Quote from SilvosRogueElemental »And a giant kraken starting as 2/3 is wonky.
Quote from the n00b king »
Lightning Bolt and Inquisitions are huge reasons why. Also modern is significantly faster than pioneer. Most modern decks don't care about Oko. The only deck that plays it is Urza and that deck doesn't even need to.
Quote from ForgottenPlaneswalker »mostly for food tokens so urza can make berry pie out of them.
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Certain decks do have an easy answer but others, like ur emerge, mono white aggro, etc. Don't have the urgency to race it or have any good removal against it. This would just polarize the format.
Quote from Lectrys »I don't think Oko will get banned in Modern (and I'm speaking as a Modern player). He's too vulnerable to immediate hard removal like Assassin's Trophy and Abrupt Decay (he makes a Food token immediately quite often), the counterspells and targeted discard in Modern nab him quickly and harshly enough (heck, Mystical Dispute has risen in maindecks)
Quote from thatmarkguy » That ... really doesn't compare to the likelihood of an on-demand revolt trigger in a fetch-loaded modern deck. Like, not even close.
Quote from lookingupanddown »Strictly better Tormenting Voice, anyone?