Apart from the auto include Law-Rune Enforcer I'm also interested in the following cards for my cube:
Ahn-Crop Invader: This will probably make the cut for me. It doesn't have the blocking properties of Fault Riders, but I really like the offensive capabilities paired with my swarm theme.
Aven Eternal: I think Eldrazi Skyspawner is better in blue, because the mana can be very important, but this is obviously also very solid.
Jaya's Greeting: Not being able to target the player is definitely a real bummer, but considering, that most burn spells aim for creatures anyway, this is just incredibly solid.
Spellgorger Weird: I don't really support the spells matter theme and I'm not a big fan of the prowess ability in general, because it requires you to constantly play spells with a forced timing (pre combat or mid combat), if you want to get the value out of it. Keeping the Counters negates this downside. You can threaten to pump it mid combat, but you still get the value, when you counter a spell or play instants in your opponents end step. Considering, that this card already has a decent card with only a single spell being cast makes this a lot more exciting than Pyre Hound. A minor upside is also, that this triggers of any noncreature spell, not just instants and sorceries.
Trusted Pegasus: It will again be hard to squeeze this in, but I really like this kind of card.
Wardscale Crocodile: This actually has a higher amount of total stats than Rubbleback Rhino, even though it's generally better for hexproof creatures to have higher thoughness to start with, I think this will probably make the cut for me aswell.
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Apr 17, 2019Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
It's a sorcery. Also the difference between a 1/1 and a 2/2 is huge. It's the difference between Elvish Visionary, which barely anyone plays and Phyrexian Rager a solid staple.
Apr 12, 2019Al_Z_Heimer posted a message on [[Pauper]] The Pauper Cube Discussion Thread (Commons Only)Hello and welcome to the community.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
The problem is, that there is a huge amount of interchangeable equally powerful cards that compete for specific spots. I don't think you can make a complete cube, but rather the core of a cube with cards that are present in most lists.
Apr 11, 2019Well I think it just shows, that they really pushed the powerlevel and amount of interesting effects on commons, just as they announced, so this is a very good sign for the future. Even without everything being spoiled yet, the set already has a ton of potential cubeables, especially compared to the last sets:Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Burning Prophet: Solid for spells matter.
Law-Rune Enforcer: Not just equal to the existing 1 mana tappers, but actually better most of the time.
Spellgorger Weird: A better Pyre Hound.
Jaya's Greeting: A very solid removal.
Chandra's Pyrohelix: Reprint of Twin Bolt, which was always decent.
Band Together: Probably the best green removal spell to date.
Bloom Hulk: 4 mana 4/4 for 3G with relevant upside.
Apr 6, 2019Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
It targets 2 creatures you control to deal the damage. It's simply an instant Combo Attack, which let's you deal the damage to the opposing creatures with either 1 or 2 creatures. In which way is this card hard to understand?Quote from Night_Hydra »If Band Together does indeed allow 2 targets (I need a clear source saying it can, because I do not believe it does), doesn't that almost make it a Staple??
Apr 6, 2019Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
The Druid says choose 1. So it either puts the counter or proliferates. A 2 mana 3/3 that also proliferates other creatures would be ridiculous.
Apr 6, 2019The +1/+1 counter archetype is becoming more interesting. Reasonable cards for that archetype include:Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Ivy Lane Denizen
Cartouche of Ambition
There is also the crossover synergy with Heroic:
And also the sacrifice archetype:
Hunger of the Howlpack
Ninth Bridge Patrol
The current problem isn't the availability of archetype related cards, but payoffs. The payoffs right now are:
I could see this as a Gx archetype, but the question remains if this amount of payoff is already enough to test this archetype. Also WAR isn't fully spoiled yet, so there might be more on the way.
After seeing how good Heroic performed in UMA, I was wondering if it couldn't also be viable in cube. There are some solid enablers available in pauper:
Vines of Vastwood
Repel the Darkness
Feat of Resistance
Slip Through Space
Thrill of the Hunt
Feeling of Dread
And of course all the positive auras, which I don't want to name here.
Apr 6, 2019The set becomes more and more interesting:Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Spellgorger Weird is potentially very strong, even without a dedicated spells matter archetype. After only a single spell it already becomes a Courser and your opponent never knows how big it might become in combat.
Band Together is probably the best green removal spell to date. It's flexible in the way that you can chose up to two targets and choosing 2 lethal targets prevents it from fizzleing against spot removal in response. Also instant speed makes it a lot better than Combo Attack.
If they print more reasonable proliferate cards like Pollenbright Druid and Bloom Hulk the +1/+1 counters matter theme a lot of people here have wanted for quite some time could slowly become a viable option.
Apr 4, 2019A courser also can't be blocked by a single 2/2, but it's much better on defense. The only difference is that the wolf can't be double blocked, but unless you really plan to put several auras on it a 3/3 is better a lot of the time.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Apr 3, 2019Yeah Lazotep Reaver is pretty interesting for my cube at least. I already play all of the double token generators for 2 to support swarm and this one actually slightly outclasses them by creating a 1/2. This is pretty nice for sacrifice and better than something like Doomed Dissenter, which is only 1 body at a time.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I also like Ahn-Crop Invader. Not sure if it makes the cut though.
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