Sunday, May 1, 2011

last MSS draft

Well, this is the last draft that I'll be doing in MSS, since New Phyrexia is next week. I think I went out with a bang though, drafted mono black jank infect. Saw a lot of removal and couldn't decide on a second color.

// Creatures
4 Blackcleave Goblins (don't be hatin')
2 Plague Stinger
1 Scourge Servant
1 Ichor Rats
1 Ichorclaw Myr
1 Moriok Replica
1 Painsmith

// Removal
1 Trigon of Corruption
1 Virulent Wound
2 Grasp of Darkness
2 Spread the Sickness
1 Go for the Throat

// Equipment and misc
1 Morbid Plunder
1 Flayer Husk
1 Grafted Exoskeleton
1 Strider Harness
1 Copper Carapace 

// Sideboard
4 Mountain
2 Vulshok Replica
1 Galvanic Blast
1 Turn to Slag
1 Concussive Bolt
1 Flight Spellbomb
1 Razorfield Rhino
1 Pierce Strider
1 Magnetic Mine
1 Cystbearer
1 Neurok Invisomancer
2 Tainted Strike
1 Exsanguinate
1 Spine of Ish Sah
2 Instill infection

Probably my funniest draft ever. I wound up playing a very control type deck. The spine of Ish Sah and Instill Infections were in and out of the deck constantly. I would basically ping away all the myr I saw, kill all the other stuff, do my best to match my removal to their creatures. And then, once they've been stripped of fatties, I would win with a geared up plague stinger or black cleave goblin. Funnest play of the night was morbid plundering a Moriok Replica to draw more cards. Total of six cards over three turns or so, and that CA won me the game.

I honestly thought I was alone in black for a long time. I kept seeing grasps table and spread the sicknesses late into the pack. I saw a guy with a blue leaning blue/black deck who happened to be sitting two spots to my left, but I hardly noticed. Well, I should have noticed the creatures dry up. But I got caught up in some conversation in pack two and forgot to monitor my creature intake. If I had gone green and dedicated infect at this point, I would have done much better. Maybe I would have gone 4-0 instead of the 3-1 that I got. I'm always really timid about going infect though.

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