Round 1:Solemn SimulacrumPeregrine GriffinGreater BasiliskPacifismAssault GriffinLlanowar ElvesPlummetRampant GrowthTitanic GrowthBloodrage VampireLureArachnus WebPride GuardianGoblin GrenadePlains
Round 2:Serra AngelArachnus WebSerra AngelGideon's LawkeeperStormfront PegasusBenalish VeteranPacifismMesa EnchantressSpirit MantleReclaimTurn to FrogRuneclaw BearStave OffFlightMountain
Round 3:Stingerfling SpiderBenalish VeteranAssault GriffinLurking CrocodileAuramancerStampeding RhinoIce CageSpirit MantlePride GuardianUnsummonLurking CrocodileGriffin RiderRedirectDemystifyMountain
From Mark Rosewater's Tumblr: the0uroboros asked: How in the same set can we have a hexproof, unsacrificable(not a word) creature AND a land that makes it uncounterable. How does this lead to interactive play? I believe I’m able to play my creature and you have to deal with it is much more interactive than you counter my creature.
MaRo: One of the classic R&D stories happened during a Scars of Mirrodin draft. Erik Lauer was sitting to my right (meaning that he passed to me in the first and third packs). At the end of the draft, Erik was upset because I was in his colors (black-green). He said, "Didn't you see the signals? I went into black-green in pack one." I replied, "Didn't you see my signals? I started drafting infect six drafts ago."
MaRo: I redesigned him while the effect was on the stack.
Round 1:Solemn SimulacrumThran GolemStormfront PegasusPacifismAssault GriffinAether AdeptDivinationGriffin RiderGriffin RiderUnsummonDragon's ClawCancelPride GuardianLlanowar ElvesPlains
Round 2:Serra AngelStonehorn DignitarySerra AngelAzure MageStormfront PegasusStormfront PegasusMerfolk MesmeristMaster ThiefSpirit MantleReclaimTurn to FrogGriffin RiderStave OffFlightMountain
Round 3:Stonehorn DignitaryDivinationAssault GriffinGriffin RiderAuramancerAether AdeptHarbor SerpentSpirit MantlePride GuardianUnsummonDivine FavorNegateRedirectDemystifyMountain
Round 1:Solemn SimulacrumStonehorn DignitaryBuried RuinPacifismPride GuardianAether AdeptDivinationNegatePonderUnsummonDragon's ClawCancelDemystifyLlanowar ElvesPlains
Round 2:Gideon's LawkeeperStonehorn DignitaryAether AdeptGideon's LawkeeperStave OffMerfolk LooterMana LeakAven FleetwingSpirit MantleFrost BreathSiege MastodonPonderLevitationFlightMountain
Round 3:Stonehorn DignitaryDivinationCrown of EmpiresFlashfreezeCudgel TrollAether AdeptIce CageUnsummonPride GuardianUnsummonPride GuardianFlingRedirectDemystifyMountaindeck-1 solemn3 aether adept3 stonehorn dignitary2 lawkeeper1 crown of empires1 pacifism1 ice cage1 levitation2 divination1 ponder1 looter2 unsummon1 cancel1 aven fleetwing1 seige mastodon1 frost breath
Birds of Paradise
Turn to Frog
Bird of Paradise
2 Llanowar Elves
2 Thran Golem
2 Rampant Growth
W/G Aura deck
Dungrove Elder isn’t as optimized as it could be, but combined with Thran Golems, makes fro an excellent target with my enchantments. Sideboard: I’ve got much cheaper gladecover scouts for the same purpose against faster decks, and an elite vanguard to side in. Brindle Boar and 2 Fogs can also help me stymie faster decks early on siding in.
Pacifism/Arachnus Web as removal with Gideon’s Lawkeeper as tap lockdown. Stingerfling spider is plummet and a blocker. I made sure it says may, as I don’t want it taking down our own Serra.
I’ve got 6 enchantments that can get me cards from Mesa Enchantress, and Auramacer to get one back. Reclaim can also help with this after siding.
Mana should be excellent with three mana sources in BoP and Llaowars, followed up by Turn 2 Rampant Growths. Could have 5 mana available by Turn 3 in some instances. And Solemn too. Buried Ruin can get back the Thran Golems or Solemn.
Evasion is actually pretty good, 3 flyers in the Pegasus, Griffin, and Serra. The two Thran Golems get evasion if enchanted. Anything enchanted by Spirit Mantle becomes unblockable or a great blocker, especially Dungrove Elder, because every forest grows it larger. Garruk’s Companion adds in Trample.
Round 1:Carnage WurmVolcanic DragonGreater BasiliskGreater BasiliskVastwood GorgerDungrove ElderGarruk's CompanionTitanic GrowthTitanic GrowthAmphin CutthroatLureTormented SoulGladecover ScoutLlanowar ElvesPlains
Round 2:Serra AngelZombie GoliathGarruk's CompanionStampeding RhinoGreater BasiliskLlanowar ElvesLurking CrocodileMesa EnchantressGreater BasiliskReclaimZombie InfestationGriffin RiderBrink of DisasterFlightMountain
Round 3:Stingerfling SpiderSengir VampireDoom BladeMonomaniaSacred WolfStampeding RhinoHarbor SerpentLlanowar ElvesSmallpoxUnsummonDeathmarkFlingRedirectDemystifyMountain