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  • posted a message on Kaladesh themed cube card suggestions
    Someone who is better at scryfall than I can tell you how to use tags - I wouldn't be surprised if someone had tagged the cards that were from the plane of kaladesh.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [DMU][CUBE] Shivan Devastator
    Quote from Sliver Lord »
    Quote from asmallcat »
    Easy pass for me. There's better options at every point on the curve, and we're well away from the point of cube design where flexibility could make up for a card being underwhelming in all its modes.




    Are we???

    This seems…. not true, to me.


    I think it's absolutely true. I'm trying to think of a card I'm happy to have in my list on power level alone where at least one of the modes isn't a rate that I'm happy to play.

    Like, I still run growth charm, but mostly because it's a fun card that's borderline playable. And stuff like cryptic command or mystic confluence, are basically on rate - 4 to counter and draw a card is just dismiss, a card that has seen play, and mystic confluence is basically on rate for all its modes. So I'm not saying flexible cards aren't good, I'm saying flexible cards where everything is a mana + or more than you really want to pay for the effect don't make it anymore.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [DMU][CUBE] Shivan Devastator
    Easy pass for me. There's better options at every point on the curve, and we're well away from the point of cube design where flexibility could make up for a card being underwhelming in all its modes.

    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD][CUBE] - Vendetta
    The loss of life is not worth the 1 generic discount over doom blade variants.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [DMU][CUBE] Llanowar Loamspeaker
    This seems bad to me. Worse than all the 1-drop elves (think I'd even rather have boreal druid) and I like my 2-drop ramp to either be able to make multiple mana or be extremely likely that I will untap with it still alive. I think the land animation text is mostly a blank TBQH. My current 2-drop ramp creatures are lotus cobra, rofellos, caryatid, and wall of roots (and steve, but he fills a different niche), and I like all of them more than this.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [DMU][CUBE] Evolved Sleeper
    I have been generally unimpressed with Warden, but this feels much close to the figure of destiny side of the equation, especially since black has so many good agressive 1-drops now it's really easy to find lines where you level this up on turn 2 while also dropping another 2-power attacker.

    I don't love the 3rd mode where you've invested 4 mana to have a 3/3(I think the 5 mana to get figure's 4/4 is much better given how it fits into a curve), but having the flood insurance mode is nice. I expect this to fall on the high side of the t2 agressive black creatures.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [DMU][CUBE] Jaya, Fiery Negotiator
    Definitely below koth and well below ToD. Koth's +1 represents 4 damage immediately, this represents maybe some damage next turn. Koth also threatens to ultimate after just 2 +1's, which is extremely relevant.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Terminus
    Without a lot of top of library manipulation, I found this card supremely mediocre (and I don't see how the new mulligan rules would change it?).

    If you can cast it for 1 33% of the time or more, I think the card's fantastic, but since I cut scroll rack and top for time reasons (they tended to slow the game down and I found them more annoying than powerful on balance), it doesn't have a place in my cube. Casting this at 6 is just way, way too slow in modern cubes.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CLB][CUBE] Astral Dragon
    Quote from steve_man »
    isn't the hottest Sneak Attack hit.



    What do you mean? You can get 2 more Sneak Attacks! It's unbeatable! /s
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CLB][CUBE] Undermountain Adventurer
    Can I just say I hate that the templating on this card is "Add GG" then "Add six G." Why isn't it "Add GGGGGG"?! That would look so much better.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CLB][CUBE] Altar of Bhaal
    Cool card, but I think it's just got too many downsides compared to nightmare to make me want to run it. Tapping means only once a turn, it stays in play so it's substantially easier to interact with, exiling the creature means you need token makers or you cant do stuff like mulldrifter/chupacabra value loops like you can with nightmare, and it's 5 mana before you get to do anything. I don't think the ability to make a 3 mana 4/1 menace once makes up for this.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from Skryabin »
    Have the chance to acquire one high-end card for my unpowered legacy cube. Which would be the better acquisition:

    Mox Diamond, or Gaea’s Cradle?


    Diamond will go in a lot more decks, but cradle will be more powerful in the decks specifically meant to take advantage of it. I'd vote Diamond so that the person who opens it in pack 3 can take it more of the time, which is a fun feeling.

    They are both great cards, though, unless your cube never sees green decks that ramp with mana elves.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from Sea_R_Hill »
    I have an unpowered fair cube (list here) and I am struggling to find a decent 5cmc+ board sweeper (I already play WoD and DoJ and don't want to play all the functionnal reprints available at 4cmc, looking for a sweeper to replace the outdated Austere Command I recently cut).

    So the match is : Cleansing Nova vs Farewell.



    Thank You for your answers!


    Of those 2, I think I'd play cleansing nova just because it's cheaper (unless you see the control decks regularly getting into situations where a 6-mana sweeper would have been good). Does it need to have the destroy artifacts and enchantments mode? If not I'd try fumigate - I think it's the best of the 5cmc sweeper options against aggro, which is where control struggles the most.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CLB][CUBE] Descent into Avernus
    I think this is much worse than vortex, so if you're looking at it for an aggro deck, IMO it's an easy pass. The last thing I want to do is give my control/midrange opponent a ton of extra mana (although you getting first crack at the treasures is pretty nice).

    However, maybe there's more to this card? It's a hilarious ramp card netting you an extra 2 mana every turn and letting you space out how you use it, which is great. If you're ahead on life you might just kill your opponent too. This is a bizarre card. I have no idea if it's good.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
    Yeah I think if this card was mono-R or mono-U I'd play it, but taking a guild slot for a somewhat narrow card isn't ideal, especially when Saheeli the gifted is a more powerful and more flexible card.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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