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Ala ala ala draft no4.



 
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OldBear



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Posts: 1840

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Ala ala ala draft no4. Reply with quote

Another 4-3-2-2 I lost in second round again versus a nuts exalted deck. Drafted a fatty bomb bomb deck this time Im not a big fan of that sort of deck but the cards sort of felt they fell that way. I could well have overlooked stuff though.

Event #: 94752
Time: 10/30/2008 9:59:24 PM
Players:
BigSteve0034
MrNinja
--> ElementalMox
New_Art
Decimage_
NormAkana
Salvatore Riina
Lambofgods

------ ALA ------

Pack 1 pick 1:
Outrider of Jhess
Glaze Fiend
Scavenger Drake
Tidehollow Strix
Goblin Deathraiders
Carrion Thrash
Kiss of the Amesha
Forest
Guardians of Akrasa
Executioner's Capsule
Skeletal Kathari
Rhox War Monk
Oblivion Ring
Jund Panorama
--> Hellkite Overlord

Tough pack Monk, Hellkite Overlord and Oring, Im not a fan of 8 mana spells in limited but for some strange reason I took the lordanyway.

Pack 1 pick 2:
Resounding Wave
Soul's Fire
Soul's Might
Knight of the Skyward Eye
Naya Panorama
--> Woolly Thoctar
Resounding Silence
Exuberant Firestoker
Swamp
Cylian Elf
Resounding Scream
Dregscape Zombie
Gather Specimens
Cancel

Maybe the souls fire is a better pick after hellkite I honestly just dont know yet.

Pack 1 pick 3:
Obelisk of Naya
Sacellum Godspeaker
Fire-Field Ogre
Esper Panorama
Plains
Kathari Screecher
Glaze Fiend
Swerve
Soul's Grace
Grixis Panorama
--> Bull Cerodon
Cloudheath Drake
Carrion Thrash

3 picks 3 fatties kid draft FTW

Pack 1 pick 4:
Sunseed Nurturer
Shore Snapper
Cloudheath Drake
Hindering Light
Necrogenesis
Agony Warp
Windwright Mage
Esper Panorama
Forest
Goblin Mountaineer
Grixis Charm
--> Obelisk of Naya

Wow after seeing no real blue black for first 3 picks 4th pick agony warp is quite a signal but i decide to sip it and tahe the obelisk as I am surely going to need mana ramp with what have picked already.

Pack 1 pick 5:
--> Bull Cerodon
Dragon Fodder
Bloodthorn Taunter
Swamp
Obelisk of Grixis
Blightning
Resounding Scream
Goblin Deathraiders
Infest
Naturalize
Invincible Hymn

Very very late infest but i can not really take it now and ceredon is stron also

Pack 1 pick 6:
Banewasp Affliction
Vectis Silencers
Deathgreeter
Clarion Ultimatum
Grixis Battlemage
Plains
Jungle Weaver
--> Hissing Iguanar
Grixis Charm
Shore Snapper

Need some sort of early play and this guy is solid

Pack 1 pick 7:
Incurable Ogre
Tidehollow Sculler
--> Fleshbag Marauder
Thunder-Thrash Elder
Esper Panorama
Welkin Guide
Carrion Thrash
Mountain
Dreg Reaver

It maraudes its got to the pick right

Pack 1 pick 8:
--> Godtoucher
Obelisk of Esper
Island
Swerve
Dispeller's Capsule
Etherium Sculptor
Cathartic Adept
Thorn-Thrash Viashino

I wonder if gods like getting felt up

Pack 1 pick 9:
Glaze Fiend
Tidehollow Strix
Goblin Deathraiders
Forest
Guardians of Akrasa
Skeletal Kathari
--> Jund Panorama

Fixing

Pack 1 pick 10:
Soul's Might
--> Exuberant Firestoker
Swamp
Resounding Scream
Gather Specimens
Cancel

With what I have already this seems playable

Pack 1 pick 11:
Fire-Field Ogre
Plains
Glaze Fiend
Swerve
--> Soul's Grace

Pack 1 pick 12:
--> Sunseed Nurturer
Shore Snapper
Forest
Goblin Mountaineer

Pack 1 pick 13:
--> Bloodthorn Taunter
Swamp
Resounding Scream

Pack 1 pick 14:
--> Banewasp Affliction
Plains

Pack 1 pick 15:
--> Mountain

------ ALA ------

Pack 2 pick 1:
Druid of the Anima
Thorn-Thrash Viashino
Spell Snip
Etherium Astrolabe
Relic of Progenitus
Courier's Capsule
Cavern Thoctar
Naya Battlemage
Thoughtcutter Agent
Viscera Dragger
--> Sigil of Distinction
Excommunicate
Volcanic Submersion
Dispeller's Capsule
Plains

Lesson learned, point taken, thanks for the advice.

Pack 2 pick 2:
Fire-Field Ogre
Kathari Screecher
Obelisk of Grixis
--> Steward of Valeron
Swamp
Blister Beetle
Cunning Lethemancer
Soul's Grace
Crumbling Necropolis
Scourge Devil
Lightning Talons
Lush Growth
Angelsong
Undead Leotau

Early creaturte plus mana ramp is kinda what i need as I have so much fat already

Pack 2 pick 3:
Outrider of Jhess
Obelisk of Naya
Waveskimmer Aven
Vithian Stinger
Shadowfeed
Guardians of Akrasa
Gift of the Gargantuan
Windwright Mage
--> Naya Battlemage
Coma Veil
Forest
Angel's Herald
Jund Panorama

I think at this point the mage is still strong enough to take over the panorama, this time it was the right cool from atleast how the draft worked out.

Pack 2 pick 4:
Esper Charm
Obelisk of Jund
Island
Bant Battlemage
Cancel
Volcanic Submersion
Jhessian Lookout
Cavern Thoctar
Soul's Fire
Vicious Shadows
--> Jungle Shrine
Rakeclaw Gargantuan

Here I went for the fixing over the soul's fire.

Pack 2 pick 5:
Dreg Reaver
Dawnray Archer
--> Drumhunter
Druid of the Anima
Glaze Fiend
Algae Gharial
Excommunicate
Sigil Blessing
Steelclad Serpent
Mountain
Ridge Rannet

With the creatures I have already this is a gift

Pack 2 pick 6:
Skeletal Kathari
Coma Veil
--> Jungle Shrine
Rockslide Elemental
Plains
Savage Hunger
Steelclad Serpent
Soul's Grace
Mighty Emergence
Marble Chalice

That should go a long way to ensuring me a good mana base

Pack 2 pick 7:
Viashino Skeleton
Etherium Sculptor
Skeletal Kathari
Angel's Herald
Island
Protomatter Powder
--> Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
Marble Chalice
Resounding Roar

THe roar felt king of unnecessary as I already have sigil and a ton of fatties and an early drop is always good.

Pack 2 pick 8:
Shadowfeed
Bloodthorn Taunter
Sphinx's Herald
Angelsong
--> Naturalize
Tortoise Formation
Mountain
Crucible of Fire

Pack 2 pick 9:
Spell Snip
Etherium Astrolabe
Relic of Progenitus
Thoughtcutter Agent
Volcanic Submersion
--> Dispeller's Capsule
Plains

Pack 2 pick 10:
--> Obelisk of Grixis
Swamp
Soul's Grace
Lightning Talons
Lush Growth
Undead Leotau

Pack 2 pick 11:
Shadowfeed
--> Gift of the Gargantuan
Coma Veil
Forest
Angel's Herald

Pack 2 pick 12:
Island
Volcanic Submersion
Vicious Shadows
--> Rakeclaw Gargantuan

Pack 2 pick 13:
--> Dreg Reaver
Glaze Fiend
Mountain

Pack 2 pick 14:
Plains
--> Soul's Grace

Pack 2 pick 15:
--> Island

------ ALA ------

Pack 3 pick 1:
Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
--> Naya Charm
Deft Duelist
Jhessian Lookout
Bloodpyre Elemental
Angelic Benediction
Goblin Mountaineer
Elvish Visionary
Yoked Plowbeast
Island
Court Archers
Esper Battlemage
Banewasp Affliction
Covenant of Minds
Resounding Thunder

Yeah this is def better than branching bolt

Pack 3 pick 2:
Savage Hunger
Deft Duelist
Forest
Obelisk of Bant
--> Branching Bolt
Vectis Silencers
Thunder-Thrash Elder
Demon's Herald
Hissing Iguanar
Incurable Ogre
Welkin Guide
Bone Splinters
Gift of the Gargantuan
Arcane Sanctum

Talk of the devil

Pack 3 pick 3:
Cathartic Adept
Mayael the Anima
Dreg Reaver
--> Druid of the Anima
Call to Heel (FOIL)
Sigil Blessing
Ridge Rannet
Onyx Goblet
Mighty Emergence
Godtoucher
Obelisk of Esper
Lightning Talons
Swamp

Between the fattie s and sigil Im fine with taking these early

Pack 3 pick 4:
Godtoucher
Resounding Roar
Obelisk of Esper
--> Naya Panorama
Island
Dragon's Herald
Viashino Skeleton
Gustrider Exuberant
Etherium Sculptor
Resounding Wave
Jund Panorama (FOIL)
Corpse Connoisseur

That solidifies the mana base

Pack 3 pick 5:
Qasali Ambusher
Skill Borrower
Exuberant Firestoker
Cloudheath Drake
Hindering Light
Lush Growth
--> Rip-Clan Crasher
Forest
Obelisk of Bant
Tortoise Formation
Jund Panorama

Love this guy is the ambusher better, I think he well could be

Pack 3 pick 6:
Undead Leotau
Onyx Goblet
Goblin Mountaineer
Skeletonize
Swamp
--> Goblin Deathraiders
Gustrider Exuberant
Spell Snip
Protomatter Powder
Soul's Might

The reason the pick is not skeletonize is because it is currently bugged on modo, you play it, it either loses draws or wins game for you randomly.

Pack 3 pick 7:
Savage Hunger
Courier's Capsule
--> Rip-Clan Crasher
Dragon Fodder
Necrogenesis
Plains
Ridge Rannet
Shore Snapper
Keeper of Progenitus

<3

Pack 3 pick 8:
Call to Heel
Behemoth's Herald
Viashino Skeleton
Relic of Progenitus
Mountain
--> Sigil Blessing
Marble Chalice
Hindering Light

Pack 3 pick 9:
Jhessian Lookout
Goblin Mountaineer
Elvish Visionary
--> Yoked Plowbeast
Island
Banewasp Affliction
Covenant of Minds

More fat for the fat deck.

Pack 3 pick 10:
Savage Hunger
Forest
Thunder-Thrash Elder
Demon's Herald
--> Hissing Iguanar
Incurable Ogre

Pack 3 pick 11:
Cathartic Adept
Onyx Goblet
Mighty Emergence
--> Godtoucher
Swamp

Pack 3 pick 12:
--> Obelisk of Esper
Island
Dragon's Herald
Viashino Skeleton

Pack 3 pick 13:
Lush Growth
Forest
--> Tortoise Formation

Pack 3 pick 14:
Swamp
--> Gustrider Exuberant

Pack 3 pick 15:
--> Plains

The deck

1 naturalize
1 sigil blessing
1 druid of anima
2 rip-clan crasher
1 sighted caste sorcerer
1 steward of valeron
1 obelisk of naya
1 branching bolt
1 naya charm
1 Exuberant firestoker
2 hissing igunar
1 naya battlemage
1 wolly throctar
1 drum hunter
1 godtoucher
1 rakeclaw garagutan
2 bull cerodon
1 yoked plowbeast
1 sigil of distinction
1 Hellkite Overlord
2 Jungle Shrine
3 Plains
1 Swamp
4 Mountains
5 Forest
1 Jund panorama
1 Naya panorama

The games paired vs decimage who was a very nice guy fun to play Game 1 he mulligans too 5 on the play game ends with me powering out hellkite overlord and going all kid on him. Game 2 I take some beats but bullcerdon followed by cerdon no2, followed by rakeclaw garangutan is kid heaven.

Round 2 I get paired vs a nuts exalted deck I win game 1 thanks to throctar cerodon and sigil beating his 1ugw angel just. Game 2 he gets a sick exalted curve and flys over the top for the win. Game 3 my draw is strong double cerodon plus sigil but his exalted draw is the stone cold nuts and he is able to chump me out and take it in the air.

As Always feedback appreciated
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LordLink



Joined: 11 Oct 2007
Posts: 79

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell? Late-Pick bombs all around, and in every shard. Seems to me you had 7 other people all trying to draft Bant Exalted. =/

Out of curiousity, why Druid of the Anima over Mayael? surely the legend is better here? especially with how high you've been taking manafixing.

Also Foil Jund Panorama over Naya Panorama? you already have 2 Jungle Shrines, a Naya Panorama and a Naya Obelisk.

Otherwise I can't really see anything wrong with this. I personally would have leapt on all the evasion getting passed around but thats just me.
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Zapgaze
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Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 72

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, I'll give my opinions, and I do exagerate what I already noted before, THESE ARE ONLY MY OPINIONS:

P1P7: Carrion Thrash > Marauder

P1P8: Anything (Vishino/Capsule/Obelisk) > Godtoucher

P1P8: Anything (Ogre/Fiend/Swerve) > Soul's Grace

P2P7: Roar > Sorcerer (In your deck)

P2P13: Fiend > Reaver

P3P3: Mayael > Druid

P3P4: Jund Panorama > Naya Panorama

P3P5: Ambusher/Firestoker > Crasher

P3P7: Keeper > Crasher

P3P11: Mighty Emergence > Godtoucher

P3P13: Lush Growth > Tortoise Formation

A few of my picks may seem weird, but they are almost all from personal preference after testing using the different cards.

Perhaps my weirdest pick here is P3P7. I am a big fan of Keeper of Progenitus in the right deck, because if you have the good cards to ramp into, you can just beat your opponent before they know what to do with the extra mana. It is always a risky card to play, but nice to have nonetheless.

PS. NEVER take godtoucher, absolutely horrendous card:/
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OldBear



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Posts: 1840

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay guys thanks for the feedback once again. Im going to try not to argue points atm as I have not drafted the set enough to really know but I asure you I am taking in everything.
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