The format is reasonably stable at the moment, and there have been few big events with intermingled communities, so we’re only making a small set of changes for this release. In addition to this, the last points update was one of the larger ones we’ve done for some time. On top of these factors, if we’re bringing on a new committee member in the near future, it felt like we should involve them in any big pointing decisions.
Points announcements are usually made the Monday after each prerelease. However, due to CanCon 2020, a.k.a. ‘Highlander Nationals’ being only a week after prerelease, we made an early “no change” announcement for the ease of players preparing for that event. We know that a large points change can disrupt invested playtesting, so have reserved this Theros Beyond Death (II) announcement for a week after Highlander Nationals. The additional time and metagame data has also assisted with placing some very impactful cards. The changes are: Time Walk +1 (now 4 Points)Oko, Thief of Crowns +1 (now 1 Point)Thassa’s Oracle +2 (now 2 Points)Flash… Read More »Points Announcement: Theros Beyond Death (II)
Core Set 2020 July update Flash +1 (to 1) We’ve been watching Flash-Protean Hulk combo for a long time due to its power, speed and difficulty for opponents to interact with. It has recently proven itself with a large tournament win. Various 6cmc combinations for the Protean Hulk trigger have been innovated, making it more difficult to sideboard against. These things combined have resulted in the committee putting a point on Flash. No other changes. In our discussions over the last few months we have considered pointing or unpointing different cards. However, Modern Horizons adds a lot of cards that… Read More »Points Announcement: Core Set 2020
-3 Protean Hulk from 4 to 1-1 Flash from 4 to 3-1 Crucible of Worlds from 2 to 1-1 Worldgorger Dragon from 3 to 2-1 Price of Progress from 1 to 0+1 Stoneforge Mystic from 0 to 1+1 Sylvan Tutor from 0 to 1+1 Worldly Tutor from 0 to 1+1 Muddle the Mixture from 0 to 1+1 Hermit Druid from 0 to 1-1 Intuition from 1 to 0+1 Summoner’s Pact from 0 to 1+1 Dread Return from 0 to 1