It's called collateral damage; getting caught in the crossfire.
For its crimes of producing turn two Goblin Charbelcher, powering up Oops All Spells and Neobrand to turn two/three kills, and putting Chalice of the Void and Blood Moon onto the battlefield far earlier than expected, Simian Spirit Guide has been removed from the Modern format.
But what about y'all who were just trying to cast some Lotus Blooms and win on turn four?
Minus Nauseum | Modern | @matsugan, 5-0 MTGO League
- Lands (20)
- 1 Island
- 1 Clearwater Pathway
- 2 Seachrome Coast
- 4 City of Brass
- 4 Darkslick Shores
- 4 Eldrazi Temple
- 4 Gemstone Mine
One of the things about new formats is that you aren't always going to get it right the first time.
This deck came from Twitter user @matsugan and it is packed with awesome ideas about how to update the Ad Nauseam archetype now that Simian Spirit Guide is banned, but it also had some serious flaws too.
The idea of playing Eldrazi Temple to power out Inverter of Truth and sideboard Thought-Knot Seer feels genius, until you realize that your main combo of Angel's Grace + Spoils of the Vault + Thassa's Oracle requires and there's no other way to cast Thought-Knot Seer other than the Temples and the two Talisman of Dominance. The deck is also soft to a few more pieces of interaction than Ad Nauseam was and has other flaws that keep it from being consistent.
However, there are a lot of really cool ideas here, that if refined could take up Ad Nauseam's mantle of "quirky Modern combo deck."
I doubt we've seen the last of Lotus Bloom!