יש אנשים, שחושבים שSkullclamp צריך לחטוף Ban מT2, כי הוא גורם לפורמאט בזמן הקרוב להיות מאד לא מאוזן.
מה אתם חושבים? (עשו טובה, תנסו לפחות לכתוב דעות עם נימוקים, לא את השטויות שאתם תמיד כותבים [כן רנן, אני מתכוון אלייך]).
אני רק אצטט פה מה שכתבתי בMTGNews, בדיון המתאים שם:
Kijin, this T2 is NOT balanced. Saying it is balanced is like saying that EXT was balanced before the bannings. Sure, you had a couple of deck- you had Tinker, Tinker Stax, Tog [Scepter\Regular], Oath [Scepter\Regular] and Food Chain Goblins. You had about 5 decks, all tier 1. But, saying that it is a balanced format is like saying that the earth is flat and it's even less true. You had either to play against Food Chain and Tinker, or you played it yourself. If you remeber, there was a total of more then 20 copied of Tinker in PT NO's Top8. It's not a balanced format.
And now, what you have? All the top decks in T2 (Ravager, Elf & Nail, Gobbos, Cemetery) runs Clamp. It's like the old EXT- you'll either play Ravager (or Gobbos etc.) with Clamp, or you'll play to beat it. But, it's not that easy to beat Clamp, since artifact destruction won't always help, and the only thing that help is Damping Matrix. So you'll have to build a deck that runs 4 Matrix main, without damaging itself. Not every deck could do it, but most deck would run 4 Matrix main anyways.
You might think: "If Skullclamp is unbalancing T2, how come MrBC doesn't suffer the same?". Well, it's not true that MrBC is balanced. It's even more unbalanced then T2. You've seen it yourself in PT Kobe- you either played Ravager (with Clamps), or you played the "anti decks", ie, R\G Anti, Mono Red, T&N etc. It's still unbalanced, but since everyone packes so much hate against it, it's very hard for it to win, since the hate is to much.
But then again, everyone (well, most of us) remember the EXT deck Reanimator (before Mr was legal). I even remember how much hate was against that deck (the B\U version, not the Benzo), and it still made to top 8. But, like someone said (don't recall who)- it was wrong to play the best deck.
It might be true for MrBC. But it's not true for T2, since there are ALOT of "best decks", and you know what they say- "You can't beat them all". What makes those decks so good? Skullclamp. Without it, the decks won't be the best.
Skullclamp should be banned. Also, Sharpshooter should be banned, in order to make creature decks an option (the same reason why Oath of Druids was banned in EXT).