Standard Showdown: Ixalan

Event Start Date
Oct. 2017 7
Event End Date
Dec. 2017 24
Event Dates: No upcoming event
  • Gateway
  • Core
  • Advanced
  • Advanced+

Standard Showdown: Ixalan

For you as a retailer, Standard Showdown sustains the Magic ecosystem and keeps attendance up until the event cycle recurs.

For the player, it's a weekly opportunity to hone, evaluate, and experiment with their deck and adapt it to the metagame, both within your store community and Magic as a whole.

Reward that innovation. Standard Showdown is where the event path bends toward competitive: winning ought to matter, so focus rewards on the top performers.

Don't miss these changes to the program, debuting with Ixalan:

Thanks to your feedback, you may now schedule Standard Showdown any day of the week except Friday. (Events must recur on the same day each week.)

We've had success with land promos, so we're including a foil land in each Standard Showdown booster, featuring new or highly desirable art from Magic's history, including, for Ixalan, gorgeous Rebecca Guay lands, never before available in foil!

The rest of the prize packs will contain: 2 rare or mythic rares from a currently legal Standard set and 1 foil of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set.


  • Primary: Interested Players
  • Secondary: Engaged Players


New Player: No knowledge of how to play Magic
Interested Player: Basic understanding of Magic, ready to learn more about strategy and game play
Engaged Player: Competence in Magic game play, eager to invest in the game on a regular basis


4-Card Standard Showdown booster packs containing:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

*Standard Showdown: Ixalan booster packs do not include double-sided cards


  • Core level: 3 packs per weekly event
  • Advanced level: 6 packs per weekly event
  • Advanced Plus level: 9 packs per weekly event


  • Players: 8
  • Rounds: 3
  • Formats: Standard
  • Day of event: Any day, except Friday. Events must recur on the same day each week.