Ready and Exhausted

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A comparison of how cards are oriented when ready or exhausted

Cards that are in play exist in one of two states.


Ready cards are oriented upright so that their text may be read from left to right. A ready card can be used during a player’s turn, causing it to exhaust.


Exhausted cards are rotated 90 degrees to the side. An exhausted card is not able to be used until it is readied by a game step or card ability. All creatures and artifacts enter play exhausted.

Official rules v1.8 March 2021