Drafting With Rich #14

Today we have not one, but two Ravnica Block Draft walkthroughs from the Canadian Draft specialist Rich Hoaen! As usual, he takes us through each and every pick, from number one to number forty-five, and supplies a brief commentary on his final deck and performance. For more detailed deconstruction, come visit the forums!


Pack 1:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Selesnya Sanctuary, Gather Courage, Boros Fury-Shield, Vedalken Dismisser, Perplex, Gate Hound, Zephyr Spirit, Boros Signet, Selesnya Signet, Peregrine Mask, Putrefy, Indentured Oaf, Helldozer

Pick: Vedalken Dismisser

Pack 2:

Induce Paranoia, Roofstalker Wight, Torpid Moloch, Ordruun Commando, Golgari Rotwurm, Rally the Righteous, Elvish Skysweeper, Conclave’s Blessing, Fiery Conclusion, Skyknight Legionnaire, Carrion Howler, Nightmare Void, Boros Swiftblade, Spawnbroker

Pick: Golgari Rotwurm

Pack 3:

Wojek Siren, Terraformer, Consult the Necrosages, Fists of Ironwood, Lurking Informant, Surge of Zeal, Sundering Vitae, Veteran Armorer, Dimir Signet, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, Duskmantle, House of Shadow, Breath of Fury

Pick: Dimir Signet

Pack 4:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Boros Garrison, Tattered Drake, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Dimir Infiltrator, Necromantic Thirst, Goblin Fire Fiend, Conclave Equenaut, Golgari Signet, Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree, Suppression Field, Wizened Snitches

Pick: Golgari Signet

Pack 5:

Terrarion, Votary of the Conclave, Sparkmage Apprentice, Nightguard Patrol, Quickchange, Sewerdreg, Seismic Spike, Seeds of Strength, Golgari Thug, Cleansing Beam, Cloudstone Curio

Pick: Cleansing Beam

Pack 6:

Goblin Spelunkers, Farseek, Woodwraith Strangler, Sadistic Augermage, Dromad Purebred, Dizzy Spell, Infectious Host, Ivy Dancer, Bathe in Light, Mnemonic Nexus

Pick: Farseek

Pack 7:

Wojek Siren, Convolute, Centaur Safeguard, Muddle the Mixture, Shred Memory, Rain of Embers, Dryad’s Caress, Grifter’s Blade, Privileged Position

Pick: Centaur Safeguard

Pack 8:

Gaze of the Gorgon, Coalhauler Swine, Incite Hysteria, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Dimir Infiltrator, Grayscaled Gharial, Lore Broker, Hunted Horror

Pick: Dimir Infiltrator

Pack 9:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Boros Fury-Shield, Perplex, Gate Hound, Zephyr Spirit, Peregrine Mask

Pick: Mortipede

Pack 10:

Induce Paranoia, Torpid Moloch, Rally the Righteous, Conclave’s Blessing, Carrion Howler, Nightmare Void

Pick: Carrion Howler

Pack 11:

Wojek Siren, Surge of Zeal, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, Duskmantle, House of Shadow

Pick: Svogthos, the Restless Tomb

Pack 12:

Sabertooth Alley Cat, Necromantic Thirst, Goblin Fire Fiend, Suppression Field

Pick: Necromantic Thirst

Pack 13:

Votary of the Conclave, Quickchange, Seismic Spike

Pick: Quickchange

Pack 14:

Dromad Purebred, Infectious Host

Pick: Infectious Host

Pack 15:

Dryad’s Caress

Pick: Dryad’s Caress

Pack 16:

Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Bloodscale Prowler, Repeal, Ghost Warden, Izzet Signet, Orzhov Euthanist, Goblin Flectomancer, Conjurer’s Ban, Caustic Rain, Burning-Tree Shaman

Pick: Burning-Tree Shaman

Pack 17:

Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Izzet Boilerworks, Withstand, Ostiary Thrull, Streetbreaker Wurm, Gruul Scrapper, Hissing Miasma, Sinstriker’s Will, Mortify

Pick: Mortify

Pack 18:

Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Torch Drake, Shrieking Grotesque, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Runeboggle, Aetherplasm, Gelectrode, Stitch in Time

Pick: Gelectrode

Pack 19:

Gruul Turf, Ostiary Thrull, Blind Hunter, Orzhov Signet, Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Frazzle, Hissing Miasma, Angel of Despair

Pick: Gruul Turf

Pack 20:

Silhana Ledgewalker, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Izzet Signet, Ghor-Clan Savage, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Shattering Spree, Thunderheads, Ulasht, the Hate Seed

Pick: Izzet Signet

Pack 21:

Absolver Thrull, Scab-Clan Mauler, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Cremate, Primeval Light, Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind, Mizzium Transreliquat

Pick: Scab-Clan Mauler

Pack 22:

Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Tin Street Hooligan, Withstand, Orzhov Basilica, Shadow Lance, Starved Rusalka, Skarrg, the Rage Pits

Pick: Orzhov Basilica

Pack 23:

Necromancer’s Magemark, Absolver Thrull, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Martyred Rusalka, Culling Sun

Pick: Absolver Thrull

Pack 24:

Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Goblin Flectomancer

Pick: Petrahydrox

Pack 25:

Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Hissing Miasma

Pick: Wee Dragonauts

Pack 26:

Castigate, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Runeboggle, Aetherplasm

Pick: Runeboggle

Pack 27:

Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Frazzle, Hissing Miasma

Pick: Guardian’s Magemark

Pack 28:

Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Shattering Spree

Pick: Restless Bones

Pack 29:

Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse

Pick: Gigadrowse

Pack 30:

Benediction of Moons

Pick: Benediction of Moons

Pack 31:

Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Macabre Waltz, Silkwing Scout, Assault Zeppelid, Carom, Rakdos Signet, Rakdos Ickspitter, Paladin of Prahv, Prahv, Spires of Order, Azorius Ploy, Rakdos Augermage

Pick: Assault Zeppelid

Pack 32:

Ogre Gatecrasher, Ocular Halo, Aurora Eidolon, Rakdos Carnarium, Simic Ragworm, Entropic Eidolon, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Azorius Herald, Ghost Quarter, Proper Burial

Pick: Simic Ragworm

Pack 33:

Rakdos Signet, Aurora Eidolon, Verdant Eidolon, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Thrive, Bond of Agony, Stomp and Howl, Supply / Demand, Anthem of Rakdos

Pick: Supply / Demand

Pack 34:

Enigma Eidolon, Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Plumes of Peace, Azorius Signet, Simic Ragworm, Steeling Stance, Sandstorm Eidolon, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Blessing of the Nephilim, Sprouting Phytohydra

Pick: Simic Ragworm

Pack 35:

Rakdos Carnarium, Cytospawn Shambler, Carom, Entropic Eidolon, Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Azorius Aethermage, Drekavac, Pillar of the Paruns

Pick: Cytospawn Shambler

Pack 36:

Utopia Sprawl, Ogre Gatecrasher, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Riot Spikes, Soulsworn Jury, Enemy of the Guildpact, Utvara Scalper, Flame-Kin War Scout, Magewright’s Stone

Pick: Ogre Gatecrasher

Pack 37:

Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Steeling Stance, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Ignorant Bliss

Pick: Coiling Oracle

Pack 38:

Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Gobhobbler Rats, Delirium Skeins, Sporeback Troll, Valor Made Real, Psychotic Fury, Kindle the Carnage

Pick: Sporeback Troll

Pack 39:

Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Macabre Waltz, Prahv, Spires of Order, Azorius Ploy

Pick: Macabre Waltz

Pack 40:

Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Ghost Quarter

Pick: Vigean Hydropon

Pack 41:

Verdant Eidolon, Vision Skeins, Whiptail Moloch, Bond of Agony, Stomp and Howl

Pick: Verdant Eidolon

Pack 42:

Enigma Eidolon, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Blessing of the Nephilim

Pick: Enigma Eidolon

Pack 43:

Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist

Pick: Delirium Skeins

Pack 44:

Vision Skeins, Utvara Scalper

Pick: Vision Skeins

Pack 45:

Writ of Passage

Pick: Writ of Passage

Final Decklist:


1 Cleansing Beam
1 Dimir Signet
1 Gelectrode
1 Golgari Signet
1 Izzet Signet
1 Mortify
1 Petrahydrox
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Macabre Waltz
1 Ogre Gatecrasher
1 Burning-Tree Shaman
1 Centaur Safeguard
1 Farseek
1 Golgari Rotwurm
1 Scab-Clan Mauler
1 Assault Zeppelid
1 Coiling Oracle
1 Cytospawn Shambler
2 Simic Ragworm
1 Sporeback Troll
1 Supply/Demand
1 Verdant Eidolon
1 Vigean Hydropon
1 Orzhov Basilica
1 Gruul Turf
1 Plains
6 Forest
3 Island
3 Mountain
1 Swamp


1 Absolver Thrull
1 Benediction of Moons
1 Carrion Howler
1 Delirium Skeins
1 Dimir Infiltrator
1 Dryad’s Caress
1 Enigma Eidolon
1 Gigadrowse
1 Guardian’s Magemark
1 Infectious Host
1 Mortipede
1 Necromantic Thirst
1 Quickchange
1 Restless Bones
1 Runeboggle
1 Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
1 Vision Skeins
1 Wee Dragonauts
1 Writ of Passage

Sometimes after a hard day at the office I like to have some fun and draft Five-Color Green. This is an example of that. Sadly, after having an excellent draw in the first game, I flooded in the next two. Maybe that had something to do with the twenty manasources in my deck. The two cards that make Five-Color Green work are Civic Wayfinder and Silhana Starfletcher because they are decent creatures in addition to giving you whatever color you need. Unfortunately, I didn’t see either.

Until tomorrow,


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