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A banned card in the collection browser

Banned cards are cards that cannot be played in certain formats. Magic: The Gathering Arena follows the ban list of paper Magic since the patch on June 7, 2018 (Kaladesh block update).[1] With the half-ban of Nexus of Fate on February 14, 2019 there are cards in Magic Arena which are banned in certain formats but not in tabletop Magic.[2]


Banned cards can still be crafted after a ban, but are only playable in the permitted formats. Players are compensated with Wildcards after a ban.[2]

Banned and Restricted List Edit

These cards are currently banned:

Name Rarity Set Format
Oko, Thief of Crowns ELDM Mythic Throne of Eldraine Brawl, Standard and Traditional Standard[3]
Once Upon a Time ELDR Rare Throne of Eldraine Standard and Traditional Standard[3]
Veil of Summer M20U Uncommon Core Set 2020 Standard and Traditional Standard[3]
Field of the Dead M20R Rare Core Set 2020 Standard and Traditional Standard
Angelic Reward
Confront the Assault
Feral Roar
Inspiring Commander
Raging Goblin
River's Favor
Sanctuary Cat
Shrine Keeper
Spiritual Guardian
Tactical Advantage
Treetop Warden
Zephyr Gull
ANAC Common
ANAU Uncommon
Arena Only Traditional Standard and Traditional Historic
Serra Angel ANAUDOMU Uncommon Arena Only/Dominaria Traditional Standard
Note: Serra Angel is technically a reprint from Dominaria changing it into a playable card in Traditional Historic although Arena Only are usually not playable in Traditional formats.

Note: The cards from the Arena Only set were never announced as banned (citation needed). They can simply not be selected in the Deck Builder if the deck is marked for a Traditional format.

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