Cube Card Evaluation: Geist of Saint Traft

Hello Everybody today’s cube card is Geist of Saint Traft. The Geist  is basically the only Azorius card that is well above the curve. You get a great deal of monster for your mana with this card.

Geist of Saint Traft

He is one of the best things you can equip in the cube not just because he is cheap and hexproof but also because it allows you to get much more use out of the attacking process. Often Geist will find himself suicided into something that will obviously kill or trade with him so as to snipe down a planeswalker with the evasive angel token. Blue and white are not the best colours at fighting planeswalkers and having a fairly safe card that basically says “kill a planeswalker”, is one another thing that makes it great.

Geist is well designed and despite his high power in terms of a 3 drop that can smack for 6 a turn with some obvious perks and few downsides he will not always be strong. Most creatures in the cube can kill him in combat and so any deck that has a high creature count will quickly get you to a position where you are just sitting there with Geist doing very little to nothing at all.

However it is not really hard to see why the Geist is one of the top Azorius cards. In fact the rest of the Azorius section in Cube consists in pretty much Oblivion Ring, Stroke of Genius and Day of Judgement with a very minor perk written on.

I think Geist of Saint Traft deserves a spot in every Cube, and is a staple down to 360. It is simply a powerful creature with a unique effect.

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