Quote from thememan »Overrated:
1. Kozilek's Return. Don't get me wrong, the card is very good, and very playable in standard. The issue I'm seeing is it in Modern, particularly in discussion with tron in mind. While it has some definite advantages over Pyroclasm, the added CMC is not trivial; going from 2 to 3 is actually a big cost for Modern, particularly for the decks that want it and when they would want it. Pyroclasm on turn 2 is amazing when you need it; it can lose you the game on turn 3 as well.
2. Warping Wail. It's good, but I think people are conflating the colorless mana cost with it being splashable due to being colorless. It's no more splashable than any other colored card to be honest, and you need to devote a good amount of colorless produces to cast this starting on turn 2. It's good, but not great, and is reigned in by requiring a casting cost available through a very narrow subset of lands.
3. Nissa, Vastwood Seer. I hesitate to call it bad, but I also don't see it doing a lot in standard particularly currently. Her +1 is anemic, and her -2 requires a strong board density to work well. The fact she is a 3 mana walker, however, with decent abilities will mean she sees some play. Just not a format staple.
4. Chandra, I can't remember her name. It's just not as good as people are making her out to be, which is dissappointing. Her +1 ability can blank heavily on many boardstates, her 0 ability is fine, and her -X ability notably doesn't hit what you need it to hit that late in the game. I'm fairly unimpressed all-around with her, and don't see the relevance of the card.
5. Eldrazi Displacer. Don't get me wrong, the card is perfectly fine in general. However, this suffers from the same problem as Warping Wail. It's a very strong effect if you can use it, but the fact that it's on a body coupled with the fact that it requires a narrow type of mana restricts its utility.
Note that I'm not necessarily saying these cards are *bad*, only overrrated. I'll get to my underrated in a bit.