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Last updated 20 September 2020
4 Points

Ancestral Recall
Black Lotus
Time Vault
Time Walk

3 Points

Demonic Tutor
Imperial Seal
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Thassa’s Oracle
Vampiric Tutor

2 Points

Dig Through Time
Mana Crypt
Mind Twist
Mystical Tutor
Protean Hulk
Strip Mine
Tolarian Academy
Treasure Cruise
True-name Nemesis

1 Point

Birthing Pod
Crop Rotation
Dark Petition
Enlightened Tutor
Force of Will
Green Sun’s Zenith
Hermit Druid
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Library of Alexandria
Life from the Loam
Lim-Dul’s Vault
Lutri, the Spellchaser
Mana Drain
Mana Vault
Merchant Scroll
Mishra’s Workshop
Mystic Sanctuary
Natural Order
Oath of Druids
Oko, Thief of Crowns
Personal Tutor
Sensei’s Divining Top
Snapcaster Mage
Survival of the Fittest
Tainted Pact
Time Spiral
Umezawa’s Jitte
Underworld Breach
Wishclaw Talisman
Wrenn and Six
Yawgmoth’s Bargain
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 20 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 banned list, except Companions.

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 4 points on Ancestral Recall, and 3 points on Demonic Tutor, but then you miss out on cards like Treasure Cruise, 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), except Companions
  • 7 points system – a maximum of 7 points worth of cards are allowed per deck (see here for the points list)