Chris Rallis. Rulings. After watching the environment progress for several weeks and reviewing the decklist entries for the Players Tour Finals, we've decided to make some changes to shake up the metagame. In order to encourage increased metagame health and variety, Wilderness Reclamation is suspended in Historic. In Historic, we also find that the power of the reduced capability for interaction that Teferi, Time Raveler brings scales with the power of the interaction he's preventing and the board he's consequently protecting. Our Secretversary Superdrop is available for preorder at secretlair.wizards.com, now through 9 a.m. PT December 14! The Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. In addition, we see a similar impact in Brawl to that described in the other formats. It means that it’s a whole new world for MTG Arena’s standard meta! Discussion. Much community discussion followed that update, prompting us to take a further look at the need for change in Pioneer. Teferi, Time Raveler and Wilderness Reclamation are now under suspension in Magic Arena ’s eternal format Historic, Wizards of the Coast announced in today’s sudden Banned … In addition, we see a similar impact in Brawl to that described in the other formats. [card](Teferi, Time Raveler) limited the possibilities of interaction during matches, causing the sensation of being and oppressive and "anti-game" card. Wizards admitted that they have known that Teferi has not been good for Standard for some time. Kethis decks are currently among the top 5–0 trophy winners in Magic Online Pioneer leagues, despite being a modest portion of the field. Wizards of the Coast shocked the Magic: The Gathering community today with a new MTG banned and restricted list update that placed a staggering 11 cards on the banned or suspended list across four different formats. Teferi, Time Raveler has been a staple of control decks since it debuted in War of the Spark. Not all the decks are completely new, but they might get better now, that so many powerful cards don’t warp the format anymore. Cards like Teferi, Time Raveler were banned preemptively to make sure that the last months of the Standard Format were fun. Posted in News Image via Wizards of the Coast Magic: The Gathering, today’s sudden Banned and Restricted announcement, Nemesis says he received "zero European offers" following his departure from Fnatic, A slew of League champs make it on Patch 10.25 buff list, including Lee Sin, Yasuo, and Yone, Greekgodx banned on Twitch for second time, Tahm Kench rework is coming once League's 2021 preseason is more "settled," Riot says. Teferi, Time Raveler is banned. Another archetype that has maintained a high win rate over a long period of time is Black-Red (or Jund) Sacrifice, featuring the Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven combo. Additionally, Wilderness Reclamation was suspended in Historic, and Teferi, Time Raveler was suspended in Historic and banned in Brawl... because of course they were. We've often heard the feedback that the repetitive play patterns and reduced capability for interaction that Teferi, Time Raveler can create feel oppressive and limiting. Wilderness Reclamation is banned. Our intent is to dramatically reduce instances where players risk losing to a combo kill when tapping out in the early- to mid-game. Teferi, Time Raveler Headlines an Unexpected — but not unwelcome — Series of Bans. Under our usual approach, we would have allowed Standard rotation to provide a natural and predictable shift in the metagame with the release of Zendikar Rising. Archive. Burning-Tree Emissary is unsuspended. EDH Recommendations and strategy content for Magic: the Gathering Commander We want to see which of these new decks turn out to show enduring strength versus merely making an initial splash. Teferi, Time Raveler, Wilderness Reclamation, Cauldron Familiar and Growth Spiral were banned from Standard. On Announcement Timing and Effective Date While we saw new decks emerging, ultimately the top decks were able to adapt and retain their metagame share. Teferi, Time Raveler is now banned in Brawl, as one of the most played commander (with metagame share over 10%). Control decks losing one of the best tempo cards in the game makes tapping out to cast a big spell less worrisome. A whole year of Secret Lair is in the books. “In Historic, we also find that the power of the reduced capability for interaction that Teferi, Time Raveler brings scales with the power of the interaction he’s preventing and the board he’s consequently protecting.”. We note that Growth Spiral, Wilderness Reclamation, and Teferi, Time Raveler were already slated to rotate this fall with the release of Zendikar Rising. While the reduction in tabletop tournaments due to the need for social distancing shortly after Pioneer's launch earlier this year is certainly a factor, we've also seen a decline in Pioneer play rates on Magic Online throughout the course of the year. In the past, we've given a one-week advanced notice for updates to the banned and restricted list. However, … With the last banned and restricted list update, we chose to unban Oath of Nissa in Pioneer. While we'd considered banning Teferi, Time Raveler in past updates, one reason we didn't was evidence that it was helping hold Wilderness Reclamation decks in check. It's a strong card, but I dont think it's too good. This is a card and deck configuration that we have spent a good bit of time discussing, analyzing, and watching, so we feel that it is one where we have enough information to act. Cauldron Familiar is banned. Ultimately, how much fun players are having with the environment is the most important driving force behind B&R updates, and so we're choosing to ban four cards to shake things up and push the competitive metagame away from combo decks. Outside of the very top levels of competitive play, including throughout most of the MTG Arena traditional Standard ladder, we're seeing a good distribution of deck diversity and win rates. There were kind of A LOT of cards banned — or banned and suspended — this week. Today we’re talking about standard MTG Arena decks post-Teferi ban. This isn't necessarily indicative of how we'll announce and implement in the future, and we're continuing to look at how we balance giving players advance notice versus staying agile with respect to changing metagames. We understand that this represents a large change to the Pioneer environment, and, frankly, that's the intent. View All Versions. We're dedicated to actively supporting Pioneer and will continue to incorporate both data and community feedback. Can you believe it? This is perhaps one of the most impactful Standard bannings that Magic has ever seen. He is also seen very frequently in Historic, appearing in over 20% of Historic Best-of-Three games and significant percentages in other modes as well. These bans are primarily aimed at disrupting Inverter of Truth decks; Underworld Breach decks; the Heliod, Sun-Crowned plus Walking Ballista combo; and Kethis, the Hidden Hand combo decks. That said, there are two places where we feel we have enough information that we should take action: Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler. The four cards being removed from the Standard format via the August Banned and Restricted announcement are Wilderness Reclamation, Growth Spiral, Teferi, Time … In the next Banned and Restricted announcement, players may expect these cards to receive full bans. Everyone knew Wilderness Reclamation - and Teferi for that matter - was going … Wizards said the problematic card makes up 10 percent of the best-of-three metagame while holding a high win rate. Historic and Brawl sections by Jay Parker. Teferi, Time Raveler. In addition, we see a similar impact in Brawl to that described in the other formats. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/august-8-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement Download MTGA! Is Teferi, Time Raveler bad for the game? You will find decks from streamers, MTGO league winners and a couple of our own. For the sake of consistency, suspending and banning are nearly identical. We emphasize that these changes are, to a large degree, a product of the times and the current focus on digital play. This sweeping change is probably too little, too late, considering most of these cards were due to leave at rotation, but will be a welcome reprieve for those still playing the format on Arena and MTGO. “For Teferi, Timer Raveler, we get much the same feedback in Historic that we get in Standard,” WotC said in the Banned and Restricted announcement. Players have often complained about the card, which … In addition to having high overall win rates, these decks put considerable pressure on aggressive and midrange creature decks. Teferi, Time Raveler; Cauldron Familiar; Wowsa! Teferi appears in 20 percent of Historic best-of-three games, according to Wizards. Those two are now on the ban list with the Omnath ban (in Standard)/suspension. Agent of Treachery was … Finally—in both senses of the word—Wizards has also banned Teferi, Time Raveler from Standard (and suspended it in Historic). Additionally, Wizards of the Coast banned the previously suspended Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler from Historic play while restoring Burning-Tree Emissary's legality. To weaken these sacrifice strategies, open up more metagame diversity, and create a more fun gameplay environment, Cauldron Familiar is banned. My solution would be this: Ban Teferi, Time Raveler and Wilderness Reclamation. In order to remove Reclamation decks from this most played spot and to reduce the metagame share of ramp decks in general, Wilderness Reclamation and Growth Spiral are banned. Honestly, to me, this was always the same anyway. Should Teferi Time Raveler be banned? The problem is, sometimes Teferi, Time Raveler comes down on turn two on the play, and the Simic Flash deck actually cannot function for the rest of the game. Teferi, Time Raveler and Wilderness Reclamation are now under suspension in Magic Arena’s eternal format Historic, Wizards of the Coast announced in today’s sudden Banned and Restricted announcement. 5/3/2019. As for Teferi, players have been calling for this ban for months. It’s unlikely that either card will be shifted from suspended to legal again. Teferi creates wild amounts of tempo with his -3 ability and his static ability completely shuts down the opponent’s instant speed interaction, making counterspells and spot removal significantly worse. Suspension is a classification unique to Historic where cards are banned for a trial period that allows Wizards to see how the removal of certain cards changes the meta and to decide whether a full ban would be a positive change. As Gavin and Mike discussed tod... © 1993-2020 Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For these reasons, Teferi, Time Raveler is banned in Brawl. ON ANNOUNCEMENT TIMING AND EFFECTIVE DATE A Card Was Banned Because of Online UI Issues Perhaps the most interesting ban from the full 11 cards is Cauldron Familiar, a card from Throne of Eldraine that wouldn't be rotating out of Standard in the fall, but also wasn't quite powerful enough to deserve a ban. However, at the skill level of our most competitive tournaments and the Mythic ranking on the Arena ladder, we do see a small number of decks with high win rates and play rates that have remained in that metagame position for quite some time. The Historic metagame is moving quickly right now; the addition of new cards through Jumpstart is having a large impact, as will Amonkhet Remastered when it arrives soon. For these reasons, we are suspending Teferi, Time Raveler in Historic. Finally, we'll also be removing Teferi, Time Raveler from the environment. Posted in News Teferi, Time Raveler. This set of changes is a deviation from our usual banned-list philosophy for Standard, and as such, we consider it an experiment. We touched on Wilderness Reclamation in our last banned and restricted list update, saying that, while it was powerful, we were only seeing it in problematic decks alongside Nexus of Fate. Teferi, Time Raveler is one of the most played commanders in Brawl, appearing in over 10% of games, and he has one of the highest win rates. But in an era of social distancing, the proportion of Standard play occurring on digital platforms has increased substantially. Teferi has upended almost every format it is legal in since it was printed in 2018’s War of the Spark. Ill lead with I dont think he's too strong. Since then, we've seen a Temur Reclamation list grow steadily in Historic that leverages both Expansion // Explosion and Field of the Dead. I feel teferi time raveler should be banned... not that its overly OP but its just discourages interactive magic, basically it reduces the game to a non-interactive game where your counter spells dont' work, no combat tricks, just a fun … The banning of Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi should allow midrange strategies to make a small comeback. Teferi, Time Raveler. Teferi, Time Raveler is banned. While win rate data may not point to change being needed, a different, more important set of data does: player participation. Teferi, Time Raveler is one of the most played commanders in Brawl, appearing in over 10% of games, and he has one of the highest win rates. War of the Spark. It's nearly impossible to remove a Teferi, Time Raveler with unboosted Brineborn Cutthroat and Spectral Sailor, especially if Teferi just uses his +1 ability every turn. Three cards were recently suspended: Teferi, TIme Raveler, Wilderness Reclamation, and Burning-Tree Emissary. With that in mind, we view this set of changes as an early rotation for those cards to help freshen up the remaining summer metagame. Both cards were also banned in Standard in the same announcement. In Standard alone… Growth Spiral (probably the best card in Standard) was banned. Carry on. While Kethis combo decks are a relatively new reemergence in the metagame, we're seeing signs that these decks are already problematic and would become more so if other top decks were weakened. However, Inverter decks are still capable of winning with Jace, Wielder of Mysteries alone, and it isn't clear that a Thassa's Oracle ban would be enough to push Inverter decks out of the competitive metagame. As with all suspensions, we will be closely monitoring the impact this has on the format. Teferi, Time Raveler shut down any instant speed interaction, enabling broken combos facilitated by cards like Fires and Reclamation. For Teferi, Timer Raveler, we get much the same feedback in Historic that we get in Standard. What does this mean? This should open up the field for more traditional midrange and control decks and put less pressure on aggressive decks to also focus on hand disruption and counterspells. Announcing Secret Lair's Secretversary Superdrop. That’s a lot of cards now banned in Standard (10 in total, not counting the nerfed Companions), and for my taste these latest ones have been banned far too late, but better that than never! At that time, the environment had just seen the results of Players Tours 3 and 4, the companion rules change was recent, and Core Set 2021 had just entered the format. In a surprise announcement this morning, Wizards of the Coast suspended Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler from Magic: the Gathering’s Historic format. Ramp decks using Growth Spiral together made up 68% of the day 1 metagame at the Players Tour Finals and represent approximately 25–30% of the metagame at Mythic ranking on the Arena ladder. The format will also see the return of blue draw-go strategies due to Teferi’s oppressive static ability. Therefore, we're choosing to ban Inverter of Truth, Underworld Breach, Walking Ballista, and Kethis, the Hidden Hand in Pioneer. Effective Date: October 12, 2020. Some recent versions of the Underworld Breach deck even forgo Thassa's Oracle entirely. You cannot take out Teferi, Time Raveler without fully unleashing Wilderness Reclamation, so it's necessary to ban both. The cards we've chosen are the set that gives us the most confidence in creating a significant shift in the metagame. Wilderness Reclamation was FINALLY banned. Here’s 18 new decks for you to try now that Teferi, Wilderness Reclamation, Growth Spiral and Cauldron Familiar are banned. Teferi, Time Raveler + Wilderness Reclamation are banned. This just moves these cards from the “suspended list” to “banned”. The list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, is here. via Wizards of the Coast The biggest target in the latest ban update is most definitely Teferi, Time Raveler, which has now been removed from pretty much every MTG Arena format available. We look forward to hearing community feedback on this approach and will continue to keep an eye on the metagame going forward. Wildcards For Banned Cards You might be wondering if you’ll get any wild cards for the banned cards. As the rate at which players can rack up games of Standard in digital is higher than in tabletop, we believe it's correct to enact metagame change at a faster rate as well. In the last banned and restricted list update, we chose not to make any changes to Standard. If an effect allows opponents to cast spells any time they could cast an instant (for example, if your opponent also controls a Teferi, Time Raveler and activates his +1 loyalty ability), the restriction of Teferi’s first ability takes precedence over that permission. Wont change the context of the main post to retain the original so the discussions make sense. Ian Duke explained in the announcement that the possibility of banning Teferi was already considered previously. 5/3/2019. By keeping Teferi in Standard, Wizards had hoped to keep Wilderness Reclamation in check. We are seeing this deck put up significant numbers, representing over 10% of Best-of-Three games while maintaining concerning win rates. This wasn't intended to be a major update to the format or an alternative to other changes, but rather what we viewed as a relatively safe unban in the context of a metagame that was looking healthy by many metrics. Because of the increased focus on digital play environments during this time period, we're choosing to forgo that advanced notice and roll out these changes as soon as possible. Brawl: Omnath, Locus of Creation is banned. While we're past the phase of frequent weekly updates to Pioneer, we're still in a period where changes are necessary to help shape the format in its initial launch year. With Wilderness Reclamation leaving the environment, we feel it's also time for the Standard metagame to move on without Teferi, Time Raveler. For these reasons, Teferi, Time Raveler is banned in Brawl. We want to ensure that Pioneer can deliver an enjoyable play experience to players who are looking for an accessible, nonrotating format that's closer to Standard in power level and offers a variety of archetypes and decks to choose from. Within that category, Wilderness Reclamation decks have been considered the strongest archetype by much of the competitive community, making up 54% of the metagame at the Players Tour Finals and about 15% of the Mythic metagame on Arena. The rapidly-expanding Historic format remains dominated by Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler despite hundreds of cards being introduced since the last Banned and Restricted announcement. Digesting the banning of Teferi, Time Raveler in Standard took me a few hours, but I’m still not over its removal in Historic. They're slated to rotate at the beginning of October anyway. We did consider several other cards as alternative bans aimed at these same decks. Further, the number of triggers generated by these decks can be cumbersome for both players in digital play. Teferi, Time Raveler, the three-mana planeswalker from War of the Spark has consistently been on the verge of being banned since its release. We've heard feedback that the frequency at which one finds themselves facing an opposing combo deck restricts deck-building options and can make play experiences unenjoyable. Teferi, Time Raveler is one of the most played commanders in Brawl, appearing in over 10% of games, and he has one of the highest win rates. Note: Important post discussion edits at the bottom. It's that time of year again! The suspensions came three weeks after Wizards chose to ban Nexus of Fate in Historic … Despite the banning of Nexus of Fate, Wilderness Reclamation decks transitioned to a typical Temur Reclamation shell. The first two negatively impacted the state of the game, surprising nobody. Historic is similar to Standard, where Teferi is automatically included in any deck that runs blue and white. For these reasons, Teferi, Time Raveler is banned in Brawl. Don’t miss today’s other bannings in Standard, Pioneer, and Brawl. This announcement has many speculating on exactly what could be so important to ban a month in advance of scheduled announcements. on August 3, 2020. He also created similar problems than in Standard. In the case of Cauldron Familiar, we're taking the opportunity not only to improve the metagame short term but also remove a balance risk and undesirable play pattern leading into next year. War of the Spark. View All Versions Rarity, #: R, 221 Card Type: Legendary Planeswalker — Teferi Description: Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery. Commander Legends releases on November 20, 2020. In addition, we see a similar impact in Brawl to that described in the other formats. You can choose which categories you want to be notified for. For these reasons, Teferi, Time Raveler is banned in Brawl. It's clear that many players who have been, or could be, interested in Pioneer are ready for a change. Wizards of the Coast is proud to be raising funds for Extra Life, benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital—and you can help! Next, even though Thassa's Oracle has often been a win condition of choice for Underworld Breach decks, once the deck's core combo engine is running, it can win in many ways. Teferi, Time Raveler is one of the most played commanders in Brawl, appearing in over 10% of games, and he has one of the highest win rates. There are many of these new decks we are watching closely, but our strong preference in times like this is to give the meta time to develop naturally. I think this option is safe. 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