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Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021
Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021
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Set Information
Set symbol This set has no own expansion symbol.
Symbol description Cards use the symbol of their original expansion.
Release date October 15, 2021
Set size Four 75-card constructed decks
Expansion code Q05[1]
Challenger Deck series
Challenger Decks 2021 Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021 Challenger Decks 2022
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: Purrfection Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021 Innistrad: Crimson Vow

For a general overview, see Challenger Deck series

Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021 is a set of four individual preconstructed 75-card challenger decks that becomes available on October 15, 2021.[2][3] It is the first official product geared towards the Pioneer format.[4]


Like its previous installments, these challenger decks are built with more tournament-play competitive players in mind. The 75-card decks are geared toward Pioneer 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 and contain fan-favorite cards that are legal in the Pioneer format. The four decks feature cards from Return to Ravnica through Kaldheim and will remain legal in Pioneer after Standard rotation.[4]


Each package contains:

  • a 60-card main deck
  • a 15-card sideboard
  • Up to 5 double-sided tokens (varies per deck)
  • a quick reference guide
  • a box capable of holding 75 sleeved cards


Each deck comes with up to 5 double-sided tokens, pulled from the following list (original expansion and token number in parentheses):



deck name
Colors Included
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Azorius Spirits W U
Lotus Field Combo U B G
Mono-Red Burn R
Orzhov Auras W B


  1. Printed on the Card-frame
  2. Adam Styborski (August 24, 2021). "What Happened In Magic Showcase 2021?". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (August 24, 2021). "Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. a b WPN (August 24, 2021). "Springboard Players into Pioneer with New Challenger Decks". Wizards Play Network.