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  • posted a message on [SCD] - [MH2] [CUBE] Urza's Saga
    Too bad it wasn't worded like Trinket Mage ...it would be nice to be able to tutor up Engineered Explosives, Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista ...but this sees like it's still an awesome support card for the artifact.dec, especially in powered cubes where it cashes itself in for a Mox when it's done. If you can play it in a spot where you can make 2 Constructs and tutor up an artifact ...from a card that took up a land drop... it'll function like a colorless 3-for-1, which is pretty boss. Worth tinkering with to see how it plays, IMO.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [AFR] [CUBE] Portable Hole
    This card hits ~130 cards in my cube. Journey to Nowhere hits ~170. Even though it hits less targets, it only costs half the mana and can hit a handful of noncreature permanents that other similarly-costed removal cannot. I imagine this card will play pretty well.

    Feels like white's equivalent to something like Fatal Push. Push is an instant and can sometimes clip bigger creatures, but this card hitting all nonland permanent types instead of just creatures is a pretty big deal.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [C21] Combat Calligrapher
    That's correct. No trigger when attacking only 'walkers. I mentioned it as an issue in my comment above.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    It's been pretty good. I'm not looking to actively cut it, but I wouldn't consider it a staple or anything either.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    Depths wasn't amazing, but it was fun.

    Vault was broken.

    Turns combo was okay, but the decks often won by just casting Time Walks ...going "infinite" was often unnecessary.

    Reveillark combo was amazing with creatures, but the Saffi/Renewal combo stuff was ultimately unnecessary.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    What card in particular do you have questions about? Remember that comparing a card head to head takes more than looking at raw powerlevel. It also has to do with fit, role, and slot equity. Exalted Angel, for example, is a card that's a win condition for Moat decks, a creature that survives Wildfire, a creature that can hit hard when flipped on-curve, and a creature that can be cast/protected on the cheap. No other card can fill all of those roles while only taking up one slot in the cube. Psychatog is not just a win-con for control decks. It has synergy with the draw-7 combo decks, it can be cast/protected cheap in the same round of turns, it functions as a discard outlet, and it's one of the only creatures that can end the game in a single swing for 3 mana. Other cards are better at one of those jobs, but in order to replace all of the functions he serves, I would need to consume several slots. So make sure that slot equity, role, function, etc. are all being considered when deciding whether or not a card can be removed for something that's better than it at one job.

    All the cards serve a specific purpose, and it's usually slotting into multiple places. If you have questions about how some are used, ask. It's better than assuming that cards are simply in there because the cube manager is nostalgic about them, and calling them out as being past their prime.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    What do you mean how am I making that distinction? I play with those cards instead of other ones because they perform better for my playgroup.

    If you don't like them, don't run them. Do whatever you want with your own cube.

    Newer ≠ better. All of those you mentioned do things that their competitors can't do, and they're more valuable to me because of those advantages. You don't have to agree, but all of the cards I use are played because I believe they're the best cards for the job(s) I'm tasking them to do.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    No. All of the cards are in because they compete for their slot and win out.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Quote from Fredo »
    Haven't shared anything since... *checks*... wow, 2016 apparently. Time flies.

    Anyway, since I now own a scanner I went to the trouble of scanning all the cards I altered through the years (well, those I still cube with at least) and uploaded them to CubeCobra. Feel free to have a look! There's 220 of them in the cube right now (6 of which double-sided). 2020 was the suckiest year ever but it was a good one for altering magic cards Wink

    Visual spoiler of all alters in my cube here: https://cubecobra.com/cube/list/rochester?f=tag:altered&view=spoiler


    It's a work of art my friend. You should be proud!
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Strixhaven (STX) cards for the cube!
    Looks fine, but I can't imagine cutting any of the more competitive Boros cards for it. Especially since there are like 3-4 more good Boros options in this set that also look better.
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    Quote from GPash »
    Wanted to pick your brain on your old 720 cube. I’ve seen lists running Mishra’z Workshop (even the 540 MTGO Vintage cube runs this), Nether Void, The Abyss, and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. Any reason you avoided these powerhouse cards in your cube when it was bigger? Thanks for all your hard work!


    Those cards never panned out for me in the long run. I've cubed all of them, but none of them stuck around.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [450][Powered] wtwlf123's Cube
    Ya, there's definitely a handful of goodies in there. Some of the other ones might prove out too.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Strixhaven (STX) cards for the cube!
    Thanks!

    I discuss the Commander 2021 cards a bit in my cube thread. More than happy to talk more about them there!
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    I would cut Ranger or OUaT.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [FRF] Warden of the First Tree
    Wherever you want it to, really. Abzan, Green, Multicolor... whatever you like.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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