Extended (also known as Type 1.X) was a rotating format that included editions from the most recent few years only. Wizards of the Coast no longer supports Extended, having replaced it with the Modern format. Extended was founded in July 1997 from the former Classic-Restricted format (which later became Legacy) and retired on August 7, 2013. It used typical Constructed rules for deck construction.
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 sanctioned events could be held until October 8, 2013). 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, one core set and the three expansions preceding the core set make up one rotation "block". The last four rotation blocks are essentially the Extended environment, as opposed to the two last rotation blocks which create Standard.
|Battle for Zendikar||Autumn 2019|
|Oath of the Gatewatch|
|Welcome Deck 2016|
|Shadows over Innistrad|
|Welcome Deck 2017|
|Hour of Devastation|
|Rivals of Ixalan|
|Core Set 2019|
|Guilds of Ravnica||Autumn 2022|
|War of the Spark*|
|Core Set 2020*|
^* Not released yet.
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.
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.
|2011-10-01||Innistrad–Avacyn Restored block||Lorwyn–Shadowmoor block|
|2010-10-01||Scars of Mirrodin block||Time Spiral block, Tenth Edition|
|2010-07-01||—||Mirrodin block, Kamigawa block, Ravnica block, Coldsnap, Ninth Edition|
|2009-10-02||Zendikar||Onslaught block, Eighth Edition|
|2008-10-03||Shards of Alara||Invasion block, Odyssey block, Seventh Edition|
|2005-10-20||Ravnica: City of Guilds||Tempest block, Urza's block, Masques block, Sixth Edition|
|2002-10-20||Onslaught||Ice Age, Alliances, Homelands, Mirage block, Fifth Edition, dual lands|
|1999-10-01||—||The Dark, Fallen Empires, Revised, Fourth Edition||Dual lands were kept legal.|
Banned list[edit | edit source]
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:
- Aether Vial
- Ancient Tomb
- Dark Ritual
- Demonic Consultation
- Disciple of the Vault
- Dream Halls
- Frantic Search
- Goblin Lackey
- Goblin Recruiter
- Grim Monolith
- Hermit Druid
- Jace, the Mind Sculptor
- Kird Ape
- Lotus Petal
- Mana Vault
- Memory Jar
- Mental Misstep
- Mind Over Matter
- Oath of Druids
- Sensei's Divining Top
- Stoneforge Mystic
- Survival of the Fittest
- Sword of the Meek
- Time Spiral
- Tolarian Academy
- Yawgmoth's Bargain
- Yawgmoth's Will
References[edit | edit source]
- Randy Buehler. (November 7, 2003.) "The Banning Balancing Act", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Randy Buehler. (November 14, 2003 .) "Extended Thoughts", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (July 22, 2013.) "Retiring the Extended Format", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Beth Moursund. (May 22, 1997.) DCI(TM) Tournament-Environment Clarifications (dead link)
- Extended Deck Construction, MTG.com
- Devin Low. (March 7, 2008.) "A More Consistent Extended Rotation", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (June 18, 2010.) "June 18 2010 DCI Banned & Restricted List Announcement", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Phil Buonomo. (September 2, 1999.) Major Changes to the Banned/Restricted List - Extended Format Rotates Out 4 Sets! ((dead link))
- Randy Buehler. (December 05, 2003.) "Banned-ing Week", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Banned and Restricted changes, Phyrexia.com
- Wizards of the Coast. (September 20, 2011.) "September 20 2011 DCI Banned & Restricted List Announcement", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (February 17, 2003.) "Banned on the Run", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (September 1, 2004.) September 2004 DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement