Monday, February 22, 2016

What should be banned? Eldrazi Temple or Eye of Ugin?

Hi Everyone!
I hope you read my earlier articles on the merits of banning both Eldrazi Temple and Eye of Ugin. The real question is what's actually going to happen.

Without taking an exhaustive look into the history of Modern we look and see what's been banned.

Birthing Pod
Pod was banned in Modern a while ago now. Was it as dominant as Eldrazi? Nope.

Splinter Twin
Twin was banned before Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch. Was it as dominant as even Pod? Nope.

So we've established that Wizards will ban cards that consistently see success in large tournaments.

Yeah, Yeah, so what's getting banned in Modern? Temple or Eye.

I believe the answer to be both.

Look at the Treasure Cruise ban. Dig Through Time was preemptively banned because people said "it will just take Cruises place. Maybe it would have but they made the case that there's not a lot of difference between one and two mana in Modern.

The eldrazi deck wins due to fast mana. Without fast mana it's not as good, in fact, probably not playable in Modern.

Let's wait and see.

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