Quote from jamis »Quote from d0rsal »@ Jamis, since scavenging ooze & tireless tracker are different cmc, i'm assuming that ur flexible w/ ur cuts, so why not drop mardu woe-reaper & add wall of omens, that way you could cut wall of blossoms. same wall, different name, so you dont lose the effect, & that would give you room to add kazandu mammoth...
on a side note, just curious, but why isamaru, hound of konda & not kytheon, hero of akros
Tracker, Ooze, and Mammoth take up a similar role in my mind - they're low-costed green creatures that beat down with minor upsides. Tracker can investigate, Ooze can be gravehate and lifegain, Mammoth can be a land, but I think the same deck that would play one, would play any of them. Woe-reaper and Wall of Omens aren't the same in my mind. The white weenie player would be much less happy to have a Wall of Omens instead of a Woe-reaper. I could still see cutting Wall of Blossoms for the Mammoth instead, though.
Kytheon and JVP are two cards that are good enough to be in my cube, but are kind of left-over exclusions from when the cube was slightly lower power. I don't want players to have to split so much attention fighting multiple onboard planeswalkers. The power level in the cube has increased, and because of that I've recently doubled the amount of Planeswalkers in the cube, because I felt decks could now handle that. It's possible Kytheon could have slotted in during that update, too. Part of me also wishes there were playable black, red and green flip walkers, too though. But that's a lesser concern; I already run several incomplete cycles. Kytheon will likely be in one day, but it's not been a priority to make the swap.
I had a quick look over your list and personally I'd cut something like Rattleclaw Mystic for the Mammoth as you have a bunch of 2-drop mana dorks, I don't run the mystic or Wall or Roots at 360, but I do run green aggro so slots are tighter and cards like Mammoth, Scavenger and Tracker are valued much higher. Wall of Blossoms was also on my cut list as I've never felt that my green decks actually want it where most (all?) of my non-aggro white decks would love a Wall of Omens.
I agree on the flip-walkers, I run Liliana as she's put in some work in an aristocrats shell and just being a 2/3 lifelink that threatened to flip was enough to help greatly in some recent games. I really like the Nissa but had to cut her going down to 360, Chandra was good once or twice but again not good enough to survive when I went down to 405 a while back.