Banned & Restricted Announcement May 29th 2023
Today we're talking about the recent shake-up in the Standard format. Wizards of the Coast has just announced a trio of bans that are sure to send ripples through the metagame. The cards that have been shown the door are:
You can find the official announcement here.
These bans are part of WotC's renewed focus on improving the Standard format at every level. The community has been vocal about the disruptive nature of the current banning cadence, and WotC has listened. They're changing the cadence of format management, aiming for most changes to occur once a year for greater consistency.
Now, let's delve into the reasons behind these bans.
These bans are expected to reduce the win rate of the dominant strategy in the format and create an exciting shake-up. They also aim to create design space for the upcoming Wilds of Eldraine fall release.
Remember, fellow Planeswalkers, change is the only constant in the Multiverse. Let's embrace this new era of Standard and look forward to the exciting deck-building opportunities it brings!
Until next time, may your topdecks be ever in your favor.