Each year, four Magic: The Gathering MTG sets are released and added to Standard. Once per year, when the fall set releases, the four oldest sets in Standard ROTATION out. This is known as "set rotation" (or rotation for short).
Big Changes with the Card coming to MTG Arena this fall with Cards What is "rotation"?
Which sets will be rotating out of Standard?
When the fall set releases, cards from the Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria and Core Set 2019 sets will rotate out of Standard.
When will rotation happen on MTG Arena?
Rotation will happen when the fall set (code name: "Archery") releases on MTG Arena.
Does rotation mean there will be another reset on Magic: The Gathering Arena?
There are currently no plans to do another account reset on MTG Arena. Players will keep all the cards currently in their collection.
Will I still be able to play with rotated cards?
What about cards that are in rotating sets, but also appear in newer sets (aka "reprinted")?
Let's break out the rule book for this one: "A card may only be used in a particular format if the card is from a set that is legal in that format or has the same name as a card from a set that is legal in that format."
This means if a card from an older set shows up again in a Standard set, you can use any version of the card in Standard formats. A good example of this is Luminous Bonds. Since Luminous Bonds was a part of Rivals of Ixalan, Core Set 2019, and Guilds of Ravnica, you will still be able to use all versions of this card after rotation because cards from Guilds of Ravnica are still playable in Standard.
And since we have the rule book open, "A card’s name is always considered to be the English version of its name, regardless of printed language".
What is "Renewal?"
We'll be adding some special events and rewards for players to help "renew" their collection for the new Standard environment as well as to show our appreciation for all of your support. We expect to have more information on this system sometime in August!
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