Bannings are quickly becoming the norm at WotC for Magic: The Gathering, but usually they wait till after the set has been out more than only few days. In this case of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, WotC came right out of the gates and added a few newly released cards to their Banned and Restricted Lists:
- Drannith Magistrate and Winota, Joiner of Forces are banned in the Brawl format.
- Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Zirda, the Dawnwalker are banned in the Legacy format.
- Lurrus of the Dream-Den is banned in the Vintage format.
This is one of a few gaffes WotC has made with Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (see "WotC Will Pull 'Spacegodzilla, Death Corona' Card from Reprints of Upcoming 'Magic' Set").