Today, Wizards announced that they would revert back two a once-a-year rotation, opposed to the current twice-a-year rotation. This is supposed to help players keep up, and have the format change in slower gradations over a longer time. This is a great change for players who are less invested in Standard, because their cards will stay in Standard for longer period of time. What this means is that instead of rotating at Amonkhet, Battle for Zendikar block will rotate at the “Ham” block, along with the Shadows over Innistrad block. Kaladesh block will not rotate for another two years, until the block after the block after the “Ham” block.
This change is very beneficial for players who don’t have the time or money to keep up with a Standard where their cards drop out so quickly after being purchased. However, this results in less “breakout weekends” where one deck suddenly pops up and begins dominating the format.
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