Drafting With Tiago – LLL #24

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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:

Aethersnipe, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Tarfire, Wanderer’s Twig, Silvergill Douser, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums,
Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Turtleshell Changeling, Elvish Harbinger, Sentry Oak, Purity

Pick: Purity

Pack 2:

Consuming Bonfire, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Vivid Creek, Thorntooth Witch, Giant Harbinger, Militia’s Pride, Knucklebone Witch

Pick: Militia’s Pride

Pack 3:

Lignify, Oblivion Ring, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Aethersnipe, Tarfire, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Kithkin Harbinger, Sylvan Echoes, Faerie Harbinger, Consuming Bonfire

Pick: Oblivion Ring

Pack 4:

Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Broken Ambitions, Nath’s Buffoon, Seedguide Ash, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Shelldock Isle

Pick: Kinsbaile Balloonist

Pack 5:

Mudbutton Torchrunner, Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Glen Elendra Pranksters

Pick: Mudbutton Torchrunner

Pack 6:

Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Ponder, Heal the Scars

Pick: Kithkin Greatheart

Pack 7:

Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Elite, Neck Snap, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Hearthcage Giant

Pick: Neck Snap

Pack 8:

Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler,
Hurly-Burly, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Pack 9:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Bog Hoodlums, Fire-Belly Changeling, Sentry Oak

Pick: Surge of Thoughtweft

Pack 10:

Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Runed Stalactite

Pack 11:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pack 12:

Nath’s Elite, Dawnfluke, Nath’s Buffoon, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

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

Pack 13:

Kithkin Healer, Bog Hoodlums, Soaring Hope

Pick: Kithkin Healer

Pack 14:

Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars

Pick: Exiled Boggart

Pack 15:

Hunt Down

Pick: Hunt Down

Pack 16:

Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper,
Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Ghostly Changeling, Wren’s Run Vanquisher, Flamekin Harbinger, Forced Fruition, Jagged-Scar Archers

Pick: Hillcomber Giant

Pack 17:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Stonybrook Angler, Nameless Inversion, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Harpoon Sniper, Final Revels, Hoarder’s Greed, Mountain

Pick: Nameless Inversion

Pack 18:

Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Captivating Glance, Pollen Lullaby, Sunrise Sovereign

Pick: Sunrise Sovereign

Pack 19:

Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Whirlpool Whelm, Boggart Loggers, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Silvergill Adept, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Kinsbaile Balloonist

Pack 20:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Paperfin Rascal, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Guardian of Cloverdell, Familiar’s Ruse, Hoofprints of the Stag

Pick: Hoofprints of the Stag

Pack 21:

Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Deeptread Merrow, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Kithkin Greatheart

Pack 22:

Bog-Strider Ash, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Boggart Shenanigans, Ego Erasure, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 23:

Axegrinder Giant, Lignify,
Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Wellgabber Apothecary, Mournwhelk, Faerie Tauntings, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Axegrinder Giant

Pack 24:

Wispmare, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight

Pick: Triclopean Sight

Pack 25:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Moonglove Winnower, Goldmeadow Dodger, Hoarder’s Greed, Mountain

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Pack 26:

Lowland Oaf, Kithkin Healer, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Captivating Glance

Pick: Lowland Oaf

Pack 27:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart

Pick: Lairwatch Giant

Pack 28:

Dawnfluke, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 29:

Herbal Poultice, Heal the Scars

Pick: Heal the Scars

Pack 30:

Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Boggart Shenanigans

Pack 31:

Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Elite, Neck Snap, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower,
Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Harpoon Sniper, Vivid Marsh, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Neck Snap

Pack 32:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Moonglove Extract, Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Makeshift Mannequin, Imperious Perfect, Vivid Crag, Doran, the Siege Tower, Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pick: Stinkdrinker Daredevil

Pack 33:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Avian Changeling, Warren Pilferers, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Vivid Grove, Faerie Tauntings, Briarhorn

Pick: Avian Changeling

Pack 34:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Plover Knights, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Wizened Cenn, Wild Ricochet

Pick: Wizened Cenn

Pack 35:

Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Hoarder’s Greed, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Goldmeadow Harrier

Pack 36:

Plover Knights, Leaf Gilder, Wispmare, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter, Blades of Velis Vel, Cenn’s Heir, Goatnapper, Wanderwine Prophets, Dauntless Dourbark

Pick: Plover Knights

Pack 37:

Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Promenade, Crush Underfoot, Ancient Amphitheater

Pick: Goldmeadow Harrier

Pack 38:

Kithkin Healer, Footbottom
Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Flamekin Harbinger

Pick: Kithkin Healer

Pack 39:

Runed Stalactite, Moonglove Winnower, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Nightshade Stinger, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Ashling’s Prerogative

Pack 40:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Hillcomber Giant, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pick: Hillcomber Giant

Pack 41:

Herbal Poultice, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Springjack Knight

Pack 42:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic

Pick: Stinkdrinker Daredevil

Pack 43:

Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Boggart Birth Rite

Pack 44:

Flamekin Brawler, Cenn’s Heir

Pick: Cenn’s Heir

Pack 45:

Soaring Hope

Pick: Soaring Hope

Final Decklist:

17 Plains
1 Avian Changeling
1 Cenn’s Heir
2 Goldmeadow Harrier
1 Hillcomber Giant
2 Kinsbaile Balloonist
1 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
2 Kithkin Greatheart
2 Kithkin Healer
1 Militia’s Pride
2 Neck Snap
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Plover Knights
1 Purity
1 Runed Stalactite
1 Springjack Knight
1 Surge of Thoughtweft
1 Triclopean Sight
1 Wizened Cenn

1 Plains
1 Ashling’s Prerogative
1 Axegrinder Giant
1 Black Poplar Shaman
1 Boggart Birth Rite
1 Boggart Shenanigans
1 Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender
1 Exiled Boggart
1 Faultgrinder
1 Heal the Scars
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Hoofprints of the Stag
1 Hunt Down
1 Lairwatch Giant
1 Lowland Oaf
1 Mudbutton Torchrunner
1 Nameless Inversion
1 Oaken Brawler
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart
1 Soaring Hope
2 Stinkdrinker Daredevil
1 Sunrise Sovereign

I started the draft with a big White dragon and then I tried to stay in
color, which was easy since I got passed good White cards. I finished the
first booster set on White, still without a second color, but it seemed that
the person to my right was Black and certainly not White or Green.

The first pick of the second booster had no really good White card. In the
other colors were either weak cards or stuff requiring specific mana or
tribe, like Elves, or double Blue or double Red. I picked Hillcomber Giant, a
Giant for the Greathart and a good sideboard card.

Picking Stinkdrinker Daredevil was wrong, and it should have been Moonglove
Extract. I should’ve known I wouldn’t be playing many Giants. In the end I
dismissed the Sunrise Sovereign and the random giants I was picking whenever
I had the chance, as it seemed to me better to focus on the Kithkin theme.

I won Round 1 against a White/Red Elementals deck playing Aethersnipe and
Mulldrifter out of Smokebraiders. Game 1 he got two Smokebraiders that
accelerated him into an early Consuming Bonfire, but the rest of his draw
was quite unspectacular: lands and small creatures, no Elementals. Game 2
we got a three turn break where nothing happened, except my Goldmeadow
Harrier tapping his 2/2. He did not make his fifth land drop, and I was mana
flooded. After we both recovered, I had Kithkin Greathart and Avian
Changeling. I attacked with both into his 2/2, he used Moonglove Extract on
the Changeling but I had Triclopean Sight to save it. This hit for 6 damage
lowered his life to the point where Hillcomber Giant was a threat too big
and fast. I drew two, as I had sided the second in.

Round 2 my opponent mulliganed to five on the play. He still got a five for
three with Final Revels, balancing the card parity, but after that I had
Avian Changeling. He sat at ten life whle he drew too many lands,
and his chances of racing me were slim as I was at twenty.

Game 2 he got turn 2 Woodland Changeling, turn 3 Mirror Entity, turn
4 Wren’s Run Vanquisher and Woodland Changeling. Next turn, I needed to
start chumpblocking.

Game 3 my fliers with Militia’s Pride were racing his Wren’s Run
Packmaster and wolves. In my head I won the game, but I misclicked and lost
because of that. I attacked with Plover Knights, Kinsbaile Balloonist,
Goldmeadow Harrier, and a Kithkin token. I paid three mana to make three more
Kithkin tokens. He had six mana available, enough for two Wolves. He made the Wolves, and all I had to do was play Triclopean Sight on Goldmeadow
Harrier, untap it and use his ability to tap a Wolf. He was all tapped, and
it would’ve been exactly lethal damage. I clicked OK once too often, and he
blocked. So I lost game 3, and the match, because of a misclick. That doesn’t feel
good at all.

See you next week!


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