Drafting With Tiago – LLL #35

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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:

Aethersnipe, Tarfire, Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Lash Out, Hornet Harasser, Fire-Belly
Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lammastide Weave, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Harpoon Sniper, Ancient Amphitheater

Pick: Lash Out

Pack 2:

Mulldrifter, Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Vivid Grove, Hunter of Eyeblights, Secluded Glen

Pick: Mulldrifter

Pack 3:

Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Merrow Harbinger, Battle Mastery, Guardian of Cloverdell

Pick: Merrow Harbinger

Pack 4:

Hurly-Burly, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Stonybrook Angler, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Pollen Lullaby, Treefolk Harbinger, Cenn’s Heir

Pick: Stonybrook Angler

Pack 5:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Avian Changeling, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Vivid Meadow, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Avian Changeling

Pack 6:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Vivid Marsh, Scattering Stroke, Rings of Brighthearth

Pick: Inner-Flame Acolyte

Pack 7:

Nath’s Elite, Oaken Brawler, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Rootgrapple, Guardian of Cloverdell, Battle Mastery, Howltooth Hollow

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Pack 8:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush,
Hillcomber Giant, Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Kithkin Mourncaller, Favor of the Mighty

Pick: Wings of Velis Vel

Pack 9:

Herbal Poultice, Oakgnarl Warrior, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lammastide Weave, Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 10:

Footbottom Feast, Lignify, Kithkin Healer, Spring Cleaning, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pick: Wellgabber Apothecary

Pack 11:

Glimmerdust Nap, Heal the Scars, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Battle Mastery

Pick: Glimmerdust Nap

Pack 12:

Wispmare, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Pollen Lullaby

Pick: Wispmare

Pack 13:

Herbal Poultice, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder

Pick: Zephyr Net

Pack 14:

Hunt Down, Nath’s Buffoon

Pick: Hunt Down

Pack 15:

Battle Mastery

Pick: Battle Mastery

Pack 16:

Aethersnipe, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Tarfire, Wanderer’s Twig, Protective Bubble, Ingot
Chewer, Amoeboid Changeling, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Captivating Glance, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Mad Auntie

Pick: Aethersnipe

Pack 17:

Weed Strangle, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Shimmering Grotto, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Elvish Promenade, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Harpoon Sniper, Ajani Goldmane, Island

Pick: Ajani Goldmane

Pack 18:

Stonybrook Angler, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Leaf Gilder, Triclopean Sight, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Makeshift Mannequin, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Heat Shimmer, Oona’s Prowler

Pick: Stonybrook Angler

Pack 19:

Deeptread Merrow, Fistful of Force, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Kithkin Harbinger, Prowess of the Fair, Goatnapper

Pick: Deeptread Merrow

Pack 20:

Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Vivid Crag, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Judge of Currents

Pack 21:

Thieving Sprite, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Battlewand Oak, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Knucklebone Witch

Pick: Streambed Aquitects

Pack 22:

Whirlpool Whelm, Boggart Loggers, Adder-Staff Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Ethereal Whiskergill, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Whirlpool Whelm

Pack 23:

Paperfin Rascal, Runed Stalactite,
Nath’s Elite, Neck Snap, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman

Pick: Neck Snap

Pack 24:

Cloudcrown Oak, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Captivating Glance

Pick: Cloudcrown Oak

Pack 25:

Footbottom Feast, Shimmering Grotto, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Elvish Promenade, Island

Pick: Shimmering Grotto

Pack 26:

Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Triclopean Sight, Faultgrinder, Heat Shimmer

Pick: Triclopean Sight

Pack 27:

Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Bog Hoodlums, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Prowess of the Fair

Pack 28:

Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Zephyr Net

Pack 29:

Goldmeadow Dodger, Blades of Velis Vel

Pick: Blades of Velis Vel

Pack 30:

Boggart Forager

Pick: Boggart Forager

Pack 31:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Streambed Aquitects, Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant,
Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Glarewielder, Faerie Harbinger, Hoarder’s Greed, Shapesharer

Pick: Shapesharer

Pack 32:

Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Peppersmoke, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Wizened Cenn, Ceaseless Searblades, Treefolk Harbinger, Dauntless Dourbark

Pick: Sentinels of Glen Elendra

Pack 33:

Avian Changeling, Bog-Strider Ash, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Lys Alana Scarblade, Woodland Guidance, Drowner of Secrets, Cloudthresher, Goldmeadow Dodger

Pick: Drowner of Secrets

Pack 34:

Footbottom Feast, Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Hearthcage Giant, Ego Erasure

Pick: Wellgabber Apothecary

Pack 35:

Peppersmoke, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Wispmare, Thieving Sprite, Dawnfluke, Broken Ambitions, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Changeling Titan, Goatnapper

Pick: Broken Ambitions

Pack 36:

Hillcomber Giant, Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Jagged-Scar Archers, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Shelldock Isle

Pick: Shelldock Isle

Pack 37:

Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Woodland Changeling, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Merrow Commerce

Pack 38:

Quill-Slinger Boggart,
Bog-Strider Ash, Exiled Boggart, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel, Kithkin Harbinger, Seedguide Ash

Pick: Ponder

Pack 39:

Consuming Bonfire, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Consuming Bonfire

Pack 40:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Shimmering Grotto

Pack 41:

Bog-Strider Ash, Shields of Velis Vel, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 42:

Lignify, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender

Pick: Elvish Branchbender

Pack 43:

Wispmare, Nath’s Buffoon, Rootgrapple

Pick: Wispmare

Pack 44:

Hunt Down, Dawnfluke

Pick: Dawnfluke

Pack 45:

Protective Bubble

Pick: Protective Bubble

Final Decklist:

8 Island
7 Plains
1 Ajani Goldmane
1 Avian Changeling
1 Broken Ambitions
1 Deeptread Merrow
1 Drowner of Secrets
1 Judge of Currents
1 Lash Out
1 Merrow Harbinger
1 Mulldrifter
1 Neck Snap
1 Ponder
1 Sentinels of Glen Elendra
1 Shapesharer
1 Shelldock Isle
2 Shimmering Grotto
2 Stonybrook Angler
1 Streambed Aquitects
2 Wellgabber Apothecary
1 Whirlpool Whelm
1 Wings of Velis Vel
1 Wispmare
1 AEthersnipe

1 Island
1 Battle Mastery
1 Blades of Velis Vel
1 Boggart Forager
1 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Cloudcrown Oak
1 Consuming Bonfire
1 Dawnfluke
1 Elvish Branchbender
1 Glimmerdust Nap
1 Hunt Down
1 Inner-Flame Acolyte
1 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
1 Merrow Commerce
1 Oaken Brawler
1 Protective Bubble
1 Prowess of the Fair
1 Triclopean Sight
1 Wispmare
2 Zephyr Net

Pick 4: Being passed a Mulldrifter meant I wanted to be Blue, and Blue/Green can be a
little strange sometimes when you mix Elves and Merfolk, so I ignored Lys
Alana Huntmaster. It was Stonybrook Angler and Consuming Bonfire, two cards
that rank close to me, I choose the Blue one as I’d rather be committed to
Blue and have a Lash Out than to be Blue and Red right away.

I finished the first Booster in Blue/White, looking to be Merfolk.

Pick 17: I had a great opportunity to get a powerful Merfolk, but there was an
Ajani in the pack too. I think Ajani is too good so I took it over Harpoon

Pick 18: Angler over Plover Knights because he’s a Merfolk, and as I already had a
Mulldrifter and Wellgaber Apothecary I didn’t want to have many five-mana spells.

I decided to splash the Lash Out off two Shimmering Grotto, but I regretted
it since I drew it all three games and could never cast it. It should have
been Triclopean Sight instead.

Round 1 I played against Red/Black Goblins.

I won the first because he had an Island for a splash, and I had two
Islandwalkers, and also Avian Changeling and Sentinels of Glen Elendra for
extra evasion.

Game 2 I only drew seven spells… the rest was all lands when I died, even
though one of them was a Mulldrifter. Ajani turned out to be pretty bad since
I had very few creatures in play (one or two), and he also had Squeaking Pie-Sneak
to which I had no answer, so it could kill Ajani easily and then me. Add the
Lash Out that I couldn’t play, and there weren’t many spells that were effective.
Maybe it should have been Harpoon Sniper instead of Ajani, the white
Planeswalkers works a little better in aggro decks.

Game 3 I only drew Islands, and I still had to play eleven agonizing
turns trying to survive. I failed.

See you tomorrow!


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