Pioneer

Deck Size

60+

Number of Players

2

Game Duration

30 Minutes

Why Play This Format?

This nonrotating format features sets from Return to Ravnica, forward. It aims to be more powerful than Standard but less powerful than Modern or Legacy.

Have a beloved Standard deck but some of the cards are rotating out, Pioneer is the perfect place to play them and continue upgrading it without having to compete against cards from before 2012.

Constructed decks can have up to four of any card in their combined deck and sideboard. Basic lands are not included in this restriction.

Play Rules/Modifiers

 

– Minimum deck size of 60 cards
– Up to 15 cards in your sideboard (if used)

You can find the banned list here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/banned-restricted-list

What Sets Are Legal in Pioneer?

  • Duskmourn (Starting October 2024)
  • Bloomburrow (starting August 2024)
  • Outlaws of Thunder Junction
  • Murders at Karlov Manor
  • The Lost Caverns of Ixalan
  • Wilds of Eldraine
  • March of the Machines: Aftermath
  • March of the Machines
  • Phyrexia: All Will Be One
  • The Brother’s War
  • Dominaria United
  • Streets of New Capenna
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  • Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
  • Strixhaven
  • Kaldheim
  • Zendikar Rising
  • Core 2021
  • Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
  • Theros Beyond Death
  • Throne of Eldraine
  • Core Set 2020
  • War of the Spark
  • Ravnica Allegiance
  • Guilds of Ravnica
  • Core Set 2019
  • Dominaria
  • Rivals of Ixalan
  • Ixalan
  • Hour of Devastation
  • Amonkhet
  • Aether Revolt
  • Kaladesh
  • Eldritch Moon
  • Shadows over Innistrad
  • Oath of the Gatewatch
  • Battle for Zendikar
  • Magic Origins
  • Dragons of Tarkir
  • Fate Reforged
  • Khans of Tarkir
  • Magic 2015
  • Journey into Nyx
  • Born of the Gods
  • Theros
  • Magic 2014
  • Dragon’s Maze
  • Gatecrash
  • Return to Ravnica

Updated 4/17/2024