Drafting With Rich #4

Another day, another draft from the Canadian Limited master! As usual, Rich presents his full 45 picks, and shares the decklist and some brief analysis on both build and performance. For more detailed description on the thoughts behind each choice, be sure to join us in the forums!


Pack 1:

Civic Wayfinder, Votary of the Conclave, Terraformer, Benevolent Ancestor, Vedalken Entrancer, Drake Familiar, Thoughtpicker Witch, Goblin Fire Fiend, Brainspoil, Sell-Sword Brute, Siege Wurm, Golgari Germination, Vigor Mortis, Flash Conscription, Temple Garden

Pick: Civic Wayfinder

Pack 2:

Tattered Drake, Strands of Undeath, Barbarian Riftcutter, Screeching Griffin, Muddle the Mixture, Seismic Spike, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Dimir Infiltrator, Last Gasp, Viashino Fangtail, Transluminant, Lore Broker, Spectral Searchlight, Sunhome Enforcer

Pick: Last Gasp

Pack 3:

Gaze of the Gorgon, Goblin Spelunkers, Greater Mossdog, Thundersong Trumpeter, Gather Courage, Sparkmage Apprentice, Sundering Vitae, Leave No Trace, Zephyr Spirit, Skyknight Legionnaire, Leashling, Festival of the Guildpact, Woodwraith Corrupter

Pick: Greater Mossdog

Pack 4:

Viashino Slasher, Golgari Rot Farm, Consult the Necrosages, Clinging Darkness, Incite Hysteria, Centaur Safeguard, Conclave’s Blessing, Quickchange, Sewerdreg, Compulsive Research, Cleansing Beam, Auratouched Mage

Pick: Compulsive Research

Pack 5:

Selesnya Sanctuary, Stasis Cell, Roofstalker Wight, Nightguard Patrol, Boros Recruit, Smash, Golgari Brownscale, Seeds of Strength, Golgari Thug, Drooling Groodion, Concerted Effort

Pick: Drooling Groodion

Pack 6:

Coalhauler Swine, Courier Hawk, Boros Fury-Shield, Surveilling Sprite, Dromad Purebred, Grayscaled Gharial, Necromantic Thirst, Boros Signet, Darkblast, Stoneshaker Shaman

Pick: Darkblast

Pack 7:

Terrarion, Votary of the Conclave, Sadistic Augermage, Ordruun Commando, Grayscaled Gharial, Shred Memory, Rain of Embers, Grifter’s Blade, Ivy Dancer

Pick: Terrarion

Pack 8:

Convolute, Dogpile, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Perplex, Dryad’s Caress, Caregiver, Root-Kin Ally, Wojek Apothecary

Pick: Root-Kin Ally

Pack 9:

Votary of the Conclave, Benevolent Ancestor, Drake Familiar, Thoughtpicker Witch, Goblin Fire Fiend, Sell-Sword Brute, Golgari Germination

Pick: Benevolent Ancestor

Pack 10:

Tattered Drake, Barbarian Riftcutter, Muddle the Mixture, Seismic Spike, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Lore Broker

Pick: Tattered Drake

Pack 11:

Sundering Vitae, Leave No Trace, Zephyr Spirit, Leashling, Festival of the Guildpact

Pick: Sundering Vitae

Pack 12:

Viashino Slasher, Incite Hysteria, Conclave’s Blessing, Sewerdreg

Pick: Sewerdreg

Pack 13:

Stasis Cell, Boros Recruit, Golgari Thug

Pick: Golgari Thug

Pack 14:

Dromad Purebred, Grayscaled Gharial

Pick: Grayscaled Gharial

Pack 15:

Grayscaled Gharial

Pick: Grayscaled Gharial

Pack 16:

Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Douse in Gloom, Silhana Starfletcher, Orzhov Basilica, Blind Hunter, Bloodscale Prowler, Mortify, Martyred Rusalka, Vertigo Spawn, Sword of the Paruns

Pick: Silhana Starfletcher

Pack 17:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Izzet Chronarch, Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Necromancer’s Magemark, Gruul Signet, Ghor-Clan Savage, Repeal, Scab-Clan Mauler, Vacuumelt, Smogsteed Rider, Shattering Spree, Ulasht, the Hate Seed

Pick: Ghor-Clan Savage

Pack 18:

Mourning Thrull, Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Ghor-Clan Savage, Streetbreaker Wurm, Bloodscale Prowler, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Withstand, Vedalken Plotter, Caustic Rain, Dune-Brood Nephilim

Pick: Ghor-Clan Savage

Pack 19:

Ghost Warden, Izzet Signet, Orzhov Euthanist, Silhana Ledgewalker, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Plagued Rusalka, Agent of Masks, Gatherer of Graces

Pick: Mourning Thrull

Pack 20:

Cremate, Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Orzhov Euthanist, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Starved Rusalka, Sinstriker’s Will, Ink-Treader Nephilim

Pick: Orzhov Euthanist

Pack 21:

Silhana Starfletcher, Castigate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Scorched Rusalka, To Arms!, Agent of Masks

Pick: Silhana Starfletcher

Pack 22:

Gruul Turf, Torch Drake, Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Dryad Sophisticate, Orzhova, the Church of Deals

Pick: Dryad Sophisticate

Pack 23:

Gruul Scrapper, Cremate, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Crystal Seer, Conjurer’s Ban, Smogsteed Rider, Gruul War Plow

Pick: Gruul Scrapper

Pack 24:

Runeboggle, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Benediction of Moons, Martyred Rusalka, Vertigo Spawn

Pick: Gruul Nodorog

Pack 25:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Necromancer’s Magemark, Scab-Clan Mauler, Smogsteed Rider

Pick: Wild Cantor

Pack 26:

Cry of Contrition, Tin Street Hooligan, Lionheart Maverick, Leap of Flame, Caustic Rain

Pick: Tin Street Hooligan

Pack 27:

Orzhov Euthanist, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Gatherer of Graces

Pick: Orzhov Euthanist

Pack 28:

Gigadrowse, Beastmaster’s Magemark, Starved Rusalka

Pick: Beastmaster’s Magemark

Pack 29:

Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Crystal Seer

Pick: Crystal Seer

Pack 30:

Restless Bones

Pick: Restless Bones

Pack 31:

Writ of Passage, Plumes of Peace, Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Demon’s Jester, Ocular Halo, Aquastrand Spider, Freewind Equenaut, Azorius Chancery, Ogre Gatecrasher, Mistral Charger, Skyscribing, Azorius Guildmage, Wit’s End

Pick: Azorius Guildmage

Pack 32:

Azorius Signet, Simic Ragworm, Steeling Stance, Wrecking Ball, Sandstorm Eidolon, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Vision Skeins, Hellhole Rats, Nightcreep, Fertile Imagination

Pick: Simic Ragworm

Pack 33:

Seal of Doom, Verdant Eidolon, Guardian of the Guildpact, Silkwing Scout, Macabre Waltz, Kill-Suit Cultist, Azorius First-Wing, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Riot Spikes, Brain Pry, Fertile Imagination, Walking Archive

Pick: Seal of Doom

Pack 34:

Ogre Gatecrasher, Vesper Ghoul, Aurora Eidolon, Rakdos Carnarium, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul, Coiling Oracle, Azorius Ploy, Flame-Kin War Scout, Anthem of Rakdos

Pick: Rakdos Carnarium

Pack 35:

Taste for Mayhem, Simic Initiate, Vigean Hydropon, Nettling Curse, Beacon Hawk, Verdant Eidolon, Psychotic Fury, Demon’s Jester, Simic Growth Chamber, Jagged Poppet, Sprouting Phytohydra

Pick: Demon’s Jester

Pack 36:

Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy, Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Entropic Eidolon, Aurora Eidolon, Transguild Courier, Hit//Run, Simic Basilisk

Pick: Transguild Courier

Pack 37:

Delirium Skeins, Sporeback Troll, Valor Made Real, Whiptail Moloch, Entropic Eidolon, Utopia Sprawl, Ogre Gatecrasher, Palliation Accord, Aethermage’s Touch

Pick: Utopia Sprawl

Pack 38:

Carom, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Gobhobbler Rats, Gnat Alley Creeper

Pick: Carom

Pack 39:

Writ of Passage, Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Aquastrand Spider, Azorius Chancery, Ogre Gatecrasher, Wit’s End

Pick: Azorius Chancery

Pack 40:

Steeling Stance, Sandstorm Eidolon, Slaughterhouse Bouncer, Overrule, Utvara Scalper, Nightcreep

Pick: Slaughterhouse Bouncer

Pack 41:

Verdant Eidolon, Kill-Suit Cultist, Simic Initiate, Brain Pry, Walking Archive

Pick: Verdant Eidolon

Pack 42:

Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Writ of Passage, Vesper Ghoul

Pick: Vesper Ghoul

Pack 43:

Simic Initiate, Nettling Curse, Psychotic Fury

Pick: Psychotic Fury

Pack 44:

Taste for Mayhem, Street Savvy

Pick: Street Savvy

Pack 45:

Valor Made Real

Pick: Valor Made Real

Final Decklist:


1 Carom
1 Compulsive Research
1 Tattered Drake
1 Darkblast
1 Last Gasp
2 Orzhov Euthanist
1 Seal of Doom
1 Demon’s Jester
1 Civic Wayfinder
1 Dryad Sophisticate
2 Ghor-Clan Savage
1 Greater Mossdog
1 Root-Kin Ally
2 Silhana Starfletcher
1 Simic Ragworm
1 Utopia Sprawl
1 Terrarion
1 Drooling Groodion
1 Mourning Thrull
1 Azorius Guildmage
1 Transguild Courier
8 Forest
1 Island
1 Plains
4 Swamp
1 Azorius Chancery
1 Rakdos Carnarium


1 Beastmaster’s Magemark [FOIL]
1 Benevolent Ancestor
1 Crystal Seer
1 Golgari Thug
2 Grayscaled Gharial
1 Gruul Nodorog
1 Gruul Scrapper
1 Island
1 Psychotic Fury
1 Restless Bones
1 Sewerdreg
1 Slaughterhouse Bouncer
1 Street Savvy
1 Sundering Vitae
1 Swamp
1 Tin Street Hooligan
1 Valor Made Real
1 Verdant Eidolon
1 Vesper Ghoul
1 Wild Cantor

In this draft I got a very mixed signal with a fourth pick Compulsive Research, because there were no Blue cards following it. After pack one I was hoping to be able to stay Green Blue and get rewarded in Dissension. Unfortunately, I stayed Green Blue and didn’t get much in Dissension at all. I ended up losing in the second round to Mattias Jorstedt’s aggressive Black White Red deck, since he drew his mana well both games.

Until tomorrow,


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