Siege Rhino is the new Thragtusk. Remember Thragtusk? Remember how fun it wasn’t? Welcome to our new standard with 18 months of Thragtusk V2.
I get that Wizards wants to nerf aggro but goddamn. Theros block already gave us Sylvan Caryatid and Courser of Kruphix. Those get in aggro’s way plenty by themselves. Mono green dropping turn two Courser of Kruphix was bad enough. But now junk decks get to drop turn three “here’s a huge wall that stops your dudes, smashes through your dudes, and undid some of the work your previous dudes did”. It’s a great wonderful world for aggro. Except it’s not. And that’s what Wizards wants because they’re assholes who don’t like it when I’m having fun. I don’t care if my definition of a fun match is 10 turns over three games under 10 minutes. That’s my tolerance for tournament Magic. I want to win the match quick so I can go do things that aren’t tournament Magic.
They’re also pushing green really hard. Please stop. Green sucks, always sucked, and always will suck. Just eliminate it from the color pie long with blue. Then Magic will be a fun skill intense game for scholars such as myself. But now every deck is green. Even mono red aggro is green. Even Jeskai burn is green. It’s all green all the time. Green’s really been green with envy over the other colors like red being the best. It’s so bad that it had to team up with black and white to get its most relevant ability. Without them, it would just be a 4/5 trample for 3G.
In closing, get green out of Magic and take blue with you.