Dec 31, 2010

Banned List Update

Only a minor adjustment to the watchlist, but worth noting anyway.

Because of the continued dominance of André's Dirty Kitty deck, we decided to put Empty the Warrens back on the watchlist. The card has been on and off the watchlist before, but before Zendikar the deck proved to be very beatable with some dedicated sideboard hate. Goblin Bushwhacker changed all that however, as the deck can now play the full set of Fecundities, and is far more lethal with 2/1 hasty goblins.

So far no one else has picked up the deck, and we think sideboards are not optimally equipped to beat the deck. If, however, more people start playing Dirty Kitty, and their overall performance takes on Affinity-era proportions (losses to only mirror matches and dedicated maindeck hate decks) despite proper sideboarding, we will have to take more drastic measures to ensure a healthy environment.

To see the full list of banned cards, click here.


  1. It would be nice if you could publish the top decklists of the last two tournaments :)


  2. I've just been away for six weeks, visiting Sydney and New-Zealand, so I missed the January tournament. I'll try to gather some data, but I only have two decklists so far. I don't know how far I'll get with that one.

    The other tournament was last friday. I'm kind of tied up right now, so that will go up somewhere early March. Thanks for the patience ;)