edit: misread the card
It's solid and an interesting tool in the hands of slower decks.
XX for counters is a bit inefficient though, you pay double the CMC if they only have one permanent that must be destroyed.
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Apr 1, 2019Discarding a card, spending a lot of mana and not even the guarantee to hit a relevant target.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Instant speed, GY-enabler and counter protection in return.
I am not convinced. I guess it's better than Birthing Pod for cube, but not by a large margin.
Mar 31, 2019Bolas is too color intensive for my liking.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Gideon seems really powerful and has a neat synergy with your own sweepers, providing indestructible for himself and one other creature.
Jan 23, 2019My changes list for Ravnica Allegiance is:Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Sage of Epityr > Benthic Biomancer: Sage is strong in my cube because of the wizard tribal theme, but not strong enough. I am quite thankful for the new addition, it's great for Marchesa, Atraxa and has some neat random synergies with Nissa or Hadana's Climb.
Mardu Shadowspear > Gutterbones: These attackers that do 1 damage to each opponent are all playable, but still quite weak when the board is cluttered. Shadowspear still has the possibility to abuse it for "cast" triggers like Extort, but Gutterbones can also offer such a functionality since it recurs to hand and is the better attacker.
Comet Storm > Electrodominance Comet Storm is a hard cut, but I like the flexibility of Electrodominance too much. ETB-creatures with instant speed can be a blowout!
Gyre Sage > Incubation Druid: I am quite sure that the new Druid will be a strong multiplayer addition. Joraga Treespeaker is the green Sol Ring - and Incubation Druid may be known as green Gilded Lotus!
Craterhoof Behemoth > End-Raze Forerunners: Vigilance is very important in multiplayer and I guess with some tokens this can finish off one player but doesn't open your flanks against the rest of the table.
Natural Order > Guardian Project: Natural Order is very strong, but my cube doesn't have many degenerate targets, but a heavy etb theme and the new enchantment fits that much better.
Huntmaster of the Fells > Rhythm of the Wild: Rhythm, sac outlet and a persist creature? Oh yeah! Huntmaster is not that strong in multiplayer where it more often than not stagnates and doesn't flip.
Xenagos, the Reveler > Domri, Chaos Bringer: Xenagos has a neat ultimate with Doubling Season, but Domri has so, too. And Domri draws you gas, which Xenagos doesn't.
And for commanders
Olivia Voldaren > Judith, the Scourge Diva: Olivia 1.0 is a very strong card in 1vs1 drafting, but in multiplayer she often does nothing before the next sweeper removes her.
Jan 9, 2019I am not sure how this compares to Deranged Hermit and Tendershoot Dryad. It is most likely stronger than Dryad in 1vs1 Cube.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Triple green and one colorless is a lot for just one 2/2 that maybe continues to grow.
I like that even if your opponent destroys your creature during their turn, you will still keep a 3/3, while Hermit and Dryad will only leave you with 1/1 creatures, although Hermit provides 4 of them.
Jan 9, 2019It's not broken or even strong in Cube, but an interesting card design for sure. Also, it is the first Adapt card that I actually do not hatePosted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Hadana's Climb and Rishkar, Peema Renegade are the playable green cube cards that come to my mind and support this creature. And even then, the payoff is slow can easily be negated by removal. I would not maindeck her in a 1vs1 game, the body is too weak on it's own to be relevant as blocker.
This creature is solid for EDH. Joraga Treespeaker, also known as green Sol Ring, is still much better, but Incubation Druid could be a similar albeit weaker variant of this effect. I will test it in my EDH cube for sure...
Jan 6, 2019I dislike the drawback too much. I doubt that you can pick enough creatures regularly to construct a strong deck that plays around the drawback. Also, answers in cube are mostly noncreature spells.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
I would not even play her as commander in an EDH cube for the same reasons.
Jan 3, 2019End-Raze Forerunners is better in multiplayer cubes due to providing vigilance for your team. But even in 1vs1, it's less risky to go all in with this, compared to Craterhoof Behemoth.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
This card is most likely cheaper than Craterhoof Behemoth, for people who still need a big green finisher on a budget.
But in the end, I guess Craterhoof Behemoth is still stronger. Even 1 creature on the board together with Craterhoof Behemoth provides +2/+2 and trample with the etb trigger. 3 1/1 token and Craterhoof Behemoth provide 24 power on attack, while with End-Raze Forerunners your team just has 16 power, a significant downgrade.
Jan 3, 2019This feels like it misses the third option: destroy target artifact or enchantment or cmc 5 or 1 higher base power to be more impressive. Especially the missing 6 power can be a problem if you want this wurm to be removal für late game bombs like Titans.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
As it stands, this has to compete with Dragon Broodmother in my cube and even with heavy etb support, I doubt that it can take over games and win you a round in a multiplayer cube like Dragon Broodmother. Nevertheless, for a 1vs1 cube with heavy etb theme, this will be a welcome addition.
Jan 2, 2019I wonder if this is actually better than Reflector Mage, just because it can hit any nonland permanent, not just creatures. Being able to neutralize a planeswalker, artifact or enchantment could outweigh the drawbacks.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Jan 2, 2019My gut feeling is that free Scry 3 in the first upkeep is very powerful and can change the course of a game dramatically.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
The problem is the rest of the card. If you don't have it in your opening hand, then you will only get something very mediocre, especially with all the strong etb value alternatives at cmc4.
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