Drafting With Tiago – LLL #43

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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:

Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Dreamspoiler Witches, Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Boggart Forager,
Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Shriekmaw, Inner-Flame Igniter, Turtleshell Changeling, Howltooth Hollow, Kithkin Harbinger

Pick: Shriekmaw

Pack 2:

Leaf Gilder, Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Streambed Aquitects, Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Tar Pitcher, Briarhorn, Merrow Harbinger

Pick: Briarhorn

Pack 3:

Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Silvergill Douser, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Changeling Titan, Guile

Pick: Changeling Titan

Pack 4:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Weed Strangle, Woodland Changeling, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Wellgabber Apothecary, Kithkin Mourncaller, Hearthcage Giant, Harpoon Sniper

Pick: Weed Strangle

Pack 5:

Smokebraider, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Ethereal Whiskergill, Nectar Faerie, Aethersnipe

Pick: Fertile Ground

Pack 6:

Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Protective Bubble, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Ego Erasure, Squeaking Pie Sneak

Pick: Cloudcrown Oak

Pack 7:

Glimmerdust Nap, Wanderer’s Twig, Axegrinder Giant, Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel, Captivating Glance, Giant Harbinger, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Wanderer’s Twig

Pack 8:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly,
Nath’s Elite, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Nath’s Buffoon, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Battlewand Oak

Pack 9:

Hillcomber Giant, Oaken Brawler, Boggart Forager, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Inner-Flame Igniter, Howltooth Hollow

Pick: Inner-Flame Igniter

Pack 10:

Wispmare, Consuming Bonfire, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager

Pick: Consuming Bonfire

Pack 11:

Kithkin Healer, Axegrinder Giant, Shields of Velis Vel, Needle Drop, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Axegrinder Giant

Pack 12:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Wellgabber Apothecary

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 13:

Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 14:

Protective Bubble, Ego Erasure

Pick: Ego Erasure

Pack 15:

Heal the Scars

Pick: Heal the Scars

Pack 16:

Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap, Pestermite, Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean
Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Changeling Titan, Goatnapper, Goldmeadow Stalwart, Doran, the Siege Tower

Pick: Doran, the Siege Tower

Pack 17:

Peppersmoke, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Moonglove Extract, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Smokebraider, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Inner-Flame Igniter, Prowess of the Fair, Hoofprints of the Stag, Knucklebone Witch

Pick: Moonglove Extract

Pack 18:

Hurly-Burly, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Stonybrook Angler, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Wizened Cenn, Ceaseless Searblades, Boggart Shenanigans, Wild Ricochet

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 19:

Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Crib Swap, Vivid Meadow, Seedguide Ash

Pick: Seedguide Ash

Pack 20:

Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Flamekin Brawler, Glarewielder, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 21:

Woodland Changeling, Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Faerie Tauntings, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Woodland Changeling

Pack 22:

Wanderer’s Twig, Bog-Strider Ash, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Lammastide Weave, Flamekin Harbinger, Drowner of Secrets

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 23:

Herbal Poultice, Oakgnarl Warrior, Heal
the Scars, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Hoarder’s Greed, Sentry Oak

Pick: Oakgnarl Warrior

Pack 24:

Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Hunt Down, Nath’s Buffoon, Goatnapper

Pick: Leaf Gilder

Pack 25:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Inner-Flame Igniter, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Inner-Flame Igniter

Pack 26:

Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 27:

Springleaf Drum, Axegrinder Giant, Aquitect’s Will, Scarred Vinebreeder

Pick: Springleaf Drum

Pack 28:

Goldmeadow Dodger, Flamekin Brawler, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Faerie Tauntings

Pack 29:

Lignify, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Lignify

Pack 30:

Spring Cleaning

Pick: Spring Cleaning

Pack 31:

Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Warren Pilferers, Soulbright Flamekin, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog
Hoodlums, Judge of Currents, Crib Swap, Vivid Crag, Guardian of Cloverdell, Windbrisk Heights, Purity

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 32:

Stonybrook Angler, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Merrow Reejerey, Vivid Marsh, Elvish Promenade, Thorn of Amethyst

Pick: Vivid Marsh

Pack 33:

Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Herbal Poultice, Avian Changeling, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Elvish Harbinger, Vivid Crag, Merrow Reejerey, Deathrender

Pick: Elvish Harbinger

Pack 34:

Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Fistful of Force, Eyeblight’s Ending, Soulbright Flamekin, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents, Blind-Spot Giant, Elvish Harbinger, Faerie Harbinger, Secluded Glen, Changeling Berserker

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 35:

Surge of Thoughtweft, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Sylvan Echoes, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Plains

Pick: Surge of Thoughtweft

Pack 36:

Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Hoarder’s Greed, Forest

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 37:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Peppersmoke, Nath’s Elite, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Cenn’s Heir, Ego Erasure

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 38:

Thieving Sprite, Boggart Loggers,
Fertile Ground, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Vivid Grove

Pick: Vivid Grove

Pack 39:

Springleaf Drum, Glimmerdust Nap, Soulbright Flamekin, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Vivid Crag, Windbrisk Heights

Pick: Windbrisk Heights

Pack 40:

Moonglove Winnower, Rootgrapple, Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Elvish Promenade

Pick: Rootgrapple

Pack 41:

Deeptread Merrow, Herbal Poultice, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Bog Hoodlums

Pick: Deeptread Merrow

Pack 42:

Deeptread Merrow, Soulbright Flamekin, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents

Pick: Judge of Currents

Pack 43:

Protective Bubble, Exiled Boggart, Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Sylvan Echoes

Pack 44:

Nightshade Stinger, Forest

Pick: Forest

Pack 45:

Oaken Brawler

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Final Decklist:

1 Fertile Ground
9 Forest
6 Swamp
1 Battlewand Oak
2 Black Poplar Shaman
1 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Briarhorn
1 Changeling Titan
1 Cloudcrown Oak
1 Doran, the Siege Tower
1 Elvish Harbinger
1 Eyeblight’s Ending
1 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
1 Kithkin Daggerdare
1 Leaf Gilder
1 Lignify
1 Lys Alana Huntmaster
1 Moonglove Extractv
1 Peppersmoke
1 Seedguide Ash
1 Shriekmaw
1 Vivid Grove
1 Vivid Marsh
1 Warren Pilferers
1 Weed Strangle
1 Woodland Changeling

1 Forest
1 Axegrinder Giant
1 Consuming Bonfire
1 Deeptread Merrow
1 Ego Erasure
1 Faerie Tauntings
1 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
1 Heal the Scars
2 Inner-Flame Igniter
1 Judge of Currents
1 Oaken Brawler
1 Oakgnarl Warrior
1 Rootgrapple
1 Springleaf Drum
1 Spring Cleaning
1 Surge of Thoughtweft
1 Sylvan Echoes
1 Wanderer’s Twig
1 Windbrisk Heights

Pick 5: I have two really good Black cards and two really good Green cards, and I
don’t want to splash Aethersnipe or move into Blue. Fertile Ground is an
accelerator, good since my picks so far cost 4 and 5 mana, and it can make me
think about splash options in the future.

Some late Red picks kept my options open. I was Green, and could be Black,
or Green/Red splash Shriekmaw, I was looking to find the answers in the
second booster.

Pick 16: Nothing Red, nothing Black, a couple of good Green cards. I thought I
had the mana to support Doran, having Wanderer’s Twig and Fertile Ground,
and I already had 3 Treefolk that go very well with Doran, so I took

Round 1 I played against a good Blue/Red splash Black deck.

Game 1 I lost to turn 5 Mulldrifter, turn 6 Cryptic Command.

Game 2 I was lucky to win because I played an early Changeling Titan and
his answer to it was kill it with two blockers and a Tarfire, but he managed
to hit. He stabilized the game at two life, but I topdecked a Bog-Strider
Ash for the last two damage.

Game 3 I was always behind. He killed my turn 3 creature, then
played Mulldrifter on turn 5 and Hearthcage Giant on turn 6 thanks to
Soulbright Flamekin.

See you tomorrow!


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