Can someone look at my latest draft

  • #1
    You all had good feedback for my last post. I ended up winning one match and losing my second so maybe some improvement.


    Event #: 5095202
    Time: 2/28/2013 9:34:20 PM
    Players:
    Inez
    PeTeRuNsMaGiC2
    FancyCats
    Soujiro_69
    SickPulls
    zhongyun98
    --> Ferdy30
    akatookey

    ------ GTC ------

    Pack 1 pick 1:
    Massive Raid
    Metropolis Sprite
    Angelic Edict
    Furious Resistance
    Riot Gear
    Ivy Lane Denizen
    Clinging Anemones
    Horror of the Dim
    Primal Visitation
    Wojek Halberdiers
    --> Ground Assault
    Bane Alley Broker
    Gateway Shade
    Stolen Identity
    Swamp

    Pack 1 pick 2:
    Slaughterhorn
    Structural Collapse
    Gutter Skulk
    Ivy Lane Denizen
    Clinging Anemones
    Horror of the Dim
    Shielded Passage
    Razortip Whip
    Mortus Strider
    --> Skyknight Legionnaire
    Fortress Cyclops
    Incursion Specialist
    Merciless Eviction
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 3:
    Metropolis Sprite
    Devour Flesh
    Predator's Rapport
    Scorchwalker
    Razortip Whip
    Madcap Skills
    Death's Approach
    Primal Visitation
    Deathcult Rogue
    Frenzied Tilling
    --> Viashino Shanktail
    Undercity Plague
    Mountain

    Pack 1 pick 4:
    Aerial Maneuver
    Basilica Screecher
    Disciple of the Old Ways
    Gruul Guildgate
    Naturalize
    --> Armored Transport
    Totally Lost
    Mortus Strider
    Shambleshark
    Crackling Perimeter
    Enter the Infinite
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 5:
    Scatter Arc
    Midnight Recovery
    Last Thoughts
    Dimir Guildgate
    Naturalize
    Spell Rupture
    Beckon Apparition
    --> Deathcult Rogue
    Coerced Confession
    Wasteland Viper
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 6:
    Knight Watch
    Contaminated Ground
    --> Syndicate Enforcer
    Burst of Strength
    Spell Rupture
    Simic Guildgate
    Psychic Strike
    Primal Visitation
    Murder Investigation
    Mountain

    Pack 1 pick 7:
    Frilled Oculus
    Scab-Clan Charger
    --> Syndicate Enforcer
    Simic Guildgate
    Basilica Guards
    Bioshift
    Simic Keyrune
    Alpha Authority
    Swamp

    Pack 1 pick 8:
    Tin Street Market
    Predator's Rapport
    Contaminated Ground
    Foundry Street Denizen
    Armored Transport
    --> Mortus Strider
    Hindervines
    Forest

    Pack 1 pick 9:
    Furious Resistance
    Riot Gear
    Clinging Anemones
    Horror of the Dim
    Primal Visitation
    --> Gateway Shade
    Swamp

    Pack 1 pick 10:
    Structural Collapse
    Clinging Anemones
    Shielded Passage
    Razortip Whip
    --> Mortus Strider
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 11:
    Predator's Rapport
    --> Razortip Whip
    Primal Visitation
    Frenzied Tilling
    Mountain

    Pack 1 pick 12:
    Naturalize
    --> Mortus Strider
    Crackling Perimeter
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 13:
    --> Scatter Arc
    Naturalize
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 14:
    --> Primal Visitation
    Mountain

    Pack 1 pick 15:
    --> Swamp

    ------ GTC ------

    Pack 2 pick 1:
    Shadow Slice
    Slaughterhorn
    Dutiful Thrull
    Keymaster Rogue
    Nav Squad Commandos
    Madcap Skills
    Balustrade Spy
    Ivy Lane Denizen
    Zhur-Taa Swine
    Mugging
    Ordruun Veteran
    Urban Evolution
    --> Gateway Shade
    Skarrg Goliath
    Island

    Pack 2 pick 2:
    --> Devour Flesh
    Tin Street Market
    Cloudfin Raptor
    Skygames
    Slate Street Ruffian
    Orzhov Guildgate
    Adaptive Snapjaw
    Bomber Corps
    Paranoid Delusions
    Drakewing Krasis
    Arrows of Justice
    Holy Mantle
    Cinder Elemental
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 3:
    Aerial Maneuver
    Spire Tracer
    Guildscorn Ward
    Razortip Whip
    --> Clinging Anemones
    Furious Resistance
    Forced Adaptation
    Wojek Halberdiers
    Mortus Strider
    Urban Evolution
    Hold the Gates
    Crowned Ceratok
    Plains

    Pack 2 pick 4:
    Smite
    Crocanura
    Millennial Gargoyle
    Bomber Corps (FOIL)
    Act of Treason
    Riot Gear
    Drakewing Krasis
    Martial Glory
    Homing Lightning
    Firefist Striker
    --> Knight of Obligation
    Swamp

    Pack 2 pick 5:
    Structural Collapse
    --> Angelic Edict
    Shadow Alley Denizen
    Horror of the Dim
    Mental Vapors (FOIL)
    Clinging Anemones
    Ruination Wurm
    Paranoid Delusions
    Crackling Perimeter
    Skullcrack
    Plains

    Pack 2 pick 6:
    Leyline Phantom
    Shadow Alley Denizen
    Crocanura
    --> Balustrade Spy
    Guildscorn Ward
    Furious Resistance
    Riot Gear
    Martial Glory
    Molten Primordial
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 7:
    Forced Adaptation
    Horror of the Dim
    Guildscorn Ward
    Razortip Whip
    Hydroform
    Skyblinder Staff (FOIL)
    --> Rapid Hybridization
    Ripscale Predator
    Swamp

    Pack 2 pick 8:
    --> Aerial Maneuver
    Spire Tracer
    Shadow Slice
    Sage's Row Denizen
    Act of Treason
    Shielded Passage
    Riot Gear
    Plains

    Pack 2 pick 9:
    Shadow Slice
    --> Keymaster Rogue
    Nav Squad Commandos
    Ivy Lane Denizen
    Ordruun Veteran
    Skarrg Goliath
    Island

    Pack 2 pick 10:
    Tin Street Market
    Skygames
    --> Slate Street Ruffian
    Adaptive Snapjaw
    Paranoid Delusions
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 11:
    Guildscorn Ward
    Razortip Whip
    Furious Resistance
    --> Forced Adaptation
    Plains

    Pack 2 pick 12:
    Act of Treason
    --> Riot Gear
    Martial Glory
    Swamp

    Pack 2 pick 13:
    --> Shadow Alley Denizen
    Crackling Perimeter
    Plains

    Pack 2 pick 14:
    --> Guildscorn Ward
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 15:
    --> Swamp

    ------ GTC ------

    Pack 3 pick 1:
    Basilica Screecher
    Disciple of the Old Ways
    Massive Raid
    Millennial Gargoyle
    Act of Treason
    Forced Adaptation
    Nav Squad Commandos
    Sage's Row Denizen
    --> Grisly Spectacle
    Executioner's Swing
    Gruul Charm
    Serene Remembrance
    Thrull Parasite
    Ogre Slumlord
    Swamp

    Pack 3 pick 2:
    Devour Flesh
    Predator's Rapport
    Scorchwalker
    Boros Guildgate
    Assault Griffin
    Adaptive Snapjaw
    Skinbrand Goblin
    Syndicate Enforcer
    Purge the Profane
    --> Dimir Charm
    Merfolk of the Depths
    Miming Slime
    Realmwright
    Mountain

    Pack 3 pick 3:
    --> Gutter Skulk
    Disciple of the Old Ways
    Scatter Arc
    Orzhov Guildgate
    Totally Lost
    Undercity Plague (FOIL)
    Skyblinder Staff
    Drakewing Krasis
    Purge the Profane
    Skarrg Guildmage
    Vizkopa Confessor
    Mindeye Drake
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 4:
    Spire Tracer
    Knight Watch
    --> Death's Approach
    Sage's Row Denizen
    Skyblinder Staff
    Nav Squad Commandos
    Psychic Strike
    Shattering Blow
    Cartel Aristocrat
    Alpha Authority
    Sapphire Drake
    Mountain

    Pack 3 pick 5:
    Leyline Phantom
    Shadow Alley Denizen
    Razortip Whip
    Furious Resistance
    Keymaster Rogue
    Death's Approach
    Psychic Strike
    Bioshift
    Alpha Authority
    --> Ætherize
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 6:
    Smite
    Slaughterhorn
    Structural Collapse
    Millennial Gargoyle
    Act of Treason
    --> Balustrade Spy
    Purge the Profane
    Mark for Death
    Unexpected Results
    Island

    Pack 3 pick 7:
    --> Hands of Binding
    Shielded Passage
    Riot Gear
    Forced Adaptation
    Keymaster Rogue
    Horror of the Dim
    Boros Keyrune
    Tower Defense
    Mountain

    Pack 3 pick 8:
    Towering Thunderfist
    Way of the Thief
    Zarichi Tiger
    Skygames
    --> Corpse Blockade
    Burst of Strength
    Illness in the Ranks
    Swamp

    Pack 3 pick 9:
    Disciple of the Old Ways
    Act of Treason
    Forced Adaptation
    Nav Squad Commandos
    --> Executioner's Swing
    Serene Remembrance
    Swamp

    Pack 3 pick 10:
    Predator's Rapport
    Syndicate Enforcer
    Purge the Profane
    Merfolk of the Depths
    --> Realmwright
    Mountain

    Pack 3 pick 11:
    Scatter Arc
    --> Orzhov Guildgate
    Totally Lost
    Purge the Profane
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 12:
    --> Sage's Row Denizen
    Skyblinder Staff
    Shattering Blow
    Mountain

    Pack 3 pick 13:
    Razortip Whip
    --> Bioshift
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 14:
    --> Structural Collapse
    Island

    Pack 3 pick 15:
    --> Mountain

  • #2
    Didn't screen shot my deck but it ended up being B/U with about 3-4 white cards in it. I beat a similiar deck then hit a Gruuls deck that I couldn't handle (if I had gotten the least bit lucky with draws I may have stood a chance).
  • #3
    The main thing that bothers me with this draft is why you decided to randomly move into black p1p5 for a death cult rogue. There was a perfectly fine pick in wasteland viper, and you weren't completely cut off from gruul later in the pack since charger and transport came later.
  • #4
    I won't get too far into it, but it looks like you ignored a pretty good Gruul/Simic deck that was being passed your way, especially by taking two marginal creatures over two Madcap Skills (p1p3 and p2p1).
  • #5
    The incoming signals in pack one were pretty crazy in this draft, so I'm not surprised you had trouble.

    P1P2: Slaughterhorn - There's no need to switch guild when there's such a strong card in your own colours.
    P1P3: Madcap Skills - Shanktail is a great card, certainly, but not good enough to pass Madcap Skills. If you're in Red you take it over almost anything.
    P1P4: Disciple of the Old Ways. This pick isn't close - it's way ahead of Armoured Transport.

    Then it all goes a bit crazy, so I don't know whether or not you were right to move out of Gruul...
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  • #6
    agree with Everwake. there was no reason for you to switch into Black. Gruul was open for you in packs 1 and 2, and probably would have been more open in pack 3 if you had stuck with it.
  • #7
    Green was very open for you.

    We can all agree the Madcap was the choice over the Transport. In the next couple packs I would have taken the two simic fixers. You could have had a pretty lovely Simic splash Red deck for Madcap and a bunch of solid removal from pack 2.
  • #8
    If you look at the number of late Slaughterhorns, it is realllllly clear that green was open. Also, there was an opening for Simic here. You had a Frilled Occulus you could have taken.

    Then, another thing. No matter what your color scheme is, Gateway Shade will NEVER be the first card in a pack that you take. The better pick there would have been Ballustrade Spy.
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  • #9
    Quote from bateleur
    The incoming signals in pack one were pretty crazy in this draft, so I'm not surprised you had trouble.

    P1P2: Slaughterhorn - There's no need to switch guild when there's such a strong card in your own colours.
    P1P3: Madcap Skills - Shanktail is a great card, certainly, but not good enough to pass Madcap Skills. If you're in Red you take it over almost anything.
    P1P4: Disciple of the Old Ways. This pick isn't close - it's way ahead of Armoured Transport.

    Then it all goes a bit crazy, so I don't know whether or not you were right to move out of Gruul...



    Boy, I agree with everything you say here. I probably still would have taken Shanktail p3, but that's because I'd already be solidly gruul, and imo Gruul lives or dies on bloodrush tricks.

    So, the biggest things I see are the strange pick of Armoured transport, and then out of nowhere the Deathcult rogue, I wonder what the thought process was?

    I'm truly curious if I'm overlooking something.
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