Insider: Snap Reaction to 1/15/2018 B&R Announcement

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Hey Insiders!

I wanted to provide a quick reaction to today's B&R Announcement (1/15/2018).


Attune with Aether is banned.

Rogue Refiner is banned.

Rampaging Ferocidon is banned.

Ramunap Ruins is banned.

Effective Date: January 19, 2018

Magic Online Effective Date: January 15, 2018

The list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, is here.

Next B&R Announcement: February 12, 2018


Here's some quick takes by a couple of our QS Writers:

Pete Casella: Standard is going to feel fresh. I like Ripjaw Raptor at sub $4, I feel like BG Constrictor will be utilizing this card. It pairs really well with Walking Ballista while it's still in Standard. Red will have a harder time dealing with Raptor, and Bristling Hydra may not be as prevalent.

Tarkan: Still looking towards Dominaria with the upcoming PT as Modern. There will be some great purchasing at lows before then when we revisit this for PT:Dominaria.

We discussed some specific cards on the QS Insider Discord:

There's plenty more cards going forward but, we mostly focused on low buy-in cards that have been hyped in the wake of the Announcement, which appears to be Vampire and Merfolk archetypes.

Just keep in mind it's mostly throwing darts before any real results turn up. Many cards will fluctuate, especially cards that have already been proven regardless of Energy and Ramunap Red. I would urge to continue tracking results, there will be plenty of new technology to come. There will be somewhat of a focus on Modern with PTRIX - but Standard is again (for now) unknown which draws attention as well.

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