Block (format)

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Block (also known as Block Constructed) is a format (or rather a collection of formats) that allows for cards of one block to be played, save any banned cards.[1][2]

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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 contain exactly fifteen 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. (The five Ice Age block snow-covered lands — Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest — are also basic lands, but are only permitted in formats that allow the Ice Age block to be used.)

According to Mark Rosewater, Block has proven over time to be an unpopular format almost exclusively played because Wizards of the Coast required it at Pro Tours and Pro Tour Qualifiers. He stated that it is being phased out because players almost never play it of their own volition.[3]

Block formats[edit | edit source]

Banned cards[edit | edit source]

Innistrad Block[edit | edit source]

Mirrodin Block[edit | edit source]

Masques Block[edit | edit source]

Urza Block[edit | edit source]

Tempest Block[edit | edit source]

Mirage Block[edit | edit source]

Ice Age Block[edit | edit source]

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