I should start by saying that I am not a good rush player myself. I much more prefer playing against rush. However, recently I’ve been experimenting with the three major rush archetypes to see if I can fit in any of these two cards. I wanted to ask what some of the more seasoned rush players’ ideas were on whether they belong somewhere in the new metagame.
Do any of these two cards fit together somewhere? They do have a fair bit of synergy, although they are both at their best when drawn early, which make the combo rather unreliable.
Outcast tower used to be a 1/2 x in GRush. Now it’s disappeared, although after testing it I like it a lot, and the synergy with God Hunter (although I’m not a big fan of this card) is great. Also in YRush it complements Khalim’s Prayer nicely, as well as works great with Dune Drake (and Gnat, I suppose, if you still run it). Some of the most explosive starts I’ve had were with Dune Drake and Outcast Tower.
Rebel glider seems to fit in best in YRush together with the other non-collectors, as well as in RRush to get those pesky mountains next to an opponent’s well. However, I don’t have sufficient evidence it’s worth including in either archetype. If anything I’ve been facing a lot of Glider YRush recently, and it feels strictly worse than the standard one (depending on their cuts, of course).
So in the end, I guess I just wanted to find out people’s thoughts on these issues and the relative strength of these cards.