Innistrad Cube

Innistrad Cube is designed to take advantage of the flavors, mechanics, archetypes, and themes of Innistrad. Drafting the original set was one of my favorite draft experiences, so I tried to replicate that experience in a cube format. When designing the cube, I heavily favored Innistrad cards wherever I could in order to keep the flavor strong. However, I also considered power level when making  decisions as that is also important. 

The cube has about 10-12 supported archetypes which include self-mill (my personal favorite Innistrad archetype), all the tribal strategies (Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies, Spirits, and Humans), and a lot of combinations of "sacrifice" decks. Several of the archetypes branch into 3+ colors which allows cubers the opportunity to try something new next time they draft.

Something absent in this cube is the midrange archetype that occurs when a drafter just picks "goodstuff." While the tools for viable midrange decks are available, just picking strong cards without considering archetypal strategies may lead to a weaker deck. This is a strength of Innistrad Cube as those midrange archetypes are uninspired and make cube formats less interesting.

Most Viable Archetypes:
  Goodstuff (2-3 color)
  Azorius Spirits / Tempo
  Boros Humans / Aggro
  Selesnya Humans / Aggro
  Dimir Zombies
  Izzet Prowess / Tempo
  Rakdos Vampires
  Golgari Creatures
  Gruul Werewolves
  Mardu Aristocrats
  Sultai Dredge

Other Themes:
  Tallowisp Auras
  Pyromancer's Goggles
  God-Phaoroh's Gift
Jan 27 2019  20:39
Seeker of the Way >Tithe Taker
Gnawing Zombie >Priest of Forgotten Gods
Emancipation Angel >Forbidding Spirit
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim >Pitiless Pontiff
Ingenious Skaab >Pteramander
11 Changes
Sep 28 2018  15:57
Phyrexian Delver >Midnight Reaper
Zombie Outlander >Lazav, the Multifarious
Grisly Salvage >Glowspore Shaman
Possessed Skaab >Connive
Dack Fayden >Beacon Bolt
Nyx Weaver >Vraska, Golgari Queen
Jul 9 2018  20:59
World Shaper >Mulch
Elsewhere Flask >Miren, the Moaning Well
Warden of the First Tree >Seal of Strength
6 Changes
Jul 9 2018  20:41
Obzedat's Aid >Renegade Rallier
7 Changes
Jul 9 2018  19:15
Soulsworn Spirit >Erdwal Illuminator
Horribly Awry >Fogwalker
Liliana, Death's Majesty >Beacon of Unrest
6 Changes
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