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Legal / Ban List for Team Bayformers events

This page details cards allowed and banned by default in Team Bayformers events. Individual events may include or ban cards outside of this list. Please see individual event details to determine what is legal or banned.

Legal: Default Sets

The following table features official and community content that receives default support for all gaming events hosted by Team Bayformers.

Creative TeamReleasesFocus
Hasbro/ Wizards of the CoastAll official releasescasual, competitive
Team BayformersWorld|Strike, Team Bayformers 1C Open cardscasual, competitive
Turbo Revving Old PunksPhase One 1|2, Monster Menagerie 1|2casual
Legendary VoidThe Galactic Odyssey (Primus only)party, casual

Provisionally Legal: Supported Sets

The following table features community content that is often featured in Team Bayformers events, and is due to receive default support pending either active harmonization efforts or an official release.

Creative TeamReleasesFocus
Team BayformersWaste|Lands (currently in Public Beta)casual, competitive
The ArkThe Ark Wave Onecasual, competitive

House Rules

Team Bayformers has the following house rules in effect for all events (unless otherwise specified). These rules may conflict with rulings and events elsewhere in the Transformers TCG community.

Belligerence / End Hostilities

Until Aequitas provides more clarity to the interaction between Belligerence and End Hostilities, Team Bayformers chooses Technomagus’s interpretation that both cards provide replacement effects that cancel each other out.

Black battle icons

Each black battle icon flipped by an attacking player provides Pierce 1 to the attacking character until end of battle. This is as opposed to the official rules, where they provide Pierce 1 until end of turn. This removes a major inconsistency in battle icon mechanics and brings black battle icons in line with other battle icon colors. Aequitas rulings and established Transformers TCG rules here are irrelevant. This is a conscious choice by Team Bayformers (with input from players) to improve gameplay.

Banned: WotC Ban List

The default WotC ban list is permanently in effect for all events (unless otherwise specified).

Banned: Team Bayformers Ban List

Four character cards and four battle cards from the core game are permanently banned for all events (unless otherwise specified).

One battle card from the core game is temporarily banned while its replacement, the 1C Open Card Mecha Star, is being tested.

Banned: Any Card in an Event-specific Garrus-9 List

Be aware that many Team Bayformers’ events are run under their official competitive format: Garrus-9. In the Garrus-9 format, events feature a rotating, temporary ban list.

Before each Garrus-9 event, a number of cards are banned that either frequently appear in decks or are linchpins for high-placing decks in the meta. These bans last for one or more events. Once their time in the Garrus-9 list is over, their imminent return is loudly broadcast in Team Bayformers channels before the event of their return.

Occasionally, Garrus-9 lists include more generic rules. When present, a “probation” rule prohibits a type of card or limits their gameplay.

Watch List

Cards on an official watch list are exactly that – being observed for potential negative effects in gameplay, the meta, and future card design. A card can remain on a watch list indefinitely or until a certain time. Cards that do not pass evaluation while on a watch list may be banned, have their watch periods extended, or be removed from the list.

Only one battle card is currently being watched: