After loads of complaints, they have finally banned Nexus of Fate from casual ranked play from the sounds of it there is a group out there not to happy about this the card was way overpowered and pretty much guaranteed top ranking in short order the card is not banned from tradition ranked BO3 matches at least not yet seems to overpowered is to overpowering no matter where it played to me.
1. Is a card “too powerful”?
When it comes to determining the overall power level of a deck, there are a lot of data points we can take into consideration. We can look at the metagame and see whether it’s stagnated due to a dominant strategy, or if there is diversity in the deck archetypes people are playing. We can also look a deck’s win rate, and how other decks in the format fair when matched against it. And if either of those scenarios appears to show an issue, we try to identify which card(s) may be pushing the deck beyond format-healthy power levels.
2. Is the card disrupting normal play?
This is, admittedly, a rather subjective criterion and is one of the reasons why we’ve thought long and hard about how we wanted to address Nexus of Fate. This isn’t the first time we’ve taken into consideration the disruption of normal play when it came to determining whether a card warranted a ban: the Eggs deck is probably the most prolific example of this, but we’ve also seen it play a factor in the more recent bannings of Aetherworks Marvel and Krark-Clan Ironworks. As anyone who’s been looped by a Nexus of Fate can attest, the card can easily and significantly disrupt the normal play.
here is the announcement about the update on this from yesterday
Banned and Restricted Announcement
- Nexus of Fate is now banned in Arena Standard (best-of-one) formats: Play, Ranked, and Constructed Event.
- It is not banned in Traditional (best-of-three) formats.
- Player’s currently in a Constructed event with a deck with Nexus of Fate will be allowed to finish their course with Nexus in their decks.
- Known Issue: Players who enter a Traditional Constructed (best-of-three) event using a deck with Nexus of Fate will see an “Invalid Deck” warning. This is a visual bug, and players will still be able to play in the event with the selected deck.
- Players who had Nexus of Fate as part of their collection prior to this announcement will receive one Mythic wildcard per Nexus of Fate in their collection.
- There is no in-game notification of this happening, and will only be reflected in your total Mythic Rare wildcards.
- Players may still redeem Mythic wildcards for Nexus of Fate, however, they will not receive additional Mythic wildcards if they choose to do so.
- For more information, please refer to the February 14th, 2019 MTG Arena Banned and Restricted Announcement.
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