Drafting With Tiago – LLL #21

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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:

Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Lash Out, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Goldmeadow Harrier, Fistful of Force, Heal
the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Promenade, Crush Underfoot, Ethereal Whiskergill, Mistbind Clique

Pick: Lash Out

Pack 2:

Lys Alana Huntmaster, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Stonybrook Angler, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Inner-Flame Igniter, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Heat Shimmer

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 3:

Bog-Strider Ash, Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Hoarder’s Greed, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 4:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Whirlpool Whelm, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Vivid Crag, Mosswort Bridge, Boggart Forager

Pick: Vivid Crag

Pack 5:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Aethersnipe, Tarfire, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Heal the Scars, Ego Erasure, Crib Swap, Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Tarfire

Pack 6:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Fertile Ground, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Vivid Crag, Eyes of the Wisent

Pick: Squeaking Pie Sneak

Pack 7:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Paperfin Rascal, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Glarewielder, Elvish Harbinger

Pick: Elvish Harbinger

Pack 8:

Lignify, Kithkin Healer,
Kithkin Daggerdare, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Lignify

Pack 9:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Fistful of Force, Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Crush Underfoot

Pick: Fire-Belly Changeling

Pack 10:

Wispmare, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Heat Shimmer

Pick: Heat Shimmer

Pack 11:

Springleaf Drum, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Hoarder’s Greed, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Elvish Branchbender

Pack 12:

Thieving Sprite, Dawnfluke, Elvish Eulogist, Boggart Forager

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 13:

Needle Drop, Heal the Scars, Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Sylvan Echoes

Pack 14:

Ringskipper, Hunt Down

Pick: Hunt Down

Pack 15:

Flamekin Brawler

Pick: Flamekin Brawler

Pack 16:

Herbal Poultice, Avian Changeling, Warren Pilferers, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary,
Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Turtleshell Changeling, Elvish Harbinger, Shriekmaw, Garruk Wildspeaker, Island

Pick: Garruk Wildspeaker

Pack 17:

Dreamspoiler Witches, Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Elite, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Fallowsage, Incremental Growth, Giant Harbinger, Knucklebone Witch

Pick: Incremental Growth

Pack 18:

Eyeblight’s Ending, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Merrow Harbinger, Wren’s Run Vanquisher, Incendiary Command

Pick: Incendiary Command

Pack 19:

Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Nectar Faerie, Treefolk Harbinger, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Treefolk Harbinger

Pack 20:

Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Ringskipper, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Nova Chaser

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 21:

Moonglove Winnower, Whirlpool Whelm, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Inner-Flame Igniter

Pick: Inner-Flame Igniter

Pack 22:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Weed Strangle, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Tar Pitcher, Ponder

Pick: Tar Pitcher

Pack 23:

Adder-Staff Boggart,
Caterwauling Boggart, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Ceaseless Searblades, Hearthcage Giant, Nettlevine Blight, Island

Pick: Adder-Staff Boggart

Pack 24:

Herbal Poultice, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Island

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pack 25:

Nath’s Elite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Rootgrapple, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Knucklebone Witch

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 26:

Glimmerdust Nap, Wanderer’s Twig, Amoeboid Changeling, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder

Pick: Wanderer’s Twig

Pack 27:

Herbal Poultice, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope

Pick: Ingot Chewer

Pack 28:

Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Ringskipper

Pick: Warren-Scourge Elf

Pack 29:

Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic

Pick: Caterwauling Boggart

Pack 30:

Protective Bubble

Pick: Protective Bubble

Pack 31:

Streambed Aquitects, Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter,
Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Vivid Marsh, Sentry Oak, Flamekin Harbinger, Arbiter of Knollridge

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 32:

Dreamspoiler Witches, Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Nath’s Buffoon, Changeling Hero, Imperious Perfect, Vivid Meadow, Wanderwine Hub, Wellgabber Apothecary

Pick: Imperious Perfect

Pack 33:

Oblivion Ring, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Aethersnipe, Herbal Poultice, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Ponder, Prowess of the Fair, Sentry Oak, Ajani Goldmane

Pick: Oblivion Ring

Pack 34:

Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Peppersmoke, Nath’s Elite, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Knucklebone Witch, Bog-Strider Ash

Pick: Nath’s Elite

Pack 35:

Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Fodder Launch, Hoarder’s Greed, Shelldock Isle

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 36:

Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Lowland Oaf, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Goldmeadow Stalwart, Captivating Glance, Squeaking Pie Sneak

Pick: Lowland Oaf

Pack 37:

Surge of Thoughtweft, Tarfire, Wanderer’s Twig, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Needle Drop, Boggart Shenanigans, Ego Erasure

Pick: Tarfire

Pack 38:

Kithkin Healer, Footbottom
Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Faerie Tauntings, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Kithkin Mourncaller

Pack 39:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Flamekin Harbinger

Pick: Flamekin Harbinger

Pack 40:

Peppersmoke, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Nath’s Buffoon, Wellgabber Apothecary

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 41:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Herbal Poultice, Lace with Moonglove, Exiled Boggart, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Lace with Moonglove

Pack 42:

Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Boggart Forager, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pack 43:

Wispmare, Elvish Eulogist, Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Hoarder’s Greed

Pack 44:

Springjack Knight, Protective Bubble

Pick: Springjack Knight

Pack 45:

Needle Drop

Pick: Needle Drop

Final Decklist:

9 Forest
6 Mountain
1 Swamp
1 Adder-Staff Boggart
1 Elvish Branchbender
1 Elvish Harbinger
1 Eyeblight’s Ending
1 Fire-Belly Changeling
1 Garruk Wildspeaker
2 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
1 Gilt-Leaf Seer
1 Imperious Perfect
1 Incendiary Command
1 Incremental Growth
1 Inner-Flame Igniter
1 Lash Out
1 Lignify
3 Lys Alana Huntmaster
1 Nath’s Elite
2 Tarfire
1 Tar Pitcher
1 Vivid Crag
1 Wanderer’s Twig

1 Mountain
1 Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender
1 Caterwauling Boggart
1 Flamekin Brawler
1 Flamekin Harbinger
1 Heat Shimmer
1 Hoarder’s Greed
1 Hunt Down
1 Ingot Chewer
1 Kithkin Mourncaller
1 Lace with Moonglove
1 Lowland Oaf
1 Needle Drop
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Peppersmoke
1 Protective Bubble
1 Springjack Knight

I think this draft was relative easy for me. The pick on which I spent most
time was Shriekmaw versus Garruk. I was already Green/Red Elves, and
Garruk was on color and was going to be amazing in my deck. On the other
hand, after only 15 picks, I already had two solid fixers – Elvish Harbinger
and Vivid Crag – and I was probably going to splash Eyeblight’s Ending. I was
leaning towards picking the Shriekmaw, but in the end I went with the safe
financial value of Garruk (note that he’s also a bomb).

Feel free to post any comments or questions on the forums… I’ll answer them.
I apologize for not doing so for the past few days, but I’ve been traveling to
Worlds and GP: Stuttgart, and in the very short periods I was at home I was
busy dealing with personal issues.

I easily won both rounds by making tons of Elf tokens and then attacking
with them pumped, be it with Inner-Flame Igniter or Imperious Perfect. It’s
a different twist on a strategy I used a lot in the past – making 1/1 tokens
and then attacking and using Surge of Thougtweft – but the result is pretty much the
same, a big attack where you deal 10 or more damage, taking out some of the
opponent’s creatures and losing some tokens in the process.

See you tomorrow!


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