Monday, January 28, 2013

DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement: Gatecrash Edition, January 28th, 2013

Hello everyone, well since the new changes to the announcements for bans and unbans when it comes to the formats Wizards of the coast is in charge of, so without further ado let's see what happened last night in terms of bans and that.

Modern: Bloodbraid Elf and Seething Song are banned.

To be honest, the Elf banning was expected, as called by Scotty Mac of the EH team on his stream on saturday night, Jund has had way too dominant a deck, wizards basically said this about the elf ban.

While the rest of the format is quite diverse, the dominance of Jund is making it less so, so the DCI looked to ban a card, We wanted a card that was played in jund as a 4 of, but ideally was less played in other modern decks. That would give the best chance of creating a stable metagame.
It's not much of a surprise wizards has it in for Jund as a deck, it's done too damn well, it's like the Delver of the format, in that sense anyways.

Seething Song was a entirely different story, since it was one of the main pieces of the infamous U/R storm build which was second behind Jund's dominance with over 11% on MTGO, turn three was the normal time this went off thanks to the song, basically like the elf, wizards wanted to ban the biggest turn three offender here and this was pretty much it, but wait there's more.

Magic Online Pauper: Empty the Warrens, Grapeshot and Invigorate are banned

Storm is dead on magic online pauper, oh yeah it's about time, basically take storm's two win cons away and storm is officially dead, Also Invigorate is a serious offender here i'm guessing since wizards doesn't give reasons for it, it's basically infect's biggest offender on pauper, i'm guessing anyways.

For the full announcement, please see the link below

With that, that's all she wrote, since commander and duel commander did not change anything on their ban list for this update, see you all next time this is vergil signing off.

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