Wizards Hints at Standard Changes Early Next Week

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Wizards of the Coast has made an announcement where they state that they’re going to update the format early next week. The likely suspect is just an Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath ban, which players have been pushing for for months, so stay tuned and find out! Other possibilities are Omnath, Locus of Creation or Lotus Cobra, but those being much newer cards of a set people are still opening, that seems much less likely.

Be sure to check out our first snapshot of the Standard metagame, heading into the ban announcement next week:

Although one deck is dominating the format right now, a band-aid solution may pose further problems down the line with other powerful cards still lurking around. This means cards like Embercleave and Winota could be potential ban targets too.

Another point of contention is the changes having to wait until next week – though having an early warning is better than nothing, changes being made immediately would definitely be more appreciated. As always, we’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest news and best decks as it happens, so be sure to keep a close eye out!

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feralshad0w
feralshad0w
27 days ago

Honestly I don’t know how they allowed the new set in general, way to op and not fun to play or play against

damianvc31
damianvc31
27 days ago
Reply to  feralshad0w

Nothing OP about the new set except maybe Omnath and Cobra but that deck is manageable, once they ban Uro decks like Rogues could easily control them

feralshad0w
feralshad0w
27 days ago
Reply to  damianvc31

Acute and cobra are both broken. The cobra is worse than dark ritual or the mox’s. The beetle is literally exponential, the rogue mill it’s ok, but still brainless easy mode milling, not to mention milling 10 cards for 2 Mana…
They are trying to force the games to be faster, or to combat control, but it’s just too broken. It’s not fun. It’s only fun to watch as a 30 second meme video

Guilherme de Albuquerque
Guilherme de Albuquerque
27 days ago

Okay…
Now, after so many people crying, they might finally ban Uro but we will still have Lotus Cobra & Omnath cheating mana and this “amazing” mechanic (that it’s said many people love it) called landfall generating hordes of white cat tokens and green beatle HAHAHAHA
But yeah, Uro is the real problem LOL

Jazael
Jazael
27 days ago

I play a mono black combo deck and never have problems with any of these. They should ban some of the new mill cards instead. I hate that blue crab.

ViR
ViR
27 days ago
Reply to  Jazael

well… very curious to hear about this combo then

tasp
tasp
26 days ago
Reply to  ViR

Pretty sure he just means the Underworld Dreams combo (the only mono black combo in standard), which is a fun meme deck but pretty garbage otherwise.