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2 Sanctum Gargoyle
Archdemon of Unx
Knight of the White Orchid
Obelisk of Grixis
2 Dregscape Zombie
2 Bone Splinters
2 Fleshbag Marauder
Knight of the Skyward Eye
2 Skeletal Kathari
I took Resounding Thunder over the potentially more powerful Stoic Angel because of a personal distaste for first picking gold cards especially three-color ones. I certainly wouldn’t fault anyone for taking the Angel but I think a good single-color card is a better first pick. From there I took the best card in the pack for a while including an extremely weak third pack. My fifth pick was interesting. I took what I thought was the best card in the pack but I could be way off in that appraisal.
I wasn’t really looking to draw White Black but also couldn’t really find a way out. I didn’t really mind because I’d been wanting to experiment with non-allied colors. Opening the Angel made it work out but I’m not sure if this is the best deck I could’ve had.
I played against a Green Red White deck round 1. I won the first game with a bunch of two-for-ones after drawing first. He ran out of threats well before I ran out of answers and he died to a Leotau and Skeletal Kathari. Game 2 he had a quick draw but I had Angel on turn 5. He conceded on the spot.
The second round was very similar. I got maximum usage out of a Dregscape zombie in game 1 first sacrificing it to Fleshbag Marauder then to Bone Splinters to trade with two of his best creatures. Game 2 he was missing a color and my collection of mediocre creatures let him have it.
I played against a token deck in the third round which was an absolutely horrible matchup. Game 1 he had Dragon Fodder turn 2 followed by Goblin Assault and a couple removal spells and a Hissing Iguanar. I nearly won with a topdecked Angel but I was just too low and had to block his Sprouting Thrinax which gave him three more dudes to kill me with next turn. Game 2 I simply felt foolish. I had sideboarded out a Bone Splinters and Fleshbag Marauder but still drew one of each while he had a bunch of 1/1s and a Carrion Thrash giving me the business.
My enemy color experiment went well enough but it’s not something I’m going to be looking to draft again any time soon.
[Editor’s Note – Nick is taking a break today while he installs a new graphics card. He’s back tomorrow!]