Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
8, Jul, 21

Forgotten Realms MTG Draft Guide

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Magic: the Gathering’s newest Standard set, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, has released on Magic Arena, and that means we get to draft this incredibly flavorful set. Today, we’ll be giving you the all around guide that you’ll want to have going into your first drafts of the set

Mechanics

There’s a few different mechanics you can draft around in this set, and we’ll break down which cards you’ll want for each one.

Dice Rolling

First off, the dice rolling mechanic is one of the more exciting ones, but adds a lot of variance to your games. You’ll be in blue and red primarily. You definitely want to pick up some support cards that help either push damage, or give you a board presence. [tooltips]Brazen Dwarf[/tooltips] and [tooltips]Feywild Trickster[/tooltips] help out with this a lot. You’ll also want to prioritize getting [tooltips]Pixie Guide[/tooltip] and [tooltips]Barbarian Class[/tooltips] to give your dice rolls advantage. If you can find [tooltips]Delina, Wild Mage[/tooltips] or [tooltips]Farideh Devil’s Chosen[/tooltips] to round out the deck you’ll be in a good spot.

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Venture

Venture is the next mechanic that’s worth drafting around. This is one where you can go a few different colors with it, but we’ve found that blue, white, and green have some of the best cards for the archetype. Finding ways to get into a dungeon consistently are going to be important. Cards such as [tooltips]Dungeon Map[/tooltips] and [tooltips]Secret Door[/tooltips] are great ways to quickly get through a dungeon. If you can hit some pay offs like [tooltips]Cloister Gargoyle[/tooltips], you’ll have some sizeable threats when you get through the dungeon. There’s also some versatile removal like [tooltips]You Find a Cursed Idol[/tooltips] that will also allow you to venture further, and if you can find a few key cards like [tooltips]Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker[/tooltips] or [/tooltips]Nadaar, Selfless Paladin[/tooltips] then you’ll be all set to get your dungeon crawling deck working.

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Treasures

Treasures is a heavy subtheme within this set, and you can find some great cards to synergize with it. You’ll definitely want to pick up all [tooltips]Kalain, Reclusive Painter[/tooltips]s that you can find, as this is your main pay off. Then some common synergies you’ll want to find are [tooltips]Hired Hexblade[/tooltips] and [tooltips]Jaded Sell-Sword[/tooltips]. And you’ll want to round this one out with some token generating cards like [tooltips]Unexpected Windfall[/tooltips] and [/tooltips]Deadly Dispute[/tooltips]. Of note, there’s other token generation cards in other colors as well, so be on the look out for a splash color.

High Priority Cards

Above we have a few high priority cards to pick up in your draft if you’re in the colors. These cards are generally good value propositions, and can fit into many different decks.

What’s your favorite draft archetype that you’ve played so far in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms limited? Let us know in the comments!

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