Archon Commander – Banned lists

Next vote scheduled for January 1, 2023, update scheduled for January 15, 2023
Last update November 15, 2022 – Grim Monolith is now legal

Card legality

Players may only use cards as specified in rule 3.3 of the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules. However, gold- and square-bordered cards are also allowed in Archon tournaments as long as they are not distinguishable from the rest of your deck. This can be achieved by using opaque sleeves, for example. The following cards may not be used in Archon:

  • Silver-borderd cards.
  • Conspiracy cards.
  • Oversized and other miscellaneous cards such as Planechase Planes, Archenemy Schemes, Vanguard cards, Helvault cards, etc.
  • Cards removed from constructed formats by Wizards for being racially or culturally offensive.
  • Cards that reference “playing for ante”.
  • Cards that require some sort of physical skill, such as Chaos Orb and Falling Star.
  • Cards that create subgames

Banned in Archon

The following cards are banned in Archon:

Banned as a commander

The following cards can not be played as commanders, but they are still legal otherwise:

Banned as a partner

The following partner cards can only be played as a commander on their own, but they are still legal otherwise:

Banned as a companion

The following companion cards can not be your companion, but they are still legal otherwise:

Source : Archon Commander ban list