Rules and Ban List


  The Peasant format, is an unofficial format from Magic the Gathering created in 2001 by Robert Baronowski. The Peasant was created to provide a competitive format that is accessible in terms of budget to as many people as possible. 

When the format was created, each community was free to create its own Ban List. With the increasing sucess of the Peasant in France and Germany, this two communities expressed the wish to play the same format and agree on common rules and Ban List. Since 2015, the Peasant format has thus followed unique rules worldwide.

Changes to the rules and Ban list are debated and voted by a committee. The details of their activites, debates, and decisions are available in the section : Committee Announcements

Building Rules

A Peasant deck follows the usual rules for building a deck (60 cards minimum with a maximum of 4 copies of any one card) and must contain: 

The rarity of a card is defined as the lowest rarity among the rarities present on the Gatherer, provided that within this edition it is a card with which the player can start a game 

Allowed Set

Ban List

Every planes, schemes, conspiracies, ante cards and Type 1 non-authorised cards are not allowed in peasant. 

Restrictions in other format aren’t applied to Peasant.

Example: Limitations of 1 card in vintage isn’t applied in Peasant


How to use the Gatherer

By default, the Gatherer is configured in the language of your country and therefore only displays results in your language. For example, if you are French, a search for Lotus Noir will not give you any results because the card has never been published in French. To set the rarity of a Peasant card, you must configure the Gatherer in English. To do this, click on Settings, then at the bottom of the page select "English" in "Preferred Language" and then click "Save". 

To test the validity of a Peasant deck

It's possible to try to see the validity of your deck with this link :