Drafting With Tiago – LLL #29

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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:

Stonybrook Angler, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nameless Inversion, Boggart
Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Fodder Launch, Incremental Growth, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Heat Shimmer

Pick: Nameless Inversion

Pack 2:

Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Mulldrifter, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Treefolk Harbinger, Hearthcage Giant, Harpoon Sniper

Pick: Mulldrifter

Pack 3:

Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Leaf Gilder, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Goatnapper, Vivid Meadow, Hoofprints of the Stag, Ringskipper

Pick: Whirlpool Whelm

Pack 4:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Paperfin Rascal, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Faerie Harbinger, Knight of Meadowgrain, Hunter of Eyeblights, Nova Chaser

Pick: Faerie Harbinger

Pack 5:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Veteran of the Depths, Hunter of Eyeblights, Drowner of Secrets

Pick: Drowner of Secrets

Pack 6:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Cenn’s Heir, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Boggart Shenanigans, Twinning Glass

Pick: Shimmering Grotto

Pack 7:

Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Entangling Trap, Auntie’s Hovel

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 8:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Scattering Stroke, Inner-Flame Igniter

Pick: Scattering Stroke

Pack 9:

Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pick: Ringskipper

Pack 10:

Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Hearthcage Giant

Pick: Boggart Birth Rite

Pack 11:

Moonglove Winnower, Wispmare, Blades of Velis Vel, Dawnfluke, Ringskipper

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 12:

Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 13:

Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Protective Bubble

Pick: Zephyr Net

Pack 14:

Cenn’s Heir, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Cenn’s Heir

Pack 15:

Scarred Vinebreeder

Pick: Scarred Vinebreeder

Pack 16:

Moonglove Extract, Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Dreamspoiler Witches, Battlewand Oak, Oaken
Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Marsh Flitter, Jagged-Scar Archers, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Dauntless Dourbark

Pick: Marsh Flitter

Pack 17:

Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Nectar Faerie, Lammastide Weave, Marsh Flitter, Profane Command

Pick: Profane Command

Pack 18:

Hurly-Burly, Paperfin Rascal, Dreamspoiler Witches, Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Benthicore, Ghostly Changeling, Prowess of the Fair, Herbal Poultice

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 19:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Glimmerdust Nap, Warren Pilferers, Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Familiar’s Ruse, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 20:

Bog-Strider Ash, Tarfire, Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Amoeboid Changeling, Lys Alana Scarblade, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Tarfire

Pack 21:

Footbottom Feast, Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Bog Hoodlums, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Guardian of Cloverdell, Makeshift Mannequin

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 22:

Oaken Brawler, Smokebraider, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Familiar’s Ruse, Plains

Pick: Faerie Trickery

Pack 23:

Boggart Loggers, Runed
Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Captivating Glance

Pick: Boggart Loggers

Pack 24:

Hillcomber Giant, Oaken Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Flamekin Bladewhirl

Pick: Tideshaper Mystic

Pack 25:

Herbal Poultice, Springjack Knight, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Nectar Faerie, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Nectar Faerie

Pack 26:

Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Buffoon, Tideshaper Mystic, Prowess of the Fair, Herbal Poultice

Pick: Paperfin Rascal

Pack 27:

Gilt-Leaf Seer, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Colfenor’s Urn

Pack 28:

Herbal Poultice, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer

Pick: Ingot Chewer

Pack 29:

Bog Hoodlums, Needle Drop

Pick: Needle Drop

Pack 30:

Goldmeadow Dodger

Pick: Goldmeadow Dodger

Pack 31:

Pestermite, Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf,
Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Benthicore, Cloudgoat Ranger, Vivid Grove, Howltooth Hollow

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 32:

Nath’s Elite, Neck Snap, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Goatnapper, Merrow Commerce, Rings of Brighthearth

Pick: Sentinels of Glen Elendra

Pack 33:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Avian Changeling, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk, Treefolk Harbinger, Boggart Shenanigans, Makeshift Mannequin

Pick: Makeshift Mannequin

Pack 34:

Surge of Thoughtweft, Weed Strangle, Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Sylvan Echoes, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 35:

Goldmeadow Harrier, Fistful of Force, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Kithkin Harbinger, Secluded Glen

Pick: Glen Elendra Pranksters

Pack 36:

Leaf Gilder, Wispmare, Consuming Bonfire, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Broken Ambitions, Wizened Cenn, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Broken Ambitions

Pack 37:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Boggart Loggers, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Inner-Flame Igniter, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Boggart Loggers

Pack 38:

Kithkin Healer, Axegrinder
Giant, Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Hoarder’s Greed, Pollen Lullaby, Bog Hoodlums

Pick: Hoarder’s Greed

Pack 39:

Hurly-Burly, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Faultgrinder, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Howltooth Hollow

Pick: Howltooth Hollow

Pack 40:

Moonglove Winnower, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Hunt Down, Goatnapper, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 41:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Soaring Hope, Aquitect’s Will, Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 42:

Kithkin Healer, Soaring Hope, Sylvan Echoes, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Ceaseless Searblades

Pack 43:

Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 44:

Dawnfluke, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Woodland Guidance

Pack 45:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Pick: Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Final Decklist:

8 Island
10 Swamp
2 Boggart Loggers
1 Broken Ambitions
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Drowner of Secrets

1 Faerie Harbinger
1 Faerie Trickery
1 Footbottom Feast
1 Glen Elendra Pranksters
1 Makeshift Mannequin
1 Marsh Flitter
1 Moonglove Winnower
1 Mulldrifter
1 Nameless Inversion
1 Paperfin Rascal
1 Peppersmoke
1 Profane Command
1 Sentinels of Glen Elendra
1 Warren Pilferers
2 Weed Strangle
1 Whirlpool Whelm

1 Black Poplar Shaman
1 Boggart Birth Rite
1 Boggart Sprite-Chaser
1 Ceaseless Searblades
1 Cenn’s Heir
1 Colfenor’s Urn
1 Goldmeadow Dodger
1 Hoarder’s Greed
1 Howltooth Hollow
1 Ingot Chewer
1 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
1 Kithkin Daggerdare
1 Moonglove Winnower
1 Nectar Faerie
1 Needle Drop
1 Ringskipper
1 Scarred Vinebreeder
1 Scattering Stroke
1 Shimmering Grotto
1 Tarfire
1 Tideshaper Mystic
1 Woodland Guidance
1 Zephyr Net

My first two picks were really easy, and then for Pick 3 I choose Whirlpool Whelm
over Plover Knights and Leaf Glider, to try to stay in Blue. Plover Knights is
better, but Black and White is a little awkward. It kind of paid off, as I
got a Faerie Harbinger and Drowner of Secrets in the following packs. The Black came in
the second Booster, as the player to my left clearly wasn’t Black, which
explains the many first picks I received from that direction.

Pick 31: Peppersmoke over Pestermite. Pestermite was just going to be a good
creature in my deck, and it was a little too aggro for this Blue/Black
control. I already had Faerie Harbinger and Dreamspoiler Witches so I
thought Peppersmoke fitted better in this deck.

The deck only had 12 creatures, but the 10 spells were good.

I had six very close games. I won both rounds 2-1 after dropping the first game.
I almost timed out both times due to the length of play and decisions to be made
over the games. Round 1 was against Blue/White and Round 2 I faced
Green/White Treefolk. Against the Merfolks I sided in Tarfire, Mountain, and
Shimmering Grotto, was there were many small annoying creatures I wanted to
kill. Against the Treefolks he mulliganed to five in game 2, which helped
a lot, as the game was still very close and I miraculously survived at one
life. I guess I should also thank Profane Command for winning me half of my

I split the finals.

See you on Wednesday!


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