Commander Ban List update for July 12th, 2021


The Tentacled One
I'll try to post a link later, but their website keeps going down because it is bad.

-Hullbreacher is banned.

Hullbreacher has been a problem card since its release. Its ostensible defensive use against extra card draw has been dwarfed by offensively combining it with mass-draw effects to easily strip players hands while accelerating the controller. That play pattern isn’t something we want prevalent in casual play (see the Leovold ban), and we have seen a lot of evidence that it is too tempting even there, as it combines with wheels and other popular casual staples. The case against the card was overwhelming.

There remain a few similar cards that are still permitted, notably Notion Thief and Narset, Parter of Veils. The additional hoops required (an additional color pip for Notion Thief, and sorcery speed for Narset) appear to be keeping them to the appropriate level of play, though we’ll continue to keep an eye on them.
Yeah, that's fair.
I was going to make a Pirate deck with this guy in it so I'm glad I never got around to doing that. I wasn't even going to do anything broken with it either: it's just a good pirate! I think it's probably a good ban since it seems like one of the hardest cards to come back from. Mind Twisting your opponents and creating a pile of Lotus Petals and you draw 7 is unreal.