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That being said of course, decks with removal are the hardest to beat. Linear, non interactive decks like Burn are the easiest matchup (Burn also lines up very poorly with Platinum Emperion's special ability). Tron can exile an Emperion with Karn, but some of their other cards don't deal with it well. Certain decks like Zoo or Boggles are just dead in the water until they topdeck Path to Exile.
It can basically go from 70-30 one way or 70 - 30 another depending on how much removal they have. You can't beat everything of course. Oftentimes though, even if they have the removal in their deck they don't draw it in time. Ask any combo player in Legacy. Force of Will is a thing to fear for Turn 1 combo, but they don't just magically have the Force every time. Same deal here.
May 12, 2017 11:16 a.m.
The old "dies to removal" is a factor to consider but it shouldn't be your sole factor considered when determining the value of a threat. For example, Noble Hierarch dies to Lightning Bolt, but that doesn't make Hierarch unplayable. In this case, you're getting an 8/8 with a powerful ability for 4 mana, at the "cost" of dead card slots in your deck. I think that's clearly worth it if people are paying 4 mana for creatures like Siege Rhino and Hero of Bladehold.
TL:DR "dies to removal" is a factor to consider but in this case it's "worth it" because basically everything dies to removal anyways.
May 12, 2017 10:24 a.m.
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