I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Im sure you guys and gals can tell from the lack of articles produced that i am certainly enjoying mine, i was reconciled with my old friend alcohol this week, which was nice.
I was getting low on packs due to my chronic draft problem so i needed to start doing well again, but sadly i made a bit of a mess of this one, standard i guess.
Pack 1, pick 1 - Knight of the skyward eye
This was a pretty hard pick, it was between this, souls fire, esper battlemage, and sprouting thrinax. I am not too hot on the esper battlemage because i prefer to draft aggressive decks, and although i prefer jund to naya, i went with the essentially 2 colour card over 3
Pack 1, pick 2 - Court archers
Not a fantastic second pick, and maybe the steward of valeron would better to support signaling myself as base g/w, as it didnt table
Pack 1, pick 3 - Bloodpyre elemental
Possibly another bad pick by passing the naya battlemage, o well.
Pack 1, pick 4 - blightning
Pack 1, pick 5 - agony warp?
crumbling necropolis in here too, guess im going 5 colour with some kind of green base?
Pack 1, pick 6 - grixis panorama
Pack 1, pick 7 - blightning
Pack 1, pick 8 - jungle weaver
Remaining picks - cylian elf, deathgreeter, incurable ogre, godtoucher, forest, forest, swamp
Pack 2, pick 1 - Meglonoth
Its a bit annoying to pass an armilery sphere and a drag down, but im pretty sure this guy is a bomb, and i still want to be green based i think.
Pack 2, pick 2 - Dark temper
Pack 2, pick 3 - Ember weaver
Im not sure this is the pick over a rupture spire, when i need more mana fixing. O well.
Pack 2, pick 4 - Soul's Majesty
Harmonize this ain't, but i think its slightly better than voices from the void for my deck right now
Pack 2, pick 5 - nacatl outlander
Pack 2, pick 6 - rhox meditant
I like this guy, he has a fat ass and draws cards, and it doesnt look like im going to be aggressive anymore
Pack 2, pick 7 - wretched banquet
I overvalue this card
Pack 2, pick 8 - viashino slaughtermaster
Pack 2, pick 9 - Knotvine mystic (foil)
Pack 2, pick 10 - Pestilent Kathari
I undervalut this one!
Remaining picks - absorb vis, vectis agents, asha's favour, wandering goblins, mountain
Pack 3, pick 1 - terminate
Only a jund sojourners to pick from
Pack 3, pick 2 - Kathari bomber
I like this guy, but 2nd pick isnt great
Pack 3, pick 3 - crystalization
Pack 3, pick 4 - Sangrite backlash
Pack 3, pick 5 - kathari bomber
Pack 3, pick 6 - igneous pouncer
Pack 3, pick 7 - Stun sniper
Looks like im base R/G splashing black and white here, borderposts would be nice
Pack 3, pick 8 - firewild borderpost
Not really the post im looking for
Pack 3, pick 9 - deny reality
Remaining picks - fieldmist borderpost, double negative, magefire wings, vedalken ghoul, swamp.
Here's the deck i built
1 x wretched banquet
1 x terminate
1 x sangrite backlash
1 x nacatl outlander
1 x stun sniper
1 x viashino slaughtermaster
1 x crystalization
1 x firewild borderpost
2 x blightning
1 x dark temper
1 x knight of the skyward eye
1 x court archers
1 x ember weaver
2 x kathari bomber
1 x pestilent kathari
1 x souls majesty
1 x bloodpyre elemental
1 x absorb vis
1 x jungle weaver
1 x meglonoth
1 x igneous pouncer
1 x incurable ogre
1 x grixis panorama
6 x mountain
5 x forest
3 x swamp
2 x plains
In the end i ended up 2-1 with this deck, which is probably fair for it's power level. I think i could have drafted better but it didnt go horribly, my mana just coming unstuck in the Last round, but i think that was to be expected of a deck like this with little mana fixing.
O well, see you all next time
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