Standard Artisan

Standard Artisan is an unofficial MTG Arena constructed format which can be encountered during special events. It uses the same rules as Standard format, but only common and uncommon cards are allowed. Thus this format is suitable for beginners who can easily create decks with their wildcards. There's no way to play online Standard Artisan games and there's no ladder for this format. However, nothing stops you from playing Standard Artisan games with a friend by choosing "Standard" and restricting yourself to non-banned common and uncommon cards.


Rules detailed here are specific to MTG Arena specific event. For official Artisan rules, see on MTG Wiki.

  • Your deck must be composed of at least 60 cards, and a maximum of 250 (MTG Arena limitation).
  • You must only use common and uncommon cards. If a card exists in a set as a common or uncommon on Arena, then this card is legal even if it's possible to find it in a higher rarity in another set.
  • Cards are limited to 4 copies except basic lands.
  • Sets are limited to the same sets than Standard format.
  • There's no sideboard in MTG Arena Artisan events, but you can have a 15-card sideboard if you want to play BO3 Standard Artisan in direct play.

Banned cards

As of 14/11/2023 (release of "Lost Caverns of Ixalan" expansion), there's no banned card in Standard Artisan on MTG Arena.