Drafting With Tiago – LLL #38

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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:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Extract, Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart
Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Imperious Perfect, Shriekmaw, Hearthcage Giant, Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Shriekmaw

Pack 2:

Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Elite, Neck Snap, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Changeling Hero, Lys Alana Scarblade, Nettlevine Blight, Forest

Pick: Sentinels of Glen Elendra

Pack 3:

Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Battle Mastery, Hoarder’s Greed, Inner-Flame Igniter, Faerie Trickery

Pick: Inner-Flame Igniter

Pack 4:

Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Leaf Gilder, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Sentry Oak, Kithkin Harbinger

Pick: Whirlpool Whelm

Pack 5:

Streambed Aquitects, Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Plover Knights, Paperfin Rascal, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Hunter of Eyeblights, Rings of Brighthearth

Pick: Streambed Aquitects

Pack 6:

Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Ingot Chewer, Amoeboid Changeling, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Prowess of the Fair, Faerie Harbinger

Pick: Faerie Harbinger

Pack 7:

Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Wanderer’s Twig, Springjack Knight, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Glimmerdust Nap

Pack 8:

Herbal Poultice,
Fistful of Force, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog Hoodlums, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Hunter of Eyeblights, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Inkfathom Divers

Pack 9:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Hearthcage Giant

Pick: Adder-Staff Boggart

Pack 10:

Runed Stalactite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Nettlevine Blight, Forest

Pick: Nettlevine Blight

Pack 11:

Lignify, Lace with Moonglove, Exiled Boggart, Battle Mastery, Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Lignify

Pack 12:

Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Sentry Oak

Pick: Spiderwig Boggart

Pack 13:

Hurly-Burly, Dawnfluke, Rings of Brighthearth

Pick: Rings of Brighthearth

Pack 14:

Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel

Pick: Exiled Boggart

Pack 15:

Protective Bubble

Pick: Protective Bubble

Pack 16:

Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Peppersmoke, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Moonglove Extract, Flamekin
Brawler, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Cloudgoat Ranger, Merrow Harbinger, Wanderwine Hub

Pick: Moonglove Extract

Pack 17:

Dreamspoiler Witches, Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Pestermite, Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Merrow Reejerey, Wizened Cenn, Vivid Grove, Forced Fruition

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 18:

Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap, Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faerie Harbinger, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Faerie Harbinger

Pack 19:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Aethersnipe, Herbal Poultice, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Scattering Stroke, Vivid Marsh

Pick: Aethersnipe

Pack 20:

Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Kithkin Greatheart, Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Prowess of the Fair, Treefolk Harbinger, Island

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 21:

Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Silvergill Douser, Soaring Hope, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk, Familiar’s Ruse, Veteran of the Depths

Pick: Silvergill Douser

Pack 22:

Runed Stalactite, Elvish Eulogist, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Guardian of Cloverdell, Ego Erasure, Hamletback Goliath, Giant’s Ire

Pick: Hamletback Goliath

Pack 23:

Springleaf Drum, Glimmerdust Nap,
Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Captivating Glance, Battle Mastery

Pick: Inkfathom Divers

Pack 24:

Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Nath’s Elite, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel

Pick: Inner-Flame Acolyte

Pack 25:

Oaken Brawler, Hurly-Burly, Nath’s Buffoon, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Vivid Grove

Pick: Vivid Grove

Pack 26:

Runed Stalactite, Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Nightshade Stinger, Lammastide Weave

Pick: Tideshaper Mystic

Pack 27:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Herbal Poultice, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 28:

Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 29:

Wanderer’s Twig, Soaring Hope

Pick: Wanderer’s Twig

Pack 30:

Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Elvish Eulogist

Pack 31:

Bog-Strider Ash, Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Zephyr Net, Scarred
Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Woodland Guidance, Flamekin Harbinger, Makeshift Mannequin, Hostility, Seedguide Ash

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 32:

Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Lash Out, Kithkin Daggerdare, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Merrow Commerce, Summon the School, Inner-Flame Igniter, Gilt-Leaf Palace

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 33:

Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Goldmeadow Harrier, Fistful of Force, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Vivid Grove, Nectar Faerie, Briarhorn

Pick: Deeptread Merrow

Pack 34:

Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents, Woodland Guidance, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Incremental Growth

Pick: Incremental Growth

Pack 35:

Wispmare, Thieving Sprite, Hillcomber Giant, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Guardian of Cloverdell, Boggart Shenanigans, Arbiter of Knollridge, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 36:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Stonybrook Angler, Fertile Ground, Cenn’s Heir, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Elvish Promenade

Pick: Stonybrook Angler

Pack 37:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Kithkin Harbinger, Gaddock Teeg, Forest

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 38:

Hurly-Burly, Paperfin
Rascal, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Mosswort Bridge, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Mosswort Bridge

Pack 39:

Springleaf Drum, Glimmerdust Nap, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Glimmerdust Nap

Pack 40:

Kithkin Healer, Kithkin Daggerdare, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 41:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 42:

Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Boggart Birth Rite

Pack 43:

Hunt Down, Boggart Shenanigans, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Prowess of the Fair

Pack 44:

Ringskipper, Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Ringskipper

Pack 45:

Lairwatch Giant

Pick: Lairwatch Giant

Final Decklist:

10 Island
8 Swamp
1 Deeptread Merrow
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Eyeblight’s Ending
2 Faerie Harbinger
1 Footbottom Feast
2 Glimmerdust Nap
2 Inkfathom Divers
1 Moonglove Extract
1 Sentinels of Glen Elendra
1 Shriekmaw
1 Silvergill Douser
1 Skeletal Changeling
1 Stonybrook Angler
1 Streambed Aquitects
2 Thieving Sprite
1 Weed Strangle
1 Whirlpool Whelm
1 Aethersnipe

1 Adder-Staff Boggart
1 Boggart Birth Rite
1 Elvish Eulogist
1 Exiled Boggart
1 Hamletback Goliath
1 Incremental Growth
1 Inner-Flame Acolyte
1 Inner-Flame Igniter
2 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
1 Kithkin Daggerdare
1 Lairwatch Giant
1 Lignify
1 Mosswort Bridge
1 Nettlevine Blight
1 Protective Bubble
1 Prowess of the Fair
1 Ringskipper
1 Rings of Brighthearth
1 Spiderwig Boggart
1 Tideshaper Mystic
1 Vivid Grove
1 Wanderer’s Twig

Pick 2: From what I’ve seen, I like Changeling Hero a lot less than many people
here, at least this early in the initial picks. I’m not a big fan of the
Champion ability. This leave us with Sentinels of Glen Elendra, decent though
unspectacular and far from putting me into Blue as there are many better
Blue cards; or Smokebraider, gambling on Elementals. Sentinels seemed a
little safer.

Pick 3: Some playables, but very weak quality. Igniter was the best card, even
though I didn’t pick Smokebraider, but the rest was just so weak.

Pick 4: The three good cards are Green, White, and Blue. I didn’t want to spread
myself over four colors in four picks, so I took Whirlpool Whelm, arguably
weaker than Leaf Gilder and Plover Knights.

I finished the first booster set into Blue because of the mid picks, but
still unsure about my second color. I had a Shriekmaw and two Red

Pick 16: Merrow Harbinger wouldn’t be very good in my deck, so I dimissed it.
Peppermoske would’ve been my pick here if I knew I was Blue/Black, but I
only had a Shriekmaw so I played it safe and took Moonglove Extract.

Pick 17: Of course, if I knew this I would have taken Peppermoke before for sure.
Dreamspoiler Witches is very good in Blue/Black, so I added it to my

Pick 35: I considered for a long time splashing Arbiter of Knollridge… it was
definitely a possibility.

Round 1 I played versus Red/Blue good elementals deck with lots of synergy,
fueled by Smokebraider. He had the engine – Soulbright Flamekin,
Smokebraider, Inner-Flame Igniter, Ceaseless Searblades – plus the good
creatures – Mulldrifter, Aethersnipe, Guile. I lost 2-1… the truth is he gave
me many windows to win in all games, but I could only steal the second one, where I
stabilized at one life and then he drew two or three lands in a row. I
had a Footbottom Feast at the perfect, game-winning time.

See you tomorrow!


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