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  • posted a message on [STX][CUBE] Prismari Command
    And here I just put Fire // Ice back in the cube. This card looks to me like a cube stable and easily the best of the new command cycle we saw today.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [465][Powered] rantipole's cube
    Quote from rantipole »
    I'd like to try to find room for Crawling Barrens. Any suggestions for cuts in colorless or lands?


    How do you feel about cutting one of Terramorphic Expanse / Evolving Wilds to make room? The effect is redundant and you have Prismatic Vista and Fabled Passage as well. I think I'd be ok cutting one of the original ETBT ones to open up a slot for something different and a little more interesting.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on Sovereign's Realm Draft
    Quote from Al_Z_Heimer »
    I forgot to add, that we've obviously played with a bigger draftpool, so you don't have to play 40/45 cards. Not sure how many cards you actually need, since I've only really tested this in 1v1 Winchester so far. This requires some testing.

    Also since I palyed this yesterday with my friend I realised, that we actually didn't use start with 5 cards in hand, but rather 7 each.


    Ah, yeah. Right on, then. If you're drafting a larger pool and also starting with a full hand instead of only five, I can see how that would make the card a bit better for you than it has been for me.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Sovereign's Realm Draft
    We've had a Conspiracy package in our cube since the first Conspiracy set released and Sovereign's Realm has routinely been unimpressive. I think this is why games with that sort of mana system often fail. It feels bad to exile actual cards from your hand and it feels bad to start on five cards vs seven. I wouldn't go so far as to say that Sovereign's Realm is bad, but it routinely goes unpicked or unused in our drafts. Worldknit is a much more fun and powerful effect, IMO. It's the conspiracy my drafters get excited about seeing and will usually just abandon ship and go all in on when it shows up in their pool. I really wanted Realm to be the next Worldknit and had high hopes for it when we included it, but it just never got there.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Low powered Cube list suggestions
    I have a low power list you can check out here: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/littlecube

    I would also recommend the starter cube and miser's cube from the Solely Singleton guys. These two are built with budget in mind, so they tend to lean lower power due to that.

    https://www.cubecobra.com/cube/list/thestartercube
    https://www.cubecobra.com/cube/list/themiserscube

    If your collection is newer, you could check out the recent Historic cube that was featured on MTG Arena. It was pretty fun and tended to have a lower power level feel with no access to older powerful cards.

    https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/ag7
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Kaldhiem Previews
    Accidentally posted this in a pauper thread, but I'm here to right my wrong!

    Now that a lot of us have gotten several KDH drafts in, are there any all stars that stick out that you might want to give a shot in peasant cube? I have been really impressed with both Svella, Ice Shaper and Path to the World Tree.

    Svella is snow, but doesn't require snow and both abilities are great. At 360 I'm technically running two persist combo enablers in RG (Rhythm of the Wild and Grumgully). I was thinking about replacing Grumgully with Svella for a fair shake at performing in peasant cube.

    Path to the World Tree is technically a 5-color card, but the card advantage in the pay off is so good. It also helps you set it up by searching a basic when it ETBs. I'm thinking it would be even easier to get to the activation cost in peasant than it is in KDH limited.

    What do you guys think? Any gems you're evaluating in a different light now? Am I completely off base with these two?
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Spoiler Discussion
    Quote from Al_Z_Heimer »
    Wrong Thread. This is pauper.


    Ah, damn. My bad. Well, I wish you pauper friends luck with your KDH inclusions!
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Kaldheim Spoiler Discussion
    Now that a lot of us have gotten several KDH drafts in, are there any all stars that stick out that you might want to give a shot in peasant cube? I have been really impressed with both Svella, Ice Shaper and Path to the World Tree.

    Svella is snow, but doesn't require snow and both abilities are great. At 360 I'm technically running two persist combo enablers in RG (Rhythm of the Wild and Grumgully). I was thinking about replacing Grumgully with Svella for a fair shake at performing in peasant cube.

    Path to the World Tree is technically a 5-color card, but the card advantage in the pay off is so good. It also helps you set it up by searching a basic when it ETBs. I'm thinking it would be even easier to get to the activation cost in peasant than it is in KDH limited.

    What do you guys think? Any gems you're evaluating in a different light now? Am I completely off base with these two?
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][KHM] Includes & Testing Thread
    Usher and the Pathways are the only cards I'm excited about for my powered cube. White got a couple interesting testables and there's a couple cards that might make it into my low power list, but nothing on par with recent sets. Honestly it's a bit of a relief to not have a list of 20 cards to swap for the new set.

    Definitely looking forward to the hot takes articles and wtwlf's top 20!
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][KHM] Dragonkin Berserker
    I'm almost certainly swapping this guy for Aether Chaser in my low power list. I don't have token synergies in red, really, so Chaser is just a RDW beater. I like how this guy kind of gives RDW beat down decks some inevitability if the game goes longer than you want or you see more lands that you'd like.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Kaldhiem Previews
    At 360 and non-snow, it's looking like Usher of the Fallen is the only include from Kaldheim for me. I'm not made about it, though. And I don't necessarily think that makes the set disappointing or bad. It's a snow themed set and snow just tends to not make the cut in most cubes.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on MTGS Average Peasant Cube 2020
    Quote from Mitas »
    I had some time so I went ahead and created a clone of the CubeCobra list with tags added.


    This is great. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I had good intentions, but work and life have just not left me with the free time I'd like to have.

    On the subject of banning cards from peasant for power level, I guess I do this, but only for a few cards that are egregiously not in line with peasant power level. Cards like Land Tax, Sylvan Library, Maze of Ith, and Sol Ring all fall into this category for me. The more modern uncommon "mistakes" do make the cut for me, though. I run both Ghostly Prison and Propaganda, Skullclamp, and Loxodon Warhammer. I think cards like this add a bit of power or bomb level cards that also still have that peasant feel. To me they do, anyway.

    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on MTGS Average Peasant Cube 2020
    Quote from Narvuntien »
    looking at cards I have and others don't It seems like my cube is going all out on tokens in a way other cubes are clearly not


    I just wanted to point out that that's ok! Tokens strategies are sweet and if you and your group have fun with pushing that harder than the "average" cube, you should keep that up.

    I can't stress enough that I never want this project to be seen as what a peasant cube "should" look like, but more of an exercise in data to see what's popular and what's not and what's changed from year to year.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on MTGS Average Peasant Cube 2020
    Quote from Narvuntien »
    Thoughts
    So people prefer Faith's Fetters over Cast Out?


    They are essentially the same card, so this might just be nostalgia on the preference of Faith's Fetters. Even so, I think there's plenty of room at 360 for both, so I don't see a reason to really be choosing one of the other right now.

    Inquisition of Kozilek is hand disruption even good in peasant?


    Why wouldn't hand disruption be good in peasant? Hand disruption is generally just good in Magic.

    Reclamation Sage is still popular?


    Definitely. In my experience, peasant cubes often run a good amount of enchantments as both removal options and role players. There's also plenty of artifacts and artifact creatures in the mix. Rec Sage is still great imo.

    How good is Soulhearder?


    Amazing. In a dedicated ETB blink style deck, is one of the most fun and most powerful cards you can pick up. Even in a regular old Azorius or UWX tempo shell, you're going to have good targets to blink each turn. Even just the aforementioned Faith's Fetters. Reset it each turn to the best target on the board and gain four life for your trouble.

    Baloth Null surprisingly popular hmm.


    I actually find the popularity of the Baloth a little surprising myself. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's pretty good. It's a six mana 4/5 draw two in Golgari. That's decent value.


    Order of Midnight is way more popular than I expected. Kinda forgot about it.


    I love Order of Midnight. It's the best Gravedigger variant available imo. And you get that sweet Seb McKinnon art showcase version.

    Murmuring Mystic is great, but I'm similarly surprised at its popularity. I don't remember people talking about it much when it came out.


    I actually added Mystic after hearing the Solely Singleton guys gushing about it. It immediately over performed in the first draft after I added it.

    Do Spectral Sailor and Enclave Cryptologist not step on each other's toes (both are 31-33 lists)? I figured you would generally only want one of them. Do decks just play both? Or do they just go in different decks?


    I only just added Sailor with my update after this year's comparison, so I can't say much about it specifically. I think the two can go in the same decks, but can also play different roles in different decks. They both dig through your deck to help find what you're looking for, but Sailor can also slot right into UX tempo/flyers while Cryptologist is great for reanimator or other graveyard decks.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on MTGS Average Peasant Cube 2020
    Quote from Mitas »
    I know that I personally would gain some value from having the tags applied to the CubeCobra list.


    Quote from Eldamir »
    I agree with Mitas that this would be nice if it's not too much work.


    I can make it happen, friends. I want this to be as useful to everyone as it can be. I'll work on it this weekend and probably finish up next week during the holidays.

    Do either of you know of an easy way on CubeCobra to filter down by tags once they're applied? On CT, I can just check the tags I want to see until I get to the cube size I'm looking for. CubeCobra seems to want me to manually type each tag into the filter and I've had trouble entering more than one for the filter. That's why I don't generally use CC for that function.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
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