Invasion Block Sealed Deck

Beyond Dominia: The Limited Magic Mill: Invasion Block Sealed Deck

By pseudosoldier on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 01:57 pm:

From what I've seen/read, all the standard rules tend to apply: creatures are vital, creature kill is vital, and tricks are very useful. Stick to 40 cards. Things like that.
I've also gleaned that 2 colors with a splash would be best, but that these three colors can pretty much run the full gamut. You're either in an arc (i.e. B/U/W) or a wedge (i.e. B/W/R).
Is there any other general advice that could be given? Opinions on strongest color combinations (like when it was Invasion only, U/B/R was a good thing to look at first)? Or is it all just bomb-dependent now?

By Nevyn, the Village Idiot (Nevyn) on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 02:43 pm:

Thats not particularly helpful. The first sentence is a general strategy for sealed which has always been true, and there are no 3 colour combos which are neither an arc nor a wedge.

Bombs will usually determine one's strongest colour combination, however, white and blue have very deep cardpools in both invasion and planeshift, and work great with red in apocalypse. This also lets you play your planeshift power red cards (burst , flametongue) as well.

By pseudosoldier on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 01:48 pm:

Right, it's not particularly helpful. That's why I was asking for *HELP*, Nevyn, the Aptly Named.
Thanks for the opinion on R/W/U, tho.

By Nevyn, the Village Idiot (Nevyn) on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 02:14 pm:

I didn't see a request for help there. I saw a few generalizations followed by a request for more. If you provide a sample card pool it will be easier for people to take you through their colour choosing and evaluation process, but there really are no hard and fast rules for what to play in Invasion limited.

By pseudosoldier on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 04:41 pm:

So, advice/opinions != help in your opinion. In my particular case, the sample card pool will be whatever I pull this coming Friday. I was just looking for general help in this format; I didn't find much on the internet, and came here, knowing the reputation of the other mills, especially Type 1.
I'll stop wasting your time, then.

By Nevyn, the Village Idiot (Nevyn) on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 - 10:09 am:

Hey, take it easy. Take a minute and read your original post. If you said something like "I have a team sealed deck tourney in a week and need some advice/ideas on building", you would probably have gotten a lot more responses. My take when i saw your original posting was that it looked like you were trying to compile your own list of advice for invasion sealed and just checking if you missed anything.

Anyway, the best advice I can give you is to practice. Try going to and visiting their sealed deck generator. The print runs aren't perfect, but it will help you practise building decks.

Other than that, because all the gold cards tend to constantly confuse the issue, it is a good idea to begin by evaluating each colour combination by counting the cards which WANT you to play that colour (or are good or great in a colour combination, and not nearly as good without it. This would include both gold cards and cards like benalish heralds. This will give you an idea what your deepest allied and enemy colour combinations are. Other than that, make sure that your colour choice has a good removal base. Good Luck, and sorry again about the misunderstanding.

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