I should probably add another 1-drop, as I run Jackal Pup, Mogg Fanatic, Monastery Swiftspear as true red, true one-drop, and then Rakdos Cackler and Goblin Bushwacker on top of that.
Do we agree that Mogg Fanatic is the best at what it does? It wasn't mentioned on the initial list by DJRedLantern, but Goblin Arsonist and Fanatical Firebrand was on there. My opinion is that the ability to ping when untapped and with no help in dying outweighs haste and the ability to take out an X/2 (or sometimes two X/1s) via combat. (Disregarding weird new rules like damage on the stack).
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Feb 25, 2020 Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Feb 13, 2020Ooh, meaningless off-topic talk. Been missing that:)Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I've never heard that the seasons are defined that way before. Where I live, the summer solstice is known as "midsummer". Kinda weird to have summer start with midsummer. And most years autumn is well underway by late September. And talking about most of December as autumn is nonsensical. December is winter.
Actually, wikipedia tells me that "Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn", while others with a longer temperature lag treat it as the start of autumn". Meteorologists (and most of the temperate countries in the southern hemisphere) use a definition based on Gregorian calendar months, with autumn being September, October, and November in the northern hemisphere, and March, April, and May in the southern hemisphere. In North America, autumn traditionally starts with the September equinox (21 to 24 September) and ends with the winter solstice (21 or 22 December). In traditional East Asian solar term, autumn starts on or around 8 August and ends on or about 7 November. In Ireland, the autumn months according to the national meteorological service, Met Éireann, are September, October and November."
I also found this: Autumn is defined by meterologists as when the local daily mean temperature is between 0°C and 10°C and falling. That would mean that large parts of the world doesn't have autumn.
Feb 11, 2020I'm not really interested in tracking artists, although I guess the Iguanart could be pretty good on pure power. Also like the flavour text.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
What about house-ruling Spirit of the season so that you "choose your own season"? (I don't know how the hell you could make a working definition of the start/end of seasons anyway).
And if we are in non-regular-card-frame-land: What about Growth Charm (internal card-link didn't seem to work)?
EDIT: Was "hell" always allowed on here, or has the sensor become more lenient? Let's find out: **** ****** *****. Guess not
Dec 3, 2019Red control can also use more of the Pyroclasms, Slice and Dices, Showers of coal and Breaths of Darigaaz.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
If you go this route, then I'd like to point out Wall of Heat, it is really tough to break through.
The spellweaver-theme mentioned above could use Thermo-Alchemist, and if you include both that and the Wall, then perhaps Vent Sentinel could be made to work? If you do go that route and need more defenders, Pitchstone Wall also has big butt stats, but it will just be strictly worse than Wall of Heat unless you can do something with the ability. Weaver of Lightning is also a defender.
Nov 20, 2019In my opinion, part of the fun of cubing is that there are a ton of borderline cards which allows for personalisation, diversification and/or pushing of themes.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I miss the Evaluate Everything thread
Nov 18, 2019I run Ghost-lit raider, and it is fine. I see it as a mediocre burn-spell with the alternate mode of being a repeatable source of damage when you can cast it (and perhaps protect it).Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Here's how I think about it. 3R for 4 damage is fine, and would be a fine playable in most peasant cube Rx decks. Yes, there are better and more efficient options available among un/common burn spells, but that doesn't mean that once in the cube, an Electrify wouldn't be a worthvile card to put in a deck. This kind of a discussion came up a lot in the "Evaluate Everything" thread, where cards that are clearly "playable" would still get a zero because of better options available (I am asusming Electrify got a zero).
And the raider then comes with the upside of sometimes just being absurd in the right boardstate. It also has minor upside in being a creature, but also downside (can get it back with Raise Dead-effects, but does not trigger Young Pyromancer.
The times when this all breaks down are in cubes that are maxed out on removal and burn. In those cubes, a drafter might have so much removal to choose from that an Electrify would not make the 23. (even if being "fine" in the abstract").
Nov 4, 2019Is Omen of the hunt relevant for the illusive Enchantment deck? I suspect that archetype will receive a fair few upgrades in the set, but perhaps Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Gift of Paradise are more than enough options for enchantment-based ramp already? The option to scry it away is nice, and flash is also useful in simic, as those decks often both want to play at instant speed and tend to be splashing...Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Guessing no still.
Oct 25, 2019Based on admittedly a cursory glance at the cube, the critisism of the red two-drops seems valid. But Pioneer gives such options as Borderland Marauder, Gore-house Chainwalker, Bloodrage Brawler, Thriving Grubs, Altac Bloodseeker etc., so that particular issue seems solvable.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
And while the last few years has been a bit weird in terms of peasant cube in that C/U removal has been poor for example, retail limited formats have generally been good. There are some exceptions of course, but if you pick the best from the best and look at cross synergies, there could definitely be something there.
An aside: How would you treat downshifts? I found Ire Shaman in my scryfall-search for an uncommon pioneer-legal red two-drop, but its uncommon printing was in M25. I presume you would judge rarity based on standard-legal printings only?
Sep 20, 2019As an aside, has anyone looked at No rest for the Wicked? It is kinda similar to angelic renewal, but wording means that it doesn't have to be on the battlefield when the creature dies for it to work.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Sep 17, 2019If the fetch+shock/dual manabases weren't so expensive, I think I would consider having them around for variety's sake. For a single draft, swap trilands+vivids+5 other lands for 10+10 fetch/dual could be interesting to spice things up. At a trillion billion moneys, I will go with no.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Sep 17, 2019If the apprentice said "target player" or "each", I might have been interested. But a grounded 1/2 is so useless, I'd probably still run the likes of Omenspeaker and Sigiled Starfish, that can actually contribute in combat.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I agree with Leelue on protection. As I understand, Play Design like it as a tool to balance Standard (sometimes you need a blunt instrument, I guess), but I wish they could have kept them at rare if needed for constructed.
Sorcerer's Broom gets you unlimited sacrifice-fodder for 3 per body. And it's colourless. And it can be a dumb blocker early when you face the aggressive decks. I don't have a dedicated sacrifice archetype, but this seems close for those that do?
Sep 12, 2019On Hybrids: If devotion returns in Return to Theros, they may not have been able to push these too hard because of Standard?Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
If 50% of non-land cards end up in the graveyard (to choose an arbitrary fraction) then it takes 18-19 cards to reach 7 cards in graveyard, i.e. turn 11-12.
I think you must be ok with casting it for its full cost. In that case, it could be a cool finisher in slow matchups. If treshold is on late game, you may have enough mana to draw four cards and follow up with another spell that turn, which should probably just win you the game.
Epic Downfall is probably entirely fair in Peasant environment, so a nice option if you want to diversify your black removal. Also, exile in black could perhaps be of interest?
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