Earlier this week, Ben Stark tweeted out this Twitter poll about AFR Draft:
Of course it varies but what's the ideal number of 2 drop creatures to have in a traditional aggressive draft deck? (Probably like a rw in this format, not like a mono red 15 land, or kaldheim agro which was borderline constructed worthy)
— BenS_MTG (@BenS_MTG) July 17, 2021
I think this is a deceptively complex question, and one I want to explore a bit today in the context of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms draft.
If you know me, you know I love me a two-drop. I could wax poetic for an entire article about why two-drops are great, and how the average player doesn’t draft them highly enough, and how two-drops line up beautifully with how mana development progresses in a game of Magic, but I won’t, that’s (mostly) not what this article is about.