1 Ice Cage
2 Mana Leak
3 Jace's Erasure
1 Frost Breath
2 Aven Fleetwing
1 Harbor Serpent
1 Skywinder Drake
1 Chasm Drake
1 Jace's Archivist
1 Merfolk Mesmerist
1 Coral Merfolk
1 Sphinx of Uthuun
so this is what I would make if i was drafting working on milling and contorling.
Round 1:Day of JudgmentPride GuardianPonderPhantasmal ImageAzure MageFrost BreathSiege MastodonRoc EggKite ShieldPlainsMighty LeapCoral MerfolkUnsummonSwampIsland
Round 2:Phantasmal BearPacifismNegatePonderStormfront PegasusSundial of the InfinitePhantasmal BearMighty LeapTurn to FrogAngel's MercyLifelinkGriffin RiderSwampDemystifySwamp
Round 3:Harbor SerpentAether AdeptPersonal SanctuaryPonderUnsummonArmored WarhorseStonehorn DignitaryTimely ReinforcementsPhantasmal BearDemystifyPride GuardianVisions of BeyondAlluring SirenFlightMountain
This is What my draft looked like. I think it came together pretty well. I like the fast aggro from the souls backed by the skeleton walls. A few enchantments to help the Enchantress and the sword is a nice finisher.Round 1:Day of JudgmentReassembling SkeletonMesa EnchantressReassembling SkeletonElite VanguardDivine FavorDark FavorChild of NightDivine FavorPride GuardianTormented SoulDisentombZombie InfestationWall of TorchesIsland
Round 2:GreatswordPacifismPeregrine GriffinAuramancerDuskhunter BatVampire OutcastsTormented SoulDistressBrink of DisasterDisentombLifelinkTormented SoulGoblin GrenadeDemystifySwamp
Round 3:GreatswordAlabaster MagePersonal SanctuaryOnyx MageStonehorn DignitaryBloodrage VampireTormented SoulTimely ReinforcementsPride GuardianDistressPride GuardianDragon's ClawUnsummonFlightMountain
I want to know, why is it always the other drafters who open planeswalkers and Titans?
Round 1:Day of JudgmentReassembling SkeletonPonderPhantasmal ImageAzure MageFrost BreathDeathmarkRoc EggGorehorn MinotaursPride GuardianMighty LeapDisentombUnsummonWall of TorchesIsland
Round 2:Griffin SentinelPacifismPeregrine GriffinStonehorn DignitaryStormfront PegasusPhantasmal BearPhantasmal BearFiery HellhoundPhantasmal BearAct of TreasonGoblin ChieftainPonderGoblin GrenadeDemystifySwamp
Round 3:Lord of the UnrealAether AdeptGravediggerMerfolk LooterStonehorn DignitaryArmored WarhorseStonehorn DignitaryTimely ReinforcementsPhantasmal BearDemystifyLifelinkVisions of BeyondUnsummonFlightMountain
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.
I first picked the Cudgel Troll deciding to go green and give up the Day of Judgement. When the Ponder came around, third picked it to splash. I picked up the Grave Titan on second pack, second pick, you're crazy to pass that on no matter what colors you're in. Ended up with the Lord of the Unreal, Phantasmal Image, and 4 Phantasmal Bears, along with 3 Ponders, Azure Mage, and Looter to hunt for anything I need, go blue power! After it's all done this is how I ended up, along with a couple good sideboard cards. Probably not going to win the draft, especially without any air defence until Levitation comes out, but should be entertaining none the less. 7 x Forest 9 x Island1 x Cudgel Troll 1 x Acidic Slime 3 x Ponder 1 x Phantasmal Image 1 x Azure Mage 2 x Trollhide 1 x Gladecover Scout 1 x Coral Merfolk 4 x Phantasmal Bear 1 x Negate 1 x Merfolk Looter 2 x Brindle Boar 1 x Turn to Frog 1 x Lord of the Unreal 1 x Garruk's Companion 1 x Alluring Siren 1 x Sacred Wolf 1 x Levitation Potnential Sideboard 1 x Wurm's Tooth 1 x Elixir of Immortality 2 x Unsummon 3 x Naturalize 1 x Flight 1 x Fog 1 x Reclaim 1 x Titanic Growth
Round 1:Day of JudgmentChandra's OutrageGoblin FireslingerPhantasmal ImageElite VanguardDivine FavorLlanowar ElvesLightning ElementalGorehorn MinotaursGladecover ScoutTormented SoulDisentombUnsummonWall of TorchesIsland
Round 2:GreatswordVolcanic DragonPeregrine GriffinGoblin FireslingerBlood OgreShockGoblin PikerGoblin War PaintLava AxeFirebreathingGoblin ChieftainTormented SoulGoblin GrenadeDemystifySwamp
Round 3:Thran GolemGorehorn MinotaursManalithArmored WarhorseManic VandalLifelinkGoblin TunnelerTimely ReinforcementsGoblin PikerDragonskull SummitLifelinkVisions of BeyondAlluring SirenFlightMountainCreatures x 14Elite VanguardGoblin TunnelerGoblin Piker x 2Goblin FireslingerGoblin ChieftainBlood OgreGorehorn Minotaurs x 2Lightning ElementalThran GolemPhantasmal ImagePeregrine GriffinVolcanic DragonOther Spells x 9ManalithDay of JudgmentChandra's OutrageShockGoblin GrenadeDivine FavorLifelinkGoblin War PaintTimely ReinforcementsLandMountain x 7Plains x 8Island x 2At the end of pack one, I had no idea what color I was in. I took DOJ P1P1, and then was on the lookout for low costed creatures that I could drop in a hurry. P2P1 was pretty underwhelming, but P2P2 offered up a Volcanic Dragon! Awesome! Red kept coming my way throughout Pack 2, so I tried building up some goblins. When the Goblin Chieftain wheeled all the way around, I drafted him as well. Final deck has a goblin theme, with a stock pile of enchantments, with the hope of getting to attach one to the Thran Golem. DOJ to reset the board. I'm not sure if I have enough removal to deal with fliers. Those Acidic Slimes could make short work of that Thran Golem as well.I did not see the Grave Titan in Pack 2. At all. Weird!I am splashing blue to try to get the Phantasmal Image out. Copy of the dragon? Sure! Copy of the Goblin Chieftain? Sure! I'm not sure about the Gorehorn Minotaurs. I've never played with those successfully. They might not work very well.
I have to say, I think there is no other choice than Day of Judgement P1p1. Cudgel Troll is good but a Wrath effect is one of the strongest things you can do in Limited. The problem is picking a second colour as both Black and Blue look open. I ended up going for a very aggressive deck with 4 Bears and a Lord. I also have a stall back-up plan with DOJ if I need it.