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Standard Event - 2022

Best-of-One Standard Event Guide and Decklists

MTG Arena runs evergreen events for each available constructed format and for each game mode. These events provide a way for players to compete with each other for rewards in gems, packs, and Play-In Points. Read about the most recent change in structure to the events on April 28, 2022 here.

This guide will aim to provide complete details for each of the events, as well as decklists with proven results players can use. You can navigate every guide using the table below:

FormatGame Mode
Traditional StandardBest-of-three
Traditional AlchemyBest-of-three
Traditional ExplorerBest-of-three
Traditional HistoricBest-of-three

Event Details

Bring your Standard deck, play some games, and receive rewards based on how many games you win!

  • Duration: Evergreen
  • FormatStandard
  • Entry Fee: 2,500 gold or 375 gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Event Rewards

For Standard events, packs will be of the latest Standard set.

WinsGemsPacksPlay-In Point
0 Wins25 gems
1 Win50 gems
2 Wins75 gems1 pack
3 Wins200 gems1 pack
4 Wins300 gems1 pack
5 Wins400 gems2 packs
6 Wins450 gems2 packs
7 Wins500 gems3 packs1 Play-In Point

Format Details

Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released Magic: The Gathering sets. Evolving gameplay and fresh strategies make it one of the most fun and popular ways to play.

Our full range of resources are available for Standard in the below sections:


One-on-one with a 60 card minimum for the main deck and up to 7 cards in their sideboard. These cards may be accessed during the game through cards such as:

Legal Sets

Rotates out September, 2022Rotates out September, 2023
Zendikar Rising (ZNR)Innistrad: Midnight Hunt (MID)
Kaldheim (KHM)Innistrad: Crimson Vow (VOW)
Strixhaven: School of Mages (STX)Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty (NEO)
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms (AFR)Streets of New Capenna (SNC)

Four oldest Standard sets rotate every year on September. For more information, check out our detailed guide.

Banned Cards

Below is the list of cards that are currently banned in Standard:

Card NameSetBan Date
Omnath, Locus of CreationZendikar Rising (ZNR)October 12, 2020
Alrund's EpiphanyKaldheim (KHM)January 25, 2022
Faceless HavenKaldheim (KHM)January 25, 2022
Divide by ZeroStrixhaven: School of Mages (STX)January 25, 2022

Standard Event Decklists

Below are some sample decklists that achieved the maximum wins required for the event. These can vary from fun brews to proven decks that are prevalent in the metagame.

You can submit your deck using our deck builder!

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