Quote from gkourou »Quote from Billiondegree »Quote from pierrebai »Fatal Push and 5-toughness creatures definitely is shaping the format and in particular pushed out lightning bolt. I think a different bolt could shake up the meta. This is what I have i mind:
- Ragged Bolt deals 2 damage to target player.
- Ragged Bolt deals 5 damage to target creature.
A strict upgrade to Flame Slash? Doubtful
That card would be broken in Standard. Everyone would be looking to play 4 of those. This is not happening through Standard, end of.
If that's broken in Standard now, who'd want to play that format? Anyway, I agree with all those who say Fatal Push has warped Modern. Now we are seeing the results. More combo, more control, and more big mana. There's been a mass reduction in Midrange and Aggro outside of Affinity since it's super fast.