Frames

Scryfall tracks the appearance of card’s bounding frame programmatically with the frame and frame_effects fields.

Frames

The frame field tracks the edition of the card frame of used for the re/print in question. The overall Magic frame has gone though several major revisions in the game’s lifetime.

Frame Description Examples

1993

The original Magic card frame, starting from Limited Edition Alpha.

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1997

The updated classic frame starting from Mirage block

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2003

The “modern” Magic card frame, introduced in Eighth Edition and Mirrodin block.

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2015

The holofoil-stamp Magic card frame, introduced in Magic 2015.

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future

The frame used on cards from the future

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Frame Effects

The frame_effects field tracks additional frame artwork applied over a particular frame. For example, there are both 2003 and 2015-frame cards with the Nyx-touched effect.

Effect Description Examples

legendary

The cards have a legendary crown

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miracle

The miracle frame effect

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nyxtouched

The Nyx-touched frame effect

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draft

The draft-matters frame effect

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devoid

The Devoid frame effect

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tombstone

The Odyssey tombstone mark

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colorshifted

A colorshifted frame

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inverted

The FNM-style inverted frame

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sunmoondfc

The sun and moon transform marks

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compasslanddfc

The compass and land transform marks

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originpwdfc

The Origins and planeswalker transform marks

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mooneldrazidfc

The moon and Eldrazi transform marks

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waxingandwaningmoondfc

The waxing and waning crescent moon transform marks

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showcase

A custom Showcase frame

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extendedart

An extended art frame

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companion

The cards have a companion frame

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etched

The cards have an etched foil treatment

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snow

The cards have the snowy frame effect

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lesson

The cards have the Lesson frame effect

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