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  • posted a message on [MYB] Playtest Cards for Un-Cubes
    Quote from winterlude »
    Quote from opterown »
    I'm certainly interested in a few of these cards, but probably only the ones that make sense or a pseudo-black-border (like City of Ass or something).


    The fact that these cards technically are "black border" (as opposed to past sticker cards such as Look at Me, I'm R&D) makes me wonder if other cube managers will adopt them as well. It reminds me a bit of the Conspiracy modules we were including a few years ago...


    I'd argue that these playtest cards aren't black bordered cards and that they're just merely ON black bordered cards.

    Regardless of border, I think more people are concerned if they're tournament legal in Vintage / Legacy / etc (I'm assuming these are not) which means I have no interest in these cards. To me, most of them seem somewhere in-between black / silver bordered where a lot of these can be legit real cards, but there seems to be a good amount of bend / goofiness to a lot of them.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] Protean Hulk
    I'm not sure I understand exactly what you're trying to ask. All I can say is that Flash / Protean Hulk are highly parasitic and not even too great when together. Sundering Titan is a great cube card for general shenanigans type stuff, and Angel of Serenity / Fiend Hunter are decent on their own. Adding Flash isn't exactly breaking any of those cards since they're just removal based combos that don't exactly put you in a game winning position.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] Protean Hulk
    Quote from JuiceBOX »
    Does Flash not work with cards like Angel of Serenity, Fiend Hunter, and Sundering Titan as well?


    Yes, but those are still narrow scenarios that are not exactly game winning combos. Flash / Hulk / Angel of Serenity / Fiend Hunter aren't exactly the most commonly cubed cards, and eating up 4 slots just for those types of narrow non-game winning combos isn't worth the real estate, IMO.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] Protean Hulk
    The issue with Flash and Protean Hulk is that they involve very specific cards to be good. Flash mainly focuses on ETB / death triggers, and most of them are not worth 2 cards for without attacking, like Sneak Attack. Only Protean Hulk / Academy Rector have extremely solid death triggers, but even those require extremely niche cards to be worth it.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] [ELD]Once upon a time
    How good is casting it for free actually? Like I’m not arguing that it’s not good, but is a better-than-average opening hand (created from the free cast) worth drawing this worse Impulse at other stages of the game?


    It's nothing game breaking, but it's really nice. The fact that Impulse is already a pretty decent cube card makes the ACS of this card pretty cubeable. Like Impulse / Oath of Nissa, you're not missing out on much for not running them, but I do have a good amount of combos / interactions that I like to dig for.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] [ELD]Once upon a time
    Hard casting it is pretty mediocre, but casting it for free averages it out since that's pretty awesome. It's extremely similar to Oath of Nissa if you have experience with that, especially their limitations. Currently running both at 540, but can see myself cutting one or the other in the future if I need space.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Huntmaster of the Fells
    Quote from CubeEngineer »
    huntmaster in 2019? does he still cut it in gruul these days?


    Definitely serviceable. IMO harder to justify than some other Gruul cards due to their functions. Currently my top 3 Gruul cards are Dragonlord Atarka / Bloodbraid Elf / Wrenn and Six. After that it's just whatever 2RG card fits the bill for what I want to support, which is currently Xenagos for me, but could also easily be any other 2RG card like Sarkhan / Arlinn / Huntmaster of the Fells.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    - Karakas
    - Tolarian Acdemy / Faerie Conclave (Academy skippable if you're really not supporting an artifact theme)
    - Volrath's Stronghold
    - Castle Embereth
    - Gaea's Cradle / Treetop Village (find room for both unless budget is a consideration, IMO)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] Tezzeret, Artifice Master
    Quote from CubeEngineer »
    tezz feels like a generic walker that doesn't really fit an archetype? hows it doing in your cubes lately? blue has crazy amounts of strong walkers



    He's great in the artifact deck, supports Opposition / Moat fairly well, and is decent as a generic good stuff walker as long as you have some mana rocks lying around. I underestimated Tezzeret at first glance, but it's put in work over the past year.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [AKH][CUBE] Nissa, Steward of Elements
    Quote from CubeEngineer »
    soooo Oko just pushes out nissa in simic in cube right? or do you guys run oko and nissa both?


    Jury is still out for me wether or not Oko is better than Nissa. Regardless, I think both are easily top 3 Simic material and am currently running both.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [SOI] Nahiri, the Harbinger
    While Nahiri supports Cheaty Face type decks, Cheaty Face has pretty much nothing to gain from white.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Jace => Narset > Mu Yanling, IMO.

    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Garruk, Apex Predator
    Quote from CubeEngineer »
    is garruk apex predator in your cube in 2019?



    I was for a bit, but decided to cut it. Not because it wasn't good enough, to normalize my cube's curve a bit. There's been a lot of cubeable 6-cmc cards this year, and I let my curve go into free fall over the past 6 months just to see how high I can push the limit of my curve. Dialed back since testing ELD. Garruk rubs shoulders with a lot of other value 6-cmc value cards, especially other recent printings like Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Ugin, the Ineffable. I ultimately decided I wanted Abrupt Decay back in my cube over Garruk since we've also gotten a lot of powerhouse 3-cmc cards over the past couple of years, especially in the form of planeswalkers.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    Top 4 Green PW. Go!

    - Garruk Wildspeaker
    - Garruk Relentless
    - Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
    - Nissa, Worldwaker
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [GN2][Cube] Exclusive Cards
    Earthshaker Giant definitely ain't bad. Not sure I like it more than other options like Great Oak Guardian / Regal Behemoth / Greenwarden of Murasa, but it's definitely a contender after Primeval Titan / Carnage Tyrant.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
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