Announcement date: January 18, 2018
Effective date: February 16, 2018
No changes have been made to the banned card list for the Standard format.
No changes have been made to the banned card list for the Expanded format.
No new rule changes have been made.
Next announcement date: April 19, 2018
Details of changes:
No cards were banned from the Standard format. It will be an extremely rare occurrence for cards to be banned from the Standard format.
No cards were banned from the Expanded format. Tournament data is being watched to look for any unhealthy trends or cards that cause problems.
Tournament results will continue to be analyzed to maintain a healthy play environment. In particular, the Expanded format will be aggressively monitored because there are so many cards and potential combinations available to use.