Archon Commander – Banned lists

Next vote scheduled for September 15, 2022, update scheduled for November 15, 2022

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:

  • Ancestral Recall
  • Black Lotus
  • Channel
  • Chrome Mox
  • Deadly Rollick
  • Deflecting Swat
  • Dig Through Time
  • Entomb
  • Fastbond
  • Fierce Guardianship
  • Food Chain
  • Gaea’s cradle
  • Grim Monolith
  • Hermit Druid
  • Imperial Seal
  • Jeweled Lotus
  • Karakas
  • Library of Alexandria
  • 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
  • Oath of Druids
  • Price of Progress
  • Protean Hulk
  • Sol Ring
  • Strip Mine
  • Thassa’s Oracle
  • The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Vampiric Tutor

Banned as a commander

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

  • Baral, Chief of Compliance
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
  • Edgar Markov
  • Emry, Lurker of the Loch
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
  • Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang
  • Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer
  • Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow

Banned as a partner

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

  • Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
  • Jeska, Thrice Reborn
  • Keleth, Sunmane Familiar
  • Vial Smasher the Fierce

Banned as a companion

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

  • Lutri, the Spellchaser

Source : Archon Commander ban list