Magic 2014 Core Set Rule Changes
These new rule changes become effective July 13, 2013 during the time of the 2014 Core Set Prerelease. Click here for the full list of rule changes.
The “Legend Rule” change
The new Legend Rule allows opponents to play the same Legendary Creatures as you without having your Legendary Creature die. This new rule could be a big change in some players EDH strategies. My friends often play cards like Clone to kill my Kaalia of the Vast to slow my deck down when playing 1v1. This new rule helps protect players’ EDH Generals from being copied and makes it easier for players to play decks with the same commander.
The “Planeswalker uniqueness rule”
The new Planeswalker rule is very similar to the new legend rule in which your opponents can put out Planeswalkers with the same Planewalker type as one that you control without both of them having to leave play. This rule does make game play easier in a large group. The current Planeswalker rule is annoying when playing with a large group of players using similar Planeswalkers types in their decks. Currently, Every time you get a chance to play a Planeswalker in a large game the Planeswalker is gone before you know it. This new rule will make Planeswalkers even more playable in EDH decks.