Building My Own Cube, pt. 8 – Keranos

[draft]Keranos, God of Storms[/draft]

I don’t really know what to do here. I guess I want scrying to help with Keranos’s trigger, but how much of it do I want? Its probably safe to put quite a few into the mix, because they will be highly contested, efficient cards.

Keranos’s Two-Colored Cards

Sadly, there aren’t many UR cards that scry (well, two). I’ll just put random goodstuff here, then.

[card]Stormcaller of Keranos[/card] gets in for flavor reasons.

[card]Stormchaser Chimera[/card] is probably tied into Keranos somehow as well.

[card]Winterflame[/card] is just efficient removal-slash-tempo, so its in. Its not on par with, say, [card]Lightning Bolt[/card], but it does do stuff.

[card]Quicksilver Dagger[/card] might be too good, depending on how much removal there is in the set, but its definitely an aura that’s worth its cost.

[card]Spellbound Dragon[/card] seems like a fun effect. Never played it though.

[draft]Stormcaller of Keranos
Stormchaser Chimera
Quicksilver Dagger
Spellbound Dragon[/draft]


[card]Aqueous Form[/card] is a nice card with quite a few big creatures, but its also the cheap and somewhat reliable way to get ongoing scry triggers.

[card]Dissolve[/card] is one of the better hard counters (obviously nowhere near on par with the original [card]Counterspell[/card]) with the scry attached.

[card]Eyes of the Watcher[/card] is another ongoing source of scrying.

I’ve always liked [card]Fated Infatuation[/card], even though I haven’t been able to use to effectively that often because of the heavy blue requirement. Despite this, its a good trick, which people don’t expect.

[card]Mystic Speculation[/card] is another source of scrying and with enough mana, it can be very good with some of the red cards below.

[card]Omenspeaker[/card] is just a cheap, efficient blocker with an upside.

Even Keranos needs bodies, so [card]Prescient Chimera[/card].

[card]Divination[/card] is in just because the Theros-version (or Born of the Gods, to be precise) is Keranos-flavored. Its still pretty good, but probably not good enough for the cube longterm. It is also a sorcery, which is nice with some cards on this list, keeping this from being strictly worse than, say, [card]Mulldrifter[/card].

[draft]Aqueous Form
Eyes of the Watcher
Fated Infatuation
Mystic Speculation
Prescient Chimera


Because just scrying would be boring, here’s a card that can benefit from those in a nice way: [card]Flamespeaker Adept[/card].

Here’s another: [card]Knowledge and Power[/card].

[card]Magma Jet[/card] is good removal with scry. No question here.

[card]Sigiled Skink[/card] isn’t quite good as you’d need for the cube, but its okay.

The cube is lacking in tricks, so maybe [card]Titan’s Strength[/card].

[card]Brutal Deceiver[/card] doesn’t quite scry, but is more efficient, if you can scry often.

[card]Galvanoth[/card] gives you an edge for being able to scry. Getting even one spell off is pretty good, getting two spells is really good.

[card]Goblin Spy[/card] is pretty poor, but seems like fun. At least it tells you when to use that scry-effect.

[draft]Flamespeaker Adept
Knowledge and Power
Magma Jet
Sigiled Skink
Titan’s Strength
Brutal Deceiver
Goblin Spy[/draft]

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