133. ^ "Addendum to April 24, 2017 Banned and Restricted Announcement".
  134. ^ "June 13, 2017 Banned and Restricted Announcement".
  135. ^ Inspired Charge (KLD BFZ)
    Prey Upon (EMN AER)
    Negate (OTG AER)
    Ancient Crab (OTG AKH)
    Brute Strength (OTG AKH)
    Impeccable Timing (KLD AKH)
    Mighty Leap (OTG AKH)
    Meandering River (OTG AKH )
    Timber Gorge (OTG AKH )
    -2 Submerged Boneyard (OTG AER AKH)
    -2 Tranquil Expanse (OTG AER AKH)
    Forsaken Sanctuary (SOI AKH)
    Foul Orchard (SOI AKH)
    Highland Lake (SOI AKH)
    -2 Stone Quarry (SOI KLD AKH)
    Tormenting Voice (SOI AKH)
    -2 Cinder Barrens (OTG AKH HOU)
    -3 Woodland Stream (SOI KLD AKH HOU)
  136. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpden17/top-8-decklists-2017-08-20
  137. ^ Inspired Charge (KLD BFZ)
    Impeccable Timing (KLD AKH)
    Submerged Boneyard (AER AKH)
    Tranquil Expanse (AER AKH)
    Cinder Barrens (AKH HOU)
    -2 Woodland Stream (KLD AKH HOU)
    -2 Stone Quarry (KLD AKH XLN)
    -3 Woodland Stream (KLD AKH HOU XLN)
    Demolish (KLD XLN)
    Hijack (KLD XLN)
    Cancel(AKH XLN)
  138. ^ Magic Online Effective Date: January 15, 2018
  139. ^ Rivals of Ixalan contains 196 cards, or 191 once you subtract the 5 basic lands: 70 common, 60 uncommon, 48 rare, and 13 mythic rare that appear in booster packs, plus 9 cards available only in Planeswalker Decks. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/rivals-ixalan-release-notes-2018-01-05
  140. ^ -2 Cinder Barrens (AKH HOU RIX)
    Forsaken Sanctuary (AKH RIX)
    Foul Orchard (AKH RIX)
    Highland Lake (AKH RIX)
    -3 Stone Quarry (KLD AKH XLN RIX)
    -4 Woodland Stream (KLD AKH HOU XLN RIX)
    Colossal Dreadmaw (XLN RIX)
    Legion Conquistador (XLN RIX)
    Raptor Companion (XLN RIX)
    Sailor of Means (XLN RIX)
    Negate (AER RIX)
    Traveler's Amulet (HOU RIX)
    Evolving Wilds (AKH RIX)
    Cancel (AKH XLN)
  141. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/dominaria-leak-2018-03-08
  142. ^ The Dominaria set contains 269 cards (20 basic land, 101 common, 80 uncommon, 53 rare, and 15 mythic rare) that appear in booster packs, plus 10 cards available only in Dominaria Planeswalker Decks and 1 unique promotional card (available as part of the Dominaria in-store Buy-a-Box promotion).
  143. ^ -2 Cinder Barrens (AKH HOU RIX)
    Forsaken Sanctuary (AKH RIX)
    Foul Orchard (AKH RIX)
    Highland Lake (AKH RIX)
    -3 Stone Quarry (KLD AKH XLN RIX)
    -4 Woodland Stream (KLD AKH HOU XLN RIX)
    Colossal Dreadmaw (XLN RIX)
    Legion Conquistador (XLN RIX)
    Raptor Companion (XLN RIX)
    Sailor of Means (XLN RIX)
    Negate (AER RIX)
    Traveler's Amulet (HOU RIX)
    Evolving Wilds (AKH RIX)
    Meandering River (AKH DOM)
    Timber Gorge (AKH DOM)
    Opt (XLN DOM)
    Cancel (AKH XLN)
  144. ^ a b c "Top 8 Decklists of Grand Prix Birmingham". www.wizards.com.
  145. ^ a b c "9th-32nd Decklists of Grand Prix Birmingham". www.wizards.com.
  146. ^ a b "Top 8 Decklists of PT Dominaria". www.wizards.com.
  147. ^ a b c "Top 8 GP Copenhagen 2018". www.wizards.com.
  148. ^ a b "Top Decklists of Grand Prix Toronto 2018". www.wizards.com.
  149. ^ a b c "GP Pittsburg 2018 Top8". www.wizards.com.
  150. ^ a b "Top 8 GP Singapore 2018". www.wizards.com.
  151. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/core-set-2019-release-notes-2018-06-22
  152. ^ Legion Conquistador (XLN RIX)
    Raptor Companion (XLN RIX)
    Sailor of Means (XLN RIX)
    Negate (AER RIX)
    Traveler's Amulet (HOU RIX)
    Evolving Wilds (AKH RIX)
    Opt (XLN DOM)
    -2 Meandering River (AKH DOM M19)
    -2 Timber Gorge (AKH DOM M19)
    -2 Submerged Boneyard (AER AKH M19)
    -2 Tranquil Expanse (AER AKH M19)
    -3 Cinder Barrens (AKH HOU RIX M19)
    -2 Forsaken Sanctuary (AKH RIX M19)
    -2 Foul Orchard (AKH RIX M19)
    -2 Highland Lake (AKH RIX M19)
    -4 Stone Quarry (KLD AKH XLN RIX M19)
    -5 Woodland Stream (KLD AKH HOU XLN RIX M19)
    Doomed Dissenter (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Gravedigger (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Tattered Mummy (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Inspired Charge (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Essence Scatter (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Crash Through (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Electrify (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Shock (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Tormenting Voice (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Druid of the Cowl (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Ghirapur Guide (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Giant Spider (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Gift of Paradise (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Enigma Drake (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Manalith (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Pendulum of Patterns (M19 & set about to rotate)
    Duress (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Grasping Scoundrel (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Llanowar Elves (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Pegasus Courser (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Skymarch Bloodletter (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Invoke the Divine (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Luminous Bonds (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Befuddle (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Mist-Cloaked Herald (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Tolarian Scholar (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Waterknot (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Fire Elemental (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Air Elemental (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Lightning Strike (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Radiating Lightning (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    Sure Strike (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    -2 Colossal Dreadmaw (XLN RIX M19)
    Naturalize (M19 & recent that survives rotation)
    -2 Cancel (AKH XLN M19)
  153. ^ http://www.starcitygames.com/decks/122362
  154. ^ http://www.starcitygames.com/decks/122361
  155. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gppro18/tournament-results
  156. ^ https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/2018natjp/top-8-decklists-2018-09-09
  157. ^ Air Elemental (XLN M19)
    Cancel (XLN M19) -2 Colossal Dreadmaw (XLN RIX M19)
    Crushing Canopy (XLN GRN) Duress (XLN M19)
    Legion Conquistador (XLN RIX)
    Lightning Strike (XLN M19)
    Opt (XLN DOM)
    Raptor Companion (XLN RIX)
    Sailor of Means (XLN RIX)
    Skymarch Bloodletter (XLN M19)
    -2 Stone Quarry (XLN RIX M19)
    -2 Sure Strike (XLN M19 GRN)
    -2 Woodland Stream (XLN RIX M19)
    Cinder Barrens (RIX M19)
    Forsaken Sanctuary (RIX M19)
    Foul Orchard (RIX M19)
    Grasping Scoundrel (RIX M19)
    Highland Lake (RIX M19)
    -2 Luminous Bonds (RIX M19 GRN)
    Mist-Cloaked Herald (RIX M19)
    Naturalize (RIX M19)
    Waterknot (RIX M19)
    Befuddle (DOM M19)
    Divination (DOM M19)
    Fire Elemental (DOM M19)
    Invoke the Divine (DOM M19)
    Llanowar Elves (DOM M19)
    Meandering River (DOM M19)
    Pegasus Courser (DOM M19)
    Radiating Lightning (DOM M19)
    Timber Gorge (DOM M19)
    Tolarian Scholar (DOM M19)
    Child of Night (M19 GRN) Wall of Mist (M19 GRN)
  158. ^ non-basic land, only counting standard-legal sets (starting with Revised)

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