Magic The Gathering is the strategy card game produced by Wizards of the Coast, which has just announced new bans and restrictions for its organized play.
In a official statement, it was announced that the Standard format will remain the same after the World Championship tournament which took place last weekend. However, changes will be made to the Magic: The Gathering Historic format exclusive to the arena. Tibalt’s cheating will no longer be allowed in history, Wizards said, and the previously suspended Brainstorm is also banned. Memory Lapse is also on hold, with the company currently considering whether to ban this card permanently.
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Wizards also announced that it will rebalance five digital-only cards first introduced in the historic format in the Jumpstart: Historical horizons set: Subversive Acolyte; Davriel, broker in souls; Davriel’s withering; Srkhan, wanderer of Shiv; and Agent Without a Face. In an article posted on their website, Wizards explained why they decided to rebalance, which the company has never done before:
“In the future, we will manage the formats on MTG Arena in two different ways. “Printed” formats, such as Standard, will continue to work just as they do in Tabletop Magic. For “Live” formats, like Historic, we’re adding live balancing alongside ban and suspend as a tool to troubleshoot and make improvements to the format. “
The post went on to say that it will be a digital-only card practice for now and the changes will take effect on October 14.
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