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  • posted a message on [CUBE][IKO] Cycling Wedge Tri-Lands
    That's a great addition to the land pile. We came a long way since the days of Urborg Volcano in Invasion block...

    It would be nice to finish the Amonkhet cycle too, I like the cycling duals quite a bit.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][IKO][C20] Includes and Testing Thread
    I'm not really worried about folks trying to cheat with Lurrus - it's a chilled out format and I would only be cubing with folks I know and trust anyway. As for competitive formats there are probably easier ways to attempt to cheat in deckbuilding.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][IKO][C20] Includes and Testing Thread
    Quote from Niphred »
    The Companion mechanic seems like a judge nightmare. Is the player using the companion supposed to present the contents of their deck to their opponent beforehand? How do they prove they are eligible to use the companion? The same seems true for casual environments to a degree. Will pass on everything but Lutri for this reason.


    Good question, I guess if your opponent is running Lurrus in Companion mode and then throws down a 3 cmc permanent you bring it up then?
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][IKO][C20] Includes and Testing Thread
    I'm looking at the following changes at the moment:

    Thrun, the Last Troll --> Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
    Primeval Titan --> Kogla, the Titan Ape

    Lutri, the Spellchaser --> Saheeli, the Gifted
    Fiend Artisan --> Meren of Clan Nel Toth
    Lurrus of the Dream-Den --> Sorin, LoI

    (Maybes)
    Rielle, the Everwise
    Shark Typhoon
    Heartless Art
    Luminous Broodmoth

    Overall, a very good set especially for the multicolour sections!
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [IKO] [CUBE] Lurrus of the Dream-Den
    This is such a cool creature. I could see building around its Companion mode if picked early, but it will still find its way into lots of decks if it's picked later, just for the value. Good in aggro, aristocrats, all sorts.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][C20] Slippery bogbonder
    I'm not seeing it. Looks like a card meant to keep a commander safe. I would probably rather drop a 4 cmc threat in cube.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.


    I would say Bomat Courier offers something a bit different from the other two, which are more regular aggro beaters. Cool with Rielle too if you're going to include that with Ikoria.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [IKO][CUBE]- Crystal Giant / Mechagodzilla
    Quote from wallycaine »
    So, I was wondering about the odds you get a "good" pair of abilities, versus ending up with a crappy pair after 2 combats (aka the first opportunity to attack), and it feels like the odds you get something good is fairly high. Basically, since there's 10 abilities, and you're getting two randomly, there's 45 possible permutations (since order basically doesn't matter). So let's go through the list and pick out the "good" combos. First off, to me at least, anything involving +1/+1, Flying, or Double-strike is pretty good value for your 3 drop. A 3 mana 4/4 with an ability, 3/3 flyer, or 3/3 doublestriker all seem well above curve, so we can probably say that any permutation that involves those is good. So right off the bat, that gives us 24 combos out of 45 that are good (Each of them takes up 9 of the combos, but overlap in 3 spots, so 27-3 gets you 24 unique combos that have flying, double strike, or +1/+1). There's maybe one or two of those that are borderline, such as 4/4 reach, but I still think they fall on the side of good value for your cost. Additionally, the combo of Deathtouch and First Strike adds another one to the good pile. That brings us up to 25 combos that I'm willing to call uneqivocally good. If those are all the combos you're after, then you've got about a 55% chance of getting them right away.


    He can't get double strike.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [IKO] [CUBE] Mythos of Nethroi
    Yeah, I have been mulling over replacing Warden since I saw this card. It's an easier-to-cast Murder at Worst and an instant Maelstrom Pulse at best. I do like Warden quite a bit though so it's not an easy decision.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [IKO][CUBE] Rielle, the Everwise
    Quote from ryansaxe »
    I want to include this card so bad, but I just don't want to cut an Izzet card. It's close enough that a keyword ability or a 4th point of toughness would make me test it. As is, I'm just not sure there's a card I'm willing to cut.


    This is pretty much where I'm at too. This card is gonna get a lot of value from a lot of generally useful cube cards but I can't see a cut just yet unless you have a big cube. It's a shame that it's yet another colour away from Leovold, who also wants the wheels.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Theros Beyond Death cards for the cube!
    Cool, good to know. I'm wondering if it could kick out any of Nissa, Steward of Elements, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, or Oko, Thief of Crowns? I'm not sure, but I have a flex slot currently occupied by a Signet...
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin
    I'm surprised Krenko hasn't performed for a few, it's been great for us. Maybe not the highest floor of its peers, but overall consistent and relatively survivable. The interaction with equipment, pumps etc. is also a layer more interaction than the Hanweir Garrison etc.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Replacing Black Aggro with Black Discard
    I love black aggro, but I also love 8rack as a deck and concept. I have a discard heavy Kroxa 1v1 commander deck here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2791912#paper which might provide some inspiration. The problem with discard is the redundancy once the opponent's hand is empty, especially if they have managed to get a board presence, so I would recommend payoff cards like Shrieking Affliction, The Rack, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage if you really want to go for it. It's quite a parasitic card type though, which is why I don't really support discard as an archetype in cube despite my fondness for it. Would love to hear results though.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Theros Beyond Death cards for the cube!
    Thanks for the write-up. We didn't cube a lot recently, and there wasn't that much in TBD to excite me for cube. That said there are a few reasonable additions. Woe Strider and Shatter the Sky in particular seem to be solid inclusions so far and were nice and cheap to get (in fancy borderless version too!). We might try out Shadowspear as well, since I've been super impressed by it in other formats. I guess the Titans, Nightmare Shepherd and Kiora Bests the Sea God could be interesting in the right cube. Does anyone have much testing experience with those?
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