An Emergency Pre-Ban Has Been Issued For Pauper

  • Ahead of the release of Modern Horizons 3, the Pauper Format Panel (PFP) has unanimously decided to pre-ban the card Cranial Ram.
  • Gavin Verhey wrote a lengthy article explaining the reasons for this ban, as well as releasing a video discussing the action taken.
  • The article explains that pre-bans are not something the PFP expects to happen very often, if it ever happens again, but this card is enough like the recently banned All That Glitters that the action is warranted at this time. Gavin also mentions the MTGO Creator Showdown happening on June 15th as a great showcase for the format that they’re worried would end up being dominated by “Grixis Affinity decks” if Cranial Ram were allowed to remain in the format.