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Ala block swiss draft No1.



 
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OldBear



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Ala block swiss draft No1. Reply with quote

Thought I would put up a draft as I have not put one up in ages. Have grown very tired of Zendikar and did not feel like drafting m10 either and as Urza's drafts were down for some reason i ended up drafting ala block. This is a set in which you get boosters containing all 3 sets of ala randomly inserted. Its a swiss as sadly it was the only thing firing and just wanted to draft i won.

Event #: 1117415
Time: 4/9/2010 11:46:22 PM
Players:
--> ElementalMox
holomua22
ifarnung
Ducksin
Tangster
cigar_smoker
Eka
StekarN

------ CON ------

Pack 1 pick 1:
Soul's Might
Forest
Bull Cerodon
Resounding Wave
Dragon's Herald
Lightning Talons
Jund Panorama
Vagrant Plowbeasts
Salvage Slasher
--> Noble Hierarch
Maniacal Rage
Goblin Outlander
Vectis Dominator
Fieldmist Borderpost
Jhessian Zombies

Nice 2/3 of the draft piad for with my first pick.

Pack 1 pick 2:
Rockslide Elemental
Swamp
Bloodpyre Elemental
Windwright Mage
Fire-Field Ogre
--> Parasitic Strix
Maniacal Rage
Valiant Guard
Countersquall
Ethersworn Shieldmage
Vedalken Ghoul
Monstrous Carabid
Captured Sunlight
Bant Sojourners

Esper is my deck of prefernce but the strix is alot more playable if im bant also than sheid mage.

Pack 1 pick 3:
Soul's Grace
Hissing Iguanar
Blister Beetle
--> Court Archers
Plains
Corpse Connoisseur
Rotting Rats
Rhox Meditant
Nacatl Outlander
Reliquary Tower
Vengeful Rebirth
Violent Outburst (FOIL)
Naya Hushblade

This pick is wrong on draft editor i went to pick court archers as the safe pick but it lagged horredously and i ended up picking the hushblade but i wheeled the court archers.

Pack 1 pick 4:
Bant Panorama
Archdemon of Unx
Skeletal Kathari
Mountain
Yoked Plowbeast
Sunseed Nurturer
Lush Growth
Cancel
Unsummon
Court Homunculus
Etherwrought Page
--> Naya Hushblade

Loooking like naya is the way forward wish i had picked up a blood pyre elemental now

Pack 1 pick 5:
Godtoucher
Gather Specimens
Plains
Kederekt Creeper
Tortoise Formation
Jhessian Balmgiver
Kranioceros
Wretched Banquet
Beacon Behemoth
--> Colossal Might
Vedalken Ghoul

Great trick

Pack 1 pick 6:
Swamp
Etherium Astrolabe
Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
Worldly Counsel
Shard Convergence
Vectis Agents
--> Esper Cormorants
Vedalken Ghoul
Deny Reality
Arsenal Thresher

Surprised to see a good esper card after seeing none, the person next to me may well be in grixis this would indicate as I've seen little black as well, meaning I want to be be GW with either u or r splash which is what i am positioned to do.

Pack 1 pick 7:
Island
Behemoth's Herald
Windwright Mage
Toxic Iguanar
Lapse of Certainty
Ethersworn Shieldmage
--> Winged Coatl
Captured Sunlight
Bant Sojourners

Semi removal, plus has nice suprise interaction with blades

Pack 1 pick 8:
Relic of Progenitus
Volcanic Submersion
Island
--> Elvish Visionary
Sphinx's Herald
Drastic Revelation
Jund Sojourners
Arsenal Thresher

Pack 1 pick 9:
Soul's Might
Forest
Dragon's Herald
--> Lightning Talons
Salvage Slasher
Maniacal Rage
Vectis Dominator

Pack 1 pick 10:
Swamp
Windwright Mage
Maniacal Rage
Valiant Guard
Vedalken Ghoul
--> Bant Sojourners

Pack 1 pick 11:
Soul's Grace
--> Court Archers
Plains
Reliquary Tower
Violent Outburst (FOIL)

As you see the court archers is still here and its what i took i think something funny was going on with the pack for it to still be here.

Pack 1 pick 12:
Mountain
--> Sunseed Nurturer
Lush Growth
Court Homunculus

Pack 1 pick 13:
Plains
Tortoise Formation
--> Vedalken Ghoul

Pack 1 pick 14:
Swamp
--> Vedalken Ghoul

Pack 1 pick 15:
--> Island

------ ARB ------

Pack 2 pick 1:
Resounding Roar
Mountain
Tidehollow Sculler
Viashino Skeleton
Agony Warp
Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
Grixis Illusionist
Elder Mastery
Molten Frame
--> Sanctum Plowbeast
Breath of Malfegor
Blitz Hellion
Demonspine Whip
Deny Reality
Rhox Brute

I have no mana fixing, so the plowbeast is a necessary if not very exciting first pick.

Pack 2 pick 2:
Courier's Capsule
Onyx Goblet
Mountain
Demon's Herald
Marble Chalice
Rip-Clan Crasher
Parasitic Strix
Wandering Goblins
View from Above
--> Valeron Outlander
Zealous Persecution
Sigil of the Nayan Gods
Cerodon Yearling
Grixis Sojourners

I think im going the beat down route with alot of blades so outlander is very attractive

Pack 2 pick 3:
Godtoucher
Executioner's Capsule
--> Seaside Citadel
Mountain
Kederekt Creeper
Tortoise Formation
Skill Borrower
Rupture Spire
Yoke of the Damned
Tukatongue Thallid
Colossal Might
Soul Manipulation
Monstrous Carabid

More fixing better than the spire, as i have a ton of 2 drops and i can play this turn 1 I pretty much assured to hit a 2 drop whilst spire in this case would slow me down significantly even though it does open up multiple splashes.

Pack 2 pick 4:
Dreg Reaver
--> Waveskimmer Aven
Incurable Ogre
Island
Naya Panorama
Gleam of Resistance
Scornful Ęther-Lich
Bone Saw
Glassdust Hulk
Wildfield Borderpost
Brainbite
Shield of the Righteous

I may well have been able to wheel this but there is alot of fixing in the pack as well, all of which is great if i wheel, and now between heirarch, sanctum and citadel, i feel the excellent aerial creature is the better pick.

Pack 2 pick 5:
Banewasp Affliction
Esper Battlemage
Plains
Vectis Silencers
Resounding Scream
Steelclad Serpent
Voices from the Void
Brackwater Elemental
Nulltread Gargantuan
Wildfield Borderpost
--> Esper Stormblade

I'm getting an awsome collection of blades going, still no removal though:<

Pack 2 pick 6:
Forest
Outrider of Jhess
--> Hindering Light
Crucible of Fire
Sacellum Archers
Wandering Goblins
Exploding Borders
Ethercaste Knight
Architects of Will
Godtracker of Jund

Pack 2 pick 7:
Grixis Battlemage
Plains
Cylian Elf
Shadowfeed
--> Excommunicate
Darklit Gargoyle
Nacatl Outlander
Igneous Pouncer
Esper Sojourners

Semi removal, works well in my aggresive deck, cylian elf is unexciting with so many blades

Pack 2 pick 8:
Soul's Might
Plains
Resounding Wave
Metallurgeon
Lightning Talons
--> Might of Alara
Constricting Tendrils
Stormcaller's Boon

Pack 2 pick 9:
Mountain
Viashino Skeleton
--> Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
Elder Mastery
Molten Frame
Breath of Malfegor
Demonspine Whip

Pack 2 pick 10:
Onyx Goblet
Mountain
Demon's Herald
Marble Chalice
View from Above
--> Grixis Sojourners

Pack 2 pick 11:
Godtoucher
Mountain
Tortoise Formation
Skill Borrower
--> Yoke of the Damned

Pack 2 pick 12:
Dreg Reaver
Island
--> Glassdust Hulk
Brainbite

Pack 2 pick 13:
Banewasp Affliction
Plains
--> Steelclad Serpent

Pack 2 pick 14:
Forest
--> Outrider of Jhess

Pack 2 pick 15:
--> Plains

------ ARB ------

Pack 3 pick 1:
Tower Gargoyle
Naturalize
Akrasan Squire
Coma Veil
Swamp
Crumbling Necropolis
Viscera Dragger
Bloodhall Ooze
Sedraxis Alchemist
Rhox Bodyguard
Tukatongue Thallid
Double Negative
--> Bant Sureblade
Grizzled Leotau
Rhox Brute

The best of the blades is a welcome addition to my deck

Pack 3 pick 2:
Obelisk of Esper
Swamp
Deft Duelist
Cathartic Adept
Woolly Thoctar
Salvage Slasher
Gluttonous Slime
Nacatl Savage
Canyon Minotaur
--> Trace of Abundance
Deadshot Minotaur
Spellbreaker Behemoth
Stun Sniper
Magefire Wings

A ton of amazing naya cards, would really love a stun sniper, but mana fixing come excel, is nothing to be sniffed at even more so when it powers up all my blades.

Pack 3 pick 3:
Godtoucher (FOIL)
Naturalize
Dragon Fodder
--> Rhox Charger
Akrasan Squire
Plains
Sangrite Surge
Viscera Dragger
Matca Rioters
Yoke of the Damned
Offering to Asha
Filigree Angel
Bant Sureblade

I think the charger is a bit better than the sure blade though the pick is certainly open to debate as both are very good.

Pack 3 pick 4:
Tower Gargoyle
Dreg Reaver
Forest
Waveskimmer Aven
Incurable Ogre
Naya Panorama
Unstable Frontier
--> Gleam of Resistance
Mana Cylix
Winged Coatl
Brainbite
Tainted Sigil (FOIL)

Great trick come fixing makes me happy, as now I feel i have a good mana base, hopefully i can wheel the waveskimmer or coatl

Pack 3 pick 5:
Knight of the Skyward Eye
Obelisk of Naya
Thorn-Thrash Viashino
Swamp
Shore Snapper
Fleshformer
Faerie Mechanist
Valiant Guard
Dragonsoul Knight
--> Sages of the Anima
Leonin Armorguard

Another hard pick, my deck is almost all creatures and i have a ton of good 2 drops already and although the knight is also great late game, the sage should be very powerfull in my creature heavy deck.

Pack 3 pick 6:
Dispeller's Capsule
Obelisk of Grixis
Forest
--> Jungle Shrine
Ridge Rannet
Thoughtcutter Agent
Jhessian Lookout
Kaleidostone
Infectious Horror
Sigiled Behemoth

More fixing

Pack 3 pick 7:
Bloodthorn Taunter
Filigree Sages
Plains
Deathgreeter
Kaleidostone
Vectis Agents
Talon Trooper
--> Aven Mimeomancer
Dragon Appeasement

What? this card is an out and out bomb should not be here.

Pack 3 pick 8:
Forest
--> Knight of the Skyward Eye
Thorn-Thrash Viashino
Clarion Ultimatum (FOIL)
Jhessian Infiltrator
Shore Snapper
Lapse of Certainty
Sigil of the Nayan Gods

Late knight is nice

Pack 3 pick 9:
--> Akrasan Squire
Coma Veil
Swamp
Rhox Bodyguard
Tukatongue Thallid
Double Negative
Grizzled Leotau

Im an aggro deck so prefereable to leotau

Pack 3 pick 10:
Obelisk of Esper
Swamp
Cathartic Adept
Salvage Slasher
--> Nacatl Savage
Magefire Wings

Pack 3 pick 11:
Godtoucher (FOIL)
--> Naturalize
Plains
Sangrite Surge
Offering to Asha

Pack 3 pick 12:
Forest
--> Waveskimmer Aven
Mana Cylix
Winged Coatl

wheeled the aven great news, as its very strong in bant

3
Pack 3 pick 13:
--> Obelisk of Naya
Swamp
Valiant Guard

Pack 3 pick 14:
--> Dispeller's Capsule
Forest

Pack 3 pick 15:
--> Filigree Sages

The deck

1 might of alara
1 araskan squire
1 noble hierach
1 esper stormblade
1 tace of abundance
1 bant sureblade
1 elvish visionary
1 knight of the skyward eye
2 naya hushblade
1 valeron outlander
1 parasitic strix
1 escommunicate
1 aven minomancer
1 court archers
1 winged coatl
1 esper comorants
1 rhox charger
1 gleam of resistance
1 sages of the anima
2 waveskimmer aven
1 sanctum plowbeast
1 jungle shrine
1 seaside citadel
5 plains
4 islands
6 forest

feedback appreciated.
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aceben3



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I would have taken Bloodpyre pick 2. I'm not really sure why you didn't look at Vengeful Rebirth pick 3 anyway, as I very much consider it worth an extra splash. But regardless, I probably end up Naya, with 2 Squires, Thoctar, both Knights.

Even if I pick like you up to that point, I don't think I'd take Plowbeast P3P1. I would prefer Roar, or even Sighted-Caste Sorcerer.
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