FREE MTGO Vintage Cube - Tips and Analysis
Today, I present some tips and tricks to play well on MTGO's Free Vintage Cube.
Only accounts created before December 15 received that token.
How to use this token and what is Vintage Cube?
oncein an event called Vintage Cube in the "Limited" tab, which is nothing more than a Draft, but with a list of pre-selected cards, hence the name Cube.
"Phantom"type, that is, everything you open in the boosters will only be valid in this event, not being added to your collection. After entering the event, drafting and building your deck, you will be able to play 3 games, earning you this award:
Current prizes:3 Wins = 150 Play Points + 1 Treasure Chest + 2 Qualifier Points + 1 Friendly trophy 2 Wins = 100 Play Points 1 Wins = 50 Play Points 0 Wins = The experience of playing cards you don't see every once in a while. Stay tuned, as the Vintage Cube event where this token will be valid will only be available from December 22, 2021 until January 12, 2022. After this period, the tokens will be removed from accounts that do not use it. I'll talk a little more about the Vintage Cube later, but without going into depth on Draft concepts per se; for that, I recommend this article by Migucheras, which explores very well how to do well in a draft, such as evaluate the cards, among other topics.
Breathe the Cube, Be the Cube
Cube composition:76 - Blue 70 - Land 69 - Black 69 - Red 68 - White 68 - Green 67 - Colorless 5 - Simic 5 - Dimir 5 - Rakdos 5 - Gruul 5 - Selesnya 5 - Azorius 5 - Boros 5 - Golgari 5 - Izzet 4 - Orzhov 4 - Multicolor (3+ colors) Starting by the color distribution, we can see there are few multicolored cards, and the most predominant colors are Blue & Black.
The Top 10 cards
Key Support Cards
Mana value 0= 96
Mana value 1= 69
Mana value 2= 107
Mana value 3= 101
Mana value 4= 64
Mana value 5= 49
Mana value 6= 25
Mana value 7= 9
Mana value 8= 11
Mana value 9= 2
Mana value 10= 3
Mana value 11= 1
Mana value 12= 1
Mana value 13= 1
Mana value 15= 1 After this information and remembering how we have mana stones available, it is to be expected that matches develop fast, and for that, a good manabase should not be ignored. As with broken cards, sometimes you need to invest in getting dual lands early on so that your strategies, depending on the deck, don't bump into color combinations.
Dual Lands:Of course, you'll prefer an old dual to a shockland, but both are efficient to bring with fetchlands, and that makes a considerable difference to the game:
Fetchlands:As in every high-level format, fetchlands appear as a mana adjustment in addition to your deck, while removing the possibility of drawing unnecessary lands in the late game. At Vintage Cube, we have all ten available:
Other mana base picks:Duals and fethclands can make your deck play out more easily and fluidly, a solid and consistent mana base can be a game differential, while using more specific lands like fastlands, or checklands, can slow you down. Therefore, it is important to be careful and only use them if there are no other alternatives. Of course, cards like Mutavault, Prismatic Vista, Library of Alexandria, Celestial Colonnade, Den of the Bugbear, and Urza's Saga have their value, but care should be taken when choosing them. Another nice point is that all 10 Signets are in this cube too, and might be a good choice to run 1 to 2 in your base mana: