As part of a massive Banned and Restricted announcement, Wizards of the Coast banned both Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath and Omnath, Locus of Creation from Magic: the Gathering’s Historic format.

Don’t miss our coverage of today’s other news: bans in Modern, Pioneer, and Legacy, plus the unbanning in Vintage and the change to the cascade mechanic.

Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath

Uro, which had previously been banned in Standard was banned in Pioneer and Modern today, skipped the normal suspension step in Historic and went straight to the ban list. It joins Nexus of Fate as the only two cards to have been banned in Historic without getting suspended first.

“Decks built around Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath are the most played in Historic and have been for a while now,” Wizards said. “While other decks have contested for that position, the steady dominance of Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath shows it is too powerful for the format.”

“Because of the examples of how this card has performed in other larger formats, we do not feel like we need to suspend the card to see how the format reacts,” they continued. “To increase the diversity of decks at the top of the Historic metagame, Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath is banned in Historic.”

Historic Uro Midrange

Creatures (9)
Cosima, God of the Voyage
Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
Doom Whisperer
Tergrid, God of Fright

Planeswalkers (4)
Nissa, Who Shakes the World

Spells (19)
Fatal Push
Aether Gust
Growth Spiral
Heartless Act
Tale’s End
Maelstrom Pulse
Extinction Event
Lands (28)
Breeding Pool
Castle Locthwain
Drowned Catacomb
Fabled Passage
Fetid Pools
Overgrown Tomb
Watery Grave
Zagoth Triome

Sideboard (15)
Aether Gust
Cry of the Carnarium
Narset, Parter of Veils
Leyline of the Void
Tergrid, God of Fright
Shark Typhoon

Omnath, Locus of Creation

Omnath, Locus of Creation had previously been suspended in Historic last October—and was banned in both Standard and Brawl that same day—after the card dominated both the Standard and Historic rounds of the 2020 Season Grand Finals. All of that occurred within two weeks of the card’s release as a part of the Zendikar Rising expansion on September 25, 2020.

“[O]ur data indicates that diversity and interest in the meta would be harmed by reintroducing [Omnath] now,” Wizards said. “Because of this, Omnath, Locus of Creation is moved to banned in Historic.”

Historic Omnath Ramp by Austin Bursavich (1st Place, 2020 Season Grand Finals)

Creatures (14)
Omnath, Locus of Creation
Lotus Cobra
Yasharn, Implacable Earth
Kenrith, the Returned King
Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath

Planeswalkers (1)
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Spells (15)
Escape to the Wilds
Genesis Ultimatum
Growth Spiral
Shatterskull Smashing

Enchantments (1)
Felidar Retreat
Lands (29)
Fabled Passage
Ketria Triome
Raugrin Triome
Hinterland Harbo
Temple Garden
Breeding Pool
Sacred Foundry

Sideboard (15)
Aether Gust
Dovin’s Veto
Grafdigger’s Cage
Pact of Negation
Deafening Clarion
Kenrith, the Returned King
Scavenging Ooze
Mystical Dispute

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