Article CubeTutor Champion Contest

James Stevenson

Steamflogger Boss
Staff member
150x Gravecrawler
150x Brainstorm
55x Champion of the Parish
4x Birthing Pod
1x Lightning Bolt


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Jason Waddell

Administrator
Staff member
In case you need a text version of the old list:

Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Mother of Runes
Steppe Lynx
Steppe Lynx
Steppe Lynx
Student of Warfare
Fencing Ace
Imposing Sovereign
Kor Skyfisher
Lone Missionary
Loyal Cathar
Stoneforge Mystic
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Wall of Omens
Aven Mindcensor
Blade Splicer
Fabled Hero
Flickerwisp
Hushwing Gryff
Mirror Entity
Silverblade Paladin
Emeria Angel
Hero of Bladehold
Ranger of Eos
Restoration Angel
Sublime Archangel
Baneslayer Angel
Reveillark
Sun Titan
Angel of Serenity
Ajani Steadfast
Gideon Jura
Porcelain Legionnaire
Condemn
Mana Tithe
Path to Exile
Swords to Plowshares
Oust
Lingering Souls
Spectral Procession
Day of Judgment
Wrath of God
Hallowed Burial
Terminus
Porphyry Nodes
Journey to Nowhere
Griffin Guide
Oblivion Ring
Prison Term
Faith's Fetters
Delver of Secrets
Delver of Secrets
Augur of Bolas
Ludevic's Test Subject
Phantasmal Image
Snapcaster Mage
Chasm Skulker
Kathari Screecher
Man-o'-War
Sea Gate Oracle
Skaab Ruinator
Vendilion Clique
Conundrum Sphinx
Glen Elendra Archmage
Sower of Temptation
Venser, Shaper Savant
Meloku the Clouded Mirror
Mulldrifter
Consecrated Sphinx
Sphinx of Jwar Isle
Jace, Architect of Thought
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Brainstorm
Brainstorm
Brainstorm
Brainstorm
Brainstorm
Brainstorm
Counterspell
Cyclonic Rift
Daze
Evasive Action
Flash
Memory Lapse
Remand
Squelch
Dissipate
Hinder
Psionic Blast
Thirst for Knowledge
Cryptic Command
Fact or Fiction
Force of Will
Syncopate
Deep Analysis
Temporal Mastery
Spreading Seas
Control Magic
Opposition
Treachery
Carrion Feeder
Carrion Feeder
Gravecrawler
Gravecrawler
Gravecrawler
Gravecrawler
Blood Artist
Bloodghast
Dark Confidant
Oona's Prowler
Returned Phalanx
Wretched Anurid
Arrogant Bloodlord
Bone Shredder
Fleshbag Marauder
Ophiomancer
Phyrexian Rager
Vampire Nighthawk
Abyssal Persecutor
Disciple of Bolas
Nekrataal
Skinrender
Bloodgift Demon
Shriekmaw
Shriekmaw
Grave Titan
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Liliana of the Veil
Executioner's Capsule
Entomb
Tragic Slip
Vampiric Tutor
Go for the Throat
Dismember
Hero's Downfall
Snuff Out
Innocent Blood
Inquisition of Kozilek
Thoughtseize
Chainer's Edict
Demonic Tutor
Soul Reap
Toxic Deluge
Consuming Vapors
Damnation
Phyrexian Reclamation
Bitterblossom
Phyrexian Arena
Underworld Connections
Herald of Torment
Erebos, God of the Dead
Firedrinker Satyr
Goblin Guide
Grim Lavamancer
Jackal Pup
Stromkirk Noble
Generator Servant
Gore-House Chainwalker
Hellspark Elemental
Keldon Marauders
Mogg War Marshal
Plated Geopede
Stormblood Berserker
Young Pyromancer
Chandra's Phoenix
Hell's Thunder
Imperial Recruiter
Prophetic Flamespeaker
Tuktuk the Explorer
Avalanche Riders
Flametongue Kavu
Hero of Oxid Ridge
Thundermaw Hellkite
Zealous Conscripts
Inferno Titan
Greater Gargadon
Chandra, Pyromaster
Koth of the Hammer
Lightning Bolt
Incinerate
Magma Jet
Punishing Fire
Searing Blaze
Brimstone Volley
Volt Charge
Chain Lightning
Faithless Looting
Flame Slash
Pillar of Flame
Reckless Charge
Arc Trail
Mizzium Mortars
Pyroclasm
Anger of the Gods
Harness by Force
Mark of Mutiny
Red Sun's Zenith
Sudden Demise
Bonfire of the Damned
Goblin Bombardment
Birds of Paradise
Experiment One
Joraga Treespeaker
Noble Hierarch
Wild Nacatl
Brindle Shoat
Lotus Cobra
Nest Invader
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Scavenging Ooze
Strangleroot Geist
Tarmogoyf
Wall of Roots
Eternal Witness
Yavimaya Elder
Chameleon Colossus
Obstinate Baloth
Polukranos, World Eater
Thrun, the Last Troll
Vengevine
Acidic Slime
Thragtusk
Vorapede
Wolfir Silverheart
Primeval Titan
Rampaging Baloths
Avenger of Zendikar
Garruk Wildspeaker
Garruk, Primal Hunter
Birthing Pod
Birthing Pod
Birthing Pod
Birthing Pod
Nature's Claim
Setessan Tactics
Harrow
Farseek
Life from the Loam
Growth Spasm
Kodama's Reach
Search for Tomorrow
Primal Command
Green Sun's Zenith
Rancor
Sylvan Library
Boon Satyr
Courser of Kruphix
Geist of Saint Traft
Sphinx's Revelation
Detention Sphere
Sygg, River Cutthroat
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
Baleful Strix
Far // Away
Rakdos Cackler
Shambling Remains
Falkenrath Aristocrat
Murderous Redcap
Sarkhan the Mad
Huntmaster of the Fells
Domri Rade
Sarkhan Vol
Dryad Militant
Qasali Pridemage
Voice of Resurgence
Kitchen Finks
Kitchen Finks
Knight of the Reliquary
Tidehollow Sculler
Vindicate
Deathrite Shaman
Deathrite Shaman
Putrid Leech
Abrupt Decay
Pernicious Deed
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Lorescale Coatl
Shardless Agent
Ral Zarek
Izzet Charm
Electrolyze
Boros Reckoner
Lightning Helix
Iroas, God of Victory
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Karn Liberated
Perilous Myr
Phyrexian Revoker
Spellskite
Solemn Simulacrum
Everflowing Chalice
Adventuring Gear
Basilisk Collar
Bonesplitter
Expedition Map
Pithing Needle
Relic of Progenitus
Sensei's Divining Top
Coldsteel Heart
Jinxed Idol
Mind Stone
Sphere of the Suns
Blasting Station
Coalition Relic
Crucible of Worlds
Grafted Wargear
Sword of Feast and Famine
Nevinyrral's Disk
Trading Post
Engineered Explosives
Ancestral Vision
Arid Mesa
Arid Mesa
Blood Crypt
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Bloodstained Mire
Bloodstained Mire
Flooded Strand
Flooded Strand
Flooded Strand
Godless Shrine
Godless Shrine
Marsh Flats
Marsh Flats
Misty Rainforest
Misty Rainforest
Misty Rainforest
Overgrown Tomb
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Sacred Foundry
Sacred Foundry
Scalding Tarn
Scalding Tarn
Stomping Ground
Stomping Ground
Temple Garden
Temple Garden
Tropical Island
Tropical Island
Tundra
Tundra
Underground Sea
Underground Sea
Verdant Catacombs
Verdant Catacombs
Volcanic Island
Volcanic Island
Wasteland
Wasteland
Wasteland
Windswept Heath
Windswept Heath
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills
Wooded Foothills
Wooded Foothills
 
Oooh fun. Jason's articles were what originally got me into Cube, it'll be cool seeing if I learned anything over the last year and a half.
 
Iteration, fixed all the above problems. Cut Red and Green(except Pod). Added cabal therapy plus synergy. Also Landfall!

Black:
20x Gravecrawler
20x Geralf's Messenger
20x Cabal Therapy
20x Vampiric Tutor

Blue
20x Vendilion Clique
20x Sea Drake
20x Brainstorm
20x Deprive

White
20x Steppe Lynx
20x Champion of the Parish
20x Path to Exile
20x Unexpectedly Absent

Gold
15x Tidehollow Sculler
15x Baleful Strix
15x Venser, the Sojourner

Colorless
20x Birthing Pod
1x Molten-Tail Masticore

Lands
18x Polluted Delta
18x Flooded Strand
18x Marsh Flats
 
Introducing Jason's new Cube, only halfway in jest:

{W} 52 (4 of each card listed)
Steppe Lynx
Champion of the Parish
Seeker of the Way
Kor Skyfisher
Blade Splicer
Monastery Mentor
Restoration Angel
Reveillark

Path to Exile
Otherworldly Journey
Oblivion Ring
Cataclysm
Secure the Wastes

{U} 52 (4 of each card listed)
Enclave Cryptologist
Thrummingbird
Looter Il-Kor
Omenspeaker
Trinket Mage
Mulldrifter

Brainstorm
Silent Departure
Cyclonic Rift
Deprive
Dissolve
Compulsive Research
Tinker
Retreat to Coralhelm

{B} 52 (4 of each card listed)
Bloodsoaked Champion
Carrion Feeder
Dark Confidant
Bloodghast
Blood Artist
Flesh Carver
Shriekmaw

Darkblast
Reanimate
Undying Evil
Inquisition of Kozilek
Demonic Pact
Profane Command

{R} 52 (4 of each card listed)
Grim Lavamancer
Stromkirk Noble
Monastery Swiftspear
Abbot of Keral Keep
Young Pyromancer
Pia and Kiran Nalaar

Firebolt
Molten Vortex
Faithless Looting
Genju of the Spires
Magma Jet
Goblin Bombardment
Volt Charge

{G} 52 (4 of each card listed)
Experiment One
Joraga Treespeaker
Fauna Shaman
Nest Invader
Eternal Witness
Courser of Kruphix
Reclamation Sage
Polukranos, World Eater
Titania, Protector of Argoth

Rancor
Life from the Loam
Green Sun's Zenith
Collected Company

260 mono spells total

Guild Spells (2 of each card listed)
Meddling Mage
Dragonlord Ojutai
Baleful Strix
Dragonlord Silumgar
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
Kolaghan's Command
Bloodbraid Elf
Clan Defiance
Knight of the Reliquary
Kitchen Finks
Lingering Souls
Tidehollow Sculler
Deathrite Shaman
Catacomb Sifter
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Mystic Snake
Izzet Charm
Electrolyze
Figure of Destiny
Boros Reckoner

Tribrids (1 of each)
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
Warden of the First Tree
Soulfire Grand Master
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
Yasova Dragonclaw

45 gold spells total

Duals (2 of each, 60 total) Fetch, Shock, Scry

{X} 50 (5 of each)
Bonesplitter
Everflowing Chalice
Ratchet Bomb
Mortarpod
Mimic Vat

Hangarback Walker
Epochrasite
Perilous Myr
Molten-Tail Masticore
Precursor Golem

Total cards in cube: 415
Total cards in ULD: Whatever tickles JW's pickle

winner winner chicken dinner
 
I may actually PM it if I can come up with an argument for my card choices other than "These cards are cool so I put 4 of each into a cube, enjoy"

EDIT: Nvm I don't want Champ status enough to write a bunch of BS about my (lack of) high-level thinking. I literally made that list in 10 minutes :cool:
Someone with disposable income, feel free to put it together and draft it though. It does seem pretty fun except that Tinker is probably a trap.
 

Jason Waddell

Administrator
Staff member
I know I'm kinda missing the point here but I really hope this contest ends up producing more actual cubes and less circle-jerky tickling JW's pickle joes

It should be noted that nothing in this thread is an official entry. Official entry's go to my forum inbox.
 
It should be noted that nothing in this thread is an official entry. Official entry's go to my forum inbox.

It took me over half a year to redesign my own cube. With three booked weekends and a baby girl, I'm pretty sure I don't have the time to cook up a new cube in three weeks time. But, thanks :) I hope this leads to something awesome though!
 

Grillo_Parlante

Contributor
Its actually not so bad if you just treat it as revamping his existing cube rather than building from the ground up.

I'm sure my entry will be super boring though lol
 
Riptide Survivors?
On topic, I went ahead and submitted my stupid Squad Cube after all. It can be cut to 360 using a method outlined in its new cube list thread, but I don't actually want to win, soooo
 
Taking the suggestions above and working toward balancing the colors a bit, here's the second iteration:

148x Gravecrawler
148x Brainstorm
55x Champion of the Parish
4x Birthing Pod
1x Lightning Bolt
2x Wooded Foothills
2x Fire-Belly Changeling (Zombie, Human, and increases the red count)

This is a work in progress, so keep the critiques coming!
 
Actually just spent like half an hour tweaking the primary list. Triple fetch is interesting, gotta figure out ways to abuse it and what it actually means for draft decks in terms of fixing. I forgot how few 360 cards was though, it feels weird not having room for sweet stuff. I'll just add to sideboard I guess.
 

Jason Waddell

Administrator
Staff member
Actually just spent like half an hour tweaking the primary list. Triple fetch is interesting, gotta figure out ways to abuse it and what it actually means for draft decks in terms of fixing. I forgot how few 360 cards was though, it feels weird not having room for sweet stuff. I'll just add to sideboard I guess.

It's not actually triple fetch. I think it's 26 fetchlands.
 
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