Drafting With Rich – Lorwyn/Lorwyn/Morningtide #7

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Tuesday, April 1st – 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:

Streambed Aquitects Stinkdrinker Daredevil Nameless Inversion Battlewand Oak Hurly-Burly Plover Knights Paperfin Rascal Warren-Scourge Elf Lairwatch Giant Spiderwig Boggart Boggart Forager Cloudgoat Ranger Inner-Flame Igniter Giant Harbinger Arbiter of Knollridge

Pick: Cloudgoat Ranger

Pack 2:

Dreamspoiler Witches Battlewand Oak Oaken Brawler Pestermite Hurly-Burly Peppersmoke Spellstutter Sprite Spiderwig Boggart Flamekin Brawler Tideshaper Mystic Marsh Flitter Flamekin Spitfire Crush Underfoot Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Pestermite

Pack 3:

Consuming Bonfire Wispmare Stonybrook Angler Thieving Sprite Hillcomber Giant Rootgrapple Triclopean Sight Nightshade Stinger Faultgrinder Faerie Trickery Incremental Growth Vivid Crag Forced Fruition

Pick: Stonybrook Angler

Pack 4:

Adder-Staff Boggart Fertile Ground Hillcomber Giant Stinkdrinker Daredevil Black Poplar Shaman Shimmering Grotto Elvish Eulogist Giant’s Ire Lairwatch Giant Squeaking Pie Sneak Fallowsage Veteran of the Depths

Pick: Fallowsage

Pack 5:

Moonglove Winnower Kinsbaile Balloonist Inner-Flame Acolyte Nath’s Elite Tideshaper Mystic Elvish Handservant Broken Ambitions Cenn’s Heir Tar Pitcher Scattering Stroke Hamletback Goliath

Pick: Kinsbaile Balloonist

Pack 6:

Runed Stalactite Neck Snap Smokebraider Ringskipper Hunt Down Triclopean Sight Nath’s Buffoon Caterwauling Boggart Nectar Faerie Rings of Brighthearth

Pick: Neck Snap

Pack 7:

Fertile Ground Moonglove Winnower Whirlpool Whelm Adder-Staff Boggart Wispmare Black Poplar Shaman Elvish Eulogist Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender Spinerock Knoll

Pick: Whirlpool Whelm

Pack 8:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser Oaken Brawler Boggart Forager Facevaulter Hunt Down Giant’s Ire Dawnfluke Goatnapper

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Pack 9:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil Hurly-Burly Warren-Scourge Elf Lairwatch Giant Spiderwig Boggart Boggart Forager Inner-Flame Igniter

Pick: Stinkdrinker Daredevil

Pack 10:

Hurly-Burly Spellstutter Sprite Spiderwig Boggart Flamekin Brawler Tideshaper Mystic Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Spellstutter Sprite

Pack 11:

Wispmare Hillcomber Giant Rootgrapple Faultgrinder Forced Fruition

Pick: Hillcomber Giant

Pack 12:

Black Poplar Shaman Elvish Eulogist Giant’s Ire Lairwatch Giant

Pick: Lairwatch Giant

Pack 13:

Inner-Flame Acolyte Tideshaper Mystic Cenn’s Heir

Pick: Tideshaper Mystic

Pack 14:

Hunt Down Nath’s Buffoon

Pick: Nath’s Buffoon

Pack 15:

Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Elvish Eulogist

Pack 16:

Oblivion Ring Wanderer’s Twig Hornet Harasser Axegrinder Giant Woodland Changeling Kithkin Greatheart Needle Drop Soaring Hope Elvish Branchbender Wellgabber Apothecary Aquitect’s Will Glen Elendra Pranksters Entangling Trap Changeling Hero Gilt-Leaf Palace

Pick: Oblivion Ring

Pack 17:

Tarfire Herbal Poultice Kithkin Greatheart Oakgnarl Warrior Hornet Harasser Spring Cleaning Blind-Spot Giant Wellgabber Apothecary Gilt-Leaf Seer Boggart Birth Rite Flamekin Harbinger Ego Erasure Glarewielder Jace Beleren

Pick: Jace Beleren

Pack 18:

Deeptread Merrow Goldmeadow Harrier Fistful of Force Soulbright Flamekin Glimmerdust Nap Cloudcrown Oak Zephyr Net Bog Hoodlums Judge of Currents Inkfathom Divers Prowess of the Fair Elvish Harbinger Incremental Growth

Pick: Goldmeadow Harrier

Pack 19:

Fistful of Force Quill-Slinger Boggart Surge of Thoughtweft Cloudcrown Oak Wanderer’s Twig Shields of Velis Vel Mournwhelk Needle Drop Woodland Guidance Sentry Oak Colfenor’s Urn Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pick: Surge of Thoughtweft

Pack 20:

Oakgnarl Warrior Goldmeadow Harrier Glimmerdust Nap Kithkin Daggerdare Surge of Thoughtweft Shimmering Grotto Lace with Moonglove Blind-Spot Giant Hearthcage Giant Familiar’s Ruse Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Goldmeadow Harrier

Pack 21:

Kithkin Daggerdare Herbal Poultice Lowland Oaf Protective Bubble Ingot Chewer Amoeboid Changeling Spring Cleaning Exiled Boggart Merrow Commerce Veteran of the Depths

Pick: Amoeboid Changeling

Pack 22:

Footbottom Feast Kithkin Healer Deeptread Merrow Mournwhelk Zephyr Net Scarred Vinebreeder Gilt-Leaf Seer Boggart Harbinger Lammastide Weave

Pick: Kithkin Healer

Pack 23:

Avian Changeling Springleaf Drum Heal the Scars Inkfathom Divers Boggart Birth Rite Ingot Chewer Soaring Hope Hunter of Eyeblights

Pick: Avian Changeling

Pack 24:

Wanderer’s Twig Kithkin Greatheart Needle Drop Soaring Hope Elvish Branchbender Aquitect’s Will Entangling Trap

Pick: Kithkin Greatheart

Pack 25:

Herbal Poultice Oakgnarl Warrior Spring Cleaning Wellgabber Apothecary Gilt-Leaf Seer Flamekin Harbinger

Pick: Flamekin Harbinger

Pack 26:

Fistful of Force Glimmerdust Nap Zephyr Net Bog Hoodlums Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Glimmerdust Nap

Pack 27:

Quill-Slinger Boggart Woodland Guidance Sentry Oak Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Colfenor’s Urn

Pack 28:

Oakgnarl Warrior Surge of Thoughtweft Lace with Moonglove

Pick: Surge of Thoughtweft

Pack 29:

Herbal Poultice Protective Bubble

Pick: Protective Bubble

Pack 30:

Zephyr Net

Pick: Zephyr Net

Pack 31:

Moonglove Changeling Shard Volley Changeling Sentinel Latchkey Faerie Winnower Patrol Pack’s Disdain Morsel Theft Stingmoggie Lys Alana Bowmaster Stonybrook Schoolmaster Negate Spitebellows Waterspout Weavers Revive the Fallen Preeminent Captain

Pick: Preeminent Captain

Pack 32:

Kithkin Zephyrnaut Fire Juggler Weed-Pruner Poplar War-Spike Changeling Violet Pall Distant Melody Fertilid Floodchaser Morsel Theft Luminescent Rain Mudbutton Clanger Pyroclast Consul Research the Deep Weirding Shaman

Pick: Kithkin Zephyrnaut

Pack 33:

Game-Trail Changeling Order of the Golden Cricket Sunflare Shaman Weed-Pruner Poplar Stream of Unconsciousness Burrenton Shield-Bearers Negate Bosk Banneret Prickly Boggart Stingmoggie Wolf-Skull Shaman Boldwyr Intimidator Notorious Throng

Pick: Order of the Golden Cricket

Pack 34:

Seething Pathblazer Burrenton Shield-Bearers Shard Volley Elvish Warrior Earthbrawn Prickly Boggart Hostile Realm Everbark Shaman Pulling Teeth Mosquito Guard Daily Regimen Greatbow Doyen

Pick: Mosquito Guard

Pack 35:

Seething Pathblazer Final-Sting Faerie Kindled Fury Bosk Banneret Stonybrook Schoolmaster Mothdust Changeling Pulling Teeth Stinkdrinker Bandit Orchard Warden Stomping Slabs Sensation Gorger

Pick: Mothdust Changeling

Pack 36:

Ballyrush Banneret Lunk Errant Stream of Unconsciousness Final-Sting Faerie Festercreep Deglamer Forfend Floodchaser Kindled Fury Cloak and Dagger

Pick: Ballyrush Banneret

Pack 37:

Ballyrush Banneret Squeaking Pie Grubfellows Reins of the Vinesteed Distant Melody Shinewend Festercreep Hostile Realm Coordinated Barrage Offalsnout

Pick: Ballyrush Banneret

Pack 38:

Lunk Errant Kithkin Zephyrnaut Roar of the Crowd Everbark Shaman Shinewend Merrow Witsniper Wandering Graybeard Maralen of the Mornsong

Pick: Kithkin Zephyrnaut

Pack 39:

Changeling Sentinel Pack’s Disdain Morsel Theft Stingmoggie Negate Waterspout Weavers Revive the Fallen

Pick: Changeling Sentinel

Pack 40:

Fire Juggler Weed-Pruner Poplar Floodchaser Luminescent Rain Mudbutton Clanger Pyroclast Consul

Pick: Pyroclast Consul

Pack 41:

Sunflare Shaman Burrenton Shield-Bearers Negate Stingmoggie Boldwyr Intimidator

Pick: Sunflare Shaman

Pack 42:

Burrenton Shield-Bearers Hostile Realm Everbark Shaman Pulling Teeth

Pick: Burrenton Shield-Bearers

Pack 43:

Bosk Banneret Pulling Teeth Stomping Slabs

Pick: Bosk Banneret

Pack 44:

Deglamer Forfend

Pick: Forfend

Pack 45:

Hostile Realm

Pick: Hostile Realm

Final Decklist:


2 Goldmeadow Harrier
1 Mosquito Guard
1 Kithkin Greatheart
2 Surge of Thoughtweft
1 Whirlpool Whelm
2 Ballyrush Banneret
1 Order of the Golden Cricket
1 Avian Changeling
1 Kithkin Healer
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Pestermite
2 Kithkin Zephyrnaut
1 Preeminent Captain
1 Fallowsage
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Kinsbaile Balloonist
1 Neck Snap
1 Changeling Sentinel
1 Cloudgoat Ranger
6 Island
11 Plains


1 Amoeboid Changeling
1 Bosk Banneret
1 Burrenton Shield-Bearers
1 Colfenor’s Urn
1 Elvish Eulogist
1 Flamekin Harbinger
1 Forfend
1 Glimmerdust Nap
1 Hostile Realm
1 Jace Beleren
1 Lairwatch Giant
1 Mothdust Changeling
1 Nath’s Buffoon
1 Oaken Brawler
1 Plains
1 Protective Bubble
1 Pyroclast Consul
1 Spellstutter Sprite
1 Stinkdrinker Daredevil
1 Stonybrook Angler
1 Sunflare Shaman
1 Tideshaper Mystic
1 Zephyr Net

Pick 1: This pick was tough. I like Inversion because it’s the only Black card in the pack but I took the Cloudgoat because it’s so much more powerful and I’m a big fan of White cards.

Pick 33: I don’t really know how good the Throng is. It seems very powerful but I like the consistency provided by the Cricket.

A few picks into this draft I was really regretting taking the Cloudgoat Ranger but that turned around when I got so many good Kithkin cards in packs 2 and 3. I chose to leave out Jace because it’s only exceptional on turn 3 and even then only when going first and I didn’t want to make that much of a sacrifice to my manabase since my deck was almost exclusively White cards.

Round 1 I played against a solid Green Red deck. In the first game I had a pretty good draw and thought I was going to absolutely crush him until he blew me out on turn 4 with Rival’s Duel on my Cricket and Fallowsage. I didn’t have a chance after that. Game 2 his draw was slower and I hit the Kinship with Kithkin Zephyrnaut a couple of times and was able to put too much pressure on him before his Wren’s Run Vanquisher could take over the game. Game 3 he missed his second land drop but was able to stay ahead the whole game with the Red Banneret on turn 2 followed by two Battlewand Oaks and an Ambassador Oak. I was barely able to race by making good use of Neck Snap Whirlpool Whelm and Pestermite.

Round 2 I played a very poor Green Red deck and his mediocre creatures couldn’t stand up to my Kithkin. I had Hillcomber Giant to finish him off game 1 and Cloudgoat Ranger game 2.

My opponent wouldn’t split the finals and absolutely crushed me with a great Goblin deck. My draws were slow and his were very good but this was a match I was unlikely to win regardless.

Until tomorrow


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