Block (format)

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DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Cross}
Magic Online {Cross}
Type Constructed
Multiplayer {Cross}

Block (also known as Block Constructed) was a format (or rather a collection of formats) that allows for cards of one block to be played, save any banned cards.[1][2] On April 2018, Wizards of the Coast no longer supports this(these) formats as block itself was abolished in 2018 and further releases.

Description[edit | edit source]

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 card named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest, a player’s combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. (Snow-covered lands, despite being basic lands, but are only permitted in formats that allow the Ice Age block to be used. Similarly applied to Wastes in Battle for Zendikar block)

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] The format itself was dropped on the same day Dominaria, the first set of Three-and-One Model (which blocks is no longer used) released.

Block formats[edit | edit source]

Blocks that were DCI sanctioned but never used in a Pro Tour and/or Grand Prix.

Blocks that had been used in at least one Pro Tour and/or Grand Prix.

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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