seeing as Alara Reborn is now up on magic online i decided to treat myself to a couple drafts and record one of them for an article. Sadly, the one i recorded went horribly and the one i didnt i absolutely crapped on everyone - as in i got bloodbraid elf into woolly thoctar 3 times!! (i won those games...and the draft)
Anyways, here's the draft i recorded, it starts awful, gets slightly better, and ends with a 3 game epic with me losing, bawwww.
I apologise in advance for not knowing too much about what else was in my reborn packs, but it took me a while to read all the cards, being a pretty new set to me, so forgive the pretty pants notes.
Pack 1, pick 1 - sanctum gargoyle
I dont really liek esper too much in draft, and it feels like a strategy you have to commit early to in order to get a decent deck. I thought i would have a go though, plus with a branching bolt, jund battlemage, necrogenesis and executioners capsule i didnt want to fight over the jund stuff.
Pack 1, pick 2 - seaside citadel
Tri-lands are always awesome, and only an unexciting wild nacatl and bone splinters make up the pack
Pack 1, pick 3 - resounding silence
The citadel means i can cycle this making it pretty damn good, plus hissing iguanar is the only other playable here
Pack 1, pick 4 - deft dualist
Pack 1, pick 5 - naya panorama
Nothing here so grab the fixing
Pack 1, pick 6 - tidhollow strix
Im pretty suprised to see this dude seeing as i havent seen any other esper cards coming my way so far, maybe it is open after all
Pack 1, pick 7 - call to heel
Remaining picks - puppet conjurer, grixis panorama, vectis silencers, onyx goblet, shore snapper, angelsong, shadowfeed, island
Pack 2, pick 1 - mirror sigil sargeant
little bit bomby, so.... There was also a foil apocolypse hydra in there too, whats the pick here?
Pack 2, pick 2 - esperzoa
pretty bad really, conflux is awful isnt it.
Pack 2, pick 3 - celestial purge
I love this card
Pack 2, pick 4 - voices from the void
Looks like ill be playing quite a few colours, so might be decent as i will be pretty slow and controlling
Pack 2, pick 5 - worldy counsel
Pack 2, pick 6 - pestilent kathari
Pack 2, pick 7 - zombie outlander
Pack 2, pick 8 - brackwater elemental
Remaining picks - cumber stone, darklit gargoyle, scornful aether-lich, jhessian balm giver, infectious horror, toxic iguanar, plains.
Pack 3, pick 1 - slave of bolas
zealous persecution in there too.
Pack 3, pick 2 - lord lich or unx
He seems ok, on colour, why not.
Pack 3, pick 3 - mask of riddles
only a sewn eye drake in there too, and even though i need guys i like this card a lot
Pack 3, pick 4 - monstrous carabid
Pack 3, pick 5 - illusionary demon
Pack 3, pick 6 - kathari bomber (foil)
Pack 3, pick 7 - wall of denial
This guy is definately the droid im looking for in my deck
Pack 3, pick 8 - maelstrom nexus
could be a bomb, guess we'll see.
Remaining picks - jhessian zombies, captured sunlight, fieldmist borderpost, esper sojourners, grixis sojourners, etherium abomination, forest.
Here's my list
1 x mask of riddles
1 x tidehollow strix
1 x zombie outlander
1 x celestial purge
1 x call to heel
1 x puppet conjurer
1 x worldy counsel
1 x esperzoa
1 x fieldmist borderpost
1 x brackwater elemental
1 x illusionary demon
1 x kathari bomber
1 x lord lich of unx
1 x pestilent kathari
1 x wall of denial
1 x sanctum gargoyle
1 x resounding silence
1 x slave of bolas
1 x voices from the void
1 x maelstrom nexus
1 x etherium abomination
1 x jhessian zombies
1 x mirror, sigil sargeant
1 x seaside citadel
1 x naya panorama
1 x grixis panorama
1 x forest
1 x mountain
5 x island
4 x swamp
3 x plains
So i lost in the first round in a 3 gamer, game 1 my opponant made turn 2 guy, turn 3 noob sledge, turns 4-6 bashy bashy.
I win a long game 2, getting slow advantage
Game 3 he gets the sledge, which i have no way in my deck to deal with. But am drawing cards with mask of riddles and blocking his guy avec sledge with wall of denial. Eventually i find my Lord lich of Unx and start milling but my opponant finds the domain goblin guy to put his penis extension on and attacks me with a 21/5 lifelink trampler....i obviously survive on 1 life, with my lord lich still about too. I make a guy, but my opponant draw resounding thunder, bum.
Hope you all enjoyed that, more drafts coming soon a la my prize boosters for winning my other draft.
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