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  • posted a message on [C21] [CUBE] Laelia, the Blade Reforged
    I wish the card worked with madness or flashback or force of will cards etc. but those are nitpicks. Card is really interesting, different, powerful and will likely have some neat interactions for cubers to discover. Obviously scavenging ooze is a clear combo. It works with both seasoned pyromancer and najella but those are 3 drops an compete for this space. Other cards I am playing like Chandra, Phoenix of Ash, Grom Lavamancer, and Bomat Courier play well. As I am really moving more to a graveyard red theme this is one I am excited to try.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] - [CUBE][STX] Vanishing Verse
    This card is good and I won't blame anyone for running it, but I am thin on gold slots and I won't be running more than one removal piece in a guild and this doesn't beat vindicate. I have a hard time spending a gold slot when white and black have amazing removal as it is.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [MH2] [CUBE] - Abundant Harvest
    To try this I would either need it to be an instant or have any spells matters cards in green. This would see play in plent of U/G and R/G and even B/G decks as a back up if they don't get better draw in their colors or for more density but it doesn't just need to be better than Oath for me, it would need to be a lot better.

    Card probably plays quite well but there are lots of 'plays quite well' cards don't include
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [STX] [CUBE] Rip Apart
    Not going to the face has had me pull abrade from time to time. What stopped me from running dredbore is the fact that efficient removal no longer excites me for gold cards. Yes I still run some of them. I won't blame anyone for running this but I loathe to take up guild slots with cards like this. I find it like this will just be a give to the boros drafter or person with ample fixing late in a pack rather than make anyone go into the guild.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [STX] [CUBE] Elite Spellbinder
    I saw hurrah for white getting more taxing tools. The thing I like most is that when this creature is removed the tax stays. It would be even better if they couldn't play the exiled card withouy creatures still being in play but that is probably too good. Seesms real fun with blink, Competes in hte same slot as flickerwisp and displacer and every other 3 drop.

    Very much worth a spin
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [TSR] Time Spiral Remastered Name and Number Crunch
    There are two artifacts left as far as I can tell. Either someone forgot to do their spoiler yesterday or gavin was saving something for one more morning cast. I really hope they have one more surprise left
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TSR] Time Spiral Remastered Name and Number Crunch
    I think 327 is still open for black timeshifted. After leyline and before read the bones
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Usher of the Fallen
    I think I might cut champion of the parish. I have argued it for long time but white 1 is getting super tough. Outside lions, I have mom and still haven't fit giver of runes in. Thraben inspector is always trying to get in depending on artifact themes and giant killer is going for another spin with me.

    Spoiled for choices.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE]: Halvar, God of Battle // Sword of the Realms
    When I finally pulled the swords from my cube (tired of protection) I really started to think about how many pieces of equipment/vehicles I wanted. I fundamentally think they are great (primarily in aggro). But how many do you want in a deck or in your opening hand? one or two max? How many in the deck maybe 3 max? In a way this reminds me of Fleetwheel cruiser. No random narrow upside but it does slap as a threat, and sits there as a bump for your little aggro guys.

    I never liked fleetwheel as just a vehicle or just as a threat but straddling that line was the god part.

    I suspect this God feels good as being flexible. However being WW probably kills it for me in my small cube.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Zendikar Rising (ZNR) cards for the cube!
    Thanks for this

    I think it is fair to note that Agadeeem is triple black, meaning you have to draw 4 black mana sources before playing it. Not a deal breaker by any means but a downside that plays better in black heavy decks, which is why it slides behind the green and white for me. But that is silly because I'm trying all the non blue ones. It has been a while since I wanted to try so many cards.

    Oddly enough I might be most excited for the mammoth, as I expect it to see more action than the big flip cards. I have always like playing cards like Rhonas and surrak, this besaty will do well there.

    A few cards you are missing for me, but I can't argue this time as the set is deep.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE][ZNR] - Akoum Hellhound
    Density of fetches has everything to do with how good this may be
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] Glasspool Mimic // Glasspool Shore
    And this is exactly why I believe this card is the bar. The mythics are cool because they can be uptapped but most are so expensive they will impact very few cube games.

    This card represents the class down from the mythic. The spell has a decently powerful effect, but the situational nature of it is why it is not played. The better flip cards are later game cards when you know you don't want the land, and this is cheap which is good when you aren't using the land side.

    But even if it impresses I doubt it is a long term inclusion because Phyrexian Metamorph and Phantasmal Image are the only clones I play
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] - [CUBE][ZNR] - Skyclave Shade
    My black creature sections (1-3 mana) is almost completely turning into recursive creatures and sac outlets. This is good news. I will have to keep an eye on exile effects and graveyard hate being able to keep it in check, but that is a great problem to have. With how much I like scrapheap scrounger /woe strider this is an easy choice.

    Little sad about not being a zombie, but that is a nit pick. Probably have to say goodbye to Grevyard Marshall, who is very good in a similar way but I often don't have creatures I want to exile since I have other ways to get them back.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] Glasspool Mimic // Glasspool Shore
    To me this card is the real teat. A powerful card for a reasonable mana cost, that is situational bad/excellent. But I like it more than the combat trick ones because you get to sculpt a plan with it. They effect is also usually better late, when you dont need land. So if excellent i may try more flip catds
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] [ZNR] Includes & Testing Thread
    Quote from happyjosiah »
    This set is pretty overwhelming for 360 cubes for sure. I'm kind of tempted to let the dust settle a bit and see some results from other people before making huge amounts of changes.


    I of where I am at. I will be cracking a box of collectors boosters and just play around with whatever is in there. For sure I will pursue the Naya colored mythic flip cards and do a bit of wait and see. We are getting so much turnover now I am less likely to jump on my full list right away. Certain cards like Shark Typhoon stand out enough for me to invest in foil alt art (many of the flip lands are on that list) but even at 360, I might have a list of 15-20 I am excited about. I think I will wait for the full spoiler to really think this through.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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