You can unlock 2 card styles and 3000 XP in the MTG Arena Standard Shakeup Event taking place over the next week.

  • The entry fee is 2500 gold or 500 gems.
  • The event lasts from now (Dec 30) until January 6.
  • You can play as many games as you want during the event.
  • All matches take place on a special Eldraine themed holiday battlefield.

What is Standard Shakeup?

Standard Shakeup is an event format that uses the Standard card pool with a bunch of cards removed.

The following cards are banned in this event.

  • Brazen Borrower
  • Brineborn Cutthroat
  • Cauldron Familiar
  • Murderous Rider
  • Bonecrusher Giant
  • Cavalcade of Calamity
  • Embercleave
  • Fires of Invention
  • Gates Ablaze
  • Light Up the Stage
  • Runaway Steam-Kin
  • Edgewall Innkeeper
  • Gilded Goose
  • Nightpack Ambusher
  • Nissa, Who Shakes the World
  • Questing Beast
  • Wilderness Reclamation
  • Teferi, Time Raveler
  • Doom Foretold
  • Thought Erasure
  • Hydroid Krasis
  • Risen Reef

Card Style & XP Prizes

Unlock new card styles based on how many wins you get in the format. There are two different card styles unlockable during this event with some XP as well.

  • 1st win: 1000 XP
  • 2nd win: Card Style for Flux Channeler
  • 3rd win: 1000 XP
  • 4th win: Card Style for Escape to the Wilds
  • 5th win: 1000 XP


Have fun over the next week with the event! Tell us what kind of deck you're playing in the comments.