Quote from pierrebaiPS: so, anyone up to make a list of cards that likely have never been first-picked?
Quote from FidelisFirestorm was at the heart of my favorite recent cube play. Oppo had undead Geralf's Messenger, Lotleth Troll, Mire Boa, 4 cards in hand and untapped swamp and forest and passed to me.
I was at 6 life and had Chandra the Firebrand, Phyrexian Arena, 6 cards in hand and a couple land. I -2 Chandra and cast Dreadbore targeting the Boa and Troll. He regens both. I then cast Firestorm discarding 4 so I can kill his three guys and dome him for 4. In response he discards his ENTIRE hand (4 creatures!!) to make troll a 6/5 and lives.
He untaps and attacks for lethal. I was shellshocked and we still talk about it.
That said: I LOVE Firestorm- it is so uniquely powerful that I couldn't believe I wasn't playing it before.
Quote from wtwlf123They sure are. But 6 drops on T3 aren't what unpowered cubes are aiming for. If you want the kinds of plays Mana Vault provides, you want to be playing a powered cube.