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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-bordered cards and square cards, as long as they are not distinguishable from the rest of the deck are allowed in Archon tournaments. This can be achieved by using opaque sleeves for example. That said, the following types of cards should not be used:

Banned as a commander only

The following cards can’t be designated as your commander, but are still allowed to be included in your deck or sideboard:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Dig Through Time
  • Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • Entomb
  • Fastbond
  • Fireblast
  • Food Chain
  • Gaea’s cradle
  • Gifts Ungiven
  • Grim Monolith
  • Hermit Druid
  • Humility
  • Imperial Seal
  • 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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