Commander 1v1 Banned Update
Announcement: May 24, 2017
Effective Date: May 24, 2017
Next Announcement: June 14, 2017
The following cards are added to the Commander 1v1 Banned List:
Dig Through Time
Here is an explanation from Magic R&Dís Bryan Hawley:
In conjunction with Life from the Loam
and Crucible of Worlds
, Strip Mine recursion locks have proven to be an extremely powerful and resilient lock taking minimal investment from the decks playing them.
Dig Through Time & Treasure Cruise
Initial results have shown that blue midrange decks, either mono-blue or Sultai-colored, are rising to the top at a steady rate. Given the variety of Commanders being played in decks with similar strategies, this appears to be a color and strategic imbalance in the format more so than individual problem Commanders. While removing these cards is far from a crippling blow to these decks, itís a clear first step in lowering their power level.
The Commander league will be reset with todayís downtime, and the new league will have the changes to the banned list in effect.
The seperation of banned lists for Commander 1v1 and Commander Multiiplayer on Magic Online will still occur on July 5, 2017.
While youíre waiting for downtime to end, check out last nightís Team Draft Super League! https://www.twitch.tv/videos/146749665
Have fun! :)