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  • posted a message on [RIX][CUBE] Nezahal, the Primal Tide
    No evasion + no immediate board impact is just awful for a 7 drop. I'd much rather have the two 7s you mentioned instead and those arent even close to playable either.

    This whole cycle of Elder Dinos was so disappointing Frown
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Never played Champion and never will since we keep on getting good 2/1's for W.

    My recent disappointing card has been Rishkar. Overall, I'd say the card I expected more out of the most was Revillark. Had it in my cube for years and it did stone cold nothing. TBH most of the disappointing cards in my cube have been sacred cow cards that I'm keeping around just in case they do something cool eventually *cough* Land Tax *cough*.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Ruinous Path > Bone Shredder > Gonti > Zenith (assuming you have other black wraths, if not keep Zenith).

    Elder > Rhonas >>>>> Birthing Pod. Birthing pod does not work well in 40 card formats.

    Adept >>>>>>>>>>> Infiltrator, Marauder, Plunderer. Unless you have a weird cube, 2/1 blue flyers aren't good so I would run none of them, but I guess Infiltrators marginal upside is slightly less marginal than the others.

    Riders > Regent = Phoenix. Only put Riders first because its 3R instead of 2RR but I think Riders is way past its prime.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RIX][CUBE] Skymarcher Aspirant
    Quote from MikePemulis »
    This will replace Dragon Hunter for me. The dragon clause never came up and this has some corner synergies in token decks.


    This. I heavily support tokens and I could realistically see this card getting flying. Not unattainable when curving into Brimaz and/or Hero of Bladehold.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RIX][CUBE] Jadelight Ranger
    Quote from AntiPox »
    Talk about a slot that’s gone from 0-60 over just a few years. I feel like this has to be good enough, but I feel that way about all the potential cuts.
    Green 3s are really weird to me. I feel like there are a ton of pretty solid ones, but very few of them really blow me away.


    Agreed with Antipox. The only ones I feel like are uncuttable are Rec Sage, Eternal Witness, and Courser of Kruphix and two of those aren't cards you'll play on curve very often. Green really lacks in creatures that are great T3 curve plays, which is why I'm leaning towards adding this. Will likely cut Rishkar, who I wanted to be good so bad but just isn't.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RIX][CUBE] Ravenous Chupacabra
    Quote from Salmo »
    For those who are replacing vs adding in-addition to Nek/Skin: is it because you have a threshold for that # of effect? A threshold for the cost? You can't find a cut anywhere else? Your cube is a certain size?

    I'm on the fence about what I'll cut for it. Right now I'm don't think I need yet another spot removal card it black, especially at 4cc. I've already been thinking about trimming some removal and was hoping for some good black cards that aren't removal.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RIX][CUBE] Elenda, the Dusk Rose
    Even if it cost one less mana it would be bad. Cool design though.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on The Official Cube Discussion Thread
    Quick question:

    Is Mana Drain too powerful for an unpowered cube? Thinking about picking one up since it was reprinted.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Thrashing Brontodon
    I think Yavimaya Elder is really showing its age (blasphemy, I know, but its sooo slow) and I will probably try this over it.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Chalice is solid. Agree with wtwlf on the flexibility.

    I think if you run all the signets + a ton of mana rocks (a la Wizard's cube) it can be too easy for every color to ramp. Been watching a lot of holiday cube lately and the huge number of mana rocks warp the format in a way I'm not a fan of. Every other draft just seems to be "I'll take a bunch of mana artifacts then figure out what to do halfway through the draft." Meh.

    Re: Memory Jar. It looks great in combo focused powered cubes but I think its basically unplayable in a "normal" cube.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Solid, if boring, card. I mostly wish my playgroup took black aggro more seriously and would draft it. Black one-drops are often last picks unless I take them Frown
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Jori En is better but I also think there are better options like Bloodwater Entity or even Stormchaser Mage. For a budget spells matter UR theme I'd try those two + Electrolyze and Izzet Charm.

    Earthquake>>>Pyroclasm.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [MCD] Burn Spell Rankings
    I mostly agree with your rankings, though I do have a couple differences.

    Fireblast- I thought many people around here cut it? I did and haven't missed it. Either way, I can't imagine it being ranked #5 since its such a narrow card compared to something like Burst Lightning or Abrade.

    Personally, I found Arc Lighting to be a bit clunky and cut it, but I know I'm very much in the minority on that.

    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Commit//Memory vs "Flip" Very Cryptic Command



    I told myself I would play any cards from Unstable that could be reasonably printed in black border and this was the only candidate. I feel like it would be a slam dunk if in black-border but maybe I'm wrong. Haven't gotten much play with Commit//Memory yet, are people still liking it?
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Colorless Eldrazi Tron
    Can someone tell me - why mindslaver?


    ??? I don't think any mainstream builds are playing Mindslaver. The only deck that should play that card is mono blue Tron.

    Speaking of mono blue tron, I managed to draw against it and then lose to G/R Tron round 2 today. When you're on the draw against Tron it feels so hopeless -_-. Even when I Ghost Quarter multiple times I still cant beat the deck and the crafty ones put Pithing Needle on Ghost Quarter anyways, anyone got any secret tech?
    Posted in: Tier 1 (Modern)
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