Quote from Salmo »It's just about reasonable expectations.
Quote from NotScottMescudi »Obviously its still a land, but I think you want the ping side to be useful in most of your matchups. In standard, every single deck plays either 1 health creatures or Uro, and oftentimes both, so the ping half is a big deal in every single matchup you play. This will always make your maindeck in cube, but im more wondering if this will get sideboarded out so often that it doesn't feel like it's worth a pick.
Like in control and artifact ramp matchups, Arc Lightning can still kill planeswalkers and even go face for lethal, but I'm worried that as a tapland in cube, spikefield might not have enough matchups where it's good to the extent that it ends up not being worth a slot? I hope that question makes sense, I'm not totally sure how to phrase it. Pinging mana dorks and aggro 1/2-drops and deranged hermits is great value for a land, but does it ever stay in your maindeck after game 1 in enough matchups?