“Sundering Titan has long been a card on the edge. The decision to get rid of it came from the combination of two points. One, it simply created undesirable game states. It was too easily both intentionally abused and unintentionally game-warping, especially since its ability triggers on both entering and leaving the battlefield. Two, there has been a fair amount of community distaste for the card, and we agreed that the card overwhelmingly creates a negative experience for players. Listening to the ever-growing and ever more-involved community is important to us.”
“…Well, I know it’s a crazy card, and I hate it personally, but it’s too good not to include.”
You don’t hear that in regard to Sundering Titan too often. More likely, you’ll see this:
“God, that card just pisses everyone in my playgroup off. I cut it completely”
“For a card to be considered for banning (or kept banned), it should be causing problems in EDH games due to one of three things:
- Its power level in multiplayer EDH is significantly higher than both what’s expected for its mana cost AND it’s power level in other formats (due to different rules or game sizes). [Examples include Panoptic Mirror and Biorythm]
- it’s dollar cost is prohibitive for most players and the card usually detracts from the playing experience of everyone in the game [The Power 8].
- it belongs to a class of cards which can’t be consistently interpreted by all players [Silver bordered cards, dexterity cards]”