Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai are the centerpieces of the popular "Copy-Cat" combo deck. When the trigger resolves, Saheeli will be exiled and return as a brand new planeswalker with 3 counters. We will certainly get to the powerhouse that is Felidar Guardian, but the reason Top Level Podcast recorded a new “emergency” episode this week is the bans. Guardian enters the battlefield, his ability triggers, and you target Saheeli. June [edit | edit source] Standard: Aetherworks Marvel is banned. Felidar Guardian. Felidar Guardian is being banned effective Friday, April 28. Magic: The Gathering has banned three more cards from the brand new Pioneer format. Vintage: Gitaxian Probe and Gush are restricted. Felidar Guardian is banned. For formats that exist in tabletop as well as Magic Online, banned and restricted announcements are announced on Mondays by Tabletop Studio (R&D), and are effective … The new artifact-Guardian triggers and targets Saheeli. Why are we making this call now and why didn't we make it in our regular B&R announcement on Monday? Wizards announced the banning of Felidar Guardian after accumulating data from Magic Online about the Standard environment with Amonkhet. Top banned and Felidar Guardian unbanned despite the reasoning being the same for both? The answer is data. Pioneer: It was wrong to ban Felidar Guardian and not Saheeli Rai. Felidar Guardian was banned during its Standard heyday, and it's currently banned in Pioneer, but you can still make infinite copies of this cat in Modern and beyond. She then uses her second ability and makes a copy of Guardian. 3 min to read . Card Text: When Felidar Guardian enters the battlefield, you may exile another target permanent you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. Formats unique to Magic Online have their own Banned and Restricted lists. Wizards of the Coast announced that Oath of Nissa, Leyline of Abundance, and Felidar Guardian are banned … Standard: Felidar Guardian is banned. Those lists are maintained on the format pages themselves. Types: Creature — Cat Beast. We knew going into Monday that the Saheeli-Felidar combo was a significant issue for Standard and were watching it closely. A ton of cards were banned in both Modern and Standard. The initial announcement was that there would be no changes to Standard; an addendum banning Felidar Guardian came two days later. We devote most of the podcast to the justifications, implications, and ramifications of the bans, but briefly: Modern: The list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, is here. Legacy: Sensei's Divining Top is banned. Magic Online Banned and Restricted Policies. Mana Cost: Converted Mana Cost: 4. Use the links below to view any of those pages. General forum Posted on Nov. 5, 2019, 2:24 p.m. by StopShot. Felidar Guardian becomes the 25th card to be banned in Standard since the deck construction rules were established for the format in July of 1997. Effective Date: April 28, 2017 Magic Online Effective Date: April 28, 2017 For more information on how and when Magic Online will be implementing this change, see this post here. Flavor Text: The loyalty of a felidar …