A lot of people really hate the fact that Vampires is a theme in the most recent update to the Legacy Cube. Randy Buehler contended that it was illegal to knock it before you try it, and now that we’ve had a week’s time to try it, we can make some better informed conclusions about whether Buehler has successfully improved black.
Personally I’ve only played on Cube Draft with the new update, so I don’t have much to say. Greg Hatch, on the other hand, has been Tweeting quite a bit about how much he likes the changes.
Hatch contends that the removal of powerful equipment makes the quality of individual creatures matter more, which in turn increases the power level of cards like Nekrataal and Shriekmaw. Previously, you needed to kill anything that could pick up a Sword of Fire and Ice. Now you just need to pick off the bodies that matter on their own.
What has your experience with the new Legacy Cube update been? Is the black deck finally good? Has the Cube been completely ruined? What changes would you like to see made to the Cube next?