Magic: the Gathering
By Leon, 01/23/20
Oko, Thief of Crownsbans in Modern took place days ago, on January 13th, with the banning already in effect in official tournaments the next day (the 14th). The bans, mainly from
Mox Opal, aimed to decrease the Power level of the
Simic Urzadeck, a deck with
Urza, Lord High Artificeras the main wincon. Today is the 23rd, we had 9 full days of post-ban tournaments and we are seeing a very different scenario from before the ban. In addition to the bans, decks can now use cards from Theros Beyond Death on MTGO. Is Urza still alive? Some decklists say yes!
Oko, Thief of Crownsfor
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrathand
Ice-Fang Coatl. The deck maintains its old consistency and
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrathis a card that brings a lot of value. Is Uro the new Oko?
Mox Opalwas severe, but the author of this 5-0 deck replaced the card with
Stoneforge Mysticin the deck above, giving a midrange and combo air to the deck at the same time. Remembering that
Sword of the Meekcan be tutored by Stoneforge and is part of the combo!
ConclusionMany people were not happy with the banning of two cards from a tier 1 deck, but the 3 people mentioned above decided to turn it around and keep Urza alive in Modern!