Quote from fooligan »Remember when morphing and masticore were the best critters ever! Then it was like mongrel and tog and shadowmage and spirit monger.
Now those are hardly making the list.
Quote from MagicFever »I am not historically attached to those cards which often plays a role when evaluating cards.
Quote from wtwlf123Probably not, but I just wanted to clarify. Some people do weigh that into card evaluations for the cube, but I'm not one of them.
I have my fair share of pet cards and cards I've become attached to through years of cube play, but how they used to perform outside of the cube isn't one of the things that draws cards into being "pet" cards for me.
Quote from Star SlayerWhen this card was spoiled, I instantly realized three things:
1. I didn't like the card (for cube).
2. I knew that the majority of the cube forum would go nuts over it.
3. Not cubing with it despite point 2 would make me feel guilty.
It came exactly as predicted and I downright hate the card now for this situation.
Quote from Star SlayerIt is mostly a matter of personal prefence. I am not a huge fan of creatures that need multiple mana each turn to operate.
Quote from Star SlayerI like optional mana sinks. I don't like cards that rely on constantly sinking mana into them.
Quote from wtwlf123That card's so insane that it needs reminder text on it that lets you know you can kick your opponent right in the junk when it resolves.
Quote from NofWhen I see Healing Salve, I'm often like "Oh girl, I wish I could turn every card into this." Thanks they removed the gain life part, otherwise this would have been broken.
Quote from quitequieterIt really only requires one blue mana. Everything else it optional.
Quote from Sea R HillHow can you think of replacing Morphling with this?
1. Morphling is better: it can block fliers and costs less.
2. Morphling is iconic, where this new one is an unexciting version of an old staple.
And I think having both Morphling and Aetherling in your Cube is bad for diversity. I'd rather have a unique effect even if a little less powerfull, like Keiga for example.
Quote from LucidVisionI just had an epiphany how insane this card is in a dedicated control deck.
If you get a lot of mana and can effectivly control the board with your other cards, you basically can't lose.
Only takes a few turns to win the game.
This should be an auto include IMO