And I’m back, bringing you an M13 draft this time. I actually like M13. I think it has plenty of different archtypes that are playable and there are some decent money cards. It is also not all about the bombs, which is nice. Onto the draft.
Pacifism. Mindclaw Shaman can do some dirty things but I don’t like cards when I don’t know exactly what they will do. That leaves Scorpion and Essence Drain. I do like G/B as there are good creatures everywhere on your curve and black gives you solid removal. Essence Drain is one piece of said removal so I take it.
Vastwood Gorger, Serpent’s Gift, Vile Rebirth[/card], Mind Rot, Revive, Plains Elvish Visionary or Bloodhunter Bat but i don’t have any of them yet so I go with the safer pick of Deadly Recluse.
Ravenous Rats, Elixir or Immortality, Serpent’s Gift, Primal Huntbeastthis is a late gift, Disentomb, Plains, Island.
plummet, Naturalize, vedalken entrancer, gem of becoming, forest, Plains
G/B Good Stuff
This deck is not bad. i feel like its main weakness is a slight lack of creatures. But i would still give it a 7.5. It has some very high impact cards like Hydra, Nighthawk, and Rancor that should all be able to put games away. Unfortunately, I was very sick while recording this and could not take as good of notes as I usually do.
I play Rats, Corpse, and Shade before his first creature, Fog Bank. I assume he has Cancel, as he doesn’t play anything for the next 2 turns while I play my Spider. I attack with my team and he flashes in Faerie Invaders, which I really should have been playing around. He kills off my Corpse and he goes to 9. I play Specter after combat. He passes again. I swing with Spider and Shade to take him to 7 then he Essence Drains my Nighthawk. He steals my Specter for the turn with [card[Mark of Mutiny[/card] and attacks me to see what I have in hand, which is just a Forest by this point. I trade my enhanced Specter for his Invaders next turn and play Hydra for 4 and he concedes.
He plays a very annoying turn 1 Kraken Hatchling which blocks my turn 2 rats very well. He plays a Wind Drake which I can’t stop until I play my Huntbeast and Prey upon the 2 of them. He plays Flames of the Firebrand to kill both my Rats and my fresh Liliana’s Shade. I play 2 more creatures while he does nothing. He goes to 8 before he Encrusts my Deadly Recluse. I play Gorger to get the Cancel, that I assume he has, out of his hand. But he doesn’t have it anyway. He kills my Gorger next turn with Divine Verdict His Hatchling has been blocking my Huntbeast the entire game. i attack him down to 2 next turn and attempt to Drain him for the win but he plays Redirect to kill my Corpse. I end the turn with a Cower to finally kill his Hatchling. He draws and concedes.
He comes out strong with a turn 1 Cronomoton and i answer with a Recluse. He plays a Mogg Flunkies while I seek Farseek out another Swamp. He attacks with both and I trade my spider for his artifact. He follows it up with a Bladetusk Boar. I play Specter and he drops Hellion Crucible and attacks me down to 11. I swing with my Specter and see Liliana of the Dark Realms and Knight of Infamy. He is stuck on all Mountains and I take his Knight. I play Gorger and then Acidic Slime the next turn to destroy his Crucible and he concedes.
He mulls to 4 but plays a turn 2 Crimson Muckwader followed by a turn 3 Knight of Infamy. I curve out with Arbor Elf, Walking Corpse, and Liliana’s shade and the race was on. He is attacking for 4 each turn with the Muckwader and I am pinging him down with the Corpse. He plays Liliana of the Dark Realms and uses it to kill my Shade. I play Gorger and he concedes.
He plays War Falcon and Knight of Glory. I play Cower before his attacks on turn 3. He follows that up with a Krenko’s Command. He plays Bladetusk Boar and i play Corpse. He plays Dragon Hatchling and attacks me down to 14. At end of turn I play another Cower, killing 3 of his creatures. i get my first damage in with Corpse and play Gorger. He hits me for another 3 and passes with 5 mana up and 4 cards in hand. I kill his Boar with Prey Upon and hit with the Corpse, I keep the Gorger back to play around his very obvious Divine Verdict. i keep pecking with my Corpse and he plays War Priest of Thune, still leaving 4 mana open. I draw and play Rancor on the Corpse and he trades his Priest with my Corpse and he goes down to 12. He passes. I play Nighthawk and pass. He plays Knight of Glory and passes. I play Rancor on the Nighthawk and attack into his Divine Verdict. Next turn I stick Rancor on Gorger and swing. He blocks with the Knight and plays Trumpet Blast. I am not exactly sure what he was thinking but I’m sure he thought that would kill the Gorger but it didn’t and he concedes.
We play our first creatures on turn 3; mine a Nighthawk and his a Wall of Fire. I attack with the Hawk and play Deadly Recluse. He plays Knight of Glory and Ring of Valkas. He swings with Knight and I trade with my spider. Then plays Sands of Delirium, that will be a problem. I play Huntbeast and attack him to 16. He mills 1 at EOT. I draw Acidic Slime but i only have 1 Forest. I attack with both my creatures and he blocks Huntbeast with his Wall and pumps it for lethal. I Essence Drain the Wall and he finishes the turn by milling 3. He plays War Priest and passes. I draw the Forest on the last window of opportunity I had before getting decked. I then swing in and he chumps with the Priest.I play the Slime to take out the Sands and he comments on how lucky i am. He draws his card then concedes.
Hope you enjoyed it. I am really trying to get my friends together so I can record a Cube draft but illness and personal lives keep getting in the way. Until next time.