You've heard of Wizards of the Coast announcing an announcement, but what if WotC announced an upcoming announcement inside another announcement?

Now that's a lot to process. After tormenting us for a full calendar year, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is going to be gone from three different formats. Some would say this change is a long time coming, others just want to stop seeing that damn Uro animation already. But this announcement is going to rock several formats… eventually.

It's also clear that Wizards is not just looking at Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath in every format, but at the health of each format individually. Removing a pillar as large as Uro is going to have several consequences on the format, and I highly doubt that Wizards will ban only Uro and nothing else.

While I won't speak to the effects on Legacy (it isn't guaranteed anything will be changed there), the other formats all have clear choices for further potential bans. Here are the five cards I think are ban candidates in Standard, Historic, Pioneer and Modern.

#1: Mayhem Devil

Format: Historic

There is really only one major archetype in Historic that plays Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath: Sultai. It's a generally decent pile of midrange-soup subsidized by the incredible bridge and snowballing, recursive threat that is the Titan of Nature's Wrath. Removing Uro will almost certainly kill the archetype short term, until the deck can be rebuilt without Uro's four slots doing 16 cards worth of work.

Into that vacuum, I fully suspect that the second most popular deck will take over a huge amount of its metagame share: Rakdos Sacrifice.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Sacrifice by Joel Fernandes

'Rakdos Sacrifice' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Joel Fernandes

Event: MAJH Sunday Series

Rank: 3rd-4th

Historic

Market Price: $231.28

Cards

Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Canyon Slough

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $1.97

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
Canyon Slough enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Kari Zev's Expertise

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Gain control of target creature or Vehicle until end of turn. Untap it. It gains haste until end of turn.
You may cast a spell with converted mana cost 2 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Act of Treason

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. (It can attack and {T} this turn.)

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Scrapheap Scrounger

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.18

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Scrapheap Scrounger can't block.
{1}{B}, Exile another creature card from your graveyard: Return Scrapheap Scrounger from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Phyrexian Tower

Color Identity:B

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Add {B}{B}.

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Witch's Oven

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $16.96

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $6.01

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+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.
+1: Add {R}{R}.
−3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."

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Woe Strider

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.21

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When Woe Strider enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 white Goat creature token.
Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1.
Escape—{3}{B}{B}, Exile four other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Woe Strider escapes with two +1/+1 counters on it.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Claim the Firstborn

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.33

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Gain control of target creature with converted mana cost 3 or less until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.

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Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

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Flying
Whenever Skysovereign, Consul Flagship enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls.
Crew 3 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)

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Dreadhorde Butcher

Color Identity:B,R

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Haste
Whenever Dreadhorde Butcher deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, put a +1/+1 counter on Dreadhorde Butcher.
When Dreadhorde Butcher dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Dragonskull Summit

Color Identity:B,R

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Dragonskull Summit enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Abrade

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Choose one —
• Abrade deals 3 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.15

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Midnight Reaper

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.45

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Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, Midnight Reaper deals 1 damage to you and you draw a card.

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Mayhem Devil

Color Identity:B,R

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Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to any target.

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Angrath, the Flame-Chained

Color Identity:B,R

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+1: Each opponent discards a card and loses 2 life.
−3: Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap it. It gains haste until end of turn. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step if it has converted mana cost 3 or less.
−8: Each opponent loses life equal to the number of cards in their graveyard.

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Fabled Passage

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.51

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Choose one —
• Destroy target creature with no counters on it.
• Remove up to three counters from target creature.

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Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.07

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{T}, Sacrifice two other creatures: Any number of target players each lose 2 life and sacrifice a creature. You add {B}{B} and draw a card.

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Noxious Grasp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.08

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker that's green or white. You gain 1 life.

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Castle Locthwain

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.72

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Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.
{T}: Add {B}.
{1}{B}{B}, {T}: Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.43

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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The deck basically has it all: recurring threats in the form of Woe Strider and Scrapheap Scrounger, a cheap engine to build the rest of the deck off of (Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven), and payoffs for bringing it all together (Mayhem Devil, Midnight Reaper, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King). It can control the board against aggro, race combo, out card advantage midrange, and out grind control. Graveyard hate can hinder them, but sacrificing creatures isn't shut off by Leyline of the Void or Grafdigger's Cage, so the deck can still win while its opponents are down a card (or more from mulligans).

Talking to Ally Warfield, resident Rakdos Sacrifice expert, the only matchups she felt were truly unfavored are Yasharn, Implacable Earth decks… which all run Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. Perhaps a Bant pile could still exist without Uro, but it isn't clear how the deck would be built or if it could compete in the metagame.

In Standard, Wizards opted to ban Cauldron Familiar. For Historic, I'd suggest that the card to go should be Mayhem Devil. Most everything else in the Rakdos Sacrifice deck has clear issues with graveyard hate, and the Devil does most of the work in terms of controlling opponents from going wide. If Cauldron Familiar can only brick one threat a turn because Mayhem Devil doesn't get a Shock or Lightning Bolt on demand, aggressive decks can compete with Sacrifice much better. Regardless, when Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath goes, it feels like something will have to be taken out of Rakdos Sacrifice as well.

#2: Muxus, Goblin Grandee

Format: Historic

Since Jumpstart's release last summer, Historic can be reasonably described as, "Muxus vs. Decks Trying to Keep It In Check." The one card combo is powerful and almost immediately game ending. Beating it requires an investment into countering it or playing hate cards like Grafdigger's Cage to stop it from ending the game as a topdeck. Muxus even comes with the completely reasonable Plan B of, "Just attack them with a swarm of Goblins." The deck has ramp, eight lords, card advantage, and an unassailable mana base. It also gets to play Phyrexian Tower, despite not playing any black cards (usually).

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Goblins by Autumn Burchett

'Goblins' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Autumn Burchett

Event: Zendikar Rising Championship

Rank: 2nd

Historic

Market Price: $200.19

Cards

Phyrexian Tower

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.64

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Add {B}{B}.

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Goblin Warchief

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.48

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Goblin spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Goblins you control have haste.

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Muxus, Goblin Grandee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $17.25

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When Muxus, Goblin Grandee enters the battlefield, reveal the top six cards of your library. Put all Goblin creature cards with converted mana cost 5 or less from among them onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Whenever Muxus attacks, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each other Goblin you control.

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $6.01

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+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.
+1: Add {R}{R}.
−3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."

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Goblin Trashmaster

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.97

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Other Goblins you control get +1/+1.
Sacrifice a Goblin: Destroy target artifact.

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Goblin Matron

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.34

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When Goblin Matron enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Goblin card, reveal that card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Herald's Horn

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As Herald's Horn enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creature spells you cast of the chosen type cost {1} less to cast.
At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. If it's a creature card of the chosen type, you may reveal it and put it into your hand.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.33

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Irencrag Feat

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.49

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Add seven {R}. You can cast only one more spell this turn.

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Goblin Cratermaker

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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{1}, Sacrifice Goblin Cratermaker: Choose one —
• Goblin Cratermaker deals 2 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target colorless nonland permanent.

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Krenko, Mob Boss

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $4.03

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{T}: Create X 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens, where X is the number of Goblins you control.

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Gempalm Incinerator

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.92

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Cycling {1}{R} ({1}{R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Gempalm Incinerator, you may have it deal X damage to target creature, where X is the number of Goblins on the battlefield.

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Mind Stone

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Mind Stone: Draw a card.

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Conspicuous Snoop

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.18

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Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may cast Goblin spells from the top of your library.
As long as the top card of your library is a Goblin card, Conspicuous Snoop has all activated abilities of that card.

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Castle Embereth

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.31

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Castle Embereth enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain.
{T}: Add {R}.
{1}{R}{R}, {T}: Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Goblin Ringleader

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Haste (This creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)
When Goblin Ringleader enters the battlefield, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all Goblin cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Wily Goblin

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.27

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When Wily Goblin enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $7.16

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Shatterskull Smashing deals X damage divided as you choose among up to two target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If X is 6 or more, Shatterskull Smashing deals twice X damage divided as you choose among them instead.

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Abrade

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Choose one —
• Abrade deals 3 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target artifact.

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Goblin Chieftain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.00

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Haste (This creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)
Other Goblin creatures you control get +1/+1 and have haste.

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Skirk Prospector

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Sacrifice a Goblin: Add {R}.

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As a brief aside: at some point it's worth asking if Phyrexian Tower is worth the headaches it causes, because it gives such a free boost to several decks. If Wizards wanted to check both of the remaining top decks in Historic without gutting either, they could ban Tower instead.

Currently, the biggest problem facing Goblins is Rakdos Sacrifice. Following the logic that if Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath goes, a Rakdos card should as well, the next step in the progression is that a card from Goblins would be a necessary ban. Goblins has had months as one of the better decks in Historic, and if cards from decks that beat it keep getting banned, it will need to go eventually. Whether that is now or later is up to Wizards.

#3: Balustrade Spy and Undercity Informer

Format: Pioneer

Once upon a time, Oops All Spells was a bit of a silly deck in Legacy. The "combo" is to resolve Balustrade Spy or Undercity Informer, target yourself, flip your entire library into your graveyard, and win instantly with free creatures and spells. Legacy, though, has plenty of checks on such shenanigans, and no younger format has enough free mana to actually not play lands.

Then Wizards printed modal dual-faced cards that are spells on the front, lands in the back. Oops.

Suddenly Pioneer, a format without as many tools to fight degenerate combo decks, has had to deal with a deck that effectively wins instantly when either of these cards resolves on turn four.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Oops All Spells by KO_Mak

'Oops All Spells' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: KO_Mak

Event: MTGO Pioneer Challenge

Rank: 5th-8th

Pioneer

Market Price: $258.36

Cards

Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.33

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Agadeem's Awakening

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.41

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Return from your graveyard to the battlefield any number of target creature cards that each have a different converted mana cost X or less.

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Balustrade Spy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Flying
When Balustrade Spy enters the battlefield, target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Narcomoeba

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.34

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Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it onto the battlefield.

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Reclamation Sage

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.99

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When Reclamation Sage enters the battlefield, you may destroy target artifact or enchantment.

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Thassa's Oracle

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $8.08

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When Thassa's Oracle enters the battlefield, look at the top X cards of your library, where X is your devotion to blue. Put up to one of them on top of your library and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. If X is greater than or equal to the number of cards in your library, you win the game. (Each {U} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to blue.)

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Worldspine Wurm

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $9.16

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Trample
When Worldspine Wurm dies, create three 5/5 green Wurm creature tokens with trample.
When Worldspine Wurm is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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Tormod's Crypt

Market Price: $0.24

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Sylvan Caryatid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.76

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Defender, hexproof
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Aerial Volley

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.09

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Aerial Volley deals 3 damage divided as you choose among one, two, or three target creatures with flying.

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Undercity Informer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.17

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{1}, Sacrifice a creature: Target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.77

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If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.34

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Paradise Druid has hexproof as long as it's untapped.(It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Sea Gate Restoration

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $7.30

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand plus one. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Silence

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $8.99

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Your opponents can't cast spells this turn. (Spells cast before this resolves are unaffected.)

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Turntimber Symbiosis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $5.44

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. If that card has converted mana cost 3 or less, it enters with three additional +1/+1 counters on it. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Kazandu Mammoth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.47

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Kazandu Mammoth gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Silversmote Ghoul

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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At the beginning of your end step, if you gained 3 or more life this turn, return Silversmote Ghoul from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.
{1}{B}, Sacrifice Silversmote Ghoul: Draw a card.

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.57

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Emeria's Call

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.26

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Create two 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature tokens with flying. Non-Angel creatures you control gain indestructible until your next turn.

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Eldritch Evolution

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $4.00

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less, where X is 2 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost. Put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Exile Eldritch Evolution.

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Creeping Chill

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.39

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Creeping Chill deals 3 damage to each opponent and you gain 3 life.
When Creeping Chill is put into your graveyard from your library, you may exile it. If you do, Creeping Chill deals 3 damage to each opponent and you gain 3 life.

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Prized Amalgam

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $2.30

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, if it entered from your graveyard or you cast it from your graveyard, return Prized Amalgam from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped at the beginning of the next end step.

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The format has handled it so far, but Pioneer also has significantly more Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath than Historic. Temur Reclamation, Omnath, and Niv to Light are all about to be nerfed with the pending Uro ban, and hitting several archetypes doesn't inspire me with confidence that the format will continue to hold Oops All Spells in check.

Beyond that… should Pioneer have to respect it? The gimmick is cute when it's new, or rare. But now the joke has played itself out, and it's remarkably consistent at what it does. Combo has a place in Magic, but one-card combos generally shouldn't exist for such a low cost. "2BB, Sorcery: Create ten 3/3 Zombie Beasts. You cannot cast any other spells for the rest of the game" wouldn't actually be an interesting card more than the first couple times it gets played, and that's mostly what's going on with Oops All Spells.

Whether they ban it or not this week, I just expect this one to go at some point—either now or when it gets yet another card to boost it at some point in the future.

#4: Mystic Sanctuary

Format: Modern

Mystic Sanctuary is the type of card that baffles me to some degree. It has a basic land type on it, which Wizards is quite aware means that it is fetchable. It's in the color that is most likely to want to sit back, not do a lot, and draw specific cards repeatedly, including ways to Boomerang lands to their hand. The joke is that, eventually, the Mystic Sanctuary decks just bounce the Sanctuary with Cryptic Command repeatedly, redrawing the Command and locking the opponent out of the game.

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'Four-Color Control' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Event: MTGO Modern Champs

Rank: 1st

Modern

Market Price: $1469.99

Cards

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $20.50

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $5.13

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When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life if this is the first time this ability has resolved this turn. If it's the second time, add {R}{G}{W}{U}. If it's the third time, Omnath deals 4 damage to each opponent and each planeswalker you don't control.

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Meddling Mage

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $1.35

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As Meddling Mage enters the battlefield, choose a nonland card name.
Spells with the chosen name can't be cast.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $19.49

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $9.37

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Time Warp

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $13.97

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Target player takes an extra turn after this one.

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Force of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $52.75

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target noncreature spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.99

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Hallowed Fountain

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $7.69

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)
As Hallowed Fountain enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.56

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.47

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.16

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.37

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Engineered Explosives

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Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each color of mana spent to cast it.)
{2}, Sacrifice Engineered Explosives: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Engineered Explosives.

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Wrenn and Six

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $55.87

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+1: Return up to one target land card from your graveyard to your hand.
−1: Wrenn and Six deals 1 damage to any target.
−7: You get an emblem with "Instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard have retrace." (You may cast instant and sorcery cards from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying their other costs.)

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $8.07

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Celestial Purge

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.23

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Exile target black or red permanent.

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Misty Rainforest

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Flooded Strand

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Teferi, Time Raveler

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $10.44

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Each opponent can cast spells only any time they could cast a sorcery.
+1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash.
−3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.

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Gaea's Blessing

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.23

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Target player shuffles up to three target cards from their graveyard into their library.
Draw a card.
When Gaea's Blessing is put into your graveyard from your library, shuffle your graveyard into your library.

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Growth Spiral

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.28

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Draw a card. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Mystic Sanctuary

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.97

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({T}: Add {U}.)
Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Islands.
When Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.21

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $47.29

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+2: Look at the top card of target player's library. You may put that card on the bottom of that player's library.
0: Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.
−1: Return target creature to its owner's hand.
−12: Exile all cards from target player's library, then that player shuffles their hand into their library.

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Cryptic Command

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $17.34

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Choose two —
• Counter target spell.
• Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
• Tap all creatures your opponents control.
• Draw a card.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $9.42

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.75

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Veil of Summer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $9.48

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Draw a card if an opponent has cast a blue or black spell this turn. Spells you control can't be countered this turn. You and permanents you control gain hexproof from blue and from black until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of blue or black spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Scalding Tarn

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $9.95

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.17

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $22.81

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+1: Draw a card. At the beginning of the next end step, untap up to two lands.
−3: Put target nonland permanent into its owner's library third from the top.
−8: You get an emblem with "Whenever you draw a card, exile target permanent an opponent controls."

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This isn't necessarily a new schtick. The previous incarnation, "Eternal Command," played Eternal Witness and Cryptic Command, sometimes with Aether Vial, to continuously rebuy the counterspell and soft-lock the opponent out of the game. Unlike that version, though, combining a fetchable land with a Cryptic Command is considerably easier to assemble, and harder to disrupt. It's an incredibly efficient end game plan in and of itself, just requiring a specific mana base, some attention to mana costs, and a few copies of Cryptic Command.

Theoretically Mystic Sanctuary got a bit of a nerf last summer when Arcum's Astrolabe was banned, and the deck was forced to switch to playing more shock lands to keep the Island count high. In practice, more shock lands isn't much of a cost, and the most popular archetype became Omnath, Locus of Creation, more than compensating for any life lost.

Mystic Sanctuary and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath have, together, pushed midrange to the forefront of Modern, but in a way where only blue-based midrange can exist. Other decks like classic Jund have mostly disappeared. Some of this may be the way of Modern, where the various aggro and combo decks push "fair" decks out of the format, and perhaps in that world the format needs something like Mystic Sanctuary that is a low deck building cost to keep the archetype viable. But there's only so many times a game can end to a Cryptic Command soft-lock that the games stay interesting, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Wizards decided to give yet another Throne of Eldraine card the chop.

#5: Tibalt's Trickery

Format: …Any of them? All of them?

Completely unrelated to Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, Tibalt's Trickery is exactly the sort of "cute in Commander" card that should only be legal in singleton formats. It's so random and fun!... but only in a format with just one copy, where there is effectively no way to "break" it because nothing could ever be consistent enough.

It's miserable when decks are sixty cards, we can run four copies, and the deck can mulligan to three or four cards and still win.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Tibalt's Trickery by Sodeq

'Tibalt's Trickery' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Sodeq

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $1572.96

Cards

Violent Outburst

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.72

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Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)
Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Summoner's Pact

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $10.00

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Search your library for a green creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {2}{G}{G}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Field of the Dead

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Field of the Dead enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
Whenever Field of the Dead or another land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands with different names, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Zagoth Triome

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $10.61

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({T}: Add {B}, {G}, or {U}.)
Zagoth Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.17

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $15.19

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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a Mountain enters the battlefield under your control, if you control at least five other Mountains, you may have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle deal 3 damage to any target.
{T}: Add {R}.

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Khalni Garden

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.19

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Khalni Garden enters the battlefield tapped.
When Khalni Garden enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 green Plant creature token.
{T}: Add {G}.

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Tibalt's Trickery

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.91

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Counter target spell. Choose 1, 2, or 3 at random. Its controller mills that many cards, then exiles cards from the top of their library until they exile a nonland card with a different name than that spell. They may cast that card without paying its mana cost. Then they put the exiled cards on the bottom of their library in a random order.

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $9.42

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Flooded Strand

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Mystic Sanctuary

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)
Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Islands.
When Mystic Sanctuary enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Castle Garenbrig

Color Identity:G

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Castle Garenbrig enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Forest.
{T}: Add {G}.
{2}{G}{G}, {T}: Add six {G}. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells or activate abilities of creatures.

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Wooded Foothills

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Polluted Delta

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Primeval Titan

Color Identity:G

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Trample
Whenever Primeval Titan enters the battlefield or attacks, you may search your library for up to two land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Vesuva

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You may have Vesuva enter the battlefield tapped as a copy of any land on the battlefield.

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Explore

Color Identity:G

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You may play an additional land this turn.
Draw a card.

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Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

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This spell can't be countered.
When you cast this spell, take an extra turn after this one.
Flying, protection from spells that are one or more colors, annihilator 6
When Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles their graveyard into their library.

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Gemstone Caverns

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If Gemstone Caverns is in your opening hand and you're not playing first, you may begin the game with Gemstone Caverns on the battlefield with a luck counter on it. If you do, exile a card from your hand.
{T}: Add {C}. If Gemstone Caverns has a luck counter on it, instead add one mana of any color.

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Breeding Pool

Color Identity:G,U

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Dryad of the Ilysian Grove

Color Identity:G

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You may play an additional land on each of your turns.
Lands you control are every basic land type in addition to their other types.

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Misty Rainforest

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Cavern of Souls

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Blast Zone

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Scalding Tarn

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Whether its casting Emrakul, the Aeons Torn via Violent Outburst cascading into Tibalt's Trickery in Modern, or countering a Stonecoil Serpent and hitting Genesis Ultimatum or Emergent Ultimatum in Standard, the deck has found ways to win in multiple formats consistently.

This is precisely the type of deck that can be beat, as it has almost no ability to sideboard, very little backup plan, generally can't beat Thoughtseize or countermagic, and will just fail to itself now and then.

But again, the question is: should players have to adjust to this? Is it reasonable to expect that every deck that sees play in Modern have a way to stop a turn-three Violent Outburst or lose instantly? Should Burn, killing on turn four typically, be too slow for Modern? In Standard, should every deck have to play Duress, Negate, or lose 80% of the time to a mulligan-to-four looking for an X spell and Tibalt's Trickery? Games that can be determined by just showing both opening hands aren't fun, or interesting.

Further, the card should definitely go from the best-of-one Standard ladder. At least when there are sideboards, people can adjust to a deck like this with something. Expecting every deck to keep an anti-Trickery card in best-of-one isn't reasonable.

Hopefully someone at Wizards agrees and the card gets deleted ASAP from all the major formats, so we can move on to playing actual Magic again.

Honorable Mention: Valki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor

Tibalt isn't done ruining formats. The trick here is to cascade (or something similar) into Valki, God of Lies. Then, you cast him as Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor instead! Surprise! We cascade into a seven-drop.

Clearly, this has to go, right?

Yes, but I assume that this is going to be "banned" via rules change.

Fundamentally, we've been here before. Split cards used to be able to cast the more expensive half off of Kari Zev's Expertise and the rest of the cycle. Shortly after, the rules were changed to address this corner case.

Similarly, I would expect some type of rules change or errata to fix Valki, God of Lies and the other modal double-faced cards to prevent abuse cases. The MDFC mechanic is too versatile, useful and, frankly, too cool to ban every possible offender, and Wizards can't be hyper vigilant forever to make sure corner cases don't come up again. Assuming there's a way to do it, it's better to change the rules to fix the problem.

That said, if that isn't possible for some reason, I expect this card to get banned in older formats. Legacy and Modern are both completely on fire at the moment, and neither will be playable for very long if something isn't changed. If it comes down to letting two formats die or banning Valki, God of Lies, I assume he's gone.