Quote from wtwlf123 »As an aside, I think this might be the best mono-red card in the cube.
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While we're on the subject of these Secret Lair versions of cube cards, what are thoughts on the rest? I was a little worried I'd be tempted to buy myself a 200 dollar Christmas gift and get the whole bundle, but now that I've seen them all, I'm only interested in the Bitterblossom set for cube.
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I agree that it's a bit of a build around.. more so, that you can't just shove this into a mono green deck with 16 lands and have it be playable. It's ceiling is way way higher than it's average case performance, and it should miss a decent % of main decks or be a weak playable.
It's ceiling is in a deck with strip mine , crucible effects , oracle of mul daya and/or courser of kruphix.
Once you go off with some of those shenanigans, you'll see why this card is much better than the lantern.
Upside is a very important thing to consider when evaluating a card imo.
My guess is it's a clear miss at 360, worth a test in the 450-540 range, and a slam at 540+.
Quote from ELPsteel »Quote from steve_man »Chromatic Lantern pretty much does everything this card already wants to do.
Hard disagree. Chromatic lantern doesnt shut down aggression on turn 3, and there is significantly more artifact removal vs enchantment removal in most aggressive decks.
Secondly, chromatic lantern doesnt let you go off with crucible of worlds.
Quote from steve_man »Chromatic Lantern pretty much does everything this card already wants to do.
Quote from wtwlf123 »I think this looks sweet. Good with Narset/Leovold interactions, good top-end for spells matters decks, powerful with Fastbond and sweet with Psychatog.
Quote from wtwlf123 »I don't love the cards, but they're solid and effective, so they're in. If I had one instant-speed Incendiary Flow (to give me a "strictly better" Incinerate/Spear variant) and maybe one more utility burn spell along the lines of Abrade, that might spell the end for the Incinerate clones for me.
Quote from Salmo »Quote from LucidVision »I would not run a infinite/infinite vanilla creature for 5 mana in cube.
I would run a creature that kills in one shot, doesn't die to any damage effects, and cost 5 mana.
Quote from LucidVision »I would not run a infinite/infinite vanilla creature for 5 mana in cube.