Results for tag: pyromancer ascension
Posted by: BigK42 on Jul 21, 2010 at 07:33:35 PM
One of the best ways to fine tune your deck and improve you play is to have a good understanding of the probabilities involved with your deck. This is the first of a series of articles intended to explore some of the probabilites involved in Mtg.
1. I want to see a card in my opening hand. What is the probability of drawing it?
This question can be important if you run a deck that relies heavily on one card in order to win, or if it's better to have a card in your opening hand. This matters to decks running [c]Pyromancer Ascension[/c] or [c]Leyline of Anticipation[/c], for instance.
The answer depends on how many copies of the card you're running. Assuming you play a full play set (4 copies), the chances of drawing at least 1 in your openeing hand are approximately 40%.
Posted by: BigK42 on Apr 29, 2010 at 03:12:39 PM
All 2 of my viewers (I'm guessing here) will surely be interested in the decks I'm currently tooling around with!
First off, my natural colors are grixis. Left to my own, I gravitate naturally to some combination of blue and black, but often can't resist the temptation to go red for burn. The only thing I like better than frying creatures with a timely [c]Lightning Bolt[/c] is bouncing and then countering them. But since we're not allowed to do that in standard (at least not at a competitive cost), burn is the new face of control.
I'm a returning player to magic. The last time I played was when I drafted Mirrodin (yeah, it's been awhile). But deck-building is like riding a bicycle. It all comes back. I'm a bit of a johny, but I evaluate cards with an eye to cost/benefit....