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  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Usher of the Fallen
    Yeah we haven't seen a white Savannah Lion this good since Dauntless Bodyguard. Probably a top 4 white true Savannah Lion variant alongside Kytheon / Isamaru / Dauntless Bodyguard. Will probably swap Soldier of the Pantheon for this. Being a warrior is also a nice bonus for those who support warrior synergies.
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  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Starnheim Unleashed
    Quote from asmallcat »
    I will say I was unimpressed with advent of the wurm, so that does give me pause, but I'm still hopeful.


    I think this is LEAGUES above Advent of the Wurm. Faster, scaleable, mono colored, better at both offense and defense
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  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Starnheim Unleashed


    Modal, scalable Serra Angel for 4 mana. Great finisher for control. Kind of an inbetween of Serra the Benevolent / Emeria's Call to me. Probably the card I'm most excited for in KHM so far.
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  • posted a message on [KMH][CUBE] Esika's Chariot
    I think this compares most to Gideon, Ally of Zendikar since it makes 2/2s and gives you access to a large beater. While not as resilient as Gideon, Chariot gives more upfront in terms of tokens.
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  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Tibalt's Trickery
    It's essentially red Arcane Denial, but worse because your opponent is not only up a card, but they don't even have to spend mana casting it. Most of the time you're countering your opponent's spell on their turn, so they wouldn't even draw the extra cards until your next turn and probably can't even play those cards until their next turn. Tibalt's Trickery does all the work for your opponent.

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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.


    Kalitas, not trading with 3 power creatures / not dying to bolt is huge.
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Gearhulk > Mammoth >= Gargaroth

    Behold the Multiverse > Compulsive Resarch >= Drawn from Dreams

    Reflector Mage > Niko Aris

    Beanstalk Giant > Traverse the Ulvenwald
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  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Binding of the Old Gods
    This is strong for an uncommon. Very Vraska, Golgari Queen-ish in terms of function: blows something up, gain some value. High powered cubs are better off with other removal spells, but this is solid for peasant / budget cubes.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Masked Vandal
    Can't see anybody wanting this unless you're heavily pushing some tribal themes and need changelings to fill in the gaps. Not being able to reliably kill a mana rock or a dangerous equipment / enchantment early is a huge miss.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire
    Not a fan of this outside of Opposition Agent shenanigans. It's too slow / not really aggressive.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Valki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Imposter
    My initial thoughts are pretty medium on Valki. It doesn't perform any particular niche well for any archetype really. I don't think this is any better than Order of Midnight / Nullpriest of Oblivion.

    Quote from jamis »
    The X ability is also kind of weak since it doesn't get ETBs


    Great tech vs Uro!
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  • posted a message on [CUBE] Vraska, Golgari Queen
    I've been pro-Vraska from the start and she's been performing well. Abrupt Decay effects have gone up in value as there are more cheap threats for Vraska to blow up (Oko / Uro / Phoenix of Ash / T3feri / etc). There's also more tokens / token generators to fuel Vraska now.
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    I'm a bit late on this but why Deliberate over Omen of the Sea? Isn't Omen of the Sea more often than not just Deliberate with additional upside? I mean if your cube goes deep on spells matter I could see Deliberate getting the nod, but otherwise I'd go Omen.


    Without an enchantment matters theme, I have a ton more cards that interact with instants than I do with enchantments. Enough so that the additional sacrifice ability on Omen probably doesn't equate to enough value to be worth more.

    It's a moot point for me though, since I don't think I'd cube either of those cards.


    Also easier to fill the graveyard for delve / escape shenanigans. So much more synergy with instants than there are enchantments.
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  • posted a message on Foretell Mechanic
    Pretty sure foretell isn't going to give your spells flash. It's not like Shelldock Isle where the resolution of the ability allows you to play X card. I'll be very surprised if there's instant cards with foretell, I'd imagine they wouldn't want people to get juked by cards from exile out of nowhere.

    As far as the mechanic itself, the cost reduction is nice. The comparison to morph is pretty solid. Morph creatures being Grey Ogres is both a blessing and a curse: while it allows you to make use of a card earlier than usual, it also makes your card more vulnerable to removal before you turn it face up.
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    What is “any Hellrider effect?


    Any 4-drop with haste and significant damage output: Hellrider / Koth of the Hammer / Hero of Oxid Ridge / Hazoret the Fervent / Falkenrath Aristocrat / Fleetwheel Cruiser / etc.

    My two issues with Torbran it can't be explosive on its own due to the lack of haste and the fact that it's more narrow by only benefitting extremely heavy red decks.

    We made a decision recently to reward the mono white and mono red decks a bit more instead of pushing people into Boros. Boros has its own rewards, but the goal is to actively support all three decks.


    Personally I think going mono colored is its own reward, especially for aggro. Goblin Chainwhirler / Torbran aren't any better than other similar options at their respective cmcs. Things like Natural Order / Vedalken Shackles / Cryptic Command encourage you to be heavily invested in said color, but it doesn't have to be your only color. The difference between those cards and things like Goblin Chainwhirler / Torbran is that the former don't have cards that are as good or better than them at what they do / support at their respective cmcs.
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