Quote from wtwlf123 »Nope, my philosophy is still exactly the same. All cards are included because I think they're the most competitive ones for the slot, given that the choice fits your cube maxim. I do think that every cube should have some unique slots dedicated to making the experience fun for your playgroup, so "pet" cards are encouraged as long as they see play and the playgroup continues to have success with them.
Quote from opterown »For those who have been testing Oko, how do you think it is shaping up? Where does it slot into Simic?
Quote from jamis »I think in the previous rounds, the criteria didn't really change anything for me. The most powerful cards were also the ones that were most likely to be maindecked, most critical to winning, and most important to the cube. But with the Land vote, the criteria did change my votes a bit so I wasn't voting for the most strictly powerful cards.
I agree Library and Strip Mine are definitely the most powerful lands, but in terms of importance to cube, I think having good mana fixing is #1. Likewise, for likelihood of maindecking, I'm not of the opinion that Library belongs in mono red aggro, but I'll include an on-color dual land no matter the archetype. I'd even include a Misty Rainforest and a Taiga in my Blue/Red deck with no green, so the mana fixing lands are more likely to be maindecked. Strip Mine is easier to fit into any deck, but I still might be reluctant to include it in a 5-color goodstuff deck.
In terms of being critical to winning, Library is definitely a dumb card, but having good mana is also critical to winning. So that's why I put the Duals and Fetches above those 2 cards.
Quote from Daemion »It's an artifact - I like the interactions it has with Goblin Welder and Daretti, Scrap Savant
Quote from Patrunkenphat7 »This card is pretty nuts, and it’s fairly undervalued by the Cube community. Even though it kills slowly the “kill mode” charging up the board control options is a fantastic synergy. The uncounterability is also great, as counters are the best way to answer a 6cc Walker. A+!
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EDIT: re:Obstinate Baloth, have you tried Nullhide Ferox in that role?
Quote from Metamind »Caller is great with many cards. Glorybringer, Flametongue Kavu, Nightpack Ambusher and Deranged Hermit have all been used in recent drafts to great success.
Quote from wtwlf123 »It's mythic rarity may be a testament to it's similarities to vendillion clique, but it may also be because of it's power level.
I think it was originally a completely different card. It had to be changed at the last minute, but the art/card names were already set. I think that's why both cards are named after stealing and this has nothing to do with taking permanents.
It's mythic rarity may be a testament to it's similarities to vendillion clique, but it may also be because of it's power level.