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If I'm playing Modern Format, can I use an Eighth Edition Air Elemental?

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Eighth Edition cards are legal in Modern.

Air Elemental is legal in Modern, no matter what set it's from[1], because it's found in a legal set.

While this isn't relevant to Air Elemental (since its text never changed), keep in mind that the text printed on the card is irrelevant; one always uses the Oracle text and other information found in Gatherer to determine the characteristics of a card.

  1. Subject to the usual requirements.

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