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Banned and restricted lists

Duel Commander – Banned and restricted lists
In this document:
  1. Reminder
  2. Banned cards as a commander only (yet still playable in a deck)
  3. Banned cards from all Duel Commander Games

1) Reminder

You can’t have any of these cards in a Duel Commander game.
This is in addition to points 2) and 3) in this document.
  • Only cards that are playable in sanctionned Magic The Gathering formats are legal in Commander, and, therefore, in Duel Commander.
  • That excludes special border cards like:
    • Gold-bordered cards (World Events promo cards / …)
    • Silver-bordered cards (Unhinged / Unglued / Unstable / Holiday cards / …)
    • Scroll-looking cards that like Conspiracies.
    • Square-cornered cards (Collector’s Edition / …)
    • Oversized and other miscellaneous cards such as Planechase Planes, Archenemy Schemes, Vanguard cards, Helvault cards, etc.
  • That also excludes the cards that use the “Ante” word :
    • Amulet of Quoz
    • Bronze Tablet
    • Contract from Below
    • Darkpact
    • Demonic Attorney
    • Jeweled Bird
    • Rebirth
    • Tempest Efreet
    • Timmerian Fiends
  • That also excludes physical abilities cards that are Falling Star and Chaos Orb.
  • The fast subgame card (which is not an effect, but is a real card) Shahrazad is also excluded.

2) Banned cards as a commander only (yet still playable in a deck)

These cards can’t be your commander, but are still allowed in your 99 cards decklist.This is in addition to points 1) and 3) in this document.
  • Arahbo, Roar of the World is banned as a commander only.
  • Baral, Chief of Compliance is banned as as commander only.
  • Breya, Etherium Shaper is banned as a commander only.
  • Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder is banned as a commander only.
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician is banned as a commander only.
  • Edgar Markov is banned as as commander only.
  • Geist of Saint Traft is banned as a commander only.
  • Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy is now banned as a commander only.
  • Marath, Will of the Wild is banned as a commander only.
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is banned as a commander only.
  • Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is banned as a commander only.
  • Prime Speaker Vannifar is banned as as commander only.
  • Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary is banned as a commander only.
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang is banned as a commander only.
  • Teferi, Temporal Archmage is banned as a commander only.
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer is banned as a commander only.
  • Vial Smasher the Fierce is banned as a commander only.
  • Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow is banned as a commander only.
  • Zurgo Bellstriker is banned as a commander only.

3) Banned cards from all Duel Commander games

You can’t have any of these cards in a Duel Commander game, in any zone of the game.
This is in addition to points 1) and 2) in this document.
  • Ancestral Recall
  • Back to Basics
  • Black Lotus
  • Channel
  • Chrome Mox
  • Dig Through Time
  • Eidolon of the Great Revel
  • Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • Entomb
  • Fastbond
  • Fireblast
  • Food Chain
  • Gaea’s cradle
  • Gifts Ungiven
  • Grim Monolith
  • Hermit Druid
  • Humility
  • Imperial Seal
  • Karakas
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Loyal Retainers
  • Mana Crypt
  • Mana Drain
  • Mana Vault
  • Mishra’s Workshop
  • Mox Diamond
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Jet
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Natural Order
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Oath of Druids
  • Polymorph
  • Price of Progress
  • Protean Hulk
  • Sensei’s Divining Top
  • Sol Ring
  • Strip Mine
  • Sulfuric Vortex
  • The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
  • Timetwister
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Vampiric Tutor