Survival of the Fittest Banned in Legacy, No Changes in Vintage

It’s that time of year again, and the DCI has announced changes today to the Banned and Restricted Lists:
Announcement Date: December 20, 2010
Effective Date: January 1, 2011

Scars of Mirrodin Block Constructed, Standard, Extended, Vintage
No changes

Survival of the Fittest is banned.
Time Spiral is unbanned.

So Survival gets banned and High Tide players now get Time Spiral to add to their list of goodies. It’s a Brave New World. Erik Lauer from the DCI explained the decision briefly:
“In recent months, Survival of the Fittest decks have been outperforming other decks in Legacy. This has caused the competitive format to become significantly less diverse. This has reached a point where the DCI concluded that it is appropriate to ban a card.”

We’ll have more analysis on what this means for the format later this week.

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