Quote from cfusionpm »Turn 1 Forcing a Faithless Looting or Ancient Stirrings is going to feel SOOOO good. I don't care if it's correct or not; my body needs this.
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I don't buy the argument that Belcher suddenly becomes playable with Chrome Mox. It's still a glass-cannon deck, much like Griselbrand combo and Cheerios. These type of strategies tend to mulligan terribly and fold to commonly played sideboard effects
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I think his points stands. Modern Belcher is going to need a lot more than just Chrome Mox to become "playable." And when I say playable, I realize that everyone has a different definition. Some people believe that only UR Phoenix, Dredge, Amulet, Whir Prison, and Grixis Shadow are playable right now and I can't fault them for that line of thinking (yes, even with the 1 win that a Jund Titanshift deck did this weekend) We are talking about giving yourself the BEST chance, not just spiking a tournament with a deck that put you at a disadvantage from the start, even if you out tested all other 2,000 players at the GP.
Even though many of us assume it, I don't think Wizards has ever said explicitly that Mox Opal to be close to a banning. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong here.
But I do believe that your point also stands because Wizards seemingly does not want (and I say this loosely because honestly there isn't any proof) fast mana to be prevalent in Modern. I guess there technically is proof with Rite of Flame and Seething Song banned, but other cards are not banned. This is the most likely conclusion one can have.
My point is that you can't blame someone for questioning the line of thinking - Chrome Mox won't get unbanned because of Belcher because Belcher has no relevance in the current meta and there is some percentage of players over 0% that don't believe Belcher to potentially be a problem if Chrome Mox is unbanned. My own opinion is that I don't think it currently should be unbanned, but I think it's close. I think 5 unbannings down the line, it SHOULD come off. I just don't know if that time period is 2 years or 22 years.
Quote from ElectricEye »Why is Chrome Mox still banned?
It doesn't fit into any of the current top decks. Phoenix, Dredge, Humans, Spirits, Death's Shadow, Hardened Scales, Tron, UW control, Amulet, Rock, Jund, Burn, Whir Prison.
The only deck it fits into is Ad Nauseam, and even there its awkward and probably worse than Spirit Guide. So can someone explain this to me? Are there any decks I am forgetting?
Quote from shadow2000 »Even if SFM is unbanned there is no way wizards ever reprints her in standard regardless of the power level of the equipment in the format at the time. Her being previously banned in standard is very different than her being banned in a non rotating format like modern
Quote from AUTUMNTWILIGHT »Well I hope they know something about War of the Spark or Modern Horizons that we don't cause I don't see this being self corrected.
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I thought I saw the most recent GDS is now running it while they search for the best way to dig for their limited threats? I saw that on Twitter by at least 2 GDS players on the SCG/GP grind.
If I'm wrong, no worries.
Quote from AUTUMNTWILIGHT »I would agree Modern should pick one. Either we want card selection to be good and thus card selection should be good in the color whose core is card selection or we dont want card selection to be good in such a case then Looting and to a lesser extent Stirrings should get banned cause Green and Red should not have better card selection then Blue if the color pie matters as much as guys like MARO claim. I am fine either way personally.