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Apr 5, 2021My preliminary test list:Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
Plargg, Dean of Chaos/Augusta, Dean of Order
Rowan, Scholar of Sparks/Will, Scholar of Frost
Shaile, Dean of Radiance/Embrose, Dean of Shadow
Apr 5, 2021Fredo posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Strixhaven (STX) cards for the cube!Thanks for the write-up, again!Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
Not a huge fan of multi-color removal spells in general, and boy are there a lot of those in Strixhaven. Even not being a fan, I'm looking at 2 cards to add in this category: Rip Apart and Prismari Command.
Good point about Plargg and Augusta not fitting very well in the same deck. That makes it an odd hybrid: it's hybrid in the cube but not in your deck. We'll see what to do with that If one or both play well enough it could be good enough, testing will tell.
I also agree that magecraft has a very high potential for cube, but it looks like all the removal has pushed some powerful magecraft cards off your list. I'm looking at testing Archmage Emeritus and Witherbloom Apprentice which both have very powerful magecraft triggers, and maybe even Professor Onyx which is expensive but has an even more ridiculous magecraft trigger. I think Rowan, Scholar of Sparks/Will, Scholar of Frost could also be a good inclusion to bolster spells heavy decks in larger cubes.
Mar 28, 2021Being forced to foretell and then wait a turn to cast it for XXW is kind of a drag. If you find a good window to prepare the foretell it will be a good card, but as a topdeck it doesn't feel great.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Mar 28, 2021Not feeling this one, although it's a fun idea to give a +2 ability to a planeswalker that doesn't normally have that. I don't think it's interesting and/or powerful enough to make it in cube though.Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
Mar 28, 2021Fredo posted a message on [STX] [CUBE] Valentin, Dean of the Vein // Lissette, Dean of the RootFun but not very powerful hybrid golgari card. Valentin requiring 2 mana and an opponent's creature to die makes it hard to use (as you can't abuse sacrifice effects). Lisette is decent and can do work in a shell abusing +1/+1 counters, but also quite fair.Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
In general this card seems suitable only for lower power level cubes, but a hybrid card with interesting effects like this is nice to have in cube land.
Mar 28, 2021Very cool and eminently cubeable effect. Could be used to give redundancy to Doublin Seasons type archetypes for cubes that want to run something like that.Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
Indeed hard to find room for with simic being chock full of bombs.
Mar 28, 2021Fredo posted a message on [STX][CUBE] Augusta, Dean of Order // Plargg, Dean of ChaosThe rummager side is ok, although it doesn't excite me. But Augusta... she looks quite great to me. On the offense, it's a battlecry effect that's on immediately, and you can selectively give your attacking creatures vigilance and a toughness buff instead if you want. It even untaps other creatures as well, so you can tap utility creatures twice (Mother of Runes or mana dorks for instance). Augusta seems to offer something new and powerful; why is no-one talking about her? Seems like a card any deck with creatures should be able to use well, from aggro to midrange to control. It just looks like an incredibly flexible card to me, both in what decks it goes into as during play.Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
This is effectively a hybrid card too, so that makes it far easier to include.
Jan 23, 2021Underwhelming set for sure. The only clear include is Usher of the Fallen.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Maybes for me:
Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider
Then there are a few more cards I kinda like but don't really see room for (like Valki, Toralf and Halvar).
Jan 10, 2021Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Yeah, aristocrats is the best deck for this card, but I could see it in other token decks as well, especially red ones (with cards like Goblin Bombardment, Purphoros and Outpost Siege), or in a pinch as wrath insurance in aggro.Quote from Mergatroid_Jones »It's also big fun in an aristocrats deck. Sac five creatures, then do it again.
I agree that you need to support token-heavy archetypes to make this card good enough to run, but in the right deck I think it's absolutely cube-worthy.
Jan 10, 2021This looks like insane value. Counts ALL creatures that died, and once foretold you only need to hold open one B.Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Rise of the Dread Marn 2B
Create X 2/2 black Zombie Berserker tokens, where X is the number of non-token creatures that died this turn.
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