MAY 2023 RULES - BANNED/RESTRICTED UPDATE
🔘 RULES CHANGES
🔘INDIVIDUAL CARD CHANGES
🔘 EXPERIMENTAL CHANGES
🔘 OTHER CHANGES
FURTHER INDIVIDUAL EXPLANATIONS
Comet, Stellar Pup is a very difficult card to evaluate. While it’s sometimes underwhelming, it may also close a game straight after being cast, with a little luck on dice rolls.
Similarly, you may sometimes take some strategic decisions, and sometimes just let yourself be carried by the dog. In the end, its raw power level is quite hard to determine, and its design makes for one of the poorest possible game experiences in Magic The Gathering: which is why Comet, Stellar Pup is now banned.
Being the last of the current Mox cards available with potential when playing Duel Commander, Mox Amber has always been a card debated by many. With the rise of strong decks making use of cheap commanders such as the Yoshimaru, Ever Faithful-based variants, Mox Amber has been put in the spotlight, showing that it will always be a problem as long as it has a commander to support it, regardless of the power level of the latter.
Since games with an early Mox card in play tend to be very one-sided, limiting any strategic decisions and breaking the natural flow of early Magic The Gathering resources, while giving another edge to the already powerful advantage of playing a cheap commander, we chose to ban Mox Amber.