I see this as a decent storm enabler and potentially a lands archetype card.
Right now Dark Depths + Thespian Stage (Drawing this many cards + playing extra lands a turn will really help draw into this), Field of the Dead + some graveyard value cards like Echo of Eons/ Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath and Firestorm that can take advantage of all the cards in hand.
The alternative is this could help setup an Nexus of Fate.
I feel we could see non-parasitic lands deck, but I feel there needs to be another Uro or Field of the Dead to make it worthwhile.
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Nov 1, 2021Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype DiscussionQuote from oakcitylarry »Palinchron is probably the best one. You could also try Great Whale or even Peregrine Drake if the budget is a concern. Another idea would be Vilis, Broker of Blood or Rune-Scarred Demon.
Yah none of them seem that strong on their own or even in a storm reanimator deck.
Nov 1, 2021Memory Deluge didn't make it because I felt it wasn't strong enough.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
This card is certainty good, but I'm not sure if I'm in the market for another draw spell for control decks.
I think it needs to be something like 4 mana, draw 4, put two cards on opt of your library or draw 4 discard 2 from your hand in order for this type of effect to be worthwhile.
Oct 31, 2021I really feel in love with this card after seeing Fleshbag Marauder in Black-Green Aristocrats deck during standard use it to great effect against the Esper Dragons deck where it was incredibly strong vs Kalitas, Jace, Ojutai etc.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
The problem I found was the number of tokens is really mitigating this card and Grist has proven to be a much better version of this type of effect. This isn't a bad card, but 3 CMC edict makes it pretty much an aristocrats card that ends up occasionally strong.
I really like the design of this card and it was really fun to play with but the number of times it got blanked by tokens was a bit too many.
Oct 31, 2021I don't want to open a new thread but there was something I was thinking about:Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
I find my storm decks naturally have 3-4 discard outlets + tutors regardless + Show and Tell/ Shelldock Isle.
I been thinking about the viability of playing in particular Velomachus Lorehold in addition to cards like Griselbrand plus 2-3 Reanimation style effects for a reanimator storm deck.
Velomachus seems like both a fine reanimator target, storm reanimator target and occasionally just ramp target.
Does anyone have an idea for a third creature that could fill a similar role as Griselbrand/ Velomachus in a storm reanimator deck. ([card]Nyxbloom Ancient feels a bit too narrow).
I'm thinking if this is viable, the more narrow cards - in particular Empty the Warrens/ Grapeshot could get cut - I really haven't been too happy about these two. (I could see myself just cutting Warrens and adding Velomachus).
Oct 31, 2021Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype DiscussionQuote from BlackWaltz3 »1. I like Hellkite and Phoenix. Don't care for the others.
3. Duress > Dread Fugue > Despise
Geist of St. Traft has definitely fallen from favor from the cubes I've observed. I can see your 720 cube runs 7 guild cards deep so I'd probably rank what you've listed, what you've got, and a couple other considerations accordingly.
1. Fractured Identity
2. Teferi, Time Raveler
3. Supreme Verdict
4. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
5. Dream Trawler - Think this is better than Dragonlord Ojutai.
6. Yorion, Sky Nomad
7. Reflector/Queller - These two are dead even for me.
I can agree with that.
The problem is cannot really cut anything from my other guilds - I'm really reluctant to go down to a strict 6 cards per guild. (I may get around to cutting it one day).
I'm not too excited about Reflector Mage right now, but I figured my Azorious sections needs to be a bit more balanced.
I haven't tested Dream Trawler, but the artwork for Ojutai is really cool so yah.
Anyone want to comment on Grapeshot vs Empty the Warrens?
Oct 31, 2021Not sure about the backside, but 4 mana for 4/4 trample/ haste is good.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
I think I'm fairly happy with my green section right now - The cards I'm unhappy with are cards I have for archetype redundancy reasons.
I could see this being good, but it doesn't feel like slam dunk
Oct 31, 2021Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype DiscussionQuote from ryansaxe »I will never cut this card ust because of how much I love Gifts Ungiven. I'm actually about to add Intuition to my list as well.
It has gotten additional stock with the introduction of Thassa's Oracle as well. I've already seen a deck mill themselves with Doom Whisperer to hit Unburial Rites + Thassa's Oracle and kill
I really wish the flashback cost was anything that isn't white - this card often just sticks out like a sore thumb.
Oct 31, 2021TBH, I haven't been too excited about Grim Lavamancer recently.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
This might be the first set in a long while where I'm not interesting in any card.
I was hoping for a good sacrifice outlet for this set, but so far its been very disappointing.
Oct 30, 2021Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
I think we need to be playing more black discard as a whole for cube.
This is a bit off topic - but I notice you have intruder alarm but none of the tap make a token creatures. Are you just having this as a backup Pestermite?
On a different topic - Bedlam Reveler might finally be able to make an appearance with all these cheap 1-2 CMC instants/ sorceries.
Oct 30, 2021In terms of raw power level, rank these Azorious cards:Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
- Reflector Mage
- Spell Queller
- Dragonlord Ojutai
- Detention Sphere
- Geist of Saint Traft
In a vacuum, I would likely play Spell Queller, but I feel Reflector mage occupies an important meta game role as a blink/ tempo enabler.
- I feel Geist's days are nearing an end with all the rabblemaster variants.
- I could see myself playing Detention sphere, but the new 3 CMC white Oblivion Ring kinda pushed it out
- Ojutai feels like a cool card, but I wanted to up my Dimir and I opted for The Scarab Gob, which fills a kinda similar role as Ojutai.
Anyone want to sell me on any of these 5 cards?
The second one:
Grapeshot or Empty the Warrens
- I'm wondering if Grapeshot is the stronger one of the two given Underworld Breach.
- Has anyone played either of the two outside of a dedicate storm shell - i.e. Spells Matter?
Oct 30, 2021For my red 5 CMC, Thunderblust particularly for its 7 power, haste, persist etc. followed by Thundermaw Hellkite probably followed by Bedlam Reveler - which I consider a 5 drop.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
I haven't tested Daybound too much myself, but from what I heard, its not that hard to flip.
I could see myself playing this if Tovolar's Huntmaster, Brutal Cathar outperform their CMC counter parts.
Oct 30, 2021The part I like the most about the big red archetype (WildFire, Welder/ Daretti, Sneak Attack, Red Walkers etc.) is it makes the red storm rituals a lot less parasitic. Seething Song in particular is an MVP.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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