Drafting With Tiago – LLL #31

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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:

Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Warren Pilferers, Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Amoeboid
Changeling, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Lammastide Weave, Giant Harbinger, Guardian of Cloverdell, Thoughtweft Trio, Mournwhelk

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 2:

Stonybrook Angler, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nameless Inversion, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Briarhorn, Boggart Shenanigans, Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Nameless Inversion

Pack 3:

Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Boggart Harbinger, Entangling Trap, Drowner of Secrets

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 4:

Wanderer’s Twig, Avian Changeling, Bog-Strider Ash, Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Kithkin Mourncaller, Vivid Meadow

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 5:

Aethersnipe, Herbal Poultice, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Hunter of Eyeblights, Sylvan Echoes, Vivid Marsh

Pick: Aethersnipe

Pack 6:

Thieving Sprite, Boggart Loggers, Adder-Staff Boggart, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Vivid Meadow, Thorn of Amethyst

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 7:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Paperfin Rascal, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Lys Alana Scarblade, Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Paperfin Rascal

Pack 8:

Winnower, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Makeshift Mannequin, Guardian of Cloverdell, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Makeshift Mannequin

Pack 9:

Glimmerdust Nap, Kithkin Daggerdare, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Glimmerdust Nap

Pack 10:

Hillcomber Giant, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Boggart Shenanigans, Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Wings of Velis Vel

Pack 11:

Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Bog Hoodlums, Entangling Trap

Pick: Scarred Vinebreeder

Pack 12:

Bog-Strider Ash, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 13:

Herbal Poultice, Oakgnarl Warrior, Lace with Moonglove

Pick: Herbal Poultice

Pack 14:

Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart

Pick: Nath’s Buffoon

Pack 15:

Warren-Scourge Elf

Pick: Warren-Scourge Elf

Pack 16:

Moonglove Extract, Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Dreamspoiler Witches, Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Cenn’s Heir,
Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Jagged-Scar Archers, Goatnapper, Captivating Glance, Gaddock Teeg

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 17:

Deeptread Merrow, Goldmeadow Harrier, Fistful of Force, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Exiled Boggart, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Familiar’s Ruse, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Changeling Berserker, Incandescent Soulstoke

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 18:

Leaf Gilder, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Streambed Aquitects, Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Harpoon Sniper, Knucklebone Witch

Pick: Streambed Aquitects

Pack 19:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Paperfin Rascal, Runed Stalactite, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Broken Ambitions, Sentry Oak, Makeshift Mannequin, Boggart Harbinger

Pick: Boggart Harbinger

Pack 20:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Ceaseless Searblades, Boggart Harbinger, Spinerock Knoll

Pick: Boggart Harbinger

Pack 21:

Deeptread Merrow, Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Lowland Oaf, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Lys Alana Scarblade, Thorntooth Witch

Pick: Thorntooth Witch

Pack 22:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Glimmerdust Nap, Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Wellgabber Apothecary, Crush Underfoot, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Glimmerdust Nap

Pack 23:

Mudbutton Torchrunner, Kithkin
Healer, Footbottom Feast, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 24:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Goatnapper, Captivating Glance

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 25:

Deeptread Merrow, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel

Pick: Deeptread Merrow

Pack 26:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Boggart Loggers, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart

Pick: Boggart Loggers

Pack 27:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Nightshade Stinger, Dawnfluke

Pick: Battlewand Oak

Pack 28:

Moonglove Winnower, Ringskipper, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 29:

Herbal Poultice, Protective Bubble

Pick: Protective Bubble

Pack 30:

Needle Drop

Pick: Needle Drop

Pack 31:

Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Silvergill Douser, Oblivion Ring, Bog-Strider Ash, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring
Hope, Giant Harbinger, Scattering Stroke, Glarewielder, Secluded Glen, Ingot Chewer

Pick: Silvergill Douser

Pack 32:

Silvergill Douser, Bog-Strider Ash, Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Entangling Trap, Vivid Crag, Wizened Cenn, Jace Beleren

Pick: Silvergill Douser

Pack 33:

Fistful of Force, Aethersnipe, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Scattering Stroke, Silvergill Adept, Sygg, River Guide

Pick: Aethersnipe

Pack 34:

Lys Alana Huntmaster, Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Seedguide Ash, Hearthcage Giant, Nova Chaser

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 35:

Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Pollen Lullaby, Vivid Creek, Merrow Commerce, Boggart Mob

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 36:

Peppersmoke, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Oaken Brawler, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 37:

Nath’s Elite, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Ceaseless Searblades, Battle Mastery, Mosswort Bridge

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 38:

Cloudcrown Oak,
Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Fire-Belly Changeling, Sylvan Echoes, Flamekin Bladewhirl

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 39:

Bog-Strider Ash, Heal the Scars, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Scattering Stroke, Ingot Chewer

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 40:

Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Entangling Trap

Pick: Springleaf Drum

Pack 41:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pick: Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pack 42:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down

Pick: Inner-Flame Acolyte

Pack 43:

Dawnfluke, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 44:

Spiderwig Boggart, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Spiderwig Boggart

Pack 45:

Nath’s Buffoon

Pick: Nath’s Buffoon

7 Island
10 Swamp
2 Boggart Harbinger
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Eyeblight’s Ending
1 Footbottom Feast
1 Hornet Harasser
1 Makeshift Mannequin
2 Moonglove Winnower
1 Nameless Inversion
2 Peppersmoke
2 Silvergill Douser
1 Skeletal Changeling
1 Streambed Aquitects
1 Thieving Sprite
1 Thorntooth Witch
1 Warren Pilferers
1 Weed Strangle
1 Wings of Velis Vel
2 AEthersnipe

1 Battlewand Oak
1 Black Poplar Shaman
1 Boggart Loggers
2 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Deeptread Merrow
1 Facevaulter
2 Glimmerdust Nap
1 Herbal Poultice
1 Inner-Flame Acolyte
1 Lys Alana Huntmaster
2 Nath’s Buffoon
1 Needle Drop
1 Paperfin Rascal
1 Protective Bubble
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart
1 Scarred Vinebreeder
1 Spiderwig Boggart
1 Springleaf Drum
1 Warren-Scourge Elf

Final Decklist:

Pick 2: I think Briarhorn may be a little better than Nameless Inversion, but
I’d rather stay mono-color for now. This is a theory many drafters don’t
agree on, but besides that, Nameless Inversion is also very good.

Pick 3: Weed Strangle over Drowner of Secrets, following the same idea of staying
one color, but also because I committed to Black with Nameless Inversion
over Briarhorn so I don’t want to pass Weed Strangle at this point. If you
picked Nameless Inversion Pick 2, you have to pick Weed Strangle here.

Pick 5: I could still stay Mono-Black, as it’s clear that the person to my left
is not drafting Black. However, Aethersnipe is very good, and it shouldn’t be
5th or 6th pick, so I think I have to take it. Besides, Hornet Harasser
won’t be seen as a signal that Black is open by the persons who receive it.

I ended the first Booster with many top Black cards and a touch of Blue,
the highlight of which was Aethersnipe.

Pick 32: I don’t know if I’ve made the correct pick here. I thought about it a
lot and still haven’t reached a 100% certain conclusion.

Round 1 I played against a Green/Red deck. Game 1 was close: we traded many
cards up until a point where we’re both at eight. He played Wren’s Run Packmaster
and passed with two mana open. I had two Aethersnipe and Thorntooth Witch.
My hand was Boggart Harbinger. I attacked with everything, he blocked one
Aethersnipe and dropped to one life. I played Boggart Harbinger, and he responded
by playing Lash Out on it, If he won the clash, he’d get me at 5 as he just needs
to attack with Packmaster. He lost the clash, but drew a Glarewielder. Still, my play
of putting him at one life seemed good, since I would eventually be
overrun by the Packmaster alone.

Game 2 I mulliganed once and he mulliganed to five. I started with Boggart
Harbinger getting Nameless Inversion, then Dreamspoiler Witches. The
Witches trigger killed two of his creatures, putting him even lower on card
advantage and mana, since both of them produced mana: Leaf Glider and
Smokebraider. Game 3 we both played normally, but I got the impression
that his deck didn’t deliver anything.

Round 2 I played against Blue/White Merfolk. Game 1 was the usual… Drowner,
Summon the School, Sygg. Game 2 I mulliganed, and my draws by the turn I died
were two spells, one Skeletal Changeling, and nine lands.

See you tomorrow!


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