They will announce the new non-rotating format around when the Fall set gets its big roll-out; they need one for Arena to prevent people from having no way to play with their Dominiaria/IXA cards
The new mulligan rule doesn't really effect winrates on going first or second. That is much more dependent on the natural advantage of going first plus the additional card draw than any marginal effects in hand consistency between the two.
allosauros rider will get banned.I’m wondering what will pay the price for the London Mulligan rule in older formats. Something has to give. Grisselbrand seems like a card that might see the axe in either Modern or Legacy, or both. I feel like Serum Powder will eventually just be broken by some configuration. Are there any cards any of you think might go bonkers once this kicks in? I’m know I’m glad they didn’t print a green Urza into the instaban buzzsaw.
I suppose it’s possible the new Force will police Modern but I have my doubts. It feels so much more like sideboard material that I don’t think it can save degenerate cards and strategies forever and by itself.
Haha yeah, that's Magic from day one.
I wonder how high they can go before the banning. I bet they don't really take off until the mulligan goes into effect.
ctrl-f "worst matchup" then lookup the exact deck they're talking about :DWhenever there's a "this deck is the best in standard" article on Channel Fireball with a list and sideboard guide, Arena immediately becomes flooded with those exact 75 and sideboard strategies.
Knowing your opponent's literal game plan makes for a funny situation but holy shit does it get tedious fast.
Four matches today, four matches against that UWB list that got posted with no Thief of Sanity and 4 Bell Haunts main.