Announcement Date: March 1, 2005
Effective Date: March 20, 2005
Magic Online Effective Date: March 24, 2005 (after the regularly scheduled Thursday downtime)
Arcbound Ravager is banned
Disciple of the Vault is banned
Artifact lands are banned (Ancient Den, Great Furnace, Seat of the Synod, Tree of Tales, Vault of Whispers, Darksteel Citadel)
Trinisphere is restricted
Skullclamp is banned
On October 20, 2005 cards from all starter-level card sets -- Portal, Portal Second Age, Portal Three Kingdoms, and Starter (1999 and 2000) -- will become legal for sanctioned play in the Vintage and Legacy formats. This change makes all black-bordered and white-bordered Magic sets legal for play in the Vintage and Legacy formats. Please refer to the Oracle card reference for the official updated wordings, including card type and creature type, for all these cards.
The following changes are expected to be in the October 1, 2005 update to the Banned and Restricted Lists:
Imperial Seal is banned
Personal Tutor is restricted
Imperial Seal is restricted
For an explanation of the changes from Magic R&D, tune in to Aaron Forsythe's "Latest Developments" column on magicthegathering.com on Friday, March 4, 2005.