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 Post subject: Why did Karakas get banned?
AgePosted: 2008-Sep-23 8:10 am 

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I have tried searching the forums for an explanation and I cant find one.

I completely understand the errata for generals, but other then that, how is it overpowered?

I play Capitan Sissay as my general and I use ALOT of legends, Karakas is strong, but it's def. not broken to the point of band.

The strongest combo I know if is Mangara of Corondor or Hokori Dust Drinker

even then, the combos can be easily disrupted.

I dont find the Karakas ban justified.

Is this a Magic Online ban? (maybe they dont want "errata" for modo reasons?)


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AgePosted: 2008-Sep-23 9:03 am 

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Karakas can really mess with people's generals. All EDH errata has been removed, so Karakas had to go.


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AgePosted: 2008-Sep-23 10:45 am 
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I think it's sufficiently obvious that without errata, Karakas is extremely overpowered in EDH because of its interdicting effect on opposing generals.

We decided that EDH would be better served without format-specific errata; they make the format harder to learn and play, and the gains are minimal. Further, having some cards errata'd leads to the argument that other "borderlne" cards can be fixed via errata, and how/when to do so is an ugly, poorly defined problem.

Karakas was an unfortunate casualty of that decision, but its loss is acceptable. While it was fun, and useful, it is not pivotal to the format.

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