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CardShark Content - Adam Fischer (10/16/2001)

TITLE: PTQ San Diego in Montreal - Top 8 (October 14)

I've been playing Magic since Fallen Empires, but I only really
seriously started focusing on it about 6 months or so ago. Up until
about 2 months ago, I had never even made a PTQ Top 8. However, I
managed to make 2 PTQ Top 8s in the IBC season so I began to see my
efforts paying off. But that was Constructed, and of course Limited
requires a different set of skills. So I still had a question as to
how well I could do at Limited format Magic.

Well, when I was in Toronto for the Worlds side events, I won a Trial
for Grand Prix Montreal in Invasion Block Limited Format, so that was
certainly satisfying. Although Montreal is a good distance from where
I live in Northern California, I decided to check out plane fares since
I had the 3 byes. Thanks to Priceline, I managed to find a $200 fare,
so it was off to Montreal for me. Also, at GP Minneapolis, I got to
talking with Mike Turian, whom I had met before through a mutual
friend, and we arranged to split a room in Montreal between the two of
us as well as Eugene Harvey
Eugene Harvey
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Rarity:
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Text:
Magic Pro Tour Player Card
and Paul Sottosanti. These are all great
players from CMU and some of the nicest guys I've had the pleasure to
meet on my Magic travels, and I had a great time in Montreal hanging
out with them. Of course, it was especially exciting to see Mike win
Grand Prix Montreal and Eugene finish in the Top 16 - congrats to both
of them, as they deserve it.

Although I didn't make day 2 of the Grand Prix, I did make Top 8 of the
PTQ the next day. Although I know I still have a lot of work to do in
getting better at Magic, it's good to see my efforts beginning to pay
off in both Constructed and Limited formats. I also want to give props
to Mike, Eugene, and Paul who all provided great practice and tips
throughout the weekend.

Well, this will be my first Limited format tournament report. I plan
to do things a bit different from other tournament report you might
see, though, focusing on the things I find most useful. In Limited, I
always liked to read more about deck construction, draft picks, and
plays with / usefulness of specific cards and less about specific
matches. So, that is what I will focus on - I'll first talk a good
deal about how I constructed my sealed deck, followed briefly by how
the matches went, followed by a discussion of the Top 8 draft and how
it worked out. If any of you have requests for more things you'd like
to see or things you think I spend too much space on, please just let
me know, as I'm still figuring out how to write these things so they
are most useful. :)


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SEALED DECK CONSTRUCTION:
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Here is the card pool I was given for the sealed deck portion of the
PTQ:

NON-BASIC LAND (4):
Bog Wreckage
Bog Wreckage
Bog WreckageSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
314
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Bog Wreckage comes into play tapped. Tap: Add B to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Bog Wreckage: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Crystal Quarry
Crystal Quarry
Crystal QuarrySet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
318
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Tap: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. 5, Tap: Add WUBRG to your mana pool.

Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged HighlandsSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
324
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Ravaged Highlands comes into play tapped. Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Ravaged Highlands: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Seafloor Debris
Seafloor Debris
Seafloor DebrisSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
325
Artist:
Larry Elmore
Text:
Seafloor Debris comes into play tapped. Tap: Add U to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Seafloor Debris: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.


ARTIFACTS (0):
(none)

GOLD (1):
Psychatog
Psychatog
PsychatogSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
U
Number:
292
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn.


BLACK (16):
Cabal Inquisitor
Cabal Inquisitor
Cabal InquisitorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Alex Horley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Threshold - 1B, Tap, Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Target player discards a card from his or her hand. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Dirty Wererat
Dirty Wererat
Dirty WereratSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion Rat
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
B, Discard a card from your hand: Regenerate Dirty Wererat. Threshold - Dirty Wererat gets +2/+2 and can't block. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Ghastly Demise
Ghastly Demise
Ghastly DemiseSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature if its toughness is less than or equal to the number of cards in your graveyard.
(x2)
Gravedigger
Gravedigger
GravediggerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Dermot Power
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Gravedigger comes into play, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
(x2)
Innocent Blood
Innocent Blood
Innocent BloodSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
145
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player sacrifices a creature.

Last Rites
Last Rites
Last RitesSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Discard any number of cards from your hand. Target player reveals his or her hand, then you choose a nonland card from it for each card discarded this way. That player discards those cards.

Morgue Theft
Morgue Theft
Morgue TheftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Flashback 4B (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Overeager Apprentice
Overeager Apprentice
Overeager ApprenticeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
154
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand, Sacrifice Overeager Apprentice: Add BBB to your mana pool.

Painbringer
Painbringer
PainbringerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap, Remove any number of cards in your graveyard from the game: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards removed this way.

Traveling Plague
Traveling Plague
Traveling PlagueSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, put a plague counter on Traveling Plague. Enchanted creature gets -1/-1 for each plague counter on Traveling Plague. When enchanted creature leaves play, that creature's controller returns Traveling Plague from its owner's graveyard to play.

Whispering Shade
Whispering Shade
Whispering ShadeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shade
Rarity:
C
Number:
167
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Swampwalk B: Whispering Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn

Zombie Assassin
Zombie Assassin
Zombie AssassinSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Assassin
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Tap, Remove two cards in your graveyard and Zombie Assassin from the game: Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
(x2)
Zombie Infestation
Zombie Infestation
Zombie InfestationSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Discard two cards from your hand: Put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token into play.


BLUE (16):
Aboshan's Desire
Aboshan's Desire
Aboshan's DesireSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Enchanted creature has flying. Threshold - Enchanted creature can't be the target of spells or abilities. (You have threshold as long as seven or more card are in your graveyard.)

Aven Windreader
Aven Windreader
Aven WindreaderSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
65
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying 1U: Target player reveals the top card of his or her library.

Balshan Beguiler
Balshan Beguiler
Balshan BeguilerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
66
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Balshan Beguiler deals combat damage to a player, that player reveals the top two cards of his or her library. You choose one of those cards and put it into his or her graveyard.

Balshan Griffin
Balshan Griffin
Balshan GriffinSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
U
Number:
67
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Balshan Griffin to its owner's hand.

Bamboozle
Bamboozle
BamboozleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
68
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Target player reveals the top four cards of his or her library. You choose two of those cards and put them into his or her graveyard. Put the rest on top of his or her library in any order.
(x2)
Careful Study
Careful Study
Careful StudySet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Draw two cards, then discard two cards from your hand.

Dematerialize
Dematerialize
DematerializeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Flashback 5UU (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Dreamwinder
Dreamwinder
DreamwinderSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Serpent
Rarity:
C
Number:
83
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Dreamwinder can't attack unless defending player controls an island. U, Sacrifice an island: Target land becomes an island until end of turn.

Escape Artist
Escape Artist
Escape ArtistSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Escape Artist is unblockable. U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Escape Artist to its owner's hand.
(x2)
Psionic Gift
Psionic Gift
Psionic GiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Text:
Enchanted creature has ``Tap: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.``

Repel
Repel
RepelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Terese Nielson
Text:
Put target creature on top of its owner's library.

Rites of Refusal
Rites of Refusal
Rites of RefusalSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Discard any number of cards from your hand. Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3 for each card discarded this way.

Thought Eater
Thought Eater
Thought EaterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Your maximum hand size is reduced by three.

Treetop Sentinel
Treetop Sentinel
Treetop SentinelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, protection from green


GREEN (13):
Druid Lyrist
Druid Lyrist
Druid LyristSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
238
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
G, Tap, Sacrifice Druid Lyrist: Destroy target enchantment.
(x2)
Howling Gale
Howling Gale
Howling GaleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
244
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Howling Gale deals 1 damage to each creature with flying and to each player. Flashback 1G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Leaf Dancer
Leaf Dancer
Leaf DancerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur
Rarity:
C
Number:
249
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Forestwalk

Moment's Peace
Moment's Peace
Moment's PeaceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Flashback 2G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko DiscipleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
: G, Tap: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

Primal Frenzy
Primal Frenzy
Primal FrenzySet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
262
Artist:
Alex Horley
Text:
Enchanted creature has trample.

Rabid Elephant
Rabid Elephant
Rabid ElephantSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Rabid Elephant becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn for each creature blocking it.
(x2)
Seton's Desire
Seton's Desire
Seton's DesireSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
268
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2. Threshold - All creatures able to block enchanted creature do so. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Springing Tiger
Springing Tiger
Springing TigerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Threshold - Springing Tiger gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Sylvan Might
Sylvan Might
Sylvan MightSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
277
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. Flashback 2GG (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Werebear
Werebear
WerebearSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Bear
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
: Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Threshold - Werebear gets +3/+3. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)


RED (11):
Blazing Salvo
Blazing Salvo
Blazing SalvoSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
178
Artist:
rk post
Text:
Blazing Salvo deals 3 damage to target creature unless that creature's controller has Blazing Salvo deal 5 damage to him or her.
(x2)
Chainflinger
Chainflinger
ChainflingerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Threshold - 2R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Dwarven Grunt
Dwarven Grunt
Dwarven GruntSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dwarf
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Mountainwalk

Lava Blister
Lava Blister
Lava BlisterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
200
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Destroy target nonbasic land unless its controller has Lava Blister deal 6 damage to him or her.

Molten Influence
Molten Influence
Molten InfluenceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
207
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller has Molten Influence deal 4 damage to him or her.

Pardic Miner
Pardic Miner
Pardic MinerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dwarf
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Pardic Miner: Target player can't play lands this turn.

Pardic Swordsmith
Pardic Swordsmith
Pardic SwordsmithSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dwarf
Rarity:
C
Number:
213
Artist:
Bob Petillo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, Discard a card at random from your hand: Pardic Swordsmith gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

Recoup
Recoup
RecoupSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Target sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. Its flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (Mana cost includes color.) Flashback 3R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Shower of Coals
Shower of Coals
Shower of CoalsSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
221
Artist:
Matt Cavatto
Text:
Shower of Coals deals 2 damage to each of up to three target creatures and/or players. Threshold - Shower of Coals deals 4 damage to each of those creatures and/or players instead. (You have theshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.


WHITE (14):
Ancestral Tribute
Ancestral Tribute
Ancestral TributeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
2
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
You gain 2 life for each card in your graveyard. Flashback 9WWW (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Angelic Wall
Angelic Wall
Angelic WallSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Walls can't attack.

Auramancer
Auramancer
AuramancerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Auramancer comes into play, you may return target enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.

Aven Flock
Aven Flock
Aven FlockSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
8
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying W: Aven Flock gets +0/+1 until end of turn.

Confessor
Confessor
ConfessorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
15
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever a player discards a card from his or her hand, you may gain 1 life.

Dedicated Martyr
Dedicated Martyr
Dedicated MartyrSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, Sacrifice Dedicated Martyr: You gain 3 life.

Life Burst
Life Burst
Life BurstSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Target player gains 4 life, then gains 4 life for each Life Burst card in each graveyard.

Mystic Zealot
Mystic Zealot
Mystic ZealotSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Zealot gets +1/+1 and has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
(x2)
Pilgrim of Justice
Pilgrim of Justice
Pilgrim of JusticeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Protection from red W, Sacrifice Pilgrim of Justice: The next time a red source of your choice would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage.

Shelter
Shelter
ShelterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. Draw a card.

Sphere of Grace
Sphere of Grace
Sphere of GraceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
49
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
If a black source would deal damage to you, prevent 2 of that damage.

Tattoo Ward
Tattoo Ward
Tattoo WardSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has protection from enchantments. This effect doesn't remove Tattoo Ward. Sacrifice Tattoo Ward: Destroy target enchantment.

Tireless Tribe
Tireless Tribe
Tireless TribeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Tireless Tribe gets +0/+4 until end of turn.



Now, everyone has his or her own process for building a sealed deck.
What I will do now is describe my particular process, using this card
pool and eventual deck as an illustrative example. I STRONGLY
encourage you to take the time to figure out how you would build the
deck presented above before you read further - that way, you will have
something to compare. I do this A LOT and find that it helps me out a
lot. I don't claim that the result I ended up with is the only way or
even the absolute best way to build it, but it did serve me pretty
well. Also, please do feel free to email me at adam_mba@yahoo.com with
any questions or comments on my build - I always appreciate the
feedback and am willing to answer specific questions. After all, I
consider myself to still be learning and improving.

The steps I use in constructing a sealed deck are as follows:

1) Sort the cards by color.

2) Separate out the cards into 2 sets - playable, non-playable (with
some non-playable cards being revisited if more cards are really needed
or to choose good near-sideboard options).

3) For the playable cards, separate them by creatures vs. non-creatures
(with some ´´creature´´ cards being in the non-creature category (e.g.
Painbringer
Painbringer
PainbringerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap, Remove any number of cards in your graveyard from the game: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards removed this way.
) and other ´´non-creature´´ cards being in the creature
category (e.g. Squirrel Nest
Squirrel Nest
Squirrel NestSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
274
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Card Text: Enchanted land has ``Tap: Put a 1/1 green Squirrel creature token into play.``
).

4) Choose 2 main colors and possible splash cards in the other colors.

5) Come to a final decision on the deck composition by laying out the
cards by mana cost, with creatures on the bottom and non-creatures on
the top and the cutting/adding cards as needed to come up with 22-23
cards. Ensure that there are enough good early plays (e.g. cards
costing less than 4 mana) that I can either apply early pressure to my
opponent or at least just stay alive. Add mana and choose
near-sideboard cards (e.g. cards most likely to be sided in).


STEP 1:
-------
see above


STEPS 2 & 3:
------------
I considered the playable creature and non-creature cards to be as
follows:

NON-BASIC LAND (0 creatures, 3 non-creatures):
Bog Wreckage
Bog Wreckage
Bog WreckageSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
314
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Bog Wreckage comes into play tapped. Tap: Add B to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Bog Wreckage: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged HighlandsSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
324
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Ravaged Highlands comes into play tapped. Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Ravaged Highlands: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Seafloor Debris
Seafloor Debris
Seafloor DebrisSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
325
Artist:
Larry Elmore
Text:
Seafloor Debris comes into play tapped. Tap: Add U to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Seafloor Debris: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.


GOLD (1 creature, 0 non-creature):
Psychatog
Psychatog
PsychatogSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
U
Number:
292
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn.


BLACK (6 creatures, 4 non-creatures):
Dirty Wererat
Dirty Wererat
Dirty WereratSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion Rat
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
B, Discard a card from your hand: Regenerate Dirty Wererat. Threshold - Dirty Wererat gets +2/+2 and can't block. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Gravedigger
Gravedigger
GravediggerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Dermot Power
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Gravedigger comes into play, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
(x2)
Whispering Shade
Whispering Shade
Whispering ShadeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shade
Rarity:
C
Number:
167
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Swampwalk B: Whispering Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn

Zombie Assassin
Zombie Assassin
Zombie AssassinSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Assassin
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Tap, Remove two cards in your graveyard and Zombie Assassin from the game: Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
(x2)

Morgue Theft
Morgue Theft
Morgue TheftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Flashback 4B (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Ghastly Demise
Ghastly Demise
Ghastly DemiseSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature if its toughness is less than or equal to the number of cards in your graveyard.
(x2)
Painbringer
Painbringer
PainbringerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap, Remove any number of cards in your graveyard from the game: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards removed this way.


BLUE (7 creatures, 3 non-creatures):
Aven Windreader
Aven Windreader
Aven WindreaderSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
65
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying 1U: Target player reveals the top card of his or her library.

Balshan Griffin
Balshan Griffin
Balshan GriffinSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
U
Number:
67
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Balshan Griffin to its owner's hand.

Dreamwinder
Dreamwinder
DreamwinderSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Serpent
Rarity:
C
Number:
83
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Dreamwinder can't attack unless defending player controls an island. U, Sacrifice an island: Target land becomes an island until end of turn.

Escape Artist
Escape Artist
Escape ArtistSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Escape Artist is unblockable. U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Escape Artist to its owner's hand.
(x2)
Thought Eater
Thought Eater
Thought EaterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Your maximum hand size is reduced by three.

Treetop Sentinel
Treetop Sentinel
Treetop SentinelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, protection from green


Dematerialize
Dematerialize
DematerializeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Flashback 5UU (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Psionic Gift
Psionic Gift
Psionic GiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Text:
Enchanted creature has ``Tap: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.``

Repel
Repel
RepelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Terese Nielson
Text:
Put target creature on top of its owner's library.


GREEN (6 creatures, 3 non-creatures):
Leaf Dancer
Leaf Dancer
Leaf DancerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur
Rarity:
C
Number:
249
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Forestwalk

Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko DiscipleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
: G, Tap: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

Rabid Elephant
Rabid Elephant
Rabid ElephantSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Rabid Elephant becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn for each creature blocking it.
(x2)
Springing Tiger
Springing Tiger
Springing TigerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Threshold - Springing Tiger gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Werebear
Werebear
WerebearSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Bear
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
: Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Threshold - Werebear gets +3/+3. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)


Moment's Peace
Moment's Peace
Moment's PeaceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Flashback 2G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Seton's Desire
Seton's Desire
Seton's DesireSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
268
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2. Threshold - All creatures able to block enchanted creature do so. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Sylvan Might
Sylvan Might
Sylvan MightSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
277
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. Flashback 2GG (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)


RED (1 creature, 3 non-creatures):
Chainflinger
Chainflinger
ChainflingerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Threshold - 2R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)


Blazing Salvo
Blazing Salvo
Blazing SalvoSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
178
Artist:
rk post
Text:
Blazing Salvo deals 3 damage to target creature unless that creature's controller has Blazing Salvo deal 5 damage to him or her.
(x2)
Shower of Coals
Shower of Coals
Shower of CoalsSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
221
Artist:
Matt Cavatto
Text:
Shower of Coals deals 2 damage to each of up to three target creatures and/or players. Threshold - Shower of Coals deals 4 damage to each of those creatures and/or players instead. (You have theshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)


WHITE (6 creatures, 1 non-creature):
Angelic Wall
Angelic Wall
Angelic WallSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Walls can't attack.

Auramancer
Auramancer
AuramancerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Auramancer comes into play, you may return target enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.

Aven Flock
Aven Flock
Aven FlockSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
8
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying W: Aven Flock gets +0/+1 until end of turn.

Mystic Zealot
Mystic Zealot
Mystic ZealotSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Zealot gets +1/+1 and has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
(x2)
Pilgrim of Justice
Pilgrim of Justice
Pilgrim of JusticeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Protection from red W, Sacrifice Pilgrim of Justice: The next time a red source of your choice would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage.


Shelter
Shelter
ShelterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. Draw a card.



STEP 4:
-------
For this particular deck, choosing the colors was difficult. It was
VERY easy to eliminate Red. It was also pretty easy to eliminate
White, especially as a main color, as several of the ´´playable´´ cards
weren't that optimal (Auramancer
Auramancer
AuramancerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Auramancer comes into play, you may return target enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.
given the lack of enchantments and
Pilgrim of Justice
Pilgrim of Justice
Pilgrim of JusticeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Protection from red W, Sacrifice Pilgrim of Justice: The next time a red source of your choice would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage.
). White also wasn't that great as a splash color,
as the only really good splash cards based on mana were Aven Flock
Aven Flock
Aven FlockSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
8
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying W: Aven Flock gets +0/+1 until end of turn.
and
the 2 Mystic Zealot
Mystic Zealot
Mystic ZealotSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Zealot gets +1/+1 and has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
s, and it didn't seem worth it to splash for those.

That left Black, Blue, and Green. Unfortunately, none of these colors
seemed like a good candidate as a ´´splash´´ as they all had really good
cards with a double-colored mana cost and were all relatively deep. I
first decided Blue had to be my most major color, as it was not only
the deepest color but also had 3 double-colored mana cost cards.

The choice between Green and Black was tough. I eventually decided on
Green as my secondary color because it had the great early-play of
Werebear
Werebear
WerebearSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Bear
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
: Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Threshold - Werebear gets +3/+3. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
in addition to Leaf Dancer
Leaf Dancer
Leaf DancerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur
Rarity:
C
Number:
249
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Forestwalk
being better as an early play.
However, even though Black was to be my ´´splash´´ color, I still ended
up deciding to play Painbringer
Painbringer
PainbringerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap, Remove any number of cards in your graveyard from the game: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards removed this way.
, as it is a late-game card and is just
too good to pass up.


STEP 5:
-------
The final deck I came up with, with comments on some of the card
choices, was as follows:

GOLD:
Psychatog
Psychatog
PsychatogSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
U
Number:
292
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
(this guy is AMAZING - he always won the face-offs with Wild
Mongrel)

BLUE:
Thought Eater
Thought Eater
Thought EaterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Your maximum hand size is reduced by three.

Escape Artist
Escape Artist
Escape ArtistSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Escape Artist is unblockable. U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Escape Artist to its owner's hand.
(much better than expected - he won me several games)
Treetop Sentinel
Treetop Sentinel
Treetop SentinelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, protection from green

Aven Windreader
Aven Windreader
Aven WindreaderSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
65
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying 1U: Target player reveals the top card of his or her library.

Dreamwinder
Dreamwinder
DreamwinderSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Serpent
Rarity:
C
Number:
83
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Dreamwinder can't attack unless defending player controls an island. U, Sacrifice an island: Target land becomes an island until end of turn.
(amazing vs. Blue, and good vs. non-Blue)
Balshan Griffin
Balshan Griffin
Balshan GriffinSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
U
Number:
67
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Balshan Griffin to its owner's hand.

Repel
Repel
RepelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Terese Nielson
Text:
Put target creature on top of its owner's library.

Psionic Gift
Psionic Gift
Psionic GiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Text:
Enchanted creature has ``Tap: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.``


GREEN:
Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko DiscipleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
: G, Tap: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

Seton's Desire
Seton's Desire
Seton's DesireSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
268
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2. Threshold - All creatures able to block enchanted creature do so. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Rabid Elephant
Rabid Elephant
Rabid ElephantSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Rabid Elephant becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn for each creature blocking it.
(x2) (insane on offense - they always want to attack)
Springing Tiger
Springing Tiger
Springing TigerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Threshold - Springing Tiger gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Moment's Peace
Moment's Peace
Moment's PeaceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Flashback 2G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
(saved me MULTIPLE times - much more useful that
expected)
Werebear
Werebear
WerebearSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Bear
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
: Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Threshold - Werebear gets +3/+3. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Sylvan Might
Sylvan Might
Sylvan MightSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
277
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. Flashback 2GG (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Leaf Dancer
Leaf Dancer
Leaf DancerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur
Rarity:
C
Number:
249
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Forestwalk
(almost everyone plays green in sealed deck)

BLACK:
Gravedigger
Gravedigger
GravediggerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Dermot Power
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Gravedigger comes into play, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
(I wanted to play both, but I had to cut somewhere)
Ghastly Demise
Ghastly Demise
Ghastly DemiseSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature if its toughness is less than or equal to the number of cards in your graveyard.
(x2)
Dirty Wererat
Dirty Wererat
Dirty WereratSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion Rat
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
B, Discard a card from your hand: Regenerate Dirty Wererat. Threshold - Dirty Wererat gets +2/+2 and can't block. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Painbringer
Painbringer
PainbringerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap, Remove any number of cards in your graveyard from the game: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards removed this way.


LAND:
4 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s
1 Bog Wreckage
Bog Wreckage
Bog WreckageSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
314
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Bog Wreckage comes into play tapped. Tap: Add B to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Bog Wreckage: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

6 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
s
1 Seafloor Debris
Seafloor Debris
Seafloor DebrisSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
325
Artist:
Larry Elmore
Text:
Seafloor Debris comes into play tapped. Tap: Add U to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Seafloor Debris: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

6 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s

I was most concerned about my mana - at 7 Blue sources, 6 Green
sources, and 5 Black sources (though this was 8/8/6 with the
sac-lands), I was pretty evenly spread across the colors. However, I
felt the power of my cards justified this risk. Also, note that I
chose to play 18 land out of 41 cards. I will often do this,
especially with shaky mana bases, as 18 land is needed but 18 land out
of 40 cards is a bit mana-heavy for a lot of decks. I will usually
play either 17/40 or 18/41.

Note that there were several good cards, especially in Black, that I
had to cut. I was tempted to include the Zombie Assassin
Zombie Assassin
Zombie AssassinSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Assassin
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Tap, Remove two cards in your graveyard and Zombie Assassin from the game: Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
s, but I
needed to cut something and the Assassins are often just too slow for
their effect.


--------
MATCHES:
--------
As for the matches, I won't spend much time on them as this tournament
report is already pretty long and I want to discuss the top 8.

There were 80 players, which meant 7 rounds of swiss. I lost the first
round due to severe mana-screw (no Black and only very late Blue in
game 1, and no more than 3 land for about 10 turns in game 3). I then
managed to win the next 5 rounds. In round 7, everyone at 5-1 could
draw into the top 8, as there were 3 people with 16 points, 5 people
with 15 points, and 1 person with 13 points, but the person with 13
points had tiebreakers that were 9% less than the people with 15 and
higher points.

On a side note, it was pretty interesting as the person with 13 points,
Dave Price, was going around before the round urging the people with 16
points to ´´smash their opponents´´ instead of drawing. This was because
the people with 16 points would get in to the Top 8 anyway if they lost
and if any of them won then Dave would be able to get in to the Top 8
if he won his match. Alas, everyone decided to draw so Dave had no
chance of making it in - I felt pretty bad for him though.


------------
TOP 8 DRAFT:
------------
Well, I made it into the Top 8, so now I had to do my first-ever
Odyssey Rochester draft. Luckily, during round 7 when I had time due
to drawing, I got some valuable tips from Eugene and Mike. Also, I had
watched all of the first Rochester draft at the Grand Prix that morning
and had read lots of tournament coverage so I did feel somewhat
prepared. Some of the quick tips I kept in mind were:
- Pay attention first to person on my right (the one feeding me for 2
out of the 3 packs), then to the person 2 to my right and person to my
left
- Green is the best color but can become over-drafted
- Black-White, Red-White, and Red-Blue can be tricky combinations
- REALLY try to draft only 2 colors

Unfortunately, as I was the 8th-seeded player, my opponent (the
1st-seeded player) got to decide who would open first, and he chose me.
The 1st position in a Rochester draft is one of the toughest, as you
have to make your first pick before you see what colors the person
feeding you is going into, so you often end up either fighting that
person for a color or having your first pick go to waste.

So, I opened the first pack and unfortunately there were no bombs.
There were a few strong cards, however, and the choice basically came
down to Second Thoughts
Second Thoughts
Second ThoughtsSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
Remove target attacking creature from the game. Draw a card.
or Diligent Farmhand
Diligent Farmhand
Diligent FarmhandSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
237
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G, Sacrifice Diligent Farmhand: Search your library for a basic land card, and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library. If Diligent Farmhand is in a graveyard, Muscle Burst's effect counts it as a Muscle Burst.
. I chose to take the
Farmhand for 2 reasons: first, it is generally stronger than it appears
due to the lack of early drops and the number of cards costing 4 mana;
second, Green is generally a much deeper and stronger color than White,
so a table can support more Green drafters (even neighboring ones) than
it can support White drafters. Well, unfortunately the person to my
right wheeled a Green card so it looked like either we would both go
Green or I would have to switch out.

As the first pack progressed, I debated whether to stay in Green and
what my second color should be. My next few picks weren't that high so
I didn't get the best cards and just stayed flexible. I eliminate
going into Black as BOTH my neighbors appeared to be going in that
direction. I considered Red, but the person to my right was dabbling
in Red as a splash, the person to his right was deep into red, and the
person 2 to my left was in Red as well. So basically, the choice came
down to Blue or White as my second color and I dabbled in both for a
bit. The person to my left was playing both Blue and White but the
person feeding me was playing neither color and the person 2 seats to
my right wasn't playing Blue and appeared to only be dabbling in White.
I eventually got passed a Thought Devourer
Thought Devourer
Thought DevourerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
105
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Your maximum hand size is reduced by four.
which sealed my choice for
Blue.

As for staying in Green, the person to my left was avoiding it entirely
and the person to his left was avoiding it except as a splash. So I
figured I would have a good shot at the Green cards in the second pack
and Green is usually so deep and strong that it is worth staying in.

So Green-Blue it was. It actually ended up working out pretty well, as
I caught especially good Blue cards in packs 1 and 3 and good Green
cards in pack 2. Of course, I also got good Green cards in packs 1 and
3 just because there is so much playing Green in Odyssey.

My draft deck ended up being as follows:

GREEN:
Cartographer
Cartographer
CartographerSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Townsfolk
Rarity:
U
Number:
107
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Cartographer comes into play, you may return target land card from your graveyard to your hand.
(x2)
Diligent Farmhand
Diligent Farmhand
Diligent FarmhandSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
237
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G, Sacrifice Diligent Farmhand: Search your library for a basic land card, and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library. If Diligent Farmhand is in a graveyard, Muscle Burst's effect counts it as a Muscle Burst.
(x2)
Gorilla Titan
Gorilla Titan
Gorilla TitanSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
U
Number:
241
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
4/4 Card Text: Trample Gorilla Titan gets +4/+4 as long as there are no cards in your graveyard.

Muscle Burst
Muscle Burst
Muscle BurstSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
252
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is 3 plus the number of Muscle Burst cards in all graveyards.

Moment's Peace
Moment's Peace
Moment's PeaceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Flashback 2G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko Disciple
Nantuko DiscipleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
: G, Tap: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

Overrun
Overrun
OverrunSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
All creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.

Rabid Elephant
Rabid Elephant
Rabid ElephantSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Rabid Elephant becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn for each creature blocking it.

Springing Tiger
Springing Tiger
Springing TigerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Threshold - Springing Tiger gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Zoologist
Zoologist
ZoologistSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
R
Number:
285
Artist:
Alex Horley
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
3G, Tap: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into play. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard.


BLUE:
Aboshan, Cephalid Emperor
Aboshan, Cephalid Emperor
Aboshan, Cephalid EmperorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
58
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Tap an untapped Cephalid you control: Tap target permanent. UUU: Tap all creatures without flying.

Cephalid Looter
Cephalid Looter
Cephalid LooterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap: Target player draws a card, then discards a card from his or her hand.

Cephalid Scout
Cephalid Scout
Cephalid ScoutSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying 2U, Sacrifice a land: Draw a card.

Chamber of Manipulation
Chamber of Manipulation
Chamber of ManipulationSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
U
Number:
76
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchanted land has ``Tap, Discard a card from your hand: Gain control of target creature until end of turn.``

Dematerialize
Dematerialize
DematerializeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Flashback 5UU (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Peek
Peek
PeekSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Look at target player's hand. Draw a card.

Phantom Whelp
Phantom Whelp
Phantom WhelpSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Phantom Whelp attacks or blocks, return it to its owner's hand at end of combat.

Psionic Gift
Psionic Gift
Psionic GiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Text:
Enchanted creature has ``Tap: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.``

Pulsating Illusion
Pulsating Illusion
Pulsating IllusionSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
96
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Discard a card from your hand: Pulsating Illusion gets +4/+4 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.

Puppeteer
Puppeteer
PuppeteerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
U, Tap: Tap or untap target creature.

Thought Devourer
Thought Devourer
Thought DevourerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
105
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Your maximum hand size is reduced by four.


LAND:
9 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s
8 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
s

I was reasonable happy with my deck. I felt I had some bombs (Overrun
Overrun
OverrunSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
All creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.
,
Aboshan, Thought Devourer
Thought Devourer
Thought DevourerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
105
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Your maximum hand size is reduced by four.
), some solid cards, and some filler (Phantom
Whelp, Dematerialize
Dematerialize
DematerializeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Flashback 5UU (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
).

Well, unfortunately I lost in the quarterfinals match, but what a wacky
match it was! My opponent saw the bombs I drafted and as he didn't
have any bombs of comparable quality (I did make sure to watch his
picks), he decided to just keep me from casting my bombs. In other
words, he drafted and built a Green-Red land destruction deck!!! I was
taken completely by surprise by this, as I didn't take pains to note
his late picks of cards like Earth Rift
Earth Rift
Earth RiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target land. Flashback 5RR (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
and Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.
.

Game 1, I saw him play the following land-destruction-related cards:
2 Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.

2 Earth Rift
Earth Rift
Earth RiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target land. Flashback 5RR (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

2 Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
Rites of SpringSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Discard any number of cards from your hand. Search your library for that many basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

1 Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
!!!
It was a very risky strategy for him, but it paid off for him game 1,
as he won the die roll and got to go first and I started with 2 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s
but only 1 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
. Ordinarily, this would have been a great opening
hand, but he killed my Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
on Turn 4 and I didn't draw many more
islands or my Farmhands until much later. Meanwhile, he got out his
Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
and starting smashing me. I eventually killed his Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.

and got out my Thought Devourer
Thought Devourer
Thought DevourerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
105
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Your maximum hand size is reduced by four.
, but I was very low on life and didn't
have enough mana to cast Aboshan to completely take control until near
the end of the game. When I did finally get the mana to cast Aboshan,
he had gotten out his Chainflinger
Chainflinger
ChainflingerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Threshold - 2R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
and had threshold so 2 turns later
it was over for me.

I won game 2, but unfortunately as game 1 had taken so long, we only
had about 5 minutes to play game 3. After time had expired and extra
turns had been taken, the winner of the match would be determined by
life totals in game 3. I sideboarded with this in mind but he killed
my early creatures of Cephalid Scout
Cephalid Scout
Cephalid ScoutSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying 2U, Sacrifice a land: Draw a card.
and Pupeteer with his Barbarian
Lunatic and Chainflinger
Chainflinger
ChainflingerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Threshold - 2R, Tap: Chainflinger deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
and he Muscle-Bursted his Druid Lyrist
Druid Lyrist
Druid LyristSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
238
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
G, Tap, Sacrifice Druid Lyrist: Destroy target enchantment.
on his
last turn to put me behind in life totals.

Oh well, even though I didn't qualify I still had a lot of fun and
learned a lot and the season is just beginning . . .


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