Grixis Anyone?3 Searing Spear and 2 Jace's Phantasm pick are pretty insane with 2 Mind Sculpt....Picking Bolas forces me to took 2 Gem of Becoming here. Otherwise it'll be Pure Izzet.
Round 1:Searing SpearRoaring PrimadoxWind DrakeRing of ValkasMerfolk of the Pearl TridentWind DrakeJace's PhantasmNegateMerfolk of the Pearl TridentJace's PhantasmWorldfireUnsummonEraseTormod's CryptForest
Round 2:Searing SpearMaster of the Pearl TridentTorch FiendDownpourSearing SpearGoblin ArsonistSlumbering DragonDragon HatchlingGem of BecomingMind SculptVolcanic StrengthVolcanic StrengthIndexHydrosurgeForest
Round 3:Stormtide LeviathanAugur of BolasArms DealerNicol Bolas, PlaneswalkerScroll ThiefSlumbering DragonEncrustArchaeomancerTricks of the TradeMind SculptGem of BecomingRewindTormod's CryptSmeltMountain
Round 1:Talrand's InvocationTurn to SlagWelkin TernUnsummonEssence ScatterScroll ThiefJace's PhantasmKraken HatchlingRedirectJace's PhantasmRing of Evos IsleRing of ValkasEraseTormod's CryptForest
Round 2:Searing SpearMaster of the Pearl TridentSwitcherooWatercourserSearing SpearGoblin ArsonistArchaeomancerDragon HatchlingGem of BecomingMind SculptRewindVolcanic StrengthKindled FuryHydrosurgeForest
Round 3:Stormtide LeviathanAugur of BolasArms DealerNicol Bolas, PlaneswalkerScroll ThiefSlumbering DragonEncrustArchaeomancerTricks of the TradeMind SculptGem of BecomingRewindBloodthrone VampireSmeltMountain
Creatures (11)2 x Scroll Thief2 x Jace's Phantasm1 x Kraken Hatchling1 x Watercourser1 x Goblin Arsonist2 x Archaeomancer1 x Stormtide Leviathan1 x Augur of Bolas1 x Arms DealerPlaneswalkers (1)1 x Nicol Bolas, PlaneswalkerArtifacts (2)2 x Gem of BecomingSpells (9)1 x Talrand's Invocation1 x Turn to Slag1 x Unsummon1 x Essence Scatter2 x Searing Spear1 x Switcheroo2 x Mind SculptLands (17)2 x Swamp8 x Island7 x Mountain
Round 1:Talrand's InvocationAttended KnightWelkin TernUnsummonEssence ScatterWind DrakeAngelic BenedictionHealer of the PrideRedirectRing of Evos IsleErasePlummetEraseTormod's CryptForest
Round 2:Guardians of AkrasaAven SquirePacifismWatercourserSilvercoat LionDivine VerdictArchaeomancerPacifismNegateTricks of the TradeRewindDownpourIndexHydrosurgeForest
Round 3:Stormtide LeviathanAugur of BolasPacifismFog BankScroll ThiefDownpourEncrustArchaeomancerTricks of the TradeNaturalizeBond BeetleRewindTormod's CryptSmeltMountain
Round 1: Talrand's Invocation Jace's Phantasm Welkin Tern Unsummon Essence Scatter Scroll Thief Jace's Phantasm Kraken Hatchling Redirect Ring of Evos Isle Index Duress Erase Tormod's Crypt Forest
Round 2: Searing Spear Master of the Pearl Trident Vedalken Entrancer Watercourser Harbor Serpent Clone Archaeomancer Deadly Recluse Hydrosurge Tricks of the Trade Volcanic Strength Downpour Index Hydrosurge Forest
Round 3: Stormtide Leviathan Augur of Bolas Kraken Hatchling Fog Bank Scroll Thief Encrust Encrust Welkin Tern Tricks of the Trade Mind Sculpt Gem of Becoming Rewind Plummet Smelt Mountain
Round 1:Talrand's InvocationAttended KnightWelkin TernUnsummonWar Priest of ThuneWind DrakeJace's PhantasmCaptain's CallTricks of the TradeJace's PhantasmIndexPlummetEraseTormod's CryptForest
Round 2:Guardians of AkrasaAven SquirePacifismDownpourHarbor SerpentDivine VerdictArchaeomancerPacifismNegateTricks of the TradeRewindCrusader of OdricIndexHydrosurgeForest
Round 3:Aven SquireAugur of BolasPacifismWar Priest of ThuneScroll ThiefDownpourGlorious ChargeArchaeomancerTricks of the TradeMind SculptGem of BecomingRewindPlummetSmeltMountainDeck :Creatures :Jace's Phantasm x 2Welkin TernAven Squire x 2War Priest of ThuneAugur of BolasCrusader of Odric Attended KnightWind DrakeScroll ThiefArchaeomancerHarbor SerpentSpells :Captain's CallTalrand's Invocation Unsummon Pacifism x 3 Downpour x 2 Divine Verdict Tricks of the TradeLands :Plains x 8Island x 9
CREATURES X15Welkin Tern x2Wind DrakeJace's Phantasm x2Kraken Hatchling x2Master of the Pearl TridentMerfolk of the Pearl TridentCloneSlumbering Dragon x2Augur of BolasScroll ThiefStormtide LeviathanSPELLS X5Talrand's InvocationUnsummonEssence ScatterSearing SpearEncrust
OTHER X4Ring of Evos IsleNicol Bolas, PlaneswalkerGem of BecomingGem of BecomingLAND X16Swamp x4Mountain x4Island x8
Normally I don't do this, but I feel like I made out like a bandit. Checkit:Round 1:Flinthoof BoarRootbound CragPrimal HuntbeastRing of ValkasElvish VisionaryFlinthoof BoarDuressRummaging GoblinKrenko's CommandWall of FireWorldfireDuressBountiful HarvestTormod's CryptForest
Round 2:Searing SpearElixir of ImmortalityYeva, Nature's HeraldPrey UponMwonvuli Beast TrackerRing of KaloniaSlumbering DragonDeadly RecluseTitanic GrowthRing of ValkasSmeltPlummetKindled FuryHydrosurgeForest
Round 3:FarseekDragonskull SummitElvish VisionaryNicol Bolas, PlaneswalkerTrumpet BlastSlumbering DragonBond BeetleReviveArbor ElfNaturalizeCraterizeDisentombBloodthrone VampireSmeltMountainI skimmed through the thread and noticed that a lot of people got the double Slumbering Dragon, double Ring of Valkas deal. That's where it's at! It's a slightly risky line of play in my opinion, but there are tons of synergies. I think I drafted well to support these synergies. I have Bond Beetle, and Revive if I want another counter out of it after blocking. Somebody mentioned Prey Upon, which is a funny way to go about using a sleeping dragon, but viable nonetheless. I have solid ramp in the form of Farseek and Arbor Elf, some card drawing off a couple of Elvish Visionaries. My creature suite is nuts (2 Flinthoof Boar, Mvonvuli Beast Tracker for Deadly Recluse/Primal Huntbeast, Yeva), supported by Wall of Fire, Krenko's Command, and Searing Spear. I even drafted two dual lands, one of which is a Dragonskull Summit which allows me to splash black for Duress and Bloodthrone Vampire. I was pretty happy with this one. The deck would probably look something like this:1 Arbor Elf1 Bond Beetle2 Slumbering Dragon2 Elvish Visionary2 Flinthoof Boar1 Deadly Recluse1 Mvonvuli Beast Tracker1 Primal Huntbeast1 Yeva, Nature's Herald1 Rummaging Goblin2 Ring of Valkas1 Ring of Kalonia1 Elixir of Immortality2 Duress1 Farseek1 Krenko's Command1 Titanic Growth1 Searing Spear1 Rootbound Crag1 Dragonskull Summit9 Forest5 Mountain1 SwampSideboard:2 Smelt1 Plummet1 Naturalize1 Bloodthrone Vampire1 Disentomb (what was politically incorrect about Raise Dead, huh? I HATE it when they do this.)1 Trumpet Blast1 Prey Upon1 Bountiful Harvest1 WorldfireEnjoy!
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:Talrand's InvocationRing of Evos IsleRing of Evos IsleDuressWalking CorpseWind DrakeDuressNegateTricks of the TradeDuressIndexRing of ValkasEraseTormod's CryptForest
Round 2:NegateTricks of the TradeRewindMark of the VampireMerfolk of the Pearl TridentTormented SoulVile RebirthEncrustPhylactery LichRing of ValkasSmeltDownpourIndexHydrosurgeForest
Round 3:Tricks of the TradeHarbor BanditTormented SoulDuressRing of XathridRavenous RatsRavenous RatsWelkin TernVile RebirthDark FavorKraken HatchlingRewindBloodthrone VampireSmeltMountainI just went for flying or unblockable whenever I had the chance. Putting a Ring of Evos Isle on an unblockable creature is insane.
139359831 wrote:Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
So, after Talrand's Invocation and Roaring Primadox I was focusing on U/G(g). Started to splash some b and figured Phylactery Lich could be another bounce option if the black came out better than the blue. Had ZERO red when Nicky came around...but we're gonna try this anyway. I really wish I'd have grabbed that Dragonskull Summit...and a spear.
Round 1:Primal ClayRoaring PrimadoxWind DrakeTrumpet BlastElvish VisionaryWind DrakeJace's PhantasmKraken HatchlingYeva's ForcemageRing of Evos IsleBloodthrone VampireDuressEraseTormod's CryptForest
Round 2:Gem of BecomingArbor ElfFarseekFarseekMwonvuli Beast TrackerRing of KaloniaTimberpack WolfDeadly RecluseTitanic GrowthReckless BruteVolcanic StrengthVolcanic StrengthKindled FuryHydrosurgeForest
Round 3:Furnace WhelpMwonvuli Beast TrackerCentaur CourserFog BankTrumpet BlastSlumbering DragonMark of MutinyCanyon MinotaurFarseekSerpent's GiftKraken HatchlingKindled FuryBloodthrone VampireSmeltMountain