Every so often, usually once a week, I'll post a poll asking about either A) preferred versions of cards in the Cube, B) Replacements vs. what's in the cube currently, or C) preferred "proxies" of cards that should be in the Cube.
This first poll takes the last option: The preferred proxy for a card that should be in.
I don't have a Black Lotus...yet. But we can get awful close to it with a few cards in the game.
The card I've got in right now is Lotus Bloom:
On the other hand, we've got this to consider for replacement...
Lion's Eye Diamond has the same "get into play QUICK" speed as Black Lotus, but at a steep cost early: you have to discard your entire hand.
BUT...with enough good mana-costing abilities on permanents you've got, and late in the game, it could be worth the hand discard, especially when you could use it the turn it comes down.
So what do you all think? Does Lotus Bloom stay, or do we want to try Lion's Eye Diamond?
Put up a post below and I'll count up the responses in the next week or two.
Until then, take care!