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"ok, my legacy mono black control deck is getting hated out by light of day..."
I am not a competative modern player so I may not be accurate here but didn't the banned list just take out like two thirds of the top eight decks with all of six cards? Not that I'm necessarily against it as it seemed some ppl in a youtube video I saw yesterday were describing just how crappy it is to be infected to death turn two. I wonder if they will have to do this again when modern 2.0 comes up with other ways to achieve turn two kills without cards from the banned list?
How sad, I was about to get into the format too!
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Without GSZ, the deck I have been working on since July, that actually had a good matchup with Zoo, and decent with Post and Twin, is dead. There is no way for me to smooth out bad draws fast enough to get a reliable t4 win. I ran ONE Dryad Arbor as a back up if I get screwed. The card was really to grab needed combo pieces, and now there is no way. Chord of Calling is too slow, Shaman is too fragile, and Pod needs to be built around. If I had wanted to play a Pod deck, I would have played a Pod deck. Now I think I will just leave the format. Wizards has proven twice now that they want to make this format all about turning creatures sideways, and has no interest in a genuinely balanced and varried format. If that is the case, then I will leave before I waste more money and time.
Ignorance at it's best. Banning those 6 cards opened up control for the format, as well as midrange. With martyr.dec suddenly becoming viable, you have a safety valve on zoo getting out of control. Splintertwin is still intact, it just lost card filtering. People have already stuck the twin package into other decks, so it's not impossible to imagine people fusing splintertwin with a backup gameplan (it's already been done with living end and pyro ascension).Let's also mention the fact that LD just became a solid gameplan for just about every matchup save Zoo. Kavu Justice and Grixis LD control are both archetype hosers, though kavu justice is going to lose a bit of sideboard slots with the loss of GSZ.All of the bannings are fine, IMO. The only issue I have is the fact that ancestral vision and/or jace TMS stayed banned. Clearly, they still want control to fight hard for a solid swiss record, and I think it's the right approach, if not a little overcautious.
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Very good move, GSZ is a little odd, but I guess they don't want zoo being the best aggro deck and control deck by tutoring up hate bears.
I'm not sure why we lost Green Sun's Zenith but I'm actually pretty happy about Cloudpost getting the ban hammer. I sold off my playset of Vesuva and Primeval Titan a few days ago, so I actually made a good choice.It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the format pans out now. With Cloudpost dead control stands a chance and we lost storm and infect. I think Splinter Twin will take over as the new boogieman of the format with Zoo being the other really solid contender. I'm not very impressed with Affinity at the moment.
I will believe it when I see it. Okay, Razorgore the insulting hath said it, and it shall be true. In the comming months we will see the tryumphant rise of Martyr.dec, and LD as major players. Prepare your SB accordingly!
What is the format now?SwathstormDragonstormPyromancer's Ascension12 PostInfectSplinter Twin [its pretty much now a U/R Control list with Twin as the win con]Zoo [Now top dog.]Affinity-Red [Yep.]Meta got shook up hard.What were getting:Dedicated Control now stands a chance [U/W - U/B]Aggro-Control [Merfolk, primarily]WotC is slowly crafting the format to escape from the T4 Death Zone.
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I suppose that is why they banned ponder and preordain too, because the combo decks that use them could just ignore the opponent until it was time to go off. Now those same decks have to play more control to buy time until they can go off. I still don't agree with those decisions though, and I would have much rather they just banned Splinter Twin and Pyromancer's Ascension.
We never even had a chance to metagame. Cloudpost, imo, should still be legal. Ban emrykal. He is what broke that deck.
I loved the part where they banned cards when they had one of the most diverse t8s ever at a PT.
Eight combo decks is pretty clearly not diverse.
Eight combo decks is pretty clearly not diverse.Except by definition, you're pretty much spot on.Although it was seven decks total.Oh, and they weren't all combo.So there's all that I suppose.
Eight combo decks is pretty clearly not diverse.Except by definition, you're pretty much spot on.Although it was seven decks total.Oh, and they weren't all combo.So there's all that I suppose. Come off it, Islands. A top 8 of 6 combo decks and 2 aggro decks is not actually diversity and you know that. Yes, some of the combo decks were different. No, that's not particularly meaningful.
I understand blazing shoal, but COME ON.12post sucked. It in no way needed to be banned, it was just a bad deck.preordain and ponder: these guys aren't banned in legacy, the format with tons of comboes and storm decks. Banning them here is just nuts.GSZ getting banned is just nuts. How did it break the format exactly?In conclusion, WOTC is taking the banhammer to anything people are too lazy to sideboard ensnaring bridge or chalice of the void for.On the bright side, with the mandatory slaying of 12post, control might have a chance, and I hope it does, because the meta now is going to be nothing but control and aggro.
Again, it's only diverse by the definition.We had months of 6-7 Caw decks in T2 without bannings. That is a lack of diversity.
I'm literally frothing at the mouth mad right now.
they have managed to literally ban 2 of the 4 decks i have in modern and neutered another one mostly >.<
and A green combo deck i was working on using genesis wave and GSZ, since one of the 2 are now not viable, its gonna be ALOT harder because honestly, chord of calling is terrible and i really don't want to use it.not only did they manage to kick most of my decks into a corner, they managed to Keep Aggro just fine on top, and STILL not let control get better because theres still twin keeping afloat just fine and that deck stomps control like nobodies business.Also Zoo is stupidly powerful in this format, and i know they won't touch it because they love when the metagame is turn stuff sideways and win.I'm guess i'm stuck with Deathcloud Rock now to see if i can get it viable. also i'll attempt to put martyr.dec together again and see how it does, but really, thats just not fair to me.
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Can I go rank everybody I think is mafia with 1 star?