Why Is Gifts Ungiven Banned In EDH?

EDH stands for Elder Dragon Highlander. It’s a variant of “Magic: The Gathering” that provides a format where players construct 100-card decks, with each card except basic lands appearing no more than once. This is a multi-player game where four people can play together. This game can also be played 1-on-1. 

Gifts ungiven is banned in EDH because it creates card advantages for the player which makes it more dangerous. Moreover, it requires less work to make good gift piles than intuition piles. Another key advantage of gifts ungiven is; it tutors 4 cards instead of three.      

Banned List Of EDH

You have to play this game with Vintage legal cards. You have to remember that cards are legal as of their set’s prerelease. Some cards are on the official banned list for this game. They are:

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1. Ancestral Recall

2. Balance

3. Biorhythm

4. Black Lotus

5. Braids, Cabal Minion

6. Coalition Victory

7. Channel

8. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

9. Erayo, Soratami Ascendant

10. Fastbond

11. Gifts Ungiven

12. Griselbrand

13. Karakas

14. Leovold, Emissary of Trest

15. Library of Alexandria

16. Limited Resources

17. Mox Sapphire, Ruby, Pearl, Emerald, and Jet

18. Painter’s Servant

19. Panoptic Mirror

20. Primeval Titan

21. Prophet of Kruphix

22. Recurring Nightmare

23. Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

24. Shahrazad

25. Sway of the Stars

26. Sundering Titan

27. Sylvan Primordial

28. Time Vault

29. Time Walk

30. Tinker

31. Tolarian Academy

32. Trade Secrets

33. Upheaval

34. Worldfire

35. Yawgmoth’s Bargain

10 Best Commander Legends Reprints

1. Scroll Rack

2. Vampiric Tutor

3. Tymna the Weaver

4. Rings of Brighthearth

5. Mana Drain

6. Staff of Domination

7. Thrasios, Triton Hero

8. Xenagos, God of Revels

9. Arcane Signet

10. Command Beacon

10 Best Commander Legends Cards

1. Jeweled Lotus

2. Opposition Agent

3. Sakashima of a Thousand Faces

4. Akroma’s Will

5. Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant

6. Hullbreacher

7. Kodama of the East Tree

8. Araumi of the Dead Tide

9. Wheel of Misfortune

10. New Check Land Cycle

List Of Commander Sets

Commander 2011

Magic: The Gathering Commander was first released on June 17, 2011. This version consists of five pre-constructed decks and each deck contains three foil oversized legendary creature cards.

1. Heavenly Inferno: white/black/red, commanded by Kaalia of the Vast

2. Mirror Mastery: blue/red/green, commanded by Riku of Two Reflections

3. Counterpunch: black/green/white, commanded by Ghave, Guru of Spores

4. Political Puppets: red/white/blue, commanded by Zedruu the Greathearted

5. Devour for Power: green/blue/black, commanded by The Mimeoplasm

Commander’s Arsenal

This deck contains 18 premium foil cards, 10 oversized premium foil cards, card sleeves, a life counter, and tokens for keeping track of in-game effects. This set was released on November 2, 2012.

Commander 2013

It was released on November 1, 2013. It comes with five new pre-constructed decks. A total of 51 new cards were printed for Commander 2013.

1. Evasive Maneuvers: green/white/blue, commanded by Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

2. Eternal Bargain: white/blue/black, commanded by Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

3. Mind Seize: blue/black/red, commanded by Jeleva, Nephalia’s Scourge

4. Power Hungry: black/red/green, commanded by Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

5. Nature of the Beast: red/green/white, commanded by Marath, Will of the Wild

Commander 2014

Commander 2014 was released on November 7, 2014. It also includes five new pre-constructed decks with five colors. A total of 61 cards were printed for Commander 2014.

1. Forged In Stone: white, commanded by Nahiri, the Lithomancer

2. Peer Through Time: blue, commanded by Teferi, Temporal Archmage

3. Sworn To Darkness: black, commanded by Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath

4. Built From Scratch: red, commanded by Daretti, Scrap Savant

5. Guided By Nature: green, commanded by Freyalise, Llanowar’s Fury

Commander 2015

Commander 2015 was released on November 10, 2015. 5 new pre-constructed decks were introduced in this version. A total of 55 new cards were printed, including new commanders that utilized “experience counters” to grow more powerful as the game progressed.

1. Call the Spirits: white/black, commanded by Daxos the Returned

2. Seize Control: blue/red, commanded by Mizzix of the Izmagnus

3. Plunder the Graves: black/green, commanded by Meren of Clan Nel Toth

4. Wade into Battle: red/white, commanded by Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas

5. Swell the Host: green/blue, commanded by Ezuri

Commander 2016

Commander 2016 was released on November 11, 2016. It introduced five new pre-constructed decks, built around four-color combinations. 56 new cards were printed for this version.

1. Entropic Uprising: blue/black/red/green, commanded by Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

2. Open Hostility: black/red/green/white, commanded by Saskia the Unyielding

3. Stalwart Unity: red/green/white/blue, commanded by Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis

4. Breed Lethality: green/white/blue/black, commanded by Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice

5. Invent Superiority: white/blue/black/red, commanded by Breya, Etherium Shaper

Commander Anthology

This deck was released on June 9, 2017. It was the re-release of four pre-constructed decks, one from each of the first four years of Commander Sets.

1. Heavenly Inferno (2011): white/black/red, commanded by Kaalia of the Vast

2. Evasive Maneuvers (2013): green/white/blue, commanded by Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

3. Guided By Nature (2014): green, commanded by Freyalise, Llanowar’s Fury

4. Plunder the Graves (2015): black/green, commanded by Meren of Clan Nel Toth 

Commander 2017

It was released on August 25, 2017. In this version the Commander sets are reduced to four pre-constructed theme decks from five. It is the tribal set and each set focuses on one creature type.

1. Draconic Domination: all five colors, commanded by The Ur-Dragon

2. Feline Ferocity: green/white, commanded by Arahbo, Roar of the World

3. Vampiric Bloodlust: red/white/black, commanded by Edgar Markov

4. Arcane Wizardry: blue/black/red, commanded by Inalla, Archmage Ritualist

Commander Anthology Volume 2

This card deck was announced on February 14, 2018 and released on June 8, 2018. It contains the following decks:

1. Devour for Power (2011): green/blue/black, commanded by The Mimeoplasm

2. Built from Scratch (2014): red, commanded by Daretti, Scrap Savant

3. Wade into Battle (2015): red/white, commanded by Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas

4. Breed Lethality (2016): green/white/blue/black, commanded by Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice

Commander 2018

This version was released on August 10, 2018 and it contains the following decks:

1. Exquisite Invention: blue/red, commanded by Saheeli, the Gifted

2. Subjective Reality: white/blue/black, commanded by Aminatou, the Fateshifter

3. Nature’s Vengeance: black/red/green, commanded by Lord Windgrace

4. Adaptive Enchantment: white/blue/green, commanded by Estrid, the Masked

Commander 2019

It was announced on February 21, 2019 and released on August 23, 2019. It contains:

1. Faceless Menace: blue/green/black, commanded by Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer

2. Mystic Intellect: red/blue/white, commanded by Sevinne, the Chronoclasm

3. Primal Genesis: red/green/white, commanded by Ghired, Conclave Exile

4. Merciless Rage: red/black, commanded by Anje Falkenrath

Commander 2020

Commander 2020 was released on May 15, 2020. It contains the following Decks:

1. Timeless Wisdom: blue/red/white, commanded by Gavi, Nest Warden

2. Symbiotic Swarm: white/black/green, commanded by Kathril, Aspect Warper

3. Enhanced Evolution: black/green/blue, commanded by Otrimi, the Ever-Playful

4. Arcane Maelstrom: green/blue/red, commanded by Kalamax, the Stormsire

5. Ruthless Regiment: red/white/black, commanded by Jirina Kudro

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