Quote from Fire FistI also dont like Thoughtseize MB its just not so important to play that instead of Llanowar Elves on turn 1.Also there are better cards for SB than that cashseize(exterpate! ) .O and yeah GARRUK RLZ !!
I rarely play Thoughtseize on turn 1. Only time I ever play it turn 1 is if I don't get a mana maker. The best play I've found is:
Play a land. Play Llanowar Elves. Pass the turn.
Play a land. Use Llanowar Elves and one land to play Wren's Run Vanquisher. Use the other land to play Thoughtseize, removing a WOG/DMN, or anything they might use to destroy the affirmentioned Vanquisher. Pass the turn.
and there you have it.
How on earth is Extirpate better than Thoughtseize? They do completely different things. Don't even compare the two...