Yay! A new core set is set to be released on July 19. It’s always exciting to follow spoilers for a month and gear up for a new pre-release. With M14 being added to the list of Standard-legal sets, we get a chance to experience an interesting, albeit short-lived format of innovation and downright fun. Many of us will choose to use this time to build the decks we’ve always wanted to play or to get some last-minute use out of the M13 and Innistrad block cards which will be rotating out when Theros is released in late September. I know I’ll be playing as much Jund as humanly possible until then!

To prepare for the M14 pre-release and get us thinking about the new Standard format, I have once again compiled a list of all of the instants and flash creatures that you may come across while playing this new set. For those with a propensity for early preparation and lots of ink left in their printer, here is a printable PDF which will hopefully give you an early advantage at your local pre-release and release events. As always, thanks for reading.



Monique Garraud is a Brooklyn native who started playing Magic in 2011. “Grinding It Out” is her weekly take on the trials, tribulations, and joys of being a competitive tournament player. You can follow her on Twitter @MoniqueGarraud.