Happy Monday MTG peeps,
With Modern Masters 2015 release weekend simultaneously taking place soon on 28th to 31st May in large Grand Prix tournaments in Las Vegas, Chiba, Japan and Utrecht as well as your favourite local gaming store (like ours - OMG! Games here in Barrie, Ontario), one should start preparing now for this. Try out a sealed pool generator to train yerself up - info below.
The overwhelming format of choice for these events are Modern Masters 2015 Sealed in which you will receive 6 packs of Modern Masters, make a 40 card deck out of them and then battle. There are a lot of other variants and we've even heard of a store that will add one more sealed pack that you can use in your build with each match one (we of course can't find where we've seen it now). Anywhoos, here are some tips - VERY GENERALLY SPEAKING -
MANA : Depending upon your pool, have 22 to 23 spells with 17 to 18 lands.
MANA COLOUR : Typically two-coloured builds are the norm with one-colour and three-colour being sometimes rarely possible if your pool is good. If you go 4 or 5 colours, you are crazy or more brave than us.
BOMB : Have at least one or two bombs which have the potential to win you the game.
CURVE : Try to keep 5+ Converted Mana Cost (CMC) to no more than 4 or 5 with the remainder gradually increasing to 2 CMC. Avoid 1-drop creatures without an ability unless it is required for acceleration, combat tricks, or removal.
SNEAKING DAMAGE : If you have evasion on your creature (flying / unblockable) this would typically make the cut. Similarly, if you have a cheap spell that does this, give it consideration.
REMOVAL : Unless you have a cinch of cool first striking deathtouch creature (or similar creature-based pseudo-removal) you should pack at a handful of removal spells.
We suggest you pop on over to the mothersite here and here to get proper tips on sealed play. For now, here is a sealed pool generator developed by our buddy Cam and the six packs we cracked -
Just the 'juice' from the next 5 packs