Drafting With Tiago – LLL #30

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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:

Moonglove Extract, Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Dreamspoiler Witches, Battlewand Oak, Boggart Forager,
Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Ghostly Changeling, Wren’s Run Vanquisher, Crib Swap, Forced Fruition

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 2:

Tarfire, Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Lash Out, Hornet Harasser, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Giant Harbinger, Vivid Grove, Pollen Lullaby

Pick: Lash Out

Pack 3:

Bog-Strider Ash, Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Judge of Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Hearthcage Giant, Ego Erasure, Final Revels, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Final Revels

Pack 4:

Whirlpool Whelm, Leaf Gilder, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Lairwatch Giant, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Elvish Harbinger, Horde of Notions

Pick: Elvish Harbinger

Pack 5:

Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Kithkin Healer, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Goldmeadow Stalwart, Hoarder’s Greed, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 6:

Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Lys Alana Scarblade, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 7:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Paperfin Rascal, Runed Stalactite, Dawnfluke, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Vivid Marsh, Treefolk Harbinger

Pick: Battlewand Oak

Pack 8:

Oaken Brawler, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder,
Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Inner-Flame Igniter, Benthicore, Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Hoarder’s Greed

Pack 9:

Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon

Pick: Nath’s Buffoon

Pack 10:

Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars, Pollen Lullaby

Pick: Oakgnarl Warrior

Pack 11:

Springleaf Drum, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Ego Erasure, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Kithkin Mourncaller

Pack 12:

Wispmare, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler

Pick: Spiderwig Boggart

Pack 13:

Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Hoarder’s Greed

Pack 14:

Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart

Pick: Spring Cleaning

Pack 15:

Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Elvish Eulogist

Pack 16:

Oaken Brawler, Pestermite, Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper
Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Silvergill Adept, Wizened Cenn, Kithkin Mourncaller, Galepowder Mage

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 17:

Deeptread Merrow, Goldmeadow Harrier, Fistful of Force, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Turtleshell Changeling, Briarhorn, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Briarhorn

Pack 18:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Vivid Meadow, Nectar Faerie, Fallowsage, Purity, Rootgrapple

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 19:

Lys Alana Huntmaster, Runed Stalactite, Neck Snap, Leaf Gilder, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Imperious Perfect, Ego Erasure, Nettlevine Blight

Pick: Imperious Perfect

Pack 20:

Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Cenn’s Heir, Goatnapper, Drowner of Secrets, Captivating Glance

Pick: Nath’s Elite

Pack 21:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Avian Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Vivid Creek, Ancient Amphitheater

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 22:

Nath’s Elite, Neck Snap, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Wings of Velis Vel, Goldmeadow Dodger, Nightshade Stinger, Battle Mastery, Shelldock Isle

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 23:

Herbal Poultice, Kithkin
Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Battle Mastery

Pick: Oakgnarl Warrior

Pack 24:

Oaken Brawler, Wispmare, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Wizened Cenn, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Elvish Handservant

Pack 25:

Deeptread Merrow, Shields of Velis Vel, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Elvish Branchbender

Pack 26:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Aquitect’s Will, Zephyr Net, Nectar Faerie, Rootgrapple

Pick: Rootgrapple

Pack 27:

Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Ego Erasure

Pick: Rootgrapple

Pack 28:

Warren-Scourge Elf, Cenn’s Heir, Captivating Glance

Pick: Warren-Scourge Elf

Pack 29:

Herbal Poultice, Wellgabber Apothecary

Pick: Wellgabber Apothecary

Pack 30:

Goldmeadow Dodger

Pick: Goldmeadow Dodger

Pack 31:

Oblivion Ring, Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove,
Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Vivid Crag, Boggart Shenanigans, Sentry Oak, Profane Command

Pick: Profane Command

Pack 32:

Mulldrifter, Weed Strangle, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Amoeboid Changeling, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Captivating Glance, Final Revels, Wydwen, the Biting Gale

Pick: Mulldrifter

Pack 33:

Fistful of Force, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Tarfire, Wanderer’s Twig, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Vivid Crag, Faerie Tauntings, Flamekin Spitfire, Hostility

Pick: Fistful of Force

Pack 34:

Stonybrook Angler, Thieving Sprite, Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Flamekin Spitfire, Twinning Glass, Amoeboid Changeling

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 35:

Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Silvergill Douser, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Aethersnipe, Soaring Hope, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Goldmeadow Stalwart

Pick: Aethersnipe

Pack 36:

Smokebraider, Moonglove Winnower, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Vivid Creek, Faerie Tauntings, Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 37:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Boggart Loggers, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Knight of Meadowgrain, Lammastide Weave, Island

Pick: Boggart Loggers

Pack 38:

Acolyte, Paperfin Rascal, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Pollen Lullaby, Flamekin Bladewhirl

Pick: Elvish Handservant

Pack 39:

Wanderer’s Twig, Axegrinder Giant, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Wanderer’s Twig

Pack 40:

Springleaf Drum, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Captivating Glance

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pack 41:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pack 42:

Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 43:

Soaring Hope, Lace with Moonglove, Goldmeadow Stalwart

Pick: Goldmeadow Stalwart

Pack 44:

Ringskipper, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Elvish Eulogist

Pack 45:

Spiderwig Boggart

Pick: Spiderwig Boggart

Final Decklist:

9 Forest
1 Island
7 Swamp
1 Battlewand Oak
1 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Briarhorn
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Elvish Branchbender
1 Elvish Harbinger
1 Final Revels
1 Fistful of Force
1 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
1 Gilt-Leaf Seer
1 Hoarder’s Greed
1 Imperious Perfect
2 Kithkin Daggerdare
1 Lys Alana Huntmaster
1 Moonglove Winnower
1 Mulldrifter
1 Nath’s Elite
1 Profane Command
1 Skeletal Changeling
1 Thieving Sprite
1 Wanderer’s Twig
1 AEthersnipe

1 Boggart Loggers
2 Elvish Eulogist
2 Elvish Handservant
1 Facevaulter
1 Goldmeadow Dodger
1 Goldmeadow Stalwart
1 Hoarder’s Greed
1 Kithkin Mourncaller
1 Lash Out
1 Nath’s Buffoon
2 Oakgnarl Warrior
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart
2 Rootgrapple
2 Spiderwig Boggart
1 Spring Cleaning
1 Warren-Scourge Elf
1 Wellgabber Apothecary

Pick 1: The cards are very close on power level, so I guess it comes down to
personal preferences.

Pick 3: I got the feeling that Eyeblight’s Ending was the right pick to follow
Dreamspoiler Witches and Lash Out, but in the end I did not defy the
conventional wisdom… Maybe I should have done so.

Round 1 I played versus Green/Black. Game 1 I played Hoarder’s Greed on
turn 5. I had Moonglover Winnower, and he had Dauntless Doubtark and
Treefolk Harbinger to provide him trample. I had mulliganed this game, so
I’m looking to be up on cards again. I took 18 from Hoarder’s Greed, and
died to his trample creature. I don’t think I’ll play Hoarder’s Greed again.

Game 2 I mulliganed again but he only had Forests. He was still able to play
Wren’s Run Packmaster, but I made some tokens with Imperious Perfect and
then played Final Revels to give everyone +2/+0 for the win. Game 3 he
only has Swamps and I easily win.

Round 2 I played agaist Blue/White… The usual long and boring games. I got the first one thanks to Profane
Command. I lost the second to Aethersnipe and Mistbind Clique, 4/4 bodies
that set me back on tempo too much. I lost the third to two Judge of
Currents, Sygg, and Streambed Aquitects. The turn before I died I could deal
16 with Profane Command, but he drew Drowner of Secrets that turn so he
could go up to 20 again.

See you tomorrow!


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