Quote from MiaouI'm new to cubing and I am building a 400 card unpowered cube for 4 players.
I had a question regarding archetypes:
If two colors have somewhat overlapping archetypes, is that too overpowered?
For example I like to have drain in black and some burn in red. I am afraid that when combined, it might be too powerful.
Thoughts on this from people who actually have experience?
Quote from Wildfire393No, in fact, you WANT colors to have overlapping strategies, so that players can play multiple colors in the same deck.
Quote from Theogony_IXWhat do you guys think of the Orzhov mythic just spoiled?
Our Orzhov section looks like this:
Angel of Despair Debtors' Knell Identity Crisis Orzhov Signet Vindicate
I could conceivably see this replacing Identity Crisis, but are there other Orzhov cards I might be missing?
Quote from CadaverousBl00mFrom the Gatecrash cards spoilt today...
Are these two pretty much autoincludes in your cube?
Gideon is more likely to get to his ultimate with more players about, and the Aberration is a Sewer Nemesis on steroids in a weak guild.
Quote from Cz
I don't like Clique but the real issue in that Blue doesn't have great 3 drops. Hunted Phantasm and Phyrexian Metamorph are the 2 big ones that come to mind but I mean realistically it doesn't have tons of great creature plays at that CMC. Clique is a 3 power flier with a decent effect. it's not an amazing card but the alternatives aren't any better so...
Quote from ToadAll these are fine. I actually disagree that Sol Ring is too strong. In a, say, 5 players game, leading with a Turn 1 Sol Ring means the game becomes 4vs1 right away. That's a very very harsh drawback, as that's a fight you can't really win. Politics balance fast mana very well. Same for Mana Drain.
Quote from MiaouI was trying to find the information, but did not succeed:
What type of average CC should I be looking for for my cube?
I am sure there are many variables to take into consideration to answer, but a ballpark figure would help greatly.
Right now, I think I am quite a bit too high with around 3.75CC average.
It is just so hard to cut the good high end stuff
Quote from MiaouIt's a MP cube
Quote from Theogony_IXOne of the multiplayer cube guys should be able to help you out. I run an EDH cube, and it has an average cmc of something like 4.5.