This won't interact with most of the cards in your second paragraph, because Laelia specifies "whenever you exile", not "whenever one or more cards are exiled from". In the case of each of those *except* Nicol Bolas (EDIT: and Ashiok, Nightmare Muse), the opponent is the one that is taking the action of exiling your stuff, so Laelia won't trigger.Quote from meltingsho »Laelia, the Blade Reforged is a very strong card that doesn't need help to be great. That said I am tickled by the many little synergies that trigger her like cascade, delve, escape, and eternalize. The two-card combo I'm most excited to assemble is Laelia + Psychatog.
I also like that Laelia hates on your opponent's effects that exile your library or graveyard, such as Ashiok(s), Robber of the Rich, Thief of Sanity, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, and Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh.
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I like the idea of this swap. I'm not sure it'll end up being the correct one, but I definitely like the idea of cutting a cheaty guy for another one, and this would be more of an improvement over cutting another artifact creature.Quote from SaucyFaucet »Hot damn, dunk slam.
I will be cutting Kozilek 2.0 and finally breaking the trifecta. Although, I’m also considering cutting a completely different card, because I am slightly concerned all the high-end targets are still being stretched thin across the archetypes that need them
Apr 4, 2021Cythare posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Strixhaven (STX) cards for the cube!Those are two of the three Mystical Archives I’m looking to add, with the third being the very divisive Faithless Looting (and maybe the Day of Judgment, depending on where etched foil prices land).Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
Apr 4, 2021Cythare posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Strixhaven (STX) cards for the cube!Thank you for this as always! I'd completely skipped past Flamescroll Celebrant // Revel in Silence somehow, so appreciate you noting it. I was looking at taking Velomachus or the Lorehold deans for a spin, but I think this one fits better. That slot aside, I'm excited to add the cards you identified as the top 6.Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
I'm excited that this set has a good number of cards that I expect to stick for a good while without needing to swap out too many cards.
Apr 3, 2021I like that this isn't a bajillion cards like some of the other recent sets. Currently looking at:Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Spectral Procession -> Elite Spellbinder
Nighthawk Scavenger -> Sedgemoor Witch
Go for the Throat -> Baleful Mastery
Fire//Ice -> Prismari Command
Boros Charm -> Rip Apart
Nahiri, the Harbinger -> Velomachus Lorehold
I'm still thinking about some of the MDFCs, specifically Extus/Awaken the Blood Avatar for Alesha, and Plarg/Augusta (likely would be instead of Velomachus Lorehold).
Apr 2, 2021I'm definitely planning to test this one. Black isn't quite as well-positioned for this effect compared to red, but the menace and ward are also pretty big upgrades. Definitely testing it, expecting it to stick around a while.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Mar 26, 2021The pricing is definitely super painful. I ended up caving and buying a Reclamation Sage, and then picking up a Restoration Angel and a Crystal Shard in trades, but I really wish these were otherwise anywhere approaching reasonably priced. They look nice, though!Posted in: The Cube Forum
Mar 4, 2021While my actual preferences vary from card to card, my overall preferences are old border foil > 93/94 nonfoil (The Dark or earlier) > promotional foil > other new border foil > Ice Age-Urza's Saga nonfoil > newer nonfoil.Posted in: The Cube Forum
There are always exceptions, and they'll vary from one cube designer to another. My favorite Wasteland art is the Zendikar Rising Expeditions art, and the frame is also neat, so I'm planning to pick one of those up instead of tracking down the old-border foil.
Feb 27, 2021Posted in: Cube Lists
Green aggro just never really ends up being the primary aggro color. I want to keep the cards in that I'm adding, but it's possible paring down green aggro isn't correct. It's not like I can't undo the swap!Quote from rantipole »These are good changes if you want to pare down green aggro. If I went up to a 630 card cube, I'd probably reinclude the green aggro cards I just cut.
Feb 23, 2021Making a few small changes in green based on thoughts about its role as a secondary aggro color and not a primary one. I'm not sure that this is correct, but for now, I'm axing three one-drops (although one is becoming a different one-drop), plus axing a 5-drop, since I have so many now:Posted in: Cube Lists
Jungle Lion -> Elvish Reclaimer
Kessig Prowler -> Farseek
Wolfbitten Captive -> Cultivate
Biogenic Ooze -> Sylvan Caryatid
Feb 20, 2021Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
I still play Dack's Duplicate! I considered cutting it instead of Fire//Ice, but I like having the haste clone effect, so I'm replacing the more similar effect.Quote from JinxedIdol »I think I might be taking out Ral for this, or Dack’s Duplicate (is anyone playing with this still?)
The shock and shatter will probably be the most used but the other half might be useful for Welder/Reanimator shenanigans.
Quite interesting that it is arguably mono red if you still consider faithless looting in color.
Feb 18, 2021I like all these changes! I think that I like all your lands more than Crawling Barrens. I think I like it more than Powder Keg or Lightning Greaves, but I know I'm more down on Greaves than most are (I don't run it at 630).Posted in: Cube Lists
Feb 11, 2021That's fair - I don't like how much of a mana sink Student ends up being (while still being in red removal range), so I'm taking the opportunity to cut it now.Posted in: Cube Lists
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