This card is so good in the aristocrat deck that we think we won't ever cut it. Real staple for us. Unless the cube goes down to like 450, there's absolutely no chance it gets cut in the short term. But we do get it for others who don't really run the crats package. Some cards, like this, Living Death or even Entomb, get a hole new dimension when you do support the archetype. For us, it's still a strong crats pillar.
This is a really good creature for an uncommon. Reality Smasher's anti-removal buff is a big deal, as is its ability to be splashed into decks via just colorless mana sources. But this creature is good. I think the competition at the 5cc red creature slot is too steep, but it's not far off. Kinda surprising to see a creature with these stats at this rarity.
Yeah, we think it's closer than most have pointed out. Real stat monster. Will be a pain in XLN limited. What the heck they just did...
This card feels decent to us. We like the fact that it helps aggro against its worst nemesis archetype, alias midrange. It punishs your opponent for having to land of at least two blockers for it while also preventing him your getting extra life point. In a RB aggro deck, that has the reach to destroy almost everything in there way, it seems pretty annoying to block. Our guess is that it can Force Spike you, just by its triggered ability, before you can suceed to do it properly. Pretty good dinosaur! Splashable as well!
About the Prodder comparison, we think the dinosaur is better, and by a significant marge, in aggro shells. Although, the Prodder is a better cube card overall because it can go into multiple archetypes. So basicly, the dinosaur is more powerful at doing his thing, while the devil is more versatile. Tough call.
Are you assuming we're doing a draft? I have never done one ever. I'm sure it's fun for a lot of people, but I'd rather just buy cards I'm looking for. I play modern for the unbroken, cheaper card pool for a longer duration.
What people jere is simply saying is that the flying will matter because Fiend/Maggot variant aren't that made of, cube speak of course, to abuse their ETB trigger. It's not like you were looking at a bounce effect, kill effect or draw effet... You're picking a card from their hand man. Even if you recurre/blink it several times, you'll be limited to the number of cards in your oppponent's hand. So for that reason, being a creature that is reccurable/blinkable is not the main upside of those Thoutghseize dudes. Their main purpose is to be a creature that can attack, and most of the time with equipment pieces. If you have played a lot of MTGO cube games, you would normally have seen that fact tons of time.
Seems like a good stat monster. ETB trigger wants to be abuse as well. Naya Blink or even 4 Color Blink would like it. We have 6 guild spots, so we don't even have to think about the actual cut. It will be Domri Rade/Voltaic Brawler spot. FWIW, we do not run Xenagos because its another freaking 4cc. We have Arlinn Kord at this post, even if we feel they are pretty interchangeable. We just appreciate the fact that Arlinn is pretty versatile. Xenagos, for its part, is not.
It has flying as well, that's the upside. Don't have to care about the +1 thoughness. And for having them in for a while, we can say that those dorks hit more than often noncreature spells. That's in fact their mean purpose. They act as Duress on legs that can swing sword's hits.