WOTC bans Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and other cards from MTG
If you follow us on social media (Facebook) or just love to keep up on the latest TCG/MTG news, then you’re already aware of this latest ban. Of course, according to WOTC themselves, there’s an entire wave of card bans coming down the pipe. However, this particular card seems to be getting most of the attention so far, especially since it was released in the Valentine’s Day-themed Secret Lair series and then put on the endangered list. Although, there are probably some who have seen this coming all along. Why?
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Well, this actually isn’t the first time Uro has been banned. In fact, because the card itself is so powerful and impactful, it’s been banned from other formats as well, including Pioneer, Modern, and Historic. So, you can say it’s kind of been on borrowed time for a while now. The only format left that Uro hasn’t been banned from is Legacy, which WOTC was on the fence about. They decided to keep it legal in Legacy, but we’ll see how long that decision lasts.
Again, Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath has had quite an impact on the game ever since it was first released last year as part of the Theros: Beyond Deathexpansion. WOTC even says that it was one of the most heavily used creature cards across the Pioneer, Modern and Historic formats. Let me know if you think it will have the same kind of effect and usage in Legacy. Who knows, maybe if the card isn’t used as much now as it has been in the past, Wizards will keep it around for good. Right now, I still think it’s on the endangered list no matter what they say.
In addition to Uro, there have been mass card bans across the MTG realm, which has fans and followers scrambling for info on what’s considered still legal and not legal in certain formats. Click here to view the list of some of the other cards that have been banned from formats so far. You’re bound to find a few that make your eyes widen and your jaw drop. However, among the bans, you’ll notice that one card was spared and unbanned from Vintage...Lurrus of the Dream-Den. I know it’s Nothing earth-shattering, but I thought it was worth mentioning anyway.
What do you think of this latest wave of MTG bans? Do you see anything on that list that surprises you? Let me know your thoughts and if you feel that Uro, Titan Of Nature’s Wrath will stay legal in Legacy or is still just on borrowed time. Also, if you’ve heard any other rumors or rumblings coming out of the Wizards/MTG camp, be sure to let me know in the comments below. And I’ll be sure to keep my ears and eyes open as well.