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That looks like an interesting set. The two I am most drawn to in this pick are the Bonesplitter and Adarkar Valkyrie. I think that the Bonesplitter wins it on lower CMC and no color commitment.
Adarkar Vaklyrie is the pick. It being foil increases it's value on the secondary market (something you're going to have to take into account when drafting this set) and it's just a very good card in limited. 
That looks like an interesting set. The two I am most drawn to in this pick are the Bonesplitter and Adarkar Valkyrie. I think that the Bonesplitter wins it on lower CMC and no color commitment.


$40 or <$1 

also falls under the bombs you will lose to in your "stats".
That looks like an interesting set. The two I am most drawn to in this pick are the Bonesplitter and Adarkar Valkyrie. I think that the Bonesplitter wins it on lower CMC and no color commitment.


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also falls under the bombs you will lose to in your "stats".



They are both bombs. Bonesplitter isn't on the same level as The Jitte, Mindclamp or the Swords Of, but it's also colorless with a 1 to play and 1 to equip cost. I think there is some value in keeping colors open on the first pick of a draft.

I suppose if the Valkyrie is really worth $40 I would take it and hope to end up in white, but on versatility I like bonesplitter best. 
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My choice would be either murderous redcap or Adarkar Valkyrie. Valkyrie is super bomby and worth cash. Redcap is a Shock + a 2/2 + Gut shot + a 1/1. There's also no other white cards in the pack to support adarkar valkyrie for when the pack comes back around. I'll go with redcap.

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Valkyrie... I am not sure why its up for debate. There's so much slow and edh chaff (note that bridge?)  in this set that the chances of you getting run down before playing Valkyrie are small.. and she just wrecks... foilyness aside.

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That looks like an interesting set. The two I am most drawn to in this pick are the Bonesplitter and Adarkar Valkyrie. I think that the Bonesplitter wins it on lower CMC and no color commitment.


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also falls under the bombs you will lose to in your "stats".



They are both bombs. Bonesplitter isn't on the same level as The Jitte, Mindclamp or the Swords Of, but it's also colorless with a 1 to play and 1 to equip cost. I think there is some value in keeping colors open on the first pick of a draft.

I suppose if the Valkyrie is really worth $40 I would take it and hope to end up in white, but on versatility I like bonesplitter best. 


If this was a Mirrodin draft I would pick bonesplitter over a ton of cards in that format. If you look at the rest of MM there aren't many big flyers and there aren't many ground guys that get through this card. 4/4 is big for the format. 4/5 is bigger.
No love for glacial ray?
Valk.  for Walrus, how many arcanes are in MM?  Actually... I don't even GET the splice on the arcane burn.  It's not cheaper.  Doesn't it just make it easier to counter both spells.  I must be missing something.
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Splice allows you to add the effects onto another spell without losing the first.  So let's say you cast a Reach Through Mists and spliced on a Glacial Ray.  You pay , you cast a Reach Through Mists that now has two effects - "draw a card" and "2 damage to target creature or player," and the Glacial Ray is still in your hand. 
And incidentally it's a blue spell, so Protection from Red wouldn't stop it.
Valkyrie

As for Arcanes, there are quite a few, though not as much as the original CHK block 

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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."
Hm. Foil Valkyre is 2.5 tix online. Still, it's the strongest card here, so let's take it.

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Adarkar Vaklyrie is the pick. It being foil increases it's value on the secondary market (something you're going to have to take into account when drafting this set) and it's just a very good card in limited. 



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and the Glacial Ray is still in your hand.



OH this little detail escaped me. 
rstnme: "Everything looks good when your opponent passes 4 turns in a row."
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and the Glacial Ray is still in your hand.



OH this little detail escaped me. 


Yeah, splice is a little complicated but the mechanic is very powerful. I've seen predictions saying the Dampen Thought deck will be very powerful. Most of the splice spells are just pure value. It'll cost you more mana, obviously, but it's good in limited in longer games you'll usually have a lot of lands and splice gives you the ability to do something with your mana. 
No love for glacial ray?



My thought too...

I can see the power of the Valkyrie, but repeatable Shock seems pretty good too. First picking could allow you to go all-in on a Arcane deck. 
My pick would have been valkyrie even if it wasn't foil.
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In real life I'd take Progenitus to continue the money draft but right now I think Meadowboon is the pick. The card can break open board stalls and a 3/3 in this format is pretty big. 
Meadowboon is very good. I'll vote that, with a nod to the trapper.

Ooh, and Blightspeaker. Dayumn. 

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Either Meadowboon or Bound in Silence.
There's a lot of strong stuff in the pack. Trapper, Bound and Meadowboon are the strongest. I think I'd be inclined to take Bound in Silence.
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Bound in Silence.

Removal, plus it could be amazing if we get some of the Rebels in the set.

Maybe Blightspeaker will wheel? 
Meadowboon.

With Valkyre in play, you can evoke it, get the bonus, and then bring it back.

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Meadowboon and hope for an Otherworldy Journey as well as more solid white. 

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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."
Meadowboon.

With Valkyre in play, you can evoke it, get the bonus, and then bring it back.




ooh, I forgot about that interaction

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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."
Tough choice between the Meadowboon and Bound, but I think I like the psuedo-removal a little more.
there are very few bad cards in this limited format. Since bound in silence seems to do a poor job of hindering a number of different archetypes (GW tokens and I'm guessing the worm harvest dredge deck don't care much. It looks only moderately effective against the RU/RG storm/suspend decks) I would rather take Meadowboon. And it has synergy with the Valkyrie we already picked. Although honestly I'd pick up a progenitus for the value. 

How quick do you all think the format and the various decks will be?  
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Meadowboon!  That guy's a beast!
Meadowboon and Valkyrie working together seems too good to pass up.
You know what else works well with Adarkar Valkyrie?  Creatures dying.  We don't need to build around valkyrie to make it good.  I'd rather go with the removal spell in Bound in Silence and see if we can pick up a couple of rebels to fetch it up.
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I was on the fence at first, but the Meadowboon is an uncommon. We should take that while we have the chance, and pick up some removal later.
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I was on the fence at first, but the Meadowboon is an uncommon. We should take that while we have the chance, and pick up some removal later.



Has anyone looks at the full list to see if solid removal can be passed? My thought is that it would be a pretty bomby set, such that the average bomb that could be disabled with Bound would be better than Meadowboon. But if that is not true I could see picking Meadowboon. It's no Reveilark, but it seems pretty solid overall (although not as good as universal removal that could potentially be tutored)
I was on the fence at first, but the Meadowboon is an uncommon. We should take that while we have the chance, and pick up some removal later.



Has anyone looks at the full list to see if solid removal can be passed? My thought is that it would be a pretty bomby set, such that the average bomb that could be disabled with Bound would be better than Meadowboon. But if that is not true I could see picking Meadowboon. It's no Reveilark, but it seems pretty solid overall (although not as good as universal removal that could potentially be tutored)



If it was arrest maybe you could consider it removal.  There is a lot of synergy in these so it is not much of a removal.  Especially when they just want to tap a bunch of small creatures to do things.  Either that or swing with a bunch of small farries.