Regrowth, Bala ged recovery, and eternal witness all have enough upsides on one another that I am legitimately not certain as to which I'd first pick.
Once and future and the Eternalize witness are more competing with a card like Harmonize, I think. Too slow to have any expectation of affecting the board the turn they're played, but likely take over the game in a stalemate.
I don't mind the idea of playing all five of these effects and harmonize, but if I was looking to cut one then it would be predicated on whether or not I have too many generic "true regrowths" (the first group) or too many late-game value cards (the second group).
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Jul 12, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant DiscussionQuote from Poster formerly known as Phitt77 »
House rules like that aren't something I would want to play with, but that's the reason why I will most likely stick with Cast Down and Go for the Throat. Conditions like no artifacts (since they're not living creatures and have their own kind of removal) or no legends (since they're meant to be powerful, unique entities that may resist a simple kill spell)
Stupid me, I forgot how tone of voice doesn't translate in text very well. I wouldn't *actually* play with "power word kill is just murder", but I'm just venting my frustration. This is like season 8 of a trash sitcom, and this will-they wont-they act that Wizards has with printing 2 mana murder is getting old.
Also, petty side-note, while I understand that legendary creatures are meant to be special, I still find the legendary supertype to frequently feel completely arbitrary and tacked on.
Jul 8, 2021At this point I would get behind a movement to just house rule every peasant cube to have murder for 1B. These restrictions are getting so specific, arbitrary, and tacked on.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
//Narvuntien, you have a bunch of artifact creatures that I am using in my bad cards cube. Hovermyr, the 0 drops, etc. I have to assume one of those is an easy cut. You c/should also just move crystal shard to blue and make a cut from blue instead.
Jul 6, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant DiscussionQuote from Narvuntien »
I find coloured equipment a bit annoying since I feel like the point of equipment is that any colour can use them.
The point of colorless cards is that any color can use them. There's nothing inherently "colorless" about equipment, except magic didn't think to do colored artifacts for seemingly no good reason for a few decades.
Jhessian Thief almost certainly gets to attack into more boards than soulknife spy. Hard for a 2/4 to trade down, really easy for a 3/2 to. (The thief is my favorite card in the cube so I'm out to defend it with my life).
I also foresee myself avoiding the D20 cards. I already made the mistake of redownloading hearthstone, I don't need to make the same mistake twice.
Apr 26, 2021Y'know, we have so little activity on this board nowadays we could make it a regular thing to get a pool and debate something about it. Something that isn't as daunting as "make this whole deck", but "make the last cut"Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
If I do ultimately retire from the community, it would be nice to have a legitimate reason to reach post number 10,000 first
Apr 26, 2021I wasn't saying the deck was insane. I suppose I was implying that thunderous orator had multiple ways to be keyword soup in just the first pile it belonged to. Which seems indicative of its upside. The phrase "seems completely insane" leaves out all that nuance, that's my fault.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Also, funny that you say this about stormfront pegasus. I run a depowered cube with 430 cards and I just cut it 3 days ago. I'm surprised that red has opened the floodgates on grizzly bears with upside, blue gave frost lynx flying, but white has zero 2/1 flyers with any upside.
Apr 25, 2021https://cubecobra.com/cube/deck/60859d5f3d2514106effc955Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
So if anyone wasn't convinced by thunderous orator, this is the first deck I ever drafted that had one in it.
Seems completely insane.
Apr 25, 2021So in the same spirit as Varisami's last post, I have been spending a little time each day trying to get a good sample draft deck.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
After a few trials, I ended up with this over the top black/white tokens build.
How am I supposed to make 10 cuts from this?
Apr 18, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant DiscussionQuote from VariSami »I did a bit of a test draft...
I decided that the two monarch spells are strong enough to build around, and recognized that excluding Prava of the Steel Legion would mean the deck suddenly has zero targets that allow my opponent to get tempo/value from their removal spells.
There is such a thing as having too much removal, but having them sit in your hand is less of a problem if you're the monarch. So I filled up on it.
I was a little concerned that the total number of cards that put creatures on the board was a bit light, so I was worried about having three cards in here that absolutely require multiple bodies to be good (Hammer, clamp, and intangible virtue). I could imagine dropping one of them for the astrolabe.
I also don't understand how you guys are building this deck with 16 mana producing lands, one of which being colorless, while having several double colored cards in at the 4 slot and monarch pushing the late game.
The fact that you really don't have much to defend saheeli with before turn 3, and because she's double blue, caused me to see her as just a product of wishful thinking. You can't go "preordain, shrine of loyal legions, saheeli" and expect to get anywhere, nor can you expect to play her on turn 4 alongside either blue cantrip spell. Sure, you can play her and path to exile, but that's assuming you really want to hit their 3 drop.
Redrafting it from scratch, I went:
Library of alexbannedria
Cloudgoat ranger (over PtE, which I understand might be technically wrong)
Grafted Wargear (over Maze of Ith, a card that I know is overpowered but have little experience with.)
Rakdos Cackler (over Gush, Especially since I have the equipment)
and then spiraled away from you with spectral procession and Kitchen finks.
Oh and btw I ended up in ****ing rakdos? I really wanted Dwarven Hammer in but didn't know what to cut.
Note: Did you take Venerable Knight over Spectral Procession, one pick after taking Prava?
Apr 18, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant DiscussionQuote from VariSami »Ended up adding:
- Thunderous Orator
- Frost Trickster
- Umbral Juke
- Zephyr Boots
- Reconstruct History
- Team Pennant
- Combat Professor
Liking the decently efficient equipment for a change to help that archetype along. Other than those, the most contentious choice is probably the Combat Professor. It's got a decent body and adds some value pretty quickly when you play it. At least as an attacker, it's got a decent enough floor, too. Just a card that I liked and wanted to test.
Apparently the winrate of team pennant is really bad in its native environment, and I can't really see why it would do better for us. And on the other hand, apparently combat professor is doing quite well.
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Apr 18, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
For reference, I think Killian is just a name. Isn't that the name of the bad guy form Jessica Jones?
And Zephyr Boots is... an interesting comparison to mask of memory but I think it's worse. Mask of memory is terribly efficient, if less consistent than the boots, and that efficiency pays off even in long games because its equip cost probably won't get in the way of the extra cards you draw.
Apr 8, 2021"Destroy target creature with flying" is far better than "destroy target enchantment". So if anyone is running an instant naturalize variant (or something they think might be a clogging up their 5 mana slot) they should probably consider tangletrapPosted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Mar 10, 2021I cant imagine the frames ever becoming so ugly that it changes my opinion of the game. It isnt like yugioh where the size of the art forces textboxes to be small. Futuresight, planar chaos, fire penguin, whatever. I have prioritiesPosted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Oh, but one reason why the art might look weird in the old frame is because the aspect ratio is different. I know that when I steal old art and put it in new frames it has to be zoomed in and cut off the side
Mar 4, 2021Even in your scenario where 20% of decks want a gruul land because you're pushing for more 3colored decks, you still have the thriving, vivid, and trilands as the best support for that.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
And while a fringe playable might not be desired in 20% of decks, it's still always at least playable in about half of your decks. The difference between "I ended up with mother bear but I'm not a graveyard-centric deck" and "I ended up with gruul lands and I dont have red cards" is a big deal.
(Also, full disclosure, I think you did your math wrong purple. I'm at work and rushing, but I got 31% of decks being r/g with your hypothetical distribution)
If youre hellbent on making your cube the 3+ color cube, then something like the snow duals I suppose would accomplish that. After the good lands, of course.
That's a common concern. Usually a smaller gold section and a more pushed aggro section tends to clear that up. Especially if blue aggro is a thing, diluting a control deck's ability to lean into a deep cardpool.
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