Team Massdrop Rivals of Ixalan Limited Primer
Rivals of Ixalan drafts have been firing for almost a month now, but there is still a ton of drafting to do before Dominaria gets here.
Team Massdrop finished Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan with a 41-25 Draft record, or a win rate of 62%. At the Pro level, that is really strong. Dating back to the early days of the team we have always focused on strong, structured Limited preparation, and it often pays off.
This was our finalized strategy for Rivals of Ixalan draft, from big picture, to how to build successful decks of each archetype, to the full pick order that comes out of our Limited meetings.
The One Minute Version
The best rare and uncommon threats are miles ahead of the common threats, but the common removal is good. The best rares are those that don’t die to removal or win the game even if removed.
The format defaults to aggression, but random 2/2s aren’t reliably good enough. Attack with 3/3s and evasive creatures and tribally enhanced stuff. You can be...
Feb 15, 2018