The most recent updates to the Banned & Restricted list has just been announced and it’s safe to say that things are about to get really interesting in Modern.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle is Unbanned.

Burning Wish is Unrestricted.

Erik Lauer, one of the lead Magic developers, explains the unbanning of Valakut:

Recent Modern tournaments have been diverse, with no deck dominating the metagame. Since Modern is a non-rotating format, banned cards never rotate out. The DCI is unbanning a card to see how that affects the format.

For Erik Lauer’s complete explanation on the B&R changes, click here!