Drafting With Tiago – LLL #52

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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:

Stonybrook Angler, Nameless Inversion, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Whirlpool Whelm, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple,
Triclopean Sight, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Changeling Berserker, Fodder Launch, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Thoughtseize

Pick: Thoughtseize

Pack 2:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Goldmeadow Harrier, Glimmerdust Nap, Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Fire-Belly Changeling, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Prowess of the Fair, Sentry Oak, Dawnfluke

Pick: Goldmeadow Harrier

Pack 3:

Avian Changeling, Warren Pilferers, Lowland Oaf, Fistful of Force, Aethersnipe, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Surge of Thoughtweft, Elvish Branchbender, Amoeboid Changeling, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Captivating Glance

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 4:

Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Fistful of Force, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Kithkin Harbinger, Prowess of the Fair, Changeling Hero

Pick: Changeling Hero

Pack 5:

Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Elvish Promenade, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Seedguide Ash

Pick: Seedguide Ash

Pack 6:

Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Horde of Notions

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Ambush

Pack 7:

Hurly-Burly, Plover Knights, Paperfin Rascal, Runed Stalactite, Nath’s Elite, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel, Cenn’s Heir

Pick: Plover Knights

Pack 8:

Boggart Loggers,
Adder-Staff Boggart, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Sentry Oak, Nectar Faerie, Favor of the Mighty

Pick: Elvish Handservant

Pack 9:

Moonglove Winnower, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Changeling Berserker, Flamekin Bladewhirl

Pick: Changeling Berserker

Pack 10:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Kithkin Daggerdare, Lace with Moonglove, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Prowess of the Fair, Dawnfluke

Pick: Kithkin Daggerdare

Pack 11:

Fistful of Force, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Captivating Glance

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 12:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Scarred Vinebreeder, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Prowess of the Fair

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pack 13:

Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Elvish Promenade

Pick: Gilt-Leaf Seer

Pack 14:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Goldmeadow Dodger

Pick: Stinkdrinker Daredevil

Pack 15:

Warren-Scourge Elf

Pick: Warren-Scourge Elf

Pack 16:

Woodland Changeling, Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Silvergill Douser, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Judge of
Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Kithkin Harbinger, Vivid Grove, Vivid Creek, Ajani Goldmane

Pick: Ajani Goldmane

Pack 17:

Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Jagged-Scar Archers, Changeling Berserker, Treefolk Harbinger, Hamletback Goliath

Pick: Jagged-Scar Archers

Pack 18:

Cloudcrown Oak, Tarfire, Wanderer’s Twig, Avian Changeling, Bog-Strider Ash, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Lys Alana Scarblade, Woodland Guidance, Mad Auntie, Swamp

Pick: Avian Changeling

Pack 19:

Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Hearthcage Giant, Merrow Commerce, Glarewielder, Incendiary Command

Pick: Incendiary Command

Pack 20:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Spiderwig Boggart, Pollen Lullaby, Hoarder’s Greed, Wellgabber Apothecary

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 21:

Axegrinder Giant, Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Hearthcage Giant, Ego Erasure, Guardian of Cloverdell

Pick: Lignify

Pack 22:

Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Oaken Brawler, Cenn’s Heir, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Ethereal Whiskergill, Hurly-Burly

Pick: Hillcomber Giant

Pack 23:

Smokebraider, Moonglove Winnower, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager, Facevaulter, Hunt Down, Sylvan Echoes, Plains

Pick: Smokebraider

Pack 24:

Springleaf Drum, Kithkin Healer, Axegrinder Giant, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Kithkin Harbinger, Vivid Creek

Pick: Kithkin Harbinger

Pack 25:

Smokebraider, Moonglove Winnower, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire

Pick: Smokebraider

Pack 26:

Scarred Vinebreeder, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Lys Alana Scarblade, Woodland Guidance

Pick: Lys Alana Scarblade

Pack 27:

Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Exiled Boggart, Merrow Commerce

Pick: Merrow Commerce

Pack 28:

Wispmare, Warren-Scourge Elf, Wellgabber Apothecary

Pick: Wispmare

Pack 29:

Lace with Moonglove, Exiled Boggart

Pick: Lace with Moonglove

Pack 30:

Hunt Down

Pick: Hunt Down

Pack 31:

Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nameless Inversion, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple,
Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Flamekin Brawler, Imperious Perfect, Goatnapper, Kithkin Mourncaller, Hoofprints of the Stag, Cloudcrown Oak

Pick: Imperious Perfect

Pack 32:

Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Kithkin Daggerdare, Herbal Poultice, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Vivid Meadow, Nectar Faerie, Makeshift Mannequin, Oona’s Prowler

Pick: Vivid Meadow

Pack 33:

Peppersmoke, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Lairwatch Giant, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Thorntooth Witch, Wizened Cenn, Battle Mastery, Twinning Glass

Pick: Nath’s Elite

Pack 34:

Quill-Slinger Boggart, Bog-Strider Ash, Herbal Poultice, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Branchbender, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Lammastide Weave, Rebellion of the Flamekin, Thundercloud Shaman, Epic Proportions

Pick: Epic Proportions

Pack 35:

Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Leaf Gilder, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Scattering Stroke, Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Leaf Gilder

Pack 36:

Wanderer’s Twig, Bog-Strider Ash, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Ponder, Heal the Scars, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Familiar’s Ruse, Kithkin Harbinger

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 37:

Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Glimmerdust Nap, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Battle Mastery

Pick: Kinsbaile Skirmisher

Pack 38:

Peppersmoke, Lys Alana
Huntmaster, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Elvish Eulogist, Treefolk Harbinger, Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Lys Alana Huntmaster

Pack 39:

Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Goldmeadow Dodger, Flamekin Brawler, Goatnapper, Kithkin Mourncaller

Pick: Kithkin Mourncaller

Pack 40:

Kithkin Healer, Herbal Poultice, Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Nectar Faerie

Pick: Kithkin Healer

Pack 41:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Spiderwig Boggart, Flamekin Brawler, Battle Mastery

Pick: Oaken Brawler

Pack 42:

Herbal Poultice, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pick: Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pack 43:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Boggart Forager, Hunt Down

Pick: Inner-Flame Acolyte

Pack 44:

Heal the Scars, Shields of Velis Vel

Pick: Shields of Velis Vel

Pack 45:

Oakgnarl Warrior

Pick: Oakgnarl Warrior

Final Decklist:

9 Forest
7 Plains
1 Ajani Goldmane
1 Avian Changeling
1 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Changeling Hero
1 Epic Proportions
1 Gilt-Leaf Ambush
2 Gilt-Leaf Seer
1 Goldmeadow Harrier
1 Imperious Perfect
1 Jagged-Scar Archers
2 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
1 Kithkin Daggerdare
1 Kithkin Mourncaller
1 Lace with Moonglove
1 Leaf Gilder
1 Lignify
2 Lys Alana Huntmaster
1 Nath’s Elite
1 Plover Knights
1 Seedguide Ash
1 Vivid Meadow

1 Changeling Berserker
1 Elvish Handservant
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Hunt Down
1 Incendiary Command
1 Inner-Flame Acolyte
1 Kithkin Harbinger
1 Kithkin Healer
1 Lys Alana Scarblade
1 Merrow Commerce
1 Oaken Brawler
1 Oakgnarl Warrior
1 Rebellion of the Flamekin
1 Shields of Velis Vel
2 Smokebraider
1 Stinkdrinker Daredevil
1 Thoughtseize
1 Warren Pilferers
1 Warren-Scourge Elf
1 Wispmare

Pick 1: Once, when waiting for Round 2 to end and split the finals, the
server crashed and I received no compensation for my loss. In that draft I had
passed a Doran, and I was very upset about it. This time, I rare-drafted the Thoughtseize. I’m glad I did, as you’ll see below…

Pick 2: If I had indeed first picked Nameless Inversion, I would be in trouble
here as there’s no good Black card. Actually there are no good cards at all.
Pretending I first picked an Artifact, now I pick Goldmeadow Harrier, the
best card of the pack. With Nameless Inversion, I would probably pick Elvish
Branchbender, or Goldmeadow Harrier planning to splash Nameless Inversion
or ditch the Harrier later.

Pick 3: Pilferers is the best card, so I have the same thoughts about White/Black. I
can lose the Harrier, or I can splash the Pilferers.

The next few picks gave me solid White and Green creatures, and a pair of
very late Gilt-Leaf Seer seemed to indicate Green was the color to be.

Pick 16: Ajani settled me into Green/White aggro, and set the strategy for
the rest of my draft. Thanks to a pair of Huntmasters, Imperious Perfect, and
Jagged-Scar Archers, my deck got a small elf sub theme.

After submitting my draft deck, the server crashed. As I’m writing this,
it’s still not up. At least I got a Thoughtseize… I’m not falling for the
same trick twice.

See you on Monday!


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