Standard control Post-Ravnica Allegiance
Posted on Oct. 1, 2018, 9:18 a.m. by AgentGreen
So let's assume for the sake of argument that Azorius falls under Bolas's influence; which implies that the guild is under the control of a planeswalker; a UW walker to boot.
If that happens...and Azorius continues to be well suited for a control player; we may have two very powerful control walkers in Standard; with Teferi and this unknown walker (Dovin perhaps?)
Which begs the question: Would Teferi be under the gun for a ban to keep Control from overrunning the format?
No. There's a finite number of powerful walkers you can run. The new ral is also good. If Jeskai ends up being good, is not like you're going to end up seeing 4 copies of Teferi and Ral in those decks. Besides, assassin's trophy is a powerful answer to walkers at the moment and we still have sorcerers spyglass.
The recent standards have made people pretty scared of bans, but they're actually incredibly rare.
October 1, 2018 10:59 a.m.
I echo what Arvail has said, but to add a few:
It is hard to hypothesize what could be in the future set 3 months ahead of time and it limits your enjoyment of what already is going on in Standard.
Bans are incredibly rare and there are no single cards that stand out as overpowered currently (sans Assassin's Trophy, but that is a dark horse at best)
October 1, 2018 11:07 a.m.
Could a card that may or may not exist of which we have no idea of the abilities of cause a card that is not a problem but which people find frustrating to be banned?
I mean, how are we supposed to answer this with anything other than "not enough information to know at this moment"?
October 1, 2018 8:32 p.m.
-says nothing and waits for Nexus of Fate to be banned because Wizards doesn't like memes-
October 3, 2018 11:33 a.m.
Unmoored Ego is a powerful enough card to keep Nexus in check in case you weren't joking.