Historic (format)

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For the game term, see Historic.
Historic
DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Cross}
Magic Online {Cross}
Magic Arena {Tick}
Rules
Type Constructed
Multiplayer {Cross}
Add. rules Best-of-one and Best-of-three

Historic is a constructed format officially announced by Wizards of the Coast on June 27, 2019.[1][2] It is planned for introduction into Magic: The Gathering Arena in the near future, as a format that will allow Arena players to make use of cards that are no longer legal in Standard after rotation. The format will be exclusive to Arena, and is intended "to be a fun and casual way [that players] can continue to play with all the cards in [their] collection".[1]

Before they settled on Historic the name used for the rumored format was "Standard Plus".[3] The format will include a Historic Play queue (both best-of-one and best-of-three), Direct Challenge, practice matches with Sparky, as well as some rotating events that are not beholden to Standard (such as Pauper, Singleton, etc.).[1]

The introduction of Historic coincides with the first rotation for MTG Arena, and the release of the fall set of that year, codenamed "Archery."[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c d Wizards of the Coast (June 27, 2019). "MTG Arena: State of the Beta — June 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. MTG Arena Admin (June 27, 2019). "Rotation Guide - Intro to Rotation, Upcoming Changes, and Historic Play". Mtgarena.com.
  3. Cody Gravelle (December 06, 2018). "Magic Arena Will Eventually Have A "Standard Plus" Format". Screenrant.com.