Double Egg Combo

Summary: Who said you can’t summon URs off the Mimics?  Here is Asahara’s Double Egg Combo.

Unit Content

 

– Elemental Mimic e.g.  Crimson Mimic
– Elemental Cubic e.g. Red Cubic 
– Any UR of the same element as Mimic & Cubic e.g. General LugCarlo the Scorched

How does this Unit work?

In comparison to Cubics, Mimics are great in sense that with its baseline 2 health, summoning Mimics on the its corresponding elemental field would put it higher chance of its survival during your opponent’s next turn i.e. increased chance of you summoning a creature with cheaper mana cost.  The biggest drawback is unlike Cubics, you cannot summon UltraRares off the Mimics.

So this unit/combo works in the following way.  You first summon mimic.  Most likely you have the mimic survive until your next turn. So on the following turn of yours, you summon Cubic off the Mimic, then subsequently summon a Ultrarare in the same turn off the Cubic.

 


Comment: I believe this combo demonstrate great game balance back in the EOJ.  Introduction of Mimic certainly did not placed its older brother Cubic into obsolete archeic creature, but rather each has its own pros and cons.  Especially, interesting thing here is that you can combo two and get the best of the both. Clearly, the biggest drawback in this combo is that you are essentially using two cards for one creature, but saving 3 or more mana?  I believe it’s worth it.  The key here might be perhaps add a way to draw cards in your deck, so before or after carrying this combo, you still have sufficient number of cards in your hand.  Though this would be a little bit less issue with Jade Mimic or Ochre Mimic as they both allow you to summon creature back from graveyard i.e. no reduction in cards from your hand except for the Ultrarare itself.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Real Gambler on October 21, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Basically, as I always said, set 3 is great because now you can pull interesting combos. Only drawback (until I get the cards and can experiment with them) is the fact that they have not added any great drawing cards like Cloudrunner. Sure they have added a few little water creatures that allow you to draw one card at at time, but sadly, I would really have liked to see another Cloudrunner type, maybe even for each other elements…

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  2. Posted by houshasen on October 21, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Cloudrunner was great card. But in regard to the comment about adding drawcard ability to each element, I have to vote for “no” just only because draw card ability is one of characteristic of Water element creatures. Just as in Fire has quickness, firepower; Earth with mana generation, fieldquaking; Wood with discard, invisibility etc.

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  3. Posted by Ian on October 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    That is why you need a stone dwarf veteran in every deck.

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  4. A bit too complicated for me.
    I use either the mimics or cubics, depending on the deck type.
    I love the mimics, even if you cant summon ultrarares with them, its still a good way to get expensive rares on the field.

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