Drafting With Rich #7

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:

Viashino Slasher, Golgari Rot Farm, Consult the Necrosages, Scatter the Seeds, Benevolent Ancestor, Surveilling Sprite, Rain of Embers, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Leave No Trace, Selesnya Signet, Veteran Armorer, Psychic Drain, Flame-Kin Zealot, Telling Time, Szadek, Lord of Secrets

Pick: Veteran Armorer

Pack 2:

Convolute, Golgari Rot Farm, Dogpile, Gather Courage, Boros Fury-Shield, Vedalken Dismisser, Zephyr Spirit, Lurking Informant, Surge of Zeal, Elves of Deep Shadow, Selesnya Evangel, Remand, Golgari Guildmage, Blazing Archon

Pick: Vedalken Dismisser

Pack 3:

Coalhauler Swine, Dimir Aqueduct, Courier Hawk, Stinkweed Imp, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Goblin Fire Fiend, Perplex, Gate Hound, Flight of Fancy, Galvanic Arc, Voyager Staff, Perilous Forays, Divebomber Griffin

Pick: Galvanic Arc

Pack 4:

Mortipede, Torpid Moloch, Terrarion, Sadistic Augermage, Thundersong Trumpeter, Infectious Host, Rally the Righteous, Elvish Skysweeper, Golgari Signet, Reroute, Nullmage Shepherd, Conclave Phalanx

Pick: Thundersong Trumpeter

Pack 5:

Votary of the Conclave, Terraformer, Fists of Ironwood, Sundering Vitae, Caregiver, Dizzy Spell, Shambling Shell, Fiery Conclusion, Boros Guildmage, Pollenbright Wings, Devouring Light

Pick: Devouring Light

Pack 6:

Selesnya Sanctuary, Stasis Cell, Roofstalker Wight, Incite Hysteria, Boros Recruit, Quickchange, Infectious Host, Glass Golem, Congregation at Dawn, Warp World

Pick: Selesnya Sanctuary

Pack 7:

Gaze of the Gorgon, Goblin Spelunkers, War-Torch Goblin, Screeching Griffin, Thoughtpicker Witch, Seismic Spike, Elvish Skysweeper, Ethereal Usher, Moonlight Bargain

Pick: Screeching Griffin

Pack 8:

Woodwraith Strangler, Drift of Phantasms, Strands of Undeath, Ordruun Commando, Conclave’s Blessing, Dimir Infiltrator, Necromantic Thirst, Seeds of Strength

Pick: Ordruun Commando

Pack 9:

Viashino Slasher, Rain of Embers, Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Leave No Trace, Selesnya Signet, Psychic Drain, Telling Time

Pick: Selesnya Signet

Pack 10:

Convolute, Golgari Rot Farm, Gather Courage, Zephyr Spirit, Surge of Zeal, Selesnya Evangel

Pick: Selesnya Evangel

Pack 11:

Coalhauler Swine, Courier Hawk, Sabertooth Alley Cat, Goblin Fire Fiend, Perilous Forays

Pick: Courier Hawk

Pack 12:

Mortipede, Torpid Moloch, Sadistic Augermage, Reroute

Pick: Torpid Moloch

Pack 13:

Votary of the Conclave, Terraformer, Caregiver

Pick: Terraformer

Pack 14:

Stasis Cell, Infectious Host

Pick: Stasis Cell

Pack 15:

Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Bloodscale Prowler, Repeal, Ghost Warden, Izzet Signet, Orzhov Euthanist, Pillory of the Sleepless, Skarrgan Skybreaker, Revenant Patriarch, Battering Wurm, Killer Instinct

Pick: Ghost Warden

Pack 16:

Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Izzet Boilerworks, Withstand, Ostiary Thrull, Streetbreaker Wurm, Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Signet, Izzet Guildmage, Predatory Focus, Hypervolt Grasp

Pick: Hypervolt Grasp

Pack 17:

Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Turf, Absolver Thrull, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Poisonbelly Ogre, Leap of Flame, Benediction of Moons, Silhana Ledgewalker, Hypervolt Grasp, Orzhova, the Church of Deals, Skarrgan Skybreaker, Dune-Brood Nephilim

Pick: Hypervolt Grasp

Pack 18:

Steamcore Weird, Withstand, Silhana Starfletcher, Orzhov Basilica, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Tin Street Hooligan, Crystal Seer, Aetherplasm, Predatory Focus, Order of the Stars, Parallectric Feedback

Pick: Steamcore Weird

Pack 19:

Izzet Signet, Ghor-Clan Savage, Streetbreaker Wurm, Bloodscale Prowler, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Mourning Thrull, Train of Thought, Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Drowned Rusalka, Cryptwailing

Pick: Izzet Signet

Pack 20:

Beastmaster’s Magemark, Wild Cantor, Poisonbelly Ogre, Guardian’s Magemark, Wee Dragonauts, Runeboggle, Castigate, Orzhov Signet, Necromancer’s Magemark, Order of the Stars

Pick: Orzhov Signet

Pack 21:

Skyrider Trainee, Gigadrowse, Wild Cantor, Cremate, Infiltrator’s Magemark, Absolver Thrull, Scab-Clan Mauler, Drowned Rusalka, Feral Animist

Pick: Absolver Thrull

Pack 22:

Orzhov Signet, Gruul Nodorog, Petrahydrox, Guardian’s Magemark, Gigadrowse, Burning-Tree Bloodscale, Cremate, Primeval Light

Pick: Petrahydrox

Pack 23:

Silhana Ledgewalker, Restless Bones, Petrahydrox, Skyrider Trainee, Runeboggle, Skarrgan Skybreaker, Killer Instinct

Pick: Skarrgan Skybreaker

Pack 24:

Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Lionheart Maverick, Crystal Seer, Cry of Contrition, Gruul Scrapper, Predatory Focus

Pick: Gruul Scrapper

Pack 25:

Gruul Scrapper, Gruul Nodorog, Fencer’s Magemark, Benediction of Moons, Orzhova, the Church of Deals

Pick: Fencer’s Magemark

Pack 26:

Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Benediction of Moons, Crystal Seer, Predatory Focus

Pick: Crystal Seer

Pack 27:

Restless Bones, Fencer’s Magemark, Cryptwailing

Pick: Fencer’s Magemark

Pack 28:

Guardian’s Magemark, Necromancer’s Magemark

Pick: Guardian’s Magemark

Pack 29:


Pick: Gigadrowse

Pack 30:

Verdant Eidolon, Minister of Impediments, Steeling Stance, Simic Growth Chamber, Aquastrand Spider, Azorius First-Wing, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Riot Spikes, Soulsworn Jury, Enemy of the Guildpact, Transguild Courier, Rise / Fall, Bond of Agony, Aethermage’s Touch

Pick: Minister of Impediments

Pack 31:

Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Beacon Hawk, Enemy of the Guildpact, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Ocular Halo, Aurora Eidolon, Rakdos Carnarium, Simic Ragworm, Entropic Eidolon, Plaxcaster Frogling, Brace for Impact, Spell Snare

Pick: Aurora Eidolon

Pack 32:

Ocular Halo, Aquastrand Spider, Azorius Chancery, Psychotic Fury, Utvara Scalper, Plumes of Peace, Soulsworn Jury, Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Weight of Spires, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Rise / Fall

Pick: Azorius Chancery

Pack 33:

Verdant Eidolon, Guardian of the Guildpact, Silkwing Scout, Assault Zeppelid, Thrive, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Gobhobbler Rats, Delirium Skeins, Slithering Shade, Simic Guildmage, Sprouting Phytohydra

Pick: Guardian of the Guildpact

Pack 34:

Sandstorm Eidolon, Steeling Stance, Simic Growth Chamber, Aquastrand Spider, Macabre Waltz, Gobhobbler Rats, Valor Made Real, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy, Stomp and Howl, Weight of Spires

Pick: Simic Growth Chamber

Pack 35:

Writ of Passage, Sporeback Troll, Haazda Exonerator, Delirium Skeins, Kill-Suit Cultist, Freewind Equenaut, Azorius Signet, Flash Foliage, Azorius Aethermage, Novijen Sages

Pick: Freewind Equenaut

Pack 36:

Writ of Passage, Coiling Oracle, Taste for Mayhem, Silkwing Scout, Assault Zeppelid, Carom, Rakdos Signet, Ogre Gatecrasher, Gnat Alley Creeper

Pick: Carom

Pack 37:

Verdant Eidolon, Steeling Stance, Simic Initiate, Vision Skeins, Soulsworn Jury, Bond of Agony, Aethermage’s Touch

Pick: Aethermage’s Touch

Pack 38:

Street Savvy, Vigean Hydropon, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Plaxcaster Frogling, Spell Snare

Pick: Plaxcaster Frogling

Pack 39:

Utvara Scalper, Vision Skeins, Coiling Oracle, Whiptail Moloch, Weight of Spires

Pick: Coiling Oracle

Pack 40:

Verdant Eidolon, Haazda Exonerator, Overrule, Slithering Shade

Pick: Overrule

Pack 41:

Valor Made Real, Kill-Suit Cultist, Street Savvy

Pick: Valor Made Real

Pack 42:

Writ of Passage, Delirium Skeins

Pick: Writ of Passage

Pack 43:

Writ of Passage

Pick: Writ of Passage

Final Decklist:


1 Courier Hawk
1 Devouring Light
1 Ghost Warden
1 Guardian’s Magemark
1 Screeching Griffin
1 Veteran Armorer
1 Aurora Eidolon
1 Carom
1 Freewind Equenaut
1 Guardian of the Guildpact
1 Steamcore Weird
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Galvanic Arc
2 Hypervolt Grasp
1 Ordruun Commando
1 Izzet Signet
1 Selesnya Signet
1 Simic Signet
1 Petrahydrox
1 Selesnya Evangel
1 Skarrgan Skybreaker
1 Thundersong Trumpeter
1 Minister of Impediments
1 Island
6 Mountain
6 Plains
1 Selesnya Sanctuary
1 Azorius Chancery
1 Simic Growth Chamber


1 Absolver Thrull
1 Aethermage’s Touch
1 Coiling Oracle
1 Crystal Seer
2 Fencer’s Magemark
1 Gigadrowse
1 Gruul Scrapper
1 Orzhov Signet
1 Overrule
1 Plaxcaster Frogling
1 Seismic Spike
1 Stasis Cell
1 Terraformer
1 Torpid Moloch
1 Valor Made Real
2 Writ of Passage

The first pick of this draft was an interesting one, because there was nothing really overpowering. Szadek is quite a commitment with a first pick, not to mention the rest of the good cards in the pack being Blue, Black (the land), or both. I thought my deck was quite good, but I ended up losing round 1 to The Ben Seck. I thought I had the first game locked up until he killed me from 14 with a Wildsize and Psychotic Fury on his Streetbreaker Wurm, and then I had mana troubles in the second game.

Until tomorrow,


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