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CardShark Content - Adam Fischer (5/9/2002)

Pro Tour Nice – 48th Place, Part 3 of 4 (May 3-4, Odyssey/Torment
Torment
TormentSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Enchanted creature gets -3/-0.
Booster Draft)

The night before, I looked at previous Pro Tour results and saw that in all likelihood, a 4-3 record for the day would put me in the Top 64 and in the money and 5-2 would get me Top 32. Of course I would love to go 7-0 or 6-0-1 and make Top 8, but I was hoping for at least 4-3 if not 5-2.


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DRAFT #3:
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I looked at the draft pods and saw that I was in the same pod as Eugene Harvey
Eugene Harvey
Eugene HarveySet: Promotional Other
Rarity:
P
Text:
Magic Pro Tour Player Card
, whom I met briefly at Worlds and got to know a lot better through rooming with him for GP Montreal. He’s given me lots of fantastic advice since then and I REALLY hoped we don’t have to play each other, as not only do I consider him a friend but also view him as one of the best players.

My picks in the draft went as follows:
1. Patriarch’s Desire
This was looking just like draft #2. I did have the choice of a Resilient Wanderer
Resilient Wanderer
Resilient WandererSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad
Rarity:
U
Number:
43
Artist:
Clyde Caldwell
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
First strike Discard a card from your hand: Resilient Wanderer gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.
or an 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 I was really tempted to take the Wanderer, but I felt that passing the Flock would risk sending a somewhat bad signal, as the pack was pretty weak apart from that and the Desire.
2. 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.

Again I was nervous going into B so early, but the Demise was too good to pass up, especially in comparison to the other cards in the pack.
3. Afflict
Afflict
AfflictSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
115
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Draw a card.

4. 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.

This is where I finally ventured into a second color, and I feel a 4th-pick 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.
is a fine reason to do so. The problem is that I had passed some pretty good white earlier, but the 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.
was just far superior to the other cards in the pack.
5. 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.

I’m not a big fan of this card in BW due to White’s early drops, but it was the best option.
6. Hallow
Hallow
HallowSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Prevent all damage target spell would deal this turn. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.
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Even though the Heal
Heal
HealSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Prevent 1 damage to any creature or player.Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn.
er isn’t as good now as it was before Torment
Torment
TormentSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Enchanted creature gets -3/-0.
, 6th-pick Heal
Heal
HealSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Prevent 1 damage to any creature or player.Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn.
er is still a pretty good pick and a strong signal. It looked like I was in BW for sure now.
7. Pilgrim of Virtue
Pilgrim of Virtue
Pilgrim of VirtueSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Massimilano Frezzato
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Protection from black W, Sacrifice Pilgrim of Virtue: The next time a black source of your choice would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage.

8. 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.

9. Aven Archer
Aven Archer
Aven ArcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
6
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 2W, Tap: Aven Archer deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Not the most amazing card as it is rather easy to kill, but still pretty late for it to come around.
10. 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.

11. 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.

I feel this is a highly underrated card.
12. Steamclaw
Steamclaw
SteamclawSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
310
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
3, Tap: Remove target card in a graveyard from the game. 1, Sacrifice Steamclaw: Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.

13-15. Nothing of note.
16. Divine Sacrament
Divine Sacrament
Divine SacramentSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
White creatures get +1/+1. Threshold - White creatures get an additional +1/+1. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

The choice was between this and Caustic Tar
Caustic Tar
Caustic TarSet: Odyssey
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Enchanted land has ``Tap: Target player loses 3 life.``
. I’m still not sure what the best choice was, but given the probably lack of other people playing White, I felt the Sacrament could really dominate, especially as it was early enough that I could draft a bit more White weenies than usual.
17. 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.)

18. 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 was interesting. One of the better cards in the set offered as a 3rd pick was too tempting to pass up. I was figuring that I could possibly splash it, or switch into U and splash W if the W dried up too much.
19. 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.

20. Patrol Hound
Patrol Hound
Patrol HoundSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Patrol Hound gains first strike until end of turn.

21. 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.

22. Mystic Visionary
Mystic Visionary
Mystic VisionarySet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Matt Cavatto
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Visionary has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Better with the Sacrament. :)
23. Mystic Visionary
Mystic Visionary
Mystic VisionarySet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Matt Cavatto
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Visionary has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

24. Abandoned Outpost
Abandoned Outpost
Abandoned OutpostSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
312
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
: Abandoned Outpost comes into play tapped. Tap: Add W to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Abandoned Outpost: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

25. Halberdier
Halberdier
HalberdierSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Barbarian
Rarity:
C
Number:
196
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike

There was nothing in my colors.
26. 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.

27-30. Nothing of note.
31. Mutilate
Mutilate
MutilateSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
73
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each swamp you control.

Yes! One of the best B cards!
32. Balshan Collaborator
Balshan Collaborator
Balshan CollaboratorSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Text:
Flying. B: Balshan Collaborator gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

OK, you got me – I’m splashing U now.
33. Soul Scourge
Soul Scourge
Soul ScourgeSet: Torment
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. When Soul Scourge comes into play, target player loses 3 life. When Soul Scourge leaves play, that player gains 3 life.

34. Faceless Butcher
Faceless Butcher
Faceless ButcherSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Faceless Butcher comes into play, remove target creature other than Faceless Butcher from the game. When Faceless Butcher leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.

4th-pick Butcher is pretty sweet.
35. Teroh’s Faithful
36. Teroh’s Vanguard
37. Militant Monk
Militant Monk
Militant MonkSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Mark Brill
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Militant Monk to tap. T: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.

38. Mystic Familiar
Mystic Familiar
Mystic FamiliarSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. Threshold - Mystic Familiar gets +1/+1 and has protection from black.

39. Putrid Imp
Putrid Imp
Putrid ImpSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
77
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Putrid Imp gains flying until end of turn. Threshold - Putrid Imp gets +1/+1 and can't block.

40. Tainted Field
Tainted Field
Tainted FieldSet: Torment
Color:
Land
Type:
land
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. T: Add W or B to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a swamp.

Very nice indeed since I didn’t have to pick it over anything else.
41. Pay No Heed
Pay No Heed
Pay No HeedSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Prevent all damage a source of your choice would deal this turn.

42-45. Nothing of note.

This time, the B finally came through in Torment
Torment
TormentSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Enchanted creature gets -3/-0.
, with 4 outstanding cards. The only thing I think I might have been better off doing was going into W earlier in the draft as it might have led to my getting better W in pack 2, but I still got decent W and got some good B cards in my first few picks.

The deck was definitely BW splash U for 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.
and Balshan Collaborator
Balshan Collaborator
Balshan CollaboratorSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Text:
Flying. B: Balshan Collaborator gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, as I felt those cards are well worth splashing for. The main question was how many “White Weenies” to play. The final draft deck looked as follows:

1-cc:
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.


2-cc:
Mystic Familiar
Mystic Familiar
Mystic FamiliarSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. Threshold - Mystic Familiar gets +1/+1 and has protection from black.

Mystic Visionary
Mystic Visionary
Mystic VisionarySet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Matt Cavatto
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Visionary has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

Patrol Hound
Patrol Hound
Patrol HoundSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Patrol Hound gains first strike until end of turn.

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.


3-cc:
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.

Hallow
Hallow
HallowSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Prevent all damage target spell would deal this turn. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.
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Militant Monk
Militant Monk
Militant MonkSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Mark Brill
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Militant Monk to tap. T: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.

Pilgrim of Virtue
Pilgrim of Virtue
Pilgrim of VirtueSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Massimilano Frezzato
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Protection from black W, Sacrifice Pilgrim of Virtue: The next time a black source of your choice would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage.

Divine Sacrament
Divine Sacrament
Divine SacramentSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
White creatures get +1/+1. Threshold - White creatures get an additional +1/+1. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

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.

Afflict
Afflict
AfflictSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
115
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Draw a card.


4-cc:
Faceless Butcher
Faceless Butcher
Faceless ButcherSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Faceless Butcher comes into play, remove target creature other than Faceless Butcher from the game. When Faceless Butcher leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.

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.

Teroh’s Faithful
Teroh’s Vanguard
Balshan Collaborator
Balshan Collaborator
Balshan CollaboratorSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Text:
Flying. B: Balshan Collaborator gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

Mutilate
Mutilate
MutilateSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
73
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each swamp you control.

Patriarch’s Desire

5-cc:
Aven Archer
Aven Archer
Aven ArcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
6
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 2W, Tap: Aven Archer deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Soul Scourge
Soul Scourge
Soul ScourgeSet: Torment
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. When Soul Scourge comes into play, target player loses 3 life. When Soul Scourge leaves play, that player gains 3 life.


Lands:
7 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s
7 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

1 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

1 Tainted Field
Tainted Field
Tainted FieldSet: Torment
Color:
Land
Type:
land
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. T: Add W or B to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a swamp.

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.

1 Abandoned Outpost
Abandoned Outpost
Abandoned OutpostSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
312
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
: Abandoned Outpost comes into play tapped. Tap: Add W to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Abandoned Outpost: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.


Notable sideboard cards:
Mystic Visionary
Mystic Visionary
Mystic VisionarySet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Matt Cavatto
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Visionary has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

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.

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.

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.
x2
Putrid Imp
Putrid Imp
Putrid ImpSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
77
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Putrid Imp gains flying until end of turn. Threshold - Putrid Imp gets +1/+1 and can't block.

Cleansing Meditation
Cleansing Meditation
Cleansing MeditationSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
3
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy all enchantments. Threshold - Instead destroy all enchantments, then return to play all cards in your graveyard destroyed this way.

Pay No Heed
Pay No Heed
Pay No HeedSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Prevent all damage a source of your choice would deal this turn.

Steamclaw
Steamclaw
SteamclawSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
310
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
3, Tap: Remove target card in a graveyard from the game. 1, Sacrifice Steamclaw: Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.


NOTES AND WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY?:
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The deck had plenty of creatures, with 15 in total, 9 of which were W. The 10 4+ casting cost creatures combined with the color requirements convinced me to go with 18 lands.

The possible things I felt I could have done differently was to play the Mystic Visionary
Mystic Visionary
Mystic VisionarySet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Mystic
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Matt Cavatto
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Threshold - Mystic Visionary has flying. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
or 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.
instead of the Aven Archer
Aven Archer
Aven ArcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
6
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 2W, Tap: Aven Archer deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
. The Archer is great against removal-light decks but isn’t as good vs. other decks. I was worried about including the Visionary and having too many weenies in the event I didn’t draw the Sacrament and I felt that I didn’t have enough ways of gaining threshold and too many cards that needed it to include the Assassin. I think the 22nd card was probably a tossup in the end.

I felt I could probably at least 3-1 with this deck, between the Divine Sacrament
Divine Sacrament
Divine SacramentSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
White creatures get +1/+1. Threshold - White creatures get an additional +1/+1. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
plan, the power creatures, and Mutilate
Mutilate
MutilateSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
73
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each swamp you control.
.


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MATCHES:
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Round 8: WON, vs. Eugene Harvey
Eugene Harvey
Eugene HarveySet: Promotional Other
Rarity:
P
Text:
Magic Pro Tour Player Card
playing UW. Here I had to play Eugene in the first round of the draft! :( However, to make matters even worse, Eugene got a match loss for a deck registration error, so we didn’t even play a real match. I felt REALLY bad for him as it sucks to lose that way. However, to Eugene’s great credit, his response was that if he had to get a match loss, he was glad it was to a friend. That’s just the kind of guy Eugene is. :)
5-2-1

Round 9: LOST, vs. Thomas Gundersen playing BG. Game 1 I lost when he got Chainer going along with casting Morbid Hunger
Morbid Hunger
Morbid HungerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
150
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Morbid Hunger deals 3 damage to target creature or player. You gain 3 life. Flashback 7BB (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
FOUR times. Game 2 he got Chainer going again. A Mutilate
Mutilate
MutilateSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
73
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each swamp you control.
saved me, but he 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.)
ed back Chainer and revived MY Soul Scourge
Soul Scourge
Soul ScourgeSet: Torment
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. When Soul Scourge comes into play, target player loses 3 life. When Soul Scourge leaves play, that player gains 3 life.
for the win.
5-3-1

Round 10: WON, vs. Masanari Kaneko playing BG. This was the 4th BG deck I played – it seemed to be quite a popular archetype! Anyway, this match was being covered for the Japanese Sideboard, so that was pretty cool. Game 1 Masanari got out Narcissism
Narcissism
NarcissismSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
134
Text:
G, Discard a card from your hand: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. G, Sacrifice Narcissism: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
which caused me major headaches. Eventually he cast Slithery Stalker
Slithery Stalker
Slithery StalkerSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Swampwalk. When Slithery Stalker comes into play, remove target green or white creature an opponent controls from the game. When Slithery Stalker leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
on one of my creatures and tapped all but one mana to play another creature. I took this chance to cast Mutilate
Mutilate
MutilateSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
73
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each swamp you control.
, killing everything on the board except for one of his creatures (I think it was either an Elephant
Elephant
ElephantSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
token or a 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.
) and returning my Stalked creature to play :) I think I may have also been left with a Teroh’s Faithful. I was then able to win as I had saved up some creatures and he was out of gas. Game 2 he demolished me with 2 Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the WurmSet: Odyssey
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Put a 6/6 green Wurm creature token into play. Flashback 3G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
tokens and 2 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.
s, among other goodies (I think he had 2 Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the WurmSet: Odyssey
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Put a 6/6 green Wurm creature token into play. Flashback 3G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
cards in his deck!). Game 3 he wasn’t able to mount much of an offense and my Soul Scourge
Soul Scourge
Soul ScourgeSet: Torment
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. When Soul Scourge comes into play, target player loses 3 life. When Soul Scourge leaves play, that player gains 3 life.
went all the way.
6-3-1

Round 11: LOST, vs. Tom Van De Logt playing UB. No I get to play the reigning World Champion! :) Game 1 I got color-screwed, having only W mana for a long time and his 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.
went almost all the way. When I did finally stop it and get out a Wererat, he Persuaded it and sealed the game with a Tar and Mortivore
Mortivore
MortivoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
152
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Mortivore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in all graveyards. B: Regenerate Mortivore.
. Game 2 he had to double-mulligan but I got stuck with only W mana for a while again, and his Standstill
Standstill
StandstillSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
102
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
When a player plays a spell, sacrifice Standstill. If you do, then each of that player's opponents draws three cards.
got him back the cards he had mulliganed away. Afterwards I wondered if I should have mulliganed my hands, but I could cast most of the cards in my starting hand – it just happened that both games I kept drawing B cards but no B mana for a long time.
6-4-1

Oh well, only a 2-2 instead of a 3-1, but I could still make Top 32 with a 3-0 performance in the last draft, and 2-1 should get me Top 64. And now for the final draft in the final part of my report . . .


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