Set Prospective


February 8th, 2021 — Jett Crowdis

This article is one of our set prospectives, a series in which we survey the Cube community about the cards they intend to play in their cubes from a particular set. Our survey is conducted between the set’s full-spoiler and official release and is meant to measure and document Cube designers’ first impressions of new cards.

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Card TestersRank 
Usher of the Fallen76.2%2.8
Starnheim Unleashed34.5%2.1
Valki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor34.1%2.2
Bind the Monster27.4%2.2
Esika's Chariot25.8%2.2
Clarion Spirit23.8%2.1
Behold the Multiverse21.4%2.1
Dragonkin Berserker21.4%2.0
Blightstep Pathway // Searstep Pathway21.0%2.7
Barkchannel Pathway // Tidechannel Pathway20.2%2.7
Halvar, God of Battle // Sword of the Realms19.4%1.9
Hengegate Pathway // Mistgate Pathway19.0%2.7
Darkbore Pathway // Slitherbore Pathway19.0%2.6
Cosima, God of the Voyage // The Omenkeel16.7%1.9
Saw It Coming15.9%1.9
Reidane, God of the Worthy // Valkmira, Protector's Shield15.5%2.3
Goldspan Dragon14.7%2.1
Battle Mammoth13.1%1.9
Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider12.7%2.0
Snakeskin Veil12.7%2.1
Masked Vandal12.7%2.2
Bloodsky Berserker11.5%2.2
Sigrid, God-Favored10.7%2.0
Poison the Cup9.9%2.2
Glorious Protector9.1%1.9
Eradicator Valkyrie8.7%1.9
Koma, Cosmos Serpent8.7%2.1
Firja's Retribution8.7%1.8
Shimmerdrift Vale8.7%2.1
Immersturm Predator8.7%2.0
Sarulf, Realm Eater8.3%1.8
Mystic Reflection8.3%1.9
Toralf, God of Fury // Toralf's Hammer8.3%1.9
Ascendant Spirit8.3%2.1
Birgi, God of Storytelling // Harnfel, Horn of Bounty8.3%2.1
Kaya the Inexorable7.9%2.2
Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire7.9%1.8
Egon, God of Death // Throne of Death7.9%1.9
Showdown of the Skalds7.5%2.1
Old-Growth Troll7.5%1.8
Dream Devourer7.5%2.0
Esika, God of the Tree // The Prismatic Bridge6.7%2.1
Port of Karfell6.3%2.1
In Search of Greatness6.3%1.8
Binding the Old Gods6.0%2.1
Maja, Bretagard Protector6.0%2.1
Toski, Bearer of Secrets6.0%1.8
Tormentor's Helm5.6%1.8
Kardur's Vicious Return5.6%1.9
Littjara Mirrorlake5.6%2.1
Svella, Ice Shaper5.6%2.2
Tuskeri Firewalker5.6%2.0
Tergrid, God of Fright // Tergrid's Lantern5.2%2.3
Blizzard Brawl5.2%1.8
Rise of the Dread Marn5.2%1.9
Niko Aris5.2%2.0
Bound in Gold5.2%2.2
Goldvein Pick4.8%2.0
Faceless Haven4.8%2.1
Tibalt's Trickery4.8%1.8
The World Tree4.8%2.2
Sarulf's Packmate4.8%2.0
Sulfurous Mire4.8%2.2
Ice Tunnel4.8%2.2
Highland Forest4.8%2.3
Dual Strike4.4%1.8
Alrund, God of the Cosmos // Hakka, Whispering Raven4.4%2.1
Stalwart Valkyrie4.4%2.0
Bretagard Stronghold4.4%2.3
Demon Bolt4.4%1.8
Woodland Chasm4.4%2.4
Volatile Fjord4.4%2.4
Rimewood Falls4.4%2.4
Glacial Floodplain4.4%2.2
Arctic Treeline4.4%2.2
Avalanche Caller4.4%2.0
Snowfield Sinkhole4.0%2.4
Draugr Necromancer4.0%2.0
Jorn, God of Winter // Kaldring, the Rimestaff4.0%1.9
Immersturm Skullcairn4.0%2.1
Gates of Istfell4.0%2.1
Kardur, Doomscourge4.0%2.1
Alpine Meadow4.0%2.3
Feed the Serpent4.0%1.9
Aegar, the Freezing Flame4.0%2.0
Crippling Fear3.6%2.0
Orvar, the All-Form3.6%2.2
Giant's Amulet3.6%2.1
Funeral Longboat3.6%1.9
Moritte of the Frost3.6%1.9
Magda, Brazen Outlaw3.6%2.1
King Narfi's Betrayal3.6%2.2
Fall of the Impostor3.6%1.9
Arni Slays the Troll3.6%2.1
Kaya's Onslaught3.6%1.7
Koll, the Forgemaster3.6%2.3
Arni Brokenbrow3.6%1.9
Rune of Might3.2%2.3
Rune of Sustenance3.2%1.7
Bloodline Pretender3.2%2.0
Seize the Spoils3.2%2.1
Frost Bite3.2%2.1
Resplendent Marshal3.2%1.8
Surtland Frostpyre3.2%2.1
Great Hall of Starnheim3.2%2.3
Gnottvold Slumbermound3.2%2.2
Waking the Trolls3.2%2.1
Battle of Frost and Fire3.2%1.9
Kolvori, God of Kinship // The Ringhart Crest2.8%2.1
Skull Raid2.8%1.9
Rune of Speed2.8%1.9
Vault Robber2.8%2.0
Weigh Down2.8%1.5
Tyrite Sanctum2.8%1.9
Skemfar Elderhall2.8%2.3
Axgard Armory2.8%2.1
Crush the Weak2.8%2.0
Burning-Rune Demon2.8%2.0
Cards being tested by fewer than 7 respondents not shown.
Single Card Discussion
Usher of the Fallen
“Happy that it's a light cube addition set compared to the past several sets.”
— prowens, one of 13 respondents testing only Usher of the Fallen
Barkchannel Pathway // Tidechannel Pathway
Volatile Fjord
A Slice of the (Color) Pie
Starnheim Unleashed
“Foretell is my favourite mechanic in a long time. It feels a lot like Suspend mixed with Cycling for helping smooth curves and stagger your mana costs.”
— Trinity, survey respondent
Valki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor
Dragonkin Berserker
Esika's Chariot
A Winter Wonderland?
Reidane, God of the Worthy // Valkmira, Protector's Shield
Ascendant Spirit
Avalanche Caller
“I just don't feel these cards are enough to justify explaining why my basic lands are also snow lands every draft.”
— amschock, survey respondent
How Low Can You Go?
Bind the Monster
Clarion Spirit
Bloodsky Berserker
Peasant and Pauper Cubes
Poison the Cup
Snakeskin Veil
Behold the Multiverse
“Cards are getting way too complex. MDFCs should not have full paragraphs on each side.”
— KitsuneCurator, survey respondent

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