Retro Revised Type 0


Type 0 was originally invented somewhere in 96 or something like that, and it is a magic deck format to allow use of non-tournament cards. It is also designated so that multi-color is supported via allowing multilands and banning worst anti-multicolor land hosers like Blood Moon.

As new magic expansions became available type 0 fell behind as there was no people updating the lists. However, on Winter 99 I started to arrange retro MtG tournaments, and as the type 1.5 format soon become dull and dominated by lightning bolts, the old type 0 was rediscovered. The card list was updated to include weatherlight, too, and all newer expansions were banned because a) they were not used in retro-tournaments and b) there would be too much to ban.

Latest modifications

On 28.1.2006, following banned cards might be unbanned:

And these cards might get banned:

On 26.4.2004 the list was modified as follows:

BANNED: Glacial Chasm

ALLOWED: Doomsday, Angelic Voices, Gossamer Chains, Bounty of the Hunt

On 27.8.2000 the list was modified as follows:

BANNED: Sewer Rat, Infernal Darkness, Drain Life


On 12.4.2000 the list was modified as follows:

BANNED: Serrated Arrows, Jolrael's Centaur, Sylvan Library, Thawing Glacier, Quirion Ranger, Rogue Elephant, Desertion

ALLOWED: Gwendlyn di Corci, Phelddagrif, Morinfen, Gallowbraid, Final Fortune

These modifications are already marked to list.

Retro Type 0 Banned List

NOTE: All expansions from Tempest and onward are BANNED, including cards in 5th and 6th edition which originally appeared in post-weatherlight expansion.

Unless noted otherwise, all card types are limited to 4 of each in deck, including sideboard. The only exception is basic lands, including snow-covered ones, which are not limited.


BLACK: Bad Moon, Chains of Mephistopheles, Choking Sands, Contagion, Contract from Below, Dark Banishing, Dark Ritual, Darkpact, Demonic Attorney, Demonic Tutor, Drain Life, Fallen Askari, Hymn to Tourach, Hypnotic Spectre, Icequake, Infernal Darkness, Infernal Tribute, Juzam Djinn, Knights of Stromgald, Mind Twist, Mind Warp, Necropotence, Nekrataal, Nether Void, Order of the Ebon Hand, Sengir Vampire, Sewer Rats, Sinkhole, Stupor, Terror, The Abyss, Timmerian Fiends, Tombstone Stairwell, Underworld Dreams, Vampiric Tutor

BLUE: Ancestral Recall, Arcane Denial, Binding Grasp, Braingeyser, Control Magic, Copy Artifact, Counterspell, Desertion, Dissipate, Force of Will, Mana Drain, Man-o-War, Power Sink, Psionic Blast, Serendib Efreeti, Stasis, Time Walk, Timetwister, Waterspout Djinn

GREEN: Armor of Thorns, Berserk, Call of the Wild, Channel, Drop of Honey, Erhnam Djinn, Eureka, Fastbond, Fyndhorn Elves, Giant Growth, Ice Storm, Jolrael's Centaur, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Sentinel, Lhurgoyf, Maro, Nature's Resurgence, Primal Order, Quirion Ranger, Rebirth, Regrowth, River Boa, Rogue Elephant, Sylvan Library, Thermokarst, Tinder Wall, Uktabi Efreet, Uktabi Orangutan, Yavimaya Ants

RED: Ali from Cairo, Balduvian Horde, Ball Lightning, Blood Lust, Blood Moon, Chain Lightning, Disintegrate, Dwarven Miner, Earthquake, Falling Star, Fireball, Fireblast, Fork, Goblin Grenade, Hammer of Bogardan, Incinerate, Jokulhaups, Kaervek's Torch, Kird Ape, Lava Burst, Lava Hounds, Lightning Bolt, Orcish Lumberjack, Orcish Settlers, Pillage, Pyrokinesis, Sedge Troll, Suq'Ata Lancer, Tempest Efreet, Thunderbolt, Viashino Sandstalker, Wheel of Fortune, Ydwen Efreet

WHITE: Armageddon, Aura of Silence, Balance, Crusade, Disenchant, Divine Intervention, Empyreal Armor, Enduring Renewal, Enlightened Tutor, Exile, Jihad, Land Tax, Moat, Order of Leitbur, Order of the White Shield, Peacekeeper, Sacred Mesa, Savannah Lions, Serra Angel, Shahrazad, Swords to Plowshares, Wrath of God

GOLD: Cadaverous Bloom, Squandered Resources, Stormbind

ARTIFACTS: Amulet of Quoz, Black Lotus, Black Vise, Bronze Tablet, Bubble Matrix, Chaos Orb, Disrupting Scepter, Forcefield, Gauntlet of Might, Icy Manipulator, Ivory Tower, Jayemdae Tome, Jester's Cap, Jeweled Bird, Juggernaut, Mana Crypt, Mirror Universe, Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Nevinyrral's Disk, Phyrexian War Beast, Serrated Arrows, Snake Basket, Sol Ring, Winter Orb, Zuran Orb

LAND: Glacial Chasm, Kjeldoran Outpost, Library of Alexandria, Maze of Ith, Mishra's Factory, Mishra's Workshop, Strip Mine, Thawing Glacier