This is intriguing enough that I wanted to share.
So I was playing a 3-man EDH game this morning on Cockatrice, and I was in a multiplayer game where one guy was testing a new Narset, Enlightened Master deck (by the way, I suspect that her legality may not be long in EDH). And it was Ramp/Control UWR centered on abusing artifacts. He was winning by turn 6 each game, so after two games, I realized I needed to meta-call this deck to stand a chance. So I load my anti-artifact Akroma (red version) deck, which uses the same artifact ramp tactics, but is also off-centered on killing other people’s artifacts. Turn 3 I ramp out this little artifact killer, and the guy starts accusing me of being a sore loser for switching to this, but he sticks Narset. I kill his artifacts anyway on my next turn, then another opponent plays a creature wipe, then I get kicked (Narset player was Host) because I was a terrible loser gunning for the artifact deck after getting beat twice.
I guess I could see that case, except:
1. I lost the second game because I misplayed.
2. It was a meta call. When someone is dominant, I will play something that has better odds. It’s not that I’m so angry that I’ve been losing (although that has happened before); it’s I want to play EDH. That means gunning for the most relevant threat I know.
3. Do I think I was a sore loser and a jerk for playing a deck that attacked his strengths? Eh… jerk, maybe. Even if I did load the deck to take down a stronger opponent, I still loaded it specifically to gun after one player. Sore loser? Not in this case.
Honestly I want to build a Narset deck before her possilbe ban from EDH… I just hope that I have the calm of the Jeskai way I did not see from this person when he realized people were gunning for him because Narset will devolve into you vs. them if it’s built to optimal capacity.
why do you think Narset is overpowered?
Narset enables Control/Stax a means to cheat powerful spells for free and reliably through strong library manipulation. I could be overreacting, but generally a deck built to ramp out a turn 3 card that can cheat some of the most powerful spells in Magic is at the least… suspicious.