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  • posted a message on True-Name Nemesis at Mythic
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Quote from DRay563 »
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    Nice to see it, hate to see it at Mythic.

    If any environment would have allowed this to be a rare and not be completely unanswerable, it would have been this one.
    As a limited player, I saw the title and went "yeah ok, that's a card that actually has to be a mythic" ... Unlike so many other money mythic, like Doubling Season.

    Except, in Battlebond, you have protection from only one of your two opponents. And you attack them jointly and they can block you individually. So the opponent you didn’t choose can block you, making this card less than broken in Battlebond. I’m not seeing why it’s a mythic honestly. I guess they didn’t want too many floating around in the Limited environment.


    Except!

    It was first printed as Mythic, in a supplemental set, that was also a multi-player format. Soooo... Mad cuz no reason?

    Be a different story if it was rarity shifted, like DS.

    It was a rare actually
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [BBD] Stunning Reversal


    No love for this? Or 1 HP and 7 cards is not enough to actually reverse the game? Probably gives its best in combo decks tho.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from LucidVision »
    If I had to only run elspeth's sun champion or gideon jura, I'd choose elspeth, but it's close... I could be biased as I lost multiple games over the past couple cubes to elspeth in frustrating fashion heh.

    I'd play them both over sun titan if that's an option Smile That I do not think is close.


    Yeah that's an option actually but i don't think i'll cut the Titan. Sun Titan is not played much, but I respect his role as a value machine-gun and I want value players to have that option. On the other hand i feel like Elspeth is less and less needed in a deck where you can just slam a Titan. Or a Wurmcoil. Or a Consecrated Sphinx. Or an Upheaval.

    Also i noticed that Aggro became quite strong in my environment lately, and i think Gideon can be a good answer to that.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Small cube question: Is Gideon Jura better than Elspeth, Sun's Champion?
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Referring to my list ( http://www.cubetutor.com/viewcube/79054 ), would you swap Abrade with Fiery Confluence? I like Abrade cuz it's low cc and instant, but Fiery Confluence is just so versatile (even if i like it a bit less since it can't hit walkers anymore)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from PrimeNumber »
    This or that: Simic

    I love the color pair, but I feel like the actual Simic cards are underwhelming. I run 3 for each guild in my 360 unpowered.

    Nissa, Steward of Elements is great. I love her. I think she's easily the best card in the guild and I really love that she can close a game out of nowhere.

    Edric, Spymaster of Trest seems great. Everyone says he's great. But I never see him put in much work. I do promote Elf synergy so I'm glad to keep him around, but he doesn't excite me.

    Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is the 3rd card I run. I like it because it's a natural card advantage engine and being an Elf never hurts.

    I'd like to try some other things in the color, like Hadana's Climb or Simic Sky Swallower. Hadana's would make for some fun moments and it needs to be answered. Sky Swallower is a nice Natural Order target and a good finisher in a control deck.

    There's old classics, like Trygon Predator and Mystic Snake (which I've always thought is overrated since you need to hold up 4 mana), Coiling Oracle, and my personal favorite Simic card, Shardless Agent which I don't think is good enough. I'm a bit excited about the new kid on the block, Tatyova, Benthic Druid.

    Did I leave anything out? What is your current ranking for Simic? What 3 would you run in my 360 unpowered cube? http://www.cubetutor.com/viewcurve/77160


    I think i’d go with Edric/Shardless/Nissa. Don’t underestimate the value Shardless can bring to the board (Shardless into ramp, Shardless into removal and Shardless into second blocker vs aggro deck were the most common scenarios in my experience with the card). Edric is just OP and Nissa is an overall good card (not stellar, but she can stand the 3rd slot). If you want i think u can replace Nossa with Mystic Snake. I would not play Trygon Predator in unpowered (it’a still good but i like having less linear cards on my multicolor slots if possible)

    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    That's a really hard list to order, IMO.



    Edit: Is Basalt Monolith out of the running for this list? It's quite good...


    I actually never considered Basalt Monolith. Where would you place it? My cube is 200 cards and i’m playing the top 4 of that list + Thran Dynamo (which i’ll try to swap with Chalice)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    How do you rank these mana rocks?
    -Mind Stone
    -Coldsteel Heart
    -Everflowing Chalice
    -Guardian Idol
    -Worn Powerstone
    -Coalition Relic
    -Thran Dynamo
    -Hedron Archive
    -Gilded Lotus
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Kor Skyfisher is a good card because it makes you virtually drop a land when you wouldn't drop any (which is important in aggro, if you have no land on turn 3 you can play skyfisher, bounce a land and play it again), because you can retrigger an ETB (aside from pure value ETBs, you can redirect a Phyrexian Revoker, a Treachery, a Clone or an Oblivion Ring, to only mention some) and because it's a freakin' 2/3 flying for 2. I often find the bounce thing to be a feature more than a disadvantage.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    1) Adept > Drake > Marauder > Obstructionist. IMHO. Obstructionist looks like a Clique but it's waaaaaay worse.
    2) Is this even a question? I would avoid playing Workshop in an unpowered environment tho
    3) Efreet > Obstructionist



    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Looking at my Red and White sections, are there two cuts that you would make for the Recruiter Bros?
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [DOM][CUBE] Cast Down
    Consider the fact that if you are playing doom blade then you probably have a good number of black creatures (and your opponents have less)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.


    Honestly I don't like any of these. Btw, imho



    1)Fetters > Jailer > Quarantine
    Jailer is an high risk-high reward card (if they can't take back monarch you probably won, if they can u r screwed), i think Fetters is more consistent.

    2)Elemental > Naturalists > Wolfir > Vizier
    Vizier is NOT oracle of mul-daya, sry

    3) Vapors >= BSZ >>>> Dark Salvation
    I still wouldn't play any of these

    4)I'd say Devil's Play > Hammer just because Hammer is already outclassed by so many cards
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Is Flametongue Kavu necessary in a 200 cards cube which also features Chandra ToD? I always saw Kavu as a staple but Chandra gave me the feeling it is no longer necessary (and i would like to play Hellrider in its place)

    Quote from SaucyFaucet »
    Can you please rate these lovely dimir cards?

    Hostage Taker - Psychatog - The Scarab God


    Hostage Taker >= Scarab God >> Psychatog imho
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Honestly i didn't expect so many answers, let's figure this out:

    Some of the named cards were in a previous version of the cube and then got cut. I think that the best opsions among the ones you quoted are (in order):

    -True-Name Nemesis
    -Opposition
    -Miscalculation
    -Jace Beleren

    BUT there's always a but.

    Opposition struck me as a single card that can give the cube some new decks built around her. I don't think i want it in Pestermite's place (i'll test TNN in that slot but one of my best friends always complains about non-interactive cards so i may eventually throw it away), but it's definitely a card I should try to fit in somehow. Do you have any ideas on cuttable cards for Opposition?

    Thank you for your time, hope you enjoy these discussions as much as I do
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Hi, i'm running Kiki/Pestermite but i'm planning on cutting both, i just don't know what to replace Pestermite with. Would you mind giving my blue section a look to see if i'm missing some mandatory card?


    Here's the list
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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