Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ravnica Complete

I've taken a break from this blog for a while, mostly because I've become increasingly disinterested with the cubes that I've made so far. With Return to Ravnica coming to a close, I thought I'd give a crack at one of the more obvious themed cubes to make -- Ravnica Complete. This new cube only includes cards from Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, and Dragon's Maze. I've been working on this new cube for a few weeks now and I'm very happy with what I have now.

Basic Structure (360 total)
  • 21 guild cards per guild (210 total)
  • 21 mono colored cards per color (105 total)
  • 40 guild gates
  • 1 Maze's End
  • 1 Transguild Promenade
  • 1 Pillar of the Paruns
  • 1 Maze's End
  • 1 Prophetic Prism
  • Limiting the number of huge flying "dragon"-type creatures was key to making the cube feel right. Most of them are limited to Azorius, Boros, and Izzet colors.
  • Most hyper aggressive creatures are found in Boros, Rakdos, and Gruul.
  • Most counter spells are limited to Simic & Dimir.
  • Orzhov cards have a huge focus on life gain & life loss.
  • A gate strategy is supported with 4 copies of every gate (zero shock & karoo lands), Maze's End, Hold the Gates, Crackling Perimeter, and all 5 gatekeepers.
  • A dredge/scavenge strategy is fully supported.
  • A bloodlust/graft/scavenge/unleash/evolve +1/+1 theme is fully supported.
  • A token strategy is mainly found in Selesnya, but there are many other token producers in the other colors as well.
  • A minor mill strategy is supported with a small handful of powerful cards.
  • Outside of monogreen, there are only 5 cards that fix for all 5 colors: Chromatic Lantern, Maze's End, Pillar of Paruns, Prophetic Prism, and Transguild Promenade.
  • There are a few build-around-me cards, like Immortal Servitude, where I intentionally stacked white, black, and green with as many 2 cmc creatures as possible.
  • Check out my MTG Salvation Thread: HERE
  • Simulate a draft for this cube on Cube Tutor: HERE

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