Deck Tech: Deck Color Breakdown

Posted in Event Coverage on April 17, 2004

By Craig Jones

With a new set it's always interesting to see which strategies players use, especially in the team format. Here is the breakdown of what color combinations proved popular.

Many thanks to the judging staff for gathering this information during the deck check.

SEALED DECK 1

Gilded Lotus

Mono Black: 35
Mono Blue: 23
Mono Green: 4
Mono Red: 10
Mono White: 19

Black/Blue: 89
Black/Green: 60
Black/Red: 35
Black/White: 26
Blue/Green: 12
Blue/Red: 52
Blue/White: 35
Green/Red: 103
Green/White: 25
Red/White: 106

Other: 5

SEALED DECK 2

Mono Black: 14
Mono Blue: 14
Mono Green: 6
Mono Red: 8
Mono White: 15

Black/Blue: 68
Black/Green: 36
Black/Red: 40
Black/White: 23
Blue/Green: 15
Blue/Red: 36
Blue/White: 22
Green/Red: 64
Green/White: 27
Red/White: 71

Other: 5

From this it can be seen that teams liked to pair red with either green or white with the often affinity abusing blue-black as the third most common color combination.

Tomorrow will provide more interesting as players form strategies over which color combination should be drafted in which seat.

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