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  • posted a message on [CN2] Palace Jailer
    Quote from noshadowkick »
    This card has been really strong in my group, but Steve_Man, those results are absurd. PJ has clearly been a top tier creature for you guys.


    I consider Palace Jailer to be the best white creature. Pretty sure I've heard somebody in the Xmage Cube Discord say it was the best white card, but I wouldn't go THAT far.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA] [CUBE] Hydroid Krasis
    I suppose it depends on how often your decks fall into a chesty category, but it might be worth considering that your Gx ramp decks have felt obliged to be married to cheaty cards simply because they haven’t had access to flexible mana sinks like this. Most of the time pure ramp can be inconsistent and a slave to drawing the right payoffs at the right time, but this is a card you can play at basically any point to keep your engine rolling. I’ve been very impressed with it in standard testing so far, and I can’t wait to cube with it.

    Also, I don’t think this card and Sneak/NO/etc decks are mutually exclusive. Often those decks will still run plenty of ramp to hard cast their fatties as a backup plan, and I’m sure some of those decks would have room to include something like this as a pure value card.


    This fits Natural Order decks pretty well since those tend to inherently ramp with mana dorks / NO fodder. This CAN fit in Sneak Attack / Cheaty Face decks, but it's very important to note that Hydroid Krasis conflicts with Oath of Druids / Selvala's Stampede. While Cheaty Face decks do often have a ramp component, that is usually the Plan B.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Ravnica Allegiance cards for the cube!
    Ooo, I didn't think about how Biogenic Ooze interacts with clones. Can't wait to pull that one off.
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [CUBE][RNA] Includes and Testing Results
    Regarding Thoughtseize:

    I ain't losing sleep if somebody cuts it from their cube, but I think that's the equivalent of cutting Swords to Plowshares / Lightning Bolt. It's a universal pre-emptive answer to pretty much anything for one mana, plus provides you very valuable information. In the 3-0 archives, it's currently the 5th most represented black card, only behind Mind Twist, Demonic / Vamp Tutor, and Liliana of the Veil.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on P1P1 Discussion: Post your packs!
    Armageddon assuming aggro is well supported. Signet if going in blind.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][RNA] Includes and Testing Results
    Includes:

    - Gutterbones
    - Spawn of Mayhem

    Testing:

    - Biogenic Ooze
    - End-Raze Forerunners
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Shimmer of Possibility
    This is sorcery speed Impulse. While not bad, at sorcery speed I’d rather have Strategic Planning.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [C18][CUBE] Ancient Stone Idol
    It's essentially a bigger Darksteel Colossus that trades indestructible for a 6/12 token upon death and can be reanimated. Been great for me.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE]Repudiate // Replicate
    I don't like Clone effects that can only target creatures you control, it leaves you too open to a blowout.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Biogenic Ooze
    Quote from happyjosiah »
    So....

    1. Deranged Hermit
    2. Acidic Slime
    3. Thragtusk
    4. This thing

    Sound about right?


    Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Biogenic Ooze
    Quote from Daemion »
    I am not sure how this compares to Deranged Hermit and Tendershoot Dryad. It is most likely stronger than Dryad in 1vs1 Cube.
    Triple green and one colorless is a lot for just one 2/2 that maybe continues to grow.
    I like that even if your opponent destroys your creature during their turn, you will still keep a 3/3, while Hermit and Dryad will only leave you with 1/1 creatures, although Hermit provides 4 of them.


    Hermit >>> Ooze >> Dryad.

    Not saying Ooze is bad, but Deranged Hermit is the strongest (non-evoke) pure 5-cmc creature, IMO.

    Ooze having an ETB trigger makes it a lot more consistent than Dryad.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Biogenic Ooze
    This is pretty strong and can get out of hand really quickly. I like this more than Whisperwood Elemental since it has an ETB trigger. I wouldn’t mind testing this over Verdurous Gearhulk.

    Scavenging Ooze / Acidic Slime / Biogenic Ooze for Ooze tribal, let’s go!
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][RNA]Angel of Grace
    As a surprise combat trick, Avacyn is much better.

    As a stabilizer, Baneslayer Angel / Lyra Dawnbringer are better.

    Angel of Sanctions has a better ETB trigger and is more useful from the graveyard.

    5/4 flying / flash is a decent baseline, but everything else it does is pretty poor. The ETB trigger is useless unless your opponent is attacking for lethal, and the graveyard activation is extremely niche. White 5-cmc creatures are very powerful, this just can’t compete.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][Cube] Skewer the Critics
    As far as conditional Bolts goes, I like this over Fiery Temper, but not over Rift Bolt. Serviceable card, invest in foils.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Cindervines
    Not bad, but this seems like a worse Qasali Pridemage overall.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
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