Tag: #draft

Competitive
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #31 – Regrets?

Sometimes, while drafting, you come across a decision point where you can choose between a couple of options, each of them rated similarly. At the end of the day are you results oriented at what cards did come your way, or are you assessing it all with a cool and calculating mind? The first way can come with some regrets…

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Community
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #30 – Seventh Draft of the Seventh Format

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars! A new format is upon us, along the new and much improved teamrankstar.com website! This is a story of the seventh draft of the seventh set format. After playing in the so-called pre-release draft format we all got a taste of things to come … Is the new reality what we were hoping for? Let us dive in and start picking and choosing and analyzing and … Pack

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Magic: The Gathering
trsprosody

Omniscience Draft! – Winning on Turn 1 in Core Set 2020

Omniscience draft isn’t magic. You start with 3 cards and the format removes mana cost, which is perhaps the most essential and defining quality that Magic has. Past Omnisicence drafts, especially Dominaria, enabled turn 1 kills, which are perhaps the dumbest thing that can happen in Magic. And one of the funnest things I’ve ever done on Magic Arena. Because veiled within the dumbness of the format is a curious and refreshing awesomeness. A “what if” that bears fruit. For

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Competitive
Calebovitsch

Trials of Grodov Draft Primer

A new draft format has arrived and it brings a big change with it. Given that this newfound chaos can be difficult to understand and contain, I wanted to give everybody a helping hand with understanding what is going on.

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Competitive
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #18 – Late to the Party

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars! I have recently went through my draft card ratings list and updated a lot of things there – be sure to check it out! You have probably had some drafts where you thought everything was going your way, but there was something … missing. A key component if you will. Maybe even more than one. Usually, these drafts end with … unexpected results. Pack 1 Pick 1 This

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Competitive
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #13 – Welcome to my Armory

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars! In general I like this format a lot as it has some great hidden synergies and strategies underneath a dense layer of 1/10 and 2/10 cards in curated packs. Let us begin anew!

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Competitive
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #10 – Shady Dealings

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars. We are getting deeper into the Homecoming draft format and there is already a new set on the horizon Frontier! Yes, golden times for games and gamers indeed! Let us start! Pack 1 Pick 1 Alrighty, we can start by appraising our rare. She is a 3/3 Shadow Gunslinger with Deadly and an upside when she attacks with exactly one additional unit. All in all decent stats and abilities. Among other

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Eternal
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #8 – Legendary Influence

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars. Today I am continuing with a written playthrough of a draft I have recently played, breaking down all the drafting and deckbuilding decisions. Before we dive in, make sure you are well acquainted with my basic and intermediate drafting theories in my Eternal Draft Guide, Splashing Guide and the Defiance Draft Card Ratings of Awesomeness. Pack 1 Pick 1 Starting a draft with a legendary card always feels

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Eternal
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #7 – Non-standard Factions

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars. Today I am transmuting my usual video format of a draft playthrough to a written one. Please let me know in the comments below which of those two you prefer. You can obviously find all the video draft playthroughs on Team Rankstar’s YouTube page. You can also familiarize yourself with my Eternal Draft Guide, Splashing Guide and the Defiance Draft Card Ratings of Awesomeness. Now, in this article

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