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 except Resurgent Cards.
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 December 26, 2023
27th Card Set: Eightfold Abyss: Azvaldt
28th Card Set: Academy of Ages
29th Card Set: Heroes of Rivenbrandt
30th Card Set: Order Shift
31st Card Set: Resurgent Legends
Basic cards (starter cards, main story rewards, Harnessed Flame, Harnessed Glass)
In Unlimited format, players can use all available cards except Resurgent Cards. Note that there may be some additional restrictions placed on cards.
Restricted Cards as of July 26, 2022
Banned Cards as of July 11, 2023