May 19, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement

May 19, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement

May 20, 2021 | 1 min to read

Announcement Date: May 19, 2021


Thassa’s Oracle is banned.

MTG Arena effective date: May 20, 2021

We’ve seen the rise of the Tainted Pact and Thassa's Oracle two-card combo in Historic to the point that half the field for the past League Weekend used the combo.

Due to the power of the two-card combination and because we expect that Thassa’s Oracle is likely to cause problems down the road as Historic continues to add new cards, Thassa’s Oracle is banned in Historic.

Please note there are no changes to tabletop formats.

The list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, can be found here.

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