Quote from FlopItOutwell if it wasn't already confirmed that I wouldn't be playing standard for the next year...
Its not even this card. Its just the blatant hate against blue-black that's really annoying me. It makes for such and uninspired standard when everything is hexproof, can't be countered, can't even be forced to sacrifice. Really sad design policy.
There is just no interactivity in the format. And generally, even if you manage to land the turn 4 verdict, you're pretty ****ed by then anyway. Assuming that they don't just make their **** indestructible anyway.
This card honestly isn't too bad, but it just annoys me that wizards isn't trying to fix whats broken. We have that thread in the Magic general forum that provides examples of wizards stating that black is too weak, and that it needs to be fixed. Printing cards like this is not a step in the right direction.
Oh hush. Creatures with this type of hate have existed since the colors became well established, if there being handful of these cards in standard makes you rage quit then you may just be bad at that type of deck. I know these guys are usually worthless against someone who plays U/B well, so whats up?