Magic the Gathering's Alchemy Format, Created to Avoid Bans, Bans Its First Card - Grinning Ignus

Late last year, Wizards of the Coast announced their all-new digital-only format, Alchemy, and with it the goal to create a format where they'd try not to ban any cards. 7 months later, we've got our first ban.
7 months later, we've got our first ban
Today's ban and rebalance changes are going live on July 7.
Quote From Wizards In general, we will look to rebalance rather than ban in Alchemy wherever we can.
We are hoping these two changes make other creature-based decks more competitive against Food decks.
Unholy Heat Unholy Heat too easily undermines red's weakness to large creatures.
This change is meant to make high-toughness creatures stronger against red in Historic.
Adding ward 2 will make it stronger against cards like Vanishing Verse and Skyclave Apparition.
Master of Winds Master of Winds's stats were not competitive with other flying creatures at the same cost.
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Mentioned Hearthstone Cards

card illustration by Vance Kovacs
Transform a minion into a 1/1 Sheep.
There was going to be a pun in this flavor text, but it just came out baa-d.
card illustration by Ware Lee
Look at two spells. Add one to your hand or Overload: (1) to get both.
Plainsrunning will result in disqualification.
card illustration by Vance Kovacs
Transform a minion into a 1/1 Sheep.
There was going to be a pun in this flavor text, but it just came out baa-d.
card illustration by Sean O’Daniels
Return all minions to their owner's hand.
card illustration by Sean O’Daniels
Return all minions to their owner's hand.
card illustration by Ludo Lullabi
[x]Sidequest: Take no damage for a turn. Reward: Summon a 3/6 minion with Taunt.
Few quests are completed by cowering under a table.

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