Quote from Ryperior74 »Emrakul and Aetherworks Marvel is still alive I see
I mean Abundance can be answered by a lot of cards.
Quote from headminerve »I mean Abundance can be answered by a lot of cards.
Not really. Turn 0 Leyline maindeck. Possibly multiple on the BF Turn 1. That card doesn't belong in the format. You can't thoughtseize it, Oko can't Elk-en it, enchant hate maindeck is non-existent.
I mean why would you want to have all the answers in your deck in game 1, are control players now a days that greedy?
think its too early for them to sack abundance right away, people will eventually put enchantment/artifact hate in their SB.
Quote from endgame1331 »Combos like copycat are probably healthy for the metagame
Quote from Kryptnyt »They banned the Leyline in an attempt to salvage Nykthos, shrine to Nyx, it appears. If Nykthos gets banned in the future, the leyline will come back (and probably not impact the format?)
We're returning to Theros pretty soon, so preserving devotion strategies moving forward could be directly implying that they want new devotion cards to play with Nykthos in this format. But will the card still produce too much mana?
What do you think about the policy of banning the support cards instead of the carrying ones?
Quote from D90Dennis14 »If Nykthos might become a problem they should just reprint Ghost Quarter or Tectonic Edge (less useful) in one of the next sets.
I imagine you are probably right... but that ain't gonna stop players from despising combo and demanding it be categorically banned.
Opponents hate playing against combo, opponents hate playing against control, opponents hate playing against tempo... good thing God gave us midrange, amirite? Nobody could ever hate midrange...
Quote from boombox_smk »
1 Leyline Scenario
Turn 0: Leyline of Abundance
Turn 1: Forest, Llanowar Elves
Turn 2: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Tap Llanowar Elves, get GG. Tap the Forest for G. Activate Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, get GGG. You now have 4 usable mana on turn 2.
2 Leyline Scenario
Turn 0: Leyline of Abundance, Leyline of Abundance.
Turn 1: Forest, Llanowar Elves.
Turn 2: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Tap Llanowar Elves, get GGG. Tap the Forest for G. Activate Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, get GGGGG. You now have 7 usable mana on turn 2.