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  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR]Wall of Runes
    This card may not be sexy, but it's the sort of thing you're happy to have in your pool when your opponent opens Mountain -> Goblin Guide or the like. Even if you're just boarding it in.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] War of the Spark-- Almost Playables
    There’s no world where Parhelion II is a card, right?

    I mean I’m having fun trying to figure out how it’s supposed to do anything, but that will probably be a lot less fun when it’s the 15th card in a pack. :/


    Parhelion II is perhaps the most unnecessarily win-more card I've ever seen. To make it function you'll need eight mana (or a way to cheat an artifact into play), enough power on board to crew it, and a full turn before it can swing (or a haste enabler). Even then a single swing isn't actually lethal, though it's pretty close. But if you have all those things already and your opponent can't break any of them, you were in pretty good shape to begin with. You had better options than this card.

    Even in WAR limited it's gonna be a trap.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] God-Eternal Oketra
    Angel of Sanctions is the spot I'm looking at for maybe testing out this one... but I already had that spot marked to go to the new Serra from Modern Horizons, so now I'm not sure. This might be a "if I happen to get one I'll try it, but I won't go out of my way" sort of card.

    This entire cycle has some really absurd ceilings.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] God-Eternal Oketra
    At some point, the gulf in power between a card like this and a card like Cloudgoat Ranger has to be enough to overcome the side benefit of getting a couple 1/1 tokens if your thing dies, right? Especially with the "you can have him back in a few turns" clause helping you to exhaust a control deck's removal.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] God-Eternal Kefnet
    This sure looks worth a spin at 720. Not really sure what to drop... probably gonna be Baral's Expertise, or maybe Dungeon Geists.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Enter the God-Eternals
    I like this card, but not as much as I like the cards ahead of it.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [WAR][CUBE] Ilharg, the Raze-Boar
    You know what's pretty good in limited? Giant pigs that just won't die. I'll be cubing this.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [WAR][CUBE] Vivien's Arkbow
    Quote from ryansaxe »
    Quote from dschumm »
    It beats pod in a general value deck but I still think pod is the better card.


    So much this! I'm seeing a lot of people in this thread that dislike pod, but like this card. Both are a form of card disadvantage, that enable powerful plays and card selection. However, this requires SO MUCH MORE mana with no guarantees. The reason that Pod is so powerful is because you know what you're getting and can plan accordingly. I am a huge advocate for Pod, but also understand why many don't think it's good enough/too narrow. However, I simply believe that this is because drafting an optimal pod deck is HARD. Very very very hard. Understanding when to prioritize curve vs. value vs. mana vs. combo is incredibly difficult, and you need to tailor your cube slightly for good options at 3 and 4 cc as they're the most important slots (e.g. why Huntmaster has no chance of being cut from my Gruul section). So far both Pod and Vannifar have regularly been in undefeated decks, and I just don't see this card facilitating the same consistency in power.

    I will test it, but I don't believe it will stick around.


    The reason Pod is so powerful is you can play a creature, take advantage of its ETB effect, and then trade it away for a better creature. Arkbow can't do that.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin
    The nice thing about running at 720 is you don't have to decide between all these guys, you just slam them all. Easy add for me.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [WAR][CUBE}- NEHEB, Dreadhorde Champion
    I think this is going to play stronger than it looks. Looting is powerful, setting up reanimation is powerful, and the mana it brings can power you into a 7+ drop on T4-5 in a ramp deck. I'm also looking at something like Goblin Dark-Dwellers and thinking this might be a reasonable replacement.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Domri, Anarch of Bolas
    Very excited for this one, love how all its abilities work together. It does a lot of things! And it doesn't cost four!
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] War of the Spark Planeswalkers
    Domri is the first one that actually excited me as a cube addition. Many of the others just aren't as good as the walkers already in place.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][WAR] Flux Channeler
    How many proliferates can you reasonably expect to get out of this card, though?

    It has to show up early enough to get to the board before your noncreature spells start flowing.

    It has to live.

    You've got to have at least one thing worth proliferating.

    That thing has to live too.

    It probably doesn't do much on the first proliferate, since it won't affect the spell you used to trigger it.

    And how many noncreature spells are you likely to have packed into your cube deck in the first place?

    Building around this in constructed is way more appealing to me than trying to give it a home in my cube.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA] [CUBE] Light Up the Stage
    Been playing a lot of Runaway Red in constructed and this card is completely insane there. Sufficiently aggressive decks in the cube will probably experience similar results... I think I'm gonna jam this in and see what happens.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Biogenic Ooze
    Definitely going to fit this in at 720, see how it goes.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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