Finally got my 'Go Big Or Go Home Deck', I can finally end AVR happy (6-1, Crazy Draft)

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Alright, so as everyone knows I'm a complete Spike at this point playing Magic, but it was not always so. As everyone likely starts out, I started out as a Timmy, so it was delightful to close out AVR with this draft. Pure Timmy with just enough Spike to go 6-1. It was also one of the most bonkers draft decks I have ever constructed, we're talking first pick Sigarda of the Herons, pick two Craterhoof Behemoth, pick 6 Somberwald Sage and to top it off a pack 3, pick 5 Druid's Familiar that was competing with a Trusted Forcemage.

Well anyway, here is the complete draft:


Pack 1 pick 1: Riot Ringleader, Seraph of Dawn, Grave Exchange, Dreadwaters, Cursebreak, Raging Poltergeist, Joint Assault, Necrobite, Defang, Ghostform, Howlgeist, Blood Artist, Eaten by Spiders, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Plains


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Sigarda, Host of Herons

Pack 1 pick 2: Hunted Ghoul, Thunderbolt, Wildwood Geist, Geist Trappers, Butcher Ghoul, Midnight Duelist, Grounded, Dreadwaters, Bone Splinters, Hanweir Lancer, Gang of Devils, Haunted Guardian, Craterhoof Behemoth, Island


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Craterhoof Behemoth

Pack 1 pick 3: Malicious Intent, Pathbreaker Wurm, Rotcrown Ghoul, Angelic Wall, Natural End, Mist Raven, Amass the Components, Spectral Gateguards, Riot Ringleader, Grave Exchange, Tormentor's Trident, Tandem Lookout, Mountain


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Tandem Lookout

Pack 1 pick 4: Thunderbolt, Cathedral Sanctifier, Flowering Lumberknot, Wandering Wolf, Borderland Ranger, Essence Harvest, Alchemist's Apprentice, Moonlight Geist, Mass Appeal, Holy Justiciar, Bower Passage, Forest


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Borderland Ranger

Pack 1 pick 5: Fleeting Distraction, Uncanny Speed, Cathedral Sanctifier, Geist Trappers, Lair Delve, Ghoulflesh, Abundant Growth, Riot Ringleader, Nearheath Pilgrim, Rain of Thorns, Mountain


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Nearheath Pilgrim

Pack 1 pick 6: Flowering Lumberknot, Nettle Swine, Leap of Faith, Diregraf Escort, Vanguard's Shield, Alchemist's Apprentice, Renegade Demon, Bower Passage, Somberwald Sage, Mountain


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Somberwald Sage

Pack 1 pick 7: Cathedral Sanctifier, Lair Delve, Wandering Wolf, Leap of Faith, Somberwald Vigilante, Essence Harvest, Galvanic Alchemist, Vorstclaw, Mountain


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Vorstclaw

Pack 1 pick 8: Grave Exchange, Dreadwaters, Driver of the Dead, Galvanic Alchemist, Thatcher Revolt, Yew Spirit, Appetite for Brains, Plains


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Yew Spirit

Pack 1 pick 9: Dreadwaters, Cursebreak, Raging Poltergeist, Joint Assault, Necrobite, Ghostform, Plains


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Joint Assault

Pack 1 pick 10: Hunted Ghoul, Wildwood Geist, Grounded, Dreadwaters, Gang of Devils, Island


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Wildwood Geist

Pack 1 pick 11: Malicious Intent, Rotcrown Ghoul, Angelic Wall, Natural End, Mountain


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Angelic Wall

Pack 1 pick 12: Essence Harvest, Mass Appeal, Bower Passage, Forest


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Mass Appeal

Pack 1 pick 13: Uncanny Speed, Lair Delve, Mountain


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Lair Delve

Pack 1 pick 14: Vanguard's Shield, Mountain


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Vanguard's Shield

Pack 1 pick 15: Mountain


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Mountain

Pack 2 pick 1: Geist Trappers, Butcher Ghoul, Midnight Duelist, Battle Hymn, Havengul Skaab, Angelic Wall, Kruin Striker, Abundant Growth, Predator's Gambit, Ghoulflesh, Rush of Blood, Gloomwidow, Angel's Tomb, Riders of Gavony, Swamp


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Riders of Gavony

Pack 2 pick 2: Dread Slaver (FOIL), Cloudshift, Ghoulflesh, Abundant Growth, Angel's Mercy, Seraph Sanctuary, Timberland Guide, Demolish, Vanguard's Shield, Scrapskin Drake, Corpse Traders, Into the Void, Herald of War, Mountain


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Herald of War

Pack 2 pick 3: Flowering Lumberknot, Nettle Swine, Banners Raised, Moorland Inquisitor, Outwit, Unhallowed Pact, Crippling Chill, Snare the Skies, Lightning Prowess, Fettergeist, Commander's Authority, Exquisite Blood, Forest


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Moorland Inquisitor

Pack 2 pick 4: Uncanny Speed, Lair Delve, Nettle Swine, Crypt Creeper, Renegade Demon, Galvanic Alchemist, Moonlight Geist, Favorable Winds, Human Frailty, Rain of Thorns, Gallows at Willow Hill, Mountain


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Moonlight Geist

Pack 2 pick 5: Voice of the Provinces, Abundant Growth, Narstad Scrapper, Scroll of Griselbrand, Necrobite, Call to Serve, Peel from Reality, Holy Justiciar, Eaten by Spiders, Dread Slaver, Island


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Holy Justiciar

Pack 2 pick 6: Soulcage Fiend, Banners Raised, Rotcrown Ghoul, Farbog Explorer, Leap of Faith, Somberwald Vigilante, Essence Harvest, Rush of Blood, Haunted Guardian, Forest


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Farbog Explorer

Pack 2 pick 7: Bone Splinters, Cloudshift, Unhallowed Pact, Snare the Skies, Cursebreak, Blood Artist, Commander's Authority, Arcane Melee, Swamp


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Cloudshift

Pack 2 pick 8: Predator's Gambit, Grounded, Scroll of Avacyn, Raging Poltergeist, Sheltering Word, Devout Chaplain, Lightning Prowess, Island


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Devout Chaplain

Pack 2 pick 9: Midnight Duelist, Battle Hymn, Havengul Skaab, Angelic Wall, Abundant Growth, Predator's Gambit, Swamp


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Abundant Growth

Pack 2 pick 10: Ghoulflesh, Angel's Mercy, Seraph Sanctuary, Demolish, Corpse Traders, Mountain


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Corpse Traders

Pack 2 pick 11: Outwit, Unhallowed Pact, Snare the Skies, Exquisite Blood, Forest


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Exquisite Blood

Pack 2 pick 12: Renegade Demon, Favorable Winds, Rain of Thorns, Mountain


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Rain of Thorns

Pack 2 pick 13: Voice of the Provinces, Scroll of Griselbrand, Island


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Voice of the Provinces

Pack 2 pick 14: Leap of Faith, Forest


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Leap of Faith

Pack 2 pick 15: Swamp


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Swamp

Pack 3 pick 1: Battle Hymn, Havengul Skaab, Angelic Wall, Crypt Creeper, Diregraf Escort, Vanguard's Shield, Scalding Devil, Alchemist's Apprentice, Renegade Demon, Driver of the Dead, Emancipation Angel, Tandem Lookout, Triumph of Cruelty, Captain of the Mists, Swamp


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Emancipation Angel

Pack 3 pick 2: Moorland Inquisitor, Searchlight Geist, Malicious Intent, Pathbreaker Wurm, Scroll of Griselbrand, Midvast Protector, Scalding Devil, Wandering Wolf, Borderland Ranger, Stonewright, Yew Spirit, Appetite for Brains, Dual Casting, Swamp


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Borderland Ranger

Pack 3 pick 3: Trusted Forcemage, Midnight Duelist, Guise of Fire, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Fleeting Distraction, Uncanny Speed, Geist Snatch, Ghoulflesh, Kruin Striker, Ghostly Flicker, Stonewright, Builder's Blessing, Swamp


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Trusted Forcemage

Pack 3 pick 4: Rotcrown Ghoul, Angelic Wall, Natural End, Thunderbolt, Alchemist's Apprentice, Moonlight Geist, Angel's Mercy, Thatcher Revolt, Evernight Shade, Maalfeld Twins, Kessig Malcontents, Mountain


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Moonlight Geist

Pack 3 pick 5: Malicious Intent, Hunted Ghoul, Trusted Forcemage, Midnight Duelist, Guise of Fire, Snare the Skies, Mental Agony, Ghostform, Druid's Familiar, Triumph of Cruelty, Island


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Druid's Familiar

Pack 3 pick 6: Geist Snatch, Terrifying Presence, Nightshade Peddler, Polluted Dead, Bladed Bracers, Wingcrafter, Demolish, Vorstclaw, Banishing Stroke, Forest


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Nightshade Peddler

Pack 3 pick 7: Wildwood Geist, Battle Hymn, Natural End, Fleeting Distraction, Scroll of Avacyn, Terrifying Presence, Devout Chaplain, Tormentor's Trident, Island


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Tormentor's Trident

Pack 3 pick 8: Dangerous Wager, Outwit, Wildwood Geist, Call to Serve, Unhallowed Pact, Raging Poltergeist, Builder's Blessing, Plains


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Wildwood Geist

Pack 3 pick 9: Battle Hymn, Havengul Skaab, Vanguard's Shield, Scalding Devil, Alchemist's Apprentice, Renegade Demon, Swamp


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Alchemist's Apprentice

Pack 3 pick 10: Malicious Intent, Pathbreaker Wurm, Scroll of Griselbrand, Yew Spirit, Dual Casting, Swamp


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Pathbreaker Wurm

Pack 3 pick 11: Midnight Duelist, Guise of Fire, Ghostly Flicker, Builder's Blessing, Swamp


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Midnight Duelist

Pack 3 pick 12: Rotcrown Ghoul, Angelic Wall, Angel's Mercy, Mountain


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Angelic Wall

Pack 3 pick 13: Malicious Intent, Ghostform, Island


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Ghostform

Pack 3 pick 14: Demolish, Forest


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Demolish

Pack 3 pick 15: Island


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Ta da! Timmy and Spike reconciled at last. Here is the draft deck I constructed:

1 Abundant Growth 2 Borderland Ranger 1 Craterhoof Behemoth 1 Devout Chaplain 1 Druid's Familiar 1 Emancipation Angel 1 Farbog Explorer 8 Forest 1 Herald of War 2 Moonlight Geist 1 Moorland Inquisitor 1 Nearheath Pilgrim 1 Nightshade Peddler 1 Pathbreaker Wurm 9 Plains 1 Riders of Gavony 1 Sigarda, Host of Herons 1 Somberwald Sage 1 Tormentor's Trident 1 Trusted Forcemage 1 Voice of the Provinces 1 Vorstclaw 1 Wildwood Geist

Alas, I blew my perfect record, because my round 2 opponent had Wingcrafter->Moorland Inquistor->Tandem Lookout on the play. I had a turn 4 Sigarda, but I had taken enough damage at that point it had to hang back as a blocker, and my opponent was telegraphing he had Zealous Strike (he did) so I couldn't block his Emancipation Angel with it immediately either. I drew into my Angels, which kept the game going until turn 14, but I was never in a position to attack with anything but Vorstclaw, never drew my Craterhoof and he had a ton of chumps and eventually Captain of the Mists for the Claw. The game ended on a Captain of the Mists powered arial Alphastrike.

I also had some pretty tense moments in my last round match against a great G/U deck that was running stolen goods. Luckily he hit Devout Chaplain game 1 and Tormentor's Trident game 2, where game 1 I don't think I would have survived anything else. That game stalled so I finally got my 100+ point damage attack on a clogged board :-)
    
Moonlight geist over nettle swine?



I've been fairly high on Moonlight Geist recently. I think at this point I like it even better than Searchlight Geist. But the pick was mainly to increase the number of early flyers and lower my curve.
Sweet deck.  I think the only pick I would have made differently is Wandering Wolf over Vorstclaw.  My impression is you need about as many two-drops as you can get in this format.
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