Leaden Myr seems like the best black card in this pack but I’ve found that I always take mana Myr earlier than other people do. So I decided not to take mana Myr with early picks this time.
With Leaden Myr out of the equation I had to choose between Bloodshot Trainee and Ghalma’s Warden. I think Bloodshot Trainee is a really good threat and given that it’s so early in the draft I have a good chance to pick up some equipment that gives plus two.
I don’t like to draft B/W but I didn’t get a good signal for black and Revoke Existence is a pretty good card to get third.
This pack showed me that white was open. If I had taken Instill Infection I could’ve sent a signal saying “I’m playing black.” But my last three picks suggest that white is likely to be much better than black.
Yes I was right no more black cards here. Riddlesmith is the best card in the pack but I want to keep picking white cards.
This Wall is really good in control decks.
What a nice gift! At this point I was aiming at a mono-white artifact deck.
Combos nicely with my Glint Hawk.
Abuna Acolyte is a good card. Sometimes it does nothing but at the very least it’s a good sideboard card against poison decks.
This was tough pick. Maybe I should’ve taken the Perilous Myr?
I need to make sure that I end up with enough artifacts if I want to take advantage of metalcraft – and the Spellbombs are pretty good no matter what.
Wow! What a great pack. I spent a lot of time thinking about this pick but I ultimately went with the Hippogriff over the Arrest.
I went for Infiltration Lens because I still felt like I needed more equipment for Kemba. However I should’ve realized that I only had two black cards. It’s likely that I should’ve taken one of the really good blue cards in the pack like Trinket Mage or Darkslick Drake.
It makes my Hippogriff better. And I read the coverage of GP Nashville so I wanted to search for Mindslaver or some other good artifact with this 🙂 (if I could get them in the future). By the way congratulations Gerry!
What a great card to pick up tenth!
This wasn’t an exciting pack but the Spellbomb is solid in my deck.
It combos with my Necrogen Censers and Magnet. It’s also nice to hate-draft this from poison decks.
Sure I’ll take it this time.
I already had enough cards so it was natural to cut such a bomb.
1 Vault Skyward
1 Volition Reins
1 Bloodshot Trainee
1 Wing Puncture
2 Psychic Miasma
2 Abuna Acolyte
1 Salvage Scout
1 Fulgent Distraction
1 Echo Circlet
1 Razorfield Thresher
1 Infiltration Lens
1 Vulshok Heartstoker
1 Ghalma’s Warden
1 Kemba Kha Regent
1 Dross Hopper
1 Assault Strobe
1 Sylvok Lifestaff
Round 1 GB Poison
I started with Origin Spellbomb Abuna Acolyte and Ghalma’s Warden. These shut down all of his stuff. Then I played a ton of artifacts and Kuldotha
Forgemaster. It wasn’t long before the game was over.
Round 2 WB Metalcraft
I kept Origin Spellbomb Glint Hawk Necrogen Censer and four lands. I drew six more lands and Tumble Magnet. He had a Revoke Existence for my Tumble
Magnet so I could do nothing to stop his Rusted Relic and Auriok Sunchaser.
I kept a risky hand. My opening seven contained two Necrogen Censers Skinrender Hippogriff Kuldotha Forgemaster and two Plains. Because I had three
Origin Spellbombs in my deck I figured I’d be able to draw out of it.
I eventually drew a third Plains while my opponent played Myrsmith Bladed Pinions and Ghalma’s Warden. I drew a Swamp but I could only play Tumble
Magnet which was exiled by Revoke Existence. He played Rusted Relic but I drew a second Swamp the next turn. My Skinrender caught his Relic and my
Kuldotha Forgemaster stopped all his creatures without flying.
This gave me enough time to activate Kuldotha Forgemaster’s ability. I wanted to search up my second Magnet with it. But unfortunately I drew
the last Magnet in my deck when I sacrificed Origin Spellbomb to Kuldotha Forgemaster.
My plan had been to tap his Ghalma’s Warden (that was equipped with Bladed Pinion) with my Magnet and get enough life to get back in the game by
casting Hippogriff. But I drew the Magnet so I searched for Wall of Tanglecord instead.
I’m sure I should’ve mulliganed that hand. I need to concentrate more and practice more.
I just want to say I’m really sorry for my miserable plays. It would make me very happy if you get something worthwhile from my articles and I
promise that I’ll concentrate more when I’m doing my future drafts.
Until next week.