Format refers to the ways you can play standard matches. Playing in Rotation format allows you to play using the five most recent card sets and basic cards in a match. Unlimited format allows you to use all available cards in a match.
In Rotation format, you can use the five most recent card sets and basic cards in a match. This format is recommended for players new to Shadowverse.
Usable Cards as of June 27, 2023
25th Card Set: Roar of the Godwyrm
26th Card Set: Celestial Dragonblade
27th Card Set: Eightfold Abyss: Azvaldt
28th Card Set: Academy of Ages
29th Card Set: Heroes of Rivenbrandt
Basic cards (starter cards, main story rewards, Harnessed Flame, Harnessed Glass)
In Unlimited format, players can use all available cards. Note that there may be some restrictions placed on cards.
Restricted Cards as of July 26, 2022
Rosa, Unfettered Maiden
Cassim, the Courageous
Banned Cards as of July 11, 2023