Extended

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Extended (also known as Type 1.X) was a rotating format that included editions from the most recent few years only.[1][2] Wizards of the Coast no longer supports Extended, having replaced it with the Modern format.[3] Extended was founded in July 1997 from the former Classic-Restricted format (which later became Legacy).[4] It used typical Constructed rules for deck construction.[5]

Retirement[edit | edit source]

As the popularity of Modern continued to rise, Wizards of the Coast made the decision to retire Extended as a sanctioned format on August 7, 2013 (approved sanction event can be held until October 8).[3] At the time the format retired, the format permitted cards from the Zendikar block, Magic 2011, the Scars of Mirrodin block, Magic 2012, the Innistrad–Avacyn Restored block, Magic 2013, the Return to Ravnica block, Magic 2014, and Theros.

Current rotation[edit | edit source]

Though Wizards of the Coast no longer sanctions Extended, the current legal sets would be as follows. (Extrapolated to the Two-Block Paradigm; in autumn 2017 this should become easily defined as "the seven or eight most recent blocks," with Dragons of Tarkir and Magic Origins being considered their own block.)

Set Legal until
Khans of Tarkir Autumn 2018
Fate Reforged
Dragons of Tarkir
Magic Origins
Battle for Zendikar Autumn 2019
Oath of the Gatewatch
Shadows over Innistrad
Eldritch Moon
Kaladesh Autumn 2020
Aether Revolt
Amonkhet
Hour of Devastation
Ixalan Autumn 2021
Rivals of Ixalan
Dominaria
Core 2019

Rotation[edit | edit source]

When it was retired, Extended included the most recent four years of blocks and core sets, with the oldest year rotating out upon the release of a new block each autumn. (Each core set was grouped with the block preceding it.)

History[edit | edit source]

When it was founded, Extended included the most recent three years of core sets and expansion sets (excluding Legends), along with all promotional cards that were never printed in a set. This accumulated as new sets were released, and had several blocks rotate out every two to three years (see table below).

On 1 March 2008, Extended changed to the last seven years of blocks and core sets, rotating upon the release of a new block each autumn.[6]

On 18 June 2010, Extended changed to the last four years of blocks and core sets, rotating upon the release of a new block each autumn.[7]

Previous rotations
Date In Out Notes
2011-10-01 Innistrad–Avacyn Restored block Lorwyn–Shadowmoor block
2010-10-01 Scars of Mirrodin block Time Spiral block, 10th Edition
2010-07-01 Mirrodin block, Kamigawa block, Ravnica block, Coldsnap, 9th Edition
2009-10-02 Zendikar Onslaught block, 8th Edition
2008-10-03 Shards of Alara Invasion block, Odyssey block, 7th Edition
2005-10-20 Ravnica: City of Guilds Tempest block, Urza's block, Masques block, 6th Edition
2002-10-20 Onslaught Ice Age, Alliances, Homelands, Mirage block, 5th Edition, dual lands
1999-10-01 The Dark, Fallen Empires, Revised, 4th Edition Dual lands were kept legal.[8]

Banned list[edit | edit source]

At the time Wizards of the Coast retired the Extended format, the following cards were banned:[5]

Previously banned cards[edit | edit source]

See also: Timeline of DCI bans and restrictions.

These cards were banned at some points during their respective set's period of legality in the format:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Randy Buehler. (November 7, 2003.) “The Banning Balancing Act”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Randy Buehler. (November 14, 2003 .) “Extended Thoughts”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Wizards of the Coast. (July 22, 2013.) “Retiring the Extended Format”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Beth Moursund. (May 22, 1997.) DCI(TM) Tournament-Environment Clarifications (dead link)
  5. a b c d e f Extended Deck Construction, MTG.com
  6. Devin Low. (March 7, 2008.) “A More Consistent Extended Rotation”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. a b c d e f g Wizards of the Coast. (June 18, 2010.) “June 18 2010 DCI Banned & Restricted List Announcement”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. a b c d e f Phil Buonomo. (September 2, 1999.) Major Changes to the Banned/Restricted List - Extended Format Rotates Out 4 Sets! ((dead link))
  9. a b c d e f g Randy Buehler. (December 05, 2003.) “Banned-ing Week”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. a b c d e f g h i j k Banned and Restricted changes, Phyrexia.com
  11. a b c d e Wizards of the Coast. (September 20, 2011.) “September 20 2011 DCI Banned & Restricted List Announcement”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  12. a b c Mark Rosewater. (February 17, 2003.) “Banned on the Run”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  13. a b Wizards of the Coast. (September 1, 2004.) September 2004 DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement