November 1st, 2022 – Ban and Watch List Changes

Changes to the present banned list, effective 15/11/2022:

Birthing Pod *New*

Current watchlists:

Ban watchlist:

Birthing Pod  
• Intuition
Oath of Druids
Oko, Thief of Crowns
Urza’s Saga                                          

Single card explanation:

Birthing Pod
The last 3 month have shown us that this card is not as scary anymore as it was when it was banned. With the current meta being a lot faster and punishing against the life loss, we did not observe any domination by Birthing Pod. In fact we noticed that it was not played as much and left a lot of lists that were prime candidates to play it. However, a three month trial period cannot show all effects on the meta and we will keep an eye on the development of the format with Birthing Pod.

Attractions and Cards from the Unfinity set
To clarify the questions regarding the legality of attractions and cards from the Unfinity set; We’ve decided to go with the same way WotC put forward. This means all eternal legal cards from this set will also be legal in European Highlander (“Not every card in the set has an acorn symbol. The other cards, known as “eternal cards,” are just like cards in any other expansion. They conform to the Comprehensive Rules, although in many cases they necessitated new rules being written.” If there should be the need to ban certain cards in the future, we will adjust this accordingly over the normal banning of said cards.

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Next scheduled Update: 1st February 2023 – Watchlist update