Magic: The Gathering announced today that Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath will be banned in Pioneer, Modern, and Historic. The card may also be banned in Legacy.
The announcement was revealed inside an article promoting the new Secret Lair’s from Wizards of the Coast: Secret Lair Smitten, The Unfathomable Crushing Brutality of Basic Lands, Valentine’s Day 2021, Showcase: Kaldheim – Part 1, Showcase: Kaldheim – Part 2, and Smitten Superdrop: All-Our-Love Bundle.
Wizards of the Coast’s Statement on Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath Banning:
(Note: We are planning an upcoming B&R announcement. In that announcement, we plan to ban Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath in Pioneer, Modern, and Historic. Additionally, we are continuing discussions about doing the same in Legacy. While we are still working internally on the larger B&R announcement for that week, we wanted to share this information ahead of this sale.)Announcing Secret Lair’s Smitten Superdrop | MAGIC: THE GATHERING (wizards.com)
While it might be surprising for a pre-emptive ban to be revealed inside a Secret Lair announcement, it’s for a good reason. The Showcase: Kaldheim: – Part 1 Secret Lair will include a showcase edition of the card Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath.
Naturally, there would be some pushback and disappointed players if they bought the Secret Lair only to discover it was banned in multiple formats. Announcing the ban now is a good move by Wizards of the Coast to manage expectations of players who may have bought it to use in a specific format, such as Modern.
Although we do know this card will be banned, we don’t know the full extent and reason yet. That will come when WOTC formally announces the ban.
Secret Lair Kaldheim – Part 1
Check out the beautiful showcase alternate art version of Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath included in the Secret Lair:
Even though Uro will be banned in most formats, I’m still excited for this Secret Lair. That’s one of the most beautiful alternate cards I’ve seen, and the runic card frame design introduced in the Kaldheim set is gorgeous.
You can view the rest of the new Secret Lair drops here!
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