Round 1:Grave TitanSpirit MantleOnyx MageAuramancerAngel's MercyConsume SpiritDrifting ShadeDistressMind RotMind RotStonehorn DignitaryPride GuardianDark FavorTaste of BloodForest
Round 2:Bloodrage VampireChild of NightBenalish VeteranSorin's ThirstQuicksilver AmuletStave OffScepter of EmpiresDivine FavorLifelinkAngel's MercyLifelinkSwampDemystifyTaste of BloodForest
Round 3:Mind RotSwiftfoot BootsSpirit MantleDoom BladeDrifting ShadeBuried RuinStonehorn DignitaryStave OffMighty LeapHideous VisageStave OffDark FavorDark FavorMountainMountain
Round 1:Grave TitanMind RotGorehorn MinotaursBlood SeekerWarstorm SurgeStormblood BerserkerFirebreathingDistressMind RotDisentombBlood SeekerIslandPlainsTaste of BloodForest
Round 2:Bonebreaker GiantLightning ElementalDiabolic TutorScepter of EmpiresQuicksilver AmuletTaste of BloodAct of TreasonLava AxePlainsForestPlainsFirebreathingSwampIslandForest
Round 3:GreatswordHideous VisageLava AxeCombustDragonskull SummitFiery HellhoundMountainLava AxeSlaughter CryTormented SoulBrink of DisasterDark FavorZombie InfestationMountainOOPS!Pride Guardian
Round 1:Grave TitanDisentombOnyx MageZombie GoliathGravediggerBrink of DisasterCancelUnsummonGravediggerMind RotDistressKraken's EyeDark FavorTaste of BloodForest
Round 2:Visions of BeyondBuried RuinDrowned CatacombScepter of EmpiresQuicksilver AmuletHideous VisageScepter of EmpiresJace's ErasureLevitationTormented SoulDiabolic TutorAven FleetwingJace's ErasureTaste of BloodForest
Round 3:Mind ControlHarbor SerpentHarbor SerpentBelltower SphinxZombie InfestationWarpath GhoulZombie GoliathThran GolemMind RotTormented SoulTormented SoulUnsummonDark FavorFlightMountain
Round 1:Grave TitanMind RotOnyx MageGladecover ScoutGarruk's CompanionReclaimTrollhideTrollhideMind RotDisentombBlood SeekerIslandDark FavorTaste of BloodForest
Round 2:Garruk's CompanionDoubling ChantDiabolic TutorScepter of EmpiresQuicksilver AmuletHideous VisageScepter of EmpiresDoubling ChantTitanic GrowthPlummetSacred WolfBountiful HarvestSwampTaste of BloodForest
Round 3:Mind RotOverrunBrink of DisasterBountiful HarvestCarnage WurmLlanowar ElvesGladecover ScoutAcidic SlimeRuneclaw BearFogReclaimSwampLlanowar ElvesMountainMountain
Round 1:Grave TitanMind RotOnyx MageBlood SeekerDark FavorConsume SpiritDrifting ShadeDistressMind RotDisentombBlood SeekerIslandWring FleshTaste of BloodForest
Round 2:Bloodrage VampireChild of NightDiabolic TutorScepter of EmpiresQuicksilver AmuletHideous VisageScepter of EmpiresSwampPlainsTormented SoulPlainsSwampSwampTaste of BloodForest
Round 3:Mind RotHideous VisageBrink of DisasterDoom BladeDark FavorBuried RuinZombie GoliathBrink of DisasterSwampTormented SoulTormented SoulSwampZombie InfestationMountainMountain
Round 1:Gideon's LawkeeperRampant GrowthHonor of the PureGladecover ScoutSacred WolfReclaimNaturalizeRampant GrowthWurm's ToothTitanic GrowthForestPride GuardianPlainsTaste of BloodForest
Round 2:Sacred WolfGarruk's CompanionRampant GrowthElixir of ImmortalityAutumn's VeilStave OffAlabaster MageFogTitanic GrowthLifelinkSacred WolfBountiful HarvestDemystifyTaste of BloodForest
Round 3:Griffin RiderCelestial PurgeReclaimBenalish VeteranLlanowar ElvesLlanowar ElvesGladecover ScoutAcidic SlimeMighty LeapFogStave OffBountiful HarvestForestFlightMountain
Round 1:Grave TitanRampant GrowthBlood SeekerGladecover ScoutSacred WolfReclaimNaturalizeRampant GrowthRuneclaw BearDisentombForestKraken's EyeHunter's InsightTaste of BloodForest
Round 2:Bloodrage VampireGarruk's CompanionRampant GrowthSorin's ThirstDuskhunter BatTaste of BloodDisentombFogTitanic GrowthPlummetSacred WolfSwampSwampMerfolk MesmeristForest
Round 3:Runeclaw BearTormented SoulTormented SoulDoom BladeLlanowar ElvesLlanowar ElvesGladecover ScoutGreater BasiliskArachnus WebFogReclaimSwampZombie InfestationMountainMountain
UW phantasms and fliers...Round 1:Serra AngelPacifismStormfront PegasusTurn to FrogMighty LeapGriffin RiderGrand AbolisherPhantasmal BearPhantasmal BearLevitationUnsummonUnsummonPride GuardianKraken's EyeMountain
Round 2:Aether AdeptArbalest ElitePhantasmal BearGideon's LawkeeperElite VanguardAuramancerTimely ReinforcementsGriffin SentinelDemystifyGuardians' PledgeRoc EggMighty LeapDivine FavorPride GuardianIsland
Round 3:FireballGriffin SentinelAven FleetwingAlabaster MageAether AdeptPhantasmal ImageRedirectLord of the UnrealArmored WarhorseSlaughter CryManic VandalCoral MerfolkAngel's MercyDemystifySwampUW aggroCreatures (18)1 x Serra Angel1 x Stormfront Pegasus1 x Griffin Rider1 x Grand Abolisher3 x Phantasmal Bear2 x Aether Adept1 x Arbalest Elite2 x Gideon's Lawkeeper1 x Elite Vanguard2 x Griffin Sentinel1 x Alabaster Mage1 x Phantasmal Image1 x Lord of the UnrealSpells (6)1 x Pacifism1 x Turn to Frog2 x Mighty Leap2 x UnsummonLand (16)8 x Island8 x PlainsThe land was very awkward due to the number of cards requiring or , plus having 3 white and 3 blue 1 drops. For this reason I put fireball in the sideboard.Might Leap is a bit awkward in a deck with 4 phantasms, but with 14 other targets it would probably earn its place.
Round 1:Crimson MageStormblood BerserkerGoblin War PaintPlummetGladecover ScoutGoblin FireslingerGreater BasiliskGarruk's CompanionSacred WolfFogGoblin GrenadeTormented SoulDragon's ClawKraken's EyeMountain
Round 2:Birds of ParadiseChandra's PhoenixGoblin FireslingerSlaughter CryReclaimGoblin PikerFlingLlanowar ElvesFlingBountiful HarvestPlummetBlood SeekerTaste of BloodGladecover ScoutIsland
Round 3:FireballFiery HellhoundCarnage WurmStampeding RhinoBlood OgrePhantasmal ImageCircle of FlameFlingGoblin FireslingerBountiful HarvestLlanowar ElvesGoblin ArsonistAngel's MercyDemystifySwampI went RG. The Fireball in the third pack was nice to see. I am not sure on how this deck would work, and knowing my draft luck it wouldn't do very well. Thoughts and help are also encouraged.PS. To the two users who made the first 8 posts of this thread, make sure you read the title for the thread. The first pack Grave Titan was in last week's booster draft. You posted to the thread before it was even a possible time to do so (early afternoon). Don't you read the other posts, such as the one saying this goes live Monday Morning, or even the title of the thread, whish tells you the booster draft date that goes with this thread.
It is not often I get a deck saved by a 38th pick but a 38th pick Lord of Illusions was just immense here. Like Highwayman, I also went WU flyers. I think Serra and Pacifism are the clear first and second picks.
Round 1:Serra AngelPacifismChasm DrakeMighty LeapIce CagePonderMerfolk LooterPhantasmal BearPhantasmal BearLevitationNegateTurn to FrogPride GuardianKraken's EyeMountain
Round 2:Aether AdeptArbalest EliteRoc EggGideon's LawkeeperElite VanguardPhantasmal BearTimely ReinforcementsGriffin SentinelDemystifyBloodrage VampirePonderMighty LeapDivine FavorPride GuardianIsland
Round 3:FireballGriffin SentinelAven FleetwingGideon's LawkeeperAether AdeptPhantasmal ImageArmored WarhorseLord of the UnrealSacred WolfFiery HellhoundWarpath GhoulCoral MerfolkDemon's HornDemystifySwamp[/sblock]
DeckLands 1 Mountain9 Islands7 PlainsCreatures (17)3xPhantasmal Bear2xGideon's LawkeeperElite VanguardPhantasmal ImageLord of the UnrealMerfolk Looter2xAether AdeptRoc Egg2xGriffin SentinelAven FleetwingSerra AngelChasm DrakeSpells (6)2xPonderPacifismMighty LeapIce CageFireball
UW phantasms and fliers...UW aggroCreatures (18)1 x Serra Angel1 x Stormfront Pegasus1 x Griffin Rider1 x Grand Abolisher3 x Phantasmal Bear2 x Aether Adept1 x Arbalest Elite2 x Gideon's Lawkeeper1 x Elite Vanguard2 x Griffin Sentinel1 x Alabaster Mage1 x Phantasmal Image1 x Lord of the UnrealSpells (6)1 x Pacifism1 x Turn to Frog2 x Mighty Leap2 x UnsummonLand (16)8 x Island8 x Plains
I know pacifism is a big pick but I think ponder is just as big. I started blue and kept on the path. I think a strait blue deck would rock. Seriously in R3 I was rewarded heavely for my blue picks getting phantasmal image, redirect and lord of the unreal. I feel confidant that I could build a strong deck out of this card pool.Round 1:PonderMana LeakChasm DrakeTurn to FrogHarbor SerpentPonderMerfolk LooterPhantasmal BearPhantasmal BearLevitationUnsummonUnsummonDragon's ClawKraken's EyeMountain
Round 2:Aether AdeptChasm DrakePonderChasm DrakeSunpetal GrovePhantasmal BearMind UnboundFlightNegateUnsummonPhantasmal BearBlood SeekerBrink of DisasterPride GuardianIsland
Round 3:Merfolk LooterCancelAven FleetwingCoral MerfolkAether AdeptPhantasmal ImageRedirectLord of the UnrealFlightDragon's ClawDragon's ClawWorldslayerDemon's HornDemystifySwamp
PS. To the two users who made the first 8 posts of this thread, make sure you read the title for the thread. The first pack Grave Titan was in last week's booster draft. You posted to the thread before it was even a possible time to do so (early afternoon). Don't you read the other posts, such as the one saying this goes live Monday Morning, or even the title of the thread, whish tells you the booster draft date that goes with this thread.
UW phantasms and fliers...UW aggroCreatures (18)1 x Serra Angel1 x Stormfront Pegasus1 x Griffin Rider1 x Grand Abolisher3 x Phantasmal Bear2 x Aether Adept1 x Arbalest Elite2 x Gideon's Lawkeeper1 x Elite Vanguard2 x Griffin Sentinel1 x Alabaster Mage1 x Phantasmal Image1 x Lord of the UnrealSpells (6)1 x Pacifism1 x Turn to Frog2 x Mighty Leap2 x UnsummonLand (16)8 x Island8 x PlainsPersonally, I am not a fan of Arablest Elite, Griffin Rider nor Abolisher in your deck. I think you want to be running more Islands as you really want a turn 1 bear or a turn 3 adept. I dropped all my double white except Angel (which should be fine by turn 5 given that I have 2 ponders and a looter to sift the deck). Just my thoughts.
Am I the only B/G drafter here? I thought about white, but green was too strtong too pass up. I have a bajillion ponders, so mana should never be an issue, and the ability to craft your draws is very nice. probably most of the victories would be because of that.
Am I the only B/G drafter here? I thought about white, but green was too strtong too pass up. I have a bajillion ponders, so mana should never be an issue, and the ability to craft your draws is very nice. probably most of the victories would be because of that.You should always draft based on what is being passed to you, and in this case white was clearly stronger than green. Pack 1 Pick 1 was clearly Serra Angel, there really wasn't even another card worth considering. Then Pack 2 pick 2 was probably Pacifism, although I am a huge fan of Timely Reinforcements. Mana Leak might have been worth considering if the first pick wasn't Serra Angel.
Round 1:Serra AngelTimely ReinforcementsStormfront PegasusTurn to FrogIce CagePonderMerfolk LooterPhantasmal BearPonderHideous VisageUnsummonUnsummonPride GuardianKraken's EyeMountain
Round 2:Aether AdeptArbalest EliteRoc EggGideon's LawkeeperDivine FavorAuramancerTimely ReinforcementsPeregrine GriffinGoblin FireslingerDark FavorPonderMighty LeapGoblin PikerPride GuardianIsland
Round 3:FireballArbalest EliteAven FleetwingAlabaster MageAether AdeptPhantasmal ImageArmored WarhorseLord of the UnrealBloodrage VampireFlightDark FavorCoral MerfolkAngel's MercyDemystifySwampI was going for a more control based UW deck. Probably could have done better with some of the picks. Any thoughts?But my deck will probably look like this:Land (17)7 x Island8 x Plains2 x MountainCreatures (10)1 x Albaster Mage 1W1 x Merfolk Looter 1U1 x Serra Angel 3WW1 x Roc Egg 2W1 x Gideon Lawkeeper W1 x Peregrine Griffin 4W1 x Phantasmal Image 1U2 x Arbalest Elite 2WW2 x Aether Adept 1UUSpells (12)2 x Ponder U2 x Unsummon U2 x Timely Reinforcements 2W1 x Fireball XR1 x Turn to Frog 1U1 x Mighty Leap 1W1 x Divine Favor 1W
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 actually picked ponder first, it is something that lets you fish for bombs, so i rank it higher than the angel. I moved into white first, then saw almost no white, and began taking some green too. I decided at pack two to move into one or the other for good, and green one that race. I do have a Mana leak which i took second pick.
I actually picked ponder first, it is something that lets you fish for bombs, so i rank it higher than the angel. I moved into white first, then saw almost no white, and began taking some green too. I decided at pack two to move into one or the other for good, and green one that race. I do have a Mana leak which i took second pick.Ponder should never rank higher than Serra Angel. Ponder allows you to sift through a few cards, not fish. And you need bombs to find with Ponder and those will only be in the first couple of picks, usually just the first pick. Serra may not be a "bomb", but it can be a game winner by itself. That should always rank higher than a card that could let you find a bomb. And Ponders are usually floating around late in packs, I have pulled them second to last pick many times.
Round 1:Jace's ArchivistChild of NightDuskhunter BatTormented SoulIce CageCoral MerfolkDuskhunter BatPhantasmal BearPhantasmal BearTaste of BloodUnsummonUnsummonDragon's ClawKraken's EyeMountain
Round 2:Aether AdeptChild of NightOnyx MageGravediggerBrink of DisasterPhantasmal BearAlluring SirenAmphin CutthroatSmallpoxBloodrage VampirePhantasmal BearBlood SeekerTaste of BloodGladecover ScoutIsland
Round 3:Vengeful PharaohCancelDoom BladeWorldslayerAether AdeptPhantasmal ImageDuskhunter BatLord of the UnrealFlightFlightDark FavorKraken's EyeDemon's HornDemystifySwamp
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