Drafting With Rich #11

Another day, another draft from the Canadian Limited master! As usual, Rich presents his full 45 picks, and shares the decklist and some brief analysis on both build and performance. For more detailed description on the thoughts behind each choice, be sure to join us in the forums!


Pack 1:

Terraformer, Consult the Necrosages, Barbarian Riftcutter, Scatter the Seeds, Benevolent Ancestor, Surveilling Sprite, Rally the Righteous, Elvish Skysweeper, Conclave’s Blessing, Siege Wurm, Boros Signet, Grifter’s Blade, Ivy Dancer, Bathe in Light, Char

Pick: Char

Pack 2:

Farseek, Woodwraith Strangler, Induce Paranoia, Gather Courage, Boros Fury-Shield, Vedalken Dismisser, Quickchange, Sewerdreg, Seismic Spike, Selesnya Evangel, Leashling, Carven Caryatid, Festival of the Guildpact, Chorus of the Conclave

Pick: Vedalken Dismisser

Pack 3:

Boros Garrison, Tattered Drake, Mortipede, War-Torch Goblin, Screeching Griffin, Vedalken Entrancer, Shred Memory, Rain of Embers, Dryad’s Caress, Transluminant, Selesnya Signet, Cleansing Beam, Flickerform

Pick: Cleansing Beam

Pack 4:

Coalhauler Swine, Wojek Siren, Ordruun Commando, Tidewater Minion, Leave No Trace, Zephyr Spirit, Boros Recruit, Skyknight Legionnaire, Root-Kin Ally, Recollect, Wojek Apothecary, Sins of the Past

Pick: Tidewater Minion

Pack 5:

Roofstalker Wight, Torpid Moloch, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Fists of Ironwood, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Dimir Infiltrator, Grayscaled Gharial, Moroii, Golgari Thug, Drooling Groodion, Pariah’s Shield

Pick: Moroii

Pack 6:

Greater Mossdog, Courier Hawk, Stasis Cell, Clinging Darkness, Dimir Infiltrator, Necromantic Thirst, Goblin Fire Fiend, Sell-Sword Brute, Mnemonic Nexus, Nightmare Void

Pick: Clinging Darkness

Pack 7:

Dogpile, Wojek Siren, Incite Hysteria, Dromad Purebred, Dizzy Spell, Mountain, Lore Broker, Sunhome Enforcer, Phytohydra

Pick: Sunhome Enforcer

Pack 8:

Convolute, Goblin Spelunkers, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Smash, Golgari Brownscale, Conclave’s Blessing, Golgari Germination, Flash Conscription

Pick: Goblin Spelunkers

Pack 9:

Terraformer, Barbarian Riftcutter, Benevolent Ancestor, Rally the Righteous, Conclave’s Blessing, Grifter’s Blade, Ivy Dancer

Pick: Terraformer

Pack 10:

Woodwraith Strangler, Induce Paranoia, Boros Fury-Shield, Quickchange, Seismic Spike, Leashling

Pick: Induce Paranoia

Pack 11:

Mortipede, War-Torch Goblin, Shred Memory, Rain of Embers, Dryad’s Caress

Pick: Mortipede

Pack 12:

Coalhauler Swine, Zephyr Spirit, Boros Recruit, Wojek Apothecary

Pick: Coalhauler Swine

Pack 13:

Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Grayscaled Gharial, Golgari Thug

Pick: Golgari Thug

Pack 14:

Necromantic Thirst, Goblin Fire Fiend

Pick: Goblin Fire Fiend

Pack 15:

Wojek Siren

Pick: Wojek Siren

Pack 16:

Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Train of Thought, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Izzet Boilerworks, Withstand, Ostiary Thrull, Streetbreaker Wurm, Gruul Scrapper, Stratozeppelid, Cryptwailing, Souls of the Faultless, Moratorium Stone

Pick: Stratozeppelid

Pack 17:

Izzet Signet, Orzhov Euthanist, Pillory of the Sleepless, Silhana Starfletcher, Pyromatics, Orzhov Basilica, Cremate, Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Wreak Havoc, Vertigo Spawn, Daggerclaw Imp

Pick: Pyromatics

Pack 18:

Orzhov Basilica, Blind Hunter, Bloodscale Prowler, Repeal, Ghost Warden, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Izzet Chronarch, Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Rabble-Rouser, Crash Landing

Pick: Izzet Chronarch

Pack 19:

Orzhov Signet, Withstand, Orzhov Basilica, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Plagued Rusalka, Agent of Masks, Gatherer of Graces, Mimeofacture

Pick: Wee Dragonauts

Pack 20:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Cry of Contrition, Runeboggle, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Absolver Thrull, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale, Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind, Dune-Brood Nephilim

Pick: Runeboggle

Pack 21:

Ostiary Thrull, Blind Hunter, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Martyred Rusalka, Vertigo Spawn

Pick: Blind Hunter

Pack 22:

Fencer’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Crystal Seer, Withstand, Vedalken Plotter, Caustic Rain, Mimeofacture

Pick: Wee Dragonauts

Pack 23:

Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Gruul Turf, Ostiary Thrull, Schismotivate

Pick: Schismotivate

Pack 24:

Cry of Contrition, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Withstand, Gruul Scrapper, Cryptwailing, Moratorium Stone

Pick: Withstand

Pack 25:

Orzhov Euthanist, Cremate, Gruul Nodorog, Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Vertigo Spawn

Pick: Vertigo Spawn

Pack 26:

Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Crash Landing

Pick: Gigadrowse

Pack 27:

Withstand, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Mimeofacture

Pick: Mimeofacture

Pack 28:

Poisonbelly Ogre, Cry of Contrition, Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind

Pick: Cry of Contrition

Pack 29:

Poisonbelly Ogre, Benediction of Moons

Pick: Poisonbelly Ogre

Pack 30:

Lionheart Maverick

Pick: Lionheart Maverick

Pack 31:

Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Cackling Flames, Macabre Waltz, Wrecking Ball, Cytospawn Shambler, Guardian of the Guildpact, Azorius Guildmage, Brain Pry, Fertile Imagination, Swift Silence

Pick: Cackling Flames

Pack 32:

Carom, Seal of Fire, Entropic Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, Rakdos Ickspitter, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Azorius First-Wing, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Simic Basilisk, Gnat Alley Creeper, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Pick: Seal of Fire

Pack 33:

Simic Signet, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Utopia Sprawl, Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Sky Hussar, Weight of Spires, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Biomantic Mastery

Pick: Sky Hussar

Pack 34:

Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Azorius Chancery, Psychotic Fury, Verdant Eidolon, Guardian of the Guildpact, Palliation Accord, Skyscribing, Elemental Resonance

Pick: Azorius Chancery

Pack 35:

Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Azorius First-Wing, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Ogre Gatecrasher, Ocular Halo, Crypt Champion, Flash Foliage, Azorius Aethermage

Pick: Ogre Gatecrasher

Pack 36:

Azorius Signet, Sandstorm Eidolon, Steeling Stance, Gobhobbler Rats, Delirium Skeins, Valor Made Real, Enigma Eidolon, Rise / Fall, Slithering Shade, Walking Archive

Pick: Azorius Signet

Pack 37:

Ogre Gatecrasher, Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Skullmead Cauldron, Pure / Simple, Rakdos Riteknife

Pick: Ogre Gatecrasher

Pack 38:

Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Plumes of Peace, Sporeback Troll, Simic Growth Chamber, Silkwing Scout, Brace for Impact

Pick: Plumes of Peace

Pack 39:

Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Brain Pry

Pick: Plumes of Peace

Pack 40:

Entropic Eidolon, Nettling Curse, Street Savvy, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Simic Basilisk

Pick: Simic Basilisk

Pack 41:

Vision Skeins, Whiptail Moloch, Haazda Exonerator, Weight of Spires, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

Pick: Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

Pack 42:

Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Psychotic Fury, Skyscribing

Pick: Psychotic Fury

Pack 43:

Haazda Exonerator, Vision Skeins, Azorius Aethermage

Pick: Azorius Aethermage

Pack 44:

Delirium Skeins, Valor Made Real

Pick: Delirium Skeins

Pack 45:

Street Savvy

Pick: Street Savvy

Final Decklist:Maindeck:

1 Withstand
1 Stratozeppelid
1 Terraformer
1 Tidewater Minion
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Char
1 Cleansing Beam
1 Goblin Spelunkers
1 Pyromatics
1 Seal of Fire
1 Cackling Flames
2 Ogre Gatecrasher
1 Psychotic Fury
1 Azorius Signet
1 Izzet Chronarch
1 Schismotivate
1 Sunhome Enforcer
2 Wee Dragonauts
2 Plumes of Peace
1 Sky Hussar
5 Island
8 Mountain
3 Plains
1 Azorius Chancery


1 Azorius Aethermage
1 Blind Hunter
1 Clinging Darkness
1 Coalhauler Swine
1 Cry of Contrition [FOIL]
1 Delirium Skeins
1 Gigadrowse
1 Goblin Fire Fiend
1 Golgari Thug
1 Induce Paranoia
1 Lionheart Maverick
1 Mimeofacture
1 Moroii
1 Mortipede
1 Poisonbelly Ogre
1 Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace
1 Runeboggle
1 Simic Basilisk
1 Street Savvy
1 Vertigo Spawn
1 Wojek Siren

I was really happy with this deck. I felt that I would win the draft fairly easily. And then… Game 1 he played turn 1 Wild Cantor, turn 2 Scab-Clan Mauler, turn 3 Infiltrator’s Magemark, turn 4 Shielding Plax, and then the same thing game 3 with Simic Initiate in place of the Wild Cantor. Riiiiiight…

Until tomorrow,


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