Quote from jace19My bad, I am fully aware that Modern Affinity does not use them because they are banned, I meant to say the mechanic Affinity itself. there are very few cards in the lists have seen that use the mechanic beyond 1-2 cards. for the most part, the lands just get Opal online max on turn quicker, and give one more counter with Plating, which has been acknowledged as ridiculous many times on this forum. The deck to rebuke me before is an entirely different animal, and a playset of Ornithopter would work just as well. and 'better than anything in Modern'? i'm thinking not so much, If you can empty your hand t1-2, Ratchet bomb for 0-1, now what do you do? I have played against Affinity, Plating is the real problem, but lack of trample/more flying leaves me unimpressed. whatever, I just want the red one
Quote from ValanarchI said nonblue control decks, so it couldn't have been Mono-U Tron. Also, WUR Control is Tier 1.
Quote from ValanarchIs not control. It's a ramp deck. Playing 8 sweepers and a removal/discard planeswalker does not change it from combo/ramp to control.
Quote from jace19the artifact lands wouldn't hurt anything, the current Affinity doesn't even use them, but I would love the red one for galvanic blast without diluting my Burn
Quote from bocephusAgain, image is everything. I understand different players/groups test different versions of decks and say, its fine.
Personally in our testing if your meta is Jund/Junk heavy you run red over green. If your meta is heavy aggro you run the green version, if your meta is more combo run white. Granted thats if you know the meta. We came to the conclusion going in blind the UBr version is probably easier to run and set your SB up.
To nly look at one or 2 builds and say its fine is just wrong. Because whats going ot happen is they unban a card and the pros break the format in half with it and then they have to reban it and listen to the masses complain.
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Again, the up tick in attendance STARTED at Alara when people had new toys to try and combat Fae. I agree Fae was still top dog until Conflux. But Fae had already dominated some time before Alara came out.