Challenger Decks 2022 Need-to-Knows

Challenger Decks 2022 Need-to-Knows

January 10, 2022 | 1 min to read

Challenger Decks are the perfect entry point for players looking to dive right into the Standard fray. Four new Challenger Decks are coming in 2022. Here's everything you need to know.

Challenger Decks 2022 Important Dates


April 1

Challenger Decks 2022 Product Breakdown

Challenger Decks include:

  • A complete 60-card main deck

  • A 15-card sideboard

They're ready to play right out of the box and feature a lineup of cards from top-level competitive Standard decks. All four Challenger Decks 2022 are available in English, French, German, and Japanese.

Challenger Decks 2022 contains four different decks—product shots for each deck are now available on our Marketing Materials page.

Mono White Aggro

The mono-white Standard Challenger Deck set to release on April 1st, 2022 will contain 3x copies of the now Standard banned Faceless Haven. In terms of what this means for paper and digital formats, please see below:

1. For paper formats: This deck will still be legal for tournament play in paper Magic: The Gathering formats, but only as-is. Specifically, the 60-card deck and 15-card sideboard will be legal as long as no changes are made to it.

2. For digital formats: Both Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online will be handling these bans in the same way they normally handle Standard bans. Since the challenger decks are not offered as a product on either platform, there will not be an exception to Standard legality to allow that precise list of cards in Standard play.

Dimir Control

Rakdos Vampires

Gruul Stompy

These decks release on April 1—download your marketing materials and start advertising today!


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