Let’s Look Closely at Omnath, Locus of Creation
This is a card that is outstanding on rate.
The card is efficient on its face… It’s a 4/4 cantrip for four mana before you start considering landfall abilities.
If you think about just the first landfall ability (gaining four life), it’s already better than a Siege Rhino.
It’s really, really good… But is it going to meet the Standard executioner so soon?
Uro, or Omnath, or Uro AND Omnath?
Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath is likely to be banned soon.
Reason: It has just been so warping in Standard (and other formats) essentially from the moment it appeared.
… But with Omnath join Uro?
We think so.
Among other reasons, banning Uro does very little to curb the dominance Omnath has already shown in Standard. Few decks play a full load of Cultivates and Beanstalk Giants. If all you did was cut Uro, making room for other three mana ramp cards might arguably make them more consistent at producing Omnath!
Uro might get an extra land into play, but it’s not great at fixing colors.
The Kitchen Sink
While Omnath is dominating a lot of Magic: The Gathering conversations right now, we did have a little time to go over how badly Mike missed on Sea Gate Restoration, some Pioneer talk, the newest Craterhoof Behemoth implementation, and even the hot new Modern tech!
Check it out here!