Thanks for your reply! Reclaim the Wastes. September 2011. Why are ponder and preordain banned in modern? podcasts, questions asked and answered, trades, sales, and everything else Discord has to offer. Join us discussing news, tournaments, gameplay, deckbuilding, strategy, lore, fan art, cosplay, and more. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Part of the goal of modern was to have a diverse format, and to axe any potential turn 2 game-winning combo. These are the types of cards that make up the framework of unfair combo decks. Preordain. Preordain, along with Ponder, were banned in order to keep combo decks in check and dilute some of their consistency. I know they're powerful, but are they really on the same power level as JTMS and stoneforge mystic? Browse through cards from Magic's entire history. While I'm sure there's a legitimate reason to this (setting up a combo easily). David began playing Magic during Odyssey block, quit playing Magic when Caw Blade ruled the world, and returned to Modern shortly before Deathrite was banned. He’s made an appearance at the Pro Tour, made money at GP Denver, and is constantly grinding and brewing in Modern. Search for the perfect addition to your deck. Hey all, I've been looking into trying my hand at modern and I was wondering why these two are banned in modern. A diverse community of players devoted to Magic: the Gathering, a trading card game ("TCG") produced by Wizards of the Coast and originally designed by Richard Garfield. To someone not familiar with the format it just seems a little odd. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. See cards from the most recent sets and discover what players just like you are saying about them. Vintage (Type 1) and Standard (Type 2) will be introduced in 1995. WotC had to choose between banning the actual combo cards (which means they'll have to ban new ones all the time as the combo is discovered) or simply ban the ultra-efficient enablers. Press J to jump to the feed. I like to think it's because people take too damn long too think when they Ponder. It strikes me as the sign of a bad format if, say, we need to ban Liliana of the Veil. When the Modern format was first introduced it was basically a two deck format Blue-red combo (storm or other-storm); or Big mana decks running off of cloudpost. of experts, enthusiasts, entertainers, and educators and enjoy exclusive All Rights Reserved. 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Join our community There are still a few cards banned in Modern unnecessarily. I don’t think it’s wise to keep banning completely fair cards. Hey all, I've been looking into trying my hand at modern and I was wondering why these two are banned in modern. I know they're powerful, but are they really on the same power level as JTMS and stoneforge mystic? December 16, 2015 – by David Ernenwein 0. Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library. If you haven't, you're leaving value on the table! David Ernenwein. | TCG Daily. Enjoy what you just read? The concept of formats doesn't yet exist as of this time. cause they dont have the balls to ban splinter twin and grapeshot, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Ponder and Preordain are the grease in the unfair engines.