Hello all, I’m back with an ISD draft. I really like ISD as the cards are very flavorful, there are many strategies, and there is not one dominant deck.
Saving Grasp, Skillful Lunge, Saving Grasp, Undying Evil, Gruesome Discovery, Executioner’s Hood, Mountain
Night Terrors, Curse of Oblivion, Doomed Traveler, Night Terrors[/card], Corpse Lunge, Plains, Island
Battleground Geist, Grasp of Phantoms, Brain Weevil, Curiosity, Manor Skeleton, Skeletal Grimace, Swamp
I do not like this deck. I had to run some very sub-par creatures just to up the creature count. It is missing some of the Zombies that really make Zombie decks work, like Stitched Drake or Makeshift Mauler. It has some decent removal so that helps but overall i would give this deck a 5 or 5.5.
M1G1 against ears_88
i keep a hand of Swamp, Island, Diegraf Ghoul, Chant, Ghoulraiser and Undying Evil. I play my Ghoul on turn 1 and it gets in for 2 before he plays a Hinterland Hermit on turn 2 to hold it back. I miss my third land drop and keep Ghoul back with Undying Evil to trade with his flipped Hermit. He does not attack and instead plays a Dawntreader Elk. i miss my land again and pass. He plays a land a attacks with his Elk. I would not mind trading with Undying Evil, but if I play the Evil he will just sac the elk and I would be down a card so I just take it. I draw and play Thought Scour, milling 2 lands (of course) but i draw a Swamp and I play it. End of my turn, he sacs his Elk to get another land. His turn he sends my Ghoul and my Island Into the Maw of Hell. I give my Ghoul Undying and he attacks me to 15. I miss land again and play a Manor Skeleton to attack with my Ghoul, bringing him to 14. He drops and Ulvenwald Mystics and attacks for another 3. I draw another Swamp and attack for 3. His Werewolf flips and he attacks with both. I have to block the Hinterland so I do and regenerate. I draw another unplayable card and scoop.
I keep Swamp, Island, Assistant, Dead Weight, Mindshrieker, Undying, and Goliath. I play my Assistant and he plays his Hermit. I play my Shrieker and he attacks for 2. I mill him before blocks and get a land. I miss my land drop and pass. I plan on milling 2 cards and as long as I don’t hit 2 straight lands, I will at least trade with his wolf. Was that enough foreshadowing? Yup, I hit both lands and his Wolf eats my Mindshrieker. I am not happy. He plays a post-combat Russet Wolves. I put a Dead Weight on his Hermit, Chant back my Shrieker, Re play the bird, and pass, leaving Undying Evil up. He attacks me with his Wolves down to 15. He then plays a Galvanic Juggernaut. i play an Island and leave 6 mana up for Mindshrieker. He attacks with both and I mill Nightbird’s Clutches and Riot Devils to make my bird a 6/6. I block his Juggernaut and he flashes in Briarpack Alpha to pump the artifact. I respond with an Undying Evil on my bird. I go to 12 and the Bird comes back. He plays Prey Upon, making my bird fight his Alpha. this also untaps his Juggernaut, good turn for him. I draw an unplayable card and scoop.
Wel, I cant always record winners. I made some pick mistakes but I just got a bit unlucky with my land draws, it happens. See you next week with, hopefully, a better draft.