Monday, 17 July 2017

Rotisserie IV: Draft and Decklists

After a long period of mostly drafts and sealed we did another rotisserie draft with the usual suspects. Unpowered, five card sideboard and with a relatively extensive banned list with the aim of making the most balanced and open format. Although this is the best format for the use of power it does have a greater restrictive effect on the potential decks. It is also more contested with at least half the field needing to be doing broken stuff that needs key cards. It is harder for those with less experience of older cards, archetypes and power in general and with several newer players in the group still this is a great way to do it. Here is the banned list we used, it is by far my favourite thus far.

Legal sets Alpha -> Amonkhet (no unglued, unhinged)

Banned List 

All ante cards
Black Lotus
Sol Ring
Mox Jet/Emerald/Ruby/Pearl/Sapphire
Time Walk
Ancestral Recall
Mana Crypt
Mana Vault*
Grim Monolith*
Time Vault*
Strip Mine
Library of Alexandria
Mishra's Workshop
Tolarian Academy
Shelldock Isle*

*These are newly added to the banned list for this event.

The draft itself went pretty smoothly. People quickly chose their directions and their was little fighting. After the mostly blue draft we had last time we somehow went the polar opposite on this one with a mere two blue drafters. Sideshow Cob could have hurt people a lot more in the draft as he was the only one with many spare picks due to his high basic land count. He had a complete deck and board while I still had plenty of main deck cards still to pick. While I am not a huge fan of that kind of play in draft as it is quite a targetted thing it is still part of the game and should be made use of. Personally I think the best plan in these formats is to take away cards that hurt you rather than key cards for other people. Typically that means taking away sideboard cards from people such as my Gorilla Shaman pick. 

The Draft:

Action DanSideshow CobOld Fava BeensThe PhyrexianMeFarloSwankerCopperline George
1Birds of ParadiseLightning BoltForce of WillJace, Vryn's Prodigy Mox OpalSwords to PlowsharesThoughtseizeKalonian Tusker
2Gaea's CradleChain LightningSnapcasterCryptic CommandSkullclampPath of ExileLiliana of the VeilScavenging Ooze
3Rofellos, Llanowar EmissarySulphuric VortexJace, the Mind SculptorDemonic TutorArcbound RavagerBalanceInquisition of KozilekKitchen Finks
4Garruk WildspeakerMonastry SwiftspearTundraUnderground SeaCranial PlatingMox DiamondWastelandNoble Hierarch
5Deathrite ShamanFiery ConfluenceCelestial ColonnadeCollective BrutalityStoneforge MysticArid MesaDark Confidantnest invader
6Elvish MysticArc TrailWing ShardsBrainstormBaleful StrixFaithless LootingRecurring Nightmareharmonise
7Craterhoof BehemothBurst LightningCouncil's JudgementAshiok, Nightmare WeaverSeat of the SynodTaigaFatal PushSavannah
8Evolving WildsGoblin GuideSensei's Divining TopArcane DenialVault of WhispersWooded FoothillsKalitas, Traitor of Ghetsunpetal grove
9Naya PanoramaGrim LavamancerQuickenPolluted DeltaSmuggler's CopterTemple GardenTireless TrackerArmageddon
10Courser of KruphixWheel of FortuneTerminusScalding TarnDarksteel CitdaelWindswept HeathBayouWinter Orb
11Lotus CobraFireblastEntreat the AngelsToxic DelugeSpringleaf DrumLand TaxVerdant Catacombsstirring wildwood
12Stomping Groundcollective defianceHallowed FountainFlooded StrandAncient TombScroll RackOvergrown Tombmisty rainforest
13Bloodstained MireFiredrinker SatyrLat-Nam's LegacySpellskiteAncient DenLife from the LoamMarsh FlatsMother of Runes
14Primeval TitanAbbot of Keral KeepOptDig Through TimeMishra's FactoryPlateauThragtuskMana Tithe
15Woodfall PrimusChandra, Fire of KaladeshFlood PlainUrborg, Tomb of YawgmothGreat FurnaceSeismic AssualtVampiric TutorFauna Shaman
16Rishkar's ExpertiseIncinerateCounterspellCyclonic RiftWalking BallistaSwans of Bryn AgolDamnationEternal Witness
17Acidic SlimeThermo AlchemistTemple of EnlightenmentEmrakul, the Aeons TornTangle WireFirelit ThicketGrave TitanFyndhorn Elves
18Joraga Tree SpeakerForked BoltVendilion CliqueShow and TellBlinkmoth NexusRugged PrairiePernicious Deed Llanowar Elves
19Arbor ElfSoulscar MageThing In The IceWurmcoil EngineSteel OverseerEnlightened TutorScrubland Horizon Canopy
20wall of rootsZurgo BellclencherMystic ConfluenceGriselbrandCity of TraitorsLightning Helix Godless ShrineRazorverge Thicket
21kessig wolf runHarsh MentorTamiyo, the Moon SageFrantic SearchInkmoth NexusCast Out Abrupt DecayQasali pridemage
22Den ProtectorEidolon of the great revelPreordainPonderBomat CourierTormenting VoiceLingering SoulsVoice of Resurgence
23Green Sun's ZenithAsh ZealotImpulseExhumeOrnithopterForgotten CaveSylvan AdvocateThalia, Guardian of Thraben
24Dragonlord AtarkaSearing BlazeGlen Elendra ArchmageSerum VisionsPhyrexian RevokerPyroblastNissa, Vital ForceGaddock Teeg
25Priest of TitaniaLightning BerserkerTorrential GearhulkCorpse DanceSignal PestRed Elemantal BlastSeasons PastAether Vial
26Selvala, heart of the wildsIncendiary FlowBlue Elemental BlastSphinx of the Steel WindChromatic StarSecluded SteppeDuressDeclaration in Stone
27Samut, Voice of DissentFireboltHydroblastCabal TherapyMemniteAjani, VengeantRelic of ProgenitusLeonin Arbiter
28Sylvan LibrarySearing SpearSpell PierceAnimate DeadMaster of EtheriumAncient GrudgeExploreContainment Priest
29Worldspine WurmYoung PyromancerCommit MemoryUlamog, the Infinite GyreEtched ChampionRaging RavineGrim FlayerDryad Militant
30Champion of RhonasFigure of DestinyMystic GateBorborygmos EnragedTormod's CryptTreetop VillageHissing QuagmireSylvan Safekeeper
31Natural OrderRakdos CacklerMyriad LandscapeGitaxian ProbeVault SkirgeDevastating DreamsShambling VentLoxodon Smiter
32ProgenitusKargan DragonlordAdakar WastesHigh MarketGalvanic BlastGambleSinkholeGrand Abolisher
33Glimpse of NatureStoke the FlamesGlacial FortressDevour FleshArcbound WorkerRest in PeaceBadlandsEthersworn Canonist
34Creeper HulkBarbarian RingSupreme VerdictStifleDisciple of the VaultTranquil ThicketBlood CryptBeast Within
35Accelerated MutationShrine of burning RagerRighteous ConfluenceLim-Dûl's VaultTree of TalesBlessed AllianceDisfigureBlade Splicer
36Verdurous GearhulkPulverizePrairie StreamCareful StudyThopter FoundryFirestormKolaghan's CommandJourney to Nowhere
37Cinder GladeSmash to SmithereensWrath of GodChrome MoxFrogmiteMagma VortexGolgari CharmWarmth
38Avacyn's PilgrimGoblin RabblemasterRemandEnclave CryptologistHope of GhirapurKhalni Gem Gonti, Lord of LuxuryTsunami
39Nykthos, Shrine to NyxBlood MoonChokeEntombGorrila ShamanKor FirewalkerAnguished UnmakingKataki, War's Wage
40Reclaimation Sagelava dartRishandan PortWatery GraveDispatchTitheDragon skull SummitStony Silence
41Xenagos, God of RevelsDismemberIrrigated FarmlandDarkslick ShoresTime TwisterKrosan Reclaimation Canyon SloughTarmogoyf
42Xenagos, the RevelerPillar of FlameArchangel AvacynFlash FloodSpire of IndustryCountryside Crusher Rakdos CharmRestoration Angel
43Triumph of the HordesLIghtning StrikeBoilZuran OrbGlimmervoidLightning RiftWoodland CemeteryOhran Viper
44Living WishSkullcrackFlash FiresUnderground RiverMyr RetrieverBow of NyleaScarab FeastSigarda, Host of Herons
45Vexing ShusherDesertPort TownDrowned CatacombScrapheap ScroungerMagmatic InsightGifted AetherbornKnight of the Reliquary
46Mutagenic GrowthMountain (Mad Blood?)Talisman of ProgressTemple of DeceitMana ConfluenceNahiri, The HarbingerTwilight MireLinvala, Keeper of Silence
47Seed Timelightning strikeTemporal MasteryTime WarpWelding JarLeyline of SanctityBlooming MarshGrisly Bear
48Dryad ArborChandra's PhoenixTrinket MageForce SpikeHangarback WalkerDay of Judgement VindicateTrained Armadon
49Oracle of Mul DayaPyrite SpellbombTrue-Name NemesisTalisman of DominanceTerrarionShatter stormHymn to TourachSquire
50Chancellor of the TangleTirefireElspeth, Sun's ChampionNegateGlare of HeresyShattering Spree Night's WhisperCraw Wurm

The Decks;

Sideshow Cob - RDW

Monastry Swiftspear
Grim Lavamancer
Goblin Guide
Firedrinker Satyr
Soulscar Mage
Zurgo Bellclencher
Lightning Berserker
Figure of Destiny

Lightning Bolt
Burst Lightning
Chain Lightning
Forked Bolt

Abbot of Keral Keep
Thermo Alchemist
Harsh Mentor
Eidolon of the great revel

Arc Trail
Searing Blaze

Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh

Sulphuric Vortex
Wheel of Fortune

Stoke the Flames
Fiery Confluence


Barbarian Ring
Mountains x 14

Smash to Smithereens
Collective Defiance
Blood Moon

Action Dan (and his unholy alphabetical decklist....) - Gr Natural Order Ramp

1 Arbor Elf
1 Birds of Paradise
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Champion of Rhonas
1 Chancellor of the Tangle
1 Cinder Glade
1 Courser of Kruphix
1 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Deathrite Shaman
1 Dragonlord Atarka
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Elvish Mystic
1 Evolving Wilds
7 Forest
1 Gaea's Cradle
1 Garruk Wildspeaker
1 Green Sun's Zenith
1 Joraga Treespeaker
1 Kessig Wolf Run
1 Living Wish
1 Lotus Cobra
1 Natural Order
1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
1 Primeval Titan
1 Progenitus
1 Rishkar's Expertise
1 Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
1 Samut, Voice of Dissent
1 Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
1 Stomping Ground
1 Sylvan Library
1 Woodfall Primus
1 Xenagos, God of Revels
1 Xenagos, the Reveler

SB: 1 Den Protector
SB: 1 Priest of Titania
SB: 1 Reclamation Sage
SB: 1 Vexing Shusher
SB: 1 Worldspine Wurm

Me - Affinity

14 lands

Seat of the Synod
Ancient Den
Great Furnace
Vault of Whispers 

Tree of Tales
Darksteel Citadel
Blinkmoth Nexus
Inkmoth Nexus

Mishra's Factory
Spire of Industry
Mana Confluence

City of Traitors
Ancient Tomb

26 spells

Mox Opal

Springleaf Drum
Vault Skirge
Signal Pest

Arcbound Worker
Chromatic Star
Bomat Courier
Galvanic Blast

Hope of Ghirapur

Arcbound Ravager
Steel Overseer
Cranial Plating
Hangarback Walker

Scrapheap Scrounger
Myr Retreiver
Stoneforge Mystic
Walking Ballista

Smuggler's Copter
Phyrexian Revoker

Etched Champion
Master of Etherium



Disciple of the Vault
Tormod's Crypt
Time Twister
Welding Jar

Farlo - Seismic Loam Swans

4x Plains
3x Mountain
Secluded Steppe
Forgotten Cave
Tranquil Thicket
Arid Mesa
Rugged Prairie
Firelit Thicket
Raging Ravine
Wooded Foothills
Temple Garden 
Windswept Heath

Mox Diamond

Magma Vortex
Life from the Loam
Seismic Assualt

Enlightened Tutor

Land Tax
Scroll Rack 

Magmatic Insight
Faithless Looting

Devastating Dreams

Path of Exile
Swords to Plowshares
Cast Out

Ajani, Vengeant 
Nahiri, The Harbinger

Countryside Crusher
Swans of Bryn Agoll


Red Elemental Blast
Ancient Grudge
Kor Firewalker
Krosan Reclaimation

Swanker - four colour black control

Inquisition of Kozilek
Fatal Push
Vampiric Tutor

Sylvan Advocate
Grim Flayer
Gifted Aetherborn
Abrupt Decay

Tireless Tracker
Liliana of the Veil
Lingering Souls
Pernicious Deed
Anguished Unmaking
Kolaghan’s Command

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Nissa, Vital Force

Grave Titan
Seasons Past

Verdant Catacombs
Marsh Flats
Overgrown Tomb
Hissing Quagmire
Woodland Cemetery
Twilight Mire
Blooming Marsh
Godless Shrine
Shambling Vent
Blood Crypt
Dragonskull Summit
Canyon Slough

Golgari Charm
Rakdos Charm
Scarab Feast

The Phyrexian - Reanimator

Scalding TarnChrome MoxBrainstormJace, Vryn's ProdigyFrantic SearchCryptic CommandDig Through TimeSIDEBOARD
Polluted DeltaCabal TherapyDemonic TutorToxic DelugeEmrakul, the Aeons TornZuran Orb
Flooded StrandStifleCollective BrutalityCorpse DanceGriselbrandAshiok, Nightmare Weaver
Gitaxian ProbeArcane DenialShow and TellUlamog, the Infinite GyreFlash Flood
Underground SeaEntombExhumeSphinx of the Steel WindSpellskite
Watery GraveCareful StudyShallow Grave
Enclave CryptologistLim-Dûl's Vault
Darkslick Shores
Temple of Deceit
Drowned Catacomb
Sunken Ruins
Underground River
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
High Market
3 Island

Old Fava Beens - UW miracle control

Sensei's Diving Top
Spell Pierce

Snapcaster Mage
Thing in the Ice
Lat-Nam's Legacy

Council's Judgement
Wing Shards
Vendilion Clique

Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Commit // Memory

Force of Will
Tamiyo, the Moon  Sage
Mystic Confluence

Torrential Gearhulk

Temporal Mastery

Entreat the Angels

17 Lands

Celestial Colonnade
Hallowed Fountain
Flood Pains

Temple of Enlightenment
Mystic Gate
Myriad Landscape
Adarkar Wastes

Glacial Fortress
Prairie Stream
Port Town
Rishadan Port

Irrigated Farmland
4x Island


Blue  Elemental Blast
Glen Elendra Archmage
Wrath of God
Righteous Confluence

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