5 Dominaria Cards You Need to Watch Out For

If you’re looking for more of a sure thing out of Dominaria, I’ve listed five cards from the new set that are definitely going to see some serious play over the next few months – if not until the Fall 2019 rotation.

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x/1’s in M15 draft

I’ve been on an absolute tear recently. I am something like 16-4 in my last 20 matches of M15 limited.

M15 Limited

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I think this is for multiple reasons including very good luck, but I would also like to relate it to how I have been evaluating creatures with 1 point of toughness. In each color there is a premier two drop with 1 toughness: Red has Altac Bloodseeker, White has Oreskos Swiftclaw, Blue has Welkin Tern, Green has Satyr Wayfinder, Black has Child of Night, and even the artifacts have Bronze Sable.

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Black in M15

Black in M15Here we are, the final color in our metagame breakdown. Black in M15 is most likely the weakest color. However, it will deceive you because of the fact that many of the strongest commons and uncommons in the set are black.

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Green in M15

In M15 Green seems to be very hit or miss with a special lack of depth. This is shown in the commons and uncommons especially. The rares are very powerful and include many bombs, but the backbone of your base Green deck is nearly always underwhelming.

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Blue in M15

Blue in M15In my initial power ranking, I put Blue in M15 as the third best color. However, now I think it may be worse than Green but am still not sure. We’ll have to give the format a little more time and see how everything shakes out. Here it goes…

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White in M15

white in M15An overview of White in M15 including the viable token strategy. As a white drafter in M15 you’ll have several options at your fingertips and can build your deck with game crushing synergies. White’s archetypes, much like Red’s, are all based on killing the opponent as quickly as possible.

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Red in M15

red in M15Red is very much the best color in M15 Limited. At all points on the curve Red has the strongest cards and it also has very efficient kill spells and bombs. As I go through each color I am going to give you my thoughts on the top 5 non-rare cards of that color and then rank the 5 possible archetypes that color shows up in, in order. Here we go!

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Metagaming

metagamingMetagaming in Limited is vastly different than in constructed. This is mainly due to the quickly¬†evolving nature of the format. Drafts are happening all the time on MTGO unlike major constructed events that occur primarily on weekends. It is also more difficult to force colors in a draft than it is to build a deck for a constructed event. Even though you know Red is the best color, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be opened at your spot on the table.

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M15 Color Breakdown

M15 color breakdownAt the pre-release I found red to be by far the best color. I actually saw this and planned to play red at the pre-release. It turned out that my pool wasn’t strong enough to play red but I still thought the color was bonkers. I opened a bunch of goblins and could have had a very good aggressive deck if not for the lack of a solid support color. I ended up U/B control and lost in the finals to an aggressive red deck.

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Attacking Pre-Release Weekend

M15 prerelease I hope you guys are ready for some M15 limited play! My name is Sam and I am here to take you through M15 from start to finish. We are going to start here on pre-release weekend and work our way all the way through rotation. So strap on your seat belts and get ready for the ride!

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