Good discussion from Seth and Richard about the state of Modern in general. Talk about Nadu and The One Ring, affordability, and the future of the format.

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  • MikeOPMA
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    15 days ago

    I think The One Ring has been slipping under the radar with all the focus on Nadu. Nadu is definitely a problem but The One Ring is being run in nearly every other deck and I just cannot see how this is a good thing for any format. If aggro, midrange, combo, and control are all running the same card I think that’s a clear sign the card is not only too strong, but too easy to run as well.

    There just aren’t any downsides, not even color pips, to prevent auto-including it and the upside is to high that it’s often the right decision to just run 4 of them. I saw a number of games in PT MH3 where the game was almost over but the player behind casts TOR and then ends up winning from the card advantage it generated.

    • MysticKetchup@lemmy.world
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      It also bugs me that the card doesn’t have much of a downside. The supposed downside of life loss doesn’t matter when you just reset the counter by casting another copy of it, which you will probably do when you’re drawing 6+ cards for 3 life. And with the protection effect you’re probably coming out ahead on life totals in the short term