SpartanNerd…Drafting with Kahns of Tarkir

I have had the chance to draft Kahns of Tarkir twice. Last week, It seems at least two other people were drafting green and black…”Abzan.” Since I was to their right, I got hosed. So no wins.

This week I decided to research a little, and came across the idea to draft five colors, take up the fixing, and make people sweat in pack three. In this way, rares would be passed to me, especially at the end. This was true. I drafted five rares out of three boosters…Unfortunately, you need more than bombs and “build around me” cards. So Raksasha Vizier, while nice, wasn’t as good as he could have been…I only had three other delve cards. I did manage to get some big flyers…Abomination of Gudul, which were excellent. But not good enough.

Kahns of Tarkir continues to be the most challenging limited format of Magic I have played in my three year career. I haven’t had the opportunity to play constructed yet. And it looks like I won’t have the chance until November 1, when it seems there is a BIG BOX TOURNAMENT.

I have been preparing, however. I intend to stick with the plan of playing “junk.” I may splash blue, though…It is good to “cancel” stuff when people pay such high costs. It looks like control strategies have disappeared, without Sphinx’s Rev and Supreme Verdict. Then Mono Black also has been dampened, as predicted.

I ordered some cards off of TCGplayer that haven’t yet arrived. When they do, I will be posting a summary of my new Junk build. I am also considering getting that M15 “Clash Pack.” This item apparently comes with a lot of good cards in my colors…Courser of Kruphix, etc…Maybe I heard wrong? I could research, but I would rather unbox and review.