I don't remember my decklist for the event (and can't really re-create it since I then played two-headed giant and another sealed pool the next day and the cards are mixed up) but I do know I picked Selensya so that I could have green for manna fixing... and ended up playing RUBw. Almost all of my green and white cards were unplayable. Thankfully, Izzet, the guild I wrote off the most for sealed, came to my rescue in a huge way with Niv himself. I went 3-0-1, my only tie being against a mill deck that I *just* couldn't kill in game 3 before time was up. I was a tad disappointed that I didn't get to play Selensya though... the decks I tend to draft are boros, UW fliers, and BR control. My standard deck this past year was a Wb tokens deck...and my favorite color is green. It's had to sit out on the sideline that is tabletop magic for me (my favorite casual deck is a crazy elf deck that's more convoluted and math intensive than any control or combo deck I've ever played... but boy is it cool!). Despite not being able to play my guild or even my beloved color, this sealed event was by FAR the most fun I've been a part of. Not because I did well... I really didn't enjoy myself in one sealed event where I went 4-0 back in scars: my deck was so slow and inevitable that I beat three rounds as 1-0-1 and I didn't get to play round one, talk about boring! I had more fun losing 1-3 in the Avacyn pre-release with a totally jank deck Four color Izzet was just so awesomely spiffy to work with though, and I couldn't help but grin every time I did anything trixy.
TLDR: yay Izzet.
This Deck was built in 0:10:21
Total Deck Size: 47 18 Lands --------------- 5 Forest 3 Island 2 Mountain 1 Swamp 1 Golgari Guildgate 2 Izzet Guildgate 1 Rakdos Guildgate 1 Steam Vents 2 Transguild Promenade
16 Creatures --------------- 1 Axebane Guardian 1 Deadbridge Goliath 1 Doorkeeper 1 Drudge Beetle 1 Frostburn Weird 2 Gatecreeper Vine 1 Hypersonic Dragon 1 Isperia's Skywatch 1 Korozda Guildmage 1 Ogre Jailbreaker 1 Runewing 1 Trestle Troll 1 Voidwielder
7 Other Spells --------------- 1 Auger Spree 3 Explosive Impact 1 Inaction Injunction 1 Slime Molding 1 Street Spasm
1 Planeswalkers --------------- 1 Vraska the Unseen
Not a million miles from Steve's. I figured there was more potential for running blue, and cut all white. I reckoned the red 3 drop looter was probably the card I most wanted to include but didn't. With more time I'd probably have played around with the mana base.If you open the stone nuts - undercosted hasty dragon, planeswalker, best guildmage, 5 removal spells, insane mana fixing including shockland, uber synergy with defenders, then yeh you better do well.
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.
This Deck was built in 0:31:53
Total Deck Size: 4019 Lands---------------8 Forest4 Plains3 Swamp1 Golgari Guildgate1 Grove of the Guardian2 Transguild Promenade
15 Creatures---------------1 Axebane Guardian1 Axebane Stag2 Azorius Arrester1 Bazaar Krovod1 Deadbridge Goliath1 Drudge Beetle2 Gatecreeper Vine1 Golgari Decoy1 Golgari Longlegs1 Korozda Guildmage1 Ogre Jailbreaker1 Selesnya Sentry1 Trestle Troll
5 Other Spells---------------1 Arrest1 Call of the Conclave1 Horncaller's Chant1 Mind Rot1 Slime Molding
1 Planeswalkers---------------1 Vraska the UnseenMana and Bombs is the name of this deck :D
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