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  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Starnheim Unleashed
    Finally a card I'm pretty sure will make my cube. I think the T3 Serra is going to be the most commonly used mode, but the fact that it gives you an undercosted effect at 3,4,5, and 7 mana is just fantastic. I hope we can get at least one more Foretell card so this doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, but that's a minor complaint.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][CMD] - Court of Grace
    I'd love to find room for Serra again because she's good with the Court. I cut her an Archangel Avacyn to make room for Court and Palace Jailer.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Popular Cube Card that Under Performed. Discussion Thread 2021
    I like SoLaS the second best of all the swords because those are the best protections to have. Also, the Raise Dead trigger happening even once can be enough to be really swingy.

    Cheers,
    rant
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  • posted a message on [KMH][CUBE] Esika's Chariot
    It warrants testing, but I'm not convinced it's good enough for small and mid-sized cubes.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Popular Cube Card that Under Performed. Discussion Thread 2021
    Agree with Metamind about LotV and SoB&M (although I rank it as Sword #4). I'd consider LotV easily a top 10 Black card.

    I like Acidic Slime a lot. There is always a target for it because it can hit basics. It's synergies with Recruiters, Reveillark, Nightmare, etc. just make it a versatile card. The body is rarely irrelevant either because of the deathtouch.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Binding of the Old Gods
    The last ability needed to be better; as wtwlf said, a Regrowth, Reanimate, or even token generator would've possibly put it over the edge. I also wish the middle ability could get a Swamp or Forest. Good card but just not quite up to snuff in one of the most stacked guilds.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Battle Mammoth
    It's not as good as the ridiculous Elder Gargaroth as the OP says and a lot of cubes don't even have room for that. At 5 mana, I like both Hermits, Gearhulk, Gargaroth, and Acidic Slime more than this. I already don't have room for Gargaroth or Gearhulk, so this is an easy pass.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] Vraska, Golgari Queen
    If I had enough gold slots to consider this Vraska, I'd probably have a large enough cube that I would need Life // Death more so that reanimator stayed viable. I think I'd put Vraska below Deed, Pulse, Trophy, Decay, Deathrite, and Fiend Artisan.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Agree with wtwlf on Siege-Gang.

    Cheers,
    rant
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  • posted a message on [[MCD]] Green 3 Drops
    Control decks in my cube are mostly 2 color.

    I'm also looking for green 3-drops that can beatdown. I probably should've reiterated that. Specifically, I want to support the type of stompy decks that play a good 3-drop beater on turn 2 off a mana dork. So, I'm looking for options to run alongside Kazandu Mammoth and Tireless Tracker.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[MCD]] Green 3 Drops
    How do people feel about Great Sable Stag these days? It's a 3/3 for 3 that can be difficult for control decks to combat.

    Cheers,
    rant
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from tylorlilley »
    I missed some of the discussion that happened a few days ago that touched oj Aetherling - surprised people seem so down on it. In my 540 powered I only have room for two blue 6 drops at the moment, and I went with Aetherling and Consecrated Sphinx. I am not currently running Gearhulk... although I did at sone point in the past.

    In general, do people like Gearhulk better than Aetherling these days? I must say after reading these comments on Aetherling I am tempted to switch back. I like the fact that Gearhulk is an artifact which helps the artifact decks and also that it's value comes in the form of an etb - we've had a lot of good blink enablers lately like the new Thassa and it could be fun to add some support on the top end there.


    I continue to run Aetherling because it's a really hard to handle finisher. It has the resiliency and inevitability UX control decks want in a finisher. I have no plans to cut it from my 465 card Powered cube.

    Gearhulk is awesome but it is easy to deal with once on the board. I also found the limitation of only hitting an instant to be cumbersome on occasion. It has more of the qualities of a utility creature than a finisher and 6 mana is usually more than I want to pay for utility. That said, I've considered running it often and I might give it another go sometime. That would be in addition to Aetherling and Sphinx and not instead of one of them.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Gnarled Scarhide
    Sarcomancy is better than Carnophage due to interactions with Smokestack, Kor Skyfisher, and more. In any case both of those are superior to Scarhide, which has just been outclassed by the other black 1-drops we've gotten.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [465][Powered] rantipole's cube
    Quote from calibretto »

    What are your thoughts on Elvish Reclaimer? I'm thinking of giving this guy a shot.

    What cards/types of cards are you looking for to replace those multicolor additions that you're not happy with?

    I like Reclaimer but I don't think I have enough land stuff going on. It's sitting on the bench currently.

    I need to acquire The Scarab God, Fiend Artisan, Hydroid Krasis, and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. I'm considering Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger. I'm not 100% sure on Unburial Rites; bringing Desolation Angel back is tempting.

    Quote from wtwlf123 »

    I like Faerie Conclave more than Fall From Favor, personally.


    That was tough cut, but I couldn't find anything else I could spare to make the blue changes I wanted. I didn't even find room to test Sea Gate Stormcaller. Blue cuts are an ordeal. I'm open to other suggestions.

    Thanks for all the input on Goose and Brontodon. I really want a great green 3-drop beatstick printed.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [720][Unpowered]Patrunkenphat7's Cube
    The list looks good.

    If you're trying to support artifact decks, I'd suggest Tolarian Academy and Feldon of the Third Path. Also, both Saheeli, Sublime Artificer and Saheeli, the Gifted are good in those decks, with Artificer being better. Firestorm also is good for Welder and reanimator decks and it's not terrible in aggro in a pinch.

    It's interesting that you support snow but don't run Skred. I would've guessed that would be a powerful card for a snow deck.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Lists
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