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Challenger Decks 2019
|Challenger Decks 2019|
|Set symbol||This set has no own expansion symbol.|
|Symbol description||Cards use the symbol of their original expansion.|
|Design||Donald Smith, Jr|
|Release date||April 12, 2019|
|Set size||Four 75-card constructed decks|
|Challenger Deck series|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Description[edit | edit source]
Like its previous installment, these challenger decks are built with more tournament-play competitive players in mind. The 75-card decks are geared toward Standard play for the Friday Night Magic player. They are intended to be playable and competitive at a local level right out of the box. All cards will have been previously printed in Standard and are Standard-legal.
The decks are available worldwide in English, with Japanese available in Japan.
Contents[edit | edit source]
Each package contains:
- a 60-card main deck
- a 15-card sideboard
- a spindown life counter
- a quick reference guide
- a box capable of holding 75 sleeved cards
Decks[edit | edit source]
Notable cards[edit | edit source]
- Ajani's Pridemate received functional errata during the Ravnica Allegiance oracle update, in anticipation of its appearance in Challenger Decks 2019. This errata removed the optional part of the card's triggered ability. This was done because tournament policy doesn't get you a penalty anymore when missing beneficial triggers, to make the card look and read better on paper and to improve digital play.
References[edit | edit source]
- Gavin Verhey on Twitter
- WPN Product Info
- Donald Smith (March 18, 2019). "Challenger Decks 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Eli Shiffrin (January 22, 2019). "Ravnica Allegiance Oracle Changes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.