Fable and More Banned in Standard, Plus B&R Policy Changes

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Today Wizards of the Coast announced a series of bans affecting Standard and a change in philosophy regarding how bannings are enacted. Three cards were banned from Standard today as part of the announcement including Fable of the Mirror-Breaker // Reflection of Kiki-Jiki, Invoke Despair, and Reckoner Bankbuster. The bans will take effect for tabletop and MTGO on May 29, 2023, and for Arena on May 30, 2023.

Changes to Banning Philosophy

In addition to the Standard bans, Wizards also announced a change to their philosophy behind how bannings are enacted.

Beyond Today's Bannings

The first annual banned and restricted announcement under the new system is set to take place August 7, 2023, just prior to the start of Wilds of Eldraine preview season. For more info on today's bannings and the changes to Wizards' policies surrounding bannings, check out the full announcement. What do you think of today's bans? The changes to Wizards' ban philosophy? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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Paul is Quiet Speculation's Director of Content. He first started playing Magic in 1994 when he cracked open his first Revised packs. He got interested in Magic Finance in 2000 after being swindled on a trade. As a budget-minded competitive player, he's always looking to improve his knowledge of the metagame and the market to stay competitive and to share that knowledge with those around him so we can all make better decisions. An avid Limited player, his favorite Cube card is Shahrazad. A freelance content creator by day, he is currently writing a book on the ‘90s TCG boom. You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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