Sunday, January 24, 2016

Linear strategy vs Interaction in Modern

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to take a minute today to write about how Modern is unique to the non-rotating formats. There are many decks that have very powerful linear strategies and relatively weak interaction.

Many strategies (think storm) can win on turn 3 much of the time (yeah, more of Storm will get banned eventually) and there's not a lot of interaction that can stop a run for a win that early.

Seriously, what do we have to stop a storm player from going off on turn 3 with Pyromancer Ascension out? There are cards but not a ton and you have to have already played them, there's not a good way to interact.

The best interactive spell in the format is probably Remand and it's not Counterspell or Force of Will. Modern would be a much better format if a lot of the good interactive spells from back in the earlier days of Magic were reprinted.

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