Color Combination 2... or 3

  • #1
    Hi, I saw a previous thread on the names of the different color combinations, but are the names official?

    We know that blue-red-black is grixis, but what about .. black-green-white?

    can we get an official name for our different combinations from a credible person?

    if such thing exists, then link plz!!! Smile

    thanks!
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  • #2
    Allied tri-colors:

    GWU: Bant
    WUB: Esper
    UBR: Grixis
    BRG: Jund
    RGW: Naya

    Enemy tri-colors:
    (No names as of yet.)

    Allied bi-colors:

    WU: Azorius
    UB: Dimir
    BR: Rakdos
    RG: Gruul
    GW: Selesnya

    Enemy bi-colors:

    WB: Orzhov
    UR: Izzet
    BG: Golgari
    RW: Boros
    GU: Simic
  • #3
    The names are official... sorta. When Ravnica came out, each of the possible 2-color combinations was associated with a Guild [U/B was House Dimir, U/R was the Izzet League, G/W was the Selesnya Conclave, etc], and people commonly use those abbreviations to this day, calling a R/W deck "Boros".

    There were also shards in Alara; three-color combinations like Grixis [B/U/R], Bant [W/U/G], Naya [W/R/G], etc. As far as I know, there's no such 'nickname' for the enemy-wedges such as WUR, or GUB.
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  • #4
    'course, you could always use the planar chaos wedge dragon cycle.
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  • #5
    ok, so enemy tri colors do not exist..

    well, maybe magic will bring us to another shards-like block Grin that would be fun. this current colorless block is annoying.

    (i'm sure that statement can be met with fierce resistance lol)
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  • #6
    The closest thing we have to official names for the wedge colors are the Apocalypse clans (not very commonly used) or the Planar Chaos dragons (more common in EDH/commander).
  • #7
    Quote from Hoodoo
    The names are official... sorta. When Ravnica came out, each of the possible 2-color combinations was associated with a Guild [U/B was House Dimir, U/R was the Izzet League, G/W was the Selesnya Conclave, etc], and people commonly use those abbreviations to this day, calling a R/W deck "Boros".

    There were also shards in Alara; three-color combinations like Grixis [B/U/R], Bant [W/U/G], Naya [W/R/G], etc. As far as I know, there's no such 'nickname' for the enemy-wedges such as WUR, or GUB.

    Quote from Random-Man
    ok, so enemy tri colors do not exist..

    Actually, the Apocalypse set had factions in the enemy tri-color combintations, but their names didn't really catch on the way the Shards did because they weren't used very much in the set (I think each appeared on three cards). For the record, they are:
    WBG - Necra
    URW - Raka
    BGU - Ana
    RWB - Dega
    GUR - Ceta
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  • #8
    There are no official names for color combinations. All of these are unofficial. Unless of course by "official" you mean "understood amongst most players". That's what I mean by "unofficial" though. To me "official" would be like if Wizards said "all decks featuring R and G cards, but no other colors, are recognized as Gruul decks."
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  • #9
    Like others have already said, there is nothing offical on the "Wedge" colors yet (This could change in the next few months when the Commander Decks are released.) But my playgroup has made names for them ourselves...

    WBG - Rock
    URW - American
    BGU - BUG
    RWB - Nazi
    GUR - RUG

    IE. Numot, the Devastator is the "American Dragon" & Oros, the Avenger is the "Nazi Dragon". seriously look at Oros' ability he's a Nazi.:D
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  • #10
    Not all of the names have really caught on though. I assume because of the power level/coolness of their associated guild or because they didn't spawn a popular or potent deck at the time, the name just never stuck.

    For example Red/White aggro is always called "Boros". That one has definitely caught on with the community. However I have never (since Ravnica rotated out) heard anyone say they were playing an "Azorius" or "Selesnya" deck even though Blue/White and Green/White decks tends to crop up fairly regularly.
  • #11
    Quote from Lord Il Palazzo
    Actually, the Apocalypse set had factions in the enemy tri-color combintations, but their names didn't really catch on the way the Shards did because they weren't used very much in the set (I think each appeared on three cards). For the record, they are:
    WBG - Necra
    URW - Raka
    BGU - Ana
    RWB - Dega
    GUR - Ceta


    Nice. I'm glad someone brought that up. But meh, beaten. Rolleyes

    I usually don't remember those too well, so when in doubt, I usually just go with the names of the wedge colored PC dragons.

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