Drafting With Rich – Lorwyn/Lorwyn/Morningtide #8

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Wednesday, April 2nd – 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:

Oblivion Ring Wanderer’s Twig Hornet Harasser Axegrinder Giant Woodland Changeling Kithkin Greatheart Judge of Currents Inkfathom Divers Needle Drop Soaring Hope Elvish Branchbender Glen Elendra Pranksters Crib Swap Flamekin Spitfire Chandra Nalaar

Pick: Chandra Nalaar

Pack 2:

Aethersnipe Quill-Slinger Boggart Surge of Thoughtweft Cloudcrown Oak Tarfire Wanderer’s Twig Silvergill Douser Soaring Hope Shimmering Grotto Lace with Moonglove Elvish Promenade Crush Underfoot Ethereal Whiskergill Wydwen the Biting Gale

Pick: Tarfire

Pack 3:

Tarfire Herbal Poultice Kithkin Greatheart Oakgnarl Warrior Hornet Harasser Aquitect’s Will Kinsbaile Skirmisher Spring Cleaning Blind-Spot Giant Boggart Shenanigans Ego Erasure Ceaseless Searblades Fathom Trawl

Pick: Tarfire

Pack 4:

Weed Strangle Woodland Changeling Springleaf Drum Kithkin Healer Footbottom Feast Kinsbaile Skirmisher Lace with Moonglove Scarred Vinebreeder Springjack Knight Ponder Vivid Grove Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 5:

Bog-Strider Ash Mudbutton Torchrunner Springleaf Drum Oakgnarl Warrior Blind-Spot Giant Ponder Heal the Scars Skeletal Changeling Merrow Harbinger Jagged-Scar Archers Tar Pitcher

Pick: Tar Pitcher

Pack 6:

Axegrinder Giant Lignify Quill-Slinger Boggart Bog-Strider Ash Bog Hoodlums Protective Bubble Fire-Belly Changeling Skeletal Changeling Turtleshell Changeling Sentry Oak

Pick: Fire-Belly Changeling

Pack 7:

Deeptread Merrow Glimmerdust Nap Gilt-Leaf Seer Boggart Birth Rite Zephyr Net Bog Hoodlums Hoarder’s Greed Lammastide Weave Vivid Creek

Pick: Boggart Birth Rite

Pack 8:

Goldmeadow Harrier Glimmerdust Nap Kithkin Daggerdare Surge of Thoughtweft Shields of Velis Vel Fire-Belly Changeling Elvish Branchbender Pollen Lullaby

Pick: Fire-Belly Changeling

Pack 9:

Hornet Harasser Axegrinder Giant Inkfathom Divers Needle Drop Soaring Hope Elvish Branchbender Glen Elendra Pranksters

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 10:

Quill-Slinger Boggart Soaring Hope Shimmering Grotto Lace with Moonglove Elvish Promenade Crush Underfoot

Pick: Crush Underfoot

Pack 11:

Herbal Poultice Oakgnarl Warrior Kinsbaile Skirmisher Spring Cleaning Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Boggart Shenanigans

Pack 12:

Footbottom Feast Lace with Moonglove Scarred Vinebreeder Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 13:

Oakgnarl Warrior Ponder Heal the Scars

Pick: Heal the Scars

Pack 14:

Quill-Slinger Boggart Bog Hoodlums

Pick: Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pack 15:

Lammastide Weave

Pick: Lammastide Weave

Pack 16:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil Dreamspoiler Witches Battlewand Oak Oaken Brawler Pestermite Hurly-Burly Peppersmoke Goldmeadow Dodger Faerie Trickery Nightshade Stinger Blades of Velis Vel Ethereal Whiskergill Knight of Meadowgrain Goldmeadow Stalwart Horde of Notions

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 17:

Streambed Aquitects Consuming Bonfire Boggart Loggers Runed Stalactite Inner-Flame Acolyte Tideshaper Mystic Elvish Handservant Broken Ambitions Cenn’s Heir Vivid Creek Thorntooth Witch Giant Harbinger Favor of the Mighty Skeletal Changeling

Pick: Thorntooth Witch

Pack 18:

Fertile Ground Moonglove Winnower Whirlpool Whelm Leaf Gilder Adder-Staff Boggart Wispmare Hunt Down Triclopean Sight Nath’s Buffoon Caterwauling Boggart Goatnapper Elvish Harbinger Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Adder-Staff Boggart

Pack 19:

Consuming Bonfire Wispmare Stonybrook Angler Thieving Sprite Elvish Handservant Dawnfluke Broken Ambitions Nath’s Buffoon Faultgrinder Ghostly Changeling Flamekin Harbinger Hurly-Burly

Pick: Ghostly Changeling

Pack 20:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush Moonglove Winnower Inner-Flame Acolyte Peppersmoke Paperfin Rascal Nath’s Elite Nightshade Stinger Faultgrinder Faerie Trickery Seedguide Ash Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 21:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser Stonybrook Angler Warren-Scourge Elf Lairwatch Giant Spiderwig Boggart Boggart Forager Ringskipper Harpoon Sniper Hoarder’s Greed Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Pick: Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Pack 22:

Adder-Staff Boggart Spellstutter Sprite Black Poplar Shaman Elvish Eulogist Wings of Velis Vel Caterwauling Boggart Makeshift Mannequin Vivid Crag Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Makeshift Mannequin

Pack 23:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser Thieving Sprite Whirlpool Whelm Facevaulter Hunt Down Giant’s Ire Dawnfluke Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 24:

Oaken Brawler Hurly-Burly Goldmeadow Dodger Faerie Trickery Nightshade Stinger Blades of Velis Vel Horde of Notions

Pick: Hurly-Burly

Pack 25:

Consuming Bonfire Inner-Flame Acolyte Tideshaper Mystic Broken Ambitions Vivid Creek Favor of the Mighty

Pick: Consuming Bonfire

Pack 26:

Moonglove Winnower Hunt Down Nath’s Buffoon Caterwauling Boggart Goatnapper

Pick: Caterwauling Boggart

Pack 27:

Consuming Bonfire Wispmare Nath’s Buffoon Faultgrinder

Pick: Consuming Bonfire

Pack 28:

Inner-Flame Acolyte Nightshade Stinger Faultgrinder

Pick: Inner-Flame Acolyte

Pack 29:

Boggart Forager Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Hoarder’s Greed

Pack 30:

Adder-Staff Boggart

Pick: Adder-Staff Boggart

Pack 31:

Ambassador Oak Fencer Clique Changeling Sentinel Dewdrop Spy Reins of the Vinesteed Pack’s Disdain Festercreep Deglamer Forfend Floodchaser Kindled Fury Wandering Graybeard Spitebellows Daily Regimen Maralen of the Mornsong

Pick: Spitebellows

Pack 32:

Order of the Golden Cricket Disperse War-Spike Changeling Ambassador Oak Kithkin Zephyrnaut Moonglove Changeling Blightsoil Druid Forfend Mudbutton Clanger Deglamer Ink Dissolver Pyroclast Consul Oona’s Blackguard Stomping Slabs

Pick: War-Spike Changeling

Pack 33:

Stream of Unconsciousness Burrenton Shield-Bearers Elvish Warrior Ballyrush Banneret Fencer Clique Stonybrook Banneret Shinewend Festercreep Hostile Realm Coordinated Barrage Stinkdrinker Bandit Revive the Fallen Stonehewer Giant

Pick: Stonehewer Giant

Pack 34:

Reins of the Vinesteed Burrenton Bombardier Distant Melody Order of the Golden Cricket Sunflare Shaman Weed-Pruner Poplar Floodchaser Morsel Theft Luminescent Rain Mudbutton Clanger Rage Forger Graceful Reprieve

Pick: Weed-Pruner Poplar

Pack 35:

Distant Melody Fertilid Ballyrush Banneret Squeaking Pie Grubfellows Prickly Boggart Hostile Realm Everbark Shaman Pulling Teeth Mosquito Guard Meadowboon Walker of the Grove

Pick: Meadowboon

Pack 36:

Lunk Errant Stream of Unconsciousness Final-Sting Faerie Game-Trail Changeling Weight of Conscience Fire Juggler Squeaking Pie Grubfellows Negate Prickly Boggart Stingmoggie

Pick: Weight of Conscience

Pack 37:

Sunflare Shaman Fertilid Disperse Lys Alana Bowmaster Mosquito Guard Waterspout Weavers Nightshade Schemers Recross the Paths Supreme Exemplar

Pick: Sunflare Shaman

Pack 38:

Seething Pathblazer Final-Sting Faerie Latchkey Faerie Lunk Errant Earthbrawn Luminescent Rain Research the Deep Disperse

Pick: Earthbrawn

Pack 39:

Dewdrop Spy Deglamer Forfend Floodchaser Kindled Fury Wandering Graybeard Daily Regimen

Pick: Wandering Graybeard

Pack 40:

Disperse Moonglove Changeling Forfend Mudbutton Clanger Deglamer Stomping Slabs

Pick: Moonglove Changeling

Pack 41:

Stream of Unconsciousness Burrenton Shield-Bearers Stonybrook Banneret Shinewend Hostile Realm

Pick: Stream of Unconsciousness

Pack 42:

Reins of the Vinesteed Floodchaser Luminescent Rain Mudbutton Clanger

Pick: Floodchaser

Pack 43:

Prickly Boggart Hostile Realm Pulling Teeth

Pick: Pulling Teeth

Pack 44:

Lunk Errant Stingmoggie

Pick: Lunk Errant

Pack 45:

Recross the Paths

Pick: Recross the Paths

Final Decklist:


1 Boggart Birth Rite
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Ghostly Changeling
1 Peppersmoke
1 Thieving Sprite
1 Thorntooth Witch
1 Weed Strangle
1 Moonglove Changeling
1 Weed-Pruner Poplar
1 Boggart Sprite-Chaser [FOIL]
1 Caterwauling Boggart
1 Chandra Nalaar
2 Consuming Bonfire
2 Fire-Belly Changeling
1 Inner-Flame Acolyte
2 Tarfire
1 Tar Pitcher [FOIL]
1 Spitebellows
1 Sunflare Shaman
1 War-Spike Changeling
9 Mountain
8 Swamp


2 Adder-Staff Boggart
1 Boggart Shenanigans
1 Crush Underfoot
1 Earthbrawn
1 Floodchaser
1 Footbottom Feast
1 Heal the Scars
1 Hoarder’s Greed
1 Hornet Harasser
1 Hurly-Burly
1 Lammastide Weave
1 Lunk Errant
1 Makeshift Mannequin
1 Meadowboon
1 Pulling Teeth
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart
1 Recross the Paths
1 Stonehewer Giant
1 Stream of Unconsciousness
1 Wandering Graybeard
1 Weight of Conscience

I don’t think there were any interesting picks in this draft. What I should take was always fairly obvious.

This draft was very frustrating since pack 1 was so good but packs 2 and 3 were just miserable. Somehow there were simply no good Black or Red cards opened and even though I was in the perfect position for this draft my deck ended up only slightly above average instead of spectacular as it seemingly should’ve been.

As frustrating as the draft was the games were even worse. Game 1 I was going second and had a draw with two Swamps and a bunch of spells that was quite good if I could draw a Mountain or even another Swamp. I didn’t play a third land until turn 5. Game 2 I kept a draw with two Mountains Fire-Belly Changeling Inner-Flame Acolyte and some Black cards. I continued to draw Black cards and my hand got Mind Shattered before I played a Swamp. Ah Magic…

Until tomorrow


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