Drafting With Rich #26

Rich continues his excellent series of RGD Draft walkthroughs, presenting each pick as it happened and highlighting each card chosen. He shares his final decklist, and gives us a brief overview of his results and processes. As usual, for more detailed draft deconstruction, come visit us in the forums!


Pack 1:

Courier Hawk, Stasis Cell, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, War-Torch Goblin, Boros Fury-Shield, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Thoughtpicker Witch, Shambling Shell, Transluminant, Faith’s Fetters, Moldervine Cloak, Auratouched Mage, Lore Broker, Phytohydra

Pick: Moldervine Cloak

Pack 2:

Induce Paranoia, Mortipede, Torpid Moloch, Bramble Elemental, Benevolent Ancestor, Quickchange, Infectious Host, Rain of Embers, Viashino Fangtail, Seeds of Strength, Veteran Armorer, Ivy Dancer, Flow of Ideas, Mnemonic Nexus

Pick: Bramble Elemental

Pack 3:

Stasis Cell, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Viashino Slasher, Vedalken Entrancer, Thundersong Trumpeter, Gather Courage, Sewerdreg, Smash, Rally the Righteous, Peel from Reality, Duskmantle, House of Shadow, Selesnya Sagittars, Mark of Eviction

Pick: Peel from Reality

Pack 4:

Wojek Siren, Terraformer, Consult the Necrosages, Surveilling Sprite, Dimir House Guard, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Drake Familiar, Shred Memory, Surge of Zeal, Dimir Signet, Wizened Snitches, Peregrine Mask

Pick: Surveilling Sprite

Pack 5:

Viashino Slasher, Boros Garrison, Surveilling Sprite, Golgari Brownscale, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Seismic Spike, Elvish Skysweeper, Boros Recruit, Golgari Signet, Spectral Searchlight, Grifter’s Blade

Pick: Spectral Searchlight

Pack 6:

Barbarian Riftcutter, Greater Mossdog, Courier Hawk, Benevolent Ancestor, Golgari Brownscale, Gate Hound, Lurking Informant, Dimir Infiltrator, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb, Chant of Vitu-Ghazi

Pick: Greater Mossdog

Pack 7:

Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Tattered Drake, Tidewater Minion, Sadistic Augermage, Quickchange, Infectious Host, Mnemonic Nexus, Carrion Howler, Nightmare Void

Pick: Tidewater Minion

Pack 8:

War-Torch Goblin, Boros Fury-Shield, Rain of Embers, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Leave No Trace, Boros Signet, Suppression Field, Bloodletter Quill

Pick: Boros Signet

Pack 9:

Stasis Cell, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, War-Torch Goblin, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Lore Broker, Phytohydra

Pick: Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi

Pack 10:

Induce Paranoia, Torpid Moloch, Quickchange, Infectious Host, Flow of Ideas, Mnemonic Nexus

Pick: Flow of Ideas

Pack 11:

Stasis Cell, Viashino Slasher, Sewerdreg, Smash, Duskmantle, House of Shadow

Pick: Stasis Cell

Pack 12:

Wojek Siren, Surge of Zeal, Wizened Snitches, Peregrine Mask

Pick: Wizened Snitches

Pack 13:

Viashino Slasher, Seismic Spike, Boros Recruit

Pick: Seismic Spike

Pack 14:

Gate Hound, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb

Pick: Svogthos, the Restless Tomb

Pack 15:

Infectious Host

Pick: Infectious Host

Pack 16:

Pillory of the Sleepless, Torch Drake, Absolver Thrull, Douse in Gloom, Izzet Signet, Ghor-Clan Savage, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Train of Thought, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Aetherplasm, Daggerclaw Imp, Gelectrode, Cerebral Vortex

Pick: Gelectrode

Pack 17:

Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Mourning Thrull, Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Orzhov Signet, Torch Drake, Shrieking Grotesque, Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Turf, Revenant Patriarch, Battering Wurm, Izzet Guildmage

Pick: Gruul Turf

Pack 18:

Streetbreaker Wurm, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Izzet Boilerworks, Withstand, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Martyred Rusalka, Gristleback, Mimeofacture

Pick: Izzet Boilerworks

Pack 19:

Gruul Signet, Ghor-Clan Savage, Ogre Savant, Repeal, Scab-Clan Mauler, Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Aetherplasm

Pick: Ogre Savant

Pack 20:

Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Mourning Thrull, Cry of Contrition, Silhana Starfletcher, Pyromatics, Shrieking Grotesque, Cryptwailing, Izzet Guildmage, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

Pick: Silhana Starfletcher

Pack 21:

Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Izzet Boilerworks, Castigate, Predatory Focus, Order of the Stars, Mizzium Transreliquat

Pick: Izzet Boilerworks

Pack 22:

Castigate, Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Signet, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Predatory Focus, Drowned Rusalka

Pick: Gruul Signet

Pack 23:

Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Silhana Ledgewalker, Gruul Scrapper, Shattering Spree, Thunderheads

Pick: Gruul Scrapper

Pack 24:

Absolver Thrull, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Train of Thought, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Aetherplasm, Cerebral Vortex

Pick: Train of Thought

Pack 25:

Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Scrapper

Pick: Gruul Scrapper

Pack 26:

Guardian’s Magemark, Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Martyred Rusalka

Pick: Gruul Nodorog

Pack 27:

Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Aetherplasm

Pick: Skarrgan Pit-Skulk

Pack 28:

Runeboggle, Cry of Contrition, Cryptwailing

Pick: Runeboggle

Pack 29:

Crystal Seer, Restless Bones

Pick: Crystal Seer

Pack 30:

Lionheart Maverick

Pick: Lionheart Maverick

Pack 31:

Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Azorius First-Wing, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Coiling Oracle, Simic Ragworm, Steeling Stance, Wrecking Ball, Sandstorm Eidolon, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Rakdos Guildmage, Bond of Agony, Stomp and Howl, Evolution Vat

Pick: Rakdos Guildmage

Pack 32:

Entropic Eidolon, Cackling Flames, Rakdos Signet, Aurora Eidolon, Azorius Chancery, Verdant Eidolon, Soulsworn Jury, Enemy of the Guildpact, Utvara Scalper, Thrive, Shielding Plax, Ignorant Bliss, Prahv, Spires of Order, Dread Slag

Pick: Cackling Flames

Pack 33:

Rakdos Carnarium, Cytospawn Shambler, Carom, Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Supply / Demand, Kindle the Carnage, Novijen, Heart of Progress, Omnibian

Pick: Omnibian

Pack 34:

Entropic Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, Rakdos Ickspitter, Simic Signet, Ogre Gatecrasher, Demon’s Jester, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Blessing of the Nephilim, Ratcatcher

Pick: Utopia Sprawl

Pack 35:

Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Verdant Eidolon, Plumes of Peace, Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Carom, Rakdos Signet, Rakdos Ickspitter, Vigean Graftmage, Nightcreep

Pick: Rakdos Ickspitter

Pack 36:

Gobhobbler Rats, Delirium Skeins, Sporeback Troll, Valor Made Real, Enigma Eidolon, Sandstorm Eidolon, Steeling Stance, Macabre Waltz, Magewright’s Stone, Blessing of the Nephilim

Pick: Sporeback Troll

Pack 37:

Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Gobhobbler Rats, Nettling Curse, Psychotic Fury, Simic Growth Chamber, Azorius Signet, Azorius Ploy, Ghost Quarter

Pick: Simic Growth Chamber

Pack 38:

Aurora Eidolon, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Riot Spikes, Trial / Error, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

Pick: Riot Spikes

Pack 39:

Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Vesper Ghoul, Steeling Stance, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Bond of Agony, Stomp and Howl

Pick: Stomp and Howl

Pack 40:

Entropic Eidolon, Verdant Eidolon, Enemy of the Guildpact, Utvara Scalper, Ignorant Bliss, Prahv, Spires of Order

Pick: Verdant Eidolon

Pack 41:

Carom, Street Savvy, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Novijen, Heart of Progress

Pick: Riot Spikes

Pack 42:

Entropic Eidolon, Simic Initiate, Nettling Curse, Blessing of the Nephilim

Pick: Entropic Eidolon

Pack 43:

Whiptail Moloch, Haazda Exonerator, Nightcreep

Pick: Whiptail Moloch

Pack 44:

Delirium Skeins, Valor Made Real

Pick: Delirium Skeins

Pack 45:

Psychotic Fury

Pick: Psychotic Fury

Final Decklist:


1 Peel from Reality
1 Surveilling Sprite
1 Tidewater Minion
1 Train of Thought
1 Ogre Savant
1 Cackling Flames
1 Bramble Elemental
1 Greater Mossdog
1 Gruul Nodorog
2 Gruul Scrapper
1 Moldervine Cloak
1 Silhana Starfletcher
1 Skarrgan Pit-Skulk
1 Sporeback Troll
1 Utopia Sprawl
1 Verdant Eidolon
1 Boros Signet
1 Gruul Signet
1 Spectral Searchlight
1 Gelectrode
1 Omnibian
1 Rakdos Guildmage
1 Rakdos Ickspitter
1 Riot Spikes
1 Gruul Turf
1 Simic Growth Chamber
2 Izzet Boilerworks
7 Forest
3 Island
1 Mountain


1 Crystal Seer
1 Delirium Skeins
1 Entropic Eidolon
1 Flow of Ideas [FOIL]
1 Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi
1 Infectious Host
1 Lionheart Maverick
1 Psychotic Fury
1 Riot Spikes
1 Runeboggle
1 Seismic Spike
1 Stasis Cell
1 Stomp and Howl
1 Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
1 Whiptail Moloch
1 Wizened Snitches

I was pretty happy with this deck. Clearly the table underrated bouncelands, so I ended up with lots of on-color ones. I lost a close second round, due to getting flooded twice and not having a second Black or Red to cast my Rakdos Guildmage in the second game, and not having Black to cast Rakdos Guildmage and Rakdos Ickspitter. I should have played at least one Swamp in my deck, as the Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, and Silhanna Starfletcher just weren’t enough sources, and I had ample sources of the other colors with all the bouncelands.

Until tomorrow,


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