RtR: Silentbobus's 3-0 Deck Thread

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So I decided to play another RtR draft, now that we can use the RtR packs to enter them, and I got 3-0 with the first one. Initially this was going to be a cautionary tale about the dangers of too much rare/hate drafting, but I ended up losing only one games, to an opponent who played Mizzium Mortars in the finals. Miraculously he did the same thing in game 3 yet I came back to win. Here is how the draft went down:


Pack 1 pick 1: Azorius Arrester, Electrickery, Rubbleback Rhino, Dryad Militant, Sphinx's Revelation, Paralyzing Grasp, Mind Rot, Cobblebrute, Explosive Impact, Axebane Guardian, Chorus of Might, Dramatic Rescue, Security Blockade, Slime Molding, Forest


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Sphinx's Revelation

Pack 1 pick 2: Trained Caracal, Inaction Injunction, Drudge Beetle, Rakdos Guildgate, Zanikev Locust (FOIL), Guttersnipe, Seek the Horizon, Frostburn Weird, Mountain, Voidwielder, Batterhorn, Urban Burgeoning, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Thoughtflare


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Guttersnipe

Pack 1 pick 3: Eyes in the Skies, Rix Maadi Guildmage, Tablet of the Guilds, Swamp, Trostani's Judgment, Paralyzing Grasp, Dead Reveler, Catacomb Slug (FOIL), Traitorous Instinct, Chorus of Might, Dramatic Rescue, Sluiceway Scorpion, Slitherhead


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Trostani's Judgment

Pack 1 pick 4: Inaction Injunction, Drudge Beetle, Rakdos Guildgate, Blustersquall, Plains, Voidwielder, Catacomb Slug, Batterhorn, Axebane Stag, Hussar Patrol, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Guild Feud


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Hussar Patrol

Pack 1 pick 5: Daggerdrome Imp, Rakdos Guildgate, Mountain, Doorkeeper, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Axebane Guardian, Chorus of Might, Essence Backlash, Golgari Longlegs, Hover Barrier


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Hover Barrier

Pack 1 pick 6: Trained Caracal, Selesnya Sentry, Cremate, Viashino Racketeer, Gatecreeper Vine, Vandalblast, Plains, Giant Growth, Chronic Flooding, Slum Reaper


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Gatecreeper Vine

Pack 1 pick 7: Trained Caracal, Inspiration, Rubbleback Rhino, Phantom General, Stealer of Secrets (FOIL), Urban Burgeoning, Common Bond, Izzet Guildgate, Mountain


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Phantom General

Pack 1 pick 8: Crosstown Courier, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Vandalblast, Island, Batterhorn, Common Bond, Rogue's Passage


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Batterhorn

Pack 1 pick 9: Rubbleback Rhino, Paralyzing Grasp, Mind Rot, Cobblebrute, Chorus of Might, Dramatic Rescue, Forest


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Dramatic Rescue

Pack 1 pick 10: Rakdos Guildgate, Mountain, Batterhorn, Urban Burgeoning, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Thoughtflare


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Thoughtflare

Pack 1 pick 11: Tablet of the Guilds, Swamp, Dead Reveler, Catacomb Slug (FOIL), Chorus of Might


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Dead Reveler

Pack 1 pick 12: Plains, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag, Spawn of Rix Maadi


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Spawn of Rix Maadi

Pack 1 pick 13: Mountain, Stonefare Crocodile, Chorus of Might


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Stonefare Crocodile

Pack 1 pick 14: Plains, Chronic Flooding


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Chronic Flooding

Pack 1 pick 15: Mountain


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Mountain

Pack 2 pick 1: Eyes in the Skies, Mizzium Skin, Survey the Wreckage, Codex Shredder, Azorius Keyrune, Catacomb Slug, Gore-House Chainwalker, Stonefare Crocodile, Axebane Stag, Common Bond, Golgari Longlegs, Destroy the Evidence, Savage Surge, Mercurial Chemister, Swamp


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Mercurial Chemister

Pack 2 pick 2: Keening Apparition, Sewer Shambler, Launch Party, Viashino Racketeer, Drudge Beetle, Trestle Troll, Korozda Guildmage, Plains, Doorkeeper, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag, Coursers' Accord, Street Sweeper, Nivix Guildmage


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Nivix Guildmage

Pack 2 pick 3: Concordia Pegasus, Armory Guard, Downsize, Cremate, Deviant Glee, Korozda Monitor (FOIL), Rakdos Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Azorius Charm, Swamp, Sundering Growth, Sluiceway Scorpion, Psychic Spiral


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Azorius Charm

Pack 2 pick 4: Seller of Songbirds, Armory Guard, Viashino Racketeer, Skull Rend, Zanikev Locust, Cancel, Slaughter Games, Island, Voidwielder, Mind Rot, Bellows Lizard, Nivix Guildmage


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Nivix Guildmage

Pack 2 pick 5: Azorius Arrester, Drainpipe Vermin, Sewer Shambler, Gatecreeper Vine, Goblin Electromancer, Grisly Salvage, Izzet Keyrune, Forest, Gore-House Chainwalker, Pursuit of Flight, Izzet Guildgate


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Goblin Electromancer

Pack 2 pick 6: Selesnya Sentry, Drainpipe Vermin, Drudge Beetle, Trestle Troll, Rakdos Guildgate, Plains, Voidwielder, Ogre Jailbreaker, Pursuit of Flight, Slitherhead


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Voidwielder

Pack 2 pick 7: Concordia Pegasus, Downsize, Inspiration, Cremate, Forest, Ethereal Armor, Batterhorn, Racecourse Fury, Spawn of Rix Maadi


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Batterhorn

Pack 2 pick 8: Swift Justice, Drainpipe Vermin, Sewer Shambler, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Grisly Salvage, Horncaller's Chant, Izzet Guildgate, Plains


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Izzet Guildgate

Pack 2 pick 9: Mizzium Skin, Survey the Wreckage, Codex Shredder, Catacomb Slug, Stonefare Crocodile, Destroy the Evidence, Swamp


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Survey the Wreckage

Pack 2 pick 10: Sewer Shambler, Plains, Doorkeeper, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag, Street Sweeper


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Doorkeeper

Pack 2 pick 11: Downsize, Cremate, Deviant Glee, Swamp, Psychic Spiral


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Downsize

Pack 2 pick 12: Viashino Racketeer, Skull Rend, Cancel, Island


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Viashino Racketeer

Pack 2 pick 13: Drainpipe Vermin, Forest, Izzet Guildgate


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Izzet Guildgate

Pack 2 pick 14: Drainpipe Vermin, Plains


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Drainpipe Vermin

Pack 2 pick 15: Forest


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Forest

Pack 3 pick 1: Azorius Arrester, Arrest, Crosstown Courier, Electrickery, Chemister's Trick, Thrill-Kill Assassin, Abrupt Decay, Island (FOIL), Swamp, Isperia's Skywatch, Ogre Jailbreaker, Racecourse Fury, Explosive Impact, Druid's Deliverance, Golgari Longlegs


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Abrupt Decay

Pack 3 pick 2: Brushstrider, Keening Apparition, Avenging Arrow, Inaction Injunction, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Goblin Electromancer, Blistercoil Weird, Skull Rend, Isperia's Skywatch, Ogre Jailbreaker, Growing Ranks, Izzet Guildgate, Mountain


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Growing Ranks

Pack 3 pick 3: Concordia Pegasus, Armory Guard, Inaction Injunction, Deviant Glee, Vassal Soul, Golgari Guildgate, Azorius Charm, Gore-House Chainwalker, Stonefare Crocodile, Destroy the Evidence, Pyroconvergence, Sphinx of the Chimes, Swamp


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Sphinx of the Chimes

Pack 3 pick 4: Selesnya Sentry, Survey the Wreckage, Rubbleback Rhino, Aerial Predation, Centaur Healer, Search Warrant, Zanikev Locust, Fall of the Gavel, Forest, Chronic Flooding, Ogre Jailbreaker, Batterhorn


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Batterhorn

Pack 3 pick 5: Azorius Arrester, Selesnya Sentry (FOIL), Rootborn Defenses, Centaur Healer, Isperia's Skywatch, Dispel, Traitorous Instinct, Tavern Swindler, Lobber Crew, Izzet Guildgate, Island


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Lobber Crew

Pack 3 pick 6: Seller of Songbirds, Selesnya Sentry, Inspiration, Civic Saber, Mountain, Ethereal Armor, Batterhorn, Druid's Deliverance, Goblin Rally, Plains (FOIL)


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Civic Saber

Pack 3 pick 7: Downsize, Cremate, Electrickery, Rakdos Guildgate, Minotaur Aggressor, Forest, Paralyzing Grasp, Chorus of Might, Archweaver


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Paralyzing Grasp

Pack 3 pick 8: Concordia Pegasus, Crosstown Courier, Dynacharge, Teleportal, Plains, Isperia's Skywatch, Sphere of Safety, Destroy the Evidence


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Concordia Pegasus

Pack 3 pick 9: Electrickery, Island (FOIL), Swamp, Isperia's Skywatch, Racecourse Fury, Druid's Deliverance, Golgari Longlegs


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Isperia's Skywatch

Pack 3 pick 10: Terrus Wurm, Goblin Electromancer, Skull Rend, Ogre Jailbreaker, Izzet Guildgate, Mountain


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Goblin Electromancer

Pack 3 pick 11: Armory Guard, Stonefare Crocodile, Destroy the Evidence, Pyroconvergence, Swamp


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Pyroconvergence

Pack 3 pick 12: Survey the Wreckage, Search Warrant, Forest, Chronic Flooding


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Survey the Wreckage

Pack 3 pick 13: Isperia's Skywatch, Dispel, Island


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Isperia's Skywatch

Pack 3 pick 14: Inspiration, Mountain


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Inspiration

Pack 3 pick 15: Forest


My pick: Forest

Here is the deck I ended up fielding:

1 Azorius Charm 3 Batterhorn 1 Civic Saber 1 Concordia Pegasus 1 Doorkeeper 1 Dramatic Rescue 2 Goblin Electromancer 1 Guttersnipe 1 Hover Barrier 1 Hussar Patrol 7 Island 1 Isperia's Skywatch 2 Izzet Guildgate 1 Lobber Crew 1 Mercurial Chemister 5 Mountain 2 Nivix Guildmage 1 Paralyzing Grasp 3 Plains 1 Pyroconvergence 1 Sphinx of the Chimes 1 Sphinx's Revelation 1 Thoughtflare
   
So I think I see how Izzet is supposed to win now, because it has absolutely fantastic rares. My Mercurial Chemister seemed absolutely broken, as did Pyroconvergence and the overload versions of Mizzium Mortars and Street Riot, which my final round opponent played.

It is also fascinating how many starting hands I drew plains.  And how many starting hands needed at least one specific mana color to work, despite having the appropriate number of lands. It is certainly a challenging format. One that looks like it will be dictated by the 3 Ms more than any other.
It would be easier to comment on your drafts if you used www.raredraft.com I think.
It would be easier to comment on your drafts if you used www.raredraft.com I think.



Possibly, although I'm not sure what I'm put for comments aside from "Rare/Hate drafting here" and "I can't believe that card made it this far!"
No, I mean for other people to comment on them. It's much easier to look at a bunch of images than autocard lists. It also requires less effort on your part (less typing) and takes up less space in the thread.
No, I mean for other people to comment on them. It's much easier to look at a bunch of images than autocard lists. It also requires less effort on your part (less typing) and takes up less space in the thread.



I will consider it. But honestly, once I've played with a set for a bit I find autocard lists just as easy as pictoral ones.

@P1P2
If you're going to take a card with red in it here, why not take the Thoughtflare? Voidwielder and Frostburn also both seem like better followups to your first pick.


@P1P7
I can't comprehend this pick AT ALL. There's an Izzet Guildgate, Stealer of Secrets, and Inspiration all in this pack.


@P1P8
Crosstown Courier. I think it's more important that you have early blockers than artifact removal in this set.


@P1P10
Holy crap Izzet is open.


@P2P5
He's good in your deck, I don't know if he's better than fixing though, which you seem to need.


@P2P7
You already have a Batterhorn, how the heck can you take a second one over Inspiration and Pegasus?


@P2P9
I'd take Codex Shredder here. Just because I don't see much value in Survey the Wreckage and it would be fun with Chronic Flooding and a Psychic Spiral which is obviously going to wheel.


@P2P11
And here I would have taken the Psychic Spiral. :3


@P2P13
You're really lucky.


@P3P2
Another pick that I just can't wrap my head around. There's Keening Apparition, which can be both an early blocker and enchantment removal. You passed up on Injunction, another Guildgate, and Goblin Electromancer, which would have all benefited your deck.


@P3P4
You have two Batterhorns now. Surely it's alright to take a Fall of the Gavel?


@P3P6
I don't have your previous picks memorized, but from what I can tell, this is not a Civic Saber deck.


@P3P12
And here's where I would have picked up my second Chronic Flooding. :3

Since I am new to drafting this set I can't defend my picks as easily, but I can say this ... every deck is a Civic Saber deck. If you look back over my picks you will see why this one is too. There is a huge difference between 4/2 and 2/2, and sometimes every one extra [movable] power makes all the difference.

The real luck in this draft was getting the Alchemist, who is a crazy, beyond good bomb. I don't understand how they can justify his first ability, and if your opponent has anything threatening you can lean on the second ability. The second huge good fortune was netting the Convergence, which singlehandedly won me 2 games and played a big part in another. Take out those two cards and it drops to a 1.5-1.5 deck. 

Yeah, Chemister is nuts and takes over the game in about two turns if you don't answer it. I do think you made some serious mistakes with this draft though. But yeah, you can ignore the Civic Saber comment which I was unsure about (didn't want to look back on your creatures), and the comments about Psychic Spiral. I mean, I totally would have done the Psychic Spiral thing if it were my draft (I might not play it though), but I wouldn't expect anyone else to.


And it's still baffling to me how Thoughtflare went so late (that level of draw is rediculous in limited), and how you got a third to last Izzet Guildgate (was there really no deck that wanted this?).


Yeah, Chemister is nuts and takes over the game in about two turns if you don't answer it. I do think you made some serious mistakes with this draft though. But yeah, you can ignore the Civic Saber comment which I was unsure about (didn't want to look back on your creatures), and the comments about Psychic Spiral. I mean, I totally would have done the Psychic Spiral thing if it were my draft (I might not play it though), but I wouldn't expect anyone else to.


And it's still baffling to me how Thoughtflare went so late (that level of draw is rediculous in limited), and how you got a third to last Izzet Guildgate (was there really no deck that wanted this?).




Izzet, minus the rares, is by far the weakest guild, so it didn't surprise me to see the gates going late. But third to last pick did surprise me because you'd think someone would have at least hate-drafted it at that point. By extension I was a little surprised to see Thoughtflare go so late, because it is typically a draw 3, discard land, and a true draw 4 is if you draw it late enough. At instant speed that is very compelling.
Yeah, there aren't many formats where Tidings (or things close to it) are bad.
So I'm finally back to playing Magic again, which means ... more 3-0 deck listings. This one was extremely suspect, while I didn't feel particularly bad about it while I was drafting it, I did feel it was somewhat lackluster when I finished with it, outside of a few key cards. Here is how the draft went down:


Pack 1 pick 1: Seller of Songbirds, Selesnya Sentry, Avenging Arrow, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Rubbleback Rhino, Goblin Electromancer, Rakdos Cackler, Civic Saber, Island, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, Ogre Jailbreaker, Batterhorn, Sundering Growth, Security Blockade


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Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

Pack 1 pick 2: Trained Caracal, Splatter Thug, Search Warrant, Selesnya Guildgate, Stab Wound, Vandalblast, Rakdos Charm, Swamp, Giant Growth, Chronic Flooding, Dead Reveler, Sluiceway Scorpion, Bloodfray Giant, Death's Presence


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Stab Wound

Pack 1 pick 3: Trained Caracal, Downsize, Inspiration, Daggerdrome Imp, Grisly Salvage, Frostburn Weird, Izzet Staticaster, Azorius Keyrune, Doorkeeper, Stonefare Crocodile, Urban Burgeoning, Skyline Predator, Plains


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Stonefare Crocodile

Pack 1 pick 4: Tenement Crasher, Armory Guard, Grim Roustabout, Deviant Glee, Korozda Monitor, Skull Rend, Golgari Guildgate, Zanikev Locust, Guttersnipe, Dryad Militant, Forest, Hussar Patrol


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Dryad Militant

Pack 1 pick 5: Eyes in the Skies, Grim Roustabout, Survey the Wreckage, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Selesnya Guildgate, Plains, Knightly Valor, Racecourse Fury, Axebane Stag, Essence Backlash, Slime Molding


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Eyes in the Skies

Pack 1 pick 6: Swift Justice, Centaur Healer, Azorius Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Selesnya Keyrune, Mountain, Trostani's Judgment, Tower Drake, Essence Backlash, Pyroconvergence


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Centaur Healer

Pack 1 pick 7: Rubbleback Rhino, Search Warrant, Frostburn Weird, Island, Dispel, Mind Rot, Axebane Guardian, Horncaller's Chant, Soul Tithe


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Axebane Guardian

Pack 1 pick 8: Mizzium Skin, Dynacharge, Stab Wound, Mountain (FOIL), Forest, Knightly Valor, Ethereal Armor, Coursers' Accord


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Stab Wound

Pack 1 pick 9: Selesnya Sentry, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Rubbleback Rhino, Goblin Electromancer, Island, Batterhorn


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Selesnya Sentry

Pack 1 pick 10: Trained Caracal, Search Warrant, Vandalblast, Rakdos Charm, Swamp, Chronic Flooding


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Rakdos Charm

Pack 1 pick 11: Trained Caracal, Downsize, Grisly Salvage, Urban Burgeoning, Plains


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Trained Caracal

Pack 1 pick 12: Tenement Crasher, Skull Rend, Golgari Guildgate, Forest


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Golgari Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 13: Survey the Wreckage, Plains, Racecourse Fury


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Racecourse Fury

Pack 1 pick 14: Swift Justice, Mountain


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Swift Justice

Pack 1 pick 15: Island


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Island

Pack 2 pick 1: Armory Guard, Annihilating Fire, Search Warrant, Frostburn Weird, Cancel, Mountain, Trostani's Judgment, Dead Reveler, Perilous Shadow, Bellows Lizard, Centaur's Herald, Gobbling Ooze, Rakdos Ragemutt, Slitherhead, Volatile Rig


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 2 pick 2: Avenging Arrow, Launch Party, Towering Indrik, Azorius Guildgate, Syncopate, Thrill-Kill Assassin, Stab Wound, Slaughter Games, Plains, Tower Drake, Bellows Lizard, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Sluiceway Scorpion, Nivix Guildmage


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Stab Wound

Pack 2 pick 3: Rootborn Defenses, Goblin Electromancer, Counterflux, Mountain, Tower Drake, Catacomb Slug, Cobblebrute, Centaur's Herald, Axebane Stag, Urban Burgeoning, Sphere of Safety, Destroy the Evidence, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 2 pick 4: Crosstown Courier, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Vandalblast, Rakdos Ringleader, Mountain, Perilous Shadow, Cobblebrute, Centaur's Herald, Transguild Promenade, Skyline Predator, Destroy the Evidence


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 2 pick 5: Selesnya Sentry, Swift Justice, Drainpipe Vermin, Swamp, Voidwielder, Ogre Jailbreaker, Batterhorn, Horncaller's Chant, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Sluiceway Scorpion, Thoughtflare


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Sluiceway Scorpion

Pack 2 pick 6: Rootborn Defenses, Mizzium Skin, Skull Rend, Teleportal, Mountain, Isperia's Skywatch, Catacomb Slug, Urban Burgeoning, Risen Sanctuary, Izzet Guildgate


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Rootborn Defenses

Pack 2 pick 7: Selesnya Sentry, Rootborn Defenses, Cremate, Viashino Racketeer, Chemister's Trick, Fencing Ace, Mountain, Dispel, Psychic Spiral


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Rootborn Defenses

Pack 2 pick 8: Electrickery, Swamp, Paralyzing Grasp, Gore-House Chainwalker, Axebane Stag, Chorus of Might, Heroes' Reunion, Rites of Reaping (FOIL)


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Rites of Reaping (FOIL)

Pack 2 pick 9: Search Warrant, Frostburn Weird, Mountain, Perilous Shadow, Bellows Lizard, Gobbling Ooze, Slitherhead


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Slitherhead

Pack 2 pick 10: Avenging Arrow, Azorius Guildgate, Plains, Bellows Lizard, Sluiceway Scorpion, Nivix Guildmage


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Sluiceway Scorpion

Pack 2 pick 11: Goblin Electromancer, Mountain, Urban Burgeoning, Sphere of Safety, Destroy the Evidence


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Sphere of Safety

Pack 2 pick 12: Crosstown Courier, Dynacharge, Mountain, Destroy the Evidence


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Destroy the Evidence

Pack 2 pick 13: Swamp, Batterhorn, Horncaller's Chant


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Horncaller's Chant

Pack 2 pick 14: Mountain, Urban Burgeoning


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Urban Burgeoning

Pack 2 pick 15: Mountain


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Mountain

Pack 3 pick 1: Concordia Pegasus, Eyes in the Skies, Search Warrant, Seek the Horizon, Plains, Rakdos's Return, Gore-House Chainwalker, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Chorus of Might, Golgari Longlegs, Destroy the Evidence, Lobber Crew, Street Spasm, Rites of Reaping


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Eyes in the Skies

Pack 3 pick 2: Dynacharge, Annihilating Fire, Centaur Healer, Chemister's Trick, Korozda Guildmage, Conjured Currency, Forest, Knightly Valor, Ethereal Armor, Stealer of Secrets, Paralyzing Grasp, Dead Reveler, Centaur's Herald, Gobbling Ooze


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Korozda Guildmage

Pack 3 pick 3: Concordia Pegasus, Swift Justice, Downsize, Drainpipe Vermin, Cremate, Rakdos Guildgate, Judge's Familiar, Cobblebrute, Axebane Guardian, Horncaller's Chant, Hussar Patrol, Soul Tithe, Swamp


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Axebane Guardian

Pack 3 pick 4: Seller of Songbirds, Drudge Beetle, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Syncopate, Island, Doorkeeper, Dispel, Mind Rot, Pursuit of Flight, Horncaller's Chant, Shrieking Affliction, Lobber Crew


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Seller of Songbirds

Pack 3 pick 5: Grim Roustabout, Splatter Thug, Towering Indrik, Selesnya Guildgate, Rakdos Keyrune, Island, Ethereal Armor, Runewing, Axebane Stag (FOIL), Druid's Deliverance, Common Bond


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Towering Indrik

Pack 3 pick 6: Swift Justice, Electrickery, Vassal Soul, Cancel, Forest, Knightly Valor, Tower Drake, Druid's Deliverance, Sundering Growth, Goblin Rally


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Sundering Growth

Pack 3 pick 7: Avenging Arrow, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Blustersquall, Island, Isperia's Skywatch, Common Bond, Lobber Crew, Izzet Guildgate


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Common Bond

Pack 3 pick 8: Armory Guard, Grim Roustabout, Knightly Valor, Bellows Lizard, Tavern Swindler, Slitherhead, Guild Feud, Mountain


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Armory Guard

Pack 3 pick 9: Search Warrant, Seek the Horizon, Plains, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Chorus of Might, Destroy the Evidence


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Stonefare Crocodile

Pack 3 pick 10: Dynacharge, Chemister's Trick, Conjured Currency, Forest, Knightly Valor, Gobbling Ooze


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Knightly Valor

Pack 3 pick 11: Downsize, Cremate, Horncaller's Chant, Soul Tithe, Swamp


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Soul Tithe

Pack 3 pick 12: Island, Dispel, Mind Rot, Horncaller's Chant


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Horncaller's Chant

Pack 3 pick 13: Island, Ethereal Armor, Axebane Stag (FOIL)


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Axebane Stag (FOIL)

Pack 3 pick 14: Forest, Knightly Valor


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Knightly Valor

Pack 3 pick 15: Island


My pick: Island

So I pondered for a bit, and this is the deck I came up with:

1 Armory Guard 2 Axebane Guardian 1 Centaur Healer 3 Centaur's Herald 1 Common Bond 1 Dryad Militant 2 Eyes in the Skies 7 Forest 1 Golgari Guildgate 1 Korozda Guildmage 5 Plains 1 Rites of Reaping 1 Selesnya Sentry 2 Sluiceway Scorpion 3 Stab Wound 2 Stonefare Crocodile 4 Swamp 1 Towering Indrik 1 Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

Which, as I mentioned in the previous posts, had some strong single cards but no real identity. Was it Selensya populate, Golgari salvage, Stabby Mc Stab Stab? Yes, as it worked out, it was stabby Mc Stab Stab. I was able to go 6-1 when the loss was in round 1, to the weakest deck I faced. I kept a 2 land hand and failed to draw a third land until turn 6, and my only remaining creature at that point was Centaur's Herald. So essentially I won a bunch of games off of Stab Wounds, 1 game off the Golgari Guildmage and 2 games off of Trostani and his endless supply of healing tokens (in both my opponent had one creature with a Stab Wound that could block, so I decided just to let that play out)

I still can't believe a Stab Wound tabled or that I got 3 of them in one deck, my previous max was 2. Not only that but in the final game my opponent would have been dead off of Stab Wound damage alone, had I played nothing else as I got an Unleashed Dead Reveler and a Lobber Crew on turns 3 and 4 respectively.
  

And it's still baffling to me how Thoughtflare went so late (that level of draw is rediculous in limited), and how you got a third to last Izzet Guildgate (was there really no deck that wanted this?).




Did an in person draft Friday night.  Somehow, there was a Thoughtflare as the last card in a pack in pack 1.  >.>  Of course, that was after my drafters shunted me into Selesnya with earlier picks (and then I proceeded to not get many more high quality Selesnya cards).  There was no good Rakdos floating around pack one, but by pack three...Let's just say with five cards left in the pack there should not be both Explosive Impact AND Assassin's Strike still there.

Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do.

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191752181 wrote:
All I'm saying is, I don't really see how she goes around petrifying swords and boots and especially mirrors. How the heck does she beat a Panoptic Mirror? It makes no sense for artifacts either. Or enchantments, for that matter. "Well, you see, Jimmy cast this spell to flood the mountain, but then the gorgon just looked at the water really hard and it went away."
Another Silentbobus epeen thread...  I go away for a few months and come back, and he's still at it.....
I am White/Black
Another Silentbobus epeen thread...  I go away for a few months and come back, and he's still at it.....



It's a consolidated thread for all of my 3-0 Return to Ravnica decks and drafts so that people can learn to become better drafters.
Alright, I am on a roll with 3-0s. I've already written up this one a bit in my first 6-0 thread, but here is how the draft went down:

Pack 1 pick 1: Annihilating Fire, Zanikev Locust, Azorius Charm, Wayfaring Temple, Plains, Knightly Valor, Tower Drake, Dispel, Pursuit of Flight, Centaur's Herald, Horncaller's Chant, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Sluiceway Scorpion, Destroy the Evidence, Gobbling Ooze

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Wayfaring Temple

Pack 1 pick 2: Sunspire Griffin, Drainpipe Vermin, Splatter Thug, Towering Indrik, Teleportal, Island, Giant Growth, Runewing, Perilous Shadow, Pursuit of Flight, Common Bond, Pyroconvergence, Heroes' Reunion, Underworld Connections


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Underworld Connections

Pack 1 pick 3: Seller of Songbirds, Armory Guard, Sewer Shambler, Deviant Glee, Rubbleback Rhino, Chemister's Trick, Golgari Guildgate, Golgari Decoy, Ogre Jailbreaker, Batterhorn, Coursers' Accord, Nivmagus Elemental, Mountain


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Ogre Jailbreaker

Pack 1 pick 4: Tenement Crasher, Trained Caracal, Sunspire Griffin, Inspiration, Forest, Trostani's Judgment, Perilous Shadow, Centaur's Herald, Urban Burgeoning, Common Bond, Hussar Patrol, Heroes' Reunion


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 1 pick 5: Tenement Crasher, Sunspire Griffin, Avenging Arrow, Grim Roustabout, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Selesnya Guildgate, Plains, Tower Drake, Dramatic Rescue, Golgari Longlegs


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Sunspire Griffin

Pack 1 pick 6: Brushstrider, Eyes in the Skies, Grim Roustabout, Chemister's Trick, Selesnya Guildgate, Forest, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Chorus of Might, Risen Sanctuary


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Eyes in the Skies

Pack 1 pick 7: Trained Caracal, Inspiration, Skull Rend, Vandalblast, Civic Saber, Stealer of Secrets, Urban Burgeoning, Hussar Patrol, Forest


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Civic Saber

Pack 1 pick 8: Concordia Pegasus, Armory Guard, Inaction Injunction, Cremate, Drudge Beetle, Mountain, Racecourse Fury, Essence Backlash


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Concordia Pegasus

Pack 1 pick 9: Plains, Knightly Valor, Tower Drake, Dispel, Horncaller's Chant, Destroy the Evidence, Gobbling Ooze


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Gobbling Ooze

Pack 1 pick 10: Sunspire Griffin, Drainpipe Vermin, Island, Runewing, Common Bond, Heroes' Reunion


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Sunspire Griffin

Pack 1 pick 11: Armory Guard, Chemister's Trick, Batterhorn, Coursers' Accord, Mountain


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Armory Guard

Pack 1 pick 12: Trained Caracal, Forest, Urban Burgeoning, Heroes' Reunion


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Heroes' Reunion

Pack 1 pick 13: Terrus Wurm, Selesnya Guildgate, Plains


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Selesnya Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 14: Chemister's Trick, Forest


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Chemister's Trick

Pack 1 pick 15: Forest


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Forest

Pack 2 pick 1: Eyes in the Skies, Survey the Wreckage, Towering Indrik, Korozda Monitor, Stab Wound, Izzet Charm, Azorius Keyrune, Mountain, Knightly Valor, Runewing, Racecourse Fury, Axebane Stag, Coursers' Accord, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Search the City


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Stab Wound

Pack 2 pick 2: Mizzium Skin, Korozda Monitor, Aerial Predation, Trestle Troll, Selesnya Guildgate, Golgari Charm, Tablet of the Guilds, Trostani's Judgment, Dead Reveler, Catacomb Slug, Auger Spree, Deadbridge Goliath, New Prahv Guildmage, Mountain


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Deadbridge Goliath

Pack 2 pick 3: Azorius Arrester, Mizzium Skin, Daggerdrome Imp, Gatecreeper Vine, Aerial Predation, Dryad Militant, Swamp, Catacomb Slug, Cobblebrute, Hussar Patrol, Sphere of Safety, Savage Surge, Izzet Guildgate


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Dryad Militant

Pack 2 pick 4: Trained Caracal, Downsize, Daggerdrome Imp, Search Warrant, Island, Giant Growth, Chronic Flooding, Axebane Guardian, Dramatic Rescue (FOIL), Security Blockade, Shrieking Affliction, Thoughtflare


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Axebane Guardian

Pack 2 pick 5: Tenement Crasher, Eyes in the Skies, Azorius Guildgate, Fencing Ace, Vandalblast, Treasured Find, Forest, Runewing, Perilous Shadow, Chorus of Might, Common Bond


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Eyes in the Skies

Pack 2 pick 6: Crosstown Courier, Terrus Wurm, Trestle Troll, Golgari Guildgate, Fencing Ace, Swamp, Doorkeeper, Mind Rot, Hover Barrier, Rites of Reaping


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Trestle Troll

Pack 2 pick 7: Azorius Arrester, Crosstown Courier, Drainpipe Vermin, Chemister's Trick, Island, Giant Growth, Pursuit of Flight, Axebane Guardian, Coursers' Accord


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Axebane Guardian

Pack 2 pick 8: Rootborn Defenses, Mizzium Skin, Grisly Salvage, Phantom General, Island (FOIL), Swamp, Perilous Shadow, Urban Burgeoning


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Phantom General

Pack 2 pick 9: Survey the Wreckage, Korozda Monitor, Mountain, Knightly Valor, Racecourse Fury, Axebane Stag, Search the City


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Korozda Monitor

Pack 2 pick 10: Aerial Predation, Trestle Troll, Golgari Charm, Tablet of the Guilds, Catacomb Slug, Mountain


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Trestle Troll

Pack 2 pick 11: Mizzium Skin, Aerial Predation, Swamp, Catacomb Slug, Sphere of Safety


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Aerial Predation

Pack 2 pick 12: Trained Caracal, Search Warrant, Island, Shrieking Affliction


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Shrieking Affliction

Pack 2 pick 13: Forest, Runewing, Chorus of Might


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Chorus of Might

Pack 2 pick 14: Swamp, Doorkeeper


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Doorkeeper

Pack 2 pick 15: Island


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Island

Pack 3 pick 1: Seller of Songbirds, Armory Guard, Sewer Shambler, Gatecreeper Vine, Rubbleback Rhino, Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage, Cancel, Bellows Lizard, Gore-House Chainwalker, Coursers' Accord, Dramatic Rescue, Goblin Rally, Grave Betrayal, Nivix Guildmage, Swamp


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Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage

Pack 3 pick 2: Tenement Crasher, Grim Roustabout, Electrickery, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Azorius Guildgate, Rix Maadi Guildmage, Plains, Stealer of Secrets, Runewing, Paralyzing Grasp, Chorus of Might, Dramatic Rescue, Psychic Spiral, Slitherhead


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Slitherhead

Pack 3 pick 3: Azorius Arrester, Daggerdrome Imp, Survey the Wreckage, Chemister's Trick, Golgari Decoy, Sphinx's Revelation, Isperia's Skywatch, Axebane Stag, Transguild Promenade, Slum Reaper, Lobber Crew, Izzet Guildgate, Forest


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Sphinx's Revelation

Pack 3 pick 4: Crosstown Courier, Electrickery, Grisly Salvage, Fall of the Gavel, Frostburn Weird, Mountain, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Centaur's Herald, Druid's Deliverance, Psychic Spiral, Rites of Reaping


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 3 pick 5: Concordia Pegasus, Inaction Injunction, Dynacharge, Goblin Electromancer, Teleportal, Mountain, Ethereal Armor, Paralyzing Grasp, Faerie Impostor, Destroy the Evidence, Slitherhead


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Concordia Pegasus

Pack 3 pick 6: Keening Apparition, Inaction Injunction, Goblin Electromancer, Seek the Horizon, Rest in Peace, Island, Ogre Jailbreaker, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag, Izzet Guildgate


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Ogre Jailbreaker

Pack 3 pick 7: Armory Guard, Tablet of the Guilds, Cancel, Island, Tower Drake, Bellows Lizard, Horncaller's Chant, Sundering Growth, Bazaar Krovod


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Sundering Growth

Pack 3 pick 8: Swift Justice, Drainpipe Vermin, Goblin Electromancer, Blistercoil Weird, Azorius Guildgate, Stealer of Secrets, Cobblebrute, Island


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Azorius Guildgate

Pack 3 pick 9: Seller of Songbirds, Armory Guard, Cancel, Bellows Lizard, Coursers' Accord, Goblin Rally, Swamp


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Coursers' Accord

Pack 3 pick 10: Plains, Stealer of Secrets, Runewing, Paralyzing Grasp, Chorus of Might, Psychic Spiral


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Runewing

Pack 3 pick 11: Survey the Wreckage, Chemister's Trick, Axebane Stag, Izzet Guildgate, Forest


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Axebane Stag

Pack 3 pick 12: Crosstown Courier, Fall of the Gavel, Mountain, Psychic Spiral


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Fall of the Gavel

Pack 3 pick 13: Goblin Electromancer, Mountain, Paralyzing Grasp


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Paralyzing Grasp

Pack 3 pick 14: Island, Catacomb Slug


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Catacomb Slug

Pack 3 pick 15: Island


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So the deck I got was:

2 Axebane Guardian 1 Azorius Guildgate 2 Centaur's Herald 1 Civic Saber 1 Concordia Pegasus 1 Coursers' Accord 1 Deadbridge Goliath 1 Dryad Militant 2 Eyes in the Skies 7 Forest 1 Korozda Monitor 2 Ogre Jailbreaker 1 Phantom General 4 Plains 1 Selesnya Guildgate 1 Stab Wound 1 Sundering Growth 2 Sunspire Griffin 4 Swamp 2 Trestle Troll 1 Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage 1 Wayfaring Temple

It was very sad to cut the Underworld Connections, but such is the price of 6-0 consistancy. I am really liking Selensya + on guild splash in this format. Oh, and I almost forgot, the most dramatic win was due to casting Sundering Growth during my opponent's attack step, on my opponent's Collective Blessing That was the most dramatic flip from "Can't win" to "Can't Loss" I have ever experienced.
At the beginning of RtR I was worried I couldn't keep up the 5-1 pace I had set at the beginning of M13, but so far that's exactly what I've done. My latest deck was very similar to the other 3-0s, but I'll post the draft so you can play along at home:

Pack 1 pick 1: Armory Guard, Inspiration, Splatter Thug, Survey the Wreckage (FOIL), Izzet Charm, Golgari Keyrune, Island, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Dead Reveler, Centaur's Herald, Urban Burgeoning, Sluiceway Scorpion, Skyline Predator, Deadbridge Goliath

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Deadbridge Goliath

Pack 1 pick 2: Trained Caracal, Concordia Pegasus, Downsize, Trestle Troll, Rakdos Guildgate, Minotaur Aggressor, Frostburn Weird, Civic Saber, Azorius Keyrune, Mountain, Doorkeeper, Chronic Flooding, Pursuit of Flight, Axebane Guardian


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Axebane Guardian

Pack 1 pick 3: Selesnya Sentry, Avenging Arrow, Crosstown Courier, Downsize, Daggerdrome Imp, Launch Party, Search Warrant, Teleportal, Island, Explosive Impact, Stonefare Crocodile, Axebane Guardian (FOIL), Oak Street Innkeeper


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Axebane Guardian (FOIL)

Pack 1 pick 4: Tenement Crasher, Rootborn Defenses, Rest in Peace, Rakdos Ringleader, Mountain, Paralyzing Grasp, Perilous Shadow, Catacomb Slug, Cobblebrute, Centaur's Herald, Axebane Stag, Hussar Patrol


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 1 pick 5: Avenging Arrow, Inaction Injunction, Deviant Glee, Grisly Salvage, Island, Axebane Stag, Soul Tithe, Shrieking Affliction, Destroy the Evidence, Call of the Conclave, Izzet Guildgate


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Call of the Conclave

Pack 1 pick 6: Keening Apparition, Swift Justice, Inaction Injunction, Electrickery, Plains, Druid's Deliverance, Dramatic Rescue, Gobbling Ooze, Slitherhead, Izzet Guildgate


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Keening Apparition

Pack 1 pick 7: Concordia Pegasus, Terrus Wurm, Golgari Guildgate, Cancel, Forest, Cobblebrute, Destroy the Evidence, Lobber Crew, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Concordia Pegasus

Pack 1 pick 8: Tenement Crasher, Rootborn Defenses, Forest, Perilous Shadow, Cobblebrute, Traitorous Instinct, Transguild Promenade, Heroes' Reunion


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Transguild Promenade

Pack 1 pick 9: Inspiration, Survey the Wreckage (FOIL), Island, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Centaur's Herald, Urban Burgeoning


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 1 pick 10: Trained Caracal, Concordia Pegasus, Downsize, Minotaur Aggressor, Mountain, Chronic Flooding


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Concordia Pegasus

Pack 1 pick 11: Selesnya Sentry, Avenging Arrow, Downsize, Search Warrant, Island


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Avenging Arrow

Pack 1 pick 12: Rakdos Ringleader, Mountain, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag


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Axebane Stag

Pack 1 pick 13: Island, Axebane Stag, Destroy the Evidence


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Axebane Stag

Pack 1 pick 14: Swift Justice, Plains


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Swift Justice

Pack 1 pick 15: Forest


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Forest

Pack 2 pick 1: Aquus Steed, Azorius Arrester, Crosstown Courier, Daggerdrome Imp, Dynacharge, Gatecreeper Vine, Blistercoil Weird, Skull Rend, Selesnya Charm, Mountain, Giant Growth, Isperia's Skywatch, Golgari Longlegs, Death's Presence, Izzet Guildgate


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Death's Presence

Pack 2 pick 2: Seller of Songbirds, Deviant Glee, Viashino Racketeer, Gatecreeper Vine, Centaur Healer, Golgari Guildgate, Selesnya Keyrune, Forest, Voidwielder, Dispel, Essence Backlash, Street Spasm, Risen Sanctuary, Rites of Reaping (FOIL)


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Centaur Healer

Pack 2 pick 3: Azorius Arrester, Seller of Songbirds, Armory Guard, Mizzium Skin, Sewer Shambler, Aerial Predation, Chemister's Trick, Azorius Charm, Pithing Needle, Forest, Coursers' Accord, Skyline Predator, Goblin Rally


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Azorius Arrester

Pack 2 pick 4: Trained Caracal, Selesnya Sentry, Survey the Wreckage, Rubbleback Rhino, Aerial Predation, Search Warrant, Lyev Skyknight, Swamp, Voidwielder, Batterhorn, Tavern Swindler, Savage Surge


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Lyev Skyknight

Pack 2 pick 5: Inspiration, Splatter Thug, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Vandalblast, Golgari Charm, Slaughter Games, Dead Reveler, Traitorous Instinct, Druid's Deliverance, Dramatic Rescue, Island


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Druid's Deliverance

Pack 2 pick 6: Swift Justice, Electrickery, Korozda Monitor, Centaur Healer, Selesnya Guildgate, Plains, Runewing, Druid's Deliverance, Slum Reaper, Guild Feud


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Centaur Healer

Pack 2 pick 7: Seller of Songbirds, Drainpipe Vermin, Rubbleback Rhino, Swamp, Ethereal Armor, Batterhorn, Common Bond, Soul Tithe, Tavern Swindler


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Common Bond

Pack 2 pick 8: Brushstrider, Terrus Wurm, Cremate, Vassal Soul, Skull Rend, Golgari Guildgate, Cancel, Forest


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Brushstrider

Pack 2 pick 9: Crosstown Courier, Daggerdrome Imp, Dynacharge, Skull Rend, Mountain, Giant Growth, Isperia's Skywatch


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Giant Growth

Pack 2 pick 10: Seller of Songbirds, Gatecreeper Vine, Golgari Guildgate, Selesnya Keyrune, Forest, Dispel


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Selesnya Keyrune

Pack 2 pick 11: Seller of Songbirds, Armory Guard, Mizzium Skin, Chemister's Trick, Forest


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Seller of Songbirds

Pack 2 pick 12: Trained Caracal, Survey the Wreckage, Aerial Predation, Swamp


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Aerial Predation

Pack 2 pick 13: Rakdos Shred-Freak, Vandalblast, Island


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Rakdos Shred-Freak

Pack 2 pick 14: Swift Justice, Plains


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Swift Justice

Pack 2 pick 15: Swamp


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Swamp

Pack 3 pick 1: Trained Caracal, Concordia Pegasus, Downsize, Survey the Wreckage, Aerial Predation, Goblin Electromancer, Trestle Troll, Rakdos Guildgate, Thrill-Kill Assassin, Dark Revenant, Teleportal, Loxodon Smiter, Island, Doorkeeper, Axebane Guardian


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Loxodon Smiter

Pack 3 pick 2: Sewer Shambler, Drudge Beetle, Goblin Electromancer, Fencing Ace, Ethereal Armor, Doorkeeper, Mind Rot, Pursuit of Flight, Sundering Growth, Security Blockade, Lobber Crew, Mercurial Chemister, Izzet Guildgate (FOIL), Swamp


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Mercurial Chemister

Pack 3 pick 3: Terrus Wurm, Electrickery, Goblin Electromancer, Vandalblast, Azorius Charm, Izzet Keyrune, Swamp, Tower Drake, Perilous Shadow, Cobblebrute, Centaur's Herald, Chorus of Might, Destroy the Evidence


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 3 pick 4: Crosstown Courier, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Goblin Electromancer, Trestle Troll, Golgari Guildgate, Dark Revenant, Civic Saber, Forest, Giant Growth, Stealer of Secrets, Thoughtflare


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Civic Saber

Pack 3 pick 5: Drainpipe Vermin, Vassal Soul, Azorius Guildgate, Fencing Ace, Treasured Find, Mountain, Giant Growth, Tower Drake, Dead Reveler, Pursuit of Flight, Sundering Growth


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Vassal Soul

Pack 3 pick 6: Trained Caracal, Downsize, Cremate, Viashino Racketeer, Gatecreeper Vine, Skull Rend, Chronic Flooding, Racecourse Fury, Pursuit of Flight, Mountain


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Gatecreeper Vine

Pack 3 pick 7: Treasured Find, Swamp, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Dispel, Bellows Lizard, Horncaller's Chant, Bazaar Krovod, Gobbling Ooze


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Knightly Valor

Pack 3 pick 8: Armory Guard, Mizzium Skin, Aerial Predation, Golgari Charm, Plains, Isperia's Skywatch, Catacomb Slug, Search the City


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Aerial Predation

Pack 3 pick 9: Trained Caracal, Concordia Pegasus, Downsize, Survey the Wreckage, Trestle Troll, Dark Revenant, Island


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Concordia Pegasus

Pack 3 pick 10: Drudge Beetle, Ethereal Armor, Mind Rot, Pursuit of Flight, Sundering Growth, Swamp


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Sundering Growth

Pack 3 pick 11: Terrus Wurm, Vandalblast, Swamp, Cobblebrute, Destroy the Evidence


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Cobblebrute

Pack 3 pick 12: Dynacharge, Goblin Electromancer, Trestle Troll, Forest


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Trestle Troll

Pack 3 pick 13: Drainpipe Vermin, Fencing Ace, Mountain


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Fencing Ace

Pack 3 pick 14: Trained Caracal, Mountain


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Trained Caracal

Pack 3 pick 15: Swamp


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So I ended up in straight Selensya:

1 Avenging Arrow 1 Brushstrider 1 Call of the Conclave 2 Centaur Healer 3 Centaur's Herald 1 Civic Saber 1 Common Bond 3 Concordia Pegasus 1 Deadbridge Goliath 1 Death's Presence 1 Fencing Ace 8 Forest 1 Giant Growth 1 Keening Apparition 1 Knightly Valor 1 Loxodon Smiter 9 Plains 1 Selesnya Keyrune 1 Sundering Growth 1 Vassal Soul

So I was very surprised to face another straight Selensya deck in round 2. Alas, I ended up going 6-3. The first loss was to mana flood, the second was to mana flood, and the third was to misclicking online with a Sundering Growth, such that I killed the Selensya Keyrune I used to activate it with instead of my opponent's Civic Saber. I'm still not entirely sure how this happened, but my attention was divided at the time. It was a 4 card swing, his equipped Slatterthug did not die, my Centaur did, the Civic Saber did not die, and my Selensya keyrune did. Oh well, at least I got a centaur token out of it and nearly pulled out a win regardless. Which was probably more fair, since my opponent lost two games to mana flood of which one he might have been able to pull out, but Rakdos is a terrible matchup vs Selensya.

Speaking of mana flood, I've noticed based on my own records that it is happening far more often than in any other other set. I think this is primarily due to my reluctance to keep hands that look like they won't draw appropriate mana, and my reluctance to dump hands that do have the proper mana (except for 6 and 7 landers, of course which I hit this time around) But so far I've hit mana flood over 4x as often as mana short. Another note, Centaur's Herald is just about the worst possible card for Rakdos to deal with, and a late Mizzium Mortars or Street Spasm is just about the worst card for Selensya to deal with.
  
It's been awhile, the last 3 decks previous to this one failed to end 3-0. But I liked this one quite a bit, it wasn't really as Dreadfully Boring as I made it out to be:


Pack 1 pick 1: Azorius Arrester, Swift Justice, Mizzium Skin (FOIL), Terrus Wurm, Rubbleback Rhino, Golgari Guildgate, Frostburn Weird, Dreadbore, Korozda Guildmage, Mountain, Mind Rot, Explosive Impact, Sundering Growth, Soulsworn Spirit, Street Sweeper


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Dreadbore
Pack 1 pick 2: Sunspire Griffin, Drainpipe Vermin, Splatter Thug, Skull Rend, Selesnya Charm, Island, Ethereal Armor, Perilous Shadow, Racecourse Fury, Pursuit of Flight, Centaur's Herald, Coursers' Accord, Destroy the Evidence, Death's Presence

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Splatter Thug
Pack 1 pick 3: Aquus Steed, Eyes in the Skies, Arrest, Mizzium Skin, Annihilating Fire, Mountain, Trostani's Judgment, Runewing, Perilous Shadow, Catacomb Slug, Centaur's Herald, Coursers' Accord, Call of the Conclave

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Annihilating Fire
Pack 1 pick 4: Trained Caracal, Inspiration, Survey the Wreckage, Korozda Monitor, Grisly Salvage, Stab Wound, Rakdos Charm, Forest, Knightly Valor, Runewing, Urban Burgeoning, Hussar Patrol

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Stab Wound
Pack 1 pick 5: Mizzium Skin, Daggerdrome Imp, Dynacharge, Goblin Electromancer, Civic Saber, Mountain, Isperia's Skywatch, Urban Burgeoning, Common Bond, Goblin Rally, Izzet Guildgate

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Civic Saber
Pack 1 pick 6: Swift Justice, Rakdos Guildgate, Cancel, Swamp, Voidwielder, Ogre Jailbreaker, Horncaller's Chant, Hover Barrier, Pyroconvergence, Cryptborn Horror

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Ogre Jailbreaker
Pack 1 pick 7: Tenement Crasher, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Golgari Guildgate, Golgari Keyrune, Perilous Shadow, Bazaar Krovod, Volatile Rig, Mountain

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Volatile Rig
Pack 1 pick 8: Inaction Injunction, Drainpipe Vermin, Aerial Predation, Blustersquall, Plains, Chronic Flooding, Batterhorn, Shrieking Affliction

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Batterhorn
Pack 1 pick 9: Swift Justice, Mizzium Skin (FOIL), Terrus Wurm, Golgari Guildgate, Mountain, Mind Rot, Street Sweeper

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Golgari Guildgate
Pack 1 pick 10: Drainpipe Vermin, Skull Rend, Island, Racecourse Fury, Destroy the Evidence, Death's Presence

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Death's Presence
Pack 1 pick 11: Aquus Steed, Mizzium Skin, Mountain, Perilous Shadow, Catacomb Slug

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Perilous Shadow
Pack 1 pick 12: Survey the Wreckage, Rakdos Charm, Forest, Urban Burgeoning

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Rakdos Charm
Pack 1 pick 13: Mizzium Skin, Mountain, Goblin Rally

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Goblin Rally
Pack 1 pick 14: Swamp, Cryptborn Horror

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Cryptborn Horror
Pack 1 pick 15: Mountain

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Mountain
Pack 2 pick 1: Armory Guard, Deviant Glee, Annihilating Fire, Korozda Monitor, Selesnya Guildgate, Rakdos Cackler, Wayfaring Temple, Forest, Trostani's Judgment, Dead Reveler, Urban Burgeoning, Common Bond, Golgari Longlegs, Soulsworn Spirit, Psychic Spiral

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Rakdos Cackler
Pack 2 pick 2: Annihilating Fire, Chemister's Trick, Slaughter Games, Forest, Knightly Valor, Ethereal Armor, Tower Drake, Paralyzing Grasp, Centaur's Herald, Chorus of Might, Golgari Longlegs, Hover Barrier, Destroy the Evidence, Oak Street Innkeeper

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Annihilating Fire
Pack 2 pick 3: Avenging Arrow, Grim Roustabout, Terrus Wurm, Splatter Thug, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Selesnya Guildgate, Plains, Forest (FOIL), Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Sundering Growth, Bloodfray Giant, Slime Molding

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Bloodfray Giant
Pack 2 pick 4: Towering Indrik, Azorius Guildgate, Stab Wound, Vandalblast, Golgari Decoy, Ethereal Armor, Tower Drake, Dead Reveler, Pursuit of Flight, Druid's Deliverance, Common Bond, Island

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Stab Wound
Pack 2 pick 5: Keening Apparition, Concordia Pegasus (FOIL), Mizzium Skin, Inaction Injunction, Dynacharge, Skull Rend, Fencing Ace, Syncopate, Mountain, Stonefare Crocodile, Epic Experiment

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Epic Experiment
Pack 2 pick 6: Rootborn Defenses, Launch Party, Vassal Soul, Trestle Troll, Dark Revenant, Swamp, Dead Reveler, Catacomb Slug, Slitherhead, Underworld Connections

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Dead Reveler
Pack 2 pick 7: Crosstown Courier, Inaction Injunction, Dynacharge, Swamp, Isperia's Skywatch, Ogre Jailbreaker, Hussar Patrol, Slum Reaper, Izzet Guildgate

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Ogre Jailbreaker
Pack 2 pick 8: Daggerdrome Imp, Rakdos Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Korozda Guildmage, Mountain, Doorkeeper, Dispel, Stonefare Crocodile

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Rakdos Guildgate
Pack 2 pick 9: Armory Guard, Deviant Glee, Korozda Monitor, Forest, Urban Burgeoning, Golgari Longlegs, Psychic Spiral

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Golgari Longlegs
Pack 2 pick 10: Slaughter Games, Forest, Tower Drake, Paralyzing Grasp, Chorus of Might, Destroy the Evidence

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Slaughter Games
Pack 2 pick 11: Grim Roustabout, Terrus Wurm, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Plains, Forest (FOIL)

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Rakdos Shred-Freak
Pack 2 pick 12: Towering Indrik, Vandalblast, Tower Drake, Island

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Vandalblast
Pack 2 pick 13: Mizzium Skin, Skull Rend, Mountain

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Skull Rend
Pack 2 pick 14: Swamp, Catacomb Slug

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Pack 2 pick 15: Swamp

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Swamp
Pack 3 pick 1: Concordia Pegasus, Eyes in the Skies, Chemister's Trick, Rakdos Cackler, Dreadbore (FOIL), Plains, Gore-House Chainwalker, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Sluiceway Scorpion, Sphere of Safety, Destroy the Evidence, Lobber Crew, Savage Surge, Grave Betrayal

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Dreadbore (FOIL)
Pack 3 pick 2: Azorius Arrester, Eyes in the Skies, Inspiration, Rubbleback Rhino, Search Warrant, Minotaur Aggressor, Hellhole Flailer, Mizzium Mortars, Isperia's Skywatch, Ogre Jailbreaker, Traitorous Instinct, Explosive Impact, Auger Spree, Plains

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Mizzium Mortars
Pack 3 pick 3: Seller of Songbirds, Avenging Arrow, Crosstown Courier, Launch Party, Lyev Skyknight, Frostburn Weird, Rakdos Charm, Plains, Dispel, Bellows Lizard, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Savage Surge, Search the City

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Spawn of Rix Maadi
Pack 3 pick 4: Sewer Shambler, Electrickery, Rubbleback Rhino, Blustersquall, Judge's Familiar, Island, Paralyzing Grasp, Gore-House Chainwalker, Batterhorn, Axebane Stag, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Firemind's Foresight

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Gore-House Chainwalker
Pack 3 pick 5: Tenement Crasher, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Treasured Find, Plains, Runewing, Perilous Shadow, Chorus of Might, Essence Backlash, Golgari Longlegs, Gobbling Ooze

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Golgari Longlegs
Pack 3 pick 6: Daggerdrome Imp, Electrickery, Goblin Electromancer, Blistercoil Weird, Grisly Salvage, Counterflux, Island, Paralyzing Grasp, Destroy the Evidence, Lobber Crew

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Lobber Crew
Pack 3 pick 7: Rakdos Shred-Freak, Grisly Salvage, Azorius Guildgate, Tablet of the Guilds, Izzet Keyrune, Swamp, Stealer of Secrets, Chronic Flooding, Traitorous Instinct

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Rakdos Shred-Freak
Pack 3 pick 8: Tenement Crasher, Swift Justice, Grim Roustabout, Golgari Keyrune, Cancel, Island, Cobblebrute, Horncaller's Chant

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Grim Roustabout
Pack 3 pick 9: Chemister's Trick, Plains, Gore-House Chainwalker, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Sluiceway Scorpion, Destroy the Evidence

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Gore-House Chainwalker
Pack 3 pick 10: Inspiration, Search Warrant, Ogre Jailbreaker, Traitorous Instinct, Explosive Impact, Plains

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Explosive Impact
Pack 3 pick 11: Crosstown Courier, Rakdos Charm, Plains, Bellows Lizard, Search the City

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Rakdos Charm
Pack 3 pick 12: Electrickery, Island, Batterhorn, Firemind's Foresight

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Electrickery
Pack 3 pick 13: Tenement Crasher, Terrus Wurm, Plains

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Tenement Crasher
Pack 3 pick 14: Island, Destroy the Evidence

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Destroy the Evidence
Pack 3 pick 15: Swamp

My pick: Swamp

So if you can believe it, I dropped a game with this deck. Game 1 I made a serious error in judgement, not using Dreadbore on my opponent's Axebane Guardian. My resoning was that his Axebane couldn't block and live vs either of my guys, so I might as well wait and kill what he played. Of course he played a Rubbleback Rhino, which he enchanted with Knightly Valor a turn later. That coupled with light mana short meant I lost game 1. But I won all of the others, most of them decisively. Droping 4-6 power worth of creatures and then removing everything your opponent plays is a thing. Here is the deck I ran:

1 Golgari Guildgate 9 Mountain 1 Rakdos Guildgate 6 Swamp
1 Civic Saber 1 Rakdos Cackler
1 Grim Roustabout 2 Gore-House Chainwalker 1 Mizzium Mortars 2 Rakdos Shred-Freak 2 Dreadbore
1 Dead Reveler 2 Stab Wound 1 Lobber Crew 1 Splatter Thug 2 Annihilating Fire
1 Volatile Rig 1 Ogre Jailbreaker 1 Bloodfray Giant
1 Golgari Longlegs 1 Spawn of Rix Maadi
1 Explosive Impact

I obliterated the Rakdos deck I faced in round 2. I won a decisive game one against the Izzet deck in the next round (Cackler->Shred->Shred->Bore). The final game I was winning the whole game, but I kept a 2 land hand and got stuck on 3 lands, which meant I couldn't play the Blood-fray Giant which would have blown him out. Luckily I drew that fourth land eventaully and had the good sense to play Ogre Jailbreaker instead, because my opponent would have killed me with his Tenement Crasher otherwise. Two swings later and he was done. It was pretty funny that an Izzet deck got me that close to death with Lobber, Essence Purge and Traiterous Act as the only offense.
Wow, it's been a long time since I got a 3-0 deck, and I had a lot of 1-2s and 2-1s in between, but I finally got another RtR 3-0, and this was a good one. Here is how the draft shook out:


Pack 1 pick 1: Concordia Pegasus, Downsize, Terrus Wurm, Cremate, Golgari Guildgate, Minotaur Aggressor, Dreg Mangler, Civic Saber, Cancel, Forest, Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius, Batterhorn, Axebane Guardian, Dramatic Rescue, Sluiceway Scorpion


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Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius

Pack 1 pick 2: Rootborn Defenses, Deviant Glee, Annihilating Fire, Towering Indrik, Chemister's Trick, Azorius Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Stab Wound, Dryad Militant, Lyev Skyknight, Forest, Dispel, Golgari Longlegs, Street Spasm


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Street Spasm

Pack 1 pick 3: Seller of Songbirds, Launch Party, Blustersquall, Minotaur Aggressor, Doorkeeper, Catacomb Slug, Mind Rot, Axebane Stag, Common Bond, Hussar Patrol, Lobber Crew, Cryptborn Horror, Mountain


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Lobber Crew

Pack 1 pick 4: Tenement Crasher, Eyes in the Skies, Sunspire Griffin, Survey the Wreckage, Azorius Guildgate, Plains, Perilous Shadow, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag, Coursers' Accord, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Hover Barrier


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Hover Barrier

Pack 1 pick 5: Keening Apparition, Avenging Arrow, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Rubbleback Rhino, Minotaur Aggressor, Island, Isperia's Skywatch, Essence Backlash, Sluiceway Scorpion, Izzet Guildgate


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Izzet Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 6: Seller of Songbirds, Swift Justice, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Gatecreeper Vine, Skull Rend, Civic Saber, Cancel, Forest, Gobbling Ooze


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Civic Saber

Pack 1 pick 7: Swift Justice, Drainpipe Vermin, Towering Indrik, Syncopate (FOIL), Golgari Keyrune, Mountain, Horncaller's Chant, Sundering Growth, Pyroconvergence


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Syncopate (FOIL)

Pack 1 pick 8: Swift Justice, Drudge Beetle, Golgari Guildgate, Tablet of the Guilds, Plains, Druid's Deliverance, Essence Backlash, Havoc Festival


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Essence Backlash

Pack 1 pick 9: Downsize, Terrus Wurm, Cremate, Golgari Guildgate, Minotaur Aggressor, Forest, Batterhorn


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Batterhorn

Pack 1 pick 10: Rootborn Defenses, Deviant Glee, Towering Indrik, Forest, Dispel, Golgari Longlegs


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Dispel

Pack 1 pick 11: Minotaur Aggressor, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag, Common Bond, Mountain


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Minotaur Aggressor

Pack 1 pick 12: Survey the Wreckage, Plains, Catacomb Slug, Axebane Stag


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Survey the Wreckage

Pack 1 pick 13: Terrus Wurm, Rubbleback Rhino, Island


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Rubbleback Rhino

Pack 1 pick 14: Dynacharge, Forest


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Dynacharge

Pack 1 pick 15: Mountain


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Mountain

Pack 2 pick 1: Selesnya Sentry, Drainpipe Vermin, Drudge Beetle, Aerial Predation, Rakdos Guildgate, Lyev Skyknight, Codex Shredder, Abrupt Decay (FOIL), Swamp, Voidwielder, Chronic Flooding, Ogre Jailbreaker, Transguild Promenade, Goblin Rally, Utvara Hellkite


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Goblin Rally

Pack 2 pick 2: Azorius Arrester, Electrickery, Rubbleback Rhino, Centaur Healer, Mountain, Isperia's Skywatch, Paralyzing Grasp, Explosive Impact, Chorus of Might, Essence Backlash, Skyline Predator, Archweaver, Risen Sanctuary, Grave Betrayal


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Explosive Impact

Pack 2 pick 3: Swift Justice, Crosstown Courier, Daggerdrome Imp, Electrickery, Vassal Soul (FOIL), Selesnya Keyrune, Cancel, Plains, Doorkeeper, Cobblebrute, Stonefare Crocodile, Transguild Promenade, Sphinx of the Chimes


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Sphinx of the Chimes

Pack 2 pick 4: Seller of Songbirds, Selesnya Sentry, Armory Guard, Deviant Glee, Rubbleback Rhino, Golgari Guildgate, Phantom General, Plains, Batterhorn, Essence Backlash, Pyroconvergence, Skymark Roc


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Skymark Roc

Pack 2 pick 5: Swift Justice, Centaur Healer, Skull Rend, Syncopate, Cancel, Mountain, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Centaur's Herald, Horncaller's Chant, Heroes' Reunion


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Syncopate

Pack 2 pick 6: Drainpipe Vermin, Towering Indrik, Izzet Keyrune, Giant Growth, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Racecourse Fury, Pursuit of Flight, Common Bond, Mountain


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Izzet Keyrune

Pack 2 pick 7: Tenement Crasher, Trained Caracal, Survey the Wreckage, Goblin Electromancer, Grisly Salvage, Izzet Keyrune, Island, Runewing, Skyline Predator


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Izzet Keyrune

Pack 2 pick 8: Tenement Crasher, Crosstown Courier, Electrickery, Grisly Salvage, Rakdos Ringleader, Druid's Deliverance, Guild Feud, Plains


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Crosstown Courier

Pack 2 pick 9: Drainpipe Vermin, Aerial Predation, Codex Shredder, Swamp, Chronic Flooding, Ogre Jailbreaker, Transguild Promenade


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Ogre Jailbreaker

Pack 2 pick 10: Mountain, Paralyzing Grasp, Essence Backlash, Archweaver, Risen Sanctuary, Grave Betrayal


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Paralyzing Grasp

Pack 2 pick 11: Swift Justice, Crosstown Courier, Electrickery, Plains, Cobblebrute


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Cobblebrute

Pack 2 pick 12: Selesnya Sentry, Plains, Essence Backlash, Pyroconvergence


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Essence Backlash

Pack 2 pick 13: Swift Justice, Mountain, Heroes' Reunion


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Swift Justice

Pack 2 pick 14: Racecourse Fury, Mountain


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Racecourse Fury

Pack 2 pick 15: Island


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Island

Pack 3 pick 1: Sunspire Griffin (FOIL), Rakdos Guildgate, Carnival Hellsteed, Giant Growth, Doorkeeper, Chronic Flooding, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Axebane Guardian, Coursers' Accord, Essence Backlash, Faerie Impostor, Slitherhead, Nivix Guildmage, Mountain


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Nivix Guildmage

Pack 3 pick 2: Eyes in the Skies, Annihilating Fire, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Selesnya Guildgate, Rakdos Charm, Dreg Mangler, Island, Stealer of Secrets, Paralyzing Grasp, Dead Reveler, Chorus of Might, Common Bond, Street Sweeper, Deathrite Shaman


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Annihilating Fire

Pack 3 pick 3: Aquus Steed, Rootborn Defenses, Mizzium Skin, Splatter Thug, Dynacharge, Korozda Monitor, Goblin Electromancer, Trestle Troll, Stab Wound, Selesnya Keyrune, Plains, Urban Burgeoning, Tavern Swindler


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Splatter Thug

Pack 3 pick 4: Keening Apparition, Launch Party, Assassin's Strike, Goblin Electromancer, Zanikev Locust, Mountain, Catacomb Slug, Mind Rot, Explosive Impact, Axebane Stag, Sundering Growth, Gobbling Ooze


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Goblin Electromancer

Pack 3 pick 5: Selesnya Sentry, Downsize, Cremate, Launch Party, Viashino Racketeer, Bellows Lizard, Explosive Impact, Sundering Growth, Call of the Conclave, Mountain (FOIL), Island


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Explosive Impact

Pack 3 pick 6: Trained Caracal, Inspiration, Grim Roustabout, Splatter Thug, Towering Indrik, Selesnya Guildgate, Island, Urban Burgeoning, Common Bond, Rogue's Passage


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Splatter Thug

Pack 3 pick 7: Rootborn Defenses, Grisly Salvage, Forest, Trostani's Judgment, Stealer of Secrets, Dispel, Dead Reveler, Traitorous Instinct, Centaur's Herald


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Stealer of Secrets

Pack 3 pick 8: Keening Apparition, Inspiration, Search Warrant, Swamp, Mind Rot, Druid's Deliverance, Sluiceway Scorpion, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Inspiration

Pack 3 pick 9: Giant Growth, Chronic Flooding, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Coursers' Accord, Essence Backlash, Mountain


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Traitorous Instinct

Pack 3 pick 10: Rakdos Shred-Freak, Rakdos Charm, Island, Chorus of Might, Common Bond, Street Sweeper


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Rakdos Shred-Freak

Pack 3 pick 11: Aquus Steed, Rootborn Defenses, Dynacharge, Plains, Urban Burgeoning


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Aquus Steed

Pack 3 pick 12: Mountain, Catacomb Slug, Mind Rot, Gobbling Ooze


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Mind Rot

Pack 3 pick 13: Cremate, Bellows Lizard, Island


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Bellows Lizard

Pack 3 pick 14: Island, Urban Burgeoning


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Urban Burgeoning

Pack 3 pick 15: Forest


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I have a question. how do you propose I read your thread and gain information from it. Do you have a database with all pack combinations available? This seems like the only way that I will learn which card is good to draft at any given time. 
I have a question. how do you propose I read your thread and gain information from it. Do you have a database with all pack combinations available? This seems like the only way that I will learn which card is good to draft at any given time. 



No, but if you read the entire thread you can get a pretty good idea of which picks will be open from any given pack, which cards will table and how to build a winning deck. You can also go to the site called TappedOut, which has a very good section on this as well. By reading the site you can learn, for example, that Stab Wound is the first picked common in RtR.
So I got another 3-0 deck. This one got there by the longest route possible (6-3) and was quite interesting to draft. I could have imagined the deck turning out much differently had I made a different pick 1.


Pack 1 pick 1: Azorius Arrester, Daggerdrome Imp, Electrickery, Dark Revenant, Tablet of the Guilds, Carnival Hellsteed, Isperia's Skywatch, Paralyzing Grasp, Chorus of Might, Common Bond, Golgari Longlegs, Lobber Crew, Skymark Roc, Izzet Guildgate, Swamp


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Skymark Roc

Pack 1 pick 2: Sunspire Griffin, Armory Guard, Deviant Glee, Korozda Monitor, Trestle Troll, Selesnya Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Plains, Tower Drake, Transguild Promenade, Pyroconvergence (FOIL), Archweaver, Slitherhead, Havoc Festival


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Sunspire Griffin

Pack 1 pick 3: Keening Apparition, Crosstown Courier, Sewer Shambler, Viashino Racketeer, Dynacharge, Drudge Beetle, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Fall of the Gavel, Mountain, Giant Growth, Sundering Growth, Slum Reaper, Gobbling Ooze


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Keening Apparition

Pack 1 pick 4: Keening Apparition, Mizzium Skin, Inaction Injunction, Island (FOIL), Forest, Ogre Jailbreaker, Cobblebrute, Auger Spree, Sphere of Safety, Tavern Swindler, Wild Beastmaster, Izzet Guildgate


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Keening Apparition

Pack 1 pick 5: Grim Roustabout, Towering Indrik, Trestle Troll, Seek the Horizon, Teleportal, Plains, Runewing, Paralyzing Grasp, Traitorous Instinct, Chorus of Might, Coursers' Accord


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Teleportal

Pack 1 pick 6: Electrickery, Grisly Salvage, Izzet Staticaster, Swamp, Paralyzing Grasp, Catacomb Slug, Racecourse Fury, Axebane Stag, Chorus of Might, Destroy the Evidence


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Izzet Staticaster

Pack 1 pick 7: Tenement Crasher, Deviant Glee, Azorius Guildgate, Slaughter Games, Stealer of Secrets, Dispel, Essence Backlash, Golgari Longlegs, Plains


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Azorius Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 8: Drainpipe Vermin, Azorius Guildgate, Swamp, Ethereal Armor, Sluiceway Scorpion, Bazaar Krovod, Risen Sanctuary, Mana Bloom


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Ethereal Armor

Pack 1 pick 9: Electrickery, Dark Revenant, Tablet of the Guilds, Chorus of Might, Golgari Longlegs, Izzet Guildgate, Swamp


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Izzet Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 10: Armory Guard, Trestle Troll, Plains, Pyroconvergence (FOIL), Archweaver, Havoc Festival


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Armory Guard

Pack 1 pick 11: Viashino Racketeer, Dynacharge, Fall of the Gavel, Mountain, Gobbling Ooze


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Viashino Racketeer

Pack 1 pick 12: Mizzium Skin, Island (FOIL), Forest, Tavern Swindler


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Mizzium Skin

Pack 1 pick 13: Seek the Horizon, Plains, Chorus of Might


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Seek the Horizon

Pack 1 pick 14: Racecourse Fury, Destroy the Evidence


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Racecourse Fury

Pack 1 pick 15: Plains


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Plains

Pack 2 pick 1: Keening Apparition, Crosstown Courier, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Rubbleback Rhino, Izzet Charm, Codex Shredder, Mountain, Isperia's Skywatch, Ogre Jailbreaker, Essence Backlash, Golgari Longlegs, Goblin Rally, Firemind's Foresight, Izzet Guildgate


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Izzet Charm

Pack 2 pick 2: Brushstrider, Avenging Arrow, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Skull Rend, Lyev Skyknight, Golgari Keyrune, Island, Isperia's Skywatch, Axebane Stag, Coursers' Accord, Lobber Crew, Growing Ranks, Izzet Guildgate


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Lyev Skyknight

Pack 2 pick 3: Aquus Steed, Trained Caracal, Concordia Pegasus, Downsize, Inspiration, Cremate, Vassal Soul, Island, Cobblebrute, Batterhorn, Axebane Guardian, Urban Burgeoning, Tavern Swindler


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Vassal Soul

Pack 2 pick 4: Armory Guard, Mizzium Skin, Grim Roustabout, Towering Indrik, Aerial Predation, Search Warrant, Selesnya Guildgate, Dryad Militant, Bellows Lizard, Psychic Spiral, Grove of the Guardian, Forest


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Dryad Militant

Pack 2 pick 5: Swift Justice, Inaction Injunction, Drainpipe Vermin, Rakdos Guildgate, Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage, Cancel, Mountain, Voidwielder, Horncaller's Chant, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Voidwielder

Pack 2 pick 6: Rootborn Defenses, Rakdos Charm, Archon of the Triumvirate, Mountain, Runewing, Perilous Shadow, Centaur's Herald, Urban Burgeoning, Sundering Growth, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Archon of the Triumvirate

Pack 2 pick 7: Survey the Wreckage, Towering Indrik, Aerial Predation, Swamp, Stealer of Secrets, Runewing, Chronic Flooding, Sundering Growth, Sluiceway Scorpion


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Runewing

Pack 2 pick 8: Rootborn Defenses, Guttersnipe, Rakdos Ringleader, Forest, Doorkeeper, Dispel, Stonefare Crocodile, Shrieking Affliction


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Guttersnipe

Pack 2 pick 9: Crosstown Courier, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Codex Shredder, Mountain, Isperia's Skywatch, Essence Backlash


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Isperia's Skywatch

Pack 2 pick 10: Avenging Arrow, Terrus Wurm, Skull Rend, Island, Axebane Stag, Coursers' Accord


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Avenging Arrow

Pack 2 pick 11: Trained Caracal, Downsize, Cremate, Island, Urban Burgeoning


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Downsize

Pack 2 pick 12: Search Warrant, Bellows Lizard, Psychic Spiral, Forest


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Bellows Lizard

Pack 2 pick 13: Mountain, Horncaller's Chant, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Horncaller's Chant

Pack 2 pick 14: Mountain, Urban Burgeoning


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Urban Burgeoning

Pack 2 pick 15: Swamp


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Swamp

Pack 3 pick 1: Eyes in the Skies, Seller of Songbirds, Sewer Shambler, Survey the Wreckage, Gatecreeper Vine, Rubbleback Rhino, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Grisly Salvage, Golgari Charm, Pithing Needle, Gore-House Chainwalker, Axebane Stag, Faerie Impostor, Nivix Guildmage, Plains


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Faerie Impostor

Pack 3 pick 2: Swift Justice, Drainpipe Vermin, Goblin Electromancer, Cancel, Knightly Valor, Stealer of Secrets, Chronic Flooding, Dead Reveler, Horncaller's Chant, Common Bond, Bloodfray Giant, Savage Surge, Heroes' Reunion, Mountain


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Knightly Valor

Pack 3 pick 3: Brushstrider, Tenement Crasher, Avenging Arrow, Grim Roustabout, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Azorius Guildgate, Runewing, Perilous Shadow, Hussar Patrol, Essence Backlash, Rakdos Ragemutt, Island


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Hussar Patrol

Pack 3 pick 4: Seller of Songbirds, Swift Justice, Electrickery, Korozda Monitor (FOIL), Vassal Soul, Plains, Doorkeeper, Voidwielder, Druid's Deliverance, Transguild Promenade, Hover Barrier, Lobber Crew


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Hover Barrier

Pack 3 pick 5: Annihilating Fire, Stab Wound, Dreg Mangler, Izzet Keyrune, Plains, Paralyzing Grasp, Chorus of Might, Hussar Patrol, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Destroy the Evidence, Street Sweeper


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Hussar Patrol

Pack 3 pick 6: Selesnya Sentry, Mizzium Skin, Aerial Predation, Search Warrant, Blistercoil Weird, Hellhole Flailer, Forest, Catacomb Slug, Bellows Lizard, Batterhorn


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Selesnya Sentry

Pack 3 pick 7: Inspiration, Rubbleback Rhino, Syncopate, Vandalblast, Voidwielder, Batterhorn, Urban Burgeoning, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Island


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Voidwielder

Pack 3 pick 8: Cremate, Viashino Racketeer, Chemister's Trick, Swamp, Dispel, Pursuit of Flight, Golgari Longlegs, Faerie Impostor


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Faerie Impostor

Pack 3 pick 9: Sewer Shambler, Survey the Wreckage, Rubbleback Rhino, Grisly Salvage, Axebane Stag, Nivix Guildmage, Plains


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Nivix Guildmage

Pack 3 pick 10: Drainpipe Vermin, Goblin Electromancer, Chronic Flooding, Horncaller's Chant, Heroes' Reunion, Mountain


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Goblin Electromancer

Pack 3 pick 11: Tenement Crasher, Terrus Wurm, Perilous Shadow, Essence Backlash, Island


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Essence Backlash

Pack 3 pick 12: Swift Justice, Electrickery, Plains, Doorkeeper


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Doorkeeper

Pack 3 pick 13: Plains, Destroy the Evidence, Street Sweeper


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Street Sweeper

Pack 3 pick 14: Search Warrant, Forest


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Search Warrant

Pack 3 pick 15: Island


My pick: Island

The deck I ended up playing after all of this was:

1 Azorius Guildgate 6 Island 1 Izzet Guildgate 3 Mountain 6 Plains
1 Dryad Militant 2 Faerie Impostor
2 Keening Apparition 1 Izzet Charm 1 Nivix Guildmage 1 Teleportal
1 Hover Barrier 1 Vassal Soul 1 Izzet Staticaster 1 Lyev Skyknight 1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Runewing 1 Armory Guard 2 Hussar Patrol 1 Skymark Roc
2 Voidwielder 1 Knightly Valor
1 Isperia's Skywatch
1 Archon of the Triumvirate

Not surprisingly the Archon, Skymark and the Teleportal turned out to be the All-Stars, but the Void Wielders worked out as well. I ended up going 6-3 due to some particularly nasty mana losses, but luckily they each occurred in a separate match. I had an 10-5 land-spell split after keeping what looked like a decent 4 lander as well as a crazy game in which I kept 3 lands, and hit a total of 2 lands over the next 14 cards. Which would have been fine, except they were both thrown into my graveyard by a Codex Shredder. So I didn't draw my actual 4th land until turn 9 and by then it was far too late.

But I also had some great top-decks. A Teleportal when it was the only card that could save me, by allowing me to do exactly lethal that turn, and every time I got up to 7 mana I either already had my Archon or drew it as one of the next 2 cards. The most fun/interesting play was using Faerie Impostor to return Izzet Staticaster in order to deal 2 damage to a Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage. Only to have my opponent save it with a Giant Growth. So I was forced to make exactly the same play the following turn.

The craziest part is, I was able to beat the deck that did this the game it won:

He played a Growing Ranks the following turn.
This next one isn't so much a deck as a cautionary tale. Don't let one player be the only one at the table drafting Rakdos, it doesn't end well. After a quick right turn after my first two picks, I ended up getting something legendary:


Pack 1 pick 1: Swift Justice, Terrus Wurm, Drudge Beetle, Rubbleback Rhino (FOIL), Rakdos Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Guttersnipe, Frostburn Weird, Cancel, Temple Garden, Island, Voidwielder, Common Bond, Faerie Impostor, New Prahv Guildmage


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New Prahv Guildmage

Pack 1 pick 2: Crosstown Courier, Splatter Thug, Electrickery, Korozda Guildmage, Swamp, Tower Drake, Centaur's Herald, Druid's Deliverance, Essence Backlash, Golgari Longlegs, Psychic Spiral, Destroy the Evidence, Street Spasm, Guild Feud


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Street Spasm

Pack 1 pick 3: Tenement Crasher, Eyes in the Skies, Survey the Wreckage, Korozda Monitor, Trestle Troll, Azorius Guildgate, Hellhole Flailer, Selesnya Keyrune, Swamp, Perilous Shadow, Axebane Stag, Coursers' Accord, Gobbling Ooze


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Hellhole Flailer

Pack 1 pick 4: Rootborn Defenses, Annihilating Fire, Blistercoil Weird, Island, Stealer of Secrets, Dispel, Dead Reveler, Traitorous Instinct, Centaur's Herald, Coursers' Accord, Essence Backlash, Shrieking Affliction


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Annihilating Fire

Pack 1 pick 5: Drainpipe Vermin, Search Warrant, Dark Revenant, Forest, Ethereal Armor, Doorkeeper, Mind Rot, Pursuit of Flight, Druid's Deliverance, Faerie Impostor, Lobber Crew


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Lobber Crew

Pack 1 pick 6: Korozda Monitor, Selesnya Guildgate, Runewing, Dispel, Cobblebrute, Pursuit of Flight, Horncaller's Chant, Thoughtflare, Slitherhead, Forest


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Cobblebrute

Pack 1 pick 7: Tenement Crasher, Rootborn Defenses, Mizzium Skin, Grim Roustabout, Zanikev Locust, Rakdos Charm, Urban Burgeoning, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Island


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Grim Roustabout

Pack 1 pick 8: Downsize, Cremate, Treasured Find, Cancel (FOIL), Swamp, Paralyzing Grasp, Stonefare Crocodile, Savage Surge


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Cremate

Pack 1 pick 9: Terrus Wurm, Rubbleback Rhino (FOIL), Rakdos Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Guttersnipe, Cancel, Island


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Guttersnipe

Pack 1 pick 10: Swamp, Druid's Deliverance, Essence Backlash, Psychic Spiral, Destroy the Evidence, Guild Feud


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Essence Backlash

Pack 1 pick 11: Survey the Wreckage, Korozda Monitor, Swamp, Perilous Shadow, Axebane Stag


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Perilous Shadow

Pack 1 pick 12: Blistercoil Weird, Island, Dispel, Shrieking Affliction


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Shrieking Affliction

Pack 1 pick 13: Drainpipe Vermin, Search Warrant, Forest


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Drainpipe Vermin

Pack 1 pick 14: Dispel, Forest


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Dispel

Pack 1 pick 15: Island


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Island

Pack 2 pick 1: Selesnya Sentry, Crosstown Courier, Downsize, Drainpipe Vermin, Terrus Wurm, Dynacharge, Chemister's Trick, Dryad Militant, Tablet of the Guilds, Golgari Keyrune, Conjured Currency, Plains, Giant Growth, Explosive Impact, Sluiceway Scorpion


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Explosive Impact

Pack 2 pick 2: Trained Caracal, Selesnya Sentry (FOIL), Downsize, Trestle Troll, Rakdos Guildgate, Izzet Staticaster, Mizzium Mortars, Plains, Giant Growth, Doorkeeper, Chronic Flooding, Axebane Guardian, Coursers' Accord, Shrieking Affliction


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Mizzium Mortars

Pack 2 pick 3: Seller of Songbirds, Swift Justice, Cremate, Viashino Racketeer, Gatecreeper Vine, Golgari Guildgate, Seek the Horizon, Cancel, Voidwielder, Hussar Patrol, Essence Backlash, Skyline Predator, Island


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Viashino Racketeer

Pack 2 pick 4: Azorius Arrester, Seller of Songbirds, Armory Guard, Gatecreeper Vine, Minotaur Aggressor (FOIL), Dryad Militant, Cancel, Island, Bellows Lizard, Gore-House Chainwalker, Racecourse Fury, Common Bond


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Gore-House Chainwalker

Pack 2 pick 5: Tenement Crasher, Syncopate, Judge's Familiar, Forest, Runewing, Dispel, Perilous Shadow, Pursuit of Flight, Horncaller's Chant, Auger Spree, Rogue's Passage


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Auger Spree

Pack 2 pick 6: Avenging Arrow, Terrus Wurm, Deviant Glee, Search Warrant, Mountain, Auger Spree, Psychic Spiral, Destroy the Evidence, Lobber Crew, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Auger Spree

Pack 2 pick 7: Eyes in the Skies, Survey the Wreckage, Towering Indrik, Chemister's Trick, Azorius Guildgate, Treasured Find, Swamp, Axebane Stag, Nivix Guildmage


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Nivix Guildmage

Pack 2 pick 8: Tenement Crasher, Rootborn Defenses, Chemister's Trick, Island, Stealer of Secrets, Stealer of Secrets (FOIL), Traitorous Instinct, Rogue's Passage


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Rogue's Passage

Pack 2 pick 9: Crosstown Courier, Downsize, Drainpipe Vermin, Dynacharge, Tablet of the Guilds, Conjured Currency, Plains


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Dynacharge

Pack 2 pick 10: Trained Caracal, Downsize, Rakdos Guildgate, Plains, Chronic Flooding, Shrieking Affliction


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Rakdos Guildgate

Pack 2 pick 11: Swift Justice, Cremate, Cancel, Essence Backlash, Island


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Cremate

Pack 2 pick 12: Armory Guard, Minotaur Aggressor (FOIL), Island, Racecourse Fury


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Minotaur Aggressor (FOIL)

Pack 2 pick 13: Tenement Crasher, Forest, Dispel


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Tenement Crasher

Pack 2 pick 14: Search Warrant, Mountain


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Search Warrant

Pack 2 pick 15: Swamp


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Swamp

Pack 3 pick 1: Tenement Crasher, Sunspire Griffin, Crosstown Courier, Grim Roustabout, Electrickery, Fall of the Gavel, Rix Maadi Guildmage, Trostani's Judgment, Tower Drake, Druid's Deliverance, Common Bond, Golgari Longlegs, Goblin Rally, Desecration Demon, Swamp


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Desecration Demon

Pack 3 pick 2: Swift Justice, Daggerdrome Imp, Skull Rend, Rakdos Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Thrill-Kill Assassin, Golgari Decoy, Cancel, Island, Doorkeeper, Stonefare Crocodile, Axebane Guardian, Coursers' Accord, Thoughtflare


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Thrill-Kill Assassin

Pack 3 pick 3: Crosstown Courier, Grim Roustabout, Electrickery, Towering Indrik, Grisly Salvage, Stab Wound, Teleportal, Swamp, Stealer of Secrets, Druid's Deliverance, Hussar Patrol, Slum Reaper, Pyroconvergence


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Stab Wound

Pack 3 pick 4: Korozda Monitor, Goblin Electromancer, Selesnya Guildgate, Tower Drake, Runewing, Traitorous Instinct, Chorus of Might, Common Bond, Bloodfray Giant, Rakdos Ragemutt, Street Sweeper, Mountain


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Bloodfray Giant

Pack 3 pick 5: Concordia Pegasus, Avenging Arrow, Downsize, Cremate, Launch Party, Frostburn Weird, Golgari Charm, Mountain, Bellows Lizard, Batterhorn, Sundering Growth


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Frostburn Weird

Pack 3 pick 6: Inspiration, Cremate, Viashino Racketeer, Search Warrant, Pursuit of Flight, Goblin Rally, Street Spasm, Risen Sanctuary (FOIL), Firemind's Foresight, Forest


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Street Spasm

Pack 3 pick 7: Trained Caracal, Rakdos Guildgate, Seek the Horizon, Rakdos Ringleader, Plains, Giant Growth, Chronic Flooding, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Faerie Impostor


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Rakdos Guildgate

Pack 3 pick 8: Mizzium Skin, Aerial Predation, Search Warrant, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Swamp, Perilous Shadow, Catacomb Slug, Pyroconvergence


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Rakdos Shred-Freak

Pack 3 pick 9: Tenement Crasher, Crosstown Courier, Grim Roustabout, Fall of the Gavel, Druid's Deliverance, Golgari Longlegs, Swamp


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Grim Roustabout

Pack 3 pick 10: Skull Rend, Rakdos Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Cancel, Island, Doorkeeper


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Rakdos Guildgate

Pack 3 pick 11: Electrickery, Grisly Salvage, Swamp, Druid's Deliverance, Pyroconvergence


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Pyroconvergence

Pack 3 pick 12: Traitorous Instinct, Rakdos Ragemutt, Street Sweeper, Mountain


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Rakdos Ragemutt

Pack 3 pick 13: Cremate, Mountain, Bellows Lizard


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Bellows Lizard

Pack 3 pick 14: Search Warrant, Forest


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Search Warrant

Pack 3 pick 15: Plains


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So the deck I ended up with was:

7 Mountain 3 Rakdos Guildgate 1 Rogue's Passage 6 Swamp
2 Grim Roustabout 1 Thrill-Kill Assassin 1 Gore-House Chainwalker 1 Mizzium Mortars 1 Frostburn Weird 1 Rakdos Shred-Freak
1 Stab Wound 1 Guttersnipe 1 Lobber Crew 2 Auger Spree 1 Hellhole Flailer 1 Annihilating Fire
1 Cobblebrute 1 Desecration Demon 1 Perilous Shadow 1 Bloodfray Giant
1 Rakdos Ragemutt
1 Explosive Impact 1 Tenement Crasher
2 Street Spasm

Man, could that deck be any prettier? 6 straight wins en-route to a perfect finish, I wrote up the details in the Sam, Exhilerating Win post. 
I haven't been playing much recently, but I got in a little bit over the Thanskgiving weekend. This time around I got a fun deck that harkened back to my early days playing Magic, when removal was for the under 3 CMC slots and creatures started at 5. I didn't expect to see it go 3-0, but it did:

Pack 1 pick 1: Concordia Pegasus, Inspiration, Seek the Horizon, Rakdos Cackler, Mountain, Gore-House Chainwalker, Cobblebrute, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Druid's Deliverance, Auger Spree, Destroy the Evidence, Lobber Crew, Risen Sanctuary, Nivmagus Elemental


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Auger Spree

Pack 1 pick 2: Avenging Arrow, Deviant Glee, Annihilating Fire, Towering Indrik, Centaur Healer, Search Warrant, Azorius Guildgate, Stab Wound, Teleportal, Tower Drake, Axebane Stag, Street Sweeper, Guild Feud, Mountain


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Stab Wound

Pack 1 pick 3: Drainpipe Vermin, Korozda Monitor, Selesnya Guildgate, Vandalblast, Forest, Knightly Valor, Ethereal Armor, Runewing, Pursuit of Flight, Hussar Patrol, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Soulsworn Spirit, Palisade Giant


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Spawn of Rix Maadi

Pack 1 pick 4: Swift Justice, Drainpipe Vermin, Towering Indrik, Dryad Militant, Knightly Valor, Tower Drake, Chronic Flooding, Racecourse Fury, Essence Backlash, Golgari Longlegs, Gobbling Ooze, Forest


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Golgari Longlegs

Pack 1 pick 5: Brushstrider, Armory Guard, Inspiration, Blistercoil Weird, Chemister's Trick, Perilous Shadow, Centaur's Herald, Urban Burgeoning, Auger Spree, Destroy the Evidence, Swamp


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Auger Spree

Pack 1 pick 6: Rootborn Defenses, Mizzium Skin, Launch Party, Korozda Monitor, Azorius Guildgate, Zanikev Locust, Island, Urban Burgeoning, Common Bond, Golgari Longlegs


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Launch Party

Pack 1 pick 7: Trestle Troll, Rakdos Guildgate, Golgari Guildgate, Zanikev Locust, Doorkeeper, Stonefare Crocodile, Coursers' Accord, Shrieking Affliction, Island


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Rakdos Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 8: Mizzium Skin, Dynacharge, Grisly Salvage, Rakdos Charm, Island, Ethereal Armor, Isperia's Skywatch, Faerie Impostor


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Dynacharge

Pack 1 pick 9: Inspiration, Seek the Horizon, Mountain, Traitorous Instinct, Stonefare Crocodile, Druid's Deliverance, Destroy the Evidence


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Traitorous Instinct

Pack 1 pick 10: Search Warrant, Azorius Guildgate, Axebane Stag, Street Sweeper, Guild Feud, Mountain


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Street Sweeper

Pack 1 pick 11: Drainpipe Vermin, Vandalblast, Forest, Ethereal Armor, Hussar Patrol


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Vandalblast

Pack 1 pick 12: Drainpipe Vermin, Chronic Flooding, Racecourse Fury, Forest


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Drainpipe Vermin

Pack 1 pick 13: Urban Burgeoning, Destroy the Evidence, Swamp


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Destroy the Evidence

Pack 1 pick 14: Island, Urban Burgeoning


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Urban Burgeoning

Pack 1 pick 15: Island


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Island

Pack 2 pick 1: Avenging Arrow, Annihilating Fire, Selesnya Guildgate, Fencing Ace, Azorius Keyrune, Rakdos Ringleader, Mountain, Stealer of Secrets, Dispel, Dead Reveler, Ultimate Price (FOIL), Bellows Lizard, Cobblebrute, Horncaller's Chant, Chromatic Lantern


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Ultimate Price (FOIL)

Pack 2 pick 2: Swift Justice, Drainpipe Vermin, Annihilating Fire, Grisly Salvage, Golgari Decoy, Izzet Keyrune, Forest, Trostani's Judgment, Stealer of Secrets, Chronic Flooding, Dead Reveler, Centaur's Herald, Hussar Patrol, Slime Molding


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Annihilating Fire

Pack 2 pick 3: Trained Caracal, Azorius Arrester, Keening Apparition, Survey the Wreckage, Aerial Predation, Dark Revenant, Selesnya Charm, Mountain, Mind Rot, Axebane Guardian, Hussar Patrol, Essence Backlash, Soul Tithe


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Axebane Guardian

Pack 2 pick 4: Armory Guard, Swift Justice (FOIL), Mizzium Skin, Assassin's Strike, Aerial Predation, Knightly Valor, Centaur's Herald, Sundering Growth, Sluiceway Scorpion, Faerie Impostor, Destroy the Evidence, Island


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 2 pick 5: Cremate, Deviant Glee, Viashino Racketeer, Chemister's Trick, Golgari Guildgate, Island, Dispel, Golgari Longlegs, Soul Tithe, Archweaver, Nivix Guildmage


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Golgari Guildgate

Pack 2 pick 6: Inspiration, Gatecreeper Vine, Rubbleback Rhino, Centaur Healer, Skull Rend, Gore-House Chainwalker, Traitorous Instinct, Druid's Deliverance, Tavern Swindler, Mountain


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Gore-House Chainwalker

Pack 2 pick 7: Crosstown Courier, Inaction Injunction, Launch Party, Blustersquall, Cancel (FOIL), Swamp, Essence Backlash, Golgari Longlegs, Shrieking Affliction


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Golgari Longlegs

Pack 2 pick 8: Drainpipe Vermin, Daggerdrome Imp, Forest, Ethereal Armor, Pursuit of Flight, Gobbling Ooze, Risen Sanctuary, Izzet Guildgate


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Daggerdrome Imp

Pack 2 pick 9: Avenging Arrow, Rakdos Ringleader, Mountain, Stealer of Secrets, Bellows Lizard, Cobblebrute, Horncaller's Chant


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Cobblebrute

Pack 2 pick 10: Drainpipe Vermin, Grisly Salvage, Forest, Chronic Flooding, Centaur's Herald, Hussar Patrol


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Centaur's Herald

Pack 2 pick 11: Trained Caracal, Dark Revenant, Mountain, Mind Rot, Soul Tithe


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Dark Revenant

Pack 2 pick 12: Armory Guard, Knightly Valor, Destroy the Evidence, Island


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Knightly Valor

Pack 2 pick 13: Viashino Racketeer, Island, Dispel


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Viashino Racketeer

Pack 2 pick 14: Tavern Swindler, Mountain


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Tavern Swindler

Pack 2 pick 15: Swamp


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Swamp

Pack 3 pick 1: Drainpipe Vermin, Assassin's Strike, Towering Indrik, Chemister's Trick, Azorius Guildgate, Guttersnipe, Ethereal Armor, Trostani's Judgment, Tower Drake, Dead Reveler, Pursuit of Flight, Golgari Longlegs, Heroes' Reunion, Desecration Demon, Forest


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Desecration Demon

Pack 3 pick 2: Sewer Shambler, Viashino Racketeer, Drudge Beetle, Goblin Electromancer, Skull Rend, Civic Saber, Cancel, Plains, Doorkeeper, Bellows Lizard, Horncaller's Chant, Lobber Crew, Goblin Rally, Nivix Guildmage


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Lobber Crew

Pack 3 pick 3: Trained Caracal, Seller of Songbirds, Survey the Wreckage, Aerial Predation, Skull Rend, Rix Maadi Guildmage, Abrupt Decay, Mountain, Doorkeeper, Voidwielder, Mind Rot, Coursers' Accord, Slum Reaper


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Rix Maadi Guildmage

Pack 3 pick 4: Armory Guard, Mizzium Skin, Grim Roustabout, Towering Indrik, Aerial Predation, Selesnya Guildgate, Tablet of the Guilds, Island, Cobblebrute, Auger Spree, Oak Street Innkeeper, Nivix Guildmage


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Auger Spree

Pack 3 pick 5: Aquus Steed, Trained Caracal, Azorius Arrester, Rubbleback Rhino, Azorius Keyrune, Forest, Isperia's Skywatch, Chronic Flooding, Mind Rot, Racecourse Fury, Jarad's Orders


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Rubbleback Rhino

Pack 3 pick 6: Tenement Crasher, Armory Guard, Mizzium Skin, Aerial Predation, Island, Runewing, Perilous Shadow, Cobblebrute, Savage Surge, Slitherhead


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Cobblebrute

Pack 3 pick 7: Tenement Crasher, Swift Justice, Korozda Monitor, Selesnya Keyrune, Island, Dead Reveler, Druid's Deliverance, Dramatic Rescue, Transguild Promenade


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Dead Reveler

Pack 3 pick 8: Mizzium Skin, Inaction Injunction, Launch Party, Grisly Salvage, Rakdos Guildgate, Urban Burgeoning, Skyline Predator, Island


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Rakdos Guildgate

Pack 3 pick 9: Drainpipe Vermin, Chemister's Trick, Ethereal Armor, Tower Drake, Golgari Longlegs, Heroes' Reunion, Forest


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Golgari Longlegs

Pack 3 pick 10: Viashino Racketeer, Skull Rend, Plains, Doorkeeper, Bellows Lizard, Goblin Rally


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Goblin Rally

Pack 3 pick 11: Trained Caracal, Survey the Wreckage, Mountain, Doorkeeper, Mind Rot


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Mind Rot

Pack 3 pick 12: Mizzium Skin, Tablet of the Guilds, Island, Oak Street Innkeeper


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Tablet of the Guilds

Pack 3 pick 13: Trained Caracal, Forest, Racecourse Fury


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Racecourse Fury

Pack 3 pick 14: Armory Guard, Island


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Armory Guard

Pack 3 pick 15: Island


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So it looks like I probably passed a killer Selensya deck, but the Rakdos deck I ended up getting was:

7 Mountain 2 Rakdos Guildgate 8 Swamp
1 Daggerdrome Imp 1 Tavern Swindler 1 Ultimate Price 1 Gore-House Chainwalker 1 Rix Maadi Guildmage
1 Dead Reveler 1 Stab Wound 1 Lobber Crew 1 Viashino Racketeer 3 Auger Spree 1 Annihilating Fire
1 Launch Party 2 Cobblebrute 1 Traitorous Instinct 1 Desecration Demon
3 Golgari Longlegs 1 Spawn of Rix Maadi 1 Goblin Rally

Which doesn't look like much, and it nearly lost the first two games. I had to mulligan my first starting hand due to it having 1 land, and the 6 cards I kept came close, but ultimately didn't get me there. The next game I had to mulligan a 1 land hand again, but a turn 5 Desecration Demon put me firmly in the driver's seat. Alas, my opponent dropped a turn 7 Angel of Serenity that got my Demon, all of his counters in addition to a Gore-house Chainwalker and Lobber Crew. Things were looking down because these were my only creatures, I didn't draw Ultimate Price and the Angel had gotten me down to 5. When my opponent messed up and played out a Risen Sanctuary with no other eligible blockers. The Risen Sanctuary was a traitor. The next game I kept 7 cards and got an easy win due to an early Desecration Demon. My opponent might have been able to use his Growing Ranks to stop it, but I killed every Centaur Token he created, and by the time he had enough land to play Coursers' Accord to make 2 it was already far too late, becuase one of the two turned traitor.

My next opponent had a Golgari deck, got me down to 3 life because I kept a 2 lander and had trouble hitting my 4th land drop, but once I got up to 5 there was no question I was going to win. The next round I kept a 5 lander which drew lands as the first two draws, but it didn't matter because my opponent didn't have a strong early game and once I got out Desecration Demon he made up for quite a few cards on his own.

My final round opponent drafted an Azorius deck that looked remarkably weak. It had some great rares in Detention Sphere and foil Jace, Architect of Thought, but I didn't see one Skynight, Skymark or Guildmage, and that is almost always death for Azorius. He used Voidwielders and Hussar Patrols in both games to try and delay the inevitable, but the inevitable always happened, neither game was ever in question.
Wow, it has been a really long time since I posted here. I suppose a string of 2-1s and playing only once a week on average will do that to you. But I just got an interesting and powerful deck I just went 6-0 with. Here's how the draft went down:


Pack 1 pick 1: Drainpipe Vermin, Swift Justice, Horncaller's Chant, Cancel, Bellows Lizard, Stab Wound, Towering Indrik, Azorius Guildgate, Hussar Patrol, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Soul Tithe, Shrieking Affliction, Lyev Skyknight, Angel of Serenity, Plains


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Angel of Serenity

Pack 1 pick 2: Traitorous Instinct, Rootborn Defenses, Dispel, Codex Shredder (FOIL), Gatecreeper Vine, Viashino Racketeer, Cremate, Selesnya Sentry, Essence Backlash, Hussar Patrol, Savage Surge, Tavern Swindler, Firemind's Foresight, Island


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Hussar Patrol

Pack 1 pick 3: Eyes in the Skies, Survey the Wreckage, Axebane Stag, Rakdos Guildgate, Selesnya Sentry, Ogre Jailbreaker, Batterhorn, Sluiceway Scorpion, Dramatic Rescue, Blustersquall, Archweaver, Cryptborn Horror, Swamp


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Eyes in the Skies

Pack 1 pick 4: Rootborn Defenses, Urban Burgeoning, Mizzium Skin, Azorius Arrester, Izzet Guildgate, Isperia's Skywatch, Skull Rend, Centaur Healer, Security Blockade, Syncopate, Thoughtflare, Island


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Security Blockade

Pack 1 pick 5: Cancel, Bellows Lizard, Armory Guard, Sunspire Griffin, Perilous Shadow, Centaur's Herald, Destroy the Evidence, Chemister's Trick, Azorius Justiciar, Underworld Connections, Island


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Sunspire Griffin

Pack 1 pick 6: Electrickery, Crosstown Courier, Launch Party, Avenging Arrow, Bellows Lizard, Keening Apparition, Viashino Racketeer, Bazaar Krovod, Azorius Keyrune, Mountain


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Azorius Keyrune

Pack 1 pick 7: Avenging Arrow, Terrus Wurm, Perilous Shadow, Tenement Crasher, Azorius Guildgate, Korozda Monitor, Sundering Growth, Racecourse Fury, Mountain


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Azorius Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 8: Dispel, Horncaller's Chant, Doorkeeper, Mind Rot, Search Warrant, Sphere of Safety, Codex Shredder, Forest


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Doorkeeper

Pack 1 pick 9: Drainpipe Vermin, Swift Justice, Horncaller's Chant, Azorius Guildgate, Soul Tithe, Shrieking Affliction, Plains


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Soul Tithe

Pack 1 pick 10: Dispel, Codex Shredder (FOIL), Cremate, Essence Backlash, Firemind's Foresight, Island


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