Quote from MrMoustacheMM »
That sounds like a great list for people who use EDHRec. What about the majority of commander players who don't use it?
The numbers are so big, that they very much reflect a substantial group of Commander players.
You can totally have some special groups somewhere that think fundamentally different, but then you run into the same issue of a banned-list that never ever reflects the entirety, so thats unsolvable.
But i trust a site that collects that much data WAY more than a bunch of people in a group that make the picks (especially if they work for WotC , thats super biased and shouldnt exist, and a bunch of them are arguably just "yes-men" and checkbox people, i much rather see what the players think in a collective as thats the reality of games).
Quote fromNot to mention that there are some silly cards on there that would be really dumb to ban.
Theres a video linked on the salty list page , which gives explainations for basically all the cards.
Theres plenty reasons why every card is on the list, as most can be summed up in groups (mostly mass land destruction, never untap ever again and anything that makes players unable to cast spells namely unable to play the game).
That said, its totally possible to use any of these cards in a "ethical" way, but that requires some thought to ensure they are still fun for the most part (so if you have lots of tutors to always find them, its not fun, thats just super annoying).