Category: Draft Strategy

How Cube Drafting Taught Me to Play Better in Constructed Formats »

Submitted & Written by Andy Rogers. I’m not a great constructed player. I likely never will be. Others in my playgroup are particularly good at building combos into their decks. Those decks are usually online by turn three or four and by then, I’m already losing. I still have a lot of fun playing constructed games. [...]

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A Weekend Lost in the Cube »

There aren’t too many things that get me to squeal in excitement like a four-year old. The seconds preceding new Game of Thrones episodes, the intro to “This Charming Man,” and any announcement indicating that I’m gonna get to do some cube drafting. So when Wizards announced that there’d be MTGO cube queues, on the [...]

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Strategies for Success in Cube Drafting »

This is a guest post written by Doug Lambert. If you’d like to contribute to cubedrafting.com, contact evan dot erwin at starcitygames dot com. I’ve been playing cube drafts for about three years and it constitutes about 90 percent of my time playing Magic. I draft on a regular basis with a group of about [...]

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Esper Aggro in the Cube »

This is a deck I had yesterday in a Winston draft. It’s not outstanding- the mana isn’t great and it’s lacking in removal- but I thought it was an interesting example of how you can draft a more aggressive base-U deck, even without including specific blue aggro cards like Horizon Drake. I had a lot [...]

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Testing for the Impatient »

I did a Winston draft tonight and ended up with this deck: 1 Fire-Lit Thicket 1 Forest 1 Lavaclaw Reaches 4 Mountain 1 Raging Ravine 1 Stomping Ground 1 Strip Mine 6 Swamp 1 Bloodbraid Elf 1 Dauthi Marauder 1 Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief 1 Graveborn Muse 1 Grim Lavamancer 1 Hearth Kami 1 Kargan Dragonlord [...]

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Cube Draft Walkthrough »

I’m trying something new here, so bear with me if it’s not entirely well-executed. A few nights ago I wrote down the details of my cube draft (picks, deckbuilding, and games), and I’m going to transcribe it here. I hope it is entertaining, interesting, or at least not too embarrassing in retrospect. Let me know [...]

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First Four Picks #13 »

This is an auto-generated random pack from my cube, and you tell me your first four picks and feel free to debate others’ choices in the comments. This is assuming this is Pack 1 Pick 1. Imagine picking a card (Pick #1) and then imagine seeing this pack without that card (pick #2). Then imagine [...]

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First Four Picks #12 »

This is an auto-generated random pack from my cube, and you tell me your first four picks and feel free to debate others’ choices in the comments. This is assuming this is Pack 1 Pick 1. Imagine picking a card (Pick #1) and then imagine seeing this pack without that card (pick #2). Then imagine [...]

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First Four Picks #11 »

This is an auto-generated random pack from my cube, and you tell me your first four picks and feel free to debate others’ choices in the comments. This is assuming this is Pack 1 Pick 1. Imagine picking a card (Pick #1) and then imagine seeing this pack without that card (pick #2). Then imagine [...]

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First Four Picks #10 »

This is an auto-generated random pack from my cube, and you tell me your first four picks and feel free to debate others’ choices in the comments. This is assuming this is Pack 1 Pick 1. Imagine picking a card (Pick #1) and then imagine seeing this pack without that card (pick #2). Then imagine [...]

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