Quote from Spsiegel1987 »Quote from Melkor »I could see a world where DRS comes off in the future, it's probably broken, but i really WASN'T all that impressed with it. If I wanted to throat-punch Jund any given FNM, my Tron and burn decks didn't have a meaningfully more difficult time than they do now. That said, I am in no hurry for it, and it will be a LONG time. If we see it in the next 5 years, i will be shocked. It is certainly towards the lower end of power in cards on that list, but it means very little because some of those cards are really and truly stupid. Most of the banned cards are much, MUCH stronger than it in my eyes, but there are still a good 7-9 cards I would unban before it, and with how crazy cautious they are about it.....I would unban the card in a mass unban, I don't think it would be that bad with a few others, but I don't think it will be unbanned or even seriously looked at until some of the current bigwigs leave. I am more inclined to fore them than some people, but we definitely need an actual player having a say in Modern, ideally one who actually plays Modern.
I don't mean to be rude, but if you think DRS isn't that impressive, you probably don't really know enough about the card or the archetype to have much of an opinion on it; the card is oppressively good. In fact, right now it's the primary target of a ban in legacy in the same way SDT was.
DRS will never, ever be unbanned in modern unless the power level is way off the charts more powerful years from now.
I'm not sure prismatic moon would really be good enough, on the draw it already feels like I'm behind. It wouldn't work well on Tron, it would mainly just hose Valakut but we can't afford to just have land destruction solely for that deck
That's quite the assumption on your part. You can't compare Modern and Legacy, I don't understand what part of that concept people find difficult. Modern Tron is a great deck right now, the Tron lands don't see Legacy play. Should we be worried about Monastery Mentor because that is a big deal in Eternal formats?
You are way off the mark on my knowledge of DRS, the says when it and BBE were both legal, the very height of Jund, that was when I had the most time to play. I have played with it a handful of times, and against it more times than I can count. Do you know what DRS generally did to hurt my odds against them with Tron? Squat, it did absolutely squat. It's a powerful card, but in a format full of broken things, it's no worse than half the other things I can do, ans the recent rise of big mana would hurt it badly. I do think DRS would bring Jund back up to being a real factor, but no more than that. I think the problem last time was people choosing to just pick up the 'best deck' instead of trying to beat it, not it actually being too much. I couldn't afford it for myself, so I put in the time to beat it. The format is much stronger these days. I know Wizards WON'T test it, maybe ever, but I think if they did, the card wouldn't impress them.
How we view the format is also part of it. I view it in terms of speed. Jund can't actually move super fast (for Modern) so I am more inclined to let it be good.