Monday 24 September 2012

Changes to the Cube: Bulking Out and Returning to Ravnica

A big overhaul is long due in my cube which has become streamlined to the point of stagnating a bit recently. A lot of the good high power filler has been culled because it rarely makes constructed deck lists but it does lend to rather slim pickings in draft and make titans and the like higher picks than they should be. After my top ten fatties list I realised how few of those I was actually running in the A cube and so things had to change a little. With the upcoming release of Return to Ravnica I also need to become less of a fascist against gold cards and embrace a wider selection to allow the new additions the best chance to shine. I have split this list of cube additions into those for the new set and those already released. I will also be throwing in an abundance of the Return to Ravnica cards that appeared on my review with B and C ratings (all the Bs and a few of the Cs) simply to get a feel for them (I won't be drafting the set much if at all) and one or two always manage to impress and grab an A cube slot on a permanent basis. As for now the list only includes only those I intent to keep in the A cube based on my initial assessment of the cards. As ever with new cards coming in some old ones will be leaving although on this occasion no where near the number to be added but this is fine as there is plenty of space before I get near the 720 max.

Sundering Titan
Blightsteel Colossus
Ankh of Mishra
Thran Dynamo
Pithing Needle
The Rack

Thrashing Wumpus
Choking Sands

Putrid Leach
Sphinx of the Steel Wind

Galvanic Blast
Molten Rain
Hero of Oxid Ridge
Plated Geopede

Garruk, Primal Hunter
Woodfall Primus
Troll Acetic
Primeval Titan
Moment's Peace
Phantom Centaur
Natural Order

Sphinx of Jwar Isle
Frost Titan
Inkwell Leviathan
Seal of Removal

Sun Titan
Akroma's Vengance
Decree of Justice
Cloudgoat Ranger
Blade Splicer
Faith's Fetters
Steppe Lynx

Return to Ravnica Cards:

Precinct Captain
Soul Tithe

Cyclonic Rift

Necroplis Regent
Shrieking Affliction

Mizzium Mortars
Gore-House Chainwalker
Ash Zealot

Mana Bloom
Worldspine Wurm

Abrupt Decay
Detention Sphere
Dreg Mangler
Goblin Electromancer
Izzet Charm
Lotleth Troll
Rakdos Charm
Selesnya Charm
Vraska the Unseen

Deathrite Shaman
Dryad Militant
Judge's Familiar
Rakdos Cackler
Sundering Growth

Cut Cards

Green Sun's Zenith
Maelstrom Pulse

Arcbound Ravager
Arcbound Worker
Myr Enforcer

Strombound Geist
Into the Roil

Vampire Lacerator
Gloom Surgeon
Priest of Gix

Crushing Vines
Ulvenwald Tracker
Brindle Shoat

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