Magic: The Gathering Arena - Catch All

So seven copies of Goblin Gathering felt like too many, but six felt pretty good. The deck really needs a few more payoffs than I had, but I think it could be viable if you can get them. I really could have used the Vampire that drains your opponents when your creatures die.

Thanks to 4dswisscheese, I've gone on a Limited rampage.

I took his free code and got 5 wins (the max you can get). Used the gems from that to get another 4 win run. Then just did another run and got 5 wins. Drafted another deck after that and it's really good; expecting lots of wins.

I've turned his free code into 17+ packs and 6000 gems. Thanks!

Free wrote:

Drafted another deck after that and it's really good; expecting lots of wins.

In my experience, believing that in your heart of hearts is the surest way to end up mana screwed...

Congrats on the winning streak, though! What guilds did you end up in?

The first one was a disgusting Gruul deck (R/G). Had 2 Rhythms of the Wild, 1 Gruul Spellbreaker, 1 Ravager Wurm and tons of meaty midrange creatures to take advantage of Riot. Was an easy 5-0.

Second was a rakdos deck. It wasn't great and I struggled to 4 wins.

The third was a Gates deck. I noticed that the auto-drafter never drafted any cards that synergized with Gates. So i grabbed the 8/8 gate guardian guy and 1 copy of Gates Ablaze (deals damage to all creatures equal to how many gates you have in field). Had a few more gates cards and a copy of Ill-Gotten Inheritance.

I thought I would struggle to get 3 wins, but got lucky with some draws and got to 5 wins! Gates Ablaze was the MVP.

Free wrote:

I noticed that the auto-drafter never drafted any cards that synergized with Gates.

The Gates deck is real, and the payoffs are worth it. It looks like they might even make for a good constructed deck.

That said, apparently they just updated the draft bots so that they like the Gates-matter cards more.

Happy to enable you, Free. I had a lot of fun drafting that gates deck too, though of course now it's a little harder to get.

I've started trying the bo3 ranked playing the Izzet Drakes deck. Turns out I'm real bad piloting it. Slowly getting better, but started off something like 1-7. I should probably switch over to the Sultai one which is a little more intuitive and that I already have most of since I was playing the Golgari deck before Allegiance came out.

I just had my first 7-0 in a quick draft running a WUB deck leaning on flyers, high defense, and some nasty enchantments. I only got Ethereal Absolution out once, but in a few other games High Alert and Ill-Gotten Inheritance were just MVPs. The enchantments in this set are brutal.

There's some good stuff coming in this week's update.

So, Discord integration, eh? I might have to get off my butt and figure out how to use this Discord thing for more than just talking with my old WoW guild.

Happy Nexus of Fate ban day! In bo1 anyway.

Dryden wrote:

I just had my first 7-0 in a quick draft running a WUB deck leaning on flyers, high defense, and some nasty enchantments. I only got Ethereal Absolution out once, but in a few other games High Alert and Ill-Gotten Inheritance were just MVPs. The enchantments in this set are brutal.

High Alert is the real deal. I just had a 5-0 run in Ranked Draft because I was lucky* enough to draw my one copy early in every game. I did manage two more wins without drawing it at all, so I feel pretty good about that.

*I did have 2x Shimmer of Possibility and 2x Gateway Sneak to help me find it. Even so, most games I drew it naturally really early on.

I'm not sure how I feel about banning Nexus in Bo1, but I do know that Singleton makes me happy!

So what Singleton decks are everybody jamming out with?

I had a great run with a Kaya Orzhov deck with a heavy exile theme. Even if i haven't gotten to play Kaya herself yet.
I also have a merfolk/simic/adapt +1/+1 manipulation deck that i'm trying to make work, but it's not quite coming together.

I’m out of town for the duration of the event, but last time around I had fun with a Grixis dragons brew. My build strategy was “I opened one Nicol Bolas and would like to play him.” I also have a Selesnya deck that I tuned to prey on Rat Colony decks that we’re running rampant. That was fun for a bit, but it got old.

How are the Rat Colony decks this time out? What about the Persistent Petitioners?

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