Quote from Melkor »oh man, I'm so glad I don't play that format 'port your recently rotated Standard decks over!' they said. just not the ones that were actually excellent. if you want to play the cards that were powerful and exciting in Standard, go play Modern. it probably won't do well, but I wouldn't want to buy into a deck that could put up results in Pioneer, that's for sure. if you can't play a top tier deck in either format, might as well play the one that lets you use CopyCat
Quote from traderjoe »What the opinion on Carthic Reunion? Is it enough to keep the deck serviceable?
Quote from user-11102155 »actually this feels so random.
i can understand the banning of leyline and the cat, but oath of nissa and now veil of summer ?
you really have to question if these bannings solve "problematic" decks. i even question if the decks are really that problematic. the format is so new and it had not really a chance to evolve. sorry to say this, but the magic community is slow in adopting. for 1 creative person that can build decks you get 99 people that can only copy decklists of others. if they win, they keep playn the deck.
while i think veil of summer is more powerful than oath of nissa, it is also a niche card, good in just certain situations.