In just over a month on October 4th, rotation will take Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria and Core Set 2019 out of Standard. The cards that remain are bound to loom a little larger with less competition for your deck slots, but some are poised to shine for the first time and become format staples.

Here's ten (or 15 or 20, depending on how you count) cards that fit that description.

Honorable Mention: Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God

Honorable Mention: The Temples

(Temple of Epiphany)

Honorable Mention: Lava Coil

Honorable Mention: Bedevil

Honorable Mention: Feather, the Redeemed

#10: Angel of Grace

#9: Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

#8: Sarkhan the Masterless

#7: Chandra, Fire Artisan

#6: Spawn of Mayhem

#5: Cavalcade of Calamity

#4: Empyrean Eagle

#3: Omnath, Locus of the Roil

#2: Gates

#1: Disinformation Campaign

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