Announcement Date: September 1, 2008
Effective Date: September 20, 2008
Magic Online Effective Date: September 17, 2008
Sensei's Divining Top is banned
Time Vault is banned*
Time Vault is restricted*
Chrome Mox is no longer restricted
Dream Halls is no longer restricted
Mox Diamond is no longer restricted
Personal Tutor is no longer restricted
Time Spiral is no longer restricted
*Time Vault's power-level errata will be removed in conjunction with the next Oracle update on September 26. The Update Bulletin on September 24 will contain Time Vault's new Oracle text and an explanation of the change.
Standard, Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block Constructed
Magic Online Formats
Vanguard Avatar Rotation
Each Vanguard avatar will now be available only for play formats in which its corresponding card is legal, disregarding Banned and Restricted Lists. The exception is the basic avatars that come with the Magic Online client, which will remain legal in all formats.
Players can still use any avatars they own to represent them in games that don’t use the Vanguard rules.
**Grindstone is not currently available online but is being preemptively banned.
Freeform, Prismatic Singleton, Tribal Wars Classic, Tribal Wars Standard
For an explanation of this announcement, read the Latest Developments column on Friday, September 5. For the complete list of all banned and restricted cards by format, click here.