The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Ahoy Mateys Precon Upgrade Guide

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan: Ahoy Mateys Precon Upgrade Guide

Jason KrellCommander

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan has four new Commander decks with classic Ixalan archetypes, meaning pirates have raised their sails once again to raid a pod near you. But even before they start boarding, we’re going to look at the Ahoy Mateys precon and ways to upgrade it. AHOY MATEYS: NEW COMMANDERS The face commander for Ahoy Mateys is Admiral …

Wilds of Eldraine Draft Guide

Wilds of Eldraine Draft Guide

Tom AndersonLimited

Wilds of Eldraine Limited is finally here, and that means it’s time for another Card Kingdom Draft Guide!  The set definitely has a learning curve, but it seems this fairy tale has a happy ending after all. After jamming almost 100 Draft games researching this guide, I’m convinced this new adventure is just as enchanting as the last! So, let’s …

Dominaria United Drafting by Numbers

Dominaria United: Draft by Numbers

Tom AndersonLimited, Strategy

Welcome back to the second, more scientific section of our Dominaria United draft guide!  With a bit more time and a lot more data under our belts since the format’s release, Limited players can now supplement natural intuition and personal judgment with statistical insights on how to consistently find a winning deck. Using large online datasets for this sort of …

Dominaria United Draft Guide

Dominaria United Draft Guide

Tom AndersonLimited

As a plane, Dominaria’s mechanical identity is roughly “Magic the way Richard Garfield intended” — and Dominaria United returns to the core gameplay values people praised in the last Dominaria draft format.  Matches are slower on average than in Streets of New Capenna or even Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. A lot of cards lock their power behind kicker costs or activated …

Draft Format basics

Magic Draft Format Basics

Dan TrohaLimited, Strategy

Booster Drafts have been one of the most popular ways to play Magic: The Gathering since the game’s inception. Played everywhere from the most casual of kitchen tables all the way to the Magic World Championship, draft is a format that really does have something for everyone. However, it’s not quite as simple as picking up some cards and playing …