Ban Treasure Cruise. Ban Cruise. Ban Cruise. That's all we hear anymore (and part of it from me).
The Top 8 of Grand Prix Omaha tells us a different story.
Or does it?
We saw just one copy of Blue-Red Delver make it into the Top 8 at Omaha, which features seven distinct archetypes including MERFOLK! But we also saw a ton of Chalice of the Void, which is important to note because it does show how warped the format has become around Cruising. Hell, some Top 32 decks were even playing maindeck Relic of Progenitus in an attempt to slow down the delving.
So, on the one hand, it seems the format can handle it. On the other, there's no denying it's a warped format. But I can almost accept that if we continue to see this much diversity and this many Merfolk. That said, Birthing Pod was the actual dominant archetype of the weekend, and the "ban Birthing Pod" jokes may not be all that funny anymore.