Drafting With Rich – Lorwyn/Lorwyn/Morningtide #10

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Friday, April 4th – Rich Hoaen is back! The renowned Canadian Limited maestro returns to bring us a Lorwyn/Lorwyn/Morningtide draft each day from the 8-4 queues of Magic Online. He takes us through each pick, from 1 to 45, and shares his thoughts on the draft and the games in both the article and the forums.


Pack 1:

Whirlpool Whelm Boggart Loggers Adder-Staff Boggart Fertile Ground Moonglove Extract Hillcomber Giant Faerie Trickery Warren-Scourge Elf Lairwatch Giant Spiderwig Boggart Boggart Forager Ethereal Whiskergill Harpoon Sniper Vivid Crag Timber Protector

Pick: Timber Protector

Pack 2:

Peppersmoke Consuming Bonfire Wispmare Stonybrook Angler Thieving Sprite Caterwauling Boggart Tideshaper Mystic Elvish Handservant Broken Ambitions Cenn’s Heir Pollen Lullaby Vivid Creek Flamekin Harbinger Horde of Notions

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 3:

Inner-Flame Acolyte Pestermite Leaf Gilder Boggart Sprite-Chaser Thieving Sprite Kinsbaile Balloonist Rootgrapple Triclopean Sight Nightshade Stinger Faultgrinder Seedguide Ash Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender Favor of the Mighty

Pick: Leaf Gilder

Pack 4:

Wispmare Streambed Aquitects Consuming Bonfire Boggart Loggers Runed Stalactite Lairwatch Giant Spellstutter Sprite Spiderwig Boggart Flamekin Brawler Tideshaper Mystic Giant Harbinger Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Streambed Aquitects

Pack 5:

Fertile Ground Moonglove Winnower Whirlpool Whelm Leaf Gilder Adder-Staff Boggart Black Poplar Shaman Shimmering Grotto Elvish Eulogist Giant’s Ire Makeshift Mannequin Guardian of Cloverdell

Pick: Leaf Gilder

Pack 6:

Sentinels of Glen Elendra Stinkdrinker Daredevil Battlewand Oak Oaken Brawler Hurly-Burly Ringskipper Hunt Down Triclopean Sight Goatnapper Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Battlewand Oak

Pack 7:

Battlewand Oak Hurly-Burly Boggart Forager Facevaulter Hunt Down Giant’s Ire Vivid Crag Nettlevine Blight Zephyr Net

Pick: Battlewand Oak

Pack 8:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser Oaken Brawler Facevaulter Warren-Scourge Elf Blades of Velis Vel Cenn’s Heir Ringskipper Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Pack 9:

Adder-Staff Boggart Faerie Trickery Warren-Scourge Elf Lairwatch Giant Spiderwig Boggart Boggart Forager Ethereal Whiskergill

Pick: Adder-Staff Boggart

Pack 10:

Wispmare Caterwauling Boggart Tideshaper Mystic Broken Ambitions Cenn’s Heir Horde of Notions

Pick: Broken Ambitions

Pack 11:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser Rootgrapple Triclopean Sight Faultgrinder Favor of the Mighty

Pick: Triclopean Sight

Pack 12:

Wispmare Flamekin Brawler Tideshaper Mystic Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Ashling’s Prerogative

Pack 13:

Moonglove Winnower Whirlpool Whelm Black Poplar Shaman

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 14:

Oaken Brawler Hunt Down

Pick: Hunt Down

Pack 15:


Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 16:

Oblivion Ring Quill-Slinger Boggart Bog-Strider Ash Aethersnipe Tarfire Herbal Poultice Kithkin Greatheart Lace with Moonglove Blind-Spot Giant Exiled Boggart Ponder Hoarder’s Greed Lammastide Weave Drowner of Secrets Oona’s Prowler

Pick: Oblivion Ring

Pack 17:

Cloudcrown Oak Tarfire Wanderer’s Twig Avian Changeling Bog-Strider Ash Eyeblight’s Ending Scarred Vinebreeder Gilt-Leaf Seer Protective Bubble Ingot Chewer Goldmeadow Stalwart Captivating Glance Glarewielder Auntie’s Hovel

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 18:

Oakgnarl Warrior Lash Out Hornet Harasser Deeptread Merrow Goldmeadow Harrier Fistful of Force Heal the Scars Skeletal Changeling Shields of Velis Vel Fire-Belly Changeling Elvish Branchbender Crib Swap Thorntooth Witch

Pick: Thorntooth Witch

Pack 19:

Warren Pilferers Lowland Oaf Fistful of Force Quill-Slinger Boggart Surge of Thoughtweft Elvish Branchbender Wellgabber Apothecary Aquitect’s Will Mournwhelk Zephyr Net Merrow Harbinger Summon the School

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 20:

Kithkin Healer Deeptread Merrow Herbal Poultice Avian Changeling Judge of Currents Inkfathom Divers Needle Drop Elvish Promenade Crush Underfoot Guardian of Cloverdell Oaken Brawler

Pick: Avian Changeling

Pack 21:

Soulbright Flamekin Surge of Thoughtweft Weed Strangle Woodland Changeling Needle Drop Springjack Knight Heal the Scars Inkfathom Divers Turtleshell Changeling Elvish Harbinger

Pick: Elvish Harbinger

Pack 22:

Springleaf Drum Oakgnarl Warrior Glimmerdust Nap Spring Cleaning Exiled Boggart Shields of Velis Vel Mournwhelk Faerie Tauntings Vivid Marsh

Pick: Vivid Marsh

Pack 23:

Springleaf Drum Kithkin Healer Footbottom Feast Soaring Hope Judge of Currents Boggart Shenanigans Ego Erasure Whirlpool Whelm

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 24:

Herbal Poultice Kithkin Greatheart Lace with Moonglove Exiled Boggart Ponder Hoarder’s Greed Lammastide Weave

Pick: Kithkin Greatheart

Pack 25:

Wanderer’s Twig Scarred Vinebreeder Gilt-Leaf Seer Protective Bubble Ingot Chewer Captivating Glance

Pick: Wanderer’s Twig

Pack 26:

Oakgnarl Warrior Heal the Scars Skeletal Changeling Shields of Velis Vel Fire-Belly Changeling

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 27:

Quill-Slinger Boggart Wellgabber Apothecary Aquitect’s Will Zephyr Net

Pick: Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pack 28:

Herbal Poultice Inkfathom Divers Needle Drop

Pick: Inkfathom Divers

Pack 29:

Needle Drop Heal the Scars

Pick: Heal the Scars

Pack 30:

Exiled Boggart

Pick: Exiled Boggart

Pack 31:

Seething Pathblazer Burrenton Shield-Bearers Shard Volley Elvish Warrior Dewdrop Spy Earthbrawn Lys Alana Bowmaster Stonybrook Schoolmaster Negate Prickly Boggart Hostile Realm Obsidian Battle-Axe Daily Regimen Recross the Paths Supreme Exemplar

Pick: Earthbrawn

Pack 32:

Brighthearth Banneret Winnower Patrol Seething Pathblazer Final-Sting Faerie Latchkey Faerie Coordinated Barrage Merrow Witsniper Blightsoil Druid Kindled Fury Bosk Banneret Nightshade Schemers Hunting Triad Veteran’s Armaments Boldwyr Heavyweights

Pick: Bosk Banneret

Pack 33:

Elvish Warrior Fencer Clique Lunk Errant Stream of Unconsciousness Final-Sting Faerie Bosk Banneret Prickly Boggart Stingmoggie Festercreep Deglamer Orchard Warden Stomping Slabs Reach of Branches

Pick: Reach of Branches

Pack 34:

Moonglove Changeling Shard Volley Winnower Patrol Pack’s Disdain Everbark Shaman Shinewend Merrow Witsniper Morsel Theft Stingmoggie Sage of Fables Release the Ants Auntie’s Snitch

Pick: Moonglove Changeling

Pack 35:

Reins of the Vinesteed Sunflare Shaman Moonglove Changeling Fertilid Disperse Forfend Mudbutton Clanger Deglamer Ink Dissolver Waterspout Weavers Graceful Reprieve

Pick: Moonglove Changeling

Pack 36:

Lunk Errant Earthbrawn Order of the Golden Cricket Disperse Ambassador Oak Stonybrook Schoolmaster Pulling Teeth Roar of the Crowd Meadowboon Revive the Fallen

Pick: Ambassador Oak

Pack 37:

Order of the Golden Cricket Sunflare Shaman Stream of Unconsciousness Burrenton Shield-Bearers Shinewend Festercreep Hostile Realm Negate Offalsnout

Pick: Festercreep

Pack 38:

Fire Juggler Fertilid Everbark Shaman Pulling Teeth Floodchaser Meadowboon Research the Deep Declaration of Naught

Pick: Everbark Shaman

Pack 39:

Seething Pathblazer Burrenton Shield-Bearers Stonybrook Schoolmaster Negate Prickly Boggart Hostile Realm Recross the Paths

Pick: Stonybrook Schoolmaster

Pack 40:

Winnower Patrol Seething Pathblazer Final-Sting Faerie Merrow Witsniper Blightsoil Druid Kindled Fury

Pick: Winnower Patrol

Pack 41:

Lunk Errant Stream of Unconsciousness Bosk Banneret Deglamer Stomping Slabs

Pick: Bosk Banneret

Pack 42:

Everbark Shaman Merrow Witsniper Morsel Theft Stingmoggie

Pick: Everbark Shaman

Pack 43:

Reins of the Vinesteed Forfend Mudbutton Clanger

Pick: Reins of the Vinesteed

Pack 44:

Lunk Errant Pulling Teeth

Pick: Lunk Errant

Pack 45:

Hostile Realm

Pick: Hostile Realm

Final Decklist:


1 Oblivion Ring
1 Black Poplar Shaman
1 Eyeblight’s Ending
1 Peppersmoke
1 Skeletal Changeling
1 Thorntooth Witch
1 Warren Pilferers
2 Moonglove Changeling
2 Battlewand Oak
1 Elvish Harbinger
2 Leaf Gilder
1 Timber Protector
1 Ambassador Oak
2 Bosk Banneret
1 Earthbrawn
2 Everbark Shaman
1 Reach of Branches
1 Winnower Patrol
9 Forest
1 Plains
6 Swamp
1 Vivid Marsh


1 Adder-Staff Boggart
1 Ashling’s Prerogative
1 Avian Changeling
1 Broken Ambitions
1 Exiled Boggart
1 Facevaulter
1 Festercreep
1 Footbottom Feast
1 Heal the Scars
1 Hostile Realm
1 Hunt Down
1 Inkfathom Divers
1 Kithkin Greatheart
1 Lunk Errant
1 Oaken Brawler
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart
1 Reins of the Vinesteed
1 Stonybrook Schoolmaster
1 Streambed Aquitects
1 Triclopean Sight
1 Wanderer’s Twig

2nd Pick: I wasn’t sure what to take here as all of the options were pretty miserable. I guess the Bonfire is good in a Green Red Warrior or Shaman deck but I figured I’d rather be Black with Timber Protector and it’s more powerful in case I switch into another archetype.

4th Pick: If I Bonfired earlier I’d Harbinger but with the Peppersmoke the Aquitects is a better backup plan.

Pick 32: I figured my deck was already quite powerful and I’d only really lose if people got way ahead of me so the Banneret would be very helpful there. I should probably have taken the Triad since it’s simply much more powerful and I’d likely get a cheap guy back whether it’s the Banneret or the Druid.

I was quite happy with this deck. I felt it could’ve been better if I’d taken a few more chances but it was still quite consistent and powerful.

Round 1 I played against a solid Giant deck splashing Nameless Inversion for some reason. Game 1 I drew two Bosk Bannerets and a Black-Poplar Shaman and a bunch of land. He played a Hillcomber Giant which stopped me from attacking then a bunch more spells. I continued to draw lands… Game 2 I mulliganed and played two spells.

This draft was very disappointing since my deck was fun and I didn’t get to play a game.

Until Monday…


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