Quote from theheatherbear »I don't feel like the banning of attune and refiner will destroy energy decks like some people think (or hope), just weaken them. What I'm curious about is what will fill the space. Any ideas on what would be comparable?
I'm pretty sure we're going to see UW Approach get to obnoxious levels of play. It was already happening in my local meta. Against certain colors/strategies, they just auto-win game 1 based on not having a good answer to your opponent only having to cast a spell successfully to win. The non-interactivity of this card should have been considered when looking at bans, quite honestly. If you want people back in Standard, having a groan-worthy, non-interactive feel-bad card as the win condition of a deck that only counters and board wipes every other turn is not the way to do it. They're not fun games to watch or play against, and I think control players are only using it because of the lack of an evasive finisher creature in the format. I'd like to believe they're not so swept up in the need to win that they actually like a card that makes everyone losing to it want to flip a table at you.