Jun 5, 2011
We realize this banning comes short after the March bannings, but we did put Invigorate on the watchlist then. After only two tournaments we have to conclude that Invigorate is simply too strong in infect decks. Yes, an infect deck is still beatable, but you have to have a one-mana answer, because they can kill you on turn two. Black has good options that fit in black deck's strategies, but other colors aren't as fortunate.
We believe that, rather than let the metagame warp itself around these super-aggressive infect builds, it's better to eliminate the worst offender in the deck. This will slow down infect decks by a turn or two and give other decks the room to be somewhat more inventive with their answers.
To see the full list of banned cards, click here.
A tad late, but we're not dead! It's been a bit hectic for me lately, so I didn't spent too much time on magic, let alone on this blog. There's been two tournaments since, the Spring Qualifier and the end-of-season Finale. More on the last one later, but first the results of that qualifier. Unfortunately, they're not quite up to speed, because I can't remember what everyone was playing. Apologies for that.
PS. Since Johnny played the same deck as in september (save for some sideboard slots) and I don't have decklists for André and Sietze, I'll be posting the top 3 deck only.
That's all for this installment!
Until next time!