Quote from Cody_X »
As for the game ending in 5 turns or less, maybe. When you include us losing in that, I'm not sure what point you're trying to make.
I could play wood elemental, and the game would sure as hell be over within 5 turns.
no card in that sb slot is going to win you the game when it resolves so of course it's going to involve you losing some of the time.. have you won when running elspeth or gideon 100% of the time? what did you think i was implying?
As for removal and threat ratios, I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but post board, midrange decks are going to have a lot more threats.
What tilts midrange and control matchups is not necessarily hard to answer threats.
gbx is inverse to jeskai... uw vs jeskai is around the same... so you're going to very often get into a state where you're either in topdeck mode or even on cards and boardstate and you need something that warps the board in your favor that blanks a lot of their cards or take multiple cards to get rid of... if you haven't noticed this i'm not sure what game you're playing... what changes the game immensely is the first player who resolves something like a liliana or geist or a pw and then it becomes a matter of whether or not they can deal with it in time....
with geist or pw's... there are very often answers already being played heavily in the other decks... with keranos those answers are much much less... and that's the simple reason why ppl play it...