Quote from theonecalledrune »All this "dies to bolt" talk is silly, 90% of the format dies to bolt. And not only that, red does not even make up a majority of decks. The meta is still very diverse.
Just a short list of good three drops that die to bolt and give no immediate card advantage ive actually seen played:
Vampire nighthawk, bogart ram gang, goblin chieftan, rage forger(bff), countryside crusher, azusa, mangara, aven mindscensor, ohran viper, guttersnipe, knight of the reliquary, trygon predator, and funny enough, magus of the moon.
Are you being serious here? 99% of the cards you listed see 0 competitive play, and by competitive i mean, at least, a day 2 in a gp. The only one that actualyl sees play is mindsensor, and thats because he DOEs something when he enters, which is to deny a search thanks to flash.
And KoTR is rarely entering as a 2/2, you have no reason gift your opponent an easy bolt target, the same way you do not cast a scavenging ooze with no dudes in the Gy, or green mana open.
thats just a bad play.