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Ala Ala Cfx 4-3-2-2 No 2.



 
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OldBear



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: Ala Ala Cfx 4-3-2-2 No 2. Reply with quote

Another 4-3-2-2 lost round 2, turn 1 nactal games 2 and 3 followed by plains and mountain is hard for this deck to deal with, he made a mistake that really should have cost him the game game 2 also but he topdecked his way out of it, thats magic.

Event #: 223845
Time: 3/3/2009 7:54:30 PM
Players:
yap
Poekie
--> ElementalMox
Joha82
TheDandyFop
noxplague
Azntron
Foible

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

Pack 1 pick 1:
Onyx Goblet
Spell Snip
Bant Panorama
Gustrider Exuberant
Soul's Might
Undead Leotau
Tortoise Formation
Tidehollow Strix
Coma Veil
--> Sanctum Gargoyle
Skeletonize
Kiss of the Amesha
Etherium Astrolabe
Brilliant Ultimatum
Island

The pick is between the gargoyle and the skeltonize and as I have really gone off jund whilst I have grown fond of esper I decided to run the esper gauntlet.

Pack 1 pick 2:
Thorn-Thrash Viashino
Jund Panorama (FOIL)
Marble Chalice
Deathgreeter
Cavern Thoctar
Cancel
Obelisk of Jund
Volcanic Submersion
Rakeclaw Gargantuan
--> Arcane Sanctum
Blood Cultist
Corpse Connoisseur
Ethersworn Canonist
Plains

Here its between the blood cultist and the sanctum with our first pick the sanctum is an easy choice.

Pack 1 pick 3:
Dregscape Zombie
Banewasp Affliction (FOIL)
Savage Hunger
Ridge Rannet
Naya Panorama
Onyx Goblet
Obelisk of Esper
Godtoucher
Gustrider Exuberant
Resounding Wave
--> Drumhunter
Scourge Devil
Mountain

Nothing here for usid even be happy with as a mid pick so im just going to take the drum hunter.

Pack 1 pick 4:
Sigil Blessing
Court Archers
Viashino Skeleton
Call to Heel
Excommunicate
Viscera Dragger
Wild Nacatl
Grixis Panorama
Glaze Fiend
--> Scavenger Drake
Thoughtcutter Agent
Swamp

Back on plan.

Pack 1 pick 5:
Soul's Fire
Jhessian Lookout
Welkin Guide
Dreg Reaver
Cylian Elf
Gift of the Gargantuan
Outrider of Jhess
Obelisk of Naya
--> Windwright Mage
Grixis Battlemage
Island

Little early to be picking these but welkin guide is not all that great in esper maybe i should have took the souls fire but I decided to stick to my orignal plan of going esper.

Pack 1 pick 6:
Ridge Rannet
Steelclad Serpent
Excommunicate
Banewasp Affliction
Deft Duelist (FOIL)
Obelisk of Bant
Incurable Ogre
--> Esper Charm
Immortal Coil
Swamp

Okay thats a promising sign

Pack 1 pick 7:
Clarion Ultimatum (FOIL)
--> Steelclad Serpent
Marble Chalice
Tortoise Formation
Lush Growth
Angel's Herald
Mighty Emergence
Death Baron
Forest

Pack 1 pick 8:
Cancel
Obelisk of Jund
Onyx Goblet
--> Spell Snip
Lush Growth
Sunseed Nurturer
Minion Reflector
Island

Pack 1 pick 9:
Onyx Goblet
Spell Snip
Gustrider Exuberant
Tortoise Formation
Coma Veil
--> Etherium Astrolabe
Island

Pack 1 pick 10:
Marble Chalice
--> Deathgreeter
Cavern Thoctar
Obelisk of Jund
Volcanic Submersion
Plains

Pack 1 pick 11:
Banewasp Affliction (FOIL)
--> Savage Hunger
Godtoucher
Gustrider Exuberant
Mountain

Pack 1 pick 12:
Viashino Skeleton
--> Excommunicate
Thoughtcutter Agent
Swamp

Pack 1 pick 13:
--> Jhessian Lookout
Outrider of Jhess
Island

Pack 1 pick 14:
--> Banewasp Affliction
Swamp

Pack 1 pick 15:
--> Forest

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

Pack 2 pick 1:
Goblin Deathraiders
Mosstodon
Dragon Fodder
--> Sanctum Gargoyle
Vithian Stinger
Gift of the Gargantuan
Outrider of Jhess
Obelisk of Naya
Windwright Mage
Jund Panorama
Rockslide Elemental
Jungle Shrine
Protomatter Powder
Mindlock Orb
Mountain

Awsome another gargoyle my deck looks well set to win attrition wars.

Pack 2 pick 2:
Jhessian Lookout
Resounding Silence
Dregscape Zombie
Cylian Elf
Naturalize
Obelisk of Grixis
Resounding Scream
Bloodthorn Taunter
Cavern Thoctar
--> Esper Battlemage
Rockcaster Platoon
Necrogenesis
Titanic Ultimatum
Plains

Easy pick as we can not play necrogenesis

Pack 2 pick 3:
Cylian Elf
Soul's Fire
Vectis Silencers
Welkin Guide
Bone Splinters
Incurable Ogre
Esper Panorama
--> Executioner's Capsule
Carrion Thrash
Grixis Charm
Demon's Herald
Swerve
Swamp

Removal yes and removal i can recur with my gargoyles hurrah.

Pack 2 pick 4:
Dispeller's Capsule
Godtoucher
Cathartic Adept
Blightning
Lightning Talons
Angelsong
Rockslide Elemental (FOIL)
Shadowfeed
--> Tidehollow Strix
Kathari Screecher
Grixis Battlemage
Island

Sticking to artifact plan

Pack 2 pick 5:
Welkin Guide
Deft Duelist
Savage Hunger
Carrion Thrash
--> Cloudheath Drake
Glaze Fiend
Esper Panorama
Bant Battlemage
Mighty Emergence
Dragon's Herald
Swamp

Its very tough between this and the deft duelist but there are alot of good 2 drops in conflux so i took the drake as my curve is quite low.

Pack 2 pick 6:
Dispeller's Capsule
Volcanic Submersion
Relic of Progenitus
Resounding Wave
Soul's Might
Dragon Fodder
--> Skeletal Kathari
Steward of Valeron
Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
Plains

Pack 2 pick 7:
Viashino Skeleton
--> Etherium Sculptor
Cavern Thoctar
Spell Snip
Dispeller's Capsule
Volcanic Submersion
Relic of Progenitus
Resounding Wave
Plains

Pack 2 pick 8:
Soul's Grace
Windwright Mage
--> Cloudheath Drake
Obelisk of Naya
Savage Hunger (FOIL)
Filigree Sages
Protomatter Powder
Mountain

Pack 2 pick 9:
Goblin Deathraiders
Outrider of Jhess
Obelisk of Naya
--> Windwright Mage
Protomatter Powder
Mindlock Orb
Mountain

Gambit seems to have payed off.

Pack 2 pick 10:
Jhessian Lookout
--> Naturalize
Resounding Scream
Bloodthorn Taunter
Rockcaster Platoon
Plains

Pack 2 pick 11:
Vectis Silencers
--> Carrion Thrash
Demon's Herald
Swerve
Swamp

Pack 2 pick 12:
Godtoucher
--> Cathartic Adept
Shadowfeed
Island

Pack 2 pick 13:
--> Savage Hunger
Dragon's Herald
Swamp

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

Pack 2 pick 15:
--> Viashino Skeleton

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

Pack 3 pick 1:
Matca Rioters
Darklit Gargoyle
Fiery Fall
Wretched Banquet
--> Esper Cormorants
Parasitic Strix
Scattershot Archer
Infectious Horror
Worldly Counsel
Quenchable Fire
Jhessian Balmgiver
Unstable Frontier
Aerie Mystics
Thornling
Mountain

I think this is the pick over strix bhut I do not really know have not drafted conflux enough

Pack 3 pick 2:
Darklit Gargoyle
Unsummon
Armillary Sphere
Kranioceros
Faerie Mechanist
Salvage Slasher
Brackwater Elemental
Exploding Borders
Maniacal Rage
Nacatl Outlander
Controlled Instincts
Corrupted Roots
--> Path to Exile
Island

Really want that armillary sphere but our deck is despertaly short on removal so it takes presidence plus we can prob pick up some cyclers.

Pack 3 pick 3:
--> Esper Cormorants
Unsummon
Rhox Meditant
Vedalken Outlander
Absorb Vis
Suicidal Charge
Constricting Tendrils
Scattershot Archer (FOIL)
Molten Frame
Controlled Instincts
Unstable Frontier
Font of Mythos
Swamp

I suspect i can get cyclers later so i took the cormorants

Pack 3 pick 4:
Toxic Iguanar
--> Traumatic Visions
Mana Cylix
Beacon Behemoth
Zombie Outlander
Asha's Favor
Vectis Agents
Molten Frame
Rhox Bodyguard
Corrupted Roots
Scornful Ęther-Lich
Swamp

I already have alot of 4 drops so I opted for the cycler

Pack 3 pick 5:
Traumatic Visions (FOIL)
Kranioceros
--> Gleam of Resistance
Infectious Horror
Rhox Bodyguard
Wandering Goblins
Valiant Guard
Cumber Stone
Reliquary Tower
Aerie Mystics
Island

Not sure about cumberstone whilst I know gleam is good.

Pack 3 pick 6:
Toxic Iguanar
Traumatic Visions
Mana Cylix
--> Zombie Outlander
Asha's Favor
Vectis Agents
Molten Frame
Rhox Bodyguard
Paragon of the Amesha
Mountain

Sadly can not activate paragon and i do kind of need some 2 drops

Pack 3 pick 7:
Valeron Outlander
--> Aven Trailblazer
Salvage Slasher
Goblin Outlander
Constricting Tendrils
Tukatongue Thallid
Gluttonous Slime
Fusion Elemental
Swamp

Pack 3 pick 8:
Canyon Minotaur
Unsummon
Rhox Meditant
--> Vedalken Outlander
Constricting Tendrils
Knotvine Mystic
Voices from the Void
Plains

Pack 3 pick 9:
--> Scattershot Archer
Infectious Horror
Worldly Counsel
Quenchable Fire
Jhessian Balmgiver
Aerie Mystics
Mountain

Pack 3 pick 10:
--> Darklit Gargoyle
Unsummon
Salvage Slasher
Controlled Instincts
Corrupted Roots
Island

Pack 3 pick 11:
--> Unsummon
Suicidal Charge
Controlled Instincts
Font of Mythos
Swamp

Pack 3 pick 12:
Asha's Favor
Corrupted Roots
--> Scornful Ęther-Lich
Swamp

Pack 3 pick 13:
--> Rhox Bodyguard
Valiant Guard
Island

Pack 3 pick 14:
--> Asha's Favor
Mountain

Pack 3 pick 15:
--> Swamp

The deck

1 executioners capsule
1 path to exile
1 unsummon
1 darklit gargoyle
1 etherium sculptor
1 Tidehollow strix
1 vedalken outlander
1 zombie outlander
1 esper battlemage
2 windwright mage
1 excommunicate
1 esper charm
1 aven trailblazer
2 esper comorants
2 sanctum gargoyle
2 cloudheath drake
1 gleam of resistance
1 traumatic visions
1 arcane sanctum
6 plains
7 islands
4 swamps

Sb
Scronful aether lich
Etherium Astrolobe
Skeletal kathari
Scavenger drake

On the deck I went for 18 lands as I wanted my mana really good as the deck can tempo people and ride evasive creatures for the win, so stumbling was really bad so i felt the 18th land was worth it. Scavenger drake felt bad when most of my creatures have evasion and I have so little removal. The deck is pretty solid can win with tempo and evasion and card advantage through gargoyles and charm but sadly turn 1 nactal followed by thornling no matter how horribly used is pretty hard to beat.
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Ludz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

P1P3: I'd probably go with Dregscape Zombie here, he's a solid 2 drop for the aggressive esper deck, turning on your Strixes.

P2P5: I agree with the Drake, seems better.

P2P6: I hate playing the Skeletal Kathari, always feels bad. I'd probably pick Relic (versus Unearth) or Resounding Wave (for tempo) over it, especially since you took Drake last pack.

P2P7: Same thing, never happy playing Etherium Sculptor.

P3P1: Esper Cormorants is the right pick.

P3P6: Sounds like you're unhappy about the Zombie Outlander, don't be - it's a great card.

P3P12: It tabled, great!
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OldBear



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Posts: 1840

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actualyy quite like etherium sculptor, when i have 2 gargoyles, 2 drakes and the chance to pick up commernats in pack 3, anyway thankyou for feedback.
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RushwoodEle



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Posts: 23

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

P1P3 - I'd have gone with Dregscape Zombie or Resounding Wave. Wave is so powerful against Devour cards, and has some synergy with your Gargoyle(s).
P1P4 - I'd have considered Viscera Dragger. Maybe not picked it... but it's real close.
P2P11 - I'd go with the Vectis Silencers, at least as a SB card against green decks.

Nice draft!
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Jotram



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Posts: 2

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

P1P1 I'd take the strix, as he is an awesome card in both Grixis and Esper. Normally I prefer to take a good monocolored card over a very good gold card first pick since I don't want to commit too much too early, but sanctum gargoyle isn't much use in GWx which is your other good archetype option from white.

P1P8 Hardly a crucial pick, but if my draft sucks and I need filler, I'd rather have Cancel than one less card. Counterspells in draft are always unexpected, and you can maybe blow someone out with it.

P3p1 It's close, but I'd definitely take the darklight gargoyle here, 3 power artifact flyer for 2 mana vs. 3 power flyer for 4 mana. And you'll probably get multiple gargoyles. Besides, you want artifacts that draw removal before your sanctum gargoyles come out since you only have the one capsule.

P3P3 Absolutely taking Absorb Vis here. I'm happy taking a Vis/Fall first pick in Conflux if I don't have a lot of fixing. Cormorants will probably show up again, and you already have a couple sanctum gargoyles to fill your 4-drop slot, and a couple drakes for big flyers.

Overall a nice draft
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