[Magic Mondays] Unboxing: Dark Ascension

MY co,umn about Magic: The GahteringBought a box of Dark Ascension (DKA) over the weekend. Both because I wanted to buy a box and open 36 packs in one go and because I wanted to bolster the Standard pool Rei and I are building decks from. Wish that I could have gotten an M13 (or Avacyn Restored) box, but there was a huge turn out for FNM at Comics and Gaming and five boxes fell to drafting.

Anyway, I just wanted to pass along the color and card distributions, along with a few cards I found interesting, and post the current draft of my Green White Primadox Bounce Deck.

Number Distribution

Got 507 non-basic land cards. Most Common Card in the Box: Burden of Guilt, I got 8. Oddly, there were 7 cards that had 7 copies. 19 Cards had 6 copies. 26 cards had 5 copies. 10 cards had 4 copies. 33 cards had 3 copies. 16 cards had 2 copies. I only got one copy of 36 cards. Of the 158 in the set, I’m only missing 11.

Color Distribution

Of the 507 copies opened, Red was the most common with 94. Green and White tied for second, followed by Blue, then Black. There were more Artifacts than Gold cards, same with Lands, making Gold the least common color in the box I opened. It should be noted however that three of those Golds are Mythic Rares.

Rarity Distriburtion

No surprises here, but its cool to see the break down.

Cards of Note

Or…cards that I want to build decks with.

These two will work well with what I’ve gotten in M13, specifically Nocturnus. I just wish Orzhov’s White/Black awesomeness was in Return to Ravnica and not Gatecrash. Ah well, January’s not all that far away and for now a splash of white should be easy. Likely though, I won’t mess with this deck until then. I’ve got plenty to play with between Stuffy and the deck I’m showing off this week.

Oh my… After I pulled Talrand in my draft, a White Blue rush desk might be in the cards. Too bad I don’t have the Delvers or Geist of Saint Trafts to really make it work. Would be super fun in EDH.

Can’t say more than Holy Hell. My inner Timmy is absolutely floored by these two. They’re possibilities for my Primadox Bounce just so I have some extra muscle.

Speaking of my Primadox Bounce…

Current listing:
  • Lands
  • 8 Plains
  • 9 Forest
  • 2 Razorverge Thicket
  • 2 Sunpetal Grove
  • Creatures
  • 3 Avacyn’s Pilgrim
  • 3 Llanowar Elves
  • 4 Bond Beetles
  • 4 Elvish Visionary
  • 2 Elite Inquisitor
  • 3 Roaring Primadox
  • 1 Goldnight Commander
  • 1 Thragtusk
  • Acidic Slime
  • 2 Herald of War
  • 2 Serra Angel
  • Sorceries
  • 4 Lead the Stampede
  • Enchantments
  • 4 Rancor
  • 4 Pacify
  • Artifacts
  • 1 Akroma’s Memorial
  • Sideboard:
  • 1 Restoration Angel
  • 2 Kemba’s Skyguard
  • 2 Dismemeber
  • 4 Oblivion Ring
  • 3 War Priest of Thune
  • 3 Cloudshift

I’ve got some wiggle room to tweak on still before Escapist Expo, but I like the cut of this deck’s jib. Green White Aggro has always been one of my favorite standbys. Right now it plays well against Rei’s RG Were-Aggro, but that might just be me out-ramping her. I need to find someone who’s playing Delver or Birthing Pod and see how I do.

Anyway, catch ya’ll Wednesday!


About Trevor Gulley

Trevor Gulley is a writer, cartoonist, and gamer. He works full time in the IT industry and judges Magic most weekends.

Posted on 08/20/2012, in Gaming, Magic Mondays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yeah…I gotta get the ramp up somehow…

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