Board & Card Games Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people who like playing board games, designing board games or modifying the rules of existing board games. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What archetypes are most common/popular to include in powered cubes (preferably size 540)?

share|improve this question

Mono-Red. Aggressive creatures and burn.

White Weenie. Aggressive creatures, cheap removal and equipment.

Mono-Black Aggro. Aggressive creatures, removal and discard.

U/W Control. Counterspells, board wipes, removal, card draw and a few big finishers.

5-Color Control. Like U/W but with more powerful spells and mana-fixing.

Reanimator. Put fatties in the graveyard and then reanimate them cheaply and quickly. This requires some card draw and filtering to go off reliably. This deck often contains removal and permission like a control deck, too.

Ramp. Spend your early turns putting extra lands on the battlefield and playing mana rocks. Then, start dropping fatties before your opponent can.

Storm Combo. Draw through your deck quickly, upping your storm count until you finish your opponent with Grapeshot or Empty the Warrens.

Land Destruction. Play mana rocks early and then cripple your opponent with a spell like Armageddon or Jokulhaups.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.