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Which Guild do you think is the strongest?
Rakdos
21%
 21%  [ 5 ]
Golgari
17%
 17%  [ 4 ]
Selesnya
21%
 21%  [ 5 ]
Azorius
30%
 30%  [ 7 ]
Izzet
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 23

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mchosa



Joined: 11 Aug 2009
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: RtR Prerelease Reply with quote

Well im torn between playing Rakdos and Izzet... Curious what the rest of magic-league will be playing this weekend.

Which Guild do you think is the strongest?
Discuss.
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magicman85



Joined: 22 Aug 2009
Posts: 555

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Selesnya is the best deck
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Halldir



Joined: 08 Jan 2008
Posts: 221

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im going for golgari... both green and black has nice cards and multi/guild are also good
you have small creatures, big creatures, removal + engine how to make small creatures big... what else you need?Smile
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EMA



Joined: 15 Feb 2007
Posts: 189

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GG this time wotc, the guilds all look very balanced.

I dislike green in this set so no Golgari and Selesnya.

Rakdos has the worst Promo but some of the best commons.

Izzet has the worst commons but the best promo.

Azorius has average commons and the second best promo.

I'm kind of torn between Izzet (which has the best "bombiness" potential) and Azorius which looks like the "safe" pick.

Well I read that many pros will pick Azorius, so I guess I'll trust them hoping they didn't level us all Very Happy.
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GunsAndDope



Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 261

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Azorious is the guild to go with. UW Fliers will be big.

That being said, that's the obvious one to go with, so I'd pick either Golgari or Selesnya, whichever has the most reach.

And btw, Rakdos has the best promo.
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LuckyDucky



Joined: 14 Jan 2012
Posts: 165

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GunsAndDope wrote:
Azorious is the guild to go with. UW Fliers will be big.

That being said, that's the obvious one to go with, so I'd pick either Golgari or Selesnya, whichever has the most reach.

And btw, Rakdos has the best promo.


This!

Azorious fliers is huge and has some good enchantments, not to mention lots of detain on creatures.

So far in $draft4you drafting, I've gone rakdos once, selesnya a million times, and azorius 3 times. I've been successful with rakdos and azorius but never selesnya
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sc4rs



Joined: 23 Mar 2006
Posts: 859

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Izzet is really, really good, but like EMA said its commons are sometimes kind of rough.
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GreenBear



Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 898

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If everyone who is good is going azorius, I would probably examine the spoiler for which guild hoses the good azorius cards best:)
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GunsAndDope



Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 261

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're playing at a store where the average magic skill level is FNM-level, then I'd definitely pick Azorious. If you're at a place where the people are all really good, then probably golgari.
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LuckyDucky



Joined: 14 Jan 2012
Posts: 165

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sc4rs wrote:
Izzet is really, really good, but like EMA said its commons are sometimes kind of rough.


I feel like every time I try to go izzet, I can't get enough good cards to make a deck.
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StarWolf



Joined: 28 Jul 2011
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stucco wrote:
To win? Go Azorius

To have fun? Go Rakdos.

To hopefully pull an awesome card? Go Golgari and hope for Vraska.


Vraska won't be in any of the prerelease packs, although the golgari guild packs will still have more value rares probably.

I don't think the difference between the power level of the guilds is that huge that having ONE pack of cards from a guild will determine whether you win or lose. That being said I agree with the person who said that azorius is the best guild for fnm skill-level tournaments.
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GunsAndDope



Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 261

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vraska is a really bad card that will not see serious competitive play unless in some manner of super-friends deck.
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EMA



Joined: 15 Feb 2007
Posts: 189

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked Azorius, didn't top 8 courtesy of F**** Hexproof Rhino + scavenge/random enchant creature. Rolling Eyes
Geez I hate hexproof so much, btw changed my mind regarding green, that guy is just brutal at common...
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mchosa



Joined: 11 Aug 2009
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

top 4 was:
Azorius
Azorius
Azorius
Rakdos

i took 2nd with Azorius splash G, lost to pure azorius
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[paradox]



Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played 3 prereleases this weekend one friday at midnight, one saturday at noon and one sunday at noon. here are some of the results and my personal opinion.

1st prerelease (160+ players)-

my choice - Azorius
my result - Top 8
swiss record - 6-1-1

top 8 decks (that i know of, i left after i lost and only looked at the decks around me) -
1 Izzet
2 azorius
1 selesnya (maybe 2)
1 rakdos

2nd prerelease (50ish players)-

my choice - Selesnya
my result - Top 4 split
swiss record - 5-1

Top 4 decks -
2 selesnya
1 azorius
1 golgari (this guy chose golgari but actually ended up playing bant)

3rd prerelease (25-30 players)

my choice - Izzet (just because it's favorite guild flavor wise)
my result - top 4 split
swiss record - 3-1-1 (only loss was a concession to a friend because i was a lock at 3-0)

Top 4 decks -
2 izzet
2 azorius


From what i have seen and what i have played this is my list for best guilds -

1. azorius (good promo good rares, good unc/com)
2. selesnya (decent promo Populate is a huge blowout and solid com/unc)
3. rakdos (good promo very aggressive and with a good pool can smash just about any slower deck)
4. izzet (best promo and a pretty aggressive curve but just ok com/unc)
5. golgari (ok promo ok com/unc good ev from guild pack rares but seems to fold to good selesnya and azorius decks)
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