Guilds of Ravnica is not a very good limited set due to its few playable archetypes and underdeveloped card interactions. Welcome, Guest! Since this set is astonishingly absent of cards dedicated to filling your graveyard, we have to be creative about getting creatures in there without losing value. Inspiring Unicorn. Aww man thank you so much for saying that, I really appreciate it! Tapping down two blockers can allow your small creatures to get through for a turn (or allow your fatties through without dying), and getting a 3/3 vigilance out of the deal is nice. Vraska is an outstanding planeswalker, and similar to Ral she is difficult to remove (usually ending her first turn with 6 loyalty). But Niv-Mizzet and Ral really exemplify what Izzet is trying to do – draw cards and deal damage with instant/sorcery synergy. ... Magic: The Gathering - Guilds of Ravnica Price Guide ... Magic: The Gathering and its respective properties are copyright Wizards of the Coast. - Both Izzet and Golgari can still be built into strong decks that can absolutely go off and win games, but their mechanics are so situational that consistency is a problem. 1 Cards 2 Release Date 3 Themes & Mechanics 4 Alternate Card Art 5 Trailer 6 Preview Artwork 7 References A list of cards can be found here, a card gallery here. List of Guilds An expansion set in Magic: The Gathering is a pool of cards released together and designed for play in the same environment. While I have opened Chamber Sentry p1p1 and built some decent 4-5 color ‘good stuff’ decks, I wouldn’t exactly consider that an archetype. Plan B is deathtouch creatures like Hired Poisoner or Pitiless Gorgon. This archetype is very good at casting many instants and sorceries and Mystic is the best payoff for that (besides Niv-Mizzet). Healer's Hawk. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The graphical information presented on this site about Magic: The Gathering, including token card images, set and mana symbols, and token card text, is copyright Wizards of the Coast, LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. It is rare that you get aggressive enough with this archetype to draw cards with Darkblade Agent, but it still isn’t a bad pick by any means. Jump-start is a cool mechanic but it requires long games to cash in on all of its value. See cards from the most recent sets and discover what players just like you are saying about them. Boros is ridiculously consistent and doesn’t require many rares/uncommons to go off. Conclave Tribunal is one of the few noncreature spells that you should absolutely reach on in this archetype, and the Inspiring Unicorn is better here than in Boros. One final note is no 2-drop creatures made my list of commons. [Sign Up], All original content herein is Copyright 2020 TCGplayer, Inc.® is a trademark of TCGplayer, Inc. The issue with Izzet is its cards are very dependent on one another, and it necessitates a deck that has a fairly equal creature to spell ratio. MTG Arena Zone © 2020. I think the most powerful is Murmuring Mystic. However, it once again feels like wizards just missed a few beats when flushing out each guild. No portion of this website may be used without expressed written consent. Rosemane Centaur is the MVP common for Selesnya. So, while I think this archetype is certainly playable and capable of complete blow out games, the consistency issue is a real sticking point for me. Choose your product line and set, and find exactly what you're looking for. Now, let’s look at some of the key features of the format: Next, I will be breaking down the guilds. In limited it can be very difficult to pull off decks that don’t have many creatures. Not bad all around! Guilds of Ravnica is returning to Ranked Draft on Magic Arena, so I think it is a good time to take a fresh look at the format. You will often be leaving mana open on your opponents turn to tap, counter, kill, and/or draw, so Insight is a great tool to have available. If you want to check those out I will be streaming some of them at Even if we have 6-7 noncreatures in the deck, paying a tax on them is well worth a 4 mana 6/6. While they fixed this in the sister set Ravnica Allegiance with solid three-color combinations and gate-themed decks, Guilds of Ravnica completely lacks these features. Thanks for all you do. Early on it can leech some life from your opponent, and then act like a Llanowar Elf later via convoke. The ‘Tier 2’ guilds can certainly be strong with the right cards and synergy, but on average they are noticably worse than the Tier 1 guilds.