1, Sep, 21

We May Be Seeing the End of a 20 Year Long Era In Magic: the Gathering

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Magic: the Gathering is a near 30 year old game. It has a long and storied history of creating new, fantastic and iconic pieces of cardboard that are adored by fans the world around. Some cards are more iconic that others; Black Lotus, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Channel and Fireball to name a few. One card that may not be quite as iconic as the aforementioned, is Mind Rot.

Mind Rot was originally printed back in the Portal in 1997. Then it was reprinted in 7th Edition in 2001. Since then It has been Standard Legal in every iteration of Standard since, potentially until now. With the Standard rotation happening this month, unless Mind Rot is reprinted in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, we will have a Standard environment where Mind Rot is not legal. While it may seem like a silly thing, Mind Rot is the longest running standard legal card in the game’s history.

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Mind Rot was printed into the following sets:

  • 7th Edition
  • 8th Edition
  • 9th Edition
  • 10th Edition
  • M10
  • M11
  • M12
  • M13
  • Return to Ravnica
  • M14
  • M15
  • Khans of Tarkir
  • Magic Origins
  • Welcome Decks 2016
  • Kaladesh
  • Core Set 2019
  • Core Set 2020
  • Core Set 2021

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Through all of it’s printings, there has always been an overlap where the card was legal through every Standard rotation. Let’s take a quick look at each of the arts that the card has had over the years

Previews for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt start tomorrow, so we’ll very quickly know if the end of this 20 year era will finally come to a close, or continue for at least a few more years. Be sure to check in with us as we’ll be covering all the previews in our Preview Gallery.

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