Quote from Aazadan »
Really? 4 Surgical Extraction mainboard was becoming common in every deck, not just to stop Hogaak, but because it's a good answer to opposing Surgicals since everyone was running them anyways.
That deck won a big event recently, the consensus afterwards was that it didn't run enough GY hate.
Same event, same top 8, while none were MB that's a burn deck with 6 pieces of GY hate.
5 pieces, with an extra way to tutor for a piece MB, so effectively 6.
4 main, 4 side.
6 was the standard during week 2 of Hogaak, it was creeping up in week 3. And that's in addition to other cards being sideboarded just for it.
mainboarding 4 pieces of GY hate and having another 6 to 8 in the SB
And yes, it's possible it may have been less of an issue given a few more weeks... like I said before, this was a ban after 3 weeks which is unheard of, and something I'm not a fan of in general (should give the meta 3 to 6 months to adapt in most cases), but I think this was a perfect storm of a very good deck, little time to innovate (especially publicly), plus an upcoming high profile tournament where they wanted to show diversity, not dominance.
Quote from BloodyRabbit_01 »I already said so, but imho Twin wouldn’t even be a Tier in the current Modern. Force of Negation, Fatal Push, the general power level going up.