It's a strong card because it's so versatile. But in the end, the sweeper part is just so slow when compared to Languish and its variants. The interaction with +1/+1 counters can be neat though, depending on your cube.
I have the card in my EDH/multiplayer cube, but I would not play it in a traditional 1vs1 cube, especially when powered.
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Oct 25, 2018Sigarda, Host of Herons is quite good in becoming unkillable in an enchantress deck.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Flickerform helps with dodging stuff while keeping aura enchantments on her.
It's always nice to use Three Dreams for Ethereal Armor, Armadillo Cloak and Unflinching Courage, so that Sigarda starts healing you for absurd amounts if she survives until the next turn.
Oct 23, 2018I used KMC Hyper Mattes (clear ones) for ~2 years.Posted in: The Cube Forum
Then I decided to finally include double-faced cards and read about the quality decline.
I was confused and waited some months and at that point I read about a new line of KMC Hyper Mattes (black) that were like the old ones before the temporary quality decline.
Look out for this package style, don't buy other package styles because it could be from the bad quality batches. I would advice not to buy them on Amazon but instead in your local MTG store
I am using these new Hyper Mattes for around 4 months now and they are satisfying. There was not a single split sleeve and they did not wear off too much. I have a sideboard with cards that are not drafted each time and if I compare them with the cards that are frequently played, then I can not really tell the difference on first sight, which is enough for me. It's not like I must play the cards on a tournament
Sep 18, 2018You must discard a card if he is removed in response to the trigger, if you don't have any other creature.Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
Also, sometimes your opponent will sac a Planeswalker if he can finish you with his surviving creature.
But apart from that, I guess this card is quite decent.
For multiplayer cubes, this card is very strong. I still have Bone Shredder and Fleshbag Marauder in my cube - and Marauder is much stronger in Multiplayer most of the time, which can not be said for sure in 1vs1.
Sep 17, 2018Browbeat has been underperforming in most of my attempts of cube drafts. I don't have high hopes for this one, although it seems to bit better than Browbeat.Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
It has a neat synergy with the spellslinger decktype, granting value with cards like Young Pyromancer or Guttersnipe by jump starting with a discarded land and due to the instant speed.
Sep 11, 2018Hmmm, a mix of Ember Hauler and Torch Fiend.Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
I dislike that it can't destroy artifact lands against affinity, although that archetype is not common.
I also dislike that it lacks the reach part of Ember Hauler, sometimes you just want to Shock your opponents face.
I will not play it, but I also underestimated Abrade, so don't listen to me
Aug 29, 2018I also have two sleepers to report...Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Vindictive Lich has been devastating, not only in multiplayer, but also in 1vs1. Sac outlets and reanimation engines are not even needed to make this creature very annoying to deal with, but it's so easy to break and becomes a win condition in no time at all. I guess that most people don't give it a shot, because it has to compete with very competitive slot alternatives.
Insult // Injury is still underused in my opinion. An excellent late top deck, but also very devastating finisher for aggro strategies and also midrange. It's the red overrun, at a very fair mana cost and with many neat synergies.
Jul 26, 2018This will replace Eternal Dragon in my edh/multiplayer cube. A 2/2 for 2 offers a plethora of ways to abuse it in long and grindy multiplayer matches, where the effect is much more meaningful.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
I doubt that this card is worth the mana/time investment in traditional 1vs1.
Jul 26, 2018This will replace Champion of Dusk in my cube. It's a very strong creature for any multiplayer/edh cubePosted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
The 5cmc prince that was promised? Most likely not, because as a creature it kind of needs a very specific board state to be useful.
Jul 24, 2018This card reminds me of Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista regarding the ability to take over a game due to their value.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
It is a lot slower, but it survives more sweepers. Generally, it plays more defensively. I guess the most effective way to use it is by chump blocking with the token and sacrificing it into the next step of evolution...
Sometimes you need a flying blocker or something that holds a sword with evasion, so that is another small plus for the card.
My cube has a token theme for each color, so I will most likely test this out.
Jun 21, 2018I have a weakness for Azure Mage, but it was too weak for 1vs1 and for multiplayer/edh, too.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Nevertheless, I like the idea of a 2/1 for 1U that can generate some advantage in late game. 4UUU for drawing two cards and a 2/1 body is quite bad, but the interaction with other cards could make it acceptable.
I like that it's a wizard (I have Voidmage Prodigy in my cube) and I like that it works with the many support cards for small creatures (Recruiter of the Guard, Imperial Recruiter, Reveillark, Sun Titan).
I will try it out, but I already augur that it's too clunky, even for a multiplayer/edh cube. Maybe it works as a late game mana sink tough, just like Eternal Dragon, Nezumi Graverobber, Tilonalli's Summoner and Duskwatch Recruiter do in other colors.
Jun 17, 2018I currently run Panharmonicon and Naban, Dean of Iteration with a small wizard sub-theme.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Aether Adept and Venser, Shaper Savant can lock down an opponent where Exclusion Mage is still only a strong one-shot effect.
Exclusion Mage is still a nice addition. Overall: Man-o'-War>Exclusion Mage>Aether Adept
Jan 13, 2018Daemion posted a message on Set (P)review) My top 20 Rivals of Ixalan cards for the cube!Yeah Phyrexian Gargantua for cmc5 would be great, but Champion of Dusk is not there yet. I also think that they could have pushed it a little bit more by adding lifelink or flying to that vampire.Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
My 540 multiplayer cube plays Shriekmaw/Lich and in addition Gray Merchant of Asphodel and
Phyrexian Delver. The last two could easily be replaced by Champion. I also liked Puppeteer Clique in the past. But I will continue to pray for a really delicious cmc5 black creature
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