Quote from wtwlf123 »Not sure this is how I want to spend 4 mana in the cube.
Quote from steve_man »Anyways, I feel like Magus of the (Insert Sorcery Here) will eventually be a complete cycle.
Quote from noshadowkick »I'll ... replace all 5th guild lands (... filter, ...) with painlands.
Quote from wtwlf123 »It's one of the few red decks we don't play a lot of. Lots of red aggro, some red control, Wildfire.dec, the artifact.dec, and red is used in tokens, reanimator, and a handful of other decks. But not a ton of R midrange/goodstuff decks, where Shaman is great.
Shaman might very well come back in the future; I like it quite a bit. But I couldn't see playing Abbot, because when we were testing it, it was just worse than Shaman, and we benched Shaman.
Quote from Zetsu_Sensei »As a draw spell that doesn't provide card advantage, I highly prefer Faithless Loothing because you can always flashback it and is less restrictive.
Quote from asmallcat »I'd explain to your drafters
Quote from DSF »I can't tell whether you're actually looking for input about whether the wonky decks are good, or just making a post that is trying to backhandedly explain what's wrong with the way some people draft in cube.
Clearly the focused decks are better, and I think you know that, especially if you've "been studying aggro for years".