stille_nacht wrote: ↑
9 months ago
So... what do we think the meta is going to shake out as going forward? Looks like right now we're in the normal period where blitz//etron//aggro overperform, but what new opportunities exist in this meta?
I'm interested in how Uro decks look going forward; it seemed like the most busted 3 drop in the meta, but maybe it isn't as warping as I suspected?
GR seems poised to surge whenever people figure out (or perhaps dont) how to deal with blitz again.
I remember Grixis urza was doing well pre-IKO, and its still intact from that period.
The biggest thing is: it doesn't matter. Data we have is spotty and incomplete, influenced heavily by a meta that is not competitively focused due to 100% lack of GPs and PTs (no online event will come close to the significance of these).
So it's a whirlwind of random people playing whatever they want, with no clear picture of the format. Which is exactly what Wizards wants.
Uro is still just as strong, GR is abysmal to play against, Rx Prowess/Burn are amazing, and you can certainly still play Urza decks if you want, especially if with Uro!
The Fluff wrote: ↑
9 months ago
oh, I see. Apologies then. Well, my post that you quoted was talking about wotc never unbanning twin .. so I assumed it's the stance you're asking about.
wotc stance? uh.. oh... I would have to pass. They changed it or not, I don't care at this point. What matters is our playgroup has decks we can enjoy and play with. The only problem we have over here is the worsening situation with corona.
It had more to do with their "why." If their stance was they didn't want that kind of deck, they just told us in the last B&R that the very same kind of deck (namely Inverter) was A-OK. So the disconnect is jarring, not even just from Twin, but looking to Saheeli. It's baffling the blatant contradictions of decisions made 8 months apart. I know it feels like an eternity, but Felidar Guardian was banned just last November...
That's definitely nice you have a playgroup to jam with. There are pockets here, but most competitive Modern players (the ones I prefer to play with) have moved on to other things. Partially due to the state of the game, but mostly because lack of sanctioned matches absolutely kills desire to play. If we just play locally/internet video, it's exclusively Commander or some other casual format. The many of us agree that the gameplay patterns by most of the top decks in Modern is frequently fairly bad and uninteresting to actually just play it for fun.