Drafting With Tiago – LLL #11

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Tiago Chan, Portugal’s Level 6 Magic dynamo, takes us by the hand and leads us through the choppy waters of a triple-Lorwyn draft on Magic Online. He shares each and every pick, from one to forty-five, and supplies expert commentary on the draft and the games. For more detailed information, visit the forums!


Pack 1:

Pestermite, Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Whirlpool Whelm, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder,
Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Harbinger, Changeling Titan, Veteran of the Depths, Howltooth Hollow, Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Changeling Titan

Pack 2:

Bog-Strider Ash, Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Ego Erasure, Veteran of the Depths, Changeling Hero

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 3:

Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Kithkin Daggerdare, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Vivid Grove, Hunter of Eyeblights, Vivid Marsh

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 4:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Paperfin Rascal, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Glarewielder, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Scattering Stroke, Spinerock Knoll

Pick: Squeaking Pie Sneak

Pack 5:

Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Fistful of Force, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Lammastide Weave, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Flamekin Spitfire

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 6:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Smokebraider, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Treefolk Harbinger

Pick: Squeaking Pie Sneak

Pack 7:

Fertile Ground, Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Nova Chaser

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 8:

Soulbright Flamekin,
Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Battle Mastery

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 9:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Howltooth Hollow, Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Howltooth Hollow

Pack 10:

Bog-Strider Ash, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 11:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Bog Hoodlums

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 12:

Hurly-Burly, Boggart Forager, Hunt Down, Spinerock Knoll

Pick: Hurly-Burly

Pack 13:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Lace with Moonglove, Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pick: Oakgnarl Warrior

Pack 14:

Dawnfluke, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Elvish Eulogist

Pack 15:

Hunt Down

Pick: Hunt Down

Pack 16:

Deeptread Merrow, Goldmeadow Harrier, Fistful of Force, Eyeblight’s Ending, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Spring Cleaning,
Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Giant Harbinger, Scattering Stroke, Harpoon Sniper, Sower of Temptation

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 17:

Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Leaf Gilder, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Changeling Titan, Merrow Reejerey, Summon the School

Pick: Changeling Titan

Pack 18:

Dreamspoiler Witches, Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Elite, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Smokebraider, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Incremental Growth, Nectar Faerie, Boggart Mob

Pick: Incremental Growth

Pack 19:

Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Elvish Promenade, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Deathrender

Pick: Woodland Changeling

Pack 20:

Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Wanderer’s Twig, Exiled Boggart, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Kithkin Harbinger, Prowess of the Fair, Incremental Growth

Pick: Incremental Growth

Pack 21:

Boggart Loggers, Adder-Staff Boggart, Moonglove Extract, Hillcomber Giant, Wings of Velis Vel, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Moonglove Extract

Pack 22:

Oaken Brawler, Hurly-Burly, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Scarred Vinebreeder

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 23:

Herbal Poultice,
Lowland Oaf, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 24:

Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Boggart Birth Rite, Scattering Stroke

Pick: Boggart Birth Rite

Pack 25:

Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger

Pick: Fertile Ground

Pack 26:

Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Elvish Handservant

Pack 27:

Axegrinder Giant, Shields of Velis Vel, Needle Drop, Elvish Promenade

Pick: Elvish Promenade

Pack 28:

Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel

Pick: Exiled Boggart

Pack 29:

Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 30:


Pick: Rootgrapple

Pack 31:

Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Stonybrook Angler, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery,
Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Changeling Hero, Wren’s Run Vanquisher, Hoarder’s Greed, Thorn of Amethyst

Pick: Wren’s Run Vanquisher

Pack 32:

Cloudcrown Oak, Oblivion Ring, Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Hunter of Eyeblights, Sylvan Echoes, Seedguide Ash

Pick: Woodland Changeling

Pack 33:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Changeling Hero, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Wanderwine Prophets, Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 34:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Tarfire, Herbal Poultice, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Kithkin Harbinger, Vivid Grove, Vigor

Pick: Vigor

Pack 35:

Boggart Loggers, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Sentry Oak, Tar Pitcher, Treefolk Harbinger, Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 36:

Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Footbottom Feast, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Hearthcage Giant, Merrow Commerce, Inner-Flame Igniter

Pick: Elvish Branchbender

Pack 37:

Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Boggart Loggers, Adder-Staff Boggart, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Leaf Gilder

Pack 38:

Surge of
Thoughtweft, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Hunter of Eyeblights, Woodland Guidance, Goatnapper

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pack 39:

Wispmare, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Faultgrinder, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 40:

Wanderer’s Twig, Axegrinder Giant, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Hunter of Eyeblights, Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Hunter of Eyeblights

Pack 41:

Nath’s Elite, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pick: Nath’s Elite

Pack 42:

Herbal Poultice, Heal the Scars, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope

Pick: Ingot Chewer

Pack 43:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Blades of Velis Vel, Dawnfluke

Pick: Blades of Velis Vel

Pack 44:

Axegrinder Giant, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Merrow Commerce

Pack 45:

Boggart Forager

Pick: Boggart Forager

Final Decklist:


2 Eyeblight’s Ending
1 Fertile Ground
2 Changeling Titan
1 Elvish Branchbender
1 Elvish Promenade
2 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
1 Gilt-Leaf
2 Incremental Growth
2 Kithkin Daggerdare
1 Leaf Gilder
2 Lys Alana Huntmaster
1 Nath’s Elite
1 Vigor
2 Woodland Changeling
1 Wren’s Run Vanquisher
1 Moonglove Extract
13 Forest
4 Swamp


1 Blades of Velis Vel
1 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Boggart Birth Rite
1 Boggart Forager
1 Elvish Eulogist
1 Elvish Handservant
1 Exiled Boggart
2 Facevaulter
1 Hornet Harasser
1 Howltooth Hollow
1 Hunt Down
1 Hunter of Eyeblights
1 Hurly-Burly
1 Ingot Chewer
1 Merrow Commerce
1 Oakgnarl Warrior
1 Rootgrapple
1 Skeletal Changeling
2 Squeaking Pie Sneak
1 Weed Strangle

Pick 1: Pestermite or Changeling Titan? Being a Shapeshifter, I find Changeling
Titan so hard to kill, it’s immune to the two best common Red removal cards
and the best two common Black removal cards.

Pick 17: Leaf Glider or Changeling Titan? I felt my curve at two mana was doing
fine, with double Squeaking Pie Sneak, and two Kithkin Daggerdare to pump
the fear guys. Instead of accelerating into larger bodies, I was hoping to
play some early creatures for pressure, and then back them up with the 7/7s.

Pick 18: Assuming we’re going to play with all cheap creatures, including
Facevaulter, then Incremental Growth is amazing.

Pick 31: Very weak Black and Green cards except for Wren’s Run Vanquisher. I had
many Changelings, and some Elves, so I went for it.

Picks 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41: And what started as a Goblins deck is now an Elves

Thanks to a lot of Changelings, the only non-Elf creatures are two Kithkin
Daggerdare and Vigor. The Incremental Growths are still mvp in this deck.

Round 1 played against Brett Blackman and his Blue/Black deck

Game 1 I started with Woodland Changeling and Kithkin Daggerdare. He
stopped the beats with Nath’s Buffoon. Turn 5 he tapped for Fathom Trawl, I
played two Gilt-Leaf Ambush at the end of his turn, the first clash sent a
land to bottom, the second left Incremental Growth on top. I was holding
Vigor, but it seemed better to pump them first while he was tapped. I played
Growth, attacked and pumped one with Daggerdare, then I played Vigor and he

Game 2 was an epic battle. His deck was quite decent with Wydhen, Fathom
Trawl, double Pestermite, and double Peppersmoke, splashing for Summon the
School, Harpoonist, and Judge of Currents. He drew the last two White cards,
first the Harpoonist, but could only cast them off a Springleaf Drum, so
that slowed them a little, which gave me some opportunities to sneak damage
through. My draw included lots of Elves, and dealt him 20 before he fully

Round 2 I played against Red/White Giants.

I had the usual Elves draw, but he killed my Branchbender, so suddenly, my
army started looking really small facing Blind-Spot Giant and friends. Then
he played Mirror Entity, and I died shortly after.

Game 2 I was on the play, and managed to attack for six damage with a pair
of creatures, then play Changeling Titan. He killed it with Consuming
Bonfire. I played Elvish Branchbender and something else, and then
everything died to Thundercloud Shaman, except Woodland Changelling. I
managed to survive because I won the clash on Gilt-Leaf Ambush, killing two
giants, but once again had no outs agains Mirror Entity. Even though I got
him at 7 or 8 life, I couldn’t force enough damage through that.

Such a good card… the funny thing is, the draft previous to this one which
Draftcap didn’t save, I had two Mirror Entities. I opened one Pick 1, and opened the
other Pick 16. It is nice!

See you tomorrow!


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