If they nerf companions, all would be underwhelming cards in Vintage. Nerfed Lurrus costs too much/has too slow of an effect. He’s only good as the 8th card in your hand in the context of a fair Vintage meta.
Hopefully they follow the advice in my email and unrestrict at least 10 cards.
I disagree---I think Lurrus with a -1 hand size penalty is still completely busted in a Underworld Breach shell, and possibly other deck configurations as well.
The bonus card is icing on the cake but it's the ability to "wish" Lurrus into play at will once you're ready to combo off that makes him so strong.
If Lurrus was not banned and just removed as a companion I think he could see main deck play in any sort of grindy match or in storm. I could also imagine Zirda and Lutri as non companion includes here and there.
I think that them unbanning anything is a pipe dream, they would have mentioned it in this announcement. The only thing you maybe could hope for is a change to the companion rules themselves but even with that I don't think they would reverse a week old ban.
I really hope for a errata or the companion mechanic as a whole.
However regardless of the changes made, the thing that interests me the most is if they actually acknowledge the mistakes they made with releasing this mechanic.
I just really hat to see the 2019 War of the Spark until present era of design continue.