Rotating format is the name given to a tournament format which only allows cards from a selected number of expansions, which changes over time. 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:
- Coldsnap was pegged to Time Spiral block for rotation (however, due to regulation changes in Extended, Coldsnap rotated out earlier than Time Spiral block instead of rotating out together).
- The two mini-blocks Lorwyn and Shadowmoor counted as one block.
- The three sets of Tarkir block block are split into two separated blocks for rotation: Where Khans of Tarkir and Fate Reforged counts as one block, and Dragons of Tarkir(pegged with Magic Origins) counts as another.
Banned lists[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Maria Bartholdi (March 4, 2016). "Rotation". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- MTG Arena Admin (June 27, 2019). "Rotation Guide - Intro to Rotation, Upcoming Changes, and Historic Play". Mtgarena.com.