Perfect Draft Format?
Posted on May 16, 2017, 11:02 a.m. by dannecticut
Ever wonder what would happen if you sat down to draft... and opened/got passed absolutely everything you could possibly want for your deck?
40 card constructed deck using only cards legal in the current draft format:
3 Rares/Mythic Rares
11 Commons (This assumes a 23/17 split. This number could maybe be flexible for aggro/control decks that want fewer/more lands.)
Well, just out of curiosity, what about those times when you get passed a rare/mythic? Or what about the times that a pack also has a foil rare? Wouldn't those examples increase the maximum possible number of rares in a draft deck?
May 16, 2017 11:27 a.m.
Yup, assuming a divine miracle and a very large pool of very stupid players, you could have an entire deck of rares/mythics in theory. (8 player draft, all foils rares/mythics, nobody else picks them)
A more theoretically reasonable question would be essentially the same, but Sealed instead of Draft. There it would only be possible to have a maximum of 12 rares/mythics (also assuming Divine Intervention so all your foils are rares/mythics).
May 16, 2017 9:31 p.m.
This sounds statistically improbable to me (wayyy too lazy to actually calculate the probability of a "perfect" sealed pool). Also, we do have the perfect draft format in strictly worse cube.
May 17, 2017 12:01 a.m.
Yeah, of course it's statistically improbable. That's why I said it'd take a divine miracle. But the question was for the result of a "perfect" draft. The whole purpose at that point is to discuss the statistically improbable.
May 17, 2017 2:55 p.m.
Yeah, I was ignoring the cases where you get more/less rares/mythics than you would on average and assumed that everyone in the "draft pool" would "pick" the same number of each for balance purposes. I should not have said "only cards legal in the current draft format" though. Each deck should consist only of cards from a single format, but part of the fun that I'm imagining would be, for example: pitting a really good DTK Silumgar Exploit "draft" deck against a really good THS Azorius Heroic "draft" deck, or M15 Selesnya Convoke, or whatever else. Anyway, just a shot in the dark.
May 18, 2017 6:07 p.m.
After your clarification, I think this seems like an interesting idea!