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    The Third Power: The Third Power: Episode #82 - Dragon's Rage Channeler - The Third Power's Exclusive Preview for Modern Horizons 2!

    The Third Power: The Third Power: Episode #82 - Dragon's Rage Channeler - The Third Power's Exclusive Preview for Modern Horizons 2!

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    In this episode of The Third Power, Usman and Anthony talk about our Modern Horizons 2 preview card - Dragon's Rage Channeler!  Thanks, Wizards of the Coast, for the free preview! We discuss Dragon's Rage Channeler in the context of red's role of beatdown in cube, how Dragon's Rage Channeler's myriad of keywords play together, how red does other things than just beatdown and burn and a smattering of other tangents (as usual.)Tattermunge Maniac preview article.Red aggro 1-drop Tier List (courtesy of Kactuus, whose CubeCobra list is here) - Goblin GuideMonastery Switftspear (better in burn heavy red aggro lists, also great in tempo)Grim Lavamancer (better with non singleton fetches and burn heavier lists, also great in most midrange decks)Soul-Scar Mage (better in burn heavy red aggro lists, also good in tempo)Akuom Hellhound (requires a lot of fetches and does not want to be mono C aggro)Bomat CourierZurgo BellstrikerFiredrinker SatyrFalkenrath GorgerJackal PupLightning BerserkerVillage MessengerFervent ChampionRigging Runner (better in very creature heavy red aggro lists that attempt to spam out 1 drops)Foundry Street Denizen (better in very creature heavy red aggro lists that attempt to spam out 1 drops)Stromkirk NobleGhitu Lavarunner (higher ranking in burn heavy red lists)Fanatical FirebrandReckless WaifLegion LoyalistScorch SpitterTorch CourierSkitter of LizardsHall Monitor

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #81 - Izzet a Strixhaven Cube-worthy Preview?

    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #81 - Izzet a Strixhaven Cube-worthy Preview?

    Electrolyze, coming soon to Historic and in a fancy new look for cube!

    In this episode of The Third Power, Anthony and Usman once again return to talk about our new-to-Historic Strixhaven preview card from the Mystical Archive, provided by Wizards of the Coast!  Thank you, Wizards!In this episode, we talk about cats, soda, old music, and our favorite Izzet cards in cube.  Enjoy!Usman's Cube Review of Zendikar Rising:  https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/usmanjamil-03152021-zendikar-rising-cube-review

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #80 - Cube a la Mode - The Third Power's Exclusive Zendikar Preview Cards and Flexibility in Cube!

    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #80 - Cube a la Mode - The Third Power's Exclusive Zendikar Preview Cards and Flexibility in Cube!

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    In this episode of The Third Power, Anthony and Usman preview our first exclusive new preview cards for Zendikar Rising!  We talk about the role of flexibility and modality in cube and how they play an important role in cube (and how these kinds of cards are better than they look!)MTG Cube Brainstorming Discord, where we talk about cube and Usman posts a bunch of cat pictures.Anthony's Twitter, where he occasionally posts pictures of cats.Usman's Twitter, where he also occasionally posts pictures of cats.The occasionally-updated blog for The Third Power podcast.Usman's Cube articles.Anthony's Cube articles.

    • 48 min
    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #79 - Don't Blink or You'll Miss Our Double Masters Previews!

    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #79 - Don't Blink or You'll Miss Our Double Masters Previews!

    In this episode of The Third Power, Usman and Anthony reveal our exclusive Double Masters previews!





    Tag team!





    Back again!




    Thanks to Wizards of the Coast for the free previews for Double masters!Usman's Ikoria Review on CoolstuffincWizards.com article on Baneslayers and Mulldrifters and Mike Flores' article that references Patrick Chapin's original article about the concept.

    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 - Part 3 of 3 - The CALM (Colorless, Artifacts, Lands, Multicolor)

    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 - Part 3 of 3 - The CALM (Colorless, Artifacts, Lands, Multicolor)

    Anthony and Usman complete their return from the graveyard to finish up talking about War of the Spark for Cube: its Colorless, Artifact, Land and Multicolor cards!


    00:08:00 - Ajani (GW), Angrath's Rampage, Cruel Celebrant, Deathsprout
    00:15:23 - Domri, Anarch of Bolas
    00:18:03 - Dovin's Veto
    00:20:45 - Feather, Enter the God-Pharaohs. Anthony's article about combat tricks in cube: https://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/08/scheming-the-cube-combat-tricks/
    00:21:38 - Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
    00:28:08 - Ral Zarek, Storm Conduit
    00:29:36 - Roalesk
    00:37:00 - Solar Blaze
    00:39:45 - Teferi, Ruiner of Formats (aka Teferi, Time Raveler)
    00:44:40 - Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
    00:45:55 - Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge
    00:47:27 - Angrath, Captain of Chaos
    00:50:30 - Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner
    00:53:54 - Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
    00:59:07 - Ugin, the Ineffable
    01:02:40 - Blast Zone
    01:04:35 - Karn's Bastion
    01:07:00 - Mobilized District (there's a long tangent so don't expect this to be talking about the card for 40 minutes!)

    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 2 - The BeRG of War!

    The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 2 - The BeRG of War!

    Usman and Anthony return from the grave... again, to cover more War of the Spark cards for cube!


    00:00:00 - A... great* drink
    00:13:00 - Bolas's Citadel
    00:18:15 - Bleeding Edge, Dreadhorde Invasion, God-Eternal Bontu
    00:21:45 - Liliana, Dreadhorde General
    00:28:00 - Liliana's Triumph


    00:30:20 - Chandra, Fire Artisan
    00:34:00 - Finale of Promise
    00:36:53 - Ilharg
    00:48:30 - Krenko, Mizzium Tank
    00:58:00 - Sarkhan the Masterless
    01:00:45 - Tibalt, Rakish Instigator


    01:15:40 - Arboreal Grazer
    01:19:55 - Nissa, Who Shakes the World
    01:31:46 - Vivien
    01:33:28 - Vivien's Bow


    The MTG Cube Brainstorming discord, check it out! https://discord.gg/77kyYT


    *https://wolfsoup.com/2012/08/29/delicious-fungus-with-a-pleasant-smack-of-birds-nest/, which as it turns out, in retrospect, isn't that great.

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