Magic: the Gathering in the UK
Recently, I’ve been loving grading the online drafts on Submityourdraft.com (it’s a great site
– good work Ben!), but something keeps happening which is making me question
the way I approach drafting. There have now been quite a few occasions on which
a Vampire Nighthawk has come up in pack two without the drafter having much of
a Black commitment. Now I don’t, by any means, claim to be a drafting expert,
but I don’t see that it can be right to take a card that requires a reasonably
heavy commitment to Black when you have no guarantee you’ll find enough Black
playables before the end of the draft. It seems to me that, instead of adding
value to your deck by taking the best card, you’re actually hurting your deck
by being forced to fight for a colour that others at your table are already in,
and that you'll end up playing sub-optimal cards from as a result. The thing is, most of
the time the drafter has taken the Nighthawks (to general approval) and then gone
on to win the draft – often citing the Nighthawk as a game-winning card. So I’d
like to get people’s opinions on this. Should you try and force your way into a
colour if you get an amazing card in that colour in pack two? Is having the
best card worth sacrificing consitency for? Am I an idiot for even questioning
this? Let us know where you stand.
Tern is good. If this format is all about racing then a 2-power evasive guy on turn 2 is good, no?
i cant see why i'm splashing blue for windrider eel. how many isalnds do i need for a trun 2 tern? 7? 6? leaves plenty of land for my other colour.