Drafting With Rich – Lorwyn/Lorwyn/Morningtide #6

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Monday, March 31st – 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:

Soulbright Flamekin Glimmerdust Nap Cloudcrown Oak Oblivion Ring Wanderer’s Twig Hornet Harasser Ingot Chewer Amoeboid Changeling Spring Cleaning Exiled Boggart Scattering Stroke Summon the School Guardian of Cloverdell Ancient Amphitheater Kithkin Healer

Pick: Oblivion Ring

Pack 2:

Surge of Thoughtweft Cloudcrown Oak Tarfire Wanderer’s Twig Silvergill Douser Avian Changeling Bog-Strider Ash Ponder Heal the Scars Skeletal Changeling Shields of Velis Vel Entangling Trap Merrow Commerce Merrow Reejerey

Pick: Avian Changeling

Pack 3:

Avian Changeling Lowland Oaf Fistful of Force Aethersnipe Quill-Slinger Boggart Shimmering Grotto Judge of Currents Lace with Moonglove Blind-Spot Giant Exiled Boggart Flamekin Bladewhirl Captivating Glance Secluded Glen

Pick: Avian Changeling

Pack 4:

Warren Pilferers Soulbright Flamekin Kithkin Daggerdare Weed Strangle Mudbutton Torchrunner Scarred Vinebreeder Springjack Knight Ponder Bog Hoodlums Scattering Stroke Vivid Creek Island

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 5:

Axegrinder Giant Woodland Changeling Kithkin Greatheart Footbottom Feast Lowland Oaf Shields of Velis Vel Needle Drop Springjack Knight Heal the Scars Sylvan Echoes Hearthcage Giant

Pick: Kithkin Greatheart

Pack 6:

Lignify Kithkin Healer Deeptread Merrow Herbal Poultice Inkfathom Divers Boggart Birth Rite Ingot Chewer Soaring Hope Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender Vivid Meadow

Pick: Kithkin Healer

Pack 7:

Springleaf Drum Kithkin Healer Footbottom Feast Axegrinder Giant Protective Bubble Skeletal Changeling Aquitect’s Will Vivid Meadow Battle Mastery

Pick: Vivid Meadow

Pack 8:

Springleaf Drum Oakgnarl Warrior Glimmerdust Nap Elvish Branchbender Amoeboid Changeling Kinsbaile Skirmisher Lace with Moonglove Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 9:

Glimmerdust Nap Ingot Chewer Spring Cleaning Exiled Boggart Scattering Stroke Guardian of Cloverdell Kithkin Healer

Pick: Kithkin Healer

Pack 10:

Surge of Thoughtweft Ponder Heal the Scars Shields of Velis Vel Entangling Trap Merrow Commerce

Pick: Surge of Thoughtweft

Pack 11:

Quill-Slinger Boggart Shimmering Grotto Lace with Moonglove Exiled Boggart Captivating Glance

Pick: Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pack 12:

Scarred Vinebreeder Springjack Knight Scattering Stroke Island

Pick: Springjack Knight

Pack 13:

Needle Drop Springjack Knight Heal the Scars

Pick: Springjack Knight

Pack 14:

Herbal Poultice Soaring Hope

Pick: Soaring Hope

Pack 15:

Battle Mastery

Pick: Battle Mastery

Pack 16:

Plover Knights Whirlpool Whelm Leaf Gilder Adder-Staff Boggart Wispmare Consuming Bonfire Rootgrapple Triclopean Sight Nightshade Stinger Faultgrinder Jagged-Scar Archers Changeling Berserker Familiar’s Ruse Horde of Notions Island

Pick: Plover Knights

Pack 17:

Kinsbaile Balloonist Inner-Flame Acolyte Peppersmoke Paperfin Rascal Nath’s Elite Moonglove Extract Boggart Sprite-Chaser Black Poplar Shaman Shimmering Grotto Elvish Eulogist Giant’s Ire Goatnapper Giant Harbinger Twinning Glass

Pick: Moonglove Extract

Pack 18:

Fertile Ground Hillcomber Giant Sentinels of Glen Elendra Stinkdrinker Daredevil Dreamspoiler Witches Caterwauling Boggart Tideshaper Mystic Broken Ambitions Cenn’s Heir Pollen Lullaby Ghostly Changeling Lys Alana Scarblade Hoofprints of the Stag

Pick: Ghostly Changeling

Pack 19:

Oaken Brawler Stonybrook Angler Moonglove Winnower Lairwatch Giant Spellstutter Sprite Spiderwig Boggart Flamekin Brawler Tideshaper Mystic Faerie Harbinger Knight of Meadowgrain Hunter of Eyeblights Shapesharer

Pick: Knight of Meadowgrain

Pack 20:

Wispmare Thieving Sprite Hillcomber Giant Dawnfluke Spellstutter Sprite Black Poplar Shaman Elvish Eulogist Wings of Velis Vel Sentry Oak Kithkin Mourncaller Shelldock Isle

Pick: Hillcomber Giant

Pack 21:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser Kinsbaile Balloonist Adder-Staff Boggart Ringskipper Hunt Down Triclopean Sight Nath’s Buffoon Fodder Launch Boggart Harbinger Oakgnarl Warrior

Pick: Kinsbaile Balloonist

Pack 22:

Battlewand Oak Oaken Brawler Hurly-Burly Consuming Bonfire Boggart Forager Facevaulter Hunt Down Giant’s Ire Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Consuming Bonfire

Pack 23:

Runed Stalactite Inner-Flame Acolyte Faerie Trickery Warren-Scourge Elf Lairwatch Giant Spiderwig Boggart Boggart Forager Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Runed Stalactite

Pack 24:

Wispmare Rootgrapple Triclopean Sight Faultgrinder Familiar’s Ruse Horde of Notions Island

Pick: Triclopean Sight

Pack 25:

Kinsbaile Balloonist Boggart Sprite-Chaser Black Poplar Shaman Shimmering Grotto Elvish Eulogist Twinning Glass

Pick: Kinsbaile Balloonist

Pack 26:

Tideshaper Mystic Broken Ambitions Cenn’s Heir Pollen Lullaby Lys Alana Scarblade

Pick: Cenn’s Heir

Pack 27:

Oaken Brawler Moonglove Winnower Lairwatch Giant Spiderwig Boggart

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 28:

Dawnfluke Black Poplar Shaman Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Dawnfluke

Pack 29:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser Hunt Down

Pick: Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Pack 30:

Hunt Down

Pick: Hunt Down

Pack 31:

Seething Pathblazer Final-Sting Faerie Latchkey Faerie Lunk Errant Earthbrawn Order of the Golden Cricket Kindled Fury Lys Alana Bowmaster Frogtosser Banneret Stonybrook Banneret Mosquito Guard Oona’s Blackguard Rage Forger Thornbite Staff Vengeful Firebrand

Pick: Order of the Golden Cricket

Pack 32:

Violet Pall Burrenton Shield-Bearers Elvish Warrior Ballyrush Banneret Fencer Clique Lunk Errant Stream of Unconsciousness Merrow Witsniper Morsel Theft Stingmoggie Lys Alana Bowmaster Wolf-Skull Shaman Swell of Courage Daily Regimen

Pick: Swell of Courage

Pack 33:

Disperse War-Spike Changeling Ambassador Oak Kithkin Zephyrnaut Moonglove Changeling Shard Volley Roar of the Crowd Luminescent Rain Mothdust Changeling Inspired Sprite Diviner’s Wand Walker of the Grove Burrenton Shield-Bearers

Pick: Kithkin Zephyrnaut

Pack 34:

Changeling Sentinel Latchkey Faerie Pack’s Disdain Seething Pathblazer Burrenton Shield-Bearers Shard Volley Blightsoil Druid Forfend Mudbutton Clanger Deglamer Wandering Graybeard Graceful Reprieve

Pick: Pack’s Disdain

Pack 35:

Elvish Warrior Dewdrop Spy Earthbrawn Kithkin Zephyrnaut Fire Juggler Weed-Pruner Poplar Ink Dissolver Merrow Witsniper Blightsoil Druid Kindled Fury Veteran’s Armaments

Pick: Kithkin Zephyrnaut

Pack 36:

Fertilid Burrenton Bombardier Disperse Brighthearth Banneret Weight of Conscience Festercreep Deglamer Forfend Floodchaser Thieves’ Fortune

Pick: Weight of Conscience

Pack 37:

Changeling Sentinel Dewdrop Spy Reins of the Vinesteed Sunflare Shaman Negate Stingmoggie Waterspout Weavers Redeem the Lost Greatbow Doyen

Pick: Changeling Sentinel

Pack 38:

Weight of Conscience Fire Juggler Negate Prickly Boggart Hostile Realm Everbark Shaman Waterspout Weavers Diviner’s Wand

Pick: Weight of Conscience

Pack 39:

Seething Pathblazer Final-Sting Faerie Lunk Errant Kindled Fury Frogtosser Banneret Mosquito Guard Rage Forger

Pick: Mosquito Guard

Pack 40:

Burrenton Shield-Bearers Lunk Errant Stream of Unconsciousness Merrow Witsniper Stingmoggie Daily Regimen

Pick: Burrenton Shield-Bearers

Pack 41:

Disperse Roar of the Crowd Luminescent Rain Diviner’s Wand Burrenton Shield-Bearers

Pick: Diviner’s Wand

Pack 42:

Burrenton Shield-Bearers Blightsoil Druid Forfend Graceful Reprieve

Pick: Burrenton Shield-Bearers

Pack 43:

Merrow Witsniper Blightsoil Druid Kindled Fury

Pick: Blightsoil Druid

Pack 44:

Deglamer Forfend

Pick: Forfend

Pack 45:

Reins of the Vinesteed

Pick: Reins of the Vinesteed

Final Decklist:


1 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
1 Kithkin Greatheart
1 Knight of Meadowgrain
1 Surge of Thoughtweft
1 Order of the Golden Cricket
1 Pack’s Disdain
2 Weight of Conscience
2 Avian Changeling
1 Kithkin Healer
1 Kithkin Healer [FOIL]
1 Moonglove Extract
1 Oblivion Ring
2 Kithkin Zephyrnaut
2 Kinsbaile Balloonist
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart
1 Changeling Sentinel
1 Plover Knights
1 Warren Pilferers
1 Swell of Courage
11 Plains
6 Swamp


1 Battle Mastery
1 Blightsoil Druid
1 Boggart Sprite-Chaser
2 Burrenton Shield-Bearers
1 Cenn’s Heir
1 Consuming Bonfire
1 Dawnfluke
1 Diviner’s Wand
1 Forfend
1 Ghostly Changeling
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Hunt Down
1 Moonglove Winnower
1 Mosquito Guard
4 Plains
1 Reins of the Vinesteed
1 Runed Stalactite
1 Soaring Hope
2 Springjack Knight
1 Triclopean Sight
1 Vivid Meadow

Pick 2: I didn’t want to take a Merfolk because of the Summon I passed and I think the Avian Changeling is better than committing to Red with the Tarfire.

Pick 4: Without a pick for my WW deck I took the most powerful splashable card.

Pack 2 was fairly miserable. I knew the guy behind me would be playing some White because he was in Merfolk but I figured I’d get something better than a bunch of four-drops.

Pick 36: I’m really not sure about this pick. Looking back I think the Bombardier was a better fit for my deck since it’s so aggressive but I always have a hard time turning down a good removal spell.

Pick 37: Redeem the Lost may have been better here but I just wanted as many Kithkin as I could find with my two Zephyrnauts and Pack’s Disdain.

I think this is the best Kithkin deck I’ve drafted and it finally gave me a chance to try something I’ve been thinking about – Kithkin with Quill-Slinger Boggart main.

Unfortunately I lost the first round to a very good Merfolk deck. Game 1 he had turn 2 Judge turn 3 Schoolmaster turn 4 Summon the School and Merrow Reejerey on turn 6… and I won the game. I had Zephyrnauts on turns 3 and 4 and Oblivion Ring for his Judge. I hit the Kinship a couple of times and finished him off with Swell of Courage. Game 2 he had Judge and Summon again and I couldn’t find a Black source for the Pack’s Disdain that would’ve let me race. Game 3 I was crushing him until he once again had Judge and Summon. This time I found the Black source after a couple of turns and would’ve won the race if he didn’t draw Swell of Courage on his last turn… the only card in the format that could win him the game.

My opponent’s deck was very good but this loss was still very frustrating since the Judge/Summon combo was his only way to beat me he drew it all three games and I wasn’t able to stop it one game due to mana problems.

Until Monday


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