True, but at the same time, being a creature makes it easier to recur.Serpent_Steve wrote: ↑4 months agoI mean the one difference here is that Nyxbloom Ancient is a creature (and only a 5/5 for 7 mana) which makes it a hell of a lot easier to remove a creature than a natural enchantment.
I think this is a low-floor, high-ceiling card like Prophet of Kruphix: sometimes you will have nothing worthy where to spend all that mana on, or it will be destroyed on sight and the table will barely acknowledge it was ever played; other times it will do absurdly crazy things and wreck the game if left unchecked. Thus, I find it hard to evaluate its impact in Commander without seeing it in action first. I predict people will get butt-crazy for it at first and slot it in every green deck they possess. Then, with time, they will realize the card too often paints a huge red target on their head or gets removed too fast without ever getting the chance to shine. Therefore, it will not be worth the risk it and will gradually start being cut from people's decks.
Or maybe I'm completely wrong, the card will indeed become too problematic for the format, with people copying it and recurring it ad infinitum, and end up being banned. But I doubt it. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is more anti-social, and in my opinion more dangerous, than Nyxbloom Ancient, and it has never been banned. And unlike the Ancient, Vorinclex creates a short-term impact on the opponents' resources if they try to remove it.