|Challenger Decks 2021|
|Set symbol||This set has no own expansion symbol.|
|Symbol description||Cards use the symbol of their original expansion.|
|Release date||April 2, 2021|
|Set size||Four 75-card constructed decks|
|Challenger Deck series|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Challenger Decks 2021 is a set of four individual preconstructed 75-card challenger decks that became available on April 2, 2021 (due to production issues this date was moved up from March 26).
Like its previous installments, these challenger decks are built with more tournament-play competitive players in mind. The 75-card decks are geared toward Standard play for the Friday Night Magic player. They are intended to be playable and competitive at a local level right out of the box. All cards will have been previously printed in Standard and are Standard-legal. They contain fan-favorite cards from Kaldheim, Zendikar Rising, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, Core Set 2021, Theros Beyond Death, and Throne of Eldraine.
The decks are available in English, French, German, and Japanese.
Each package contains:
- a 60-card main deck
- a 15-card sideboard
- 6 DFC helper cards
- 5 double-sided tokens
- a card divider
- a box capable of holding 75 sleeved cards
Each deck comes with 5 double-sided tokens, pulled from the following list (original expansion and token number in parentheses):
- 4/4 Angel Warrior creature with flying (ZNR #1)
- 1/1 Human creature (ELD #2)
- 2/2 Pegasus creature with flying (THB #3)
- */* Illusion creature (ZNR #6)
- */* Shark creature with flying (IKO #7)
- 1/1 Faerie Rogue creature with flying (ZNC #3)
- 1/1 Goblin Rogue creature (ZNC #5)
- 1/1 Satyr creature with “This creature can’t block” (THB #9)
- 3/3 Beast creature (M21 #10)
- 1/1 Insect creature (ZNR #7)
- 0/1 Goblin Construct artifact creature with “This creature can't block” and “At the beginning of your upkeep, this creature deals 1 damage to you” (ZNR #11)
- 0/4 Wall artifact creature with defender (THB #14)
- Wizards of the Coast (February 12, 2021). "Challenger Decks 2021". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- WPN (February 12, 2021). "Challenger Decks 2021: Everything You Need to Know". Wizards Play Network.
- Magic: The Gathering (March 5, 2021). "Update: Due to production issues, Challenger Decks 2021 release date has been moved to April 2". Twitter.
- REVEALING: The 2021 Challenger Decks! What's Inside?! (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (February 12, 2021).
- Adam Styborski (April 8, 2021). "Check Out The New Packaging for Commander (2021 Edition) and Beyond". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.