Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and IGN, another iconic Dungeons & Dragons monster gets its Magic: The Gathering adaptation in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms — Gelatinous Cube!
Similar to cards like Banisher Priest and Deputy of Detention, Gelatinous Cube removes any non-Ooze creature until it leaves the battlefield, but with a power and toughness of 4/3, this four-mana Ooze has more survivability than most of its counterparts.
Once the Cube has engulfed a creature, you can pay a one time cost equal to that creature’s mana cost to dissolve it, which essentially destroys it and sends it back to its owner’s graveyard. While it can be hard to justify dumping all your mana into removing a big creature, it’s more reasonable than you might think, especially in Limited formats or if you find yourself low on playable cards and need something to do with your mana.
So what do you think of Gelatinous Cube? Is this Standard’s new Ravenous Chupacabra? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is scheduled for release on July 23. View our official preview gallery.