Drafting With Tiago – LLL #34

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Tiago Chan, Portugal’s 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:

Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Silvergill Douser, Oblivion Ring, Protective Bubble, Ingot
Chewer, Amoeboid Changeling, Spring Cleaning, Faerie Tauntings, Kithkin Mourncaller, Ghostly Changeling, Hostility

Pick: Silvergill Douser

Pack 2:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Extract, Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Dreamspoiler Witches, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Vivid Creek, Sentry Oak, Vivid Meadow

Pick: Sentinels of Glen Elendra

Pack 3:

Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Goldmeadow Stalwart, Captivating Glance, Ghostly Changeling, Deathrender, Lowland Oaf

Pick: Ghostly Changeling

Pack 4:

Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Streambed Aquitects, Dawnfluke, Broken Ambitions, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Flamekin Harbinger, Mudbutton Torchrunner

Pick: Streambed Aquitects

Pack 5:

Wanderer’s Twig, Silvergill Douser, Bog-Strider Ash, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Shenanigans, Ego Erasure, Windbrisk Heights

Pick: Silvergill Douser

Pack 6:

Runed Stalactite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Guardian of Cloverdell, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 7:

Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Wanderer’s Twig, Soaring Hope, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Captivating Glance, Battle Mastery

Pick: Judge of Currents

Pack 8:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil,
Hurly-Burly, Plover Knights, Paperfin Rascal, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper

Pick: Plover Knights

Pack 9:

Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Lignify, Protective Bubble, Spring Cleaning, Faerie Tauntings, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Springleaf Drum

Pack 10:

Hillcomber Giant, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Sentry Oak

Pick: Hillcomber Giant

Pack 11:

Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Bog Hoodlums, Goldmeadow Stalwart, Captivating Glance

Pick: Goldmeadow Stalwart

Pack 12:

Whirlpool Whelm, Wispmare, Dawnfluke, Faultgrinder

Pick: Whirlpool Whelm

Pack 13:

Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums

Pick: Zephyr Net

Pack 14:

Hunt Down, Dawnfluke

Pick: Dawnfluke

Pack 15:

Soaring Hope

Pick: Soaring Hope

Pack 16:

Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Warren Pilferers, Soulbright Flamekin, Needle Drop, Soaring
Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Wellgabber Apothecary, Hoarder’s Greed, Lammastide Weave, Wizened Cenn, Liliana Vess

Pick: Liliana Vess

Pack 17:

Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Pestermite, Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Thundercloud Shaman, Ethereal Whiskergill, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Howltooth Hollow

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 18:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Aethersnipe, Tarfire, Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Ego Erasure, Crib Swap

Pick: Aethersnipe

Pack 19:

Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Vivid Grove, Faerie Tauntings, Goatnapper, Tarfire

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 20:

Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Exiled Boggart, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Woodland Guidance, Island

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 21:

Boggart Loggers, Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Pestermite, Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter, Pollen Lullaby, Favor of the Mighty

Pick: Pestermite

Pack 22:

Kinsbaile Balloonist, Peppersmoke, Nath’s Elite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Vivid Crag

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 23:

Wispmare, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber
Giant, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Tideshaper Mystic, Benthicore, Wild Ricochet

Pick: Benthicore

Pack 24:

Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Glimmerdust Nap, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Wellgabber Apothecary, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Glimmerdust Nap

Pack 25:

Oaken Brawler, Hurly-Burly, Spiderwig Boggart, Rootgrapple, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Howltooth Hollow

Pick: Hurly-Burly

Pack 26:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Herbal Poultice, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Springjack Knight

Pick: Quill-Slinger Boggart

Pack 27:

Kithkin Healer, Herbal Poultice, Aquitect’s Will, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Aquitect’s Will

Pack 28:

Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars, Island

Pick: Exiled Boggart

Pack 29:

Goldmeadow Dodger, Flamekin Brawler

Pick: Flamekin Brawler

Pack 30:

Goldmeadow Dodger

Pick: Goldmeadow Dodger

Pack 31:

Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Stonybrook Angler, Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Triclopean Sight,
Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Changeling Hero, Wren’s Run Vanquisher, Lys Alana Scarblade, Heat Shimmer

Pick: Streambed Aquitects

Pack 32:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Plover Knights, Paperfin Rascal, Dreamspoiler Witches, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Harpoon Sniper, Imperious Perfect, Giant Harbinger, Timber Protector

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 33:

Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Axegrinder Giant, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Merrow Harbinger, Summon the School, Incremental Growth, Sygg, River Guide

Pick: Merrow Harbinger

Pack 34:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Whirlpool Whelm, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Cenn’s Heir, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Seedguide Ash, Hearthcage Giant, Gaddock Teeg

Pick: Whirlpool Whelm

Pack 35:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Weed Strangle, Woodland Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Crib Swap, Aquitect’s Will

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 36:

Oaken Brawler, Stonybrook Angler, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Thorntooth Witch, Goldmeadow Stalwart

Pick: Stonybrook Angler

Pack 37:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Deeptread Merrow, Fistful of Force, Heal the Scars, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Nectar Faerie, Treefolk Harbinger, Wren’s Run Vanquisher

Pick: Deeptread Merrow

Pack 38:

Surge of
Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Elvish Harbinger, Knight of Meadowgrain

Pick: Cloudcrown Oak

Pack 39:

Wispmare, Hillcomber Giant, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Lys Alana Scarblade

Pick: Faerie Trickery

Pack 40:

Battlewand Oak, Paperfin Rascal, Elvish Handservant, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter

Pick: Paperfin Rascal

Pack 41:

Glimmerdust Nap, Wanderer’s Twig, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Incremental Growth

Pick: Incremental Growth

Pack 42:

Warren-Scourge Elf, Cenn’s Heir, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 43:

Aquitect’s Will, Zephyr Net, Glen Elendra Pranksters

Pick: Glen Elendra Pranksters

Pack 44:

Oaken Brawler, Nightshade Stinger

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Pack 45:

Nectar Faerie

Pick: Nectar Faerie

Final Decklist:

10 Island
8 Swamp
1 Benthicore
1 Deeptread Merrow
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Footbottom Feast
1 Ghostly Changeling
1 Liliana Vess
1 Merrow Harbinger
1 Moonglove Winnower
2 Peppersmoke
1 Pestermite
1 Sentinels of Glen Elendra
2 Silvergill Douser
1 Skeletal Changeling
1 Stonybrook Angler
2 Streambed Aquitects
1 Weed Strangle
2 Whirlpool Whelm
1 AEthersnipe

1 Aquitect’s Will
1 Black Poplar Shaman
1 Cloudcrown Oak
1 Dawnfluke
1 Exiled Boggart
1 Faerie Trickery
1 Flamekin Brawler
1 Glen Elendra Pranksters
1 Glimmerdust Nap
1 Goldmeadow Dodger
1 Goldmeadow Stalwart
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Hurly-Burly
1 Incremental Growth
1 Judge of Currents
1 Nectar Faerie
1 Oaken Brawler
1 Paperfin Rascal
1 Plover Knights
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart
1 Soaring Hope
1 Springleaf Drum
1 Zephyr Net

Pick 1: Even though there are some quality cards here, I think Silvergill Douser is the
best one.

Pick 2: Usually I’ve been picking Dreamspoiler Witches over Sentinels of Glen
Elendra when I’m Bllue/Black, only I’m not Blue/Black at this point, so it’s
safer to pick Sentinels of Glen Elendra.

I ended the first booster in Blue, possibly White but with Black as a
backup. In White I had Plover Knights and Judge of Currents if I went
Merfolk (plus Hillcomber Giant in the sideboard), while in Black I had Ghostly
Changeling and Moonglove Winnower.

Pick 16: Liliana and Warren Pilferers
were a little better than anything else, and from here things fell into

Round 1 I played versus Red/White Giants.

He won Game 1 as he had perfect mana. Two Plains, two Mountains, and
Stinkdrinker Daredevil, which allowed him to play all the cards in his hand
with only four lands. I knew I was in trouble when he had turn 4
Blind-Spot Giant plus Giant Harbinger, fetching a Changeling Berserker.

Game 2 I played some early guys and started attacking and gained a huge
advantage on his turn 6. He used the Soulbright Flamekin ability three
times, so I responded to the third one with Whirlpool Whelm. I even won the
Clash so it was a true Time Walk, and from here he was always behind.

Game 3 I realized he switched into Red/Blue Elementals as I saw no
Plains, and all the creatures in play were Elementals including
Smokebraider. Despite the turn 2 Smokebraider his draw wasn’t too fast,
and when I untapped with Dreamspoiler Witches I killed three creatures over
the next two turns. Having two Silvergill Douser in play, I won with
Dreamspoiler Witches and Pestermite in the air.

Round 2 I played versus Black/Blue/Red splash White Goblins/Faeries

Game 1 his Amoeboid Changeling was nullifying my Streambed Aquitects, but I
finally managed to stabilize at a low life with Silvergill Douser and I was
attacking in the air with Pestermite. I had him at eight life when he drew
Fodder Launch for the win.

Game 2 I only made my third land drop on turn 5, which give him an early
tempo and life advantage. He started with Squeaking Pie-Sneak, Mudbutton
Torchrunner, and Fodder Launch killing my two creatures. Eventually I stabilized
at a low life again with Silvergill Douser, knowing that this time he had
already used Fodder Launch. Besides, I was holding a Faerie Trickery I
sided in, as an insurance things would be kept under control. I wasn’t
counting on the Faeries… The next spells he played were Crib Swap,
Changeling Berserk, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, and Pestermite.

See you tomorrow!


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