Jan

19

Fate Reforged banlist update

By The Duel Commander rules committee

Hello everybody,

No changes.

The metagame is still shifting and hasn’t stabilized. At the moment the format looks healthy so no changes appear necessary.

We’ve added a one-page rules summary to the Resources page for easy distribution on tournaments.

As usual we welcome your feedback. While we read most of the forums out there, the best way to make yourself heard is by writing us HERE. The next announcement is expected to be on March 23rd, 2015.

The Duel Commander rules committee.

Nov

3

Commander 2014 banlist update

By The Duel Commander rules committee

Hello everybody,

No changes.

Commander 2014 looks like an exciting set with some never before seen mechanics. The set looks balanced overall and while there is of course a plethora of multiplayer-oriented cards, nothing immediately stands out as unfair for Duel Commander. So please enjoy the new release and keep innovating!

As usual we welcome your feedback. While we read most of the forums out there, the best way to make yourself heard is by writing us HERE. The next announcement is expected to be on January 19th, 2015.

The Duel Commander rules committee.

Sep

22

Khans of Tarkir banlist update

By The Duel Commander rules committee

Hello everybody,

No changes.

The metagame has evolved quite a bit since we’ve removed the three most unfair commanders this year. Blue is no longer the color most frequently seen in top 8 decks. While it’s not a goal in itself, and we’re certainly not trying to prevent people from playing blue, it’s a welcome change that gives opportunities to new strategies.

A few words about Commander 2014. As it’s been revealed, each of the five decks is going to be led by a planeswalker that can be played as a commander. Contrary to what we’ve read in several places, this does not mean that any planeswalker can be used – only those with the ability “[this] can be your commander”. So it’s not as big a change as some predicted, but it should still introduce some interesting gameplay and we certainly are very excited about that.

As for every special product, we’re going to make a small announcement as it comes out, but just in case something devastating comes out – no bannings outside the new product are to be expected, and we won’t ban any commanders on this first announcement (we can still do so in the annoucements tied with the regular Magic sets).

As usual we welcome your feedback. While we read most of the forums out there, the best way to make yourself heard is by writing us HERE. The next announcement is expected to be on November 3rd, 2014.

The Duel Commander rules committee.

Jun

9

Conspiracy update

By The Duel Commander rules committee

Hello everybody,

No changes.

Conspiracy is out, several cards are quite interesting to play in Duel Commander, but nothing prompted us to pull any emergency ban.

As a reminder, the cards with type “Conspiracy” are not legal cards in Constructed formats, that includes Duel Commander.

See you all on July 14th, 2014 for the Magic 2015 announcement!

As usual we welcome your feedback. While we read most of the forums out there, the best way to make yourself heard is by writing us HERE.

The Duel Commander rules committee.

Apr

28

Journey into Nyx banlist update

By The Duel Commander rules committee

Hello everybody,

No changes to the banlist.

The last banlist announcement shook up the format significantly, ridding it of two quite dominant commanders. The result has been a renewal of diversity, with less players afraid of losing very early in the game. Many different decks now appear in top8s and new, unexpected strategies pop up regularly. Only Geist of Saint Traft has kept posting consistently good results; however it’s not present in every top 8 and remains quite beatable. Overall, it feels like the metagame is still trying to stabilize. We are thus making no changes to the banlist this time.

A multiplayer draft expansion called Conspiracy is set to come out on June 6th, 2014. While this set is geared at multiplayer draft play, it will contain 65 new cards usable in Eternal formats, among which Duel Commander. Excited about the idea of playing with Dack Fayden? We are too! As such, because there is always the potential for format-imbalancing cards to be printed, we’ll make a small announcement on June 9th, 2014 – just in case we think anything is too good for Duel Commander. We don’t expect any banning, but one never knows.

As usual we welcome your feedback. While we read most of the forums out there, the best way to make yourself heard is by writing us HERE. The next announcement is expected to be on June 9th, 2014.

The Duel Commander rules committee.