October 13, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement
Announcement Date: October 13, 2021
As Innistrad: Midnight Hunt's Standard season winds down and we approach the release of Innistrad: Crimson Vow next month, we've been aware of some players' concerns about the impact of certain individual cards on metagame diversity, such as Alrund's Epiphany and Esika's Chariot.
We'll consider changes to the Standard environment, if necessary, after evaluating Innistrad: Crimson Vow's impact on the metagame.
Tibalt's Trickery is banned in Historic.
Memory Lapse is suspended in Historic.
Brainstorm is banned in Historic (from suspended).
Five digital-only cards are being rebalanced:
- Davriel's Withering and Davriel, Soul Broker's third ability now only affect "target creature an opponent controls."
- Faceless Agent is now 2/2 (from 2/1).
- Sarkhan, Wanderer to Shiv's second ability is now +1 (from +0).
- Subversive Acolyte now costs 1B (from BB), is 2/3 (from 2/2), and the toughness increase from becoming Human or Phyrexian is reduced by 1.
MTG Arena effective date: October 14, 2021
The list of all banned and restricted cards by format can be found here.
Visit Magic.Wizards.com for a full explanation of the latest changes and rebalancing.