Spotlight Cube Series – Temur Cube 2.0

Posted in Magic Online on August 10, 2021

By Elizabeth Rice

Hello again, and welcome to Temur Cube 2.0! Since you all liked Temur Cube so much last time, I figured I could work a little magic, throw in some new cards, and bring it back for your playing pleasure. You're welcome.

Although it seemed like a lot of people had fun with the previous version, it had a lot of room for improvement. That being said, my goal of the cube is the same now as it was then, to create an environment with some of my favorite strategies, such as blue-red spells, combo, artifact, and mono-red aggro.

The feedback I got was valuable, and I used it to make the adjustments you will see now. I removed some of the over-the-top cards such as Mana Drain and Mana Crypt. I will take a moment to apologize to Gabriel Nassif, as I did decide to keep Mystic Confluence in. I'm sure you'll find it in your heart to forgive me.

Another piece of feedback that I got was that green wasn't strong enough. So, it got boosts with better ramp enablers and cards like Channel. The archetypes overall got a little more refined, and I added a lot of sweet new cards from the most recent sets.

Most importantly, I added more lands. I added some copies of dual lands that were only one-ofs previously. No point in adding all these cool spells if you can't cast them.

The lands in Temur Cube 2.0 that appear exactly twice are fetch lands, shock lands, and the original dual lands.

Temur Cube Archetypes

Many of these archetypes are similar to the last iteration: artifacts, spells, creatures, ramp, and combo. That being said, here's a brief breakdown of archetypes by color.

Blue

Blue is the color of control, combo, and artifacts. For artifacts, be on the lookout for cards like Tinker and Urza, Lord High Artificer. As there is a lack of efficient black and white removal, counterspells will be key in interacting with what your opponent is trying to do. Blue also includes a lot of creatures that care about spells, such as Demilich, Baral, Chief of Compliance, and Murktide Regent.

Red

I'm not going to lie to you and tell you I decided to take the road less traveled. I didn't. Take the Dragon's Rage Channeler and be happy about it. If you insist on not wanting to be like other Magic players, you can also go the spell route. There are rituals and payoffs for the storm archetype and other spell-based strategies. Either way, it's clear what red is asking you to do.

Green

Green is the color of creature-based ramp and big monsters like Kogla, the Titan Ape and Craterhoof Behemoth. Channel and Fastbond were added to make this strategy even stronger. You will also notice there is a counters-matter subtheme. This seemed like a more appealing archetype to put together than the previously included Elves. It's easier to assemble in a larger cube, and Kalonian Hydra is a lot of fun.

Blue-Red

There are a few blue-red variations in the cube, including artifacts and spells. Storm cards are very present in the cube, but as many experienced players know, in a cube of this size, it is going to be very difficult to assemble a critical mass to make it work. However, I have found that creating a spell-based deck is still possible and fun, and the shell easily makes room for whichever blue-red combo you want to use as a finisher, such as Splinter Twin.

Green-Blue

When blue and green meet up in this cube, they are either trying to ramp or give you a big payoff for ramping. There is a counters subtheme that you will see with some Simic cards, but the real signposts of this color pair are Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath.

Red-Green

Gruul is all about the beatdown. Much like mono-red, it wants you to get to a critical mass of creatures, but with a heavier swing. There are landfall synergies still present with cards like Moraug, Fury of Akoum, Brushfire Elemental, and Wrenn and Six, but also just value cards like Dragonlord Atarka and Huntmaster of the Fells.

Artifacts/Colorless

Having three colors provides a lot of room for colorless cards. There are a lot of cool cards in blue and red that care about artifacts as well. In this cube, the bulk of your artifact cards are either going to provide or bolster your ramp or set you up to combo. The larger creatures such as Frost Titan and friends are payoffs for a ramp well done, or for you to cheat into play.


This cube has all my favorite things. I hope you all enjoy version 2.0 even more than the first. There's a healthy variety of powerful things to do, but the most important thing is to have fun! Feel free to reach out to me and tell me what you think.

Cheers!

Ellie
@ellieoftheveil
Ellieoftheveil on Twitch

Full Temur Cube 2.0 Card List

Card Name Color
Baral, Chief of Compliance Blue
Chief Engineer Blue
Cloud of Faeries Blue
Corridor Monitor Blue
Etherium Sculptor Blue
Gilded Drake Blue
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Blue
Looter il-Kor Blue
Phantasmal Image Blue
Sea Gate Stormcaller Blue
Snapcaster Mage Blue
Thassa's Oracle Blue
Thieving Skydiver Blue
Arcane Artisan Blue
Brazen Borrower Blue
Deceiver Exarch Blue
Emry, Lurker of the Loch Blue
Grand Architect Blue
Master of Etherium Blue
Pestermite Blue
Sai, Master Thopterist Blue
Sea Gate Oracle Blue
Spellseeker Blue
Trinket Mage Blue
Vendilion Clique Blue
Demilich Blue
Glen Elendra Archmage Blue
Phyrexian Metamorph Blue
Sower of Temptation Blue
Spark Double Blue
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling Blue
Urza, Lord High Artificer Blue
Venser, Shaper Savant Blue
Whirler Rogue Blue
Mulldrifter Blue
Peregrine Drake Blue
Riftwing Cloudskate Blue
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir Blue
Consecrated Sphinx Blue
Deadeye Navigator Blue
Frost Titan Blue
Torrential Gearhulk Blue
Agent of Treachery Blue
Murktide Regent Blue
Palinchron Blue
Jace, the Mind Sculptor Blue
Jace, Wielder of Mysteries Blue
Tezzeret the Seeker Blue
Pact of Negation Blue
Brainstorm Blue
Flusterstorm Blue
High Tide Blue
Hydroblast Blue
Pongify Blue
Rapid Hybridization Blue
Thought Scour Blue
Aether Gust Blue
Brain Freeze Blue
Counterspell Blue
Cyclonic Rift Blue
Disdainful Stroke Blue
Essence Capture Blue
Flashfreeze Blue
Impulse Blue
Miscalculation Blue
Negate Blue
Reality Shift Blue
Remand Blue
Blue Sun's Zenith Blue
Disallow Blue
Forbid Blue
Force of Negation Blue
Frantic Search Blue
Intuition Blue
Mystical Dispute Blue
Thirst for Knowledge Blue
Cryptic Command Blue
Fact or Fiction Blue
Gifts Ungiven Blue
Mindbreak Trap Blue
Turnabout Blue
Evacuation Blue
Force of Will Blue
Mystic Confluence Blue
Sublime Epiphany Blue
Nexus of Fate Blue
Dig Through Time Blue
Ancestral Vision Blue
Careful Study Blue
Gitaxian Probe Blue
Ponder Blue
Preordain Blue
Serum Visions Blue
Chart a Course Blue
Rise and Shine Blue
Show and Tell Blue
Timetwister Blue
Tinker Blue
Windfall Blue
Mass Manipulation Blue
Time Warp Blue
Mind's Desire Blue
Upheaval Blue
Aminatou's Augury Blue
Treasure Cruise Blue
Sky Diamond Blue
Crystal Shard Blue
Search for Azcanta Blue
Control Magic Blue
Opposition Blue
The Antiquities War Blue
The Mirari Conjecture Blue
Treachery Blue
Omniscience Blue
Bomat Courier Red
Dragon's Rage Channeler Red
Fanatical Firebrand Red
Ghitu Lavarunner Red
Goblin Bushwhacker Red
Goblin Guide Red
Goblin Welder Red
Grim Lavamancer Red
Monastery Swiftspear Red
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer Red
Soul-Scar Mage Red
Stromkirk Noble Red
Zurgo Bellstriker Red
Abbot of Keral Keep Red
Ash Zealot Red
Dire Fleet Daredevil Red
Dreadhorde Arcanist Red
Earthshaker Khenra Red
Eidolon of the Great Revel Red
Embereth Shieldbreaker Red
Heartfire Immolator Red
Iron Myr Red
Kari Zev, Skyship Raider Red
Kiln Fiend Red
Robber of the Rich Red
Runaway Steam-Kin Red
Young Pyromancer Red
Birgi, God of Storytelling Red
Bonecrusher Giant Red
Breya's Apprentice Red
Captain Lannery Storm Red
Goblin Rabblemaster Red
Grinning Ignus Red
Imperial Recruiter Red
Legion Warboss Red
Magus of the Wheel Red
Scab-Clan Berserker Red
Seasoned Pyromancer Red
Arclight Phoenix Red
Hazoret the Fervent Red
Hellrider Red
Pia and Kiran Nalaar Red
Fury Red
Glorybringer Red
Goblin Dark-Dwellers Red
Goldspan Dragon Red
Ilharg, the Raze-Boar Red
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker Red
Siege-Gang Commander Red
Terror of the Peaks Red
Thundermaw Hellkite Red
Zealous Conscripts Red
Inferno of the Star Mounts Red
Inferno Titan Red
Moraug, Fury of Akoum Red
Bedlam Reveler Red
Chandra, Torch of Defiance Red
Daretti, Scrap Savant Red
Koth of the Hammer Red
Chandra, Awakened Inferno Red
Burst Lightning Red
Lava Dart Red
Lightning Bolt Red
Pyroblast Red
Abrade Red
Desperate Ritual Red
Electrodominance Red
Pyretic Ritual Red
Searing Blaze Red
Skullcrack Red
Temur Battle Rage Red
Thrill of Possibility Red
Seething Song Red
Through the Breach Red
Fireblast Red
Pyrokinesis Red
Banefire Red
Bonfire of the Damned Red
Faithless Looting Red
Firebolt Red
Flame Slash Red
Forked Bolt Red
Gamble Red
Rite of Flame Red
Cathartic Reunion Red
Finale of Promise Red
Grapeshot Red
Mizzium Mortars Red
Pyroclasm Red
Tormenting Voice Red
Anger of the Gods Red
Bonus Round Red
Jeska's Will Red
Light Up the Stage Red
Rift Bolt Red
Skewer the Critics Red
Sweltering Suns Red
Trash for Treasure Red
Empty the Warrens Red
Fiery Confluence Red
Mizzix's Mastery Red
Past in Flames Red
Storm's Wrath Red
Fire Diamond Red
Embercleave Red
Underworld Breach Red
Aria of Flame Red
Mana Flare Red
Sulfuric Vortex Red
Experimental Frenzy Red
Fires of Invention Red
Sneak Attack Red
Splinter Twin Red
Allosaurus Shepherd Green
Arbor Elf Green
Birds of Paradise Green
Elvish Mystic Green
Elvish Reclaimer Green
Experiment One Green
Fyndhorn Elves Green
Hexdrinker Green
Joraga Treespeaker Green
Llanowar Elves Green
Mistcutter Hydra Green
Pelt Collector Green
Quirion Ranger Green
Bloom Tender Green
Dragonsguard Elite Green
Duskwatch Recruiter Green
Fauna Shaman Green
Genesis Hydra Green
Gyre Sage Green
Incubation Druid Green
Lotus Cobra Green
Merfolk Branchwalker Green
Paradise Druid Green
Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary Green
Scavenging Ooze Green
Scryb Ranger Green
Sylvan Caryatid Green
Tarmogoyf Green
Wall of Roots Green
Azusa, Lost but Seeking Green
Circle of Dreams Druid Green
Courser of Kruphix Green
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove Green
Eternal Witness Green
Evolution Sage Green
Jadelight Ranger Green
Managorger Hydra Green
Ramunap Excavator Green
Reclamation Sage Green
Rishkar, Peema Renegade Green
Scute Swarm Green
Tireless Tracker Green
Wood Elves Green
Yavimaya Dryad Green
Beast Whisperer Green
Nightpack Ambusher Green
Oracle of Mul Daya Green
Polukranos, World Eater Green
Questing Beast Green
Shifting Ceratops Green
Slippery Bogbonder Green
Toski, Bearer of Secrets Green
Acidic Slime Green
Biogenic Ooze Green
Deep Forest Hermit Green
Deranged Hermit Green
Elder Gargaroth Green
Kalonian Hydra Green
Thragtusk Green
Titania, Protector of Argoth Green
Verdurous Gearhulk Green
Kogla, the Titan Ape Green
Primeval Titan Green
Rampaging Baloths Green
Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider Green
Avenger of Zendikar Green
Old Gnawbone Green
Craterhoof Behemoth Green
End-Raze Forerunners Green
Thrasta, Tempest's Roar Green
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar Green
Garruk Wildspeaker Green
Nissa, Who Shakes the World Green
Vivien Reid Green
Summoner's Pact Green
Berserk Green
Crop Rotation Green
Groundswell Green
Nature's Claim Green
Noxious Revival Green
Veil of Summer Green
Worldly Tutor Green
Heroic Intervention Green
Once Upon a Time Green
Beast Within Green
Harrow Green
Krosan Grip Green
Abundant Harvest Green
Green Sun's Zenith Green
Primal Might Green
Channel Green
Edge of Autumn Green
Emergent Sequence Green
Finale of Devastation Green
Life from the Loam Green
Nature's Lore Green
Regrowth Green
Sylvan Scrying Green
Cultivate Green
Genesis Wave Green
Harmonize Green
Natural Order Green
Hour of Promise Green
Plow Under Green
Verdant Confluence Green
Tooth and Nail Green
The Great Henge Green
Exploration Green
Fastbond Green
Hardened Scales Green
Oath of Druids Green
Ranger Class Green
Song of Freyalise Green
Survival of the Fittest Green
Sylvan Library Green
Heartbeat of Spring Green
Song of the Dryads Green
Court of Bounty Green
Orcish Lumberjack Gruul
Ancient Grudge Gruul
Apocalypse Hydra Gruul
Atarka's Command Gruul
Brushfire Elemental Gruul
Burning-Tree Emissary Gruul
Goblin Anarchomancer Gruul
Manamorphose Gruul
Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll Gruul
Wrenn and Six Gruul
Zhur-Taa Goblin Gruul
Domri, Anarch of Bolas Gruul
Fires of Yavimaya Gruul
Gruul Spellbreaker Gruul
Klothys, God of Destiny Gruul
Rhythm of the Wild Gruul
Bloodbraid Elf Gruul
Domri, Chaos Bringer Gruul
Huntmaster of the Fells Gruul
Escape to the Wilds Gruul
Phylath, World Sculptor Gruul
Dragonlord Atarka Gruul
Expressive Iteration Izzet
Goblin Electromancer Izzet
Izzet Charm Izzet
Izzet Signet Izzet
Sprite Dragon Izzet
Stormchaser Mage Izzet
Talisman of Creativity Izzet
Electrolyze Izzet
Ionize Izzet
Prismari Command Izzet
Rowan, Scholar of Sparks Izzet
Saheeli, Sublime Artificer Izzet
The Royal Scions Izzet
Galazeth Prismari Izzet
Ral, Storm Conduit Izzet
Storm the Vault Izzet
Keranos, God of Storms Izzet
Etherium-Horn Sorcerer Izzet
Expansion // Explosion Izzet
Thousand-Year Storm Izzet
Magma Opus Izzet
Coiling Oracle Simic
Growth Spiral Simic
Hydroid Krasis Simic
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy Simic
Lonis, Cryptozoologist Simic
Edric, Spymaster of Trest Simic
Shardless Agent Simic
Trygon Predator Simic
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath Simic
Voidslime Simic
Frilled Mystic Simic
Incubation // Incongruity Simic
Mystic Snake Simic
Tamiyo, Collector of Tales Simic
Zegana, Utopian Speaker Simic
Keruga, the Macrosage Simic
Roalesk, Apex Hybrid Simic
Rattleclaw Mystic Temur
Animar, Soul of Elements Temur
Savage Knuckleblade Temur
Genesis Ultimatum Temur
Maelstrom Wanderer Temur
Hangarback Walker Colorless
Stonecoil Serpent Colorless
Walking Ballista Colorless
Myr Retriever Colorless
Phyrexian Revoker Colorless
Steel Overseer Colorless
Metalworker Colorless
Palladium Myr Colorless
Scarecrone Colorless
Lodestone Golem Colorless
Solemn Simulacrum Colorless
Kuldotha Forgemaster Colorless
Duplicant Colorless
Wurmcoil Engine Colorless
Myr Battlesphere Colorless
Blightsteel Colossus Colorless
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Colorless
Emrakul, the Promised End Colorless
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Colorless
Phyrexian Triniform Colorless
Sundering Titan Colorless
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger Colorless
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Colorless
Karn, Scion of Urza Colorless
Ugin, the Ineffable Colorless
Karn Liberated Colorless
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon Colorless
Chrome Mox Colorless
Everflowing Chalice Colorless
Lion's Eye Diamond Colorless
Lotus Bloom Colorless
Lotus Petal Colorless
Mox Diamond Colorless
Mox Opal Colorless
Candelabra of Tawnos Colorless
Sensei's Divining Top Colorless
Voltaic Key Colorless
Coldsteel Heart Colorless
Defense Grid Colorless
Grim Monolith Colorless
Lightning Greaves Colorless
Liquimetal Coating Colorless
Liquimetal Torque Colorless
Mind Stone Colorless
Shrine of Burning Rage Colorless
Smuggler's Copter Colorless
Treasure Map Colorless
Umezawa's Jitte Colorless
Basalt Monolith Colorless
Chromatic Lantern Colorless
Cloudstone Curio Colorless
Coalition Relic Colorless
Crucible of Worlds Colorless
Ensnaring Bridge Colorless
Nettlecyst Colorless
Oblivion Stone Colorless
Tangle Wire Colorless
Worn Powerstone Colorless
Coercive Portal Colorless
Sentinel Tower Colorless
Thran Dynamo Colorless
Thran Temporal Gateway Colorless
Batterskull Colorless
Gilded Lotus Colorless
Mindslaver Colorless
Kaldra Compleat Colorless
Dryad Arbor Land
Copperline Gorge Land
Gruul Turf Land
Kessig Wolf Run Land
Raging Ravine Land
Rootbound Crag Land
Stomping Ground Land
Stomping Ground Land
Taiga Land
Taiga Land
Temple of Abandon Land
Desolate Lighthouse Land
Fiery Islet Land
Izzet Boilerworks Land
Spirebluff Canal Land
Steam Vents Land
Steam Vents Land
Sulfur Falls Land
Temple of Epiphany Land
Volcanic Island Land
Volcanic Island Land
Wandering Fumarole Land
Botanical Sanctum Land
Breeding Pool Land
Breeding Pool Land
Hinterland Harbor Land
Lumbering Falls Land
Simic Growth Chamber Land
Temple of Mystery Land
Tropical Island Land
Tropical Island Land
Waterlogged Grove Land
Frontier Bivouac Land
Ketria Triome Land
Academy Ruins Land
Ancient Tomb Land
Blast Zone Land
Castle Embereth Land
Castle Garenbrig Land
Castle Vantress Land
Dark Depths Land
Fabled Passage Land
Field of Ruin Land
Field of the Dead Land
Gaea's Cradle Land
Ghost Quarter Land
Lotus Field Land
Lotus Vale Land
Maze of Ith Land
Mishra's Workshop Land
Misty Rainforest Land
Misty Rainforest Land
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Land
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood Land
Prismatic Vista Land
Rishadan Port Land
Scalding Tarn Land
Scalding Tarn Land
Thespian's Stage Land
Tolarian Academy Land
Urza's Saga Land
Wasteland Land
Wooded Foothills Land
Wooded Foothills Land

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