Pioneer – Notable Sideboard Cards

Wizards of the Coast has just announced Pioneer as the newest format that will receive support on both Magic Online and in tabletop with PTQs and several Grand Prix events showcasing the format next year. The exciting part is that there's no metagame yet and virtually no banned list to start with (only fetchlands are excluded), so it's a brewer's paradise! Not since the invention of Modern has there been a better time to go on a brewing frenzy to figure out what is possible in a new format. We've done some of the initial legwork for you by scouring the entire list of 6,410 cards that are currently legal in the format and eliminating 87% of them so that you don't have to look at the draft chaff. What we've compiled here is a list of every card that could potentially be playable, whether it's a format staple, a role-player in certain archetypes, a sideboard card, or a build-around type card to get those creative juices flowing. Go ahead and bookmark this page to use as a reference when brewing – we certainly will be!

Check out our lists for the other colors here:

Pioneer Playable Cards List – White

Pioneer Playable Cards List – Blue

Pioneer Playable Cards List – Black

Pioneer Playable Cards List – Red

Pioneer Playable Cards List – Green

Pioneer Playable Cards List – Colorless

Pioneer Playable Cards List – Lands

Pioneer Sideboard Cards – White

1 Aegis of the Gods
1 Authority of the Consuls
1 Devout Decree
1 Fragmentize
1 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Remorseful Cleric
1 Rest in Peace
1 Rule of Law
1 Selfless Spirit
1 Sky Tether
1 Spirit of the Labyrinth
1 Tocatli Honor Guard

Pioneer Sideboard Cards – Blue

1 Aether Gust
1 Annul
1 Ceremonious Rejection
1 Cerulean Drake
1 Disdainful Stroke
1 Dispel
1 Mistcaller
1 Mystical Dispute
1 Negate
1 Spell Pierce
1 Swan Song
1 Tidebinder Mage



Pioneer Sideboard Cards – Black

1 Collective Brutality
1 Cremate
1 Cry of the Carnarium
1 Duress
1 Illness in the Ranks
1 Legion's End
1 Leyline of the Void
1 Lifebane Zombie
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Lost Legacy
1 Noxious Grasp
1 The Elderspell
1 Thoughtseize
1 Witch's Vengeance


Pioneer Sideboard Cards – Red

1 Alpine Moon
1 Anger of the Gods
1 Ash Zealot
1 Blood Sun
1 Burning Earth
1 By Force
1 Chandra's Defeat
1 Dire Fleet Daredevil
1 Eidolon of the Great Revel
1 Fry
1 Kozilek's Return
1 Rampaging Ferocidon
1 Rending Volley
1 Skullcrack
1 Smash to Smithereens
1 Vandalblast


Pioneer Sideboard Cards – Green

1 Blossoming Defense
1 Feed the Clan
1 Heroic Intervention
1 Mistcutter Hydra
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Shapers' Sanctuary
1 Veil of Summer


Pioneer Sideboard Cards – Colorless

1 Blast Zone
1 Detection Tower
1 Field of Ruin
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Ratchet Bomb
1 Scavenger Grounds
1 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Spatial Contortion
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Warping Wail


Pioneer Sideboard Cards – Multicolor

1 Ashiok, Dream Render
1 Cindervines
1 Deflecting Palm
1 Despark
1 Destructive Revelry
1 Dovin's Veto
1 Dreadbore
1 Dromoka's Command
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Kambal, Consul of Allocation
1 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper
1 Knight of Autumn
1 Kolaghan's Command
1 Rakdos Charm
1 Sin Collector
1 Sundering Growth
1 Unmoored Ego
1 Wear/Tear



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Michael Schuller