Quote from AntiPox »It was pretty funny to be honest. Especially just how much Salmo's first comment flew over my head.
Returning to my original query: P1P1 I can't see myself not picking power over pretty much every other cube card (I count Sol Ring and Library as power here). When my deck is more solidified, I can afford to pick up strong cards with superior synergy. I have always assumed that if I proxied power for my cube I'd potentially make P1P1's more linear but later picks a lot more interesting.
For cubers who draft power cubes, has this been your experience?
As much as I gave the examples, I tend to take the power too. So many decks in cube are powerful, so I'd rather have an archetype with power involved vs taking that archetype card p1p1. There are some cards I might take to build around because they're so powerful, but that's not a long list and even then it's a close choice.
That being said, you're not cracking power every p1p1, no matter what type of drafting you're doing. It would be awesome if that were the case because I think powered starts are a lot of fun, it's the main appeal when you play power is to do the 'power plays', but that's not always how it is.
For what its worth, adding conspiracies also increases the percentage of 'power' cards available. I have taken cards like Backup Plan or Power Play along with others p1p1 over moxen and don't question those decisions at all, and I think that the more power when you go in that direction the better. There are a lot of hurdles to adding conspiracies (some people don't like them in practice for a variety of reasons, they don't work online) but they are absolutely on the same level as power, or a decent amount of them are.