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Strategic Leveling in Draft (Part 1)

by vandergus

One of the most unique aspects of Solforge, relative to other card games, is the extent to which you can adjust your deck’s strategy on the fly depending on how your opponent is playing. In a typical game you will see most of the cards in your deck in rank 1, and you will choose 7 or 8 of those to play. The cards you choose to level will set the tone for the rest of the game, determining the angles you will use to attack and the stances you will use to defend.

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Raiders Unchained Draft Primer – Umbruk

Dysian Onyxium Umbruk Esperian Byzerak Oratek

by vandergus

Umbruk Overview – Brutal and Relentless

Umbruk is traditionally the home of the most aggressive strategies. Uterra provides large creatures and pump spells for early board control while Tempys brings mobility and burn spells to push damage. But the faction pair also has a couple more tricks up its sleeve in the current format. Let’s take a look at how UT decks take advantage of the different mechanics available in Raiders Unchained.

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Raiders Unchained Draft Primer – Oratek

Dysian Onyxium Umbruk Esperian Byzerak Oratek

by vandergus

Oratek Overview – Explosive and Dynamic

Oratek is a difficult pairing to draft for many players. At a fundamental level, the two factions seem to be at odds with each other. Alloyin is thought of as the late game faction, leveling large unkillable robots while stalling the board with attack reduction effects. Tempys is the hyper aggressive faction, specializing in direct damage and playing oversized bodies to establish an early lead. In the current draft format, Oratek is at the bottom of TIC’s strength ratings, and not many people have argued with the placing. But AT decks can still be good, as long as you are conscious of what type of deck you are trying to build and are picking cards that create a cohesive game plan.

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The Ironmind Company Team Draft #1 – Write-up

Hello! I’m Gard, a representative of The Ironmind Company team. One of the first things I pitched when it was decided content was needed for this site was a team draft. What’s a team draft? Well, traditionally in Magic: The Gathering, a team draft is just a simple draft you do with your team, usually for testing purposes. However, for this draft, all I wanted was just to make some good draft content, and try to get the whole team involved.

This post will detail the rules and operations of how we went about it, then link to each team member’s individual perspective on their draft, and finally post the collection of perspectives. So, you can learn about how we did it, watch a draft by your favorite player (or try out a couple), and/or if you are truly insane (or starved for draft knowledge), you can watch all 8 perspectives.

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