Touch Me wrote:if you ignore the matchup against petrova or ailzonius because you want a more consitent deck, then thats a risk you are willing to take, right?
(its like when players make their control matchups stronger by running fewer blockers and trigger amounts for mroe control elements. of yourse youll have problems against rush or aggro then)
Great arguments, Touch Me! Countless times I have heard how control duelists have complained to aggro duelists that their deck is too fast and they don't know how Controls work. You should always prepare yourself for aggros. If not with anything else, then at least with lots of shield triggers (12/40 shield triggers is already very good).
I don't really see Holy Awe broken since you have to have control over the battle zone when casting it and TCG is more about power than OCG. Even if Awe saves you by triggering from your shields, it's all about odds and that's the main reason for using Holy Awe. Holy Awe gives a player a chance to make a counter attack, which can't be done if you don't have any kind of set-up in the battle zone, i.e. your opponent is totally crushing you. Holy Awe is a risk you have to acknowledge when trying to take down your opponent. That's why non-aggro decks wait before attacking to shields. You usually want to take down all of your opponents creatures before making your move. Aggro decks are already out in the open (mainly tapped creatures), so Holy Awe shouldn't make that huge difference there. It is a great and meta defining card, no denying in that. Wouldn't call it broken.
i was a bit unspecific with the term aggro, because it was late.
what i actually meant is field control-centric aggro decks.
or even some slwoer aggrod ecks that do not swing shiedls immedietly.
you actually do not ahve to have control over the battlezone. just slightly is enough.
and even if it is evenly distributed it can be really unfair.
holy awe Can be the most broken card. it isnt always broken without set up.
but even then it can be if the aggro player has broken enough shields.
i am talking about a field controlish mirror matches of course!
i could go on and give you a lot of counter arguments but
t ill just give you a simple scenario, where both palyers posses good boards:
you have: tajimal, magris, sarius, hulcus , and melnia. (marino control)
your opp has: petrova, mist rias,la ura and pala olesis and locomotiver
now you hardcast awe: melnia kills > pala olesis, tajimal kills > petrova,
magris and sarius kill > la ura and mist rias and hulcus kills loco.
you just lost yous field of 5 creatures. you must have seen those scenearios definitely.
you actually gave a argument why awe is good by saying you need to get rid of the field:
1. getting rid of the field isnt easy especially a field cotnrol matchup.
2. not being able to swing just because an awe might be hidden beak your field shows how strong it can be.
as you can see exactly those 2 scenarios happened in the last DM Meeting.
if you remember, i played someone who couldnt attack me because awe would
tap all their blockers and i would have had game.
in the other game i did hardcast awe and broke their field.
so i actually got an crazy advantage
now you may say: this needs set up.
well a field control deck naturally sets up their field.
setting up is nothing special.
i dont call it broken as well but it CAN be. and the possibility sucks.
it just does too much and is the one of the cards card in the tcg that can change the game the most.
people win so many games they should have lost because of awe.