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  • posted a message on [CUBE][MH1] Ice-Skin Golem
    Between this, dead of winter, on thin ice, and the coatl, I’m tempted to swap basics. The main problem is that my budget is limited and 200+ snow lands is way more expensive than what these cards are worth to my cube. I could errata all basics, but that feels weird to me. I might ask my playgroup how they feel, but I think it’s more likely than not that I don’t include any snow cards.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [MH1][CUBE] Nature's Chant
    I feel like a lot of this discussion comes down to a disagreement about the underlying purpose of a gold/multicolored/guild/whatever you want to call it section, especially when we are rationing a specific number of slots to this section. I think wtwlf has articulated a cogent argument for a philosophy oriented towards having as much playability in this section as possible, but an alternate view is of a multicolored section that acts as a reward to each two-color combination, that provides strong cards that only they can use, similar to how it’s ok to include random artifacts or mono-colored cards that only support a particular narrow strategy like stax or storm or sneak and show or whatever. In that regard, cutting voice or wake or pridemage for nature’s chant takes away one of a limited number of specific bonuses given to the player who chooses to draft w/g. Someone coming from this side might respond to the playability argument that one might as well not include any gold cards at all or to just run an artifact cube, which is an obvious strawman, but I think it is worth thinking about why one would choose to include cards that have less broad playability when there are no shortage of cubeable cards for all sections.

    Personally, I fall in the middle and include cards like finks and figure of destiny that have more than one hybrid symbol in the gold section and also have a flexible rainbow section with a non-fixed number of slots that includes whatever one hybrid symbol and three color cards I think are of value to the cube, which currently includes the hybrid aggro critters, Sphinx of steel wind, a bolas walker, and tasigur and alesha, and I’ll probably end up throwing nature’s chant in there as well. This is totally ad hoc, but it works for me in terms of cube management, and no one in my playgroup has felt like there are any real balance issues between color combinations, at least in regards to having access to cards. There are definitely more ways to build a successful izzet deck than selesnya deck in my cube, but that’s not due to how I balance my multicolored cards.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA] [CUBE] Hydroid Krasis
    How is this card performing for people? Given its current price, I’m reticent to get a copy if it’s just going to be a placeholder for a better Simic card (assuming one of those will be printed someday.) FYI, my guild sections run 4 cards, so Coiling Oracle or Mystic Snake would likely be the cut. (Or Trygon Predator, which comes in and out for me.)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [720][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    I noticed you swapped out Will Kenrith for Daze. Did Will underperform for you? He's in my cube but I haven't drafted a blue-based control deck since adding him so I don't have any first hand experience with the card. Daze is fantastic though.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [720][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    What's your rationale for including Eternal Dragon? It seems a little clunky/durdly for an environment as fast and high-powered as yours, but maybe I'm misevaluating it?
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Long-time lurker, first time poster. I've really appreciated this forum's help with my favorite format.

    I want to cut one or two white 2-drops from my 540 unpowered cube; which of these do you think are weakest?
    This is what I'm currently running:

    Also how would you rank these four?

    I can probably only run one or two of these. I do run Najeela, so warrior synergies are semi-relevant.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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