Drafting With Rich #34

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:

Mortipede, Torpid Moloch, Terrarion, Ordruun Commando, Golgari Rotwurm, Dimir Infiltrator, Grayscaled Gharial, Shred Memory, Fiery Conclusion, Skyknight Legionnaire, Conclave Equenaut, Golgari Germination, Vigor Mortis, Flash Conscription, Master Warcraft

Pick: Golgari Rotwurm

Pack 2:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Selesnya Sanctuary, Vedalken Entrancer, Thundersong Trumpeter, Gather Courage, Caregiver, Drake Familiar, Thoughtpicker Witch, Golgari Signet, Sandsower, Psychic Drain, Flame-Kin Zealot, Hunted Dragon

Pick: Selesnya Sanctuary

Pack 3:

Coalhauler Swine, Dimir Aqueduct, Courier Hawk, Gather Courage, Boros Fury-Shield, Dizzy Spell, Infectious Host, Rally the Righteous, Boros Signet, Selesnya Signet, Veteran Armorer, Golgari Thug, Drooling Groodion

Pick: Drooling Groodion

Pack 4:

Woodwraith Strangler, Drift of Phantasms, Strands of Undeath, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Rain of Embers, Dryad’s Caress, Dromad Purebred, Golgari Signet, Leashling, Carven Caryatid, Festival of the Guildpact, Tunnel Vision

Pick: Carven Caryatid

Pack 5:

Stasis Cell, Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi, Viashino Slasher, Centaur Safeguard, Golgari Brownscale, Conclave’s Blessing, Quickchange, Elves of Deep Shadow, Selesnya Evangel, Stoneshaker Shaman, Grozoth

Pick: Elves of Deep Shadow

Pack 6:

Barbarian Riftcutter, Courier Hawk, Incite Hysteria, Zephyr Spirit, Boros Recruit, Smash, Forest, Rolling Spoil, Watchwolf, Razia’s Purification

Pick: Watchwolf

Pack 7:

Induce Paranoia, Muddle the Mixture, Sadistic Augermage, Sewerdreg, Seismic Spike, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Root-Kin Ally, Wojek Apothecary, Nullstone Gargoyle

Pick: Root-Kin Ally

Pack 8:

Wojek Siren, Nightguard Patrol, Goblin Fire Fiend, Sundering Vitae, Leave No Trace, Seeds of Strength, Undercity Shade, Frenzied Goblin

Pick: Seeds of Strength

Pack 9:

Mortipede, Torpid Moloch, Ordruun Commando, Dimir Infiltrator, Grayscaled Gharial, Shred Memory, Golgari Germination

Pick: Mortipede

Pack 10:

Mortipede, Dogpile, Caregiver, Drake Familiar, Thoughtpicker Witch, Sandsower

Pick: Sandsower

Pack 11:

Coalhauler Swine, Boros Fury-Shield, Dizzy Spell, Infectious Host, Rally the Righteous

Pick: Infectious Host

Pack 12:

Woodwraith Strangler, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Dryad’s Caress, Leashling

Pick: Woodwraith Strangler

Pack 13:

Conclave’s Blessing, Quickchange, Stoneshaker Shaman

Pick: Conclave’s Blessing

Pack 14:

Incite Hysteria, Zephyr Spirit

Pick: Incite Hysteria

Pack 15:

Wojek Apothecary

Pick: Wojek Apothecary

Pack 16:

Orzhov Euthanist, Wildsize, Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Torch Drake, Guardian’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Primeval Light, Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind, Savage Twister, Djinn Illuminatus

Pick: Savage Twister

Pack 17:

Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Absolver Thrull, Douse in Gloom, Izzet Signet, Streetbreaker Wurm, Bloodscale Prowler, Shadow Lance, Starved Rusalka, Skarrg, the Rage Pits, Borborygmos

Pick: Douse in Gloom

Pack 18:

Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Cry of Contrition, Cry of Contrition, Blind Hunter, Bloodscale Prowler, Repeal, Ghost Warden, Izzet Signet, Cryptwailing, Souls of the Faultless, Ink-Treader Nephilim

Pick: Blind Hunter

Pack 19:

Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Izzet Chronarch, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Izzet Boilerworks, Ostiary Thrull, Goblin Flectomancer, Vacuumelt, Caustic Rain, Sword of the Paruns

Pick: Ostiary Thrull

Pack 20:

Scab-Clan Mauler, Gruul Turf, Ostiary Thrull, Wildsize, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Conjurer’s Ban, Scorched Rusalka, Skarrg, the Rage Pits

Pick: Gruul Turf

Pack 21:

Crystal Seer, Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Orzhov Signet, Withstand, Douse in Gloom, Silhana Starfletcher, Wreak Havoc, Shadow Lance, Ulasht, the Hate Seed

Pick: Silhana Starfletcher

Pack 22:

Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Scrapper, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Mourning Thrull, Frazzle, Hissing Miasma, Glint-Eye Nephilim

Pick: Mourning Thrull

Pack 23:

Gruul Scrapper, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Cremate, Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Feral Animist

Pick: Gruul Scrapper

Pack 24:

Castigate, Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Primeval Light, Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind

Pick: Gruul Nodorog

Pack 25:

Restless Bones, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Shadow Lance, Starved Rusalka, Skarrg, the Rage Pits

Pick: Skarrg, the Rage Pits

Pack 26:

Runeboggle, Cry of Contrition, Cry of Contrition, Cryptwailing, Ink-Treader Nephilim

Pick: Ink-Treader Nephilim

Pack 27:

Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Caustic Rain

Pick: Infiltrator’s Magemark

Pack 28:

Gigadrowse, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Conjurer’s Ban

Pick: Skarrgan Pit-Skulk

Pack 29:

Crystal Seer, Restless Bones

Pick: Crystal Seer

Pack 30:

Hissing Miasma

Pick: Hissing Miasma

Pack 31:

Azorius Signet, Simic Ragworm, Steeling Stance, Wrecking Ball, Sandstorm Eidolon, Seal of Doom, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Ragamuffyn, Stomp and Howl, Twinstrike, Pillar of the Paruns

Pick: Twinstrike

Pack 32:

Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Entropic Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, Simic Signet, Ogre Gatecrasher, Gnat Alley Creeper, Plaxcaster Frogling, Brace for Impact, Aethermage’s Touch

Pick: Utopia Sprawl

Pack 33:

Utvara Scalper, Thrive, Shielding Plax, Vesper Ghoul, Enigma Eidolon, Verdant Eidolon, Assault Zeppelid, Psychotic Fury, Demon’s Jester, Simic Growth Chamber, Azorius Herald, Vigean Intuition, Sprouting Phytohydra

Pick: Demon’s Jester

Pack 34:

Cytospawn Shambler, Seal of Fire, Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Gobhobbler Rats, Delirium Skeins, Sporeback Troll, Novijen, Heart of Progress, Supply / Demand, Flaring Flame-Kin, Hide / Seek

Pick: Seal of Fire

Pack 35:

Verdant Eidolon, Silkwing Scout, Macabre Waltz, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Pain Magnification, Squealing Devil, Walking Archive

Pick: Verdant Eidolon

Pack 36:

Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Demon’s Jester, Aquastrand Spider, Psychotic Fury, Spell Snare, Wit’s End

Pick: Aquastrand Spider

Pack 37:

Cytospawn Shambler, Carom, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Coiling Oracle, Street Savvy, Weight of Spires, Skullmead Cauldron, Hit / Run

Pick: Cytospawn Shambler

Pack 38:

Valor Made Real, Shielding Plax, Whiptail Moloch, Writ of Passage, Utopia Sprawl, Azorius Signet, Vigean Intuition, Skyscribing

Pick: Utopia Sprawl

Pack 39:

Sandstorm Eidolon, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Nettling Curse, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Stomp and Howl

Pick: Sandstorm Eidolon

Pack 40:

Enemy of the Guildpact, Simic Initiate, Entropic Eidolon, Simic Signet, Gnat Alley Creeper, Brace for Impact

Pick: Entropic Eidolon

Pack 41:

Thrive, Enigma Eidolon, Assault Zeppelid, Vigean Intuition, Sprouting Phytohydra

Pick: Assault Zeppelid

Pack 42:

Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Delirium Skeins

Pick: Thrive

Pack 43:

Soulsworn Jury, Vision Skeins, Pain Magnification

Pick: Soulsworn Jury

Pack 44:

Nettling Curse, Utvara Scalper

Pick: Nettling Curse

Pack 45:

Street Savvy

Pick: Street Savvy

Final Decklist:


1 Sandsower
1 Seeds of Strength
1 Blind Hunter
1 Douse in Gloom
1 Drooling Groodion
1 Golgari Rotwurm
1 Mortipede
1 Mourning Thrull
1 Demon’s Jester
1 Entropic Eidolon
1 Twinstrike
1 Savage Twister
1 Seal of Fire
1 Carven Caryatid
1 Elves of Deep Shadow
1 Gruul Nodorog
1 Gruul Scrapper
1 Root-Kin Ally
1 Silhana Starfletcher
1 Aquastrand Spider
1 Cytospawn Shambler
2 Utopia Sprawl
1 Verdant Eidolon
1 Mountain
1 Plains
7 Forest
1 Gruul Turf
1 Selesnya Sanctuary
5 Swamp


1 Assault Zeppelid
1 Conclave’s Blessing
1 Crystal Seer
1 Forest
1 Hissing Miasma
1 Incite Hysteria
1 Infectious Host
1 Infiltrator’s Magemark
1 Ink-Treader Nephilim
1 Mountain
1 Nettling Curse
1 Ostiary Thrull
1 Sandstorm Eidolon
1 Skarrg, the Rage Pits
1 Skarrgan Pit-Skulk
1 Soulsworn Jury
1 Street Savvy
2 Swamp
1 Thrive
1 Watchwolf
1 Wojek Apothecary
1 Woodwraith Strangler

I was scared that my deck was going to be pretty weak after the first pack since I didn’t have much of anything other than the two big Golgari guys. Fortunately I had some excellent first picks in the next two packs, and my deck ended up pretty good. I won two rounds fairly easily, then split the finals because it was getting late.

Until tomorrow,


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