last edited by Griselbrother
Seriously speaking, I think that the way the current meta is, this card is truly an (almost strict) upgrade to Stony Silence. Speaking from a Hatebears perspective here, the main problem with Stony Silence is that it's very bad in some matchups (Dredge, Xerox, BUG mainly), but Ouphe is much better here. Against Dredge you obviously don't want the effect but at least Ouphe is a creature. Against Xerox and BUG the effect doesn't do much either but again it's a creature, which shouldn't be underestimated as you often want to hold back your Spirit of Labyrinth or Sanctum Prelate to not get ambush vipered by Snapcaster (in fact, holding back Prelate is almost always correct against Xerox if your opponent has Snapcaster mana up, as it's really, really hard for Xerox to beat Prelate @ 1).
Against PO and other storm builds, whether it's a creature or and enchantment doesn't matter much as the most commonly played hate are bounce effects anyway.
Against Shops it's a strict update with the added bonus that it doesn't get taxed under your own Thalia (game 1, that is, as you want to side out Thalia games 2 and 3) and it doesn't get blown up by Serenity. Serenity is one of the best sideboard cards against Shops but one of the biggest issues was that Stony would get killed too. With Ouphe I think I want to go back to Serenity over Seeds of Innocence again (although Force of Vigor is gonna get tested as well).
Oath is, off the top of my head, the one matchup where Stony is better than Ouphe, but although Oath has seen a resurgence lately (at least in my experience, but that might be variance) I certainly think that Ouphe is just the better card the way the meta is right now.