Quote from Bearscape »Problem with Prohibit is that even at its best, you are only trading even in mana. That doesn't really get you anywhere. Furthermore, being able to counter Tron's payoff cards is important
Quote from Cody_X »Traditionally speaking, the deck has never wanted mainboard discard because you're trying to get to turn 20 before winning with rev > zenith.
Things are a little bit different these days, but fundamentally, you are still trying to play a long game.
The nature of playing a pile of lands over everyone else in the format means you need to draw that many more cards in order to balance out on interaction for their threats.
The more cards you add that neither draw cards nor (reliably) answer something, the more you stress the card advantage you already have.
The nature of planeswalkers means that discard is probably better now than its ever been, but you are still fundamentally trying to play a long game, which discard doesn't work well with, not to mention the fact that thoughtseize causes lifeloss (while iok/duress miss a lot of important things we're scared of), discard doesnt require them to spend mana, and lets them spend their turn still deploying a threat, and of course the fact that a lot of the format is simply not that weak to discard, especially discard thats not on turn 1/2.
Its better in the board because its functional (but not great) in a lot of matchups (shadow, tron, etc) where some of our interaction is very bad (cryptic command, supreme verdict) so making the swap lets us keep the same amount of interaction post board.
Quote from chaos021 »Why am I the only one who's not super impressed with Blast Zone? It's so inefficient to kill anything that doesn't have 1-CMC
Quote from Lueseto »When is salvation going down?
Quote from BloodyRabbit_01 »Just print Vindicate, com'on.
Quote from OceanTidal92 »I spy with my little eye a card that REALLY makes Esper worth playing.
Quote from ray92688 »So I'm trying to get back into modern again since I stopped playing quite a while back. I had played this deck but last time I played fatal push had just come out. What is the current stock list for this meta?
Quote from JuiceBOX »I mean, those 4 random cards could be Jace, Snapcaster, and any other 2... plus a Teferi. So what if they put Teferi in a solo pile.
Quote from th33l3x »
I imagine it might be somewhat close to God's_Shadow's list because baby-jace is great with discard (and a generally more sorcery-speed-centered game plan).
4-6x 1cmc discard
and so on. maybe