Hand size

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A player's hand consists of cards that have been drawn. Hand size (starting and maximum) is usually seven cards.

Hand modifiers can modify the starting and maximum size of the hand.

There are cards that can change maximum hand size.

Rules

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (August 23, 2019—Commander 2019)

Starting Hand Size
The number of cards a player draws as a game begins. In most games, each player’s starting hand size is seven. See rule 103.4.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (August 23, 2019—Commander 2019)

Maximum Hand Size
The number of cards in hand a player must discard down to during their cleanup step. See rule 402.2 and 514.1.

From the Comprehensive Rules (August 23, 2019—Commander 2019)

  • 402.2. Each player has a maximum hand size, which is normally seven cards. A player may have any number of cards in their hand, but as part of their cleanup step, the player must discard excess cards down to the maximum hand size.

Cards that modify maximum hand size

Unlimited

Fixed

Increasing

Reducing