Bolas's Citadel Early Results

Finally tested Bolas's Citadel. I went 3-0, and yes, limited test results, but so far, I am very impressed. Let me preface this by saying that my list is powered, and replication of the success I've had will vary from list to list, but I did some of the most degenerate plays I've ever done in Cube with it in my 10-year Cube career. Citadel is a great build around card, and after the wins I managed to pull off my playgroup are both impressed with the card, and eager to try it themselves in future drafts. Some memorable plays with Citadel: playing against Izzet Control, and managing to drown them in card advantage via Citadel; also managed to sacrifice 10 permanents to deal lethal to them when they were at 9. Tinkering into the Citadel on turn 3 and dominating the game with it afterwards. Between an early Citadel or Blightsteel, I would choose Citadel most of the time, it's far safer. Had Citadel out early, then got hit by Plow Under. My opponent was confident he had beaten the Citadel. Nope, not even close. Played Scroll Rack, activated it, put Emrakul,the Aeons Torn on top of the library, cast it off the top by paying 15 life with Citadel, took the extra turn, and annihilated my opponent's board to win the game with 1 life. I managed to play Emrakul off the top in two separate games, and it's easy to set that up with cards like Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Scroll Rack Of course, this is from a limited sample set, but the first results are very positive. I also like that it gives Black another build-around card that is a bit off the beaten trail. In draft, I prioritized lifegain cards like Kalitas and Batterskull, and also anti-aggro cards such as Day of Judgment, Moat, and Maze of Ith. I don't know how long Citadel will stay in my Cube, but I had a blast playing it, and look forward to drafting different takes of the deck in the future.

Bolas's Citadel Test

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