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Rotating format

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Rotating format is the name given to a tournament format which only allows cards from a selected number of expansions, which changes over time.[1] Rotating formats are used in Standard. Formerly, they were also used in Extended.

History[edit | edit source]

Set rotation (or rotation for short) used to be based on blocks, rather than individual sets. There were three exceptions however:

After the introduction the Three-and-One Model, the four oldest sets in Standard rotate out when the new fall set releases.[2]

Banned lists[edit | edit source]

A banned list exists for every rotating format (see Block Constructed).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Maria Bartholdi (March 4, 2016). "Rotation". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. MTG Arena Admin (June 27, 2019). "Rotation Guide - Intro to Rotation, Upcoming Changes, and Historic Play".