Quote from Breathe1234 »Here is my take:
Do not Unban:
1) Jace, the Mind Sculptor:
- I strongly disagree with this card's unban. Jace is a bit too slow in a format full of affinity, burn and dredge, but the issue with Jace is when this card is unbanned, every single blue deck from Blue based Tempo, such as Grixis Shadow or blue based control such as Grixis Control, UWx Control or even blue based combo deck such as Storm and Grixis reanimator will play this card as an alternative win-con or card advantage engine.
There will be no reason to play cards like Keranos, Elspeth, Painful Truths etc...
Cards to Ban:
This card is a a huge color pie offender. Green should not have the best card filter in the format. I think this card was fine without the Eldrazi, but this is extremely unfair with the Eldrazi in the format.
2) Cavern of Souls:
(I mentioned in the forum above). I think this card was fair without the Eldrazi, but this land can produce colorless and all your colors plus making your guy uncounterable at no drawback is way too unfair. I personally don't think Wizards will do anything about this card, and I don't think its that big of an issue in the format, but this is a card I personally would consider tackling.
Cards to Unban:
1) Dig Through Time:
(I mentioned this earlier in the forum) I think this card is safe to unban. The Jeskai Ascendancy deck list lost gitixian probe and there are alot more rest in peace to hold this card down. As a blue player, I can tell you Dig through time's delve cost isn't free. You really need to build your deck to support the delve, (not to mention rest in peace is a pretty good foil to the strategy).
The issue is there really isn't a reason to play blue in the format anymore outside of snapcaster mage. Blue decks just don't have the filter, finishers or answers compared to legacy counterparts.
Cards I think may get unbanned, but I wouldn;t advocate or vote against:
1) BloodBraid Elf:
I think this card is alot safer without the broken cascade mechanic. In their original ban, Wizards did state this ban was to weaken the Jund deck (But the real offender was Deathrite Shaman not the elf).
I would argue this card might restrict card diversity, but then again, we do have collected company in this format.
Unban dig through time when Grixis Shadow is the top dog. Think about this for just a second..........