Thanks quitequieter, although it wasn’t exactly the swap you suggested (I love CITP abilities more than any other human, so Echo Tracer rates higher with me than Shaper). Snapper has already been good at both blocking Bloodbraids and beating for 4, so success!
I have seriously strained my marriage to make this swap, so listen up Dark Confidant you better do your job.
Aside: here are some way to push through your cube swaps.
1. Use the “If we don’t like it, we can just change it back!”
2. Subtly imply that if someone else isn’t having success with a card you like, they are just not playing it right somehow.
I don’t want to say that the new art helped… but it can’t have hurt.
Wickerbough Elder has this problem where if you play it out and can’t use it right away, you might not get to, but luckily Thelonite Hermit has the exact same problem. And as you all said, it just absolutely sucks with any of the bounce/recursion/reanimation effects that are supposed to make creatures good.
Oh hey, Copper Tablet. You had a good run.
All is Dust is a card I was really excited about for what it offered to UB control decks that might lack for ways to deal with both creatures and non-creature permanents. Ultimately it got cut a lot- for costing too much, being unsynergistic, or just not hitting the equipment that was the real problem. Battlesphere has gotten really good reviews, and hey, they both cost 7.
Blowouts with Mirrorweave tend to include Wilt-Leaf Liege. Unfortunately, the cube is a singleton format, and Mirrorweave was relatively little played. Augury Adept might not work, but it seemed to have the most potential to do well. And it’s certainly possible to build decks (like the realllly unfair M11 ones you might have loved and hated) that let a little guy get through. I think it’s worth a shot, as the reward side is greater than any other options ( probably Turn to Mist is next in line).
PS. Does it hurt to lose two morphs at once? I guess a little. But we all know that when morph comes back power creep is going to give us like a dozen cubeable morphs. So i think it’ll swing back eventually.