Quote from DarthDrac »On past history, Wizards won't ban Arclight Phoenix or Hollow One, they would go after an enabler Faithless Looting Manamorphose or Burning Inquiry. The same applies to KCI; Scrap Trawler, Ancient Stirrings or Ichor Wellspring are more likely. I don't want any of the first 3 banned, nor do I want Ancient Stirrings to take the hit, since the next degenerate play-style will just be a bunch of Aether Vial decks and I hate Vial.
What I think Wizards need to do is have a better answer, of the banned cards at present only one of them would work, that is Mental Misstep. However Mental Misstep counters Mental Misstep, which means apparently everyone (except they didn't in standard) ends up running it, even in tight linear decks... So they need a spell like Misstep, but not Misstep, it needs to be a free counter, pay life and reveal an island or some such, since it has to answer turn 1 plays.
Or you just ban Faithless Looting, Ancient Stirrings and Aether Vial, slow the format right down and lose all trust, until somewhere in the 12000+ modern legal cards someone finds something else broken...
If past history is any indication, Wizards isn't going to ban three multi-deck enablers when none of those cards or decks are collectively or individually creating known banlist violations. The sole exception is KCI, which can be handled through more surgical bans. This isn't whack-a-mole, ban-the-best-Modern-deck format management. Wizards isn't going to nuke format confidence or imperil diversity with this kind of 3+ card ban update. They will conservatively target an actual offender, e.g. KCI, and unban appropriate cards, e.g. SFM. All these other expansive and overreaching ban suggestions are largely just vocal minorities wanting to impose their own format management style to address personal gripes.