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  • posted a message on [RNA] [CUBE] Light Up the Stage
    Ancestral Recall (ish) for aggro decks would have been NUTS.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CN2] Palace Jailer
    This is definitely one of those cards that has intangible benefits that aren't clearly apparent upon initial inspection. I never considered how important the "until the opponent becomes the monarch" text was and implicitly thought of the card as a Fiend Hunter variant. Being able to chump block with Palace Jailer itself in order to keep the monarch train rolling is such a key benefit to the card that is easy to miss when theorycrafting.

    This card has been really strong in my group, but Steve_Man, those results are absurd. PJ has clearly been a top tier creature for you guys.

    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA] [CUBE] Hydroid Krasis
    Is the card too narrow? Almost every other fatty/ramp target in my cube is also playable in the unfair cheaty archetypes like (Tinker, Sneak/Show/Breach, and reanimation). Do you feel like your cube has benefited from having card that is exclusively good in rampy decks? I used to run Worldspine Wurm and Blightsteel Colossus to give ramp some unique targets but ended up cutting them to make my top end creatures viable in various other strategies.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Cindervines
    @Chandler Muriel Bing, I have to disagree with you there. Different decks play wildly varying numbers of non-creature spells. This card will play a billion times better against a control deck with 15 non-creature spells than it will an aggro deck with 5 removal spells and 2 swords. It will be potentially game winning in the control matchup but clunky, slow, and weak in the aggro matchup.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Set (P)review - My top 20 Ravnica Allegiance cards for the cube!
    Great article, as always. Your Dovin analysis intrigued me. You seriously think it's a better tempo card than Spell Queller AND Reflector Mage???! High praise.

    I'm loathe to run more than 1 walker in any given guild section, but Dovin and Teferi fill such different roles I may test it out. I also love the idea of boosting Opposition decks with on-color support.

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  • posted a message on [BBD][CUBE] Will Kenrith
    It's been very strong for us. Against creature decks it can be a crushing card to resolve. Will has caused a few insta-scoops for me in recent memory.

    I put together a really fun 3-0 superfriends control list recently with Will Kenrith, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, and Chandra, Flamecaller at the top of the curve. I played against an aggro deck, a grindy midrange deck, and a reanimator combo deck. In each case Will was the most effective walker and his +2 often times felt like a board wipe.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA] [CUBE] Light Up the Stage
    I did too the first time around, lol.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Biogenic Ooze
    Curse of Predation would definitely be a slam dunk in a +1/+1 counter package. The bummer for me is a counter theme seems like mostly a green only thing. I'd want to see more support across other colors.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][RNA] Includes and Testing Results
    Here are my includes:

    -1 Grave Titan
    +1 Catacomb Crocodile (my group prefers high toughness creatures in general, grave titan is more of a "winmore" card)

    -1 Glen Elendra Archmage
    +1 Coral Commando (For blue aggro, synergies with Najeela (warrior). Maybe bit lackluster we'll see)

    -1 Strip Mine (colorless mana breaks the deal)
    +2 Scuttlegator big simic creature, seems decent. Group likes to do wonky stuff. Adding 2x.



    I dig your thought process, let me know how your testing turns out!
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA] [CUBE] Light Up the Stage
    I’ll be watching constructed to see how well this plays. I think it could have applications in midrange decks as well as aggro decks and I do feel like we may be underestimating spectacle a bit. Wouldn’t be surprised if this gets adopted by many cubes in the coming months.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [RNA][CUBE] Cindervines
    I love this card for EDh where you are all but guaranteed a bunch of pings but this seems so matchup dependent cube. Don’t want to have a sideboard card take up a cube slot.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Aristocrats
    @ryansaxe: Very interesting decks and I like the way you support those strategies in your cube! I'll definitely be using your cube as a resource as I look to introduce Aristocrats into my own cube.

    Has anyone ever messed with Spawning Pit as an Aristocrats support card? It's a cheap instant speed sac outlet and a great way keep the token train rolling or rebuild after a wrath. It may be totally do-nothing and underpowered but it's a card that always over-performs for me in EDH so I wonder if my success with it could carry over to cube.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Aristocrats Support in RNA
    I’m very interested in supporting an aristocrats theme in my cube and I think im going to test it out. It feels like a natural extension of the great token support we’ve received over the past few years as well as the plethora of recursive creatures in black. I also already run Goblin Bombardment to great success so I’m hoping 5-10 more swaps will bring the theme to life.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [BBD][CUBE] Brightling
    This card is another recent example of how I tend to overrate cards on first glance.

    Slant
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [Cube] Find//Finality
    It's been decent in midrange piles in my cube. Both modes can be good at different times. Took out Meren for it, and it has felt like a good choice. At the same time it's also the first of my 6 GB cards to go when I want to test something else


    You prefer this to Meren? Thats a bit surprising to me. I've been running Meren for a long time with a lot of success and this definitely feels weaker, but then I've never played with it so what do I know?
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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