The Limited Archetypes of Guilds of Ravnica
 
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  • posted a message on [GRN][CUBE] Tajic, Legion's Edge
    Yeah, the first place my mind went when I saw the spoiler was to a janky Earthquake based commander build. It's a weird ability.
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  • posted a message on [GRN][CUBE] Tajic, Legion's Edge
    A smorgasboard of abilities on a pushed dude, I like it more and more the longer I think about it. It would be a nice follow-up to something like Adorned Pouncer, as a Mentor counter dump.

    I think I like this slightly more than Aurelia and will try Tajic out over Charm. The Boltproofing clause would feel less like flavour text were the card non-red, since you're still going to be mopping up several burn spells in draft, but I do expect it to be impactful. It does hit the odd colourless card in addition to a huge number of red burn spells. And a fair few R/x planeswalkers will struggle to protect against him too.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE][GRN] Kraul Harpooner
    It only hits fliers. It sounds like you missed that?
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  • posted a message on [GRN] [CUBE] Knight of Autumn
    I would cut Dromoka or Wake, those are only OK. I am looking at cutting Pridemage or moving Dryad somewhere else. Finks is safe, personally.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE][GRN] Doom Whisperer
    I think this needs a good test. Really pushed stats and a 'free' ability is a combination that does have precedent for being good in the format. 6/6 flying trample for 5 is something I would expect to have a drawback, not a genuinely decent ability tacked on. I love Custodi Lich, AMK Liliana is decent enough, but there's not too many options. I often consider (and build for) Shriekmaw as not really being a 5 drop, even though it's often played as one.
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  • posted a message on [GRN] [CUBE] Knight of Autumn
    What a great card. Rec Sage, big 4/3 beater, or a Lone Missionary. The only strike against it is that it's not 'flashy', but really this a very powerful suite of effects. Between this and the rocket Goblin, I'm liking these modular creature effects.
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  • posted a message on [GRN][CUBE] Goblin Cratermaker
    Wow, that's a really strong printing. The body is decent for red and the effect does hit a huge amount of targets. I would probably maindeck this nearly everywhere. Definitely going to test him out.
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  • posted a message on [GRN][CUBE] Assassin’s Trophy
    I'm onboard with that. DRS must have a 100% main deck record here. It does so much for one hybrid mana, and I'm looking to increase graveyard hate rather than reduce it. That leaves Deed or Meren. I don't like using my multicolour slots for removal unless it's unique or really exceptional but this does definitely fit the bill.
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  • posted a message on Phyrexian Arena
    I cut it a fair while back and honestly haven't missed it. It's good in very slow matchups, but takes three turns to be better than a Divination or Sign in Blood.

    Fwiw, if you like Arena - I still like Graveborn Muse since it provides a body too, so it has at least some immediate board impact, and can often draw >1 card, but I don't play that either st the moment.
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  • posted a message on [C18][CUBE] Includes and Testing
    Cheers for the write-up. Yes, Varina may end up getting a run. Stone Idol is going in over Ulamog for us. That guy has been too hard to cast most times. Being an artifact will open up a lot more options.

    Btw gonna leave this here Wink http://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2006/05/its_its_or_its_.html

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  • posted a message on [C18][CUBE] Includes and Testing
    I'm thinking:

    Saheeli
    Ancient Stone Idol
    Gyrus, since i want to add Shard cards and he looks like an awesome scaling value beater.

    Keeping an eye on Retrofitter Foundry and Emissary of Grudges too.

    I still need an Esper option for my cube but there's no standout candidates and I'm bored of SotSW. The new creatures are ok I guess.
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  • posted a message on [CUBE] Daretti, Scrap Savant
    Daretti is one of my favourite planeswalkers and one of my highest red picks in the cube. He gets better with age as there has been plenty more red artifact support since his original printing. As a public service announcement, he now has a foil version from the commander reprint (as I only discovered last week)!
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  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Here's a few other playable equipments:

    Blood-Forged Battleaxe (can get out of control quite quickly)
    Shuko (yes really, the free equip is so annoying to play against as you can get extra mileage out of it on attack and defense)
    Lighting Greaves (cheap haste for subsequent creatures and free shroud for your most important one. Good part of Fires deck. I play it)
    Captain's claws (makes tokens)
    Basilisk Collar (meh)

    Silumgar, but Psychatog does work
    Confluence
    Night Incarnate, probably
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  • posted a message on [KLD][CUBE] Bomat Courier
    I have been inspired to give Courier a try out after reading the discussion in the random cube card forum. The innocuous little guy turned out to be a star in constructed, which of course may not translate to cube - worth a look though.
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  • posted a message on Random Cube Card of the Day Thread
    I think Zealous Conscripts is a great card. There's so few Threaten effects that are worth a card in cube. Sarkhan Vol and arguably Kari Zev's Expertise would be a couple more. Plus the combo potential, being a perfectly good standalone piece of the puzzle in its own right.

    That said I don't even play it. Red 5's have gotten really deep over the last few years and there's options for many archetypes. I currently run SGC, Thundermaw and Goblin Dark-dwellers who is a really solid value guy and also supports spells matter and some reanimate builds. That leaves out so much cool stuff like Glorybringer and Neheb the Eternal, sadly. Neheb would probably come in ahead of Conscripts if I reintroduce Wildfire.
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