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Set Prospective

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

February 21st, 2022 — Parker LaMascus

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.

Results
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Card TestersRank 
Lion Sash58.8%2.4
Eater of Virtue55.6%2.6
Rabbit Battery48.7%2.2
Blade of the Oni48.0%2.2
Boseiju, Who Endures47.7%2.7
The Wandering Emperor40.1%2.3
Reinforced Ronin33.3%2.1
Twinshot Sniper30.1%2.3
Touch the Spirit Realm28.0%2.2
Lizard Blades27.6%2.2
Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire26.9%2.3
Spirited Companion23.7%2.2
Otawara, Soaring City23.7%2.2
Containment Construct22.6%2.3
Takenuma, Abandoned Mire21.9%2.2
Circuit Mender20.4%2.2
Moon-Circuit Hacker20.1%2.3
Kaito Shizuki19.4%2.3
Colossal Skyturtle19.4%2.2
Mirrorshell Crab18.6%2.2
Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance17.9%2.1
The Reality Chip17.2%2.0
March of Otherworldly Light17.2%2.0
Mukotai Soulripper16.1%2.0
Thousand-Faced Shadow15.8%2.1
Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh15.4%2.2
Junji, the Midnight Sky15.1%2.0
Hotshot Mechanic15.1%2.2
Reckoner Bankbuster14.3%2.1
Experimental Synthesizer13.6%2.0
Dockside Chef13.3%2.0
Biting-Palm Ninja12.5%2.0
Mnemonic Sphere12.5%1.9
Iron Apprentice11.5%2.1
Gravelighter11.5%2.1
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker // Reflection of Kiki-Jiki11.5%1.9
Mindlink Mech11.1%2.0
Ogre-Head Helm10.8%2.0
Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion10.4%2.1
Tamiyo, Compleated Sage9.3%2.0
Greater Tanuki9.0%2.2
Network Disruptor9.0%1.9
Kodama of the West Tree8.6%2.1
Nezumi Prowler8.2%1.9
Prosperous Thief8.2%2.0
Kumano Faces Kakkazan // Etching of Kumano8.2%1.9
Okiba Reckoner Raid // Nezumi Road Captain8.2%1.7
Atsushi, the Blazing Sky7.9%2.1
Discover the Impossible7.5%2.1
Thundering Raiju7.5%1.9
Invigorating Hot Spring7.5%2.2
Seismic Wave7.2%2.0
March of Reckless Joy7.2%2.0
High-Speed Hoverbike7.2%2.1
Patchwork Automaton7.2%2.1
You Are Already Dead6.8%1.9
Cloudsteel Kirin6.8%1.9
Disruption Protocol6.5%1.9
Goro-Goro, Disciple of Ryusei6.5%1.9
Dokuchi Silencer6.5%1.8
Kappa Tech-Wrecker6.5%1.9
Michiko's Reign of Truth // Portrait of Michiko6.5%2.0
Simian Sling6.5%1.9
Acquisition Octopus6.1%1.8
Enthusiastic Mechanaut6.1%2.1
Jugan Defends the Temple // Remnant of the Rising Star5.7%1.9
Mechtitan Core5.7%2.0
Imperial Recovery Unit5.7%1.9
Roaring Earth5.7%2.2
Scrap Welder5.7%1.9
Roadside Reliquary5.4%2.2
Satoru Umezawa5.4%1.9
Master's Rebuke5.4%2.0
Soul Transfer5.4%2.1
Tameshi, Reality Architect5.4%2.0
Ao, the Dawn Sky5.4%1.9
The Restoration of Eiganjo // Architect of Restoration5.0%1.6
The Modern Age // Vector Glider5.0%1.8
Spring-Leaf Avenger5.0%1.9
Farewell5.0%2.1
Sokenzan Smelter5.0%1.8
Shigeki, Jukai Visionary4.7%1.9
Bronzeplate Boar4.7%1.9
Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos4.7%1.8
Banishing Slash4.7%1.9
Careful Cultivation4.7%1.8
Ironhoof Boar4.7%1.8
Leech Gauntlet4.3%2.1
Kyodai, Soul of Kamigawa4.3%2.0
Coiling Stalker4.3%2.1
Oni-Cult Anvil4.3%2.0
Moonsnare Prototype3.9%1.6
Dragonspark Reactor3.9%1.9
Cards being tested by fewer than 11 respondents not shown.
Single Card Discussion
Leaders of the Pack
Lion Sash
Boseiju, Who Endures
The Wandering Emperor
Eater of Virtue
Blade of the Oni
Rabbit Battery
“I love how Reconfigure lets me play more Equipment without oversaturating.”
Niche Players
Reinforced Ronin
Kaito Shizuki
Containment Construct
Twinshot Sniper
Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire
“The design of many of the commons and uncommons in this set is interesting enough that I'm now considering building a Peasant cube.”
Conclusion
“Wizards nailed the cyberpunk flavor while still feeling like Magic.”

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