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Points Announcement: Outlaws at Thunder Junction

Effective as of the announcement (07/04/2024) (Please confirm with your tournament organisers that they are using the updated points) Watch List Welcome to the April 2024 edition of the 7 Point Highlander points update! Now that the format has had some time to settle down since Cancon and the previous update, we have had time to observe the performance of… Read More »Points Announcement: Outlaws at Thunder Junction

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Points Announcement: Murders at Karlov Manor

Effective as of the announcement (04/02/2024) (Please confirm with your tournament organisers that they are using the updated points) Watch List Following our largest Highlander event ever at Highlander Nationals last week with 191 players, we have a clearer picture of the Highlander metagame than ever before. What stands out is that people are enjoying the format and that there’s… Read More »Points Announcement: Murders at Karlov Manor

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Points Announcement: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan

Effective as of the announcement (12/11/2023) (Please confirm with your tournament organisers that they are using the updated points) Watch List Overall we’re very happy with the results of the last set of changes. Mystic Sanctuary has made a significant impact on its return to the format, and we’re seeing people starting to have some success with slower blue decks.… Read More »Points Announcement: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan

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Points Announcement: Wilds of Eldraine

Effective as of the announcement (03/09/2023) (Please confirm with your tournament organisers that they are using the updated points) Watch List It’s been a long time since our last points update, and a lot has happened in our format in the intervening time. We’ve had a powerful new set, several large events, and some strong metagame movements that we as… Read More »Points Announcement: Wilds of Eldraine

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Points Announcement: March of the Machine

Points Changes Effective as of the announcement (16/04/2023) (Please confirm with your tournament organisers that they are using the updated points) EXPLANATION: Highlander overall has seemed to find a more steady state after the major update earlier this year. Fast mana and initiative continues to be a powerful thing to be doing, but it’s also not clearly overperforming anymore. The… Read More »Points Announcement: March of the Machine

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Points Announcement: Phyrexia All Will Be One

Points Changes Effective as of the announcement (05/02/2023) (Please confirm with your tournament organisers that they are using the updated points) EXPLANATION: Highlander this quarter has experienced a significant uptick in fast-mana-fuelled aggressive decks, particularly centred around the new initiative creatures. As well as being very powerful (and making up almost half of the top 16 meta at Nationals), this… Read More »Points Announcement: Phyrexia All Will Be One

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Points Announcement: The Brother’s War

Highlander overall has remained in a pretty healthy state, with a wide variety of successful archetypes. While we are seeing some regional dominance with specific decks, for the most part we’re happy with where the format is, and with the impact of the last batch of changes.

With that in mind, we’re making the following two changes.

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Points Announcement: Dominaria United

Since the last points announcement we’ve had the largest paper highlander event ever, with 2022 Highlander Masters, and a return to consistent paper play amongst most of the highlander scene, resulting in a significant uptick in event results and data. Overall we still believe 7 point Highlander is in an excellent spot, with a broad variety of archetypes and play styles seeing some success. However with some new members on the committee, we’ve taken a look at some of the historical points, with an eye to free up some cards that aren’t seeing play, and revitalise some struggling archetypes.

Announcement: The Highlander Accessibility Rule

The majority of Highlander players (and those keen to enter the format) agree that format accessibility is an issue, so in the interests of longevity for Highlander, The Committee is announcing The Highlander Accessibility Rule. The Highlander Accessibility Rule, aka “No RL Bonus Point” states that: “If your deck contains no cards on the Reserved List, you are entitled to… Read More »Announcement: The Highlander Accessibility Rule

Points Announcement: Streets of New Capenna

The format is reasonably stable at the moment, and there have been few big events with intermingled communities, so we’re only making a small set of changes for this release. In addition to this, the last points update was one of the larger ones we’ve done for some time. On top of these factors, if we’re bringing on a new committee member in the near future, it felt like we should involve them in any big pointing decisions.