Best Fat Pack to Buy???

  • #1
    Hi to everyone
    I want to go back into magic, i havent play magic since Legions (about 10 years :o), and i want to know which fat pack is better, M14 - Dragons Maze - Gatecrash - RTR or wait for Theros? All opinions and advices are apreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!!
    Last edited by mbv-7: 9/9/2013 9:05:41 AM
  • #2
    Best advice is probably: don't buy a Fat Pack. You're better off buying the cards you want or buying packs (which are cheaper individually than as part of a Fat Pack).
  • #3
    Quote from thg
    Best advice is probably: don't buy a Fat Pack. You're better off buying the cards you want or buying packs (which are cheaper individually than as part of a Fat Pack).


    Which of the starting decks packs, do you consider are worth buying?
  • #4
    Buying individual cards is indeed the way to go.
    The only fat packs that are worth it are the zendikar ones (since you get all the lands), for standard they just aren't good value for money.

    There was a pretty good event deck in ravnica iirc, that seems like the best precon if you really want one. Again, getting singles is easily the cheapest way to come back in the game.
  • #5
    Quote from mbv-7
    Which of the starting decks packs, do you consider are worth buying?


    If I were you, I would buy singles to put together a deck that is rotation safe. You should be able to put together a playable deck for half the cost of a fat pack. Just something to get you (re-)started, you'll want to upgrade, switch out in no time (even if rotation wasn't nearly upon us).
  • #6
    Quote from Loxx
    Buying individual cards is indeed the way to go.
    The only fat packs that are worth it are the zendikar ones (since you get all the lands), for standard they just aren't good value for money.

    There was a pretty good event deck in ravnica iirc, that seems like the best precon if you really want one. Again, getting singles is easily the cheapest way to come back in the game.


    I think youre right, buying singles is better im going to have more flexibility at the moment of constructing a deck! Thanks a lot!!!
  • #7
    Quote from thg
    If I were you, I would buy singles to put together a deck that is rotation safe. You should be able to put together a playable deck for half the cost of a fat pack. Just something to get you (re-)started, you'll want to upgrade, switch out in no time (even if rotation wasn't nearly upon us).


    Youre right im going to take ur advise too. i like more flexible decks for the moment, and buying single cards should do it! thanks a lot!
  • #8
    When you are just starting you need the glue cards.

    RTR has a bunch of "glue" rares... Shocklands. Dreadbore, Supreme vedict.. etc.

    Theos is looking like it will be the same. the core of the next block and standard.

    So I'd say.. RTR or Theos none of the others.

    Think about the kind of deck you want to build during this time of year.

    If you can get a whole deck ready, then go online and buy it because cards are at thier cheapest right now...

    However theos cards will be expensive to start, but if you know what you are after you can dodge under hype and pick them up before people realise they are good.

    It it tricky though.

    I have bought exactly 1 fat pack.... I had run out of basic lands. I got a temple garden and a bunch of Voltic rigish cards... you just don't make your money back.
    Standard, Budget:
    UBR URB control.

    Modern, Budget:
    GBW Melria Pod (no fetch)
    R Mono red storm

    Casual:
    RGB Jund Dragons
    UGrand Architech
    WR Tempered steel
    BG wild defiance Infect.

    EDH
    GB Glissa, the traitor
    UWIsperia, Supereme Judge
    UWGDerevi, Empyrial Tactician
  • #9
    If your a player but not a collector, don't bother with fat packs. If your a player who needs deck boxes and want a spin down counter they may be okay.

    If you just want to build a deck cheaply and quickly, Singles are the way to go. If you wanna try and earn money from packs, buy sealed boxes. Get them as close to 90$ or under if possible. Then you can use various methods to figure out which packs have money cards in them, sell the rest of the packs unopened.
    Standard
    :symw::symr:Pyrowhite:symr::symw:
    :symb::symr:Dos Rakis:symr::symb:
    Modern
    :symw::symb::symr:Burn:symr::symb::symw:
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