I've been thinking about this a bit more, particularly in regards to the UR Phoenix matchup. Twice in the past several days I've had a Phoenix opponent go turn 1 Thought Scour me, flip Tower over then Surgical it. Now, this isn't gonna happen that often, particularly not on turn 1 like that (it's about a 2.6% chance by my calculations), but given how easy it is for them to find specific cards, this percentage goes up as turns go on. Just felt like mentioning that now that 2 Surgicals main has become standard. I still think the matchup is squarely favorable for us overall but this is definitely a way they can get us a small percentage of the time, and boy does it leave a sour taste in your mouth when it happens.Quote from sicsmoo »Ohhh, well if they were on Surgical maindeck that's a whole different ballgame. It seems to be in vogue now, unfortunately.
Also, a friend told me he played against Grixis Shadow with Surgical main today as well, which also has the combo with Thought Scour, though looking at lists this does seem to be an anomaly. Racerxen's 8rack opponent, same story. It's a trend that's decidedly not good for us, and is really indicative of how warped the format has become.