Banned & Restricted | Magic: The Gathering (2023)

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One key to the continued health of Magic is diversity. It is vitally important to ensure that there are multiple competitive decks for the tournament player to choose from. Why? If there were only a single viable deck to play, tournaments would quickly stagnate as players were forced to either play that deck or a deck built specifically to beat it. In addition, different players enjoy playing different types of decks. If there are plenty of viable options to play, there will be more players at more tournaments.

To help maintain the diversity and health of the Magic tournament environment, a system of banned and restricted lists has been developed. These lists are made up of cards that are either not allowed at all, or allowed only in a very limited manner.

It's important to note a couple of things: First, these lists apply only to Constructed formats and not Limited formats. Second, the banned and restricted lists are format-specific, so a card that is banned in Modern may still be legal to play in Standard.

Banned Cards

If a card appears on the banned list for your chosen format, then you may not include that card in your deck or sideboard. Doing so makes your deck illegal to play in any sanctioned tournaments for that format.

Cards are usually banned from play if they enable a deck or play style that heavily skews the play environment. What does that mean? If the card were legal, a competitive player either must be playing it, or must be specifically targeting it with his or her own strategies.

Some cards are banned because they have proven to simply be too powerful in their respective format. While hundreds of hours are spent rigorously playtesting sets before their release, the complexity of Magic makes it nearly impossible to accurately predict all the ways the new cards interact with older ones.

Cards whose art, text, name, or combination thereof that are racially or culturally offensive are banned in all formats. This list is a work in progress. Click here for the list.

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Restricted Cards

If you wish to use a card that’s on the restricted list for your chosen format, you may include only a single copy of that card, counting both your main deck and your sideboard. Currently, only the Vintage format uses a restricted list.

Modern Banned Cards

This format lets you dive deeper into Magic's history, allowing cards from Eighth edition to today.

The following cards are banned:

  • Ancient Den
  • Arcum's Astrolabe
  • Birthing Pod
  • Blazing Shoal
  • Bridge From Below
  • Chrome Mox
  • Cloudpost
  • Dark Depths
  • Deathrite Shaman
  • Dig Through Time
  • Dread Return
  • Eye of Ugin
  • Faithless Looting
  • Field of the Dead
  • Gitaxian Probe
  • Glimpse of Nature
  • Golgari Grave-Troll
  • Great Furnace
  • Green Sun's Zenith
  • Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
  • Hypergenesis
  • Krark-Clan Ironworks
  • Lurrus of the Dream-Den
  • Mental Misstep
  • Mox Opal
  • Mycosynth Lattice
  • Mystic Sanctuary
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Ponder
  • Preordain
  • Punishing Fire
  • Rite of Flame
  • Seat of the Synod
  • Second Sunrise
  • Seething Song
  • Sensei's Divining Top
  • Simian Spirit Guide
  • Skullclamp
  • Splinter Twin
  • Summer Bloom
  • Tibalt's Trickery
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Tree of Tales
  • Umezawa's Jitte
  • Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
  • Vault of Whispers
  • Yorion, Sky Nomad

Vintage Banned and Restricted Cards

While Modern lets you play cards from as far back as 2003, Vintage lets you play cards from any set in the 20+ year history of Magic!

The following cards are banned from Vintage play:

  • 25 cards with the Card Type “Conspiracy.” Click here for list.
  • 9 cards that reference "playing for ante." Click here for list.
  • Cards whose art, text, name, or combination thereof that are racially or culturally offensive are banned in all formats. This list is a work in progress. Click here for the list.
  • Chaos Orb
  • Falling Star
  • Shahrazad

The following cards are restricted, which means you can only have one of them in your main deck and sideboard combined:

  • Ancestral Recall
  • Balance
  • Black Lotus
  • Brainstorm
  • Chalice of the Void
  • Channel
  • Demonic Consultation
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Dig Through Time
  • Flash
  • Gitaxian Probe
  • Golgari Grave-Troll
  • Gush
  • Imperial Seal
  • Karn, the Great Creator
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Lion's Eye Diamond
  • Lodestone Golem
  • Lotus Petal
  • Mana Crypt
  • Mana Vault
  • Memory Jar
  • Mental Misstep
  • Merchant Scroll
  • Mind's Desire
  • Monastery Mentor
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Jet
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Mystic Forge
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Narset, Parter of Veils
  • Necropotence
  • Ponder
  • Sol Ring
  • Strip Mine
  • Thorn of Amethyst
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Timetwister
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Trinisphere
  • Vampiric Tutor
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Windfall
  • Yawgmoth's Will

Legacy Banned Cards

The following cards are banned in legacy tournaments:

  • 25 cards with the Card Type “Conspiracy.” Clickherefor list.
  • 9 cards that reference "playing for ante." Clickherefor list.
  • Cards whose art, text, name, or combination thereof that are racially or culturally offensive are banned in all formats. This list is a work in progress. Click here for the list.
  • Ancestral Recall
  • Arcum's Astrolabe
  • Balance
  • Bazaar of Baghdad
  • Black Lotus
  • Channel
  • Chaos Orb
  • Deathrite Shaman
  • Demonic Consultation
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Dig Through Time
  • Dreadhorde Arcanist
  • Earthcraft
  • Falling Star
  • Fastbond
  • Flash
  • Frantic Search
  • Gitaxian Probe
  • Goblin Recruiter
  • Gush
  • Hermit Druid
  • Imperial Seal
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Lurrus of the Dream-Den
  • Mana Crypt
  • Mana Drain
  • Mana Vault
  • Memory Jar
  • Mental Misstep
  • Mind Twist
  • Mind’s Desire
  • Mishra’s Workshop
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Jet
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Necropotence
  • Oath of Druids
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  • Sensei's Divining Top
  • Shahrazad
  • Skullclamp
  • Sol Ring
  • Strip Mine
  • Survival of the Fittest
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Timetwister
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Underworld Breach
  • Vampiric Tutor
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Windfall
  • Wrenn and Six
  • Yawgmoth's Bargain
  • Yawgmoth's Will
  • Zirda, the Dawnwaker
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Commander Banned Cards

The following cards are banned from the format:

  • 25 cards with the Card Type “Conspiracy." Click here for list.
  • 9 cards that reference "playing for ante." Click here for list.
  • Cards whose art, text, name, or combination thereof that are racially or culturally offensive are banned in all formats. This list is a work in progress. Click here for the list.
  • Ancestral Recall
  • Balance
  • Biorhythm
  • Black Lotus
  • Braids, Cabal Minion
  • Chaos Orb
  • Coalition Victory
  • Channel
  • Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • Erayo, Soratami Ascendant
  • Falling Star
  • Fastbond
  • Flash
  • Gifts Ungiven
  • Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
  • Griselbrand
  • Hullbreacher
  • Iona, Shield of Emeria
  • Karakas
  • Leovold, Emissary of Trest
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Limited Resources
  • Lutri, the Spellchaser
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Jet
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Panoptic Mirror
  • Paradox Engine
  • Primeval Titan
  • Prophet of Kruphix
  • Recurring Nightmare
  • Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
  • Shahrazad
  • Sundering Titan
  • Sway of the Stars
  • Sylvan Primordial
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Trade Secrets
  • Upheaval
  • Yawgmoth's Bargain

Block Format - BANNED CARDS

The following cards are banned in block-constructed tournaments:

  • Intangible Virtue (Innistrad-Avacyn Restored block)
  • Lingering Souls (Innistrad-Avacyn Restored block)
  • AEther Vial (Mirrodin block)
  • Ancient Den (Mirrodin block)
  • Arcbound Ravager (Mirrodin block)
  • Darksteel Citadel (Mirrodin block)
  • Disciple of the Vault (Mirrodin block)
  • Great Furnace (Mirrodin block)
  • Seat of the Synod (Mirrodin block)
  • Tree of Tales (Mirrodin block)
  • Vault of Whispers (Mirrodin block)
  • Skullclamp (Mirrodin block)
  • Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero (Masques block)
  • Rishadan Port (Masques block)
  • Gaea's Cradle (Urza block)
  • Memory Jar (Urza block)
  • Serra's Sanctum (Urza block)
  • Time Spiral (Urza block)
  • Tolarian Academy (Urza block)
  • Voltaic Key (Urza block)
  • Windfall (Urza block)
  • Cursed Scroll (Tempest block)
  • Squandered Resources (Mirage block)
  • Amulet of Quoz (Ice Age Block)
  • Thawing Glaciers (Ice Age block)
  • Zuran Orb (Ice Age block)

BRAWL BANNED CARDS

The following cards are banned in Brawl and cannot be included in your deck or used as your commander:

  • Chalice of the Void
  • Drannith Magistrate
  • Lutri, the Spellchaser
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Omnath, Locus of Creation
  • Runed Halo
  • Sorcerous Spyglass
  • Winota, Joiner of Forces
  • Pithing Needle

Note: The regular Standard banned list does not apply to Brawl. If a card from a Standard-legal set isn't listed here, it's fine to use.

Pauper Banned Cards

The following cards are banned in this format:

  • Aarakocra Sneak
  • Arcum's Astrolabe
  • Atog
  • Bonder's Ornament
  • Chatterstorm
  • Cloud of Faeries
  • Cloudpost
  • Cranial Plating
  • Daze
  • Disciple of the Vault
  • Empty the Warrens
  • Fall from Favor
  • Frantic Search
  • Galvanic Relay
  • Gitaxian Probe
  • Grapeshot
  • Gush
  • High Tide
  • Hymn to Tourach
  • Invigorate
  • Mystic Sanctuary
  • Peregrine Drake
  • Prophetic Prism
  • Sinkhole
  • Sojourner's Companion
  • Stirring Bard
  • Temporal Fissure
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Underdark Explorer
  • Vicious Battlerager
  • Sinkhole
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Pioneer Banned Cards

The following cards are banned:

  • Balustrade Spy
  • Bloodstained Mire
  • Expressive Iteration
  • Felidar Guardian
  • Field of the Dead
  • Flooded Strand
  • Inverter of Truth
  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand
  • Leyline of Abundance
  • Lurrus of the Dream-Den
  • Nexus of Fate
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Polluted Delta
  • Smuggler’s Copter
  • Teferi, Time Raveler
  • Undercity Informer
  • Underworld Breach
  • Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
  • Veil of Summer
  • Walking Ballista
  • Wilderness Reclamation
  • Windswept Heath
  • Winota, Joiner of Forces
  • Wooded Foothills

Historic Banned Cards

The following cards are suspended:

  • No Current Suspensions

What Suspension Means

Suspending cards is our way to incorporate Magic's history of using bans and restrictions to address issues with the current meta while allowing greater flexibility to adjust as a digital-first format.

For gameplay purposes, a suspension works like a ban, in that the card will not be legal to use in the format while it is suspended. But unlike how we handle banning cards, we plan to use the flexibility that a digital format provides to move cards onto and off the suspension list on a regular basis. Suspension isn't a final verdict; it's an indication that we think this card may be causing issues, and we'd like to see what the meta looks like without that influence.

Suspension is also a temporary measure. Some may be returned to the playable pool (likely because we believe changes to the current Historic environment provides the appropriate answers or countermeasures), and the rest will move to being fully banned.

The following cards are banned:

  • Agent of Treachery
  • Brainstorm
  • Channel
  • Counterspell
  • Dark Ritual
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Field of the Dead
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Memory Lapse
  • Natural Order
  • Nexus of Fate
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Omnath, Locus of Creation
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Swords to Plowshares
  • Thassa's Oracle
  • Tibalt's Trickery
  • Time Warp
  • Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
  • Veil of Summer
  • Wilderness Reclamation
  • Winota, Joiner of Forces

The following cards are banned from Historic Brawl:

  • Runed Halo
  • Gideon's Intervention
  • Meddling Mage
  • Pithing Needle

EXPLORER BANNED CARDS

The following cards are banned:

  • Expressive Iteration
  • Field of the Dead
  • Kethis, the Hidden Hand
  • Leyline of Abundance
  • Lurrus of the Dream-Den
  • Nexus of Fate
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Teferi, Time Raveler
  • Tibalt's Trickery
  • Underworld Breach
  • Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
  • Veil of Summer
  • Wilderness Reclamation
  • Winota, Joiner of Forces
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ALCHEMY BANNED CARDS

The following cards are banned:

  • Grinning Ignus

Magic Online Banned and Restricted Policies

Formats unique to Magic Online have their own Banned and Restricted lists. Those lists are maintained on the format pages themselves. Use the links below to view any of those pages.

For formats that exist in tabletop as well as Magic Online, banned and restricted announcements are announced on Mondays by Tabletop Studio (R&D), and are effective on Magic Online at noon Pacific Time on the following day.

When a card is banned or restricted, players using the newly banned card in a league have until the Magic Online effective time to finish their league courses. At that time, any remaining players with newly illegal decks will be removed from the league with their entry option returned to their collection. If a card is unbanned or unrestricted, players can join existing leagues with decks containing those cards after the update.

MAGIC ONLINE COMMANDER

Build a 100-card singleton deck around a Commander, typically a single legendary creature.

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FREEFORM

All sets and cards are allowed in this 40-card minimum format.

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MOMIR BASIC

Decks must have exactly 60 basic lands and one “Momir Vig” Vanguard card.

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PLANESWALKER

Limited to gold-bordered cards, available in Magic Online Planeswalker deck packs.

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FAQs

What does Restricted mean in Magic The Gathering? ›

Restricted cards can be played but are restricted to only one copy in the deck. Only the Vintage format uses a restricted list. Cards that either are playing with ante or having art, text, name, or combination thereof that are racially or culturally offensive are banned in all sanctioned events.

Why is tinker banned? ›

Mary Beth Tinker was a 13-year-old junior high school student in December 1965 when she and a group of students decided to wear black armbands to school to protest the war in Vietnam. The school board got wind of the protest and passed a preemptive ban.

Is Jace, the Mind Sculptor banned in Commander? ›

Commander: Worldgorger Dragon is unbanned. Standard: Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Stoneforge Mystic are banned. An exception is made for the War of Attrition event deck, which contains two copies of Stoneforge Mystic, if the decklist has not been modified.

Does restricted mean forbidden? ›

Restricted is used when we are talking about something that has specific conditions. The main difference between prohibited and restricted is that prohibited means something is formally forbidden by law or authority whereas restricted means something is put under control or limits.

What's the difference between banned and not legal MTG? ›

A card that is “banned” from a format would have been legal, but Wizards has specifically forbidden it because it is too powerful or disruptive. See the Wizards banned and restricted page for more information.

How many black lotuses exist? ›

Its Alpha and Beta versions in particular are considered to be extremely valuable, due to the more limited print runs and black borders of those sets. The Alpha version of Black Lotus is the rarest and most sought-after, with an estimated 1100 ever printed, followed by the Beta version, with 3300 ever printed.

Why do MTG cards get banned? ›

Some cards are banned because they have proven to simply be too powerful in their respective format. While hundreds of hours are spent rigorously playtesting sets before their release, the complexity of Magic makes it nearly impossible to accurately predict all the ways the new cards interact with older ones.

Why is Black Lotus banned? ›

Such is the case with the Black Lotus card. This card has been banned from tournament play because of its unique ability - namely, it doesn't require any mana to play, and it can add three mana of any color to your pool. This means that you can cast spells much faster than you would normally be able to.

When did colossus get banned? ›

Orcust Harp Horror, Salmangreat Miragestallio, Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!, and Thunder Dragon Colossus all landed on the Forbidden List at the start of 2020. The sweeping changes to the game's top decks forced players to either radically alter their builds, or find a new deck entirely.

Is Sol Ring banned in modern? ›

Sol Ring was never printed in any of the Modern-format sets, so it isn't legal in Modern.

Why is Zuran orb banned? ›

Zuran Orb was the first card to make the new Standard Ban List. The card, combined with Armageddon, saw players sacrificing their lands before they were all destroyed. The strange timing of the banning was also due to the different formats still being in flux.

Why is Green Sun's Zenith banned? ›

Green Sun's Zenith was banned because it was functionally a more powerful mana creature that scales well into the game because of the existence of Dryad Arbor.

Is Eye of UGIN banned in modern? ›

Eye of Ugin

It didn't take players long to figure out that, with eight lands that produced or reduced costs by two mana, you could play the powerful new Eldrazi on turn two or three. Eldrazi decks dominated Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch, prompting Wizards to ban Eye of Ugin.

What is an example of restricted? ›

Example Sentences

He is on a severely restricted diet. You have entered a restricted area.

What does it mean when you restricted? ›

What does restrict mean on Instagram? Restricting a user on Instagram is similar to blocking them—but a little more polite. Whereas blocking a user hides your entire feed and stories from them, the restrict feature simply hides their comments and messages from you while still allowing them to view your posts.

What happens when you restricted? ›

When you restrict someone, their comments and messages will be hidden from your profile. It's like keeping the restricted user behind a privacy window where they can see you, but they can't exactly interact with you as normal, and they don't realize that this is the case.

Is banned and barred the same? ›

bar. In their definitions relating to prohibition and exclusion, the verb ban usually applies to things, and bar usually applies to people. For example, you might ban chocolate cake from your house and say that anyone caught sneaking in chocolate cake will be barred indefinitely.

Why was Jeremy banned MTG? ›

Adam Wells. Wizards of the Coast has taken what they describe as their first step in bettering the Magic community, issuing a lifetime ban to Jeremy Hambly, owner of UnsleevedMedia, for his harassment and bullying.

Why is Master Card banned? ›

In a series of moves last year, the Reserve Bank of India indefinitely barred Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club from issuing new debit, credit or prepaid cards to customers over noncompliance with local data storage rules (PDF).

What is the rarest MTG card? ›

1/20 Black Lotus

Players of Magic the Gathering will not be surprised to see this card at the #1 spot in this list. It has become an (in)famous card; both for its power and its value. Not only is the Black Lotus the most valuable Magic card, but its value seems to go up more and more every year.

How many PSA 10 black lotuses are there? ›

It is only one of seven known Black Lotuses with a PSA Gem Mint 10 grade.

Do they still print Black Lotus cards? ›

Indeed, the cards included in the premium set will include cards from the Reserve List – a set of cards from Magic's history that Wizards of the Coast vows never to print again on a Standard Legal Set, including the famous Black Lotus and the rest of the Power Nine in reprint form.

Why is Black Lotus so valuable? ›

First of all, part of the reason it's so expensive is because it hasn't been reprinted in a long time. The Black Lotus was in the original printing of Magic cards (all the way back in freaking 1993!), but after the initial three printings it was never reprinted again. So part of its price is scarcity, not just power.

Are there black lotuses? ›

Additionally, Black Lotus was only printed in the Alpha, Beta and Unlimited sets, which has further increased its value with both fans and collectors alike. But while Wizards of the Coast has never reprinted Black Lotus, it has done limited digital runs of the card and referenced it in others.

Is Blacker Lotus a real card? ›

Fortunately, he captured it on video, because he uncovered one of the rarest cards in existence: the Black Lotus. For non-Magic fans, this would be the equivalent of finding an original Mickey Mantle Topps baseball card. Only 1,100 Black Lotus alpha-deck cards were ever printed.

How can you tell if a magic card is permanent? ›

Simply put, a permanent card is a spell that stays on the battlefield when it's cast. That's in contrast to non-permanent spells, which are limited to instants and sorceries. There are five permanent types in MTG: planeswalker, creature, enchantment, artifact, and land.

Do MTG cards expire? ›

Cards dont rotate out of the format unless they get banned. This allows a player not to have to have a new deck every time a rotation or expansion comes up. There might be some changes when a new expansion comes up but they are usually not drastic and your deck will still be legal if you don't make any changes.

What are the most overpowered Magic cards? ›

Black Lotus is easily the most iconic and powerful Magic: The Gathering card of all time. It's the king of the famed "Power Nine," dating back to 1993's Alpha set, and it's simply far too good at what it does: boosting the player's mana.

Why is dark ritual banned? ›

We have to remember that Dark Ritual was banned because it was TOO fast and helped combo decks TOO much.

Why is Flash banned in Commander? ›

Flash was banned in Commander in 2020 because of how it warped the competitive EDH meta. cEDH players were heavily incentivized to incorporate the Flash/Protean Hulk combo into their decks, as no other viable decks came close. Gifts Ungiven is an instant-speed tutor that can reliably set you up to win the game.

Why is dark ritual banned modern? ›

Dark Ritual is not legal in Modern because it has never been printed in a modern legal set. As for the main formats, it is only legal in Vintage and Legacy.

Can Colossus turn his power off? ›

However, one superhero character with the ability to “turn on or off” his power of impenetrable skin is Colossus of the X-Men.

Can Colossus turn back to human? ›

The first time, he was injured so severely only Magneto's metal powers kept him alive. Colossus could not transform back to his human self without risking death.

Is Maxx C banned 2022? ›

Cards. Forbidden Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are cards deemed too powerful to have in any of your decks and include the seemingly humble Pot of Greed and the overpowered Maxx “C”.

Why does Sol Ring exist? ›

Sol Ring has the ability to warp the early turns of a game, generating a serious lead for the players who cast it. This head start leads to discussions on its power, and if it's something that is right for Commander. No two Sol Rings are used the same, though.

Why was the Lord of the Rings banned? ›

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien was originally banned in various US states because it was considered Satanic, but now that reaction would be rare. However, even today, books continue to be banned or challenged.

Why is Zirda banned in Legacy? ›

Zirda, the Dawnwaker

“While not yet widely played,” Wizards said, “Magic Online metagame data indicates that these decks would become problematic in both win rate and metagame share. Therefore, we're taking the additional step of banning Zirda, the Dawnwaker in Legacy.”

Why is Dreadhorde arcanist banned in modern? ›

“Ultimately, the community sentiment we've heard is that Dreadhorde Arcanist makes gameplay revolve around it too early in the game and that too many games come down to whether an opponent can immediately remove it,” Wizards concluded. “Therefore, we're choosing to ban Dreadhorde Arcanist in Legacy.”

Is Wrenn 6 banned in modern? ›

New Neon Dynasty Lands Make Wrenn and Six Ban-Worthy

And it just got a big buff from a new land cycle from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Wizards of the Coast already banned Wrenn and Six in Legacy. Now, because Wrenn and Six's synergies with new Kamigawa cards, there's a change WOTC will ban it in Modern too.

Is Golos banned in the 99? ›

Is Golos Banned in the 99? Yes, Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is banned from being included in the 99 other cards in your EDH deck. Bans in the Commander format have included both as your commander and in the 99 since September 12, 2014.

Why is rite of flame banned? ›

Rite of Flame / Seething Song

While banned at different times, Rite of Flame and Seething Song were banned for the same reason: Storm decks were too powerful.

Is Zed banned? ›

Zed (50%)

Zed is the most banned champion in the game. This is due to his popularity and overall strength in the mid and jungle roles. He also has excellent solo carry potential, which is excellent for solo queue. He's also a ninja, and many gamers like ninja's in general, which is another factor to consider.

Is mental misstep banned in Commander? ›

Mental Misstep is banned. Force of Will has long been thought of as a card that helps keep combination decks in check in Legacy and Vintage. However, it doesn't directly help decks that aren't playing blue.

Is ban in AXIE permanent? ›

Automatic Trading Bot

Using Bots similar to this is punishable and can permanently ban your Axies and Ronin Account.

What sets are not legal in modern? ›

Like other constructed formats, a sideboard of exactly fifteen or zero cards can be used.
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As of March 7th, 2022, the following cards are banned in Modern tournaments:
  • Ancient Den.
  • Arcum's Astrolabe.
  • Birthing Pod.
  • Blazing Shoal.
  • Bridge from Below.
  • Chrome Mox.
  • Cloudpost.
  • Dark Depths.

Why is Treasure Cruise banned in modern? ›

It is imbalanced enough that Wizards of the Coast has decided to act. In Modern, these cards are easy replacements for one another—while a Delver deck might use Treasure Cruise over Dig Through Time , banning one but not the other would do little to change the deck. Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise are banned.

What does the R mean on magic cards? ›

R – rare. M – mythic rare. L – land (This refers only to basic lands; all other lands fit into one of the above four rarities.) T – token.

What are restricted cards? ›

What is a Restricted Card List? A restricted card list is a list of credit cards that are reported stolen, canceled or compromised in some way.

What does Restricted mean in vintage mtg? ›

This format holds a restricted list which limits the use of a card to a single copy allowed either in the sideboard or in the main deck. Vintage is a constructed format does not allow your combined deck and sideboard to contain more than four of any individual card.

What is the reserved list MTG? ›

The Reserved List is a list of Magic: The Gathering cards that will never be reprinted in order to preserve their value on the secondary market. The Reprint Policy featuring the Reserved List was first published by Wizards of the Coast on March 4, 1996, was revised in 2002 and again in 2010.

What does P mean on a Magic card? ›

107.4g In rules text, the Phyrexian symbol {P} with no colored background means any of the fifteen Phyrexian mana symbols. 107.4h When used in a cost, the snow mana symbol {S} represents a cost that can be paid with one mana of any type produced by a snow source (see rule 106.3).

What does K in cards stand for? ›

King (playing card)

What does M stand for in MTG cards? ›

Magic: The Gathering (colloquially known as Magic or MTG) is a tabletop and digital collectable card game created by Richard Garfield.

Why did my card get restricted? ›

Reasons for Credit Card Suspension

Some common causes include: The balance exceeds the credit limit. There are concerns of fraud, based on suspicious transactions. There are late payments.

What happens when your card is restricted? ›

When your card is blocked, you cannot make online payments as it will get declined. Also, the card will not be read by the card reader at the ATM or it will not accept the PIN or decline the transaction again. You can confirm if the card is blocked by calling customer care service or at the bank branch.

How does a card get restricted? ›

Normally debit cards can be blocked if there is fraud on the account so the fraudster can't do any more damage to your account. However, there can be times where your card gets blocked because the store you went to has had a high volume of fraudulent charges made at the specific location.

What was the first banned card in MTG? ›

Before 1996, cards could be restricted in Standard (only one copy was allowed per deck). At the end of 1996, Standard changed to a banned list only, with all the cards previously restricted shifting onto the new ban list. Zuran Orb was the first card to make the new Standard Ban List.

What cards are restricted in Vintage? ›

The following cards are banned in Vintage tournaments:
  • Any card referencing ante.
  • Any card with Conspiracy card type.
  • Any card which is culturally offensive.
  • Chaos Orb.
  • Falling Star.
  • Shahrazad.

Is the MTG reserved list a good investment? ›

As long as you're willing to be somewhat patient, it's really hard to lose with these cards. That's the beauty of the Reserved List: even at its riskiest, it's still a safer investment than almost anything else in the world of Magic.

Will the reserved list ever go away? ›

"For legal reasons, we will never abolish the Reserved List." Spin it. "Out of respect for collectors who have purchased Reserved List cards, we will never abolish the Reserved List."

Is the reserved list legally binding? ›

The Reserved List is a promise, but it's not enforceable as a contract because it lacks consideration. Wizards didn't promise to forego reprinting certain cards in exchange for something. Many people were upset after Chronicles tanked the value of the cards that were reprinted in it.

Can a colorless card be a Commander? ›

Color Identity

Every card in your Commander deck must only use mana symbols that also appear on your commander. Colorless cards are allowed as well.

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