Posted in NEWS on May 25, 2014

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.

How has Journey into Nyx changed the Sealed format?

No. 1 Ranked Player Reid Duke: "I think the format's a little more balanced, a little slower, and a little weaker since Theros was the strongest booster. Whenever you add another set, it makes the gameplay more challenging since there's a higher number of tricks and possibilities.
No. 2 Ranked Player Jeremy Dezani: "I think white is worse now. White was the best color when you had a lot of Theros. With Journey into Nyx, it's not the best color. Now I think it's green."

No. 3 Ranked Player Stanislav Cifka: "It's changed a lot of things. There is much less bestow so all the heroic creatures become slightly worse. Journey into Nyx has slowed things down."
Two-time Limited Grand Prix Champion Frank Skarren: "Pretty significantly. I think when it was all Theros, the format was extremely powerful. Now I think the decks are a little slower and a little clunkier, and the cheap heroic aggro decks got a lot worse."