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  • posted a message on Kiln Fiend
    What are you running at the minute? How many do you need at 720?

    I think at 720 he is proabaly ok, he is reasonable filler in afew decks.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Ways to make a 4-person cube work
    Make your cube first then get feedback from your drafters, its much easier to fine tune your enviroment than theory craft it. The best way to make a cube is just to build one with what you have and develop it over time.

    Cubes work with any ammount of people, the decks might just be a little less refined due to not seeing all the cards.

    To be honest I dont mind haveing a large undrafted section, it helps variety a bit since not every card shows up in each draft.

    We regularly play with 2-4 players from my ~450 card cube with a mix of sealed and draft. We used to do do "pick 1, ban 1" but decks, whilst more streamlined, lacked variety.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Kiln Fiend
    Is glass cannon a consideration for a 2-drop red creature though? Alternatives for larger Cubes include creatures like Borderland Marauder because red 2-drop slot is shallow. Even though many of the other red 2-drop creatures have 2 (or 1) toughness they often aren’t thought of as glass cannons because the ceiling is lower.

    I think people like Maurauder because she has a guarnteed 3 power on the attack and that is good for beating down and trading up.

    Its a glass cannon that can't always fire when you want it to. You also run the risk of making bad plays to get ot to go off, like holding burn too long or going all in on a turn only to get blown out by removal.

    I definitly think you can make it work, it just wasn't what I was looking for. I think if we got afew more cheap creatures like it you could make a decent stab Izzet tempo.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Kiln Fiend
    I used to run him but he never really played out as expected. He was too easily chump blocked and easily killed when he was, unlike a prowess creature.

    There was definitly occasions where I burned two blockers and crashed in for 7 but it was alot less often than I would have liked. Aggro decks didnt like him because the damage wasnt reliable enough and it wasnt really the way my spells matters decks were looking to win.

    Could be worth a shot if you support storm/agro/spells-matter and want a card that support all 3 (but an all-star in none).
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [WAR][CUBE] Narset, Parter of Veils.
    Added her to my cube, I dunno if she will last too long but digging 8 and nabbing 2 is decent and most decks are somewhat vulnerable to the no extra draw clause.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord
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    His static ability is going to be flavour text 95% of the time, outside of Sorin's own ability.


    Why? It gives all your creatures lifelink.

    Sorry, I meant in relation to granting it to other walkers.


    I dunno man, out of the 6 mono white planeswalkers I play, 4 of them are named Gideon.

    Good point, but I only run one called Gideon.

    The only other walker that occurs to me in my cube is Chandra, Tourch of Defiance.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    Quote from TheGroglord »
    His static ability is going to be flavour text 95% of the time, outside of Sorin's own ability.


    Why? It gives all your creatures lifelink.

    Sorry, I meant in relation to granting it to other walkers.

    Granting it to creatures on the offence was amazing at winning races but it does make him weak when your having to play defence.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord
    Played pretty well in limited when I faced it today. 6 is a pretty healthy loyalty to go to and there are a lot of£ <3 cost creatures you can reanimate and keep him alive. His static ability is going to be flavour text 95% of the time, outside of Sorin's own ability. I might put him on par with Sorin, Solemn Visitor, but that means I'm not running it.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Dreadhorde Invasion
    Had this card in my pre-release deck today, it was great, but it definitely isn't a cube card. It wasn't terrible to play it a little later as it gave a stream of chump blockers or a growing threat but its definitely far too slow for most cubes (it really needed to amass on ETB)and I think it needs at least a few amass cards to really ever reach a 6 power. The life payment was an issue once or twice but usually things had to go very wrong for me to feel like it wasn't worth it, I was probably losing those games even if I didn't have it out.

    It was really helped by the fact I didn't really encounter enchantment removal all day, cubes tend to have cheaper or more main-deckable answers. Cool card though, won me a bunch of games.

    If you are deep on aristocrats or pox/stax it could be a fringe card, but you really need to have ways to make use of the bodies.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] [WAR]Ugin, the Ineffable
    Seen this in play in draft today; sealed isn't the best analogy, but that 2/2 that draws a card as a +1 is really great. Maybe it over performed but every time it hit the board just couldn't overcome it. The colorless reduction never came into play.

    If you need a budget big mana walker this could be a very real option.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[MCD]] [MCD] Combat Tricks
    Its weird to see blood lust getting so much love, is it still a thing? I'm assuming it has faded from cubes by now, or am I missing some sweet tech?
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Feather, the Redeemed
    I dont think I have many cards that trigger it. I mean I guess I could do something cute like use my path to exile to trade creatures for lands or "buyback" a mystic confluence by using a mode to bounce a guy, but not alot beyond that.

    There are no cheap, creature targeting cantrips in cube and those seem to be what this guy wants.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on WishBoard in Cube
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    I woukd be tempted to let people wish for any drafted card not in their deck, just to keep logistics simpler. I ran Hanweir Battlements and a squadron pick with the garrison and it was a pain because of how often I have to dig about for it.

    Are your wish cards all red? Do you colour balance them? If you have an uneven spread its leans towards a guild or 3 colour, seems awkward to balance.


    Actually I like this idea.

    EDIT: I was just thinking, the wish player could potentially go through 100+ cards and could take a long time while. Secondly, doesn't this give a huge advantage to the wish player who gets to see which cards aren;t drafted?

    I think you misunderstood. The wish lets you pick a card from their own draft pool that isnt in their deck, not from the cube.

    The way you descibed could work but would be pretty time consuming. I wouldnt worry too much about the information end of it personally, its a small bonous in my eyes, not a huge one. Just ask you drafters not to purpose fully gain any extra info because its not in the spirt of the card; depends how much your trust them I guess.

    One last simple soloution would be to just let a player name any card they want from rge cube and use the wish to represent it. Most time people wll know wha silver bullet they need and it will cut dow the time it takes to find and not give away if its drafted.


    That seems extremely underpowered.

    It could be, but it feels like the cleanest soloution so it would be the first thing I tried before I added a whole new 15-20 card expansion to my cube to support 1 card. This is coming from a guy who wanted to add 2-3 Assemblers to his cube (but never did), balancing the cards you add will be a pain.

    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
    Ashiok is still pretty amazing. If they cant keep the pressure on it it will just start eating their deck and casting their spells.

    Ashiok's plus ability will also eventually win games on its own in a way that is difficult to interact with, in a slow control game exileing 9 cards and soaking up 9 damage goes a long way to milling them out.

    Getting to hit opinets with their own silver-bullets/finishers is also great fun.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on WishBoard in Cube
    Quote from alanyuan0408 »
    Quote from TheGroglord »
    I woukd be tempted to let people wish for any drafted card not in their deck, just to keep logistics simpler. I ran Hanweir Battlements and a squadron pick with the garrison and it was a pain because of how often I have to dig about for it.

    Are your wish cards all red? Do you colour balance them? If you have an uneven spread its leans towards a guild or 3 colour, seems awkward to balance.


    Actually I like this idea.

    EDIT: I was just thinking, the wish player could potentially go through 100+ cards and could take a long time while. Secondly, doesn't this give a huge advantage to the wish player who gets to see which cards aren;t drafted?

    I think you misunderstood. The wish lets you pick a card from their own draft pool that isnt in their deck, not from the cube.

    The way you descibed could work but would be pretty time consuming. I wouldnt worry too much about the information end of it personally, its a small bonous in my eyes, not a huge one. Just ask you drafters not to purpose fully gain any extra info because its not in the spirt of the card; depends how much your trust them I guess.

    One last simple soloution would be to just let a player name any card they want from rge cube and use the wish to represent it. Most time people wll know wha silver bullet they need and it will cut dow the time it takes to find and not give away if its drafted.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
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