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Most cards legal at one time: 3,340[a] — In 2024, from Apr 16/19 2024 - Jul 30/Aug 2 2024 (dates vary for digital or paper), legal sets included Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, Innistrad: Crimson Vow, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Streets of New Capenna, Dominaria United, The Brothers' War, Phyrexia: All Will Be One, March of the Machine, March of the Machine: The Aftermath, Wilds of Eldraine, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, Murders at Karlov Manor, Outlaws of Thunder Junction, and The Big Score.

Fewest cards legal at one time: 509.

  • 509: -1995, Jan 10th – Apr 19th, right after Type II first announced.

Up to Oct 1995, when deck construction rules changed, legal card pools were less than 1000. Since then, the smallest card pool was:

Most cards banned at one time: 12.

Most cards banned from a single set: 10.

Longest period of time with no banned cards

  • Oct 20, 2005 - Jun 30, 2011 (5 years 8+ months)
  • Sep 30, 2011 - Jan 19, 2017 (5 years 3+ months)

Most Reprinted Card in Standard:[c]

Card with the longest window of uninterrupted legality:

  • Mind Rot: 19 years 4 months. May 2001 - Sep 2021.
  • Giant Spider: 17 years 10 months. Jan 1995 - Oct 2012.
  • Pacifism: 17 years 3 months. Jun 1999 - Sep 2016.
  • Negate: 17+ years and counting. Feb 2008 - present (Will be legal until at least the fall rotation in 2025).
  • Naturalize: 13 years 10 months. Nov 2002 - Sep 2016.

Cards with shortest time of legality before getting a ban (or a rule change):[d]

Most days spent on the ban list

Most-duplicated single card in a single standard environment: Woodland Stream

  • 6 sets included Woodland Stream (KLD, AKH, HOU, XLN, RIX, M19)

Notes[ | ]

  1. Most cards legal at one time excludes any banned cards and only counts cards that are in multiple Standard-legal sets once.
  2. This period was the last two-year standard environment prior to the change in rotation schedule. 2023 also included a fifth premier set release for March of the Machine: The Aftermath.
  3. Only counting standard-legal sets (starting with Revised). Excluding Anthology sets or Welcome decks. Excludes basic lands.
  4. Doesn't include cards that were restricted or were never legal.

References[ | ]

  1. a b Jason Carl (December 3, 1996). "Restricted list banned in type II". Tomas Lindohf. Archived from the original on April 30, 2023.