We considered three possible cards from Ironworks to ban: Ancient Stirrings, Mox Opal, and Krark-Clan Ironworks itself. Mox Opal powers many of the most broken starts in Modern. Mox Opal. I am miserable. Modern: Once Upon a Time is banned. Opponent: But now you have no cards in your hand to use it for... Me: Who cares? Yes, Mox Opal being banned sucks ass and Urza should've been banned instead. In Magic: The Gathering, Power Nine is a set of nine cards that were printed in the game's early core sets, consisting of Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall, Time Walk, Mox Pearl, Mox Sapphire, Mox Jet, Mox Ruby, Mox Emerald, and Timetwister.. Field of the Dead is made legal. 17% Teferi, Time Reveler. Flavor: The suns of Mirrodin have shone upon perfection only once. Mox Opal is banned, which means Affinity is dead. What's the point of playing it?" But usually, I’m pretty good at predicting this stuff! The Reality. By banning Faithless Looting earlier this year, they established a precedent that they are okay with hitting multiple decks with a single ban, as collateral damage. Activate this ability only if you control three or more artifacts. Welding Jar Mirrodin (C) Art $0.25 . They also banned Mycosynth Lattice? There's a particular mindset among some players where if your deck becomes less than optimal for any reason, you shouldn't play it. The Opal ban makes this article a bit moot, though I think it is still an interesting thought experiment.) This is why I think the artifact lands would actually be safe to unban at this point, because the only deck I can think of that actually gets usage out of them got hit so hard. I now can produce nine mana turn 1! Mox Opal. If you really want to push designs in the future and then only ban if there is no older card to ban to keep that new design okay, then Mox Opal is a good ban. I play Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Mox Opal, and Black Lotus! 5. While none of these decks previously warranted a ban of Mox Opal, it has historically been a part of decks that approached problematic impact on the metagame or did indeed necessitate other bans. iTaLenTZ Posts: 213 Joined: 1 year ago Pronoun: he / him Has thanked: 99 times Been thanked: 38 times. 16% Nothing. In an attempt to weaken this powerful artifact-based deck, WotC has decided to ban both Mox Opal and Oko, Thief of Crowns, which the developer indicates … Please don't ban Mox Opal hehe (): #111 Mar 15, 2019. thotseize. Given that Modern has looked healthy and diverse at many levels of play outside of Ironworks's dominance at the Grand Prix level, we decided to target the card that only affects the Ironworks deck: Krark-Clan Ironworks. Mox Opal is expensive for a reason - it's freakin' powerful, so powerful it's been in numerous what-card-should-be-banned-from-Modern discussions. Let me start by saying I understand why this ban happened, and I don't fault Wizards. Unfortunately, this time Affinity, Cheerios, Hardened Scales and other Mox Opal decks are paying for … This Monday, Oko, Thief of Crowns, Mycosynth Lattice, and Mox Opal were banned in Modern. While none of these decks previously warranted a ban of Mox Opal, it has historically been a part of decks that approached problematic impact on the … There isn’t anything in the current cardpool that uniquely supercharges Opal to the point that a ban is justified. Let me start by saying I understand why this ban happened, and I don't fault Wizards. View User Profile View Posts Send Message Just Getting Started; Join Date: 3/3/2019 Posts: 5 Member Details; Agree on the mana efficiency honestly I hope modern horizons shakes this deck up in a way with cards that will spread the curve. 0. While none of these decks previously warranted a ban of Mox Opal, it … I really disagree with mox opal ban. MANA!!!!! For example, one might think that the loss of Mycosynth Lattice hurts Eldrazi Tron, but with the ban of Mox Opal, we can expect a resurgence of decks Chalice of the Void is good against, and without Oko, Thief of Crowns Chalice won't turn into a 3/3 creature anymore either. Historic: Oko, Thief of Crowns, Once Upon a Time, and Veil of Summer are banned. Your vote has been cast. Scars of Mirrodin. And it wasn't doing that amazing even with Mox Opal. 7% Oko, Thief Of Crowns. It’s not often I feel as though I’ve been blind-sided by a ban announcement. — Zach, Sublime Artificer #SCGRich (@ZachGoldmanMTG) January 13, 2020. Last night during testing I landed my SSG all exactly when I needed the turn 1-2 ramp. 8. Mox Opal has had a target on its back for a while, and the idea that the artifact may be too good for Modern has gained a lot of backing following the days of KCIs dominance. Not this time #RIPSamLowe #NeverLucky #RIPMoxOpal #RIPOUAT. Banning it would kill Lantern and KCI in the same way (probably more so), but it would not touch Tron or Eldrazi. But Affinity got hit, and got hit hard, by the Mox Opal ban. This is also a card that has an extremely high power level. Again, free cards are a problem! Mystic Remora Ice Age (C) Enchant $7.49 . As was stated in the official ban announcement, Opal has been a potent contributor in aggressive, combo, and prison decks throughout modern's lifetime. Wizards is concerned about Urza just coming back. This is a controversial ban. Hall of Famer and noted Affinity expert Frank Karsten once wrote an article discussing how Affinity could cope if one of its key pieces were banned. 9. There have been a lot of discussions recently regarding what cards should or shouldn’t be banned in Magic: The Gathering‘s Modern format.Many cards have been talked about including Faithless Looting, Ancient Stirrings, Mox Opal, and Krark-Clan Ironworks.In an article released today, Wizards of the Coast has declared Krark-Clan Ironworks banned in Modern. Rate Card. To get some early game spunk back after the Opal ban, I replaced all 4 of my Mox Opal with 4x Simian Spirit Guide. Instead, it would kill Affinity. 8% Mycosynth Lattice. I am super happy about the Oko and Mox Opal bans announced for Modern yesterday. Chrome Mox (Grand Prix Foil) Promotional (S) Art $89.99 . Some of my identity lived in those Opals, and some of my identity lives in a longbox now. The initial ban list is: Ancestral Vision, Ancient Den, Bitterblossom, ... Mox Opal, and Mycosynth Lattice are banned. 8% Once Upon A Time. 12% Veil Of Summer. She can already fetch Mox Opal, so being able to fetch this too makes it sooo much easier for her to go off. 19. The Power Nine are considered to be among the most powerful cards in the game. By banning Faithless Looting earlier this year, they established a precedent that they are okay with hitting multiple decks with a single ban, as collateral damage. I really wasn’t expecting this, and it felt like salt in a wound for me personally. Brain Freeze Scourge (U) Instant $5.49 . Helm of Awakening Visions (U) Art $4.49 . Lets break down your reason for the ban. It quickly became a staple in artifact-based decks wherever legal, and contributed greatly to the strength of 2019 Urza, Lord High Artificer decks in Modern before being banned in … For a while now, I’ve had a notion to combine all Modern’s most “busted” cards into one deck, just to see what would happen. 2% Urza, Lord High Artificer. Granted, it's slower than before, but this does not make it a poor choice. 2 drops slot is really dense and it feels bad having a hand clogged with … thotseize. If you feel that cards should only be banned based on what they do on their own, then Mox Opal is not a good ban. Even without Mox Opal, Hardened Scales Affinity remains a viable option in Modern. If you’re like me, maybe you danced a little bit in celebration as Modern’s last sacred cow, Mox Opal, finally got the axe.Many players saw the Oko ban coming — especially after he was banned from Standard and Pioneer — but the Mycosynth Lattice ban surprised me. The other alternative is to ban Mox Opal. 2. While Oko was just another powerful threat in the archetype, Mox Opal was the glue that held the deck together and enabled some of its fastest starts. As a source of fast mana in the early game, Mox Opal has long contributed to strategies that seek to end the game quickly and suddenly, whether with explosive attacks, one-turn win combos, or by locking out the opponent with “prison” elements. This suggests that Eldrazi Tron might remain one of the strongest decks in the format. View All Versions. Ultimately, we determined that banning Mox Opal was the correct option. Lets break down your reason for the ban. If brawl catches on, I can see it being popular there as well, since mana rocks are few and far between, so being able to drop a cheaper legend then ramping into better stuff is probably okay (Jhoira especially likes it). That was definitely the case with Affinity. Essentially SSG is there just to get your early game mana requirements that the deck needs to explode upon. Scars of Mirrodin. « Mox Opal is played in every artifact-centric deck » – mox opal is a powerful card that synergizes well with artifacts but this argument could be applied to every powerful card that synergizes with anything. Mox Opal. The Mox Opal ban may have been the nail in the coffin, but generally when you put something into a coffin, it’s already dead. Affinity’s most explosive starts are all thanks to Mox Opal, and now other hated decks like Lantern and Ironworks use it too. Mox Opal was first printed in Scars of Mirrodin and is regarded as one the best artifacts ever printed. The Opal ban has been rough on me in the way the Faithless Looting banning was rough on passionate Phoenix players. View All Versions Rarity: M Card Type: Legendary Artifact Description: Metalcraft - T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. 4% Tron lands. Mox Opal . March [edit | edit source] Brawl: Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is banned. It's amazing how Mox Opal has managed to avoid so many of these banlist discussions. The Mox Opal Ban. Fast mana i s a problem, so should there be any Moxen in Modern? This is a controversial ban. Not since… well, okay, Mox Opal. Yes, Whirza became a thing. The only thing that has … Grim Monolith Urza's Legacy (R) Art $249.99 . 9. Let me explain my thoughts regarding these calls, since in hindsight they may seem unwise. Mox Opal. But through it all, Affinity will not die. No votes Total votes: 117. After what felt like such a long time of wandering around modern aimlessly after the looting ban, I finally found home with Mox Opal/Urza decks. Surprise! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Within the affinity community, I've seen a lot of people crying about the mox opal ban. Mox Opal. (): Sig/Avatar by DarkNightCavalier #10 Apr 22, 2018. Report Abuse Posted By: thexmanlight (2/28/2012 12:31:39 PM) Rating: Very flavorful. 20. You lose! Legacy: Underworld Breach is banned. In the decks that play it Mox Opal is almost better than Mox Sapphire, and while it does bring with it deck-building constraints but the payoff is just so high. Wizards came into this Banned and Restricted announcement with the goal of reducing the power level of the Modern Urza, Lord High Artificer decks. 14. Hardened Scales overtook traditional Affinity as the best Mox Opal-powered aggro deck in Modern a few years ago, relegating Arcbound Ravager and Cranial Plating to the fringes of playability. I really disagree with mox opal ban. We all expected Oko to be banned, but now Opal has died for the sins of Oko, as Looting did for Hogaak. They’re even more worried that Opal will be a greater problem in the future. RIP Mox Opal 2011 – 2020. Yes, Stony Silence is a card. “Mox Opal is played in every artifact-centric deck” – mox opal is a powerful card that synergizes well with artifacts but this argument could be applied to every powerful card that synergizes with anything.