Quote from Cythare »For me, it's:
Birds of Paradise > Joraga Treespeaker > Noble Hierarch > Llanowar Elves=Elvish Mystic=Fyndhorn Elves > Gilded Goose > Arbor Elf, except that I personally prioritize Gilded Goose before the third of the redundant Elf trio (it just felt weird to arbitrarily assign one of the three as the "worse" one.
Re: Ajani v Nahiri, they're cards that go in very different decks, but in a more traditional, smaller cube, Ajani is probably going to perform better since he'll be a top-end card for aggro while Nahiri will want to be more combo oriented, which may not find itself too heavily in white. I'd add Ajani first if I only had room for one.
Quote from happyjosiah »Show and Tell is good. It's cheaper than the other cards mentioned. It's about as "fair" as Exhume in my opinion.
Quote from bnans_25 »
Also, wtwlf, I've noticed that you've started to categorize some cards outside of their respective sections. Could you comment on your methodology? I could see counting something like Dryad Militant as 50% Green and 50% White, but I'm not really sure what to do with cards like Dismemeber (is it colourless or is the double Phyrexian mana a big enough deal to make it a black card) or Soulfire Grandmaster (would this ever get played as a white card or always in a Jeskai combination).
Quote from steve_man »
I'd argue that your cube can do more to support it. There are a good amount of supporting cards that could support Show and Tell shells that I found missing in your list:
- Imperial Seal
- Through the Breach
- Selvala's Stampede
- Sensei's Divining Top
- Dragonlord Atarka
How has Eureka been performing for you? Typically those two cards go hand in hand, except Show and Tell is more versatile since it's more playable in your typical Reanimator deck. It'd seem weird to me if Eureka is performing well but not Show and Tell.
Normally I'd say listen to your playgroup. If you don't believe in the card yourself, then yeah, just cut it. But if you do believe in the card, it's up to you to educate both yourself and your playgroup (either through explaining it to them or showing them how beastly the card it is in practice). Again, it's a card with inherent risk, so of course it'll blow up in your face from time to time, and that's usually what people remember it from.
If you haven't done so, I'd highly recommend to check out my podcast episode on Cheaty Face in cube. I have a lot of my own personal 3-0 lists to reference from and a spreadsheet breaking down a lot of the ratio of colors / key cards used in the 3-0 decks listed.
My own 3-0 Cheaty Face decks within the past 2 years: https://imgur.com/a/hPjTpEt
Spreadsheet breakdown of 3-0 decks: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qLFkXQOmIYdXmq3O7bHnM9FGQhxJovs5ONqilgQeFkI/edit?usp=sharing
Quote from wtwlf123 »Quote from asmallcat »Everyone in my group agreed show and tell was bad and we should cut it.
Then cut it. I would never dream of doing that, because the card's been a blast to play and a complete powerhouse, but why debate it? If you and your playgroup hate it, stop cubing with it.
Quote from asmallcat »Everyone in my group agreed show and tell was bad and we should cut it.
Quote from calibretto »
If I go turn three Show and Tell and put in any 6+ casting cost creature from the cube, that will almost assuredly win me the game
Quote from wtwlf123 »7/10 times I play an effect like this, the permanent I put into play with it wins me the game. Maybe another 20% of the time the opponent can answer it and it's not game-winning. Rarely, likely less than 1/10 times the card is played, do I wind up in a worse position because of what my opponent puts onto the battlefield with it.
Quote from Breathe1234 »
Arcane Savant has been problematic with a tucked Nexus of Fate in a Flicker deck already ...
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I’m struggling to see how Release the Dogs is anything like Triplicate Spirits.
Quote from opterown »Always a highlight of spoiler season!
Quote from jamis »I'm having a hard time evaluating this one. It wasn't too long ago that I was running Crystal Shard, and this is much more efficient than Crystal Shard. But I think all the Blink I'm currently running is better than this. I don't think I have room for this, but I wouldn't be surprised if this plays better than it looks.