11/29/2018 by Aaron Tarbell
Standard Format vs Expanded Format
Hello readers! I have some news for you. Standard is easier than expanded to learn, but expanded is a format that is harder to break and easier to perform well in once you study it. Expanded has a much larger card pool than standard. When a new set is released, the cards have more to be compared to in expanded than standard when it comes to figuring out strong combos, but the new cards inherently have less value when there are more options. This means that while expanded has a huge card pool, most of the strong combos tend to stay strong because they have already been tested against so many other combinations of cards. New combos have to either perform much stronger than predecessors that attempt to win in similar ways, or the new combinations have to find new and more effective ways to win.
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