Sunday, May 27, 2012

How to draft Avacyn Restored?

Acronym B.R.E.A.D is very useful way to grade cards in limited. Every letter from this acronym symbolize one group of cards. Therefore, B is for Bombs, R is for Removal, E is for Evasion, A is for Advantage,  D is for Dudes. Basing on B.R.E.A.D I have prepared list of commons and uncommons worth drafting in Avacyn Restored. I ignored rares and mythic cards, because these cards are quite easy to evaluate and to point out  the best possible pick.

  • White:  Banishing Stroke, Emancipation Angel, Archangel,  Goldnight Redeemer, Nearheath Pilgrim, Seraph of Dawn, Cloudshift, Defang, Righteous Blow, Moonlight Geist
  • Blue: Fettergeist, Latch Seeker, Tandem Lookout, Vanishment, Nephalia Smuggler Mist Raven, Gryff Vanguard, Ghostly Flicker, Amass the Components, Scrapskin Drake
  • Black: Barter in Blood, Demonic Taskmaster, Evernight Shade, Homicidal Seclusion, Marrow Bats, Blood Artist, Death Wind, Corpse Traders, Searchlight Geist, Soulcage Fiend, Undead Executioner, Ghoulflesh
  • Red: Falkenrath Exterminator, Vigilante Justice, Gang of Devils, Thunderous Wrath, Havengul Vampire, Pillar of Flame, Hanweir Lancer, Thunderbolt, Thatcher Revolt, Mad Prophet
  • Green: Blessing of Nature, Druid's Familiar, Howlgeist, Triumph of Ferocity, Wolfir Avenger, Trusted Forcemage, Joint Assault, Borderland Ranger, Wandering Wolf, Nightshade Peddler

The best creature and non-creature uncommon card from every color are bolded.
Good luck in drafts!


  1. Actually, A is for Ability and D is for Dirt... But I suppose it works like this too.

  2. As far as I checked in the internet right now, there are 3 parts in common in every B.R.E.A.D. These are letters B,R,E
    However, A.D. lettters in every analysis are interpreted differently. For instance, this might be attack, defenders, average, duds, aggro, dregs. But generally the intention of B.R.E.A.D stays the same.