Challenger Decks 2022 are a set of preconstructed decks designed for tabletop players that wish to start competitive tournament play right out of the box for the Standard format. Released on April 1, 2022, there are four decks in total, containing a 60-card main deck, 15-card sideboard, as well their associated tokens.
Please note, this is paper-only product and was recently featured in a Midweek Magic event for players to try. Each deck was built to represent Standard archetypes that you might find in the metagame at the time of their design, and thus may not be suitable for online play due to the time passed since then. You can find each of the complete four decklists below.
The Mono White Aggro Standard Challenger Deck will contain three copies of the now-Standard-bannedFaceless Haven. In terms of what this means for tabletop and digital formats, please see below.
For tabletop formats: This deck will still be legal for tournament play in tabletop Magic: The Gathering formats, but only as is. Specifically, the 60-card deck and 15-card sideboard will be legal as long as no changes are made to it.
For digital formats: Both Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online will be handling these bans in the same way they normally handle Standard bans. Since the challenger decks are not offered as a product on either platform, there will not be an exception to Standard legality to allow that precise list of cards in Standard play.