Drafting With Tiago – LLL #12

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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:

Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nameless Inversion, Battlewand Oak, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder,
Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Shriekmaw, Inner-Flame Igniter, Boggart Harbinger, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Silvergill Adept

Pick: Shriekmaw

Pack 2:

Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Silvergill Douser, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Familiar’s Ruse, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Harpoon Sniper

Pick: Silvergill Douser

Pack 3:

Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Peppersmoke, Paperfin Rascal, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Thorntooth Witch, Lammastide Weave, Militia’s Pride, Elvish Promenade

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 4:

Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Judge of Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Boggart Shenanigans, Goatnapper

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 5:

Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Bog-Strider Ash, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Veteran of the Depths, Nectar Faerie, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Plains

Pick: Squeaking Pie Sneak

Pack 6:

Paperfin Rascal, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Makeshift Mannequin, Howltooth Hollow, Forest

Pick: Makeshift Mannequin

Pack 7:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap, Thieving Sprite, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Captivating Glance

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 8:

Axegrinder Giant, Footbottom Feast, Lowland
Oaf, Lignify, Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Crush Underfoot

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 9:

Hillcomber Giant, Battlewand Oak, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Boggart Harbinger

Pick: Boggart Harbinger

Pack 10:

Lignify, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Lignify

Pack 11:

Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Thorntooth Witch, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Thorntooth Witch

Pack 12:

Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Elvish Branchbender

Pack 13:

Bog-Strider Ash, Lace with Moonglove, Exiled Boggart

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 14:

Boggart Forager, Facevaulter

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 15:


Pick: Dawnfluke

Pack 16:

Nameless Inversion, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Leaf Gilder, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke,
Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Glarewielder, Faerie Harbinger, Hearthcage Giant, Cairn Wanderer

Pick: Nameless Inversion

Pack 17:

Mulldrifter, Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Hoarder’s Greed, Vivid Creek, Gilt-Leaf Palace

Pick: Mulldrifter

Pack 18:

Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Plover Knights, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Final Revels, Jagged-Scar Archers, Elvish Harbinger, Masked Admirers, Imperious Perfect

Pick: Final Revels

Pack 19:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Aethersnipe, Tarfire, Herbal Poultice, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Sylvan Echoes, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Seedguide Ash

Pick: Aethersnipe

Pack 20:

Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Hurly-Burly, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Goatnapper, Prowess of the Fair, Boggart Mob

Pick: Boggart Mob

Pack 21:

Kithkin Healer, Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Heal the Scars, Entangling Trap, Vivid Crag

Pick: Mournwhelk

Pack 22:

Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Glimmerdust Nap, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Scattering Stroke

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 23:

Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Spiderwig
Boggart, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Ceaseless Searblades, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Nath’s Elite

Pack 24:

Fertile Ground, Leaf Gilder, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Glarewielder

Pick: Fertile Ground

Pack 25:

Footbottom Feast, Wellgabber Apothecary, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Hoarder’s Greed, Vivid Creek

Pick: Vivid Creek

Pack 26:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder

Pick: Battlewand Oak

Pack 27:

Herbal Poultice, Protective Bubble, Aquitect’s Will, Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Sylvan Echoes

Pack 28:

Battlewand Oak, Elvish Eulogist, Lairwatch Giant

Pick: Battlewand Oak

Pack 29:

Herbal Poultice, Heal the Scars

Pick: Heal the Scars

Pack 30:

Heal the Scars

Pick: Heal the Scars

Pack 31:

Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Oblivion Ring, Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Scarred
Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Ego Erasure, Veteran of the Depths, Faerie Harbinger, Secluded Glen

Pick: Secluded Glen

Pack 32:

Avian Changeling, Warren Pilferers, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Lammastide Weave, Giant Harbinger, Merrow Reejerey, Deathrender

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 33:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Streambed Aquitects, Boggart Loggers, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Runed Stalactite, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Vivid Marsh, Vivid Meadow, Eyes of the Wisent

Pick: Vivid Marsh

Pack 34:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Guardian of Cloverdell, Woodland Guidance, Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 35:

Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Goldmeadow Harrier, Fistful of Force, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Entangling Trap

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 36:

Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Pollen Lullaby, Ego Erasure, Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Nath’s Elite

Pack 37:

Wispmare, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Triclopean Sight, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Wanderwine Prophets, Boggart Loggers

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 38:

Torchrunner, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Hunter of Eyeblights, Sylvan Echoes, Guardian of Cloverdell, Windbrisk Heights, Lignify

Pick: Lignify

Pack 39:

Glimmerdust Nap, Hornet Harasser, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Ego Erasure

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 40:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Boggart Birth Rite

Pack 41:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Runed Stalactite, Elvish Eulogist, Goldmeadow Dodger

Pick: Runed Stalactite

Pack 42:

Nath’s Buffoon, Tideshaper Mystic, Guardian of Cloverdell, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Guardian of Cloverdell

Pack 43:

Spring Cleaning, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pack 44:

Boggart Forager, Ringskipper

Pick: Ringskipper

Pack 45:

Tideshaper Mystic

Pick: Tideshaper Mystic

Final Decklist:


7 Forest
8 Swamp
1 Secluded Glen
1 Vivid Marsh
1 Peppersmoke
1 Fertile Ground
1 Lignify
1 Lignify [FOIL]
1 Nameless Inversion
1 Skeletal Changeling
1 Squeaking Pie Sneak
Battlewand Oak
1 Boggart Harbinger
1 Footbottom Feast
1 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
1 Boggart Mob
1 Bog-Strider Ash
3 Hornet Harasser
1 Makeshift Mannequin
1 Final Revels
1 Mulldrifter
1 Shriekmaw
1 Warren Pilferers
1 Thorntooth Witch


1 Aethersnipe
1 Boggart Birth Rite
1 Dawnfluke
1 Elvish Branchbender
1 Facevaulter
1 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
1 Gilt-Leaf Seer
1 Guardian of Cloverdell
2 Heal the Scars
1 Mournwhelk
2 Nath’s Elite
1 Ringskipper
1 Runed Stalactite
1 Silvergill Douser
1 Sylvan Echoes
1 Thieving Sprite
1 Tideshaper Mystic
1 Vivid Creek

Pick 1: I know…

Pick 5: I suspect Green might be open from my right, so I consider shifting to
it. For now, I’ll take the 2/2 fear Goblin, as I’m already in Black and have a
Goblin. I’m not a big fan of Bog-Strider Ash, and I don’t really want
Cloudcrown Oak – if, possible I like to avoid playing with 2GG (Oak) and 2BB
(Harasser) in the same deck.

Pick 10: In packs 8 and 9 there were playble Green cards, but I had picks in
Black. Now I’ll take Lingify.

Pick 17: Mulldrifter or Weed Strangle? Usually my option is to stay on color,
but I love Mulldrifter, and I already have a Mannequin.

Pick 18: Interesting… Two awesome creatures and a really good spell. I think
Final Revels is really good in Treefolk decks, as they survive the -2 toughness
effect. Even the small Treefolks have toughness of three.

Pick 19: This should have been Seedguide Ash. I got too greedy with the Blue
splash and the comes-into-play effects of Mannequin. I’m sorry!

Round 1 I played against a Blue/White Merfolk deck, probably the best one I’ve ever

Harpoon Sniper
Silvergill Adept
Summon the School
Streambed Aquitects
Stonybrook Angler
Veteran of the Depths
Sygg, River Guide
Drowner of Secrets

Besides a Pestermite, everything else he played was a Merfolk. My only chance
to win was to draw Final Revels. I didn’t in either game. To be fair, I
would’ve probably still lost game 2 even if I’d cast Final Revels, though in game
1, thanks to some Hornet Harassers in play, if I’d cast Revels there would only
be creatures under my control after it resolved.

See you tomorrow!


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