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  • posted a message on [C21] Silverquill Statement— MTG Muddstah preview
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Quote from DanzBorin »

    It's turtling and having to remembering all kinds of odd conditions. Not fun to play against.


    Isn't that just EDH in general, though? And part of the skill involved, too; I'd consider myself a fairly experienced player, and I still get hosed by on-board tricks sometimes.
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Quote from DanzBorin »

    It's turtling and having to remembering all kinds of odd conditions. Not fun to play against.


    Isn't that just EDH in general, though? And part of the skill involved, too; I'd consider myself a fairly experienced player, and I still get hosed by on-board tricks sometimes.


    It feels a lot of text on each card though. But I think after a game or two players can catch up, as most of the abilities are intuitive.


    Back on the cards, I really like Fain for mg artifact cube. Lots of synergy and I do love to have the “machine” combos. And quite decent for good old aggro as it some combat tricks
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C21] Quantum Quandrix— MTGGoldfish preview
    Decent value for reprints but not a fan of the fractal theme.

    I kind of like fractal harness. At first it seems bad at X=1 but if it comes down a turn earlier then it becomes a 2/2 next turn anyway (assume it survives). Will get to test for my artifact cube.

    Given the token theme I was expecting the food making chef but I guess it makes more sense in the GB lifegain deck.

    EDIT: Esix is crazy with armies in a can! Myr Battlesphere is 21 creatures. Deep Forest Hermit is 16 6/6 Squirrels. I had to read it 4 times to make sure. Am I reading this right?

    EDIT EDIT: Feasting Troll King also!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C21] [CUBE] Laelia, the Blade Reforged
    Bought this deck so will definitely try this. A card advantage engine and decent stats. I will be removing one of my 3 Rabblemasters.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [C21] [CUBE] Triplicate Titan
    Not in my 450 unpowered but definitely in my artifact cube.

    I am actually considering removing Mycosynth Golem because 4/5 is really small for (roughly) a 4-6 drop. But if not then Triniform it is.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [C21] Lorehold Legacies— The Command Zone previews
    I’m excited for tbe Triplicate Titan’s tokens. They probably are the griffin (?), centaur and bull in seperate forms.


    Quote from Morphling »
    Well, the artifact cube just got quite a bit more interesting. Holy Smokes. Thanks, Wizards. Love


    IKR! I was ignoring all the Lorehold spells matter graveyard stuff but this came along, and had to order one from my LGS.
    Definite includes for me include Digsite Engineer, Losheel, CLockwork Scholar (White CA!) and of course, Triplicate Titan. Cursed Mirror seems like a good addition, too!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Strixhaven (STX) cards for the cube!
    Great article and I think this time you published it in record time!

    Initially I am only looking at Prismatic Command but now looking at Rip Apart as well. Versatile cards are never bad in cube.

    I am lukewarm on Sedgemoor Witch at 450 because I like Woe Strider more due to a token, sac outlet, and recursion into a larger creature (plus another token). It seems more aligned with what black is doing.

    For Baleful Mastery, Not a fan of the “reverse cantrip” 2 mana mode. But yeah, if cheap will probably replace Hearless Act. So it happened that all black spot removal kills planeswalkers too.

    Thanks again for the nice read and insights!
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [STX] "Evening Study"— MtG Brazil preview
    Gyome is probably the chef who makes the food tokens.

    Interesting black gain life without destroying or draining from someone else.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] Reckless Amplimancer— OHeyKona preview
    Looks like this guy needs to go to the Training Grounds or two.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] [CUBE] Sedgemoor Witch
    It has a lot going for it. I think even if you Magecraft once or twice it is good already, and can fit BR aggro (tokens are good against mirrors, Menace against mid/control).

    I just dont feel happy removing Drana for this, as she is better as an aggro topper with the better evasion and anthem.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] - [CUBE][STX] Vanishing Verse
    Quote from Szko »
    125 targets for Fracture.
    193 targets for Vanishing Verse.
    280 targets for Anguished Unmaking.
    339 targets for Vindicate.

    In my 450 cube. All this removal has me considering adding Anguished Unmaking tbh. Losing out on about 90 targets for 1 less mana and 3 life.


    Without looking, I guess most will have similar stats.

    Factor in that artifacts will
    Be drafted more frequently, and multicolor cards tend to be high impact (planeswalkers at the least), I might still want Anguished Unmaking.

    This is a decent card depending on your cube composition. Potential cheaper Anguished Unmaking if the downside is not too much.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] [STX] Fracture
    Not hitting creatures makes it significantly worse than the 3cc options. Perhaps an alternative to despark.

    As an aside, not a fan of tbe art.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [STX] Mothership 3/31— Zimone, Manifestation Sage, Strixhaven Stadium, and more
    Interesting if both players have the stadium.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [STX] [CUBE] Rip Apart
    Cant really tell of I like it over Boros Charm or Helix. If I can manage to obtain one then will just go ahead and test. (And by test I mean never - because we never get to play anymore due to the pandemic Frown )
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [STX] [CUBE] Elite Spellbinder
    While that slot is stacked, the effect is unique enough that it warrants testing. This card can potentially invalidate your opponent’s next turn. If not it can still make some spells difficult to cast, like a 4 mana counterspell or a 10 mana Ugin. And it can make some spells not worth it, like a 4 mana 2 drop.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [STX] Gavin’s teasers for the Commander decks and pictures of commanders for prismari, lorehold, and witherbloom
    Osgir seems to have an ability to return an artifact or equipment from graveyard. Quite excited about the archeology theme of RW for this set.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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