Keep or Mulligan #2

Keep or Mulligan #2: Level up Your Game

Knowing which hands to keep is one of the most important skills in Magic and PVDDR is going to help you level up your mulligan game! Navigate through 5 close hands with him to learn what you should be looking for in an opener and how this minor decision can drastically shift the course of a game!

Today, we’re going to do a Keep and Mulligan Quiz. The way this works is I present you with a situation and the context, and you need to decide on whether you’d keep or mulligan the hand. The first article in the series can be found below (free to access to all readers):

Keep or Mulligan #1

I’ve left some space between questions and the answers so you can then read my answer and compare it to yours.

Scenarios

Hand #1:

You’re playing Jund Food in Explorer. You are on the draw against an unknown opponent. Your deck has 25 lands total, 15 of which add Green mana. Your hand is:

Hand #2:

You’re playing Historic Humans against Rakdos Arcanist. It’s Game 1 and you’re on the play. Your hand is:

Hand #3:

You’re playing Esper Midrange in Standard. It’s Game 1 and you’re on the play versus an unknown opponent. Your hand is:

Hand #4:

You’re playing Golgari Food in Historic against Izzet Phoenix. It’s Game 1 and you’re on the draw. Your hand is:

Hand #5

You’re playing Mono-Blue Spirits in Explorer. You’re on the draw against a...


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PVDDR

Paulo Vitor "PVDDR" Damo da Rosa has been a professional Magic: the Gathering player and writer for over 20 years. He was Player of the Year in 2017, World Champion in 2020, and is tied for most Top Finishes in history with 17. He will play whichever decks he thinks are the best, but his favorite style is aggro-control. Other than Magic, PV is also a fan of watching TV shows, reading fantasy novels and playing several other games such as Bridge, LoL, TFT, Storybook Brawl, Baldur's Gate 2 and Diablo 2.

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