Drafting With Rich #13

Rich shares his Drafting technique in today’s installment of “Drafting With Rich!” As usual, he runs through a complete RGD draft from pick one to pick forty-five, and adds a brief commentary on his performance and final build. If you’d like some more detailed deconstruction, come visit the forums!


Pack 1:

Barbarian Riftcutter, Greater Mossdog, Courier Hawk, Stinkweed Imp, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Sundering Vitae, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Viashino Fangtail, Seeds of Strength, Veteran Armorer, Flame-Kin Zealot, Telling Time, Undercity Shade, Hour of Reckoning

Pick: Viashino Fangtail

Pack 2:

Goblin Spelunkers, Farseek, Woodwraith Strangler, Sparkmage Apprentice, Nightguard Patrol, Vedalken Dismisser, Dryad’s Caress, Dromad Purebred, Dizzy Spell, Flight of Fancy, Disembowel, Perilous Forays, Divebomber Griffin, Remand

Pick: Vedalken Dismisser

Pack 3:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Boros Garrison, Tattered Drake, Centaur Safeguard, Muddle the Mixture, Conclave’s Blessing, Dimir Infiltrator, Necromantic Thirst, Compulsive Research, Brainspoil, Pollenbright Wings, Ethereal Usher, Searing Meditation

Pick: Compulsive Research

Pack 4:

Gaze of the Gorgon, Coalhauler Swine, Bramble Elemental, Benevolent Ancestor, Vedalken Entrancer, Seismic Spike, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Dimir Infiltrator, Dimir Signet, Nullmage Shepherd, Conclave Phalanx, Grozoth

Pick: Bramble Elemental

Pack 5:

Wojek Siren, Terraformer, Consult the Necrosages, Ordruun Commando, Zephyr Spirit, Lurking Informant, Surge of Zeal, Golgari Signet, Congregation at Dawn, Psychic Drain, Blood Funnel

Pick: Terraformer

Pack 6:

Induce Paranoia, Roofstalker Wight, Torpid Moloch, Clinging Darkness, Incite Hysteria, Infectious Host, Elvish Skysweeper, Sell-Sword Brute, Roofstalker Wight, Tunnel Vision

Pick: Elvish Skysweeper

Pack 7:

Wojek Siren, Convolute, Gather Courage, Grayscaled Gharial, Shred Memory, Rain of Embers, Boros Signet, Voyager Staff, Nullstone Gargoyle

Pick: Gather Courage

Pack 8:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Selesnya Sanctuary, Sadistic Augermage, Goblin Fire Fiend, Perplex, Gate Hound, Glass Golem

Pick: Selesnya Sanctuary

Pack 9:

Barbarian Riftcutter, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Sundering Vitae, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Seeds of Strength, Undercity Shade

Pick: Seeds of Strength

Pack 10:

Woodwraith Strangler, Nightguard Patrol, Dryad’s Caress, Dromad Purebred, Dizzy Spell, Perilous Forays

Pick: Nightguard Patrol

Pack 11:

Tattered Drake, Muddle the Mixture, Conclave’s Blessing, Necromantic Thirst, Ethereal Usher

Pick: Tattered Drake

Pack 12:

Gaze of the Gorgon, Seismic Spike, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Dimir Infiltrator

Pick: Gaze of the Gorgon

Pack 13:

Wojek Siren, Zephyr Spirit, Surge of Zeal

Pick: Wojek Siren

Pack 14:

Induce Paranoia, Infectious Host

Pick: Induce Paranoia

Pack 15:

Wojek Siren

Pick: Wojek Siren

Pack 16:

Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Withstand, Ostiary Thrull, Streetbreaker Wurm, Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Signet, Pyromatics, Belfry Spirit, Wreak Havoc, Vertigo Spawn, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

Pick: Streetbreaker Wurm

Pack 17:

Izzet Chronarch, Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Repeal, Ghost Warden, Izzet Signet, Orzhov Euthanist, Silhana Starfletcher, Rabble-Rouser, Orzhov Guildmage, To Arms!, Ghostway

Pick: Silhana Starfletcher

Pack 18:

Scab-Clan Mauler, Ghost Warden, Orzhov Euthanist, Wildsize, Castigate, Guardian’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Souls of the Faultless, Schismotivate, Leyline of Singularity

Pick: Wildsize

Pack 19:

Ogre Savant, Orzhov Signet, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Cremate, Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Guardian’s Magemark, Battering Wurm, Droning Bureaucrats, Frazzle, Mimeofacture

Pick: Ogre Savant

Pack 20:

Withstand, Silhana Starfletcher, Bloodscale Prowler, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Restless Bones, Goblin Flectomancer, Gatherer of Graces, Bioplasm

Pick: Silhana Starfletcher

Pack 21:

Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Skyrider Trainee, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Scab-Clan Mauler, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale, Schismotivate, Parallectric Feedback

Pick: Infiltrator’s Magemark

Pack 22:

Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Mourning Thrull, Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Castigate, Revenant Patriarch, Leyline of the Void

Pick: Tin Street Hooligan

Pack 23:

Necromancer’s Magemark, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Crash Landing, Order of the Stars

Pick: Beastmaster’s Magemark

Pack 24:

Fencer’s Magemark, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Withstand, Gruul Scrapper, Wreak Havoc, Vertigo Spawn

Pick: Gruul Scrapper

Pack 25:

Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Rabble-Rouser, To Arms!, Ghostway

Pick: Silhana Ledgewalker

Pack 26:

Guardian’s Magemark, Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Leyline of Singularity

Pick: Gruul Nodorog

Pack 27:

Gigadrowse, Gruul Nodorog, Guardian’s Magemark, Frazzle

Pick: Gruul Nodorog

Pack 28:

Gigadrowse, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Gatherer of Graces

Pick: Skarrgan Pit-Skulk

Pack 29:

Skyrider Trainee, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale

Pick: Ghor-Clan Bloodscale

Pack 30:

Cry of Contrition

Pick: Cry of Contrition

Pack 31:

Riot Spikes, Soulsworn Jury, Enemy of the Guildpact, Utvara Scalper, Thrive, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Minister of Impediments, Utopia Sprawl, Freewind Equenaut, Azorius Signet, Seal of Doom, Fertile Imagination, Sky Hussar, Weight of Spires, Dovescape

Pick: Minister of Impediments

Pack 32:

Verdant Eidolon, Guardian of the Guildpact, Silkwing Scout, Macabre Waltz, Enigma Eidolon, Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Plumes of Peace, Sporeback Troll, Crypt Champion, Court Hussar, Mistral Charger, Rain of Gore

Pick: Silkwing Scout

Pack 33:

Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Entropic Eidolon, Rakdos Signet, Aurora Eidolon, Azorius Chancery, Verdant Eidolon, Azorius Aethermage, Transguild Courier, Infernal Tutor

Pick: Transguild Courier

Pack 34:

Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Ocular Halo, Aurora Eidolon, Rakdos Carnarium, Simic Ragworm, Flash Foliage, Aethermage’s Touch

Pick: Coiling Oracle

Pack 35:

Sandstorm Eidolon, Steeling Stance, Aquastrand Spider, Macabre Waltz, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Slithering Shade

Pick: Aquastrand Spider

Pack 36:

Psychotic Fury, Simic Growth Chamber, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Rise / Fall, Bond of Agony, Jagged Poppet

Pick: Simic Growth Chamber

Pack 37:

Carom, Rakdos Signet, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Brace for Impact, Hide / Seek

Pick: Rakdos Signet

Pack 38:

Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Skyscribing, Brain Pry, Bound / Determined

Pick: Bound / Determined

Pack 39:

Riot Spikes, Enemy of the Guildpact, Utvara Scalper, Thrive, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Weight of Spires, Dovescape

Pick: Dovescape

Pack 40:

Verdant Eidolon, Macabre Waltz, Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Rain of Gore

Pick: Macabre Waltz

Pack 41:

Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Nettling Curse, Entropic Eidolon, Azorius Aethermage

Pick: Entropic Eidolon

Pack 42:

Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Flash Foliage

Pick: Vigean Hydropon

Pack 43:

Vesper Ghoul, Valor Made Real, Slithering Shade

Pick: Slithering Shade

Pack 44:

Psychotic Fury, Utvara Scalper

Pick: Psychotic Fury

Pack 45:

Kill-Suit Cultist

Pick: Kill-Suit Cultist

Final Decklist:


1 Compulsive Research
1 Infiltrator’s Magemark
1 Tattered Drake
1 Terraformer
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Silkwing Scout
1 Macabre Waltz
1 Ogre Savant
1 Tin Street Hooligan
1 Bramble Elemental
1 Elvish Skysweeper
1 Gather Courage
1 Gruul Scrapper
1 Silhana Ledgewalker
2 Silhana Starfletcher
1 Wildsize
1 Aquastrand Spider
1 Rakdos Signet
1 Streetbreaker Wurm
1 Coiling Oracle
1 Minister of Impediments
1 Transguild Courier
1 Vigean Hydropon
6 Forest
5 Island
2 Mountain
1 Selesnya Sanctuary
1 Swamp
1 Simic Growth Chamber


1 Beastmaster’s Magemark
1 Bound/Determined
1 Cry of Contrition
1 Dovescape
1 Entropic Eidolon
1 Gaze of the Gorgon
1 Ghor-Clan Bloodscale
2 Gruul Nodorog
1 Induce Paranoia
1 Kill-Suit Cultist
1 Nightguard Patrol
1 Psychotic Fury
1 Seeds of Strength
1 Skarrgan Pit-Skulk
1 Slithering Shade
1 Viashino Fangtail
2 Wojek Siren

I won the draft with this solid UGR deck. I had no removal, so I had trouble with my round two opponent’s two Thundersong Trumpeteers, fortunately he had mediocre draws in the first and third games.

Until tomorrow,


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