Those lists are maintained on the format pages themselves. We will certainly get to the powerhouse that is Felidar Guardian, but the reason Top Level Podcast recorded a new “emergency” episode this week is the bans. For formats that exist in tabletop as well as Magic Online, banned and restricted announcements are announced on Mondays by Tabletop Studio (R&D), and are effective … The new artifact-Guardian triggers and targets Saheeli. Wizards of the Coast announced that Oath of Nissa, Leyline of Abundance, and Felidar Guardian are banned … Felidar Guardian becomes the 25th card to be banned in Standard since the deck construction rules were established for the format in July of 1997. Vintage: Gitaxian Probe and Gush are restricted. The initial announcement was that there would be no changes to Standard; an addendum banning Felidar Guardian came two days later. Felidar Guardian is banned. Magic Online Banned and Restricted Policies. June [edit | edit source] Standard: Aetherworks Marvel is banned. She then uses her second ability and makes a copy of Guardian. Magic: The Gathering has banned three more cards from the brand new Pioneer format. A ton of cards were banned in both Modern and Standard. Use the links below to view any of those pages. Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai are the centerpieces of the popular "Copy-Cat" combo deck. Types: Creature — Cat Beast. Formats unique to Magic Online have their own Banned and Restricted lists. Why are we making this call now and why didn't we make it in our regular B&R announcement on Monday? Flavor Text: The loyalty of a felidar … Effective Date: April 28, 2017 Magic Online Effective Date: April 28, 2017 For more information on how and when Magic Online will be implementing this change, see this post here. The answer is data. Pioneer: It was wrong to ban Felidar Guardian and not Saheeli Rai. Legacy: Sensei's Divining Top is banned. General forum Posted on Nov. 5, 2019, 2:24 p.m. by StopShot. We devote most of the podcast to the justifications, implications, and ramifications of the bans, but briefly: Modern: Felidar Guardian is being banned effective Friday, April 28. Guardian enters the battlefield, his ability triggers, and you target Saheeli. Card Text: When Felidar Guardian enters the battlefield, you may exile another target permanent you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. Felidar Guardian. Mana Cost: Converted Mana Cost: 4. When the trigger resolves, Saheeli will be exiled and return as a brand new planeswalker with 3 counters. Standard: Felidar Guardian is banned. Top banned and Felidar Guardian unbanned despite the reasoning being the same for both? We knew going into Monday that the Saheeli-Felidar combo was a significant issue for Standard and were watching it closely. 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