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  • posted a message on Card Æsthetics Evaluation Thread
    Quote from allred123 »
    Ok, Big Predicament here. I am currently in the process of trading for an Arabian nights city of brass. That will leave my cube with only 1 white boarder card left. Imperial Recruiter P3 edition. I am torn because I think the P3 and Judge artwork > A25. P3 edition the card text is cool since it's the only card that has the Sword and Shield and overall look. However, it does have an ugly white border. Not sure what to do... What is everyone's thoughts on here?


    I have the judge foil, though I wish there was an old border version that wasn't white bordered. You could always get an alterer you trust to black border it for you. I wouldn't trust just anyone, but as long as it was someone you knew did great work it could end up looking pretty sweet. My Imperial Seal is altered this way.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [Cubetutor] A nice alternative to managing your cube in a spreadsheet
    Quote from Velrun »
    Alright, so nothing dramatic will change and CubeTutor will keep updating with each expansion (Within a few weeks after an expansion's release date), correct?


    That's the gist that I got from Ben's statement. CubeTutor can continue as is with only doing set updates for the foreseeable future.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Average MTG Salvation Peasant cube
    Quote from VariSami »
    I would not have thought I was the only one from a group of 27 not to run Blood Artist. :p As from my perspective, it remains a sort of archetype signal for an archetype I do not support properly, even if the card can drain enough to justify itself even in the absence of Aristocrats.


    To be honest, although I personally love Blood Artist, I was surprised that it was in so many lists because it can be such an archetype centered card.

    Quote from VariSami »
    As for Counterspell... I run a restricted number of mono-coloured CC cards, and Mana Drain already holds one of blue's slots. As with guild slots, there are just so much more interesting things you can do with those restricted few.


    Every group has different goals and ideas for their cubes. There's no wrong list. I just find it interesting that cards I think should probably make the cut in every single list, someone else can easily justify leaving out.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Average MTG Salvation Peasant cube
    I hope I'm not stepping on Phitt77's toes by doing this, but I've been off work all week and I needed a project. After doing it, I understand why it's not something that should be done more than once each year. The data we gain is relatively minimal for the work involved. Though it is nice to have an updated list, so I think once a year is plenty to have a recent list to refer back to.

    For the purposes of this exercise I followed these sorting rules. You, of course, can sort your list however you want. This is just want made sense for me. There's enough data here to allow for moving cards around.

    Phyrexian Mana is sorted with their respective colors. (Dismember is a black card.)
    Off-color flashback costs, split cards, hybrid cards, and off color mana requirements are multi-color.
    The only tri-color card that made the list was Wild Nacatl, so I put it in the green section. Most people seemed to sort it here anyway.

    You can view the list at this link.

    I only made the one list as opposed to Phitt77's two, but I followed the color layout of the color blind version. I also compared more cubes (27 in total), so there are two more categories (21-24 and 25-27). I wanted to get to 30 lists, but there's just unfortunately not that many active peasant posters here.

    These are the cubes that were used: rancoredmalone, VariSami, Ulka, Purplemuralski, leadfeather89, JovianHomarid, Leelue, CadaverousBl00m, Squirrely, BrownDog5117, n00bin8r, palingensia, guitarspider, Chairwolf, _i0, majikian, haganbmj, revengeanceful, ArBoR4817, Phitt77, 241Ackerman, calibretto, Jain_Mor, TyranidBill, bobburning, Subtle_Relevance, FunkyDragon

    Some of these are peasant+, but not enough to warp the data. Most were updated through Guilds of Ravnica.

    There were only three true staples in the sense that they are in every cube listed here. I found that interesting.

    Young Pyromancer
    Eternal Witness
    Pelakka Wurm

    There were several more that were in 26 lists, which maybe also qualifies as a staple, but still interesting.

    Man-o'-War
    Mana Leak
    Whirler Rogue
    Blood Artist
    Briarhorn
    Rancor
    Evolving Wilds

    These are cards that you'd expect to see in every list, but it's interesting to me that some other cards (like Llanowar Elves or Counterspell) aren't among them.

    I did not include cards that were only in five or fewer lists. There are, of course, more cards in this year's list than last years because more cubes were used in the comparison.

    I wanted to do a 'biggest movers' comparison, but since there were more cubes used than last year and some of them from different posters, I'm not sure if that information is worth the time it would take to compare this years numbers to last years. I don't mind doing it, though, if that's something people seem interested in. I also have all of the numbered data in a spreadsheet that I can upload to a shared Google doc if people are interested in seeing the actual numbers.

    I've really liked having this average list to refer back to over the past year for my own peasant cube, so I hope this remains as useful over the next year.

    Anyway... cheers, guys, and happy cubing.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on [540][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    Yeah, cube cuts aren't always just as simple as the next card on a "to be added" list. My own cube and wtwlf's are pretty similar, but even comparing the two using CubeTutor doesn't point out an obvious suggestion for what should be in over something like Eternal Dragon, which I don't run. That card does a very specific job, so even as a pet card, if you wanted to replace it, you'd need to decide what type of effect you need or want on that replacement card. Do you want another Wrath effect? Maybe go with Fumigate. Feel like you need more white aggro support? Maybe look at Savannah Lions or Adorned Pouncer. You could also use that slot for one of your own pet cards. There's several ways you could go and every one of them depends on the specific needs of a cube being played by your specific group.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    I think she's two mana too expensive to be a slam dunk and one mana too expensive to be a fringe inclusion. Five mana is a lot to ask for a 3/3 with a landfall trigger in cube.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [540][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    Quote from tjbizzle95 »
    Hey, wtwlf123! Big fan. After looking at a ton of cubes for inspiration, I decided that yours was the one that I wanted to replicate the most. I trimmed your most recent 540-list into 450 cards (and then added 1 more multicolor card to each guild - I just like too many multicolor cards).


    If you're looking for a great 450 list that's very similar what wtwlf is doing with his current list, check out rantipole's 450 cube. That cube would be my starting point if I were looking for a 450 list and I don't believe wtwlf would take any issues with me recommending rant's cube here.

    http://www.cubetutor.com/viewcube/1963
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [DOM] [CUBE] Tatyova, Benthic Druid
    I would look at several other options before I added this. Sagu Mauler, Prophet of Kruphix, Arixmethes all seem better than this.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][MBS} - Steel Hellkite
    Again, I agree with steve_man. I wish colorless six drops were good enough to push out the harder to cast colored ones, but unfortunately that's just not the case. Wurmcoil is the only true staple colorless six drop with anything beyond that being a much much lower power level. Even at 720, you'd maybe want one more colorless six drop and, even then, you might even prefer something like Precursor Golem instead. And honestly, even the colored six drops drop off pretty quick beyond the ones you normally expect to see in each color. So I stand by my statement. The cube would need to be pretty darn big before I wanted more than a couple colorless six drops.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [Strictly Average MtG] Peasant Cube on a Budget - White
    Great article, man! Personally, I disagree on a few of the specific choices and I never really cared for forcing a numbers split between creatures/spells, but this is an excellent starting point. I think peasant is a perfect place for new cube builders to start, especially if they want to cube because they love limited. I'm looking forward to the blue write up.

    Oh, and you should cross post this over in the peasant forum. You might get more traffic.
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [CUBE][MBS} - Steel Hellkite
    I'd second steve_man's suggestion of Scuttling Doom Engine for tier 2 six drop of choice. FWIW, I like Soul of New Phyrexia more as well. How big does a cube need to be to want three or more colorless six drops? I'd say pretty darn big.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [540][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    Man, seeing Contagion on your cuts list hurts me to see. You guys love that card!
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on Masters 25 rarity shifts for Peasant cube
    Quote from leadfeather89 »
    Promise of Bunrei was a bit slow, but good enough to stick around. Nothing outstanding to say about this card.


    I actually just cut Promise with my GRN update. It found it to be super slow and clunky. Also the spirits don't fly, which honestly caused confusion and feel bads. At 360, I don't think it makes the cut. I swapped Conclave Tribunal in for it.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Guilds of Ravnica cards for the cube!
    I always look forward to these. Great article. Smileup
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on Guilds of Ravnica for Peasant Cubes (Common/Uncommons only)
    I'm at 360 and I'm looking at swapping in these:

    Conclave Tribunal
    Goblin Banneret
    Goblin Cratermaker
    Kraul Harpooner

    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
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