Jawa Format Banned List Updated!

The Jawa Council, a.k.a. corran, Wokling and TacoBill, have recently convened and decided on an updated banned list for the alternative format. The Jawa Format is a Gemp-enabled format (i.e., you can filter Deck Builder to only include allowed cards, you can join specific games/leagues for it, etc.) where the “top of the power curve” is eliminated. Generally, the decks/cards at the top of the power curve are dictated by popularity and performance at recent major events.

The first iteration of the Jawa Format was created in late 2019, and was dictated by the most common objectives at the 2019 World Championships, which were held in Bochum, Germany. In May 2020, the format was again refreshed in light of several tweaks/edits to existing virtual cards that occurred in December 2019 and March 2020. Now, subsequent to Worlds 2020, a new Jawa Banned List has been generated!

A formal-yet-low-stakes event will be announced in the near future, similar to the Jawa Cup that spanned November 2019 – February 2020 and the Boonta Eve Jawa Brawl that spanned May 2020 – June 2020. The Jawa Cup was a six-game Swiss event that cut to a Top 8, who then played match-play to determine the winner (jayjaydee). The Boonta Eve Jawa Brawl was a 12-game Online Championship Series-style event that spanned 45 days and the player with the best record and best strength-of-schedule was crowned the winner (TwelveAnd0).

Be sure to update your Jawa Format decklists for the new bans and get going today on casual and league play for Jawa!
Jawa Banned Cards:

Jawa “3.0”

Dark Side

  • ISB Operations
  • Carbon Chamber Testing
  • Hunt Down and Destroy the Jedi (V)
  • Force Push (V)

Light Side

  • They Have No Idea We’re Coming
  • He Is The Chosen One
  • The Galaxy May Need a Legend
  • Wokling (V)
  • Rescue in the Clouds (V)

Jawa “2.0”

Dark Side

  • Imperial Entanglements
  • ISB Operations
  • Court of the Vile Gangster
  • Hunt Down and Destroy the Jedi
  • Agents of Black Sun

Light Side

  • Echo Base Operations
  • The Galaxy May Need a Legend
  • They Have No Idea We’re Coming
  • Yavin 4: Massassi Throne Room
  • He Is The Chosen One

Jawa “1.0”

Dark Side

  • Ralltiir Operations (V)
  • Agents of Black Sun
  • Court of the Vile Gangster
  • I Want That Map

Light Side

  • Old Allies
  • Yavin 4: Massassi Throne Room
  • Like My Father Before Me
  • Diplomatic Mission to Alderaan
  • The Galaxy May Need A Legend
  • They Have No Idea We’re Coming