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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    I love Volrath’s Stronghold for my midrange decks. It’s great with value creatures like Chupacabra and is one of my favorite things to fetch with Primeval Titan. It’s definitely done work in helping me not lose due to being unable to draw a card too.

    Dont tread on my Strip Mine!
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Abrupt Decay is essentially a Bolt strapped to a Disenchant: kills a lot of key creatures / artifacts / enchantments, not to mention all flipwalkers and a good amount of 3-cmc walkers. Its value has only gone up as 3-cmc or less cards get stronger.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Off the top of my head:

    - Brainstorm
    - Arcane Denial
    - Miscalculation
    - Jace Beleren
    - Sower of Temptation
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
    Looter il-kor
    Search for Azcanta
    Enclave Cryptologist

    They're all great, but I would put Search for Azcanta over Cryptologist now that we have Chart a Course. Search for Azcanta goes into a lot of decks and is a huge boon for control shells.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    I'd cut Sin Prodder from that bunch first. I'd cut Hero of Oxid Ridge / Hazoret before I'd consider cutting Koth. Hellrider / Hero of Oxid Ridge / Hazoret / Koth is double overkill at 360.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [OGW][CUBE] Reality Smasher
    I still play Reality Smasher / Thought-Knot Seer / Eldrazi Displacer. They're solid but I wouldn't attempt to fit them in a cube smaller than my own (540). They fit fine since I'm already naturally running a critical mass of colorless sources. I'd imagine a smaller cube would have to give up too many slots just for 2-3 cards.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Ixalan General Discussion
    • Why would Jace decide to ask for Niv Mizzet's help instead of Ugin's? He knows for a fact that Ugin knows about Bolas and wants to kill him, while Niv could be either completely in the dark about Bolas or be working for Bolas already thanks to the Ral Zarek connection. Plus Ugin presumably has his own plans and planeswalker minions that would be more helpful to combat Bolas. This seems like something that should have been addressed - at the very least, they could have said that Jace thought of Ugin but decided he couldn't trust him due to the manipulation. Regardless, it's clear that while they're setting up for Bolas on Ravnica, they've consciously decided to keep Ugin mostly or entirely out of the picture. Since there doesn't seem to be much else to do with Ugin than to set up a giant interplanar war with Bolas, I have a feeling that we're not going to see the last of Bolas on Ravnica. Obviously WotC won't completely sacrifice Ravnica because they want to continue making money, so either Bolas is driven off of Ravnica but lives to fight another day, or he conquers Ravnica successfully but leaves the guilds somewhat intact, so that eventually we can have another true Ravnica set.


    There's no guarantee that Ugin is still on Zendikar. If Jace goes to Zendikar and Ugin isn't there, he has no way to find him. Also, Ugin's not a fan of when Jace's own plans messing up with his own agenda. Assuming he does tell Ugin of his plan, Ugin might just outright kill Jace in fear of Jace ruining any surprise factor Ugin might have for Bolas.

    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [Budget] Cube cards that cost less than $2 USD (Updated through Ixalan)
    Added Fractured Identity, removed Ash Barens (currently $7+ due to Pauper demand).
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    If you want to have an infinite combo but not have too many support cards, go for it. I used to just run those 3 as a my combo pieces at 540 (I now fully support Splinter Twin). 360 is pretty tight though and I personally wouldn’t run any of those cards at 360 besides Restoration Angel.

    Kiki-Jiki is always a fun card though and has appeal for Timmy / Johnny / Spike. Just let your group be aware that the only infinites involve Angel / Conscripts.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RIX] Rivals of Ixalan Testing & Inclusions
    Skymarcher Aspirant and Ravenous Chupacabra have performed well (as expected).

    - City's Blessing came into play the first time I played against Skymarcher. Although I was dead anyways, it did speed up the clock by a turn.

    - The first tournament I played Ravenous Chupacabra, I lost a game where a Nekrataal would have won. I used Chupacabra to kill a Thalia and trade with a Savannah Lion. Drew Jitte the next turn but didn't have any creatures to take over the game with. Later in the tournament, the Chupacabra killed a Grave Titan that a Nekrataal would've whiffed against. The inferior stats compared to Nekrataal / Skinrender is definitely noticeable, but the tradeoff is definitely worth it.

    Curious to hear anybody's experience with Dire Fleet Daredevil. I've yet to see it in action and all I've heard so far is that it flashbacked a Duress.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Assuming you have a decent amount of 7+ drops to ramp up to:

    Dynamo > Chalice > Archive
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Rogue Refiner
    Definitely cubeable, but I don't like it more than Shardless Agent / Coiling Oracle at that cost / function. Also has to compete with Trygon Predator and Edric at that cost : /
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RIX][CUBE] Wayward Swordtooth
    It's trying to do two things at once and it's not particularly good at either thing: I want Exploration effects as early as possible and a 5/5 won't be as relevant once you have City's Blessing.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RIX][CUBE] Ravenous Chupacabra
    It's very likely the best 187-creature we have now, because of the fact that it's simply an answer to every potential target you might face


    As far as 187 “Nekrataal” variants across all the colors goes, I honestly think Palace Jailer is the best one. Exiles has no restriction and I’d say the rate where the opponent actually gets their creature back (in my experience at least) is arounnd the 30% neighborhood.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
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