And while not utterly insane, the place where I got these in the packs was... rogue refiner (P1P14 - that's when I knew this was going to be epic) empyreal voyager (P3P9 - best, safest wheel of all time?)
Despite my deck screwing me pretty badly on opening hands and mana flood/screw, the insane value and draw power was too much to not go 3-0.
alpha mox emerald
beta time walk
4 goyfs received
3 liliana of the veil
4 karn liberated
3 force of will
4 grove of the burnwillows
3 horizon canopy
2 full art damnation
Finally with less than a minute left, I alpha strike him. He had tapped out to Revolt Conviction and play Call for Unity, so he's finally not able to generate multiple Servos to chump block. For once, I have more creatures and some must go unblocked. He blocks just enough to go down to 1 life. I manage to click through all the energy-creature and combat triggers fast enough to activate Welder Automaton twice so that combat damage kills him at exactly 0:00.
Havent played in years... The last prerelease I attended was whatever set Bitter Blossom was in lol. Went to my local card store for their sanctioned draft... 4-0. The kid still has it. Apparently the players are still way better online and know not to pass me triple artful takedown.
Izzet vs Dimir/Golgari. Game 3, after I punted the win in game 1 (my attack had him to below 4 and I had Inescapable Blaze in hand with 5 lands up, planning to finish him, but I clicked through priority on his kill spell to Goblin Electromancer without casting Blaze in response).
My deck had 2 Expansion // Explosions but I hadn't drawn either copy up to this point in games 1-3. I desperately needed one or the Blaze earlier to stabilize against his board, especially the 6/6 Molderhulk. Finally, with less than 20 cards in library, as the clock was ticking down and opponent was drawing through his deck, I went for the Hail Mary. Instead of casting Connive to steal his 2/4 Drake and try to race with Leapfrog (time-consuming), I used Concoct (Connive // Concoct) to revive Citywatch Sphinx just to chump Molderhulk. It was an elaborate way to Time Walk and Surveil 5, letting me dig 6 cards to sculpt my next draw step. It paid off. I found an Expansion // Explosion, drew it, and made him draw his deck for lethal at exactly 0:00!
from April 2017 (prerelease Amonkhet) to Jan 2019, I attended prereleases for every single new set.
starting with Amonkhet and going forward, I didn't lose a single match. I won every single round in every single event for basically a two year period. undefeated 100% for most of 2017, all of 2018.
also worth mentioning that I never really had any on-colour bombs. My decks were almost universally just a pile of decent uncommons/commons.
Last weekend at Rav Allegiance prerelease, I went 2-2 >_<. first loss in such a long time, it took me by surprise hahaha
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