Drafting With Tiago – LLL #56

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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, Elvish Eulogist,
Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spellstutter Sprite, Spiderwig Boggart, Merrow Reejerey, Wizened Cenn, Vivid Meadow, Hoofprints of the Stag

Pick: Dreamspoiler Witches

Pack 2:

Lowland Oaf, Lignify, Weed Strangle, Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Lash Out, Kithkin Daggerdare, Judge of Currents, Inkfathom Divers, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Elvish Harbinger, Vivid Crag, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Lash Out

Pack 3:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Whirlpool Whelm, Boggart Loggers, Adder-Staff Boggart, Fertile Ground, Broken Ambitions, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple, Vivid Grove, Forced Fruition

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 4:

Smokebraider, Stonybrook Angler, Fertile Ground, Moonglove Winnower, Plover Knights, Hunt Down, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke, Spellstutter Sprite, Black Poplar Shaman, Final Revels, Elvish Promenade

Pick: Final Revels

Pack 5:

Warren Pilferers, Soulbright Flamekin, Kithkin Daggerdare, Surge of Thoughtweft, Weed Strangle, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars, Sylvan Echoes, Rebellion of the Flamekin

Pick: Warren Pilferers

Pack 6:

Kithkin Greatheart, Oakgnarl Warrior, Hornet Harasser, Deeptread Merrow, Ponder, Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble, Fire-Belly Changeling, Skeletal Changeling, Pollen Lullaby

Pick: Hornet Harasser

Pack 7:

Battlewand Oak, Hurly-Burly, Runed Stalactite, Spiderwig Boggart, Boggart Forager, Ringskipper, Hunt Down, Guardian of Cloverdell, Glarewielder

Pick: Glarewielder

Pack 8:

Fistful of Force,
Quill-Slinger Boggart, Spring Cleaning, Exiled Boggart, Shields of Velis Vel, Needle Drop, Lys Alana Scarblade, Colfenor’s Urn

Pick: Fistful of Force

Pack 9:

Hillcomber Giant, Oaken Brawler, Elvish Eulogist, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant, Spiderwig Boggart, Vivid Meadow

Pick: Hillcomber Giant

Pack 10:

Lignify, Deeptread Merrow, Kithkin Daggerdare, Needle Drop, Soaring Hope, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Ceaseless Searblades

Pack 11:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Boggart Loggers, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder, Rootgrapple

Pick: Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Pack 12:

Moonglove Winnower, Hunt Down, Dawnfluke, Black Poplar Shaman

Pick: Moonglove Winnower

Pack 13:

Exiled Boggart, Heal the Scars, Sylvan Echoes

Pick: Exiled Boggart

Pack 14:

Bog Hoodlums, Protective Bubble

Pick: Bog Hoodlums

Pack 15:

Boggart Forager

Pick: Boggart Forager

Pack 16:

Neck Snap, Sentinels of Glen Elendra, Smokebraider, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Triclopean Sight,
Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Harpoon Sniper, Vivid Marsh, Kithkin Harbinger, Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Caterwauling Boggart

Pack 17:

Surge of Thoughtweft, Cloudcrown Oak, Tarfire, Wanderer’s Twig, Silvergill Douser, Avian Changeling, Bog-Strider Ash, Springjack Knight, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Turtleshell Changeling, Faerie Tauntings, Makeshift Mannequin

Pick: Tarfire

Pack 18:

Woodland Changeling, Kithkin Greatheart, Footbottom Feast, Lowland Oaf, Wellgabber Apothecary, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Boggart Harbinger, Kithkin Mourncaller, Inner-Flame Igniter, Island

Pick: Inner-Flame Igniter

Pack 19:

Fistful of Force, Soulbright Flamekin, Glimmerdust Nap, Cloudcrown Oak, Wanderer’s Twig, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Captivating Glance, Giant Harbinger, Briarhorn

Pick: Briarhorn

Pack 20:

Hillcomber Giant, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Battlewand Oak, Goldmeadow Dodger, Wings of Velis Vel, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter, Warren-Scourge Elf, Makeshift Mannequin, Turtleshell Changeling, Wild Ricochet

Pick: Makeshift Mannequin

Pack 21:

Hurly-Burly, Consuming Bonfire, Wispmare, Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic, Rootgrapple, Squeaking Pie Sneak, Guardian of Cloverdell, Crush Underfoot, Ashling’s Prerogative

Pick: Squeaking Pie Sneak

Pack 22:

Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare, Consuming Bonfire, Boggart Loggers, Elvish Eulogist, Wings of Velis Vel, Caterwauling Boggart, Goldmeadow Dodger, Goatnapper

Pick: Consuming Bonfire

Pack 23:

Kithkin Healer,
Footbottom Feast, Axegrinder Giant, Lignify, Skeletal Changeling, Shields of Velis Vel, Fire-Belly Changeling, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender

Pick: Fire-Belly Changeling

Pack 24:

Moonglove Winnower, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Triclopean Sight, Nath’s Buffoon, Tideshaper Mystic, Elvish Handservant, Wanderwine Prophets

Pick: Nath’s Buffoon

Pack 25:

Bog-Strider Ash, Springjack Knight, Heal the Scars, Inkfathom Divers, Boggart Birth Rite, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Bog-Strider Ash

Pack 26:

Lowland Oaf, Wellgabber Apothecary, Zephyr Net, Scarred Vinebreeder, Island

Pick: Lowland Oaf

Pack 27:

Aquitect’s Will, Spring Cleaning, Blind-Spot Giant, Captivating Glance

Pick: Blind-Spot Giant

Pack 28:

Goldmeadow Dodger, Flamekin Brawler, Facevaulter

Pick: Facevaulter

Pack 29:

Flamekin Brawler, Tideshaper Mystic

Pick: Flamekin Brawler

Pack 30:

Elvish Eulogist

Pick: Elvish Eulogist

Pack 31:

Thieving Sprite, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Hillcomber Giant, Streambed Aquitects, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nameless Inversion, Nightshade Stinger,
Faultgrinder, Faerie Trickery, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Drowner of Secrets, Cloudgoat Ranger, Entangling Trap, Shelldock Isle

Pick: Nameless Inversion

Pack 32:

Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner, Springleaf Drum, Oakgnarl Warrior, Glimmerdust Nap, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Shimmering Grotto, Judge of Currents, Lace with Moonglove, Flamekin Harbinger, Familiar’s Ruse, Faerie Harbinger, Forest

Pick: Eyeblight’s Ending

Pack 33:

Hornet Harasser, Axegrinder Giant, Kithkin Greatheart, Mulldrifter, Footbottom Feast, Wellgabber Apothecary, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Faerie Tauntings, Forge[/author]-Tender”]Burrenton [author name="Forge"]Forge[/author]-Tender, Sentry Oak

Pick: Mulldrifter

Pack 34:

Inner-Flame Acolyte, Paperfin Rascal, Nath’s Elite, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Broken Ambitions, Cenn’s Heir, Facevaulter, Seedguide Ash, Changeling Berserker, Prowess of the Fair, Militia’s Pride

Pick: Changeling Berserker

Pack 35:

Thieving Sprite, Kinsbaile Balloonist, Whirlpool Whelm, Boggart Loggers, Adder-Staff Boggart, Fertile Ground, Cenn’s Heir, Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Shimmering Grotto, Scattering Stroke

Pick: Adder-Staff Boggart

Pack 36:

Lys Alana Huntmaster, Runed Stalactite, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap, Faerie Trickery, Nightshade Stinger, Blades of Velis Vel, Elvish Handservant, Dawnfluke, Thorntooth Witch

Pick: Thorntooth Witch

Pack 37:

Kithkin Healer, Deeptread Merrow, Herbal Poultice, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble, Ingot Chewer, Amoeboid Changeling, Battle Mastery, Ceaseless Searblades

Pick: Ceaseless Searblades

Pack 38:

Boggart, Herbal Poultice, Kinsbaile Skirmisher, Lace with Moonglove, Scarred Vinebreeder, Springjack Knight, Crush Underfoot, Hoarder’s Greed

Pick: Hoarder’s Greed

Pack 39:

Thieving Sprite, Stinkdrinker Daredevil, Nightshade Stinger, Faultgrinder, Warren-Scourge Elf, Lairwatch Giant, Entangling Trap

Pick: Thieving Sprite

Pack 40:

Oakgnarl Warrior, Glimmerdust Nap, Ingot Chewer, Soaring Hope, Shimmering Grotto, Forest

Pick: Shimmering Grotto

Pack 41:

Gilt-Leaf Seer, Boggart Birth Rite, Zephyr Net, Bog Hoodlums, Faerie Tauntings

Pick: Boggart Birth Rite

Pack 42:

Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler, Cenn’s Heir, Facevaulter

Pick: Boggart Sprite-Chaser

Pack 43:

Ringskipper, Black Poplar Shaman, Scattering Stroke

Pick: Black Poplar Shaman

Pack 44:

Blades of Velis Vel, Dawnfluke

Pick: Blades of Velis Vel

Pack 45:

Herbal Poultice

Pick: Herbal Poultice

Final Decklist:

9 Mountain
8 Swamp
1 Adder-Staff Boggart
1 Boggart Birth Rite
2 Boggart Sprite-Chaser
1 Caterwauling Boggart
2 Ceaseless Searblades
1 Changeling Berserker
1 Consuming Bonfire
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Eyeblight’s Ending
1 Final Revels
1 Fire-Belly Changeling
1 Glarewielder
1 Hornet Harasser
1 Inner-Flame Igniter
1 Lash Out
1 Nameless Inversion
1 Squeaking Pie Sneak
1 Tarfire
2 Thieving Sprite
1 Warren Pilferers

1 Black Poplar Shaman
1 Blades of Velis Vel
1 Blind-Spot Giant
1 Boggart Forager
1 Bog Hoodlums
1 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Briarhorn
1 Elvish Eulogist
1 Exiled Boggart
1 Facevaulter
1 Fistful of Force
1 Flamekin Brawler
1 Herbal Poultice
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Hoarder’s Greed
1 Lowland Oaf
1 Makeshift Mannequin
1 Moonglove Winnower
1 Mulldrifter
1 Nath’s Buffoon
1 Shimmering Grotto
1 Thorntooth Witch

Pick 6: It should have been Skeletal Changeling, because I was planning to table
the Boggart Sprite-Chaser I saw in Pick 3.

Pick 16: Vivid Land? Smokebraider? Caterwauling Boggart? I don’t know. At the
time, without further information, only seeing the first 15 picks,
Caterwauling Boggart seemed the better card for the deck. My creatures
were all Goblins or Elementals, so it was a safer pick. Maybe I should’ve
tried to risk a little and picked Smokebraider as I already had Ceaseless
Searblades and Glarewielder, or maybe Vivid Marsh for a future splash option.

Round 1 I played against a Red/Black/Blue splashing Green and White.

I never know how people manage to work out such manabases, but the truth
was it worked for him both games, so his cards were much better than mine
and I quickly lost. He played the following spells off a Swamp, Mountain, Vivid Grove, and
Shelldock Isle: Tarfire, Shriekmaw, Imperious Perfect,
Avian Changeling, and Merrow Harbinger. I assumed Red/Black were his main
colors because I also saw Boggart Loggers and Inner-Flame Acolyte, which
probably aren’t a splash.

See you tomorrow!


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