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  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
    Trying to decide if I want to run her over Izzet Charm and have all three slots of my Izzet section be walkers. Tough choice.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[MCD]] [MCD] Combat Tricks
    I'd play Vines of Vastwood over Might, Shot, and Grasp.

    I think most combat tricks are too underpowered for traditional cubes, but it would be nice to have some available.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Domri, Anarch of Bolas
    Love it, but I'm not convinced it's better than Bloodbraid Elf or Sarkhan Vol. I don't think it quite makes it in my 450.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin
    Looks good enough for most cubes. I think I'll try him over Warboss, just for the explosive potential of hooking a Wargear or Bonesplitter to him.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [WAR][CUBE] Liliana’s Triumph
    I'm with wtwlf on cutting Chainer's Edict for this for the reasons he states. This card is my only definite include from the set so far.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [WAR][CUBE] Vivien's Arkbow
    This might be my favorite card so far. It has a lot of applications, depending on the deck and the game state.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Gideon Blackblade
    Good card, but I'm not sure it makes the cut at 450. I will likely test over Mirror Entity, but I don't think I want to cut anything else in my white section for it.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] rantipole's cube
    Quote from Bumibu »
    Hello rantipole,

    I built your cube last month. I wanted to built a power cube, and since its the first cube in our group and we are probaply not going to draft it in big groups an a regular basis, I wanted to built a 450 cube. Yours seemed to be the one that was most tested and I liked it quit a bit when I looked through it.


    Thanks! I hope you and your group have a lot of fun with it!

    Quote from Bumibu »
    The first games with it have been great! We did one draft with 5 players and played a new variant I invented and I played some Winston drafts with differnt people. (https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgcube/comments/awfuad/5_player_draft/)

    The decks in the 5 player draft came together quit well. We had:
    WG-Hatebears/Midrange 3-1
    UGR-Midrange/Control 3-1
    UB-Control 2-2
    GB-Reanimator/Ramp 1-3
    UR-Tempo/Control 1-3

    Everyone was hyped by the experiance.


    That's great! You guys drafted two of my favorite archetypes, GB reanimator and UR tempo (although I like UW tempo better).

    Quote from Bumibu »
    Some questions came up in my mind:
    - I could not resist and added Shelldock Isle. I love the card for limited, but I only know it from the MODO-Cube. I cutted Faerie Conclave. Its the only change I made. What do you think of that card?

    I'm not the hugest fan of Shelldock just because of consistency issues. It's a good card though and lots of cube managers have success with it. If your group likes it, that's all that matters.

    Quote from Bumibu »
    - I assume you do not play the original Emrakul because it is not very versatile, right? Its eather game winning or uncastable. Or is the reason that you do not want to have 2-card-combos that win the game by their own? (e.g. Emrakul the Aeons Torn + Through the Breach)

    It's not as useful in as many decks. You can cheat it from your hand but not reanimate it. I like most of my fatties to be useful for as many different cheat archetypes as possible. Two-card combos are fine, although I'm not sure I'm running any right now.

    Quote from Bumibu »
    - What do you think of Far Seek? I think it could help green getting more into the role of color fixing.

    I think it's kinda weak. There are other things I'd run first. I'd bring back Cultivate and Kodama's Reach and run Edge of Autumn before I looked at Farseek.

    Quote from Bumibu »
    - How good are Wild Mongrel and Noose Constrictor usually? They seem rather low powered to me. What archetype are they nessesary for?

    I like them mostly in reanimator but they are decent in aggro. With a handful of cards, it is really difficult for your opponent to know how to block.


    Quote from Bumibu »
    What is there to say about Jackal Pup? I mean, it seems like a nessesary evil to me to have the crucial number of one-drops for mono-red aggro, but it is a card that is aweful in all other spots.

    I could see myself replacing it with Bomat Courier. Its good in red or rakdos aggro too, but could find its place in Izzet or Grixis tempo decks as well.

    The difference to Goblin Guide here is in my opinion: While the Goblin is anly great in red aggro as well, it is a strong sign so jump into red aggro. Seeing a late Pup is often not worth going red I think.

    I could not find anything about the Courier here or in wtwlf123's threads or reviews. Its a strong constructed card though. What am I missing?

    Pup is still needed to get to the number of 2-power 1-drops aggro needs in red. It has definitely been outclassed by other cards, but at this size cube I think it's still got a place. Courier is a good card but it doesn't fill the crucial role of attacking for 2 damage on turn 2. Hard aggro is a numbers game and Courier doesn't put up those numbers. If I was to add Courier (which I think misses the cut at this size cube), I'd still keep the Pup.

    Glad you are enjoying my cube and thank you for the questions and feedback.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 M19 cards for the cube!
    Ditto. It's so easy to abuse the Slime with Nightmare,'lark, Crystal Shard, etc. Also, it's fetchable with both Recruiters. It's an all-star. Vivien is good, and I'd look at running her if I expanded my cube. Slime is better.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    It's OK, but I don't have room at 450. If I didn't support reanimator, I might run it over Wild Mongrel or Noose Constrictor but those cards do too much work in my cube.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Guild Land Suggestions
    What wtwlf said. If I was running four fixing lands, it would be shock, dual, fetch, manland, except for Horizon Canopy.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Gearhulk > Hydra > Silverheart

    Rancor >>>>> Berserk >>>>>>>>>> Blossoming Defense

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [MH1][CUBE] Serra the Benevolent
    I love everything about this card. I think I'll be cutting Gisela for it.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Red 4 Drops And A General Discussion About Curating Curve vs. Power Level
    I'm not sure what I would keep at 360, but I think I'd play everything on IMorphling's list except Splinter Twin. I'd try to cram Purphoros in there too, just because he's a fun build-around. If I was still supporting the artifact deck, I might swap out Koth for Daretti, but I doubt I'd have room for the deck at 360.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    Connive > Thief > Ashiok

    Shrine > Insult > Dominance

    Engine > Mimic


    This, but I'm not sure on Insult vs Electrodominance.

    Cheers,
    rant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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