Tension was high as the entire PTQ grinding world awaited the Banned and Restricted announcement last night. Amid speculation of what would be banned or unbanned, “MTG Midnight” rolled around and the sky fell faster than a Storm player’s face watching their Jund opponent Cascade into Maelstrom Pulse targeting a Goblin token. Oh wait, that can’t happen any more. Bloodbraid Elf and Seething Song both fell to the ban hammer.
Cries of lament and tears of joy streamed through the Twitterverse as fast as our excited little fingers could type, claiming the death of Jund and Storm. Though, as the morning light dawned so did the claims that these decks are not dead, just different. With Gatecrash’s release pending and these new bannings, the Magic community now eagerly looks ahead to the next PTQ results to see what shape the Modern format might take.
And the puns. Everyone’s really just waiting on the puns.
Lagging like crazy. Oh, I've missed the feeling.— Mark Sun (@AllSunsDawn) January 28, 2013
and we all broke the mother ship with one refresh lol— Kellen Huber (@cavemankellen) January 28, 2013
Holy shit didn't realize tonight was Ban list rules change night! ZOMG!!— Chad Quiett (@Chaddy_Q) January 28, 2013
Seething song and BBE are banned?!?!— Brandon Large (@largebrandon) January 28, 2013
Also, glad they're paying attention to Pauper!— Michael Hetrick (@theshipitholla) January 28, 2013
@hobbesq Whelp. There goes my Reanimator/through the breach deck.— obiah (@obiah) January 28, 2013
RIP Jund. (And Seething Song. LOL)— Zak Whyte (@zakman86) January 28, 2013
What?!I can't even play Jund now?Modern is just continually getting less enjoyable for me.— Pat Cox (@wildestnacatl) January 28, 2013
@polishtamales oh i know , im just saying its not the end of the deck as some would like you to believe. It'll adapt just fine— Mike Grote (@MTGOFerret) January 28, 2013
In lighter news, guess who still gets to play Emrakul, bitches! Me. The answer is me.— Tyler Priemer (@tylerthefro) January 28, 2013
Power-level notwithstanding, casting bloodbraid elf was the only part of playing jund that was not soul-crushingly boring.— Erik Peters (@ESP_MTG) January 28, 2013
Time to stock up on the good blue cards in Modern.— travishall456 (@travishall456) January 28, 2013
So with all the "sky is falling" Jund players out there bemoaning, has there been a price drop in Bobs/goyf/thoughtsiezes?— Jack G (@Spelljackg) January 28, 2013
What I want to know is, are people right about Blind Obedience? Because if Jund, Storm, Twin AND Eggs are all done right now... wow— Nina Illingworth (@CardboardWitch) January 28, 2013
Weak bannings, I think they will not really accomplishing much. More changes needed down this path.— Kenny Öberg (@ken_obe) January 28, 2013
Just goldfished the old Epic Experiment deck without Seething Song; T3 kills, no problem (uncontested, admittedly)— Neale (@wrongwaygoback) January 28, 2013
So the reasoning behind Seething Song is pretty loose, right? I’d have preferred “eh, we don’t like storm.” #mtg— Ross (@BoltTheBird) January 28, 2013
DCI stated goals for Modern: diverse metagame, no consistent third turn kills, Yuuya Watanabe not always winning.— Craig Douglas Wescoe (@Nacatls4Life) January 28, 2013
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