I just read a comment from Ben on cubedrafting.com that said “the mana base is the most important thing in cube drafting because you’re usually 3 colors”. This struck me because I would say that I am basically never in three colors in the cube. Very occasionally, I get an early Rafiq and I’m in a goofy mood, and I go into a deck with an even split. I would say that is something like 1 in 50 drafts. Once, ever, I played 4 colors. The vast majority of the time, I’m in two colors exactly, and maybe one draft in 10 I splash one or two cards.
Some of that is just personal preference, but I attribute it to experience with the format as well. I’ve seen that when a new person starts drafting the cube, they tend to be a little greedier (or maybe they just don’t commit early enough) and play 3 or more colors. So, what do you guys think? How many colors do you intend to play at the beginning of a draft? What is your typical deck like? To be clear, I’m talking about draft, not sealed. If you often play three or more colors, do you think your cube is geared towards that kind of deck? I have a poll below- let me know if a blatantly reasonable answer is missing.