last edited by Protoaddct
Yea I do not think the drawback is actually the drawback to this card. I am inclined to believe that you would never run this mainboard like you would some number of decays, since the number of additional targets this provides is in my eyes fairly marginal. Many of the targets of value that Abrupt can't hit this still may not be able to deal with.
Oath creatures generally get value once they hit the table, and if oath is still around you are potentially still on the losing end of the trade. Blightsteel is unaffected, as are any big hexproof guys, Sphinx of the steel wind, that archon who can name instants.
Against shops most targets are affected equally by Decay, with the exception of the land which is often not the right target if they are already ahead, and Lodestone for the decks that still run that. It is substantially worse for hitting a Cotv set to 2.
Against stormy/spell heavy decks they often do have a basic land to fetch, and land would likely be your target in many of those matches.
I will be getting a playset because this will likely be an all star in modern against Tron and other ramp decks, it is thoroughly a card that will maintain its value once settled, but as a basic rare in what will be a very popular set I'm in the wait and see camp.