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Posted on Sept. 9, 2017, 2 a.m. by FizzingCola

Okay, okay, this might be a little too early, but I am excited AF for the Ixalan draft

So spoilers are coming out each and everyday, and based on that, let's discuss:

  • Which tribe's going to be fought over in the table?

  • What tribe would you personally want?

  • Signalling V.S Going for your fav tribe?

  • EXTRA: Value Drafting or Drafting to win?

Shane says... #2

So far I think dinos will be the best. They're just bigger which usually means better in limited. Pirates also look pretty good. They haven't really shown us too much of the Merfolk. And the vamps are ok I guess. Personally I draft to win.

September 9, 2017 3:34 a.m.

FizzingCola says... #3

I agree with the Dinosaur tribe being the strongest, I just hope that the players on my draft don't squabble over it. I'd settle for Dino's or Vamps, depending on what's more open. Merfolk aren't an option for me, but their ramp cards are.

As for the Pirates though, I get the whole alt-con win with treasures, but aside from that, I still need convincing as to how they're better than the XLN Vamps. I'd give them 3rd Prio.

I really do feel bad for the Merfolk but maybe that will change after prerelease.

September 9, 2017 3:39 a.m.

Epochalyptik says... #4

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September 9, 2017 10:41 a.m.

filthyc4sual says... #5

Yeah, so far Merfolk don't seem great. I agree tht dinos will be good, then vamps, then pirates. To be fair though, merfolk are probably the 3rd most powerful tribe ever (behind eldrazi and elves) so maybe it's time for them to not be as good.

September 9, 2017 11:19 a.m.

ROUROU says... #6

Dinosaurs?? We have god damn pirates in the set... Always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate.

September 9, 2017 3:26 p.m.

ROUROU says... #7

filthyc4sual wait what?!? I guess that humans, slivers, goblins, dragons etc. Are not as powerful as merfolks... Damn son!

September 9, 2017 3:52 p.m.

MagicalHacker says... #8

ROUROU, this and this should show you the truth. Dragons are also more powerful than Merfolk in Legacy and Elves less in Modern, but still pretty in line with what filthyc4sual said.

September 9, 2017 8:56 p.m.

filthyc4sual says... #9

Eldrazi, Elves, Merfolk, Goblins, Slivers would be my rankings. But we're getting off topic.

September 9, 2017 11:17 p.m.

filthyc4sual says... #10

Also, honorable mention to cats for this being the internet

September 9, 2017 11:17 p.m.

FizzingCola says... #11

MagicalHacker and filthyc4sual ummm I'm quite new to MTG, so I don't really have a history on Merfolk gameplay, what do they do exactly?

September 10, 2017 1:19 a.m.

ROUROU says... #12

MagicalHacker well, depends on the playgroup and the format. I have played against modern merfolks and they are SICK. In commander though, they are way slower than elves, goblins, dragons etc. They lack a nice leader. No matter what, we have pirates in the set and it is awesome xD

September 10, 2017 1:31 a.m.

MagicalHacker says... #13

FizzingCola, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSJGWT4spx8

ROUROU, agreed! Hopefully Kopala will lead them as well as Ezuri leads elves... :)

September 10, 2017 7:29 a.m.

FizzingCola says... #14

The recent developments are kinda changing my mind, Merflok +1/+1 and evasion in the new set are pretty neat actually. Mix it with green ramp and oh my, a threat.

Great, so much for being 100% Dino-sure...

September 16, 2017 12:21 a.m.

ERoss8 says... #15

Agreeing with the group that dinosaurs are best, followed by vampires and pirates, who are about equal, and merfolk bringing up the rear. I don't think that the gap between all the tribes is too far to make one tribe unplayable, like green in BFZ.

I'm really intrigued by what other fringe archetypes pop up. Especially , because of Varaska. I find it interesting that they didn't have a tribe with her color identify.

September 16, 2017 10:05 p.m.

FizzingCola says... #16

ERoss8 Maybe they'll give her help in Rivals :/

Also, after the release, Merflok don't seem so weak anymore. I'd say in they've stolen the 2nd rank IMO cuz of +1/+1 and evasion. Now I'd say Vamps is the tribe that's 4th in my list.

September 17, 2017 12:49 a.m.

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