Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Urza is one of the strongest commanders that has emerged in recent times, and yes, he needs to get our attention. But you also know that Leviathan is not the kind of format that likes to ban commanders easily. Being able to play with your favorite oppressive commander while still having a balanced and competitive environment is a strong point of our format. So Urza is safe for now, but not entirely unharmed. Winter Orb is a card that can be easily tutored, easily protected with blue and has an incredible synergy with Deck, applying its stax effect only to the opponent. From now on, Winter Orb is banned.
Speaking of strong commander, it would be nice to add one more to our list, in case we remove from our banlist. We tested Edric, Spymaster of Trest and found that it doesn't scare that much and it's time to get out of the shadows. We hope to provide new interactions and give players good tools to bring out creativity.
Changes: Winter Orb is now banned. Edric, Spymaster of Trest is now unbanned as Commander.
Our current banlist: • Ancestral Recall • Ancient Tomb • Balance • Back to Basics • Black Lotus • Channel • Chaos Orb • Chrome Mox • Dig Through Time • Emrakul, the Aeons Torn • Emrakul, the Promised End • Entomb • Falling Star • Fastbond • Food Chain • Gaea’s Cradle • Gifts Ungiven • Grim Monolith • Grindstone • Hermit Druid • High Tide • Humility • Imperial Seal • Intuition • Karakas • Library of Alexandria • Loyal Retainers • Mana Crypt • Mana Drain • Mana Vault • Mind Twist • Mishra’s Workshop • Mox Diamond • Mox Emerald • Mox Jet • Mox Pearl • Mox Ruby • Mox Sapphire • Mystical Tutor • Natural Order • Necropotence • Oath of Druids • Protean Hulk • Serra Ascendant • Sensei’s Divining Top • Shahrazad • Sol Ring • Strip Mine • The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale • Time Vault • Time Walk • Tinker • Tolarian Academy • Treasure Cruise • Winter Orb • Vampiric Tutor • Yawgmoth’s Bargain
Ante and dexterity cards are also banned. The following cards are also banned from being played as a commander (but can still be part of your 99 cards):
• Baral, Chief of Compliance • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician • Erayo, Soratami Ascendant • Oloro, Ageless Ascetic • Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary • Vial Smasher the Fierce
Next Ban list Announcement: November 18, 2019
Side note: Be nice to each other, respect each other and enjoy the game! :)