Xianlu: Draft Archetypes
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Some lists are incomplete. The cards listed here are by no means a complete list of cards suited for the archetype, but just here to give you idea as to what the decks are going for.
Uses cheap flying beaters in conjunction with Seal in order to outtempo the opponent.
Uses Talismans early on to muck up the ground, then plays big removal/draw spells.
Aggressive deck that uses tricks primarily to remove blockers. Monstrous cards help provide reach late-game.
Typical ramp deck with monstrous creatures. Subtheme of +1/+1 counters.
Voltron deck focusing on passing down keywords with Bequeath. Subtheme of +1/+1 counters.
Sticky deck that constantly recurs or protects key cards that other creatures have Bequeathed abilities onto.
Typical value deck. Combines all three major mechanics - Bequeath, Reflex, and Monstrous - for a flexible midrange or control deck that stalls until they can outvalue the opponent at around 5-7 mana.
Deck focusing on Spirit tribal. Evasive and defensive creatures that can go-wide lategame.
Tempo/Combo deck that focuses on chaining spells with sequence together.
Aggressive deck that uses a number of combat tricks in order to burst the enemy or win combat.