ARCHON
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Authorized cards

Players may only use cards as specified in rule 3.3 of the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules. However, gold- and square-bordered cards are also allowed in Archon tournaments as long as they are not distinguishable from the rest of your deck. This can be achieved by using opaque sleeves, for example. The following cards may not be used in Archon:

Banned as a commander only

The following cards can not be played as commanders, but they are still legal within decks and sideboards:

  • Arahbo, Roar of the World
  • Baral, Chief of Compliance
  • Breya, Etherium Shaper
  • Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
  • Edgar Markov
  • Edric, Spymaster of Trest
  • Emry, Lurker of the Loch
  • Geist of Saint Traft
  • Jace, Vryn's Prodigy // Jace, Telepath Unbound
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
  • Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
  • Prime Speaker Vannifar
  • Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang
  • Teferi, Temporal Archmage
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer
  • Vial Smasher the Fierce
  • Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
  • Zurgo Bellstriker
Banned in Archon

The following cards are banned in Archon:

  • Ancestral Recall
  • Ancient Tomb
  • Black Lotus
  • Channel
  • Chrome Mox
  • Deflecting Swat
  • Dig Through Time
  • Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • Entomb
  • Fastbond
  • Fierce Guardianship
  • Fireblast
  • Food Chain
  • Gaea’s cradle
  • Gifts Ungiven
  • Grim Monolith
  • Hermit Druid
  • Humility
  • Imperial Seal
  • Jeweled Lotus
  • Karakas
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Lutri, the Spellchaser
  • Mana Crypt
  • Mana Drain
  • Mana Vault
  • Mishra’s Workshop
  • Mox Diamond
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Jet
  • Mox Opal
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Natural Order
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Oath of Druids
  • Price of Progress
  • Protean Hulk
  • Scapeshift
  • Sensei’s Divining Top
  • Sol Ring
  • Strip Mine
  • Thassa’s Oracle
  • The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
  • Timetwister
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Vampiric Tutor
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