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Oko Banned in Brawl

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By: andreliverod - 05 Nov 2019

Oko, Thief of Crowns Banned in Brawl

Players can now enjoy Brawl again with the legendary Elk Commander gone. The ban means that he is banned as a Commander and as part of your deck! There are no wildcard refunds for this ban.


The announcement comes right before the Wednesday MTG Arena event that starts 6th November, no more instant concessions from players feeling they had no chance against Oko or did not want to bother with having their Commander turn into an elk.

Our legality engine has already chewed through all User decks and all public Brawl decks with Oko has now been hidden away, Explore the Elk free Meta game here: Brawl Metagame

Or browse all the Elk free Brawl DeckHub

Below is the full announcement from Wizards:



MTG Arena Effective Date: November 5, 2019


  • Oko, Thief of Crowns is banned.

This includes using Oko, Thief of Crowns as your commander or as part of your deck. As a general reminder, Direct Challenge outside of Tournament Mode does not enforce card bans.


Players who have Oko, Thief of Crowns as part of their in-game collection on MTG Arena prior to this announcement will not be receiving Wildcards as part of this update. Oko, Thief of Crowns is still playable in all other formats and events.


Players will need to restart their client at any point before the start of Wednesday Brawl on November 6, 2019 at 8 a.m. PT for Brawl decks containing Oko, Thief of Crowns to appear unplayable. Otherwise, players will not see that their deck is invalid until they hit “Play” (which will cause an “Invalid Deck” error message to appear).

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André Liverød Founder and CEO of AetherHub.com, techie, senior IT Network consultant, web dev, and MTG enthusiast. Likes to play with fire. You can follow André on Twitter.

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A bit strange to not even communicate the banning in an actual ban post, like yesterday's Pioneer one... It's almost as if WotC doesn't think that Brawl is a real format :^)
yeh hes kinda like a sorcerers spy glass in brawl....
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