Round 1: Jace's Archivist Mana Leak Vastwood Gorger Turn to Frog Brindle Boar Ponder Merfolk Looter Phantasmal Bear Ponder Levitation Negate Plummet Pride Guardian Kraken's Eye Mountain
Round 2: Birds of Paradise Acidic Slime Phantasmal Bear Chasm Drake Sunpetal Grove Phantasmal Bear Alluring Siren Llanowar Elves Negate Unsummon Ponder Mighty Leap Brink of Disaster Pride Guardian Island
Round 3: Merfolk Looter Cancel Carnage Wurm Divination Aether Adept Phantasmal Image Redirect Bountiful Harvest Titanic Growth Bountiful Harvest Llanowar Elves Kraken's Eye Angel's Mercy Demystify Swamp
192884403 wrote:surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
Round 1:OverrunPacifismThran GolemTrollhideBrindle BoarUnsummonGreater BasiliskLureTitanic GrowthHunter's InsightPlummetGladecover ScoutGrand AbolisherPersonal SanctuaryForest
Round 2:Oblivion RingGarruk's CompanionFrost BreathSpirit MantleAven FleetwingSacred WolfCelestial PurgeTurn to FrogStonehorn DignitaryLlanowar ElvesPhantasmal BearLifelinkGoblin FireslingerCircle of FlameMountain
Round 3:Sun TitanJace, Memory AdeptVastwood GorgerTimely ReinforcementsAuramancerDeathmarkRampant GrowthDivine FavorArachnus WebDivine FavorRuneclaw BearCoral MerfolkUnsummonAngel's MercyIslandi drafted a GW Deck. hoping for comments.Deck:Land - 178 x Plains 9 x ForestCreatures - 11
1 x Llanowar Elves G1 x Runeclaw Bear 1G1 x Garruk's Companion GG1 x Brindle Boar 2G1 x Sacred Wolf 2G1 x Auramancer 2W1 x Stonehorn Dignitary 3W1 x Thran Golem 51 x Greater Basilisk 3GG1 x Vastwood Gorger 5G1 x Sun Titan 4WWSpells - 121 x Lifelink W 1 x Rampant Growth 1G1 x Spirit Mantle 1W2 x Divine Favor 1W1 x Pacifism 1W1 x Oblivion Ring 2W1 x Timely Reinforcements 2W1 x Trollhide 2G1 x Arachnus Web 2G 1 x Lure 1GG1 x Overrun 2GGG was also thinking of doing a ugw deck since there is jace.probably something like -2 x Divine Favour-2 x Plains-1 x Forest-1 x Runeclaw Bear-1 x Auramancer+1 x Jace, Memory Adept+1 x Aven Fleetwing+1 x Frost Breath+4 x Island
I drafted Green/Black because of the flyers and a safe mana base (with Growth). In addition, most of my spells are nearly playset.
Deck:Lands (16)9 Forest 7 Swamp
Creatures (12)1 Garruk's Horde 1 Reassembling Skeleton 1 Gladecover Scout 1 Duskhunter Bat 3 Tormented Soul 3 Garruk's Companion 1 Lurking Crocodile 1 Runeclaw Bear
Spells (14)3 Distress 3 Taste of Blood 2 Lure 2 Brink of Disaster 3 Rampant Growth 1 Diabolic Tutor
Round 1:OverrunSphinx of UthuunChasm DrakePhantasmal BearPonderUnsummonChasm DrakeLureTitanic GrowthHunter's InsightPlummetGladecover ScoutBrindle BoarPersonal SanctuaryForest
Round 2:Garruk's CompanionGarruk's CompanionPhantasmal BearGarruk's CompanionLlanowar ElvesSkywinder DrakeSkywinder DrakeTurn to FrogNaturalizeAven FleetwingReclaimJace's ErasureAven FleetwingPonderMountain
Round 3:Sun TitanJace, Memory AdeptDivinationDoom BladeRampant GrowthBrindle BoarArachnus WebSmallpoxArachnus WebNaturalizeNegateCoral MerfolkUnsummonAngel's MercyIsland[/sblock]DeckLand (17)10 x Forests 7 x IslandsCreatures (15)Llanowar Elves2xPhantasmal Bear3xGarruk's Companion2xSkywinder Drake2xBrindle Boar2xAven Fleetwing2xChasm DrakeSphinx of UthuunSpells (8)PonderTitanic GrowthHunter's Insight2xArachnus WebDivinationOverrunJace, Memory Adept
Started with an eye towards green, but I knew I wasn't sending a strong signal by passing the Overrun or Horde. I started going blue with the Sphinx and decided to go white as a secondary when the best green creatures I was seeing were Vastwood Gorgers. Getting a Sun Titan in pack 3 was great, but being passed Jace was even better.
Round 1:OverrunSphinx of UthuunChasm DrakePhantasmal BearMighty LeapUnsummonChasm DrakeGoblin TunnelerGriffin RiderStave OffDuskhunter BatStave OffGrand AbolisherPersonal SanctuaryForestRound 2:Oblivion RingArbalest EliteFrost BreathSpirit MantleAven FleetwingSkywinder DrakeSkywinder DrakeTurn to FrogTormented SoulAven FleetwingPhantasmal BearJace's ErasureGoblin FireslingerPonderMountainRound 3:Sun TitanJace, Memory AdeptPeregrine GriffinTimely ReinforcementsCancelDeathmarkMighty LeapElite VanguardStonehorn DignitaryDivine FavorBloodrage VampireCoral MerfolkUnsummonAngel's MercyIsland
Creatures (15)Phantasmal Bear x 3 Elite Vanguard Grand Abolisher Skywinder Drake x 2 Aven Fleetwing x 2Arbalest EliteStonehorn DignitaryChasm Drake x 2Sun TitanSphinx of Uthuun
Tricks/Removal (7)Timely ReinforcementsOblivion RingFrost BreathSpirit MantleTurn to FrogStave Off x 2
Other (1)Jace, Memory Adept
Against aggressive bloodthirst decks, I sub in the Unsummons. The deck can either win by flying over the top or by finding Sun Titan or Jace. Sun Titan + Spirit Mantle is particularly nasty, and the maindeck Stave Offs mean that I can protect the Sun Titan against spot removal if I suspect it's around.
Round 1:Crown of EmpiresSphinx of UthuunChasm DrakeStave OffGrand AbolisherUnsummonStave OffHarbor SerpentNegateStave OffDuskhunter BatMerfolk MesmeristGriffin RiderPersonal SanctuaryForest
Round 2:Oblivion RingGlacial FortressFrost BreathRoc EggMana LeakSkywinder DrakeAssault GriffinPride GuardianStonehorn DignitaryAven FleetwingPhantasmal BearAngel's MercyGoblin FireslingerPonderMountain
Round 3:Sun TitanJace, Memory AdeptNegateStormfront PegasusBenalish VeteranAmphin CutthroatUnsummonDemystifyPonderNaturalizeRuneclaw BearCoral MerfolkUnsummonAngel's MercyIsland
Round 1:OverrunGiant SpiderDuskhunter BatTrollhideRuneclaw BearDuskhunter BatChild of NightFogTitanic GrowthHunter's InsightTormented SoulGladecover ScoutGrand AbolisherPersonal SanctuaryForest
Round 2:Tormented SoulLlanowar ElvesTormented SoulBrindle BoarScepter of EmpiresLurking CrocodileLurking CrocodileTaste of BloodNaturalizeDark FavorZombie InfestationAngel's MercyFirebreathingCircle of FlameMountain
Round 3:Arachnus WebJace, Memory AdeptBloodrage VampireDoom BladeWarpath GhoulGravediggerArachnus WebTaste of BloodTitanic GrowthFogRuneclaw BearDemystifyGoblin ArsonistAngel's MercyIslandI am bloodthirsty3 Tormented Soul1 Llanawar Elves2 Runeclaw Bear2 Duskhunter Bat1 Child of Night2 Lurking Crocodile1 Brindle Boar1 Bloodrage Vampire1 Warpath Ghoul1 Giant Spider1 Gravedigger1 Doom Blade2 Titanic Growth1 Scepter of Empires2 Arachnus Web1 Overrun9 Swamps8 ForestI have 5 guys with bloodthirst and a few enablers along with overrun to finish the game.
Round 1: Garruk's Horde Sphinx of Uthuun Thran Golem Trollhide Ponder Autumn's Veil Greater Basilisk Lure Titanic Growth Hunter's Insight Plummet Gladecover Scout Grand Abolisher Personal Sanctuary Forest
Round 2: Oblivion Ring Glacial Fortress Quicksilver Amulet Spirit Mantle Llanowar Elves Ponder Manalith Reclaim Stonehorn Dignitary Llanowar Elves Reclaim Jace's Erasure Goblin Fireslinger Circle of Flame Mountain
Round 3: Sun Titan Jace, Memory Adept Runeclaw Bear Timely Reinforcements Manalith Brindle Boar Benalish Veteran Dungrove Elder Ponder Divine Favor Jace's Erasure Coral Merfolk Amphin Cutthroat Angel's Mercy IslandI've never participated in a live draft before and this was my 1st simulated so I was suprised by my luck. 1st card I chose was Garruk's Horde; I chose that instead of Overrun because if it's abilities. A big beast with trample and "Play with the top card of your library revealed, You may cast the top card of your library if it's a creature card." From here on, my strategy was to draft cards that would work well with this ability. Immediately, Blue-Green caught my eye and I started picking a few white near the end of Pack 1. This turned out to be a fantastic choice as Pack 3 rolled out a Sun Titan and a Jace Planeswalker to back up my Blue. Anyway, here are some neat strategies I caim upon: Reclaim and Ponder work extrememly well with Garruk's Horde. Greater Basilisk then Lure to kill targeted creature. Spirit Mantle with Sun Titan makes him an unblockable 7/7. Quicksilver Amulet and Llanowar Elves cast big creatures quickly. Lastly, Manalith to cast a couple odd reds and to support your overall mana. IMO, a pretty solid WGU deck.
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.
Not certain what I was thinking. Might be I'm drunk... not likely I don't remember having any alcohol. Round 1: Garruk's Horde Pacifism Griffin Sentinel Gladecover Scout Grand Abolisher Autumn's Veil Greater Basilisk Lure Griffin Rider Stave Off Plummet Stave Off Mighty Leap Personal Sanctuary Forest
Round 2: Stonehorn Dignitary Arbalest Elite Quicksilver Amulet Spirit Mantle Llanowar Elves Sacred Wolf Celestial Purge Fog Mesa Enchantress Llanowar Elves Reclaim Lifelink Elixir of Immortality Ponder Mountain
Round 3: Sun Titan Jace, Memory Adept Peregrine Griffin Timely Reinforcements Auramancer Brindle Boar Arachnus Web Divine Favor Stonehorn Dignitary Fog Runeclaw Bear Demystify Unsummon Angel's Mercy Island
Round 1:NegateSphinx of UthuunChasm DrakePhantasmal BearGrand AbolisherUnsummonMerfolk MesmeristFogGriffin RiderStave OffGriffin SentinelStave OffMighty LeapPersonal SanctuaryForest
Round 2:Oblivion RingGlacial FortressFrost BreathSpirit MantlePeregrine GriffinPonderPride GuardianTurn to FrogStonehorn DignitaryJace's ErasureMighty LeapJace's ErasureDevouring SwarmArmored WarhorseMountain
Round 3:Sun TitanJace, Memory AdeptJace's ErasureTimely ReinforcementsUnsummonAngel's MercyMighty LeapElite VanguardPonderDivine FavorNegateCoral MerfolkAmphin CutthroatLevitationIsland
My first draft ever.. any feedback ??? Round 1:Garruk's HordeSphinx of UthuunChasm DrakePhantasmal BearPonderNegateChasm DrakeFogNegateHunter's InsightPlummetGladecover ScoutGrand AbolisherPersonal SanctuaryForest
Round 2:DivinationKite ShieldFrost BreathBrindle BoarLlanowar ElvesElixir of ImmortalityManalithFogNaturalizeLlanowar ElvesPhantasmal BearJace's ErasureGoblin FireslingerPonderMountain
Round 3:Sun TitanJace, Memory AdeptNegateAlluring SirenManalithLevitationRampant GrowthDungrove ElderPonderFogBloodrage VampireCoral MerfolkUnsummonAngel's MercyIsland