The only thing this Locus was creating was trouble

We Told You So: Omnath Is Erased From MTGA!

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Omanth Banned from Standard, Historic, Brawl

Good riddance! (Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Ouch! We hate to be the bringers of bad news, but it’s not like we didn’t warn you. After the Grand Finals fiasco featuring dull gameplay and a mirror match deciding where the trophy goes, Omnath, Locus of Creation is banned from all MTGA formats. That’s right, even Brawl.

Banning cards is a fiddly process requiring lots of data, knowledge of the game and metagame, and foresight. Every time Wizards announces changes to the lists of what’s legal, there’s an uproar. Some players say “why did you take away my favorite card?” and others yell “why did you wait that long to ban it?”. It’s a lose-lose.

Well, not this time. As much as we enjoyed the Grand Finals (again, congrats to all those players who worked hard and gave us some amazing gameplay!), we did not enjoy watching the same deck played over and over one bit. And seems like we’re not the only ones because Wizard immediately took action.

Effective immediately, these changes are introduced to the Banned & Restricted list:

Standard

  • Omnath, Locus of Creation is banned.
  • Lucky Clover is banned.
  • Escape to the Wilds is banned.

Historic

  • Omnath, Locus of Creation is suspended.
  • Teferi, Time Raveler is banned.
  • Wilderness Reclamation is banned.
  • Burning-Tree Emissary is unsuspended.

Brawl

  • Omnath, Locus of Creation is banned.

You can tell a card is problematic if it’s banned from all formats, even the relatively casual Brawl, but Omnath’s deck was so good, that they are also getting rid of another key piece to Adventure builds - Lucky Clover.

We said this around Uro’s banning, but now we’re saying it again with great joy - it might finally be time to play some interesting Zendikar decks. Rouges, anyone?

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Nikola Petrov

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