As we approach the upcoming Pro Tour in Valencia, featuring the burgeoning Modern format, Wizards has decided to shake things up with a slew of changes outlined in their February Banned & Restricted List announcement.

The update features the banning of [card]Deathrite Shaman[/card] as well as the removal of both [card]Bitterblossom[/card] and [card]Wild Nacatl[/card] from the Banned List. These changes are geared towards helping foster diversity in the format and should lead to some exciting innovations at the next Pro Tour.