Ahh yes. The overreaction to card spoilers. It happens every season, like clockwork.
Remember when people were talking about Temporal Mastery being banned? It's happening all over again.
Here's the thing, glimpse was banned before it could even be a deck. While this probably won't get banned, it's certainly makes elf combo a very strong deck. If not for the fact that the current modern meta is so removal heavy, this would easily be a tier 1 deck. Even as it stands now though, this may well make it's way to the 1.5 tier. They won't ban this card either, if the deck became too degenerate, they will just ban heritage druid.
It can goldfish out on t3 like 1/3 the time and on t4 like 1/2 the time. It's very fast and this just makes it consistent. We'll see.
Whoever says Affintiy can't make UG in modern on Turn one hasn't played the deck... I've made 1WW with Affnity on turn 1 with 0 drop creatures still in my hand... Don't underestimate the power of affinity... I think i'm going to adopt this as a 4 of to replace thoughtcast for me.
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That there is a good question... I imagine it would be addressed somewhere in the rules for the existing split cards.
708.2. In every zone except the stack, split cards have two sets of characteristics and two converted mana costs. As long as a split card is a spell on the stack, only the characteristics of the half being cast exist. The other half’s characteristics are treated as though they didn’t exist.
What I understand from this is that when it is on the stack it can be snared. However, for this both spells need to enter the stack separately (and I think that is the case for the fused cards).
EDIT: no, I don't think a snare works
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Any time you could cast a split card with fuse, you can choose one half and cast it, just like any other split card. And if you're casting it from your hand (as you usually are), you have the additional option to cast both halves as a single spell by paying their combined cost. Instructions on the left half are processed first, then the instructions on the right, and targets for the two halves are chosen separately.