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In other news, am I the only Dredgevine player that is incredibly angry with the new Commander set? Like seriously. Why is it WotC doesn't make the new cards in these sets Modern legal as well as Legacy/Vintage legal? It would enable them to print some powerful cards for Modern without them having to worry about them having to go through Standard. The reason I bring this up is Scourge of Nel Toth. Screw Gurmag Angler, this dragon is your giant zombie of choice now! But sadly no. This thing isn't Modern legal, and I want to smack WotC for teasing me like this.
Glad to have you back. To answer your question, I think not making Commander-Sets Modern legal enables WotC to print some really bonkers cards, and in the end that's what everyone loves about the archetype. If you have to consider for every card in every new set not only how it fits into the current format, but also how another, completely different one will react to it you will probably end up with something that feels very awkward and clunky. That said, I agree with you wholeheartedly. I'd smash the Scourge in my deck this very instant if I was allowed to...
Mortify is another real option if you are looking for versatility. Utter end hits PW though and that can be very relevant against Tron. Typically Tron can't handle the speed of the combo but its not always a bad idea to have a back up plan.
Hey guys, How again do we not die horribly to a side-boarded Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace? since they are replacement effects and both blood artist and cutthroat resolve on creatures hitting graveyards, kinda like legacy/vintage helm of obedience combo. since i am seeing sideboards without enchantment removal.