Quote from frankiepeanuts »Nothing will get banned. Amulet is a fast but inconsistent combo. You need 4 specific cards in order to combo turn 2. Infect can also kill turn two, are you going to ban it? Same goes for jeskai ascendancy. Amulet bloom is not going to get banned
Quote from ashtonkutcher »I've been testing the Command as a 4-off alongside 4 Skullcrack and just about every hand with exactly 2 lands (and many with 3) win by the end of the 3rd turn. oops
Quote from Cambriel »Quote from lukey52 »Also it's never going to replace serum visions. As much as we all hate having to rely on this clunky card, decks running serum visions have better things to do on turn 2 and losing the ability to have a turn 1 play that sets up your next draws doesn't seem ideal.
Flash or hardcore control decks (and with all the new spoilers I really think Esper will be one of them) would much prefer this to Serum Visions. You can pass with Spell Snare up on turn 1 (or Thoughtseize if necessary), and then hold up Remand/Leak mana turn 2 with Anticipate as a backup.
Furthermore, in the late game Anticipate is MUCH better because you can dig for an answer at instant speed. In response to whatever threat, you can Anticipate for a Mana Leak, or Cryptic Command, or Snapcaster for whatever spell you need from your graveyard. If you whiff, you're still 3 draw steps closer to turning the corner, and you run no risk of a fail-to-find like Peer Through Depths.
Quote from lukey52 »Also it's never going to replace serum visions. As much as we all hate having to rely on this clunky card, decks running serum visions have better things to do on turn 2 and losing the ability to have a turn 1 play that sets up your next draws doesn't seem ideal.
Banning Glittering Wish would not do anything to stop this deck.
I don't even believe the Wish build is so much better than the other builds.
In legacy wish would be the first card I would cut since you have better library manipulation and having jeskai ascendancy in hand is much more important so having 4 in the main is needed. With the Wish build you slow down your combo by having to use a turn to wish from the sideboard.
Banning Wish would only result in playing more dig, mulling more aggressively towards ascendancy and running alternative non-combat kill conditions like Brainfreeze and/or Grapeshot in the main.
Wish increases consistency but makes the deck slower. You can play this deck without Wish, no doubt about that.