Updated: Nov 28, 2020
Since the last update, there have not been too many cards ready to mix up our ban list. A new Zendikar will be released any minute and we will see if the newest set will change Leviathan. Meanwhile, we invite you to read this update.
Banned as Commander
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
Banned as Card
Jace, Wielder of Mysteries
Date of entry of changes: 18/09/2020
Date of next announcement: 14/12/2020
He is the fastest combo commander (even faster than Vannifar) in our meta. The main reason is its very low mana cost of just 2 cmc. Thanks to this, he is able to win even in the third turn, and quite often and systematically in turns 4-5. Having access to the blue Kinnan has a way to defend his combo pieces. His weak point is heavy control.
It is another two-card combo that fits perfectly into control decks (Kess, Aminatou, Uro etc). This allows control decks to deliver quick and stable wins. Jace, Wielder of Mysteries comes together in many ways with multiple cards: among them Tainted Pact, Demonic Consultation, Thought Lash are the best. As with Oracle Combo, it’s too strong to be still legal.
Auriok Salvagers It is part of a very popular combo (LED + Auriok) that generates infinite mana on turn 3-4. In combination with the appropriate commander like Breya or Thrasios, it allows you to win the game very quickly. Additionally, it is used in control decks as a win con. For these reasons, we made a decision to get rid of this combo from the meta. We will be looking closely at the LED card, but in the meantime we will allow it to remain present.
We apologize for any errors and the delay in the announcement.
As always we are looking forward to your feedback.
Wojciech Kopański, Justo Chacon, Piotr Dyczkowski, Diego Rivera.