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Last updated 25 April 2022

“If your deck contains no cards on the Reserved List, you are entitled to an additional Point.”

5 Points

Ancestral Recall
Time Walk

4 Points

Black Lotus
Thassa’s Oracle
Time Vault

3 Points

Demonic Tutor
Mana Crypt
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Underworld Breach
Vampiric Tutor

2 Points

Dig Through Time
Imperial Seal
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Lutri, the Spellchaser
Mystical Tutor
Oko, Thief of Crowns
Protean Hulk
Strip Mine
Treasure Cruise
True-Name Nemesis

1 Point

Crop Rotation
Deathrite Shaman
Dreadhorde Arcanist
Enlightened Tutor
Force of Will
Gifts Ungiven
Green Sun’s Zenith
Library of Alexandria
Lim-Dul’s Vault
Mana Drain
Mana Vault
Merchant Scroll
Mind Twist
Mishra’s Workshop
Mystic Sanctuary
Natural Order
Oath of Druids
Profane Tutor
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
Sensei’s Divining Top
Snapcaster Mage
Survival of the Fittest
Tainted Pact
Time Spiral
Tolarian Academy
Umezawa’s Jitte
Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
Urza’s Saga
Wishclaw Talisman
Wrenn and Six
Yawgmoth’s Will

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What is 7 point Highlander?

7 Point Highlander (also sometimes known as Australian Highlander) is a way to play the collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering. It has been played across Australia and New Zealand for over 25 years (since 1996) and is growing in popularity around the world, with players in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

The 7 Point Highlander format is a constructed format that allows players to play with a modified 60 card singleton deck with 15 card sideboard that utilises the Vintage format’s card pool and ban list.

What differentiates this format from most Magic: The Gathering formats is the points list. Each player is allowed 7 points worth of powerful cards. So you could spend 5 points on Ancestral Recall, and 2 points on Treasure Cruise, but then you miss out on cards like Demonic Tutor, or Mind Twist, or various other cards that also cost some of your seven points.

Changes to the points list are made by the Points Committee to promote the health of the format. Announcement of changes, if any, take place on the release of each new standard legal set.


The Rules

The rules for competitive play of 7 Point Highlander are:

  • Minimum of 60 cards in the main deck
  • Maximum of 15 cards in the sideboard
  • Singleton – players are allowed to use only one of each card (with the exception of basic lands)
  • Vintage banned list applies (see here)
  • 7 points system – a maximum of 7 points worth of cards are allowed per deck (see here for the points list)