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OldBear



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Ala Ala Ala draft 14. Reply with quote

It seems now I just can not stop going naya I won again breaking 1800 for the first time since lowryns release on modo good times, special thanks to all the posters on the forums who have helped get me there again now lets see if i can stay there to start with. As I promised along time ago in shadowmoor block when i was a draft off 1800 I will be donating £20 was $40 dollars think its less now to the modosharks for all the great videos and expert advice, sorry magic league you do not make videos. Anyway on with the draft.

Event #: 111567
Time: 11/21/2008 10:00:54 PM
Players:
DenisK
Sirc
Mesterjacob
--> ElementalMox
psales
P_Funk
Wandelwicht
Templeton

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

Pack 1 pick 1:
Gustrider Exuberant
Bant Panorama
Soul's Might
Etherium Astrolabe
Ooze Garden
--> Resounding Thunder
Welkin Guide
Dreg Reaver
Cylian Elf
Plains
Rakeclaw Gargantuan
Spell Snip
Onyx Goblet
Bant Battlemage
Jungle Shrine

Single colour removal is what i like to see in my opening pack and its red as well:)

Pack 1 pick 2:
Shadowfeed
Esper Panorama
Hindering Light
Mountain
Incurable Ogre
Topan Ascetic
Kathari Screecher
Tidehollow Strix
--> Naya Battlemage
Violent Ultimatum (FOIL)
Bant Charm
Scourglass
Tortoise Formation
Jund Panorama

So i have been told scourglass is not a bomb on one forum atleast so i took the battlemage.

Pack 1 pick 3:
Vithian Stinger
Carrion Thrash
Qasali Ambusher (FOIL)
Fleshbag Marauder
Bloodpyre Elemental
Dawnray Archer
Covenant of Minds
Guardians of Akrasa
Wild Nacatl
--> Oblivion Ring
Outrider of Jhess
Swamp
Lush Growth

I almost timed out on this pick as you all know I love stinger, nactal is also really good but i think oblivion ring as it answers just about anything is the best pick.

Pack 1 pick 4:
Soul's Grace
Dispeller's Capsule
Goblin Deathraiders
Spell Snip
Soul's Might
Skeletal Kathari
Relic of Progenitus
Volcanic Submersion
Minion Reflector
Plains
Resounding Wave
--> Mosstodon

Not much here for me but the fatty so i take the fatty.

Pack 1 pick 5:
Call to Heel
Kathari Screecher
Exuberant Firestoker
Mountain
--> Angelic Benediction
Thorn-Thrash Viashino
Courier's Capsule
Jund Charm
Excommunicate
Lush Growth
Sighted-Caste Sorcerer

Somehow some people still underate this card you only need to see it in action once to know its a pain to play against

Pack 1 pick 6:
--> Soul's Fire
Esper Panorama
Windwright Mage
Gift of the Gargantuan
Island
Cylian Elf
Obelisk of Naya
Thunder-Thrash Elder
Filigree Sages
Jhessian Lookout

I like the fire more than the gifts both are good but soulsfire can get you there once the game state has stalled.

Pack 1 pick 7:
Angel's Herald
Onyx Goblet
--> Mighty Emergence
Obelisk of Esper
Forest
Godtoucher
Viashino Skeleton
Steelclad Serpent
Marble Chalice

Pack 1 pick 8:
Incurable Ogre
Obelisk of Naya
Ridge Rannet
Excommunicate
Swamp
Thoughtcutter Agent
Banewasp Affliction
--> Jungle Weaver

I think this is a close call between this and the excommunicate anyway i took weaver.

Pack 1 pick 9:
Gustrider Exuberant
Soul's Might
--> Ooze Garden
Dreg Reaver
Plains
Spell Snip
Onyx Goblet

Pack 1 pick 10:
Shadowfeed
Esper Panorama
Hindering Light
Mountain
--> Incurable Ogre
Tortoise Formation

Pack 1 pick 11:
Carrion Thrash
--> Guardians of Akrasa
Outrider of Jhess
Swamp
Lush Growth

Pack 1 pick 12:
Soul's Grace
Soul's Might
--> Relic of Progenitus
Plains

Pack 1 pick 13:
Mountain
--> Excommunicate
Lush Growth

Pack 1 pick 14:
Island
--> Jhessian Lookout

Pack 1 pick 15:
--> Forest

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

Pack 2 pick 1:
Godtoucher
Bloodpyre Elemental
--> Magma Spray
Undead Leotau
Agony Warp
Grixis Battlemage
Skeletonize
Obelisk of Esper
Dispeller's Capsule
Elvish Visionary
Island
Tower Gargoyle
Stoic Angel
Cathartic Adept
Sighted-Caste Sorcerer

Im not black and I prefer the cheaper spell though skeltonize is clearly more powerfull I think it would be a bad decision to move into bant.

Pack 2 pick 2:
Skeletal Kathari (FOIL)
Demon's Herald
Mountain
Grixis Panorama
Qasali Ambusher
Steward of Valeron
Hindering Light
Goblin Assault
--> Wild Nacatl
Esper Panorama
Sunseed Nurturer
Kathari Screecher
Glaze Fiend
Lush Growth

Everyone seems to agree when this comes up nactal is the pick.

Pack 2 pick 3:
Plains
Etherium Sculptor
Resounding Wave
Puppet Conjurer
Tidehollow Sculler
Sigil Blessing
Blightning
Dreg Reaver
Resounding Scream
Naturalize
Akrasan Squire
--> Magma Spray
Obelisk of Grixis

I like the removal more than the squire

Pack 2 pick 4:
Goblin Deathraiders
Metallurgeon
Grixis Panorama
Swamp
Demon's Herald
Outrider of Jhess
Swerve
Mindlock Orb
Shadowfeed
Savage Lands (FOIL)
Coma Veil
--> Wild Nacatl

Two nactals good times

Pack 2 pick 5:
Cancel
Topan Ascetic
Banewasp Affliction
--> Knight of the Skyward Eye
Bloodthorn Taunter
Forest
Yoked Plowbeast
Court Archers
Naya Panorama
Deft Duelist
Resounding Scream

Tough call between this and the aestic I think the eye suits our deck more.

Pack 2 pick 6:
Kiss of the Amesha
Obelisk of Bant
--> Gift of the Gargantuan
Etherium Astrolabe
Glaze Fiend
Island
Etherium Sculptor
Viashino Skeleton
Deathgreeter
Marble Chalice

Nothing else in pack for us.

Pack 2 pick 7:
Dregscape Zombie
Shore Snapper
Kederekt Creeper
Coma Veil
--> Yoked Plowbeast
Goblin Mountaineer
Mountain
Call to Heel
Savage Hunger

Another cycling fatty:)

Pack 2 pick 8:
--> Akrasan Squire
Jungle Weaver
Soul's Grace
Courier's Capsule
Etherium Sculptor
Invincible Hymn
Island (FOIL)
Forest

Late squire deck is shaping up nicely with a very low curve

Pack 2 pick 9:
Godtoucher
Undead Leotau
Obelisk of Esper
Dispeller's Capsule
Island
Cathartic Adept
--> Sighted-Caste Sorcerer

Getting a bit more of an exalted theme now

Pack 2 pick 10:
Demon's Herald
Mountain
--> Hindering Light
Esper Panorama
Glaze Fiend
Lush Growth

Pack 2 pick 11:
Plains
Etherium Sculptor
--> Tidehollow Sculler
Resounding Scream
Obelisk of Grixis

Wow I believe its even worth half a tix or something wtf

Pack 2 pick 12:
Swamp
Demon's Herald
Shadowfeed
--> Coma Veil

Pack 2 pick 13:
Banewasp Affliction
--> Bloodthorn Taunter
Forest

Pack 2 pick 14:
Island
--> Marble Chalice

Pack 2 pick 15:
--> Mountain

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

Pack 3 pick 1:
Knight of the Skyward Eye (FOIL)
Vithian Stinger
Kederekt Creeper
--> Oblivion Ring
Call to Heel
Savage Hunger
Swamp
Cloudheath Drake
Ridge Rannet
Yoked Plowbeast
Fleshbag Marauder
Branching Bolt
Tidehollow Sculler
Rockcaster Platoon
Kresh the Bloodbraided

Another O-ring:)

Pack 3 pick 2:
Bant Panorama
Lightning Talons
Gustrider Exuberant (FOIL)
Obelisk of Grixis
Court Archers
Sigil Blessing
Blightning
Crumbling Necropolis
Marble Chalice
Deathgreeter
Undead Leotau
--> Sigiled Paladin
Dragon's Herald
Plains

A great early aggresive drop

Pack 3 pick 3:
--> Akrasan Squire
Immortal Coil
Obelisk of Grixis
Jungle Weaver
Bant Panorama
Bone Splinters
Angelsong
Behemoth's Herald
Undead Leotau
Courier's Capsule
Blister Beetle
Cavern Thoctar
Forest

More exalted and suits my aggro style

Pack 3 pick 4:
Glaze Fiend
Tortoise Formation
Carrion Thrash
Blood Cultist
Grixis Panorama
Clarion Ultimatum
--> Rip-Clan Crasher
Dragon Fodder
Cloudheath Drake
Swamp
Incurable Ogre
Thoughtcutter Agent

I could have had 3 pingers just thought id point that out, the crasher may be hard to play as red is looking a splash and we need fixing but i think its still the pick.

Pack 3 pick 5:
Lightning Talons
--> Mosstodon
Steward of Valeron
Naturalize
Sphinx's Herald
Plains
Angelsong
Shore Snapper
Obelisk of Jund
Cathartic Adept
Goblin Mountaineer

More trampling goodness works well with exalted

Pack 3 pick 6:
Shore Snapper
Vectis Silencers
Mountain
Deft Duelist
Kathari Screecher (FOIL)
--> Dragon Fodder
Protomatter Powder
Guardians of Akrasa
Hissing Iguanar
Savage Hunger

Hmm this should have prob been iguana, I think my reasoning was to do with curve but the fodder did not get played not sure if iguana would either as my mana was not perfect

Pack 3 pick 7:
Cancel
Island
--> Obelisk of Jund
Bloodthorn Taunter (FOIL)
Soul's Grace
Bloodthorn Taunter
Volcanic Submersion
Cavern Thoctar
Ad Nauseam

Already have enough fatties so Im going to take some fixing that also allows my to cyclr my thunder and ramp into turn 4 mostodon

Pack 3 pick 8:
Kederekt Creeper
Goblin Deathraiders
Vectis Silencers
Deathgreeter
--> Savage Lands
Forest
Guardians of Akrasa
Goblin Mountaineer

Hurray need that so badly, got it at the last chance

Pack 3 pick 9:
--> Knight of the Skyward Eye (FOIL)
Call to Heel
Savage Hunger
Swamp
Ridge Rannet
Yoked Plowbeast
Tidehollow Sculler

Wow! this was not the strongest draft two players on verge of breraking 1800 and a bunch of slightly below or above 1600

Pack 3 pick 10:
--> Lightning Talons
Gustrider Exuberant (FOIL)
Marble Chalice
Deathgreeter
Dragon's Herald
Plains

Pack 3 pick 11:
Immortal Coil
Obelisk of Grixis
Behemoth's Herald
--> Courier's Capsule
Forest

Pack 3 pick 12:
Tortoise Formation
--> Grixis Panorama
Swamp
Incurable Ogre

Pack 3 pick 13:
Plains
Cathartic Adept
--> Goblin Mountaineer

Pack 3 pick 14:
Mountain
--> Savage Hunger

Pack 3 pick 15:
--> Island

The deck

2 magama spray
2 araskan squire
2 wild nactal
2 knight of skyward eye
1 rip clan crasher
1 sighte caste sorcerer
1 sigiled paladin
1 obelsik of jund
1 excommunicate
1 gift of the garangutan
1 resounding thunder
1 souls fire
2 oblivion ring
1 naya battlemage
1 angelic benediction
2 mostondon
1 Jungle weaver
1 Savage lands
8 plains
3 mountains
5 forest

Sb cards of note

Guardians of araska
yoked plowbeast
relic of the progentius

Feedback appreciated
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thranarama



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Posts: 219

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

overall a very good draft, I just have a couple picks I disagree with. I really think that Exuberent Firestoker is the better pick over Angelic Benediction in pack 1. You knew you were in Naya already by that point, which means you were bound to have plenty of 5 power men to make him worthwhile, as well as have the mana to play them because you had him. Also I agree with you that you should have picked Iguanar over Fodder in pack 3.
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SaTiVa
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Joined: 09 Jun 2005
Posts: 289

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i woulda took branching bolt over o-ring but thats just me, i know there is lots of fat that o-ring gets and bolt doesn't but with the lack of fliers naya has, ie the more others will have and ur lack to defend against it ( no ambusher), I think having the ability to take down an evasion guy and a 3 or less blocker on the ground or take down their evasion guy post combat and finish off their blocker which blocked alrdy and has some dmg on.

Pack 3 pick 1:
Knight of the Skyward Eye (FOIL)
Vithian Stinger
Kederekt Creeper
--> Oblivion Ring
Call to Heel
Savage Hunger
Swamp
Cloudheath Drake
Ridge Rannet
Yoked Plowbeast
Fleshbag Marauder
Branching Bolt <----------------
Tidehollow Sculler
Rockcaster Platoon
Kresh the Bloodbraided
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Zapgaze
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Posts: 72

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, O-Ring is the best common in the set, not taking it there would have been stupid.

Now then, on to the good stuff:) See how it feels to draft Naya?Very Happy

Comments:

P1P5: Definately Firestoker > Benediction

P1P7: Godtoucher > Mighty Emergence (They are both jank, but mighty emergence is just god awful. If I had to choose between playing one, it would be the Godtoucher.)

P2P1: Skeletonize is SO much better here, definately Skeletonize > Magma Spray

P2P5: I'm not saying your pick was wrong, just pointing out that Naya Panorama is also a fine pick here, especially because of 2 Nacatls.

P2P10: If you're going to hate something you don't play, always hate the Panoramas. Panorama > Hindering Light

P3P2: Here there might be some disagreements with people, but I would pick the Sigil Blessing. You have an aggro deck with very small creatures thats going to be getting in big damage quickly. Sigil blessing is a BEAST in that archetype. Sigiled Paladin is also a good card, but in MY opinion, Sigil Blessing > Sigiled Paladin is the right pick here.

P3P5: Again, you have a small aggro theme here. Lightning Talons is definately the better choice for you in my opinion. Lightning Talons > Mosstodon.

P3P6: Iguanar for sure, ridiculous card. Hissing Iguanar > Dragon Fodder

That's about it:) You have a nice deck, but with a few better picks, you could have gone ridiculous with consistent turn 5-6 ish wins.
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TugaChampion



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Posts: 615

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zapgaze wrote:
P1P5: Definately Firestoker > Benediction

P1P7: Godtoucher > Mighty Emergence (They are both jank, but mighty emergence is just god awful. If I had to choose between playing one, it would be the Godtoucher.)

P2P1: Skeletonize is SO much better here, definately Skeletonize > Magma Spray

P2P5: I'm not saying your pick was wrong, just pointing out that Naya Panorama is also a fine pick here, especially because of 2 Nacatls.

P2P10: If you're going to hate something you don't play, always hate the Panoramas. Panorama > Hindering Light

P3P2: Here there might be some disagreements with people, but I would pick the Sigil Blessing. You have an aggro deck with very small creatures thats going to be getting in big damage quickly. Sigil blessing is a BEAST in that archetype. Sigiled Paladin is also a good card, but in MY opinion, Sigil Blessing > Sigiled Paladin is the right pick here.

P3P5: Again, you have a small aggro theme here. Lightning Talons is definately the better choice for you in my opinion. Lightning Talons > Mosstodon.

P3P6: Iguanar for sure, ridiculous card. Hissing Iguanar > Dragon Fodder

That's about it:) You have a nice deck, but with a few better picks, you could have gone ridiculous with consistent turn 5-6 ish wins.


I'll comment on these because they're the only picks I wanna comment too.

P1P5: Yes Firestoker is the right pick here.

P1P7: you're not playing any of them so w/e. But mighty emergence is uncommon and you could always face someone who goes emergence, 5/1, 5/3 first strike, 5/5, etc. While the other one is even least likely to be good although it's way more likely to be mediocre.

P2P1: In this case it's very close but the 1/1 is always useful even if it can't regenerate. I don't think you can say Skeletonize is much better than Magma Spray specially when you're not on black. But still Skeletonize would have probably been better.

P2P5: I don't think taking the panorama here would be correct.

P2P10: hating the panorama would have been a little better. Not very relevant anyway.

P3P2: the paladin is better but harder to play. I don't think you played it turn 2 many times.

P3P5: Mosstodon is really the correct pick. Talons is just asking a 2 for 1. Yes it's powerful if it beats once or twice and probably wins the game if it isn't killed but I always prefer to play something else. Mosstodon is basically a 5/3 trampler that also gives trample to some other guys.

P3P6: Hissing Iguanar always.
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OldBear



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your all wrong on angelic benediction that card is amazing, if i had to make the pick again I would make the same.
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Conkisstador



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Posts: 543

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knight of the sky eye is better in naya than o-ring. other decks are more scared of you dropping heavy threats than answering their answers. luckily for you your table sucked at drafting and you spun it lol.

you took a mighty emergence over relevent cards.
goblin assault is great always and probably worth tickets later.
yes you should have taken iggy over fodder
good call taking magma sprays. it's the only removal piece that ACTUALLY fits into naya, as it takes the extra curve mana into devastating effect
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TugaChampion



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Posts: 615

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

angelic benediction is decent but Firestoker is better in naya. And benediction is more likely to come back to you.
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