Quote from LucidVision »I like this card a lot with a devotion support package... As it's still "ok" without being mono blue devotion.
Card is pretty solid imo, but it's certainly narrow and it's in the most competitive color.
Don't think I'd test this in my powered cube, but If I make a modern cube with a devotion package, I definitely would there.
The floor of X=0 is surprisingly good, considering how awsome it is when you are in a board state to cast it for 5.
With both a UUU and a BBB card spoiled, and we are confirmed going back to theros, I think devotion is near certain to return. Revisiting that mechanic for cube may be something to worth paying attention to if the payoffs in new theros are there.
Quote from DryOats »the closest thing we get to a cubeable combat trick
Preach. Combat tricks are a staple of traditional limited sets, and the fact that we don't have a single cubeable one bothers me. Unfortunately, I don't think this card even comes close to cutting it. If only the mana cost was much lower. Something like 4R and Equip 2 would have made me want to test it, but alas this is just too expensive.
Maybe some day.
the closest thing we get to a cubeable combat trick
Quote from Mergatroid_Jones »So the modes are:
1GG: 1/2 + Fight OR 2/3
2GG: 2/3 + Fight OR 4/5
3GG: 3/4 + Fight OR 6/7
4GG: 4/5 + Fight OR 8/9
5GG: 5/6 + Fight OR 10/11
and so on.
Quote from wtwlf123 »The activated ability is far more narrow than Goblin Welder's, but the built-in artifact Entomb is pretty spicy. I'll have to think on this one for a bit. Might be a worthwhile card.
This is more of a utility effect chainer than a bomb enabler, right? Welder can drop Battlespheres and Wormcoils into play if you can bin them whereas this guy seems better suited for flipping Winter Orbs and Tangle Wires and Powder Kegs and stuff in and out of play; and he's a lot better at it because he can "tutor" for one of the pieces you're trying to chain.
Not to mention that it can just drop a Sword of Fire and Ice into the 'yard and swap out a mox or something for it. Or even be used as a "discard outlet" in reanimator decks where I can just Entomb a fat reanimation artifact target from my graveyard and set up reanimation on the next turn. Especially sweet with a follow-up Recurring Nightmare.
I might test this, it looks interesting.