GW Ramp looked decent. Hopefully shenanigans with Primadox would ensue.Round 1:Sentinel SpiderMwonvuli Beast TrackerAttended KnightPacifismArbor ElfDeadly RecluseSearing SpearWar Priest of ThuneBond BeetleArbor ElfWall of FireWild GuessAngel's MercyTormod's CryptPlains
Round 2:Primal ClaySentinel SpiderAven SquireHealer of the PrideHealer of the PrideTitanic GrowthArbor ElfRoaring PrimadoxFogArbor ElfPlummetFarseekNaturalizeSerpent's GiftPlains
Round 3:Elvish ArchdruidSpiked BalothPrized ElephantAjani's SunstrikerHarbor BanditRing of KaloniaBond BeetleElvish VisionaryDivine FavorPlummetSafe PassageDoor to NothingnessPlummetDark FavorSwamp
Green was wide open with a lot of ramp possibilities. Once I saw the Stormtide Leviathan, I knew where this would go...Round 1:Sentinel SpiderMwonvuli Beast TrackerTimberpack WolfFarseekStormtide LeviathanElvish VisionarySearing SpearNaturalizeWatercourserArbor ElfNegateBountiful HarvestWarclamp MastiffTormod's CryptPlains
Round 2:ArchaeomancerSentinel SpiderVastwood GorgerFarseekDownpourKraken HatchlingArbor ElfWelkin TernWatercourserArbor ElfPlummetNaturalizeDisentombSerpent's GiftPlains
Round 3:Elvish ArchdruidDownpourHarbor SerpentWind DrakeDownpourHarbor SerpentBond BeetleElvish VisionaryKraken HatchlingPlummetHydrosurgeMerfolk of the Pearl TridentPlummetDark FavorSwampHere's the deck I winnowed it down to:Arbor Elf x2Kaken HatchlingFarseek x2Elvish Visionary x2Downpour x2NegateWelkin TernMwonvuli Beast TrackerElvish ArchdruidWatercourser x2Wind DrakeArchaeomancerSentinel Spider x2Vastwood GorgerHarbor Serpent x2Stormtide Leviathanforest x12island x11Not the fastest or most consistent deck I could have drafted, but certainly a lot of fun if everything falls into place.
Round 1: Sentinel Spider Searing Spear Griffin Protector Pacifism Knight of Glory Deadly Recluse Searing Spear War Priest of Thune Watercourser Arbor Elf Rootbound Crag Volcanic Strength Angel's Mercy Craterize Plains
Round 2: Chronomaton Sentinel Spider Aven Squire Farseek Healer of the Pride Titanic Growth Arbor Elf Captain's Call Glorious Charge Augur of Bolas Plummet Naturalize Disentomb Serpent's Gift Plains
Round 3: Rancor Spiked Baloth Prized Elephant Mark of Mutiny Plummet Ring of Kalonia Fog Elvish Visionary Divine Favor Plummet Mark of the Vampire Door to Nothingness Crippling Blight Dark Favor SwampNaya BeatsCreatures (15) [3 @1, 5 @2, 5 @4, 2 @5]
2 x Sentinel Spider1 x Griffin Protector1 x Knight of Glory1 x Deadly Recluse1 x War Priest of Thune2 x Arbor Elf 1 x Chronomaton1 x Aven Squire1 x Healer of the Pride1 x Captain's Call1 x Spiked Baloth1 x Prized Elephant1 x Elvish VisionarySpells (8)
2 x Searing Spear1 x Pacifism1 x Farseek1 x Titanic Growth1 x Rancor1 x Ring of Kalonia1 x Divine FavorLand (17)
1 x Rootbound Crag8 x Forest7 x Plains1 x MountainNotable Sideboard Cards (9)1 x Volcanic Strength1 x Glorious Charge3 x Plummet1 x Naturalize1 x Serpent's Gift1 x Mark of Mutiny - particularly good against the leviathan1 x Fog
Round 1:Gem of BecomingSearing SpearScroll ThiefRavenous RatsStormtide LeviathanEssence ScatterSearing SpearWild GuessRedirectMerfolk of the Pearl TridentNegateWild GuessIndexCraterizePlains
Round 2:Mind RotAugur of BolasVile RebirthChandra's FuryBloodhunter BatNegateUnsummonVile RebirthMurderGiant ScorpionTorch FiendMind SculptMind SculptMountainPlains
From Mark Rosewater's Tumblr: the0uroboros asked: How in the same set can we have a hexproof, unsacrificable(not a word) creature AND a land that makes it uncounterable. How does this lead to interactive play? I believe I’m able to play my creature and you have to deal with it is much more interactive than you counter my creature.
MaRo: One of the classic R&D stories happened during a Scars of Mirrodin draft. Erik Lauer was sitting to my right (meaning that he passed to me in the first and third packs). At the end of the draft, Erik was upset because I was in his colors (black-green). He said, "Didn't you see the signals? I went into black-green in pack one." I replied, "Didn't you see my signals? I started drafting infect six drafts ago."
MaRo: I redesigned him while the effect was on the stack.
Brutal. I misread the signs and I'm not happy with the result. R/B aggro was the best I could make of things. I need to do this more often. Round 1: Faerie Invaders Searing Spear Griffin Protector Pacifism Stormtide Leviathan Dragon Hatchling Searing Spear Goblin Arsonist Watercourser Mwonvuli Beast Tracker Negate Volcanic Strength Index Craterize Plains
Round 2: Chandra's Fury Ring of Evos Isle Torch Fiend Chandra's Fury Void Stalker Harbor Bandit Torch Fiend Canyon Minotaur Kraken Hatchling Vampire Nocturnus Vile Rebirth Erase Disentomb Serpent's Gift Plains
Round 3: Fire Elemental Ring of Valkas Knight of Infamy Canyon Minotaur Krenko's Command Rummaging Goblin Wild Guess Tormented Soul Goblin Arsonist Duress Kindled Fury Index Crippling Blight Dark Favor Swamp
And the deck: Tormented Soul
Knight of Infamy
Ring of Valkas
Round 1:RedirectMerfolk of the Pearl TridentCourtly ProvocateurVedalken EntrancerFog BankWatercourserUnsummonDuty-Bound DeadWatercourserIslandNegateSwampIndexTormod's CryptPlains
Round 2:ArchaeomancerAugur of BolasTricks of the TradeMind SculptVoid StalkerKraken HatchlingWelkin TernJace's PhantasmWatercourserRing of Evos IslePlainsIndexMind SculptMountainPlains
Round 3:Elixir of ImmortalityDownpourHarbor SerpentWind DrakeTricks of the TradeMaster of the Pearl TridentTormod's CryptRewindKraken HatchlingRing of ValkasHydrosurgeMerfolk of the Pearl TridentDownpourMountainSwampI honestly don't know if this is good or bad. I just planned on drafting tommorow and I've only done it 2 times.Someone PLZ tell me if this is good or bad.
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