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  • posted a message on [OGW] Needle Spires
    All of the manlands are good enough to run in my Cube. This is probably worse than the Boros Horizon land if your list is small.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    I also think Isareth is the worst of those by a lot.


    We love Ruin Raider in our group. I think it’s better than most cards on that list.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Treasure Cruise
    Quote from Metamind »
    We no longer play it. It seldom cost less than four mana, usually five and felt like a trap for newer players that are accustomed to the card's powerlevel in constructed


    Your response makes me want to promptly remove it. Smile

    Sometimes I think I’m the only one who hates this card.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Nevinyrral's Disk
    I don’t think I’d add this even if I doubled my colorless section.

    The delay is so bad, and unfortunately the anti-synergies often outweigh the synergies in a control deck.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Treasure Cruise
    Treasure Cruise is in my Cube, but I hope it won’t be in 3-4 years.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [XLN][CUBE] Carnage Tyrant
    I think that’s a fairly common argument, which is fair if that’s what your group likes... But what else are you banning for unfun reasons or lack of interactivity? Because there are a LOT of options if this is the criteria.

    Devil’s advocate - without a card like Carnage Tyrant the green midrange or ramp player might stare at the blue opponent’s full grip and untapped mana and think “wow, this isn’t fun at all.”

    I like having fatties that dodge counters and spot removal. Wraths and Edicts still kill this thing.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] Keldon Marauders
    We still like it. But Kari Zev is definitely better and is the best 2-drop red creature, so that would be a good swap.


    You really think he's better than Orcish Artillery?

    =O)


    Oh snap, we actually ran Alpha Orcish Artillery for several years!

    I do think Kari Zev is better than Alpha Orcish Artillery though.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [M19][CUBE] Dismissive Pyromancer
    Way underperformed for us - which is disappointing... I love the flexibility in theory, it just didn’t perform well.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] Keldon Marauders
    We still like it. But Kari Zev is definitely better and is the best 2-drop red creature, so that would be a good swap.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] Scrapheap Scrounger
    For what it's worth, since we first added this card I have never seen it in a deck that has no access to black mana.

    I think it's fair that black feels tighter than colorless in your list. However, I'd argue that the justification that this card could be played in non-black is an attempt at dealing with the black tightness issues moreso than an actuality of this card being playable in non-black. Just my two cents.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Voice of Resurgence
    I think Dryad Militant is better than this card...


    However, I’m a big fan of Voice! It’s solid against both aggro and control, and it’s in a guild that benefits tremendously from its effect since you don’t have countermagic or discard to disrupt your opponent.


    I want more GOOD disruptive bears in green and/or white. The recent white printings have been too low-impact (planeswalker tax Eidolon, instant tax Syndicate). Voice has a significant punishment for your opponent’s counters while doubling as wrath insurance.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] Scrapheap Scrounger
    This should never see play in a non-black deck, and I would not classify a card for the cases that my drafters draft a trainwreck of a deck that plays this without black mana.

    Also... How is black tighter than colorless? That also hasn’t been my experience. However, I think this perception of your list is the real reason you are probably willing to do some mental gymnastics to consider this card good in non-black decks.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] [ELD] Embercleave
    While this is a cool card I have a hard time seeing how this is better than other options in your aggro deck. It requires the game to be going “as planned.” If they wrath or kill off a couple of your dudes this does nothing to get you back in the game, yet that is exactly what I need my non-1-3cc creatures to do for me.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Voice of Resurgence
    Dryad Militant is fantastic - but some points on those other cards listed... The upside on Skymarcher Aspirant is non-trivial and wins games in our group. Also the "upside" of Dragon Hunter for our list is primarily that it's both a human and a warrior which are both relevant.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Master of the Feast
    I sort of feel the opposite. To me, because we have Spawn of Mayhem I no longer need to consider this card.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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