No Standard bannings this time
Posted on July 2, 2018, 11:19 a.m. by AgentGreen
My take; with rotation happening in 2 months; this is a smart call. Yes Chainwelder is a BITCH, but B/R decks are going to be severely damaged post-rotation; losing many core cards like Hazoret and Chandra.
Any further thoughts?
I completely agree with you, chainwhirler is very annoying, but I predict with rotation, decks with Goblin Chainwhirler will decrease. But until rotation, we’ll have to deal with the horrors of mono red, and BR vehicles for just a bit longer. FeelsBadMan.
July 2, 2018 1:11 p.m.
If Goblin Chainwhirler got banned I think that it would have been fine, even without Chainwhirler I think Red would remain a dominate deck and so players already playing Red would still be able to continue playing Red. I also think that people who were upset will be satisfied so from a business perspective it might have been better to ban the card. However I am okay with Red because it is my best matchup so the more people playing it the better!
July 2, 2018 7:19 p.m.
Way too optimistic that Chainwhirler will not be a problem post rotation. As long as it's a card in Standard tokens and x/1 creatures are not safe to play; play them at your own risk. Wizards needed to bite the bullet and ban Chainwhirler. Admit it was a mistake printing it right after tribal Ixalan, fire whoever is finalizing the completely overpowered red cards for Standard and move on. Unfortunately, like all Wizards decisions they do the opposite of what needs to be done.
When in the last two years has mono red not been a good, powerful and even dominate deck to play in Standard? Lightning Strike, Shock, Wizard's Lightning, Viashino Pyromancer, Demanding Dragon and Chainwhirler are enough reasons to keep mono red as a good option to play post rotation.
July 3, 2018 2:15 a.m.
My biggest problem with whirler is that it doesn't hit your own creatures, or you. There's litterally no downside or buildaround to playing it. Plus, wotc missed the interaction with the wither creature. Seriously dissapointed. And to all those who say it dies at rotation, monored still looks pretty good, plus there's whatever we get in RTRTR. I don't want to stick through another 3+ months of whirler making my fun brews unplayable
July 5, 2018 7:55 p.m.
Goblin Chainwhirler does nothing much against my deck.
I think it's specific decks that have issues with it, not the meta as a whole.
I'm glad they didn't ban it. You can't just ban a card because it is working well in some decks.