September 28th Banned and Restricted List Update

Effective today, Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath is banned in Standard. The announcement described a metagame dominated by Uro, Lotus Cobra, and Omnath, Locus of Creation, the latter two appear in the latest release Zendikar Rising. The goal of the Uro ban is to bring the ramp decks down to a level where the other decks can reasonably combat their strategy.

The reaction to his move has focused on how removing Uro is not enough to balance Standard. ChannelFireball’s own and Rivals League member Luis Scott-Vargas has made his feelings known here. While Scott-Vargas does not go as far as some other observers, he details how simply taking away Uro is likely to not be enough to have the desired impact and result in a healthy Standard.

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