Drafting With Rich #25

Yes, it’s time for another edition of “Drafting With Rich!” As usual, the Canadian maestro shares his RGD Draft pick order and final decklist, with a little commentary on his performance and overall direction. For a more detailed deconstruction, come visit the forums!


Pack 1:

Terrarion, Votary of the Conclave, Drift of Phantasms, Centaur Safeguard, Tidewater Minion, Sadistic Augermage, Shred Memory, Rain of Embers, Dryad’s Caress, Veteran Armorer, Flight of Fancy, Darkblast, Stoneshaker Shaman, Root-Kin Ally, Brightflame

Pick: Drift of Phantasms

Pack 2:

Wojek Siren, Convolute, Dimir Aqueduct, Boros Fury-Shield, Surveilling Sprite, Dimir House Guard, Rally the Righteous, Elvish Skysweeper, Conclave’s Blessing, Selesnya Evangel, Peel from Reality, Vigor Mortis, Flash Conscription, Leashling

Pick: Peel from Reality

Pack 3:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Selesnya Sanctuary, Nightguard Patrol, Vedalken Dismisser, Clinging Darkness, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Thoughtpicker Witch, Dimir Signet, Spectral Searchlight, Grifter’s Blade, Chorus of the Conclave

Pick: Vedalken Dismisser

Pack 4:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Boros Garrison, Tattered Drake, Gather Courage, Sparkmage Apprentice, Lurking Informant, Surge of Zeal, Sundering Vitae, Boros Signet, Selesnya Signet, Auratouched Mage, Lore Broker

Pick: Boros Garrison

Pack 5:

Wojek Siren, Terraformer, Consult the Necrosages, Incite Hysteria, Centaur Safeguard, Seismic Spike, Elvish Skysweeper, Sell-Sword Brute, Ivy Dancer, Mnemonic Nexus, Pariah’s Shield

Pick: Terraformer

Pack 6:

Induce Paranoia, Roofstalker Wight, Benevolent Ancestor, Vedalken Entrancer, Perplex, Gate Hound, Zephyr Spirit, Golgari Signet, Golgari Thug, Sins of the Past

Pick: Benevolent Ancestor

Pack 7:

Coalhauler Swine, Scatter the Seeds, War-Torch Goblin, Dromad Purebred, Dizzy Spell, Infectious Host, Elves of Deep Shadow, Recollect, Golgari Germination

Pick: Elves of Deep Shadow

Pack 8:

Goblin Spelunkers, Farseek, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Bramble Elemental, Dimir Infiltrator, Necromantic Thirst, Goblin Fire Fiend, Festival of the Guildpact

Pick: Bramble Elemental

Pack 9:

Terrarion, Votary of the Conclave, Sadistic Augermage, Shred Memory, Dryad’s Caress, Stoneshaker Shaman, Root-Kin Ally

Pick: Terrarion

Pack 10:

Convolute, Surveilling Sprite, Rally the Righteous, Conclave’s Blessing, Selesnya Evangel, Leashling

Pick: Surveilling Sprite

Pack 11:

Dogpile, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Thoughtpicker Witch, Chorus of the Conclave

Pick: Chorus of the Conclave

Pack 12:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Tattered Drake, Surge of Zeal, Lore Broker

Pick: Tattered Drake

Pack 13:

Seismic Spike, Mnemonic Nexus, Pariah’s Shield

Pick: Pariah’s Shield

Pack 14:

Induce Paranoia, Zephyr Spirit

Pick: Induce Paranoia

Pack 15:

Dizzy Spell

Pick: Dizzy Spell

Pack 16:

Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Izzet Boilerworks, Withstand, Ostiary Thrull, Streetbreaker Wurm, Vertigo Spawn, Plagued Rusalka, Agent of Masks, Wurmweaver Coil

Pick: Streetbreaker Wurm

Pack 17:

Douse in Gloom, Izzet Signet, Ghor-Clan Savage, Streetbreaker Wurm, Bloodscale Prowler, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Runeboggle, Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind, Martyred Rusalka, Hatching Plans

Pick: Streetbreaker Wurm

Pack 18:

Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Bloodscale Prowler, Repeal, Ghost Warden, Izzet Signet, Starved Rusalka, Skarrg, the Rage Pits, Goblin Flectomancer, Siege of Towers

Pick: Izzet Signet

Pack 19:

Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Mourning Thrull, Orzhov Euthanist, Wildsize, Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Torch Drake, Shadow Lance, Cryptwailing

Pick: Wildsize

Pack 20:

Orzhov Euthanist, Runeboggle, Izzet Chronarch, Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Cremate, Vacuumelt, Caustic Rain, Feral Animist, Sky Swallower

Pick: Izzet Chronarch

Pack 21:

Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Turf, Torch Drake, Absolver Thrull, Cry of Contrition, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Ghor-Clan Bloodscale, Living Inferno

Pick: Gruul Turf

Pack 22:

Castigate, Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Signet, Gruul Nodorog, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Cremate, Conjurer’s Ban, Petrified Wood-Kin

Pick: Gruul Signet

Pack 23:

Benediction of Moons, Izzet Chronarch, Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Ogre Savant, Scab-Clan Mauler, Skarrg, the Rage Pits, Storm Herd

Pick: Ogre Savant

Pack 24:

Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Withstand

Pick: Silhana Ledgewalker

Pack 25:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Guardian’s Magemark, Runeboggle, Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind, Martyred Rusalka

Pick: Runeboggle

Pack 26:

Lionheart Maverick, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Starved Rusalka

Pick: Beastmaster’s Magemark

Pack 27:

Restless Bones, Runeboggle, Castigate, Cryptwailing

Pick: Runeboggle

Pack 28:

Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Cremate

Pick: Gigadrowse

Pack 29:

Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame

Pick: Leap of Flame

Pack 30:

Gruul Nodorog

Pick: Gruul Nodorog

Pack 31:

Ogre Gatecrasher, Demon’s Jester, Ocular Halo, Aquastrand Spider, Freewind Equenaut, Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Azorius First-Wing, Writ of Passage, Transguild Courier, Rise / Fall, Bond of Agony, Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

Pick: Transguild Courier

Pack 32:

Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Silkwing Scout, Cackling Flames, Macabre Waltz, Wrecking Ball, Cytospawn Shambler, Guardian of the Guildpact, Vigean Intuition, Ragamuffyn, Stomp and Howl

Pick: Cackling Flames

Pack 33:

Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Azorius First-Wing, Whiptail Moloch, Helium Squirter, Simic Growth Chamber, Simic Ragworm, Steeling Stance, Simic Guildmage, Brace for Impact, Wit’s End

Pick: Simic Guildmage

Pack 34:

Simic Signet, Seal of Fire, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Minister of Impediments, Utopia Sprawl, Freewind Equenaut, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Plumes of Peace, Weight of Spires, Stalking Vengeance

Pick: Seal of Fire

Pack 35:

Entropic Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, Rakdos Ickspitter, Simic Signet, Thrive, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Flash Foliage, Azorius Aethermage, Hide / Seek

Pick: Simic Signet

Pack 36:

Vesper Ghoul, Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Azorius Chancery, Guardian of the Guildpact, Jagged Poppet, Azorius Herald

Pick: Coiling Oracle

Pack 37:

Vision Skeins, Soulsworn Jury, Enemy of the Guildpact, Utvara Scalper, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Cytospawn Shambler, Vigean Graftmage, Leafdrake Roost, Walking Archive

Pick: Leafdrake Roost

Pack 38:

Azorius Chancery, Psychotic Fury, Enigma Eidolon, Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Plumes of Peace, Weight of Spires, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

Pick: Psychotic Fury

Pack 39:

Freewind Equenaut, Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Writ of Passage, Bond of Agony

Pick: Freewind Equenaut

Pack 40:

Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Cytospawn Shambler, Vigean Intuition

Pick: Cytospawn Shambler

Pack 41:

Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Kill-Suit Cultist, Steeling Stance, Brace for Impact

Pick: Sporeback Troll

Pack 42:

Simic Signet, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Overrule, Weight of Spires

Pick: Simic Signet

Pack 43:

Utopia Sprawl, Shielding Plax, Azorius Aethermage

Pick: Utopia Sprawl

Pack 44:

Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon

Pick: Vigean Hydropon

Pack 45:

Vision Skeins

Pick: Vision Skeins

Final Decklist:


1 Drift of Phantasms
1 Peel from Reality
1 Surveilling Sprite
1 Terraformer
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Ogre Savant
1 Seal of Fire
1 Cackling Flames
1 Psychotic Fury
1 Bramble Elemental
1 Elves of Deep Shadow
1 Wildsize
1 Cytospawn Shambler
1 Sporeback Troll
1 Gruul Signet
1 Izzet Signet
1 Simic Signet
1 Izzet Chronarch
2 Streetbreaker Wurm
1 Coiling Oracle
1 Leafdrake Roost
1 Simic Guildmage
1 Transguild Courier
1 Vigean Hydropon
1 Boros Garrison
1 Gruul Turf
5 Forest
2 Mountain
6 Island


1 Beastmaster’s Magemark
1 Benevolent Ancestor
1 Chorus of the Conclave
1 Dizzy Spell
1 Forest
1 Freewind Equenaut
1 Gigadrowse
1 Gruul Nodorog
1 Induce Paranoia
1 Island
1 Leap of Flame
1 Mountain
1 Pariah’s Shield
2 Runeboggle
1 Silhana Ledgewalker
1 Simic Signet
1 Tattered Drake
1 Terrarion
1 Utopia Sprawl
1 Vision Skeins

The real decision in this draft was the first pick. I took what I believe to be the best card in the pack, and got rewarded by being passed two very good cards in the same color. After that all the other picks seemed pretty basic. I won two easy rounds, and split the finals.

Until Monday,


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