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  • posted a message on [720][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    It'a more interesting than most of the Swords are, and the cheaper equip is nice. I've been surprised with how much incidental tribal overlap there is in the cube. I rarely need to put it into a specific deck in order to have most creatures in my deck have 3-4 other creatures of the same type floating around. And having a threat automatically replace itself when it dies is a powerful mechanic.
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Borrower is the better card at face value, but Man-o'-War is more abusable. So if you're playing the card for ETB trigger manipulation, the jellyfish is likely better, otherwise, play the Borrower.
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  • posted a message on [720][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    The Relic-Warder is a combo card. Sac outlet + LRW + Animate Dead effect = infinite sac/etb/death triggers. It's playable in WW, but mainly in there as another white combo. Wink

    Arkbow gives green another discard outlet, another reason for the artifact.dec to dip into green, more effects to increase the consistency of cheap creature-based combo decks, another tool for Bant Flash and another combo tool for Squee. Thumbs Up
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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Catastrophe
    It's not the fastest card in the world, and it can't replace 4cc wraths for control decks or anything like that for that very reason. But it's a powerful card and provide unique options in that slot for a lot of midrange builds.
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Undiscovered Paradise and Reflecting Pool would be at the bottom of that list for me.
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  • posted a message on [720][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
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    hey! if this has been talked about earlier in the thread (or better yet if you've written an article about it) forgive me - wanted to ask you about the inclusion of storm and persist combo in your cube. I remember you had omitted those packages in the past for various reasons including not liking the 'I win' button quality of those combos. I've always shared that preference so I wanted to ask how it's been playing for your group, if it's been fun? Also curious if for you it reflects a philosophical change, a desire to shake things up, or is it a consequence of moving up to 720? Thanks much!


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    Quote from me »
    Just so it doesn't come as a tremendous shock when it happens, there's going to be another significant change to the cube structure happening in the near-ish future. It will cover a lot of changes, including an increase in size to 720, incorporating another new draft method to increase the pool % used when drafting (part of what facilitates the changes) and the new pool of cards is largely going to be focussed on combo play. You'll see cards that support the Kiki/Twin combo, cards that support Storm, Vault combo, Persist combo, some infinite mana combos, Grave/Dance Annihilator creature combos and a few others. I have players in my playgroup interested in exploring that design space, and if an increase in size and modification to draft methodology can facilitate the real estate and the logistics required to allow those strategies with less of an impact on the existing cube pool, I'm open to testing that configuration. It'll take a while to iron out the details, but I just wanted to put everyone on notice now that it's definitely going to happen. I have a lot of guest drafters and a lot of other folks that are interesting in playing combo decks and wondering why that element is excluded from my cube experience. Historically it's been in large part due to small draft pool % issues and the fact that they take up too much real estate in the cube. If I can solve both of those problems at the same time, I should be able to give combo a good chance to be competitive without hurting the validity of my current strategies.


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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Catastrophe
    Still good for us. Wrath when you're behind, win when you're ahead. Shrugs
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Icy is okay, it's a niche answer to some powerful cards and it has some cool interactions in the cube still.

    I like Shard a lot and still have success with Portal too. They're not generic goodstuff cards that just go into any deck, but in a deck looking to bounce and replay ETB creatures, they can be strong performers. In addition to saving threats from removal, taxing the opponent and randomly getting to bounce your opponent's stuff too.

    I like all 3 of those cards more than Lightning Greaves, personally.

    And I like Map more than Rack.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE][ELD] Brazen Borrower
    It's pretty powerful in the decks that want it. I'd give it a spin and see how your group likes it.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE][ELD] Brazen Borrower
    It hasn't been great in control, but it's a stellar card everywhere else.
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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Blood Artist
    Yes. They're far and away the least important effect of that type for Aristocrats shells. They're also the most parasitic, as they only really see play in that one deck (they have some backup uses in Persist Combo, but that's it).
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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Blood Artist
    I play the Artist, Cutthroat and Judith for those kinds of effects.
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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] The Abyss
    I rarely say no chance, because there's always a chance. But I don't have any plans for re-inclusion anytime soon.
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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] The Abyss
    It was okay, but it's definitely not too strong. I'm heavily invested into both Stax and Aristocrats and I don't play it anymore.
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