04/12/2011 LI: "Staying Flexible (Or Not)"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Limited Information, which goes live Tuesday morning on magicthegathering.com.

man idk for some reason i just cant stand metalcraft
like its ok, and my only problem w/ infect is how limited you become from it 
I'm actually going to disagree.  I think Flesheater Imp is just as good, if not better, than Corrupter in either an Infect OR non-infect deck.  Provided you Have Guys, Imp is a win condition.  Corrupter is very good, don't get me wrong, but Imp will straight up win you the game some times.
This is a really tough pick.  I would go for the Corrupter as I am still not committed to infect at that stage and leave myself open for infect or dinosaurs (as I would play both Blightwidow and Corrupter in a non-infect deck). 

If the choice was Blightwidow or Flesheater I think it is slightly easier to say that I would take the Blightwidow.
I would choose the imp.

Corrupter doesn't necessarily put someone to your left in infect. The imp does.

Similarly, anyone passing the imp + corrupter should anticipate having put you (or the player on your left) in infect.

I would go with the Imp due to the reason that it can easily kill the opponent if you have creatures or pump spells.  Yes, if you pick the Imp you leave yourself open to possibilities, however you will be closing the door on infect.
I've drafted a lot of 3rd and 4th pick Imps and then gotten cut off in Infect.  I wouldn't take it as that strong of a signal anymore.  (Conversely, I have poisoned an opponent with an Imp as my only Infect creature.)
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