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Drafting Junk in a 10 Man Draft - Billy Moreau (1/4/2011)

How many times do you draft a deck you feel is horrible? I've done it often. Today was another horrible draft. When I started out drafting things were looking well with a first pick and second pick of the first pack being Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.
. At that point I wanted to go White.

Little did I know that the draft was about to get strange.

The next few picks tilted me towards Green: Tangle Angler
Tangle Angler
Tangle AnglerSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
128
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {G}: Target creature blocks Tangle Angler this turn if able.
, Horizon Spellbomb
Horizon Spellbomb
Horizon SpellbombSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
165
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Horizon Spellbomb: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. When Horizon Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {G}. If you do, draw a card.
, Copper Myr
Copper Myr
Copper MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
, Untamed Might
Untamed Might
Untamed MightSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
131
Artist:
Erica Yang
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn.
. At that point I was drafting a White Green Deck having passed up a Turn to Slag
Turn to Slag
Turn to SlagSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Turn to Slag deals 5 damage to target creature. Destroy all Equipment attached to that creature.
, Galvanic Blast
Galvanic Blast
Galvanic BlastSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Marc Simonetti
Text:
Galvanic Blast deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Metalcraft — Galvanic Blast deals 4 damage to that creature or player instead if you control three or more artifacts.
and a few Neurok Replica
Neurok Replica
Neurok ReplicaSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
{1}{U}, Sacrifice Neurok Replica: Return target creature to its owner's hand.
's.

Pack two made me change my mind when I opened a Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
. I took it. Next few picks included Tower of Calamities
Tower of Calamities
Tower of CalamitiesSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
{8}, {T}: Tower of Calamities deals 12 damage to target creature.
and 2 Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.
. I wasn't seeing anything good in Green or White until a late RGlzcGVuc2UgJustice
Justice
JusticeSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Ruth Thompson
Text:
During your upkeep, pay WW or bury Justice.Whenever any red creature or spell assigns damage, Justice deals an equal amount of damage to that creature's or spell's controller.
.

What was I doing? I had drafted 4 colors and had no idea where I was going with my deck. Pack three was going to have to define my color choices.

Pack three gave me a Necrogen Scudder
Necrogen Scudder
Necrogen ScudderSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Necrogen Scudder enters the battlefield, you lose 3 life.
, Saberclaw Myr, 2nd Tangle Angler
Tangle Angler
Tangle AnglerSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
128
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {G}: Target creature blocks Tangle Angler this turn if able.
, and the Trigon of Rage
Trigon of Rage
Trigon of RageSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Marc Simonetti
Text:
Trigon of Rage enters the battlefield with three charge counters on it. {R}{R}, {T}: Put a charge counter on Trigon of Rage. {2}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Trigon of Rage: Target creature gets +3/+0 until end of turn.
. Since this was a 10 person draft with only four rounds I figured "what the heck let's have some fun".

Here is my deck list:


Creatures: 12
1 Blistergrub
Blistergrub
BlistergrubSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Daarken
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Swampwalk When Blistergrub is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, each opponent loses 2 life.

1 Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.

1 Copper Myr
Copper Myr
Copper MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

1 Ichorclaw Myr
Ichorclaw Myr
Ichorclaw MyrSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
166
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) Whenever Ichorclaw Myr becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

1 Iron Myr
Iron Myr
Iron MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add R to your mana pool.

1 Necrogen Scudder
Necrogen Scudder
Necrogen ScudderSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Necrogen Scudder enters the battlefield, you lose 3 life.

1 Razor Hippogriff
Razor Hippogriff
Razor HippogriffSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hippogriff
Rarity:
U
Number:
17
Artist:
David Rapoza
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Razor Hippogriff enters the battlefield, return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand. You gain life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

1 Saberclaw Golem
Saberclaw Golem
Saberclaw GolemSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
{R}: Saberclaw Golem gains first strike until end of turn.

2 Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

2 Tangle Angler
Tangle Angler
Tangle AnglerSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
128
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {G}: Target creature blocks Tangle Angler this turn if able.


Spells: 11
2 Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.

1 RGlzcGVuc2UgJustice
Justice
JusticeSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Ruth Thompson
Text:
During your upkeep, pay WW or bury Justice.Whenever any red creature or spell assigns damage, Justice deals an equal amount of damage to that creature's or spell's controller.

1 Exsanguinate
Exsanguinate
ExsanguinateSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
61
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.

1 Horizon Spellbomb
Horizon Spellbomb
Horizon SpellbombSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
165
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice Horizon Spellbomb: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. When Horizon Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {G}. If you do, draw a card.

1 Instill Infection
Instill Infection
Instill InfectionSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. Draw a card.

2 Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.

1 Tower of Calamities
Tower of Calamities
Tower of CalamitiesSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
{8}, {T}: Tower of Calamities deals 12 damage to target creature.

1 Trigon of Rage
Trigon of Rage
Trigon of RageSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Marc Simonetti
Text:
Trigon of Rage enters the battlefield with three charge counters on it. {R}{R}, {T}: Put a charge counter on Trigon of Rage. {2}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Trigon of Rage: Target creature gets +3/+0 until end of turn.

1 Untamed Might
Untamed Might
Untamed MightSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
131
Artist:
Erica Yang
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn.


Land: 17
1 Blackcleave Cliffs
Blackcleave Cliffs
Blackcleave CliffsSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
224
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Text:
Blackcleave Cliffs enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands. {T}: Add {B} or {R} to your mana pool.

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

3 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

3 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

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



Looking at the deck you can see some obvious problems:
1- 4 Colors?
2- Mana base is Black heavy
3- Why is there 2 Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
and no Blue cards?
4- Again why 4 Colors???

Other than what is listed I did not get anything of use for the deck. I geared the Mana Base towards Black due to having the Exsanguinate
Exsanguinate
ExsanguinateSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
61
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.
and Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
with double Black in the casting cost. The only other card with a double color in the casting cost is the Razor Hippogriff
Razor Hippogriff
Razor HippogriffSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hippogriff
Rarity:
U
Number:
17
Artist:
David Rapoza
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Razor Hippogriff enters the battlefield, return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand. You gain life equal to that card's converted mana cost.
. The Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
help ramp up the deck.

Here is the breakdown of the deck:
0cc- 0
1cc- 2 (Counting Untamed Might
Untamed Might
Untamed MightSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
131
Artist:
Erica Yang
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn.
)
2cc- 9 (Counting Exsanguinate
Exsanguinate
ExsanguinateSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
61
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.
)
3cc- 5
4cc- 4
5cc- 2
6cc- 1

The deck is able to get off quickly and should be able to play a Myr on turn two every game.

Color breakdown:
Artifact- 9
Black- 5
Blue- 0
Green- 3
Red- 2
White- 4

Still looking at the deck it looks like junk.

Here is how the deck fared:

Round one playing against Rachel playing White and Blue:
I thought from the beginning I would lose due to the deck being a pile of junk. Game one I managed to get out Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
on turn 6 and at that point she stopped attacking. My demon was holding back her 7 creatures. Next turn I played the Tower of Calamities
Tower of Calamities
Tower of CalamitiesSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
{8}, {T}: Tower of Calamities deals 12 damage to target creature.
and followed it up the turn after with the last land needed. I slowly picked off her creatures one at a time then won with the Demon
Demon
DemonSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
C
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying
. Game two was much like the first. I got the Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
out and managed to keep her army at bay until I played the Tower of Calamities
Tower of Calamities
Tower of CalamitiesSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
{8}, {T}: Tower of Calamities deals 12 damage to target creature.
again. Then she Revoked Existence on my Tower. I still won with the Demon
Demon
DemonSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
C
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying
. She even managed to get out Elspeth Tirel
Elspeth Tirel
Elspeth TirelSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Planeswalker
Sub Type:
Elspeth
Rarity:
M
Number:
6
Artist:
Michael Komarck
Text:
+2: You gain 1 life for each creature you control. -2: Put three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield. -5: Destroy all other permanents except for lands and tokens.
and managed to gain a lot of life with it. She also had a Mox Opal
Mox Opal
Mox OpalSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Rarity:
M
Number:
179
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Metalcraft — {T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Activate this ability only if you control three or more artifacts.
. Nice draft for her. MVP's were the Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
and the Tower of Calamities
Tower of Calamities
Tower of CalamitiesSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
{8}, {T}: Tower of Calamities deals 12 damage to target creature.
.

Round Two playing against Keith (I think that was his name..Sorry
Sorry
SorrySet: Unglued
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Before playing any spell, if a copy of that spell card is in any graveyard, the spell's caster may say Sorry. If he or she does not, any other player may counter the spell by saying Sorry as it is cast.If any player says Sorry at any other time, Sorry deals 2 damage to that player.
for forgetting if he reads this):
He was playing Black and Blue. Game one I started early with the Myr and Tangle Angler
Tangle Angler
Tangle AnglerSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
128
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {G}: Target creature blocks Tangle Angler this turn if able.
doing a little damage and poison counters. He managed to get out a Volition Reins
Volition Reins
Volition ReinsSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
53
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Text:
Enchant permanent When Volition Reins enters the battlefield, if enchanted permanent is tapped, untap it. You control enchanted permanent.
on my Blistergrub
Blistergrub
BlistergrubSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Daarken
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Swampwalk When Blistergrub is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, each opponent loses 2 life.
a turn too early. I get out the Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
the next turn. I then get out the Tower of Calamities
Tower of Calamities
Tower of CalamitiesSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
{8}, {T}: Tower of Calamities deals 12 damage to target creature.
and start clearing away his creatures. He has no way to handle it and I am able to erase the board with the Demon
Demon
DemonSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
C
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying
and swing into Victory. Game two he stabilizes after a slow start of three mana but he is unable to handle my Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
that I play when he only has 4 mana on the board. Again the MVP goes to Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
and the Tower of Calamities
Tower of Calamities
Tower of CalamitiesSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
{8}, {T}: Tower of Calamities deals 12 damage to target creature.
.

4 games played and I've seen the Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
all 4 games. What will happen when I do not see the Demon
Demon
DemonSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
C
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying
?

Round three playing against Spencer playing ?:
I got paired down at this point due to people dropping out of the tournament. Unfortunately I do not remember this round at all because I do not see the Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
in either game and Spencer hands me my behind on a silver platter.

So at this point I am 2-1 going into the final round knowing that if I win I get prizes and if I lose I get nothing. I get paired up against the only undefeated person Russo (Who's first name I do not remember right now...still shocked at the deck's success).

Round Four playing Russo playing White Blue:
Game one he plays a turn 1 Origin Spellbomb
Origin Spellbomb
Origin SpellbombSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Origin Spellbomb: Put a 1/1 colorless Myr artifact creature token onto the battlefield. When Origin Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {W}. If you do, draw a card.
. Turn two Glint Hawk
Glint Hawk
Glint HawkSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Glint Hawk enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you return an artifact you control to its owner's hand.
Replaying the Spellbomb. He starts beating me down with the Glint Hawk
Glint Hawk
Glint HawkSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Glint Hawk enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you return an artifact you control to its owner's hand.
and manages to build up a solid defense with 3 Neurok Replica
Neurok Replica
Neurok ReplicaSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
{1}{U}, Sacrifice Neurok Replica: Return target creature to its owner's hand.
's bouncing everything I play. He wins quick. Game two I kill his turn two Myr with a turn two Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.
and he sits low on mana for a while. I manage to get out Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
and clear his board and fly in for the win. Game three I get off to a great start. Turn one Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
. Turn two Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
and Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
. Turn three Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
and Copper Myr
Copper Myr
Copper MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
. Turn four Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
and then Russo knew exactly what was coming when he saw the double Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
; Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
which I had just drawn. Turn 5 I play Trigon of Rage
Trigon of Rage
Trigon of RageSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Marc Simonetti
Text:
Trigon of Rage enters the battlefield with three charge counters on it. {R}{R}, {T}: Put a charge counter on Trigon of Rage. {2}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Trigon of Rage: Target creature gets +3/+0 until end of turn.
and swing with the Carnifex Demon
Carnifex Demon
Carnifex DemonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it. {B}, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.
using the Trigon of Rage
Trigon of Rage
Trigon of RageSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Marc Simonetti
Text:
Trigon of Rage enters the battlefield with three charge counters on it. {R}{R}, {T}: Put a charge counter on Trigon of Rage. {2}, {T}, Remove a charge counter from Trigon of Rage: Target creature gets +3/+0 until end of turn.
's pump ability hitting him for 7. The next turn he plays a Neurok Replica
Neurok Replica
Neurok ReplicaSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
{1}{U}, Sacrifice Neurok Replica: Return target creature to its owner's hand.
but does not want to bounce my Demon
Demon
DemonSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
C
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying
. I swing for 7 then remove the counters to make it 9. he is at 4. I then play Exsanguinate
Exsanguinate
ExsanguinateSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
61
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each opponent loses X life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.
for the remaining 4 points of damage.

I finish the tournament 3-1. All three of the other 3-1's are 2 players I beat and the one I lost to. My first opponent went 0-4. So with a deck that I considered a pile of junk I walk away with 1st place, a FNM Wild Nacatl
Wild Nacatl
Wild NacatlSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Mountain. Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Plains.
and 4 Packs of Scar
Scar
ScarSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
s of Mirrodin (Which I did not get anything good in). What I learned from this draft is that next week I'm going to do it all over again....4 colors here I come!


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