Pre-WAR Legacy uses all the normal rules for playing ordinary Legacy. This explicitly includes using the current "London" mulligan rule. The only difference is the use of a different banned and restricted list; differences will be in boldface font for emphasis.


The following cards are banned:

  • Cards with a name originally printed in the War of the Spark expansion, or any set released at a later date (May 3, 2019).

  • 25 cards with the Card Type “Conspiracy.”

  • 9 cards that reference "playing for ante."

  • Ancestral Recall

  • Balance

  • Bazaar of Baghdad

  • Black Lotus

  • Channel

  • Chaos Orb

  • Deathrite Shaman

  • Demonic Consultation

  • Demonic Tutor

  • Dig Through Time

  • Earthcraft

  • Falling Star

  • Fastbond

  • Flash

  • Frantic Search

  • Gitaxian Probe

  • Goblin Recruiter

  • Gush

  • Hermit Druid

  • Imperial Seal

  • Library of Alexandria

  • Mana Crypt

  • Mana Drain

  • Mana Vault

  • Memory Jar

  • Mental Misstep

  • Mind Twist

  • Mind’s Desire

  • Mishra’s Workshop

  • Mox Emerald

  • Mox Jet

  • Mox Pearl

  • Mox Ruby

  • Mox Sapphire

  • Mystical Tutor

  • Necropotence

  • Oath of Druids

  • Sensei's Divining Top

  • Shahrazad

  • Skullclamp

  • Sol Ring

  • Strip Mine

  • Survival of the Fittest

  • Time Vault

  • Time Walk

  • Timetwister

  • Tinker

  • Tolarian Academy

  • Treasure Cruise

  • Vampiric Tutor

  • Wheel of Fortune

  • Windfall

  • Yawgmoth's Bargain

  • Yawgmoth's Will


For ease of reference, the ten most recent sets that added cards to the format (i.e.: Legacy-legal sets preceding War of the Spark and having original printings) are as follows:

  • Ravinca Allegiance (RNA)

  • Game Night (GNT)

  • Guilds of Ravinca (GRN)

  • Commander 2018

  • Core Set 2019 (M19)

  • Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling (GS1)

  • Battlebond (BBD)

  • Dominaria (DOM)

  • Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)

  • Ixalan (XLN)