Alliances Standard

Deck Construction Rules

  • Cards per deck: At least 60 plus a 15-card sideboard.
  • Allowed sets: Fourth Edition, The Dark, Chronicles, Fallen Empires, Ice Age, Homelands, Alliances.
  • Reprint rules: Every version that is Old Frame and uses art that existed by Alliances is allowed.


Contemporary rules and errata are followed.

Banned and Restricted Cards

  • Banned: Amulet of Quoz, Bronze Tablet, Channel, Jeweled Bird, Mind Twist, Rebirth, Tempest Efreet, Timmerian Fiends.
  • Restricted: Balance, Black Vise, Hymn to Tourach, Ivory Tower, Land Tax, Strip Mine, Zuran Orb.


This Facebook Group organizes Historical Standard online leagues.