Drafting With Tiago – LLL #46

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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:

Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Oblivion Ring, Wanderer’s Twig, Hornet Harasser, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Fire-Belly
Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Elvish Promenade, Entangling Trap, Vivid Marsh, Sower of Temptation, Island

Pick: Sower of Temptation

Pack 2:

Mulldrifter, Weed Strangle, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lys Alana Scarblade, Woodland Guidance, Imperious Perfect

Pick: Mulldrifter

Pack 3:

Dreamspoiler Witches, Battlewand Oak, Pestermite, Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Makeshift Mannequin, Guardian of Cloverdell, Battle Mastery, Elvish Branchbender

Pick: Pestermite

Pack 4:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Pestermite, Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Rootgrapple, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Seedguide Ash, Thorn of Amethyst, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Pestermite

Pack 5:

Hurly-Burly, Peppersmoke, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Thieving Sprite, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Pollen Lullaby

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 6:

Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Mournwhelk, Needle Drop, Springjack Knight, Heal the Scars, Goldmeadow Stalwart, Hoarder’s Greed, Vivid Marsh, Elvish Branchbender

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 7:

Smokebraider, Moonglove Winnower, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Treefolk Harbinger, Island

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 8:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of
Thoughtweft, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Fire-Belly Changeling, Hearthcage Giant, Ego Erasure, Swamp

Pick: Ponder

Pack 9:

Glimmerdust Nap, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Entangling Trap, Island

Pick: Skeletal Changeling

Pack 10:

Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Fire-Belly Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Footbottom Feast

Pack 11:

Hurly-Burly, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Guardian of Cloverdell, Battle Mastery

Pick: Hurly-Burly

Pack 12:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Rootgrapple, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder

Pick: Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Pack 13:

Wispmare, Elvish Handservant, Cenn’s Heir

Pick: Wispmare

Pack 14:

Needle Drop, Heal the Scars

Pick: Needle Drop

Pack 15:

Nightshade Stinger

Pick: Nightshade Stinger

Pack 16:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nameless Inversion, Battlewand Oak, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter,
Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Jagged-Scar Archers, Inner-Flame Igniter, Kithkin Mourncaller, Howltooth Hollow

Pick: Nameless Inversion

Pack 17:

Peppersmoke, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Moonglove Extract, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Smokebraider, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Broken Ambitions, Nath’s Buffoon, Harpoon Sniper, Battle Mastery, Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Peppersmoke

Pack 18:

Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Shimmering Grotto, Flamekin Harbinger, Glen Elendra Pranksters, Mistbind Clique

Pick: Mistbind Clique

Pack 19:

Tarfire, Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Wizened Cenn

Pick: Tarfire

Pack 20:

Kinsbaile Balloonist, Boggart Loggers, Adder-Staff Boggart, Hillcomber Giant, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Fallowsage, Knight of Meadowgrain, Ego Erasure

Pick: Fallowsage

Pack 21:

Avian Changeling, Bog-Strider Ash, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Vivid Meadow, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Springleaf Drum

Pack 22:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Herbal Poultice, Kithkin Greatheart, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Amoeboid Changeling

Pack 23:

Wispmare, Thieving
Sprite, Hillcomber Giant, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 24:

Hillcomber Giant, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 25:

Paperfin Rascal, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Dawnfluke, Battle Mastery, Thousand-Year Elixir

Pick: Paperfin Rascal

Pack 26:

Kithkin Healer, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope

Pick: Inkfathom Divers

Pack 27:

Herbal Poultice, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Protective Bubble

Pick: Zephyr Net

Pack 28:

Lairwatch Giant, Boggart Forager, Ego Erasure

Pick: Ego Erasure

Pack 29:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Lace with Moonglove

Pick: Oakgnarl Warrior

Pack 30:

Herbal Poultice

Pick: Herbal Poultice

Pack 31:

Lash Out, Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Avian Changeling, Warren Pilferers, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove,
Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Vivid Crag, Faerie Tauntings, Marsh Flitter, Purity

Pick: Marsh Flitter

Pack 32:

Hurly-Burly, Plover Knights, Paperfin Rascal, Dreamspoiler Witches, Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Elite, Neck Snap, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Cloudgoat Ranger, Marsh Flitter, Wild Ricochet

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 33:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Hillcomber Giant, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Tar Pitcher, Drowner of Secrets, Boggart Harbinger, Twinning Glass

Pick: Sentinels of Glen Elendra

Pack 34:

Fistful of Force, Glimmerdust Nap, Ingot Chewer, Amoeboid Changeling, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Vivid Crag, Boggart Shenanigans, Flamekin Spitfire, Ancient Amphitheater, Exiled Boggart

Pick: Vivid Crag

Pack 35:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Battlewand Oak, Oaken Brawler, Pestermite, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Caterwauling Boggart, Changeling Titan, Lammastide Weave, Shimmering Grotto

Pick: Pestermite

Pack 36:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Fistful of Force, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Crush Underfoot, Glarewielder, Swamp

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 37:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Boggart Loggers, Runed Stalactite, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Flamekin Spitfire, Faerie Tauntings, Ingot Chewer

Pick: Flamekin Spitfire

Pack 38:

Surge of
Thoughtweft, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Captivating Glance, Benthicore

Pick: Benthicore

Pack 39:

Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Vivid Crag, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Vivid Crag

Pack 40:

Hurly-Burly, Runed Stalactite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Wild Ricochet

Pick: Wings of Velis Vel

Pack 41:

Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 42:

Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Boggart Shenanigans

Pick: Ingot Chewer

Pack 43:

Oaken Brawler, Hunt Down, Caterwauling Boggart

Pick: Caterwauling Boggart

Pack 44:

Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder

Pick: Lace with Moonglove

Pack 45:

Spiderwig Boggart

Pick: Spiderwig Boggart

Final Decklist:

7 Island
8 Swamp
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Fallowsage
1 Footbottom Feast
2 Hornet Harasser
1 Marsh Flitter
1 Mistbind Clique
1 Moonglove Winnower
1 Mulldrifter
1 Nameless Inversion
2 Peppersmoke
3 Pestermite
1 Ponder
1 Sentinels of Glen Elendra
1 Skeletal Changeling
1 Sower of Temptation
1 Springleaf Drum
1 Tarfire
1 Thieving Sprite
2 Vivid Crag
1 Wings of Velis Vel

1 Amoeboid Changeling
1 Benthicore
1 Boggart Sprite-Chaser
1 Caterwauling Boggart
1 Ego Erasure
2 Facevaulter
1 Flamekin Spitfire
1 Herbal Poultice
1 Hurly-Burly
1 Ingot Chewer
1 Inkfathom Divers
1 Lace with Moonglove
1 Needle Drop
1 Nightshade Stinger
1 Oakgnarl Warrior
1 Paperfin Rascal
1 Spiderwig Boggart
1 Wispmare
1 Zephyr Net

This is one of my Pro Tour dream scenarios… first-picking a Mulldrifter
or a Blue rare, and being passed a Mulldrifter. Unlike other drafts, Blue kept
coming, and I quickly settled into Blue/Black Faeries. Not because I love the archetype,
but because those Pestermites and Peppersmokes kept coming. The draft was very
easy. I don’t think I had a single hard decision, and things just happened by

Round 1 I played against Samy Younis with his Red/Black Goblins/Elementals deck.

Game 1 he won the die roll, which turned out to be important for one
reason: I missed a land drop, and that forced me to try to race. I played
Pestermites on turns 3, 4, and 5, tapping his single Swamp each
time, but he had a creature on turn 3 before me, and was attacking
first. If I’d made my fourth land drop, I would’ve played totally differently… Hornet
Harasser most likely, or Sentinels of Glen Elendra. I almost got there with
triple Pestermite, as I played a Marsh Flitter to hold the ground when I
reached four mana, but Tar Pitcher plus two Mudbutton Torchrunners finished

Game 2 was very strange for my side for two reasons. I’m not sure on many of the
small plays I made. At the time I played them they seemed to make sense with
the information I had, but they turned out to be pretty bad. Anyway, his turn
3 was Smokebraider and Flamekin Harbinger for Hostility, so I spent the
whole game trying to survive. Faeries are really awful at blocking. I
still think that a few different plays could’ve held the game a little
longer, though I probably still lose to such an excellent start… no one knows for sure.

See you tomorrow!


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