Quote from psly4mne »Flashing back Makeshift Mannequin, Snapcaster also would have cost 6 mana. It's only cheaper if you use it to flashback a 1-3 mana instant. It does also have the advantage of being able to get sorceries, which is very significant in cube.
Quote from LucidVision »Was so impressed by torrential gear hulk's performance in the recent pro tour, that I decided to give it a test run in cube... Paired up the test with wretched confluence (a high powered instant I never got around to properly testing)
Today was the first day it got played in my cube and it overperformed. Think I was on the positive side of variance, as it ended up getting played in two decks that were perfect for it.. But I was impressed. I'll post the analysis at a later date, but wanted to share the highlight of the night, made possible by the gearhulk.
Grixis Reanimator vs Jeskai Artifact ramp/Planeswalkers
Jeskai Control had an Ugin on 8, Elspeth sun's champion on 6, Ajani Vengeant on 4 , Jace Architecht of Thought on 5 and 6 soldier tokens
Grixis Reanimator had nothing in play
End of Jeskai's turn, Grixis reanimator cast makeshift mannequin, targeting inferno titan, killing 3 untapped soldiers.
Next turn, attack with inferno titan, killing Elspeth and the remaining soldiers.
Next turn, Ugin +2 target inferno titan (killing it), +1 Ajani, -2 Jace (hitting an oblvion ring)
End of jeskai's turn, cast Torrential gearhulk targeting makeshift mannequin, makeshift mannequin targeting inferno titan. Inferno titan kills Jace with ETB 3 damage
Next turn, Torrential gearhulk attacks/kills Ajani, Inferno titan attacks and kills Ugin.
In 2.5 turns and two cards cast, the board went from
Ugin + Elspeth + 6 tokens + Ajani + Jace for one player
Torrential Gearhulk + Inferno titan (with a mannequin coutner) for the other player.
Instant speed for the win