3/15/2014 12:22:54 AM
Users interested in this topic may find this related thread a good read. Posting this so that future users will be able to find it.Posted in: The Cube Forum
2/26/2014 5:15:34 AM
Those aren't the worse changes, and you should definitely act on your own observations if you've seen those cards dominate control strategies. I personally haven't really, which is why I wouldn't make the same changes myself.Posted in: Cube Lists
2/24/2014 6:03:20 PM
Indeed. A good deathtouch creature would be better to deal with the 'derm than Edicts, since Edicts are so obvious of an answer to 'derm that players will often be able to play around it.Posted in: Cube Lists
2/24/2014 2:49:39 AM
Blastoderm is definitely a beating, and you're not getting out of it without a few lost creatures or some low, low life. However, I still don't think its singular presence in the cube is warping the format to the point where I would put in Edicts when I would otherwise not even bother with them. This is also partly because Edicts, while the only way for Pauper cubist to really deal with Blastoderm, also sometimes just doesn't deal with it appropriately if they have other creatures.Posted in: Cube Lists
2/21/2014 7:07:39 PM
You're definitely right that those three cards are incredibly hard to deal with, and other hexproof creatures would be similarly dangerous. However, among that list, I might actually consider Silhana Ledgewalker to be the most troublesome in terms of what you're talking about, which is answers. Why? Guardian of the Guildpact, while extremely powerful, actually has a fair amount of colorless and multicolor answers (including just creatures that are bigger than it), and very often every deck is running at least 1 card that can deal with it, with more in the sideboard. Blastoderm, while huge, is temporary and so can be waited out and chump-blocked. However, the Ledgewalker's addition of evasion means that it + any Aura can often be unbeatable and completely wreck a game. Of course, this actually requires you having that pump aura, and a post-board answer to the Ledgewalker is often enchantment or equipment removal. What I'm basically saying is, which these are all very strong cards, right now they're not oppressively strong in the cube.Posted in: Cube Lists
Moving onto the topic of Edicts, the only one on the list I play with is Celestial Flare because it can be used to target specific creatures if you play a certain way. Among those cards, Diabolic Edict would be the next card to play, and I cut it a few months ago simply because it wasn't adding up. It is an answer to the cards you mentioned (although not always a great answer), but its overall performance wasn't high enough for it to be worth it. And that's really the issue I have to playing sacrifice effects as a means of dealing with those cards - if they are only worth cubing because of that one interaction, I have to seriously consider whether it's worth it at all. And at this point, none of those cards above have been consistently unbeatable to an extent where I may need more answers for them.
2/14/2014 12:43:44 AM
Moved to Baseless Speculation.Posted in: Baseless Speculation
2/12/2014 5:45:52 PM
Archived.Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
2/12/2014 4:53:10 AM
Has it? I just checked, I don't think anything wrong has happened to the formatting.Posted in: Cube Lists
I took a cursory look at Born of the Gods. No outright cubeable cards in my opinion, and one or two testable ones that I'm not really interested in.
2/11/2014 5:55:14 PM
Archived on OP request.Posted in: Archive
2/6/2014 1:00:58 AM
Something I noticed while making a test account: when you're registering a new account, and you type in a name that is taken, you get "That username is taken." in red letters. However, once this shows up it never leaves, even when you change the username in the field to be something that isn't taken. When I submit, it registers properly even though that message was still showing.Posted in: MTGS Beta Feedback and Bug Reports
Edit: just confirmed, this occurs both on Firefox and Chrome.
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