On today’s Good Morning Magic, Gavin Verhey breaks down which archetypes players should be keeping an eye out for in Double Masters Draft.
According to Verhey, the heavy artifact theme of Double Masters creates two “clusters” in Esper and Jund colors – both of which players should be on the lookout for.
Esper “Artifacts Matter”
This first cluster is all about gaining value through artifact synergies and battlefield presence. Combining a bunch of artifacts with a card like Glaze Fiend help the player get ahead early, while combos like Sanctum Gargoyle and Executioner’s Capsule provide recurring value.
While still heavily artifact-influenced, the Jund cluster leans more on death triggers and sacrifice synergies. Cards like Deathreap Ritual and Morkrut Banshee utilize the power of Morbid, while cards like Kuldotha Flamefiend allow for a more cut and dry ramp strategy.
Beyond these clusters, four other prominent strategies exist in Double Masters Limited as well.
Selesnya Go Wide
Fairly straight forward, the player should aim for cards that generate battlefield presence like Chatter of the Squirrel as well as cards like Angel of Dawn to buff the newly assembled army.
Izzet Cheat Stack
With Double Masters releasing this Friday, what archetypes are you looking forward to drafting the most? Leave us a comment below and let us know!