Drafting With Rich #20

As we’ve a feast of Premium content today, we’ve decided to give open access to the latest installment of Drafting with Rich! As usual, he presents each pick of his draft, from pick one to pick forty-five, and appends a brief overview on his final deck and performance. For a more detailed draft deconstruction, come join the forums!


Pack 1:

Boros Garrison, Induce Paranoia, Siege Wurm, Gather Courage, Boros Fury-Shield, Sundering Vitae, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Faith’s Fetters, Snapping Drake, Golgari Signet, Keening Banshee, Wojek Embermage, Dowsing Shaman, Phytohydra

Pick: Keening Banshee

Pack 2:

Dimir Aqueduct, Courier Hawk, Convolute, Vedalken Entrancer, Golgari Rotwurm, Incite Hysteria, Rain of Embers, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Leave No Trace, Elves of Deep Shadow, Overwhelm, Oathsworn Giant, Twisted Justice, Mindleech Mass

Pick: Golgari Rotwurm

Pack 3:

Drift of Phantasms, Strands of Undeath, Coalhauler Swine, War-Torch Goblin, Screeching Griffin, Boros Recruit, Quickchange, Infectious Host, Veteran Armorer, Flight of Fancy, Dimir Machinations, Instill Furor, Junktroller

Pick: Strands of Undeath

Pack 4:

Greater Mossdog, Courier Hawk, Mountain, Ordruun Commando, Goblin Fire Fiend, Perplex, Gate Hound, Conclave Equenaut, Brainspoil, Mausoleum Turnkey, Greater Forgeling, Pariah’s Shield

Pick: Brainspoil

Pack 5:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Viashino Slasher, Conclave’s Blessing, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Zephyr Spirit, Lurking Informant, Surge of Zeal, Transluminant, Dark Heart of the Wood, Flow of Ideas, Flickerform

Pick: Transluminant

Pack 6:

Golgari Rot Farm, Dogpile, Drake Familiar, Shred Memory, Surge of Zeal, Selesnya Evangel, Vindictive Mob, Blockbuster, Reroute, Empty the Catacombs

Pick: Golgari Rot Farm

Pack 7:

Votary of the Conclave, Gaze of the Gorgon, Surveilling Sprite, Clinging Darkness, Golgari Brownscale, Lurking Informant, Skyknight Legionnaire, Nullmage Shepherd, Conclave Phalanx

Pick: Nullmage Shepherd

Pack 8:

Torpid Moloch, Terrarion, Woodwraith Strangler, Thoughtpicker Witch, Seismic Spike, Goliath Spider, Seed Spark, Cyclopean Snare

Pick: Terrarion

Pack 9:

Gather Courage, Boros Fury-Shield, Sundering Vitae, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Dowsing Shaman, Phytohydra

Pick: Dowsing Shaman

Pack 10:

Courier Hawk, Convolute, Incite Hysteria, Rain of Embers, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Leave No Trace

Pick: Stone-Seeder Hierophant

Pack 11:

Coalhauler Swine, Boros Recruit, Quickchange, Infectious Host, Dimir Machinations

Pick: Dimir Machinations

Pack 12:

Courier Hawk, Goblin Fire Fiend, Perplex, Gate Hound

Pick: Perplex

Pack 13:

Sabertooth Alley Cat, Zephyr Spirit, Surge of Zeal

Pick: Sabertooth Alley Cat

Pack 14:

Shred Memory, Surge of Zeal

Pick: Shred Memory

Pack 15:

Votary of the Conclave

Pick: Votary of the Conclave

Pack 16:

Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Izzet Chronarch, Steamcore Weird, Withstand, Douse in Gloom, Silhana Starfletcher, Orzhov Basilica, Wreak Havoc, Vertigo Spawn, Daggerclaw Imp, Seize the Soul

Pick: Seize the Soul

Pack 17:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Ogre Savant, Blind Hunter, Orzhov Signet, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Rabble-Rouser, Crash Landing, Belfry Spirit, Ghostway

Pick: Mourning Thrull

Pack 18:

Gruul Signet, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Absolver Thrull, Scab-Clan Mauler, Gruul Turf, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Vedalken Plotter, Crash Landing, Leyline of Lifeforce

Pick: Gruul Turf

Pack 19:

Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Mourning Thrull, Cry of Contrition, Scab-Clan Mauler, Orzhov Euthanist, Orzhov Guildmage, To Arms!, Vedalken Plotter, Spelltithe Enforcer

Pick: Orzhov Guildmage

Pack 20:

Pillory of the Sleepless, Orzhov Basilica, Shrieking Grotesque, Petrahydrox, Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Cremate, Frazzle, Goblin Flectomancer, Quicken

Pick: Pillory of the Sleepless

Pack 21:

Castigate, Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Signet, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Gatherer of Graces, Rabble-Rouser

Pick: Gruul Signet

Pack 22:

Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Cremate, Gruul Nodorog, Bloodscale Prowler, Ghost Warden, Orzhov Euthanist, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale

Pick: Orzhov Euthanist

Pack 23:

Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Necromancer’s Magemark, Crash Landing, Sanguine Praetor

Pick: Orzhov Signet

Pack 24:

Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Withstand, Wreak Havoc

Pick: Burning-Tree Bloodscale

Pack 25:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Orzhov Signet, Restless Bones, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Rabble-Rouser, Ghostway

Pick: Orzhov Signet

Pack 26:

Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Crash Landing, Leyline of Lifeforce

Pick: Leyline of Lifeforce

Pack 27:

Restless Bones, Runeboggle, Cry of Contrition, To Arms!

Pick: Restless Bones

Pack 28:

Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Cremate

Pick: Cremate

Pack 29:

Benediction of Moons, Gatherer of Graces

Pick: Gatherer of Graces

Pack 30:


Pick: Gigadrowse

Pack 31:

Ocular Halo, Aurora Eidolon, Rakdos Carnarium, Simic Ragworm, Entropic Eidolon, Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Plumes of Peace, Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Transguild Courier, Rise / Fall, Bond of Agony, Avatar of Discord

Pick: Rakdos Carnarium

Pack 32:

Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Azorius First-Wing, Writ of Passage, Aquastrand Spider, Freewind Equenaut, Azorius Chancery, Psychotic Fury, Seal of Doom, Verdant Eidolon, Mistral Charger, Skyscribing, Aethermage’s Touch

Pick: Seal of Doom

Pack 33:

Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Steeling Stance, Simic Growth Chamber, Aquastrand Spider, Macabre Waltz, Silkwing Scout, Vigean Graftmage, Crypt Champion, Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

Pick: Aquastrand Spider

Pack 34:

Cytospawn Shambler, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Weight of Spires, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Rise / Fall, Walking Archive

Pick: Cytospawn Shambler

Pack 35:

Overrule, Gobhobbler Rats, Delirium Skeins, Sporeback Troll, Valor Made Real, Enigma Eidolon, Rakdos Signet, Ogre Gatecrasher, Flash Foliage, Azorius Aethermage, Rain of Gore

Pick: Sporeback Troll

Pack 36:

Utopia Sprawl, Ogre Gatecrasher, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Pure / Simple, Crypt Champion, Flash Foliage

Pick: Pure / Simple

Pack 37:

Vesper Ghoul, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Beacon Hawk, Demon’s Jester, Macabre Waltz, Brain Pry, Fertile Imagination, Wit’s End

Pick: Demon’s Jester

Pack 38:

Sandstorm Eidolon, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Soulsworn Jury, Slithering Shade, Brace for Impact, Hide / Seek

Pick: Hide / Seek

Pack 39:

Aurora Eidolon, Simic Ragworm, Entropic Eidolon, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Haazda Exonerator, Bond of Agony

Pick: Simic Ragworm

Pack 40:

Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Writ of Passage, Skyscribing, Aethermage’s Touch

Pick: Aethermage’s Touch

Pack 41:

Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Haazda Exonerator, Steeling Stance

Pick: Coiling Oracle

Pack 42:

Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

Pick: Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

Pack 43:

Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Azorius Aethermage

Pick: Gobhobbler Rats

Pack 44:

Valor Made Real, Flash Foliage

Pick: Flash Foliage

Pack 45:

Brain Pry

Pick: Brain Pry

Final Decklist:


6 Forest
1 Golgari Rot Farm
1 Gruul Turf
6 Swamp
1 Rakdos Carnarium
1 Terrarion
1 Gruul Signet
1 Mourning Thrull
1 Orzhov Guildmage
2 Orzhov Signet
1 Transluminant
1 Aquastrand Spider
1 Dimir Machinations
1 Orzhov Euthanist
1 Pillory of the Sleepless
1 Seal of Doom
1 Flash Foliage [FOIL]
1 Pure/Simple
1 Burning-Tree Bloodscale
1 Keening Banshee
1 Nullmage Shepherd
1 Seize the Soul
1 Demon’s Jester [FOIL]
1 Simic Ragworm
1 Sporeback Troll
1 Brainspoil
1 Dowsing Shaman
1 Golgari Rotwurm
1 Cytospawn Shambler


1 Aethermage’s Touch
1 Brain Pry
1 Coiling Oracle
1 Cremate
1 Gatherer of Graces
1 Gigadrowse
1 Gobhobbler Rats
1 Hide/Seek
1 Leyline of Lifeforce
1 Perplex
1 Restless Bones
1 Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace
1 Sabertooth Alley Cat
1 Screeching Griffin
1 Shred Memory
1 Stone-Seeder Hierophant
1 Votary of the Conclave

I was pretty happy with this deck, and thought I would win the draft with it. Unfortunately I lost in the first round thanks to some mana troubles and very good draws on the part of my opponent.

Until Monday,


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