We decided to cut back on multicolor and use the increased spots to make WUBRG 65 cards each. This is a big change, but I was tired of constantly mocking Intet whenever she showed up in drafts. This let us set up a few new subthemes, and I’m super excited to see how the changes play out. I consider the cards that we added to be somewhat probational- some will stay, and some will probably be replaced when Scars comes out or we decide they aren’t working out.
First off, the cuts:
Tri-color wedges: Intet, Teneb, Vorosh, Oros, and Lightning Angel.
Undermine (good, but basically a blue card)
Nath of the Gilt-Leaf
Divinity of Pride (a sad cut for me- I love this card and it’s a beautiful foil. But stay strong!)
Diety of Scars
And the inclusions:
In white, we wanted to emphasize the low end and more shadow dudes. We’re also cutting Linvala, so that leaves six spots. SerraVeng is back!
Kami of Ancient Law
Honor of the Pure
In blue, we wanted to add a little more bounce and card quality, but not increase the number of counterspells. We brought back some old favorites:
In black, we are adding some cheap evasive dudes as well as removal.
In red, we brought back a few cards as well, and finally made a spot for Aftershock.
In green, we’re doubling up on instant fan favorite Survival, and adding acceleration.
Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
We’ve done one draft since these changes, and so far I’m really happy. I think that when we get back to doing 4 person drafts (at our wedding if not sooner!) the changes will be really noticeable.