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Current DCI Modern Banned List
Big Update for this most recent announcement:
Second Sunrise is banned.
To summarize Wizards' position, they feel they have banned cards that give decks the ability to either win or be in a controlling position by turn 3.
These cards fall in that list:
Glimpse of Nature
Seat of the Synod
Sword of the Meek
Tree of Tales
Vault of Whispers
The other main category of cards exist because they make decks too consistant/reliable and thus hamper the deck diversity of the metagame. I think these cards are the best candidates for an unbanning.
Green Sun's Zenith
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Rite of Flame
Then there are cards which wizards currently feels were mistakes or were never really tested in eternal formats.
I realize Jace/Stoneforge could possibly be here depending on your point of view.
Made games last too long:
Sensei's Divining Top
Community Cup Announcement with the Initial Ban List.
1st Banned List change with explanations
2nd Banned List change with explanations
3rd Banned List change with explanations
Removal of Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Addition of Bloodbraid Elf and Seething Song
Addition of Second Sunrise
9/20/12 and 6/20/12