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Flavor Draft
DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Cross}
Magic Online {Cross}
Magic Arena {Cross}
Type Limited (Draft)
Multiplayer {Tick}

Flavor Draft is a casual limited Magic: The Gathering Draft format where players build their opponent's card pool. It is drafted and played as normal, except for the fact that in-game flavor trumps the written text of the cards.[1][2]

On most Magic cards, the mechanics mesh incredibly well with the flavor. This is not always the case, though. Even the most evocative cards face flavor issues from time to time.[3] This is remedied by Flavor Draft.

Whenever something happens that they think doesn't make sense flavor-wise, they call over a judge (known as a Flavor Judge) to rule on whether something can happen. If the flavor judge doesn't rule that it makes flavor sense, the action or effect is stopped. [4]


  1. Chas Andres (June 16, 2015). "Flavor Draft". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Chas Andres (December 8, 2015). "The Return of Flavor Draft". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Sam Stoddard (September 4, 2015). "Origins of a Vorthos". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater (February 17, 2020). "Un-Boxing, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.