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Sealed Deck Analysis



 
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Avata



Joined: 03 Dec 2006
Posts: 407

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Sealed Deck Analysis Reply with quote

I played in the trial yesterday, and with others recently posting deck lists, I thought I would do the same just to try and generate some sealed discussion. I won the trial with this pool:

Land:

Wanderwine Hub
Spinerock Knoll
Vivid Marsh

Artifacts:

Deathrender
Herbal Poultice

Black:

Boggart Harbinger
Hornet Harasser
Nath’s Buffoon
Quill Slinger Boggart
Bog Hoodlums
Shriekmaw
Boggart Loggers x2
Exiled Boggart x2
Nightshade Stinger x2
Squeaking Pie Sneak
Boggart Birth Rite
Fodder Launch
Thieving Sprite
Eyeblight’s Ending
Nameless Inversion

Red:

Ingot Chewer
Adder-Staff Boggart
Axegrinder Giant
Blind Spot Giant
Chandra Nalaar
Inner Flame Acolyte x2
Lowland Oaf
Mudbutton Torchrunner
Soulbright Flamekin
Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Lash Out
Tarfire

Green:

Battlewand Oak
Bog Strider Ash
Elvish Eulogist x3
Fertile Ground
Fistful of Force
Lace With Moonglove
Lammastide Weave
Woodland Guidance
Woodland Changeling


White:

Cenn’s Heir
Cloudgoat Ranger
Dawnfluke
Goldmeadow Harrier
Kithkin Harbinger
Kithkin Healer x2
Neck Snap
Oblivion Ring
Pollen Lullaby x2
Soaring Hope
Triclopean Sight x2
Wispmare

Blue:

Amoeboid Changeling
Cryptic Command
Faerie Harbinger
Broken Ambitions
Familiar’s Ruse
Mulldrifter
Scattering Stroke
Silvergill Adept
Spellstutter Sprite
Stonybrook Angler
Steambed Aquatects
Tideshaper Mystic
Zephyr Net


As you can see, this card pool is very strong. This didn’t surprise me though – many of the cards in Lorwyn seem to be focused on ramping up the card quality of limited. I also had many close matchups throughout the day with removal and bomb rares being tossed all over the place. Here’s the decklist I went with:

9x Mountain
7x Swamp
1x Vivid Marsh

1cc:

Boggart Birth Rite
Tarfire

2cc:

Adder-Staff Boggart
Nath’s Buffoon
Squeaking Pie Sneak
Soulbright Flamekin
Lash Out
Nameless Inversion

3cc:

Blind Spot Giant
Boggart Harbinger
Inner-Flame Acolyte x2
Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Eyeblight’s Ending

4cc:

Hornet Harasser
Lowland Oaf
Quill-Slinger Boggart
Fodder Launch
Deathrender

5cc:

Chandra Nalaar
Shriekmaw

6cc:

Axegrinder Giant

Some thoughts/Questions:

1. Should I have run vivid marsh? I didn’t really need the mana fixing and occasionally the CiPT was harmful.

2. Should I have run Spinerock Knoll “just in case?”

3. I should have definitely run the Boggart Loggers over the Inner Flame Acolytes. Almost every deck had at least one relevant target for the loggers. In my defense, I was thinking they were 1/3 for some reason, rather than 2/1, and if I had noticed they were 2/1 during deckbuilding, I would have included them. They ended up sided in just about every match.

4. Blind-Spot Giant was a horrible choice. I guess I was so pleased about having Axegrinder, Lowland Oaf and Stinkdrinker Daredevil, the Blind-Spot snuck in when he shouldn’t have.

5. The white in this pool made me sad. There were so many amazing cards – harrier, o-ring, neck snap – that I really wanted to play it, but it just didn’t have the quality two drops you need in sealed.

6. Should I have cut two cards (probably Quill-Slinger Boggart and Blind-Spot Giant) for a splash of Neck Snap and Oblivion Ring (and perhaps Pollen Lullaby if I ran into any devoted aggro).

7. Bog Hoodlums – does anyone play with this card? Compare to Dross Crocodile.

If I had to do it again, I’d try:

-1 Mountain
-1 Vivid Marsh
-1 Inner-Flame Acolyte
-1 Blind Spot Giant
+2 Boggart Loggers
+2 Swamp

Or:

-1 Mountain
-1 Swamp
-2 Inner-Flame Acolyte
-1 Blind Spot Giant
-1 Quill Slinger Boggart
+2 Plains
+2 Boggart Loggers
+1 Oblivion Ring
+1 Neck Snap


Any other thoughts?
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Wurly



Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 37

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-1 Mountain
-1 Swamp
-2 Inner-Flame Acolyte
-1 Stinkdrinker Daredevil
-1 Blind Spot Giant
-1 Nath’s Buffoon
+2 Plains
+2 Boggart Loggers
+1 Oblivion Ring
+1 Neck Snap
+1 Mudbutton Torchrunner
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Avata



Joined: 03 Dec 2006
Posts: 407

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoops, that was a typo, I was indeed maindecking the torchrunner.
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memphis



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the splashing mulldrifter. Splashing 2 white cards especially when one is necksnap is no where near as good as the drifter.
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Femt



Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont. I think he should go with R/B Gobs. That would be enough to win. Splash w if u want since u got ob ring
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