When I draft exalted I take exalted guys (except for Guardians of Akrasa) over almost any creature.
In an exalted deck Excommunicate is a worthy piece of removal.
I won’t play any of those cards so I take the card I really don’t want to face.
Lord knows I am not a huge fan of counterdrafting… anything for my deck please?
This was a pretty interesting pick… I might play one Island to search out with my two Landcyclers.
Excellent in an exalted deck and globally much better than it seems.
Good news! The very end of the draft is surprisingly making my deck look decent.
2 Akrasan Squire
1 Aven Squire
2 Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
1 Valeron Outlander
1 Matca Rioters
1 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Court Archers
1 Aven Trailblazer
1 Giltspire Avenger
1 Welking Guide
2 Rhox Bodyguard
1 Bloodpyre Elemental
1 Bull Cerodon
1 Lapse of Certainty
1 Resounding Thunder
2 Gleam of Resistance
That draft was very difficult. An exalted deck should have a stong WG base and splash for either red or blue. Here it was pretty obvious White exalted was opened but Green cards didn’t show up until pack 3.
I usually play Sangrite Surge in this kind of deck but I already have to many expensive cards. I decided to run the Island and the Avenger because it doesn’t cost me much and it makes Nacatl Rioters better.
ROUND 1: Naya (Limited rating: 1743)
As I am short of fixers I chose to play 7 Plains which is not enough (I need to run 8 or 9) in order to give me better chance to draw all my colors. However when I don’t draw my Plains I have to take a mulligan almost automatically. In game 1 I have to take a mulligan and then don’t draw my White until turn 3. This sounds reasonnable of course but when you play exalted you need to have very regular draws. If possible you even have to play two colors. As a consequence the two turns I lost were just two much and it cost me game 1. In game 2 and 3 I drew my mana just fine and won without much trouble. When you play exalted and draw well you can almost only lost to pingers Infest Jund Charm Volcanic Fallout and Caldera Hellion.
ROUND 2: Five-color control (1745)
In game 1 I play first and start with exalted guys on turns 2 and 3 while he only has a turn 3 Obelisk. Four turns later Aven Squire wins the game after attacking for twenty all by himself. In game 2 I start with Akrasan Squire followed by two other exalted guys. As usual when they don’t draw either a pinger or a Wrath effect that’s enough.
ROUND 3: ID (1794)
90% of the time I play the finals. But here my deck was definitely not worth a 3-0 result.