All Banned Cards—Ever!

Posted in Feature on March 19, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

Remember yesterday, when we announced From the Vault: Exiled? Well, it occurred to us that you might not know all 126 cards that have ever been banned right off the top of your head. And we're very ashamed of you.

Sorry about that. Normally, we try not to judge you. Not to your face, anyway. The point is: this is the complete list of cards that have been banned in any format, not counting cards that have only been banned in Magic Online-specific formats. And this doesn't incorporate any cards that might be banned when we announce the March 20 Banned and Restricted List update tomorrow. Oh, and there's one more thing: the cards in italics are the ones that are on the Reserved List, which means they’re not in From the Vault: Exiled.

Whew. Okay, did you catch all that? Good. Now let's go!

Aether Vial Gaea's Cradle Oath of Druids
Ali from Cairo Gauntlet of Might Orcish Oriflamme
Amulet of Quoz Gifts Ungiven Personal Tutor
Ancestral Recall Goblin Lackey Ponder
Ancient Den Goblin Recruiter Rebirth
Ancient Tomb Great Furnace Recall
Arcbound Ravager Grim Monolith Regrowth
Balance Gush Replenish
Bazaar of Baghdad Hermit Druid Rishadan Port
Berserk Hurkyl's Recall Rukh Egg
Black Lotus Hypnotic Specter Seat of the Synod
Black Vise Icy Manipulator Sensei's Divining Top
Braingeyser Illusionary Mask Serendib Efreet
Brainstorm Imperial Seal Serra's Sanctum
Bronze Tablet Ivory Tower Shahrazad
Burning Wish Jeweled Bird Skullclamp
Channel Kird Ape Sol Ring
Chaos Orb Land Tax Squandered Resources
Chrome Mox Library of Alexandria Strip Mine
Contract from Below Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero Stroke of Genius
Crop Rotation Lion's Eye Diamond Survival of the Fittest
Cursed Scroll Lotus Petal Tempest Efreet
Dark Ritual Mana Crypt Thawing Glaciers
Darkpact Mana Drain Time Spiral
Darksteel Citadel Mana Vault Time Vault
Demonic Attorney Maze of Ith Time Walk
Demonic Consultation Memory Jar Timetwister
Demonic Tutor Merchant Scroll Timmerian Fiends
Dingus Egg Metalworker Tinker
Disciple of the Vault Mind over Matter Tolarian Academy
Divine Intervention Mind Twist Tree of Tales
Doomsday Mind's Desire Trinisphere
Dream Halls Mirror Universe Underworld Dreams
Earthcraft Mishra's Workshop Vampiric Tutor
Enlightened Tutor Mox Diamond Vault of Whispers
Entomb Mox Emerald Voltaic Key
Fact or Fiction Mox Jet Wheel of Fortune
Falling Star Mox Pearl Windfall
Fastbond Mox Ruby Worldgorger Dragon
Flash Mox Sapphire Yawgmoth's Bargain
Fork Mystical Tutor Yawgmoth's Will
Frantic Search Necropotence Zuran Orb

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