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  • posted a message on [630][Unpowered] Cythare's Cube - Updated through MH2
    Can you maybe elaborate on Order of Midnight? It never seemed overly appealing to me, but I have seen you speak up for it on several occasions and am intrigued.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on Satyr wayfinder
    I'd advocate for Mire Triton over Satyr Wayfinder if you really want the card. Mire Triton is an excellent blocker!
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [MH2][CUBE] Hard Evidence
    Also not overwhelmed with the power of the card, but I will say it is nice for a Polymorph package
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] - [MH2][CUBE] Kaldra Compleate
    Quote from IMorphling89 »
    This thing seems very hard to deal with - there's not many exile effects for an indestructible artifact in most cubes so this will have a lot of inevitability.



    Notably, you would only need to keep the creature in check to which the artifact is attached. For creatures there exist a lot of exile effects.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [MH2][CUBE] Timeless Witness
    With the abundance of EtB creatures these days, I'm actually happy when not every slot is filled with them. Will pass on this, since I also have enough copies of this effect with Eternal Witness, Regrowth and Bala Ged Recovery.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [SCD] - [MH2][CUBE] Out of Time
    I like the interaction with Solemnity Grin


    Another reason to play that card next to Dark Depths and Persist.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [AFR] [CUBE] Portable Hole
    Good points. In unpowered, I will probably only bother with Prismatic Ending since I don't see obvious cuts for both and the velocity is low enough.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [AFR] [CUBE] Portable Hole
    Quote from simpygdog »
    And.... this card got hype torpedoed in spoiler season.
    Prismatic ending is just better imo


    First, I wanted to disagree for the sake of powered environments, which often need fast answers to key pieces; but actually Prismatic Ending can exile the problematic pieces on curve since they have CMC 0 and 1 either way.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [MH2] [Cube] Rishadan Dockhand
    This card has me thinking about Opposition and Edric, Spymaster of Trest again. I like the idea of a new axis for blue in a tempo shell, but always felt the existing low CMC creatures are subpar individually. Blue is a hard color to find cuts and one wouldn't want to include fringe 1-drops for a niche archetype itself, but this one seems quite good to me. The Rishadan Port ability plays into the game of Opposition and Stax itself, and Islandwalk might make for a good unblockable in some matchups, fueling your hand with Edric.

    I already cube Opposition just because it's so good, but I'm considering testing this card together with Edric to see what is possible.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [LuckyPaper] Strixhaven and Commander 2021 Prospective Surveys - see what more than 240 Cube designers think of these sets!
    I have high hopes for Inkshield and Rushed Rebirth. While I concede that they are not of the highest powerlevel, they both sound very interesting to me and I'll try them out.
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Standstill
    Necro'ing this because I am looking for some unconventional tech in my Cube.
    What is the verdict on standstill in 2021?
    Decks have become a lot better in curving out, which should limit the usefulness of Standsrill - I was wondering whether some people still have it in their lists and what they think about it.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [C21][CUBE] Pest Infestation
    Amazing!
    Different than Reclamation Sage, but still amazing.
    I have found Rec Sage to be extremely good for toolbox decks due to being a tutorable and recurrable creature with Green Sun's Zenith, Recruiter of the Guard, Fiend Artisan, Sevinne's Reclamation or any reanimation spell, so that is definetly not the cut for me. In the same vein, I like Eternal Witness better than Regrowth.
    Nonetheless, this card is amazing!
    I will cut Wilt for this.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Netdecking has killed standard for me
    Quote from GeneH »
    Because I don't care about feel bads. I care about strategy, and what the OP is complaining about here is that strategy is dead because there just aren't that many viable options for top-tier decks.


    As far as I have thought about the problem, WotC's fear of feel bads comes from their focus on EDH and the general consensus there that feel bads are bad for the game. For quite some time I thought EDH was very annoying for this reason, but I think I can understand why people there think that if they like their way of playing.
    I generally play Cube and am a huge fan of resource-restricting strategies (landdestruction, discard, aggro) as a lever to keep decks honest. The thing is, if in Cube my two lands in my starting hand get shredded by Dark Ritual --> Hymn to Tourach and I don't draw lands for two turns, I concede and play another game. In a multiplayer EDH game it might however not be so trivial to simply go to the next game, because Stax and Aggro are so slow in going over the finish line against 3 opponents with 40 life, and so 3 players just pass turns while one player plays.
    What I want to say is that with 40 life multiplayer in mind, resource denial is annoying because it takes the offending deck an eternity to put all the nails in the coffins. This leads players to cry about those strategies and WotC to circumvent them, although they are a fundamental part of the rock-paper-scissors of Magic.
    I know this is a standard forum, but the reply by GeneH rang true with some thoughts I had about the game and thus decided to post here.
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on [STX] [CUBE] Elite Spellbinder
    I could see myself cutting Emeria's Call for this, but I agree, Land Tax is still great.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE] - Multiple Choice
    I can't really see myself using the bounce on one of my creatures except in the most dire of topdeck wars. Sorcery speed removal of my own blocker sounds like something I would almost never do in blue, and even if I could replay my Ravenous Chupacabra with this, that is 4UBB to destroy a creature. With that much mana up, I would rather cast it for X=4. And without that much mana up, it just seems so bad to remove my own creature during my turn.


    How good then is this edict bounce in a vacuum? I'm not sure.
    From theorycrafting, this card seems rather bad to me. Factoring in how one almost always underestimates flexibility on those cards, I guess this is playable in some Cubes, but I just can't imagine a card I would like to cut for it.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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