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TS-PC-FS Drafting - Brian Baker (6/25/2007)

In my last article, I discussed the sealed format. Sealed has the distinction of being the format where a player has the least control over his or her card pool.

In this article, I’m going to talk about my favorite format of all – draft. Draft is the lovechild of constructed and sealed, with each participant having a limited control over not only their pool but the cards available to each other player.

If you’re not familiar with or if you’re new to draft, this is probably not the article for you. I’m not going to be highly technical or anything, but a more formal introduction would probably benefit you more at this point. There are several such guides on this and other sites. Nevertheless, this is here for anyone that wants a look.

As a quick aside to anyone that has yet to draft, my best advice is to get your feet wet before anything else. Don’t worry about strategy or signaling, or really any other concepts, before you actually draft at least once just on instinct. My first draft ever was triple Mirrodin, and despite a complete lack of experience on my part, I won one round entirely on the back of Jinxed Choker
Jinxed Choker
Jinxed ChokerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
At the end of your turn, target opponent gains control of Jinxed Choker and puts a charge counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, Jinxed Choker deals damage to you equal to the number of charge counters on it. 3: Put a charge counter on Jinxed Choker or remove one from it.
. Take a go at it and then see what other people think.

I’m going to focus on Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
block draft. The format has changed with the completion of the block, and casual drafters and spikes alike are busy exploring card choices to figure out how to win.

As the addition of Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
certainly shakes things up, I wanted to start with an examination of this set in particular. I recently participated in a triple Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
draft online for the set’s release, and I was able to get some valuable experience. Here’s a quick look at what I pulled from each pack:

Pack 1
1. Imperiosaur
Imperiosaur
ImperiosaurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Spend only mana produced by basic lands to play Imperiosaur.

2. Ravaging Riftwurm
Ravaging Riftwurm
Ravaging RiftwurmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
U
Number:
135
Artist:
Michael Phillippi
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Kicker 4(You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)
Vanishing 2 (This permanent comes into play with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Ravaging Riftwurm comes into play with three additional time counters on it.

3. Ichor Slick
Ichor Slick
Ichor SlickSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.
Cycling 2(2, Discard this card. Draw a card.)
Madness 3B(If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

4. Shah of Naar Isle
Shah of Naar Isle
Shah of Naar IsleSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Efreet
Rarity:
R
Number:
119
Artist:
Jon Foster
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Trample
Echo 0(At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
When Shah of Naar Isle's echo cost is paid, each opponent may draw up to three cards.

5. Edge of Autumn
Edge of Autumn
Edge of AutumnSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
144
Artist:
Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
Text:
If you control four or fewer lands, search your library for a basic land card, put it into play tapped, then shuffle your library.
Cycling-Sacrifice a land. (Sacrifice a land, Discard this card. Draw a card.)

6. Grinning Ignus
Grinning Ignus
Grinning IgnusSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
116
Artist:
James Kei
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, Return Grinning Ignus to its owner's hand Add 2R to your mana pool. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

7. Fomori Nomad
Fomori Nomad
Fomori NomadSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Power:
4
Toughness:
4

8. Emberwilde Augur
Emberwilde Augur
Emberwilde AugurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
97
Artist:
Brandon Kitkouski
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Emberwilde Augur Emberwilde Augur deals 3 damage to target player. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

9. Augur of Skulls
Augur of Skulls
Augur of SkullsSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Skeleton Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
63
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1B Regenerate Augur of Skulls.
Sacrifice Augur of Skulls. Target player discards two cards. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

10. Bogardan Lancer
Bogardan Lancer
Bogardan LancerSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Bloodthirst 1 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

11. Aven Augur
Aven Augur
Aven AugurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
Sacrifice Aven Augur Return up to two target creatures to their owners' hands. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

12. Pooling Venom
Pooling Venom
Pooling VenomSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
74
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Enchant land
Whenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller loses 2 life.
3B Destroy enchanted land.

13. Lumithread Field
Lumithread Field
Lumithread FieldSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Scott Altmann
Text:
Creatures you control get +0/+1.
Morph 1W(You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

14. Gift of Granite
Gift of Granite
Gift of GraniteSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +0/+2.

15. Patrician’s Scorn

As you can see, green started out strong for me. I hated to pass a River of Tears
River of Tears
River of TearsSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
179
Artist:
Chris J. Anderson
Text:
T Add U to your mana pool. If you played a land this turn, add B to your mana pool instead.
in the first pick, but I always draft to win if possible. The Imperiosaur
Imperiosaur
ImperiosaurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Spend only mana produced by basic lands to play Imperiosaur.
’s drawback is much less noticeable in draft, and most removal in the block simply cannot deal with it. The pack with the Ichor Slick
Ichor Slick
Ichor SlickSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.
Cycling 2(2, Discard this card. Draw a card.)
Madness 3B(If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
had no green cards besides Dryad Arbor
Dryad Arbor
Dryad ArborSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land Creature
Sub Type:
Forest Dryad
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has T Add G to your mana pool.)
Dryad Arbor is green.
, which I’m not a fan of. After being passed the Shah it was obvious that red was wide open, so my colors were set. The last five choices were the result of being cut off from both green and red, but I figured that the player to my left was even more cut off and would probably send me enough to make up for it.

Pack 2
1. Thunderblade Charge
Thunderblade Charge
Thunderblade ChargeSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Artist:
Justin Murray
Text:
Thunderblade Charge deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, if Thunderblade Charge is in your graveyard, you may pay 2RRR. If you do, play it without paying its mana cost.

2. Riddle of Lightning
Riddle of Lightning
Riddle of LightningSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Choose target creature or player. Scry 3, then reveal the top card of your library. Riddle of Lightning deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost to that creature or player. (To scry 3, look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

3. Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.

4. Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.

5. Llanowar Empath
Llanowar Empath
Llanowar EmpathSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Llanowar Empath comes into play, scry 2, then reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into your hand. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

6. Thornweald Archer
Thornweald Archer
Thornweald ArcherSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Archer
Rarity:
C
Number:
154
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Deathtouch (Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, destroy that creature.)

7. Kavu Primarch
Kavu Primarch
Kavu PrimarchSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Kicker 4(You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Kavu Primarch comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.

8. Kavu Primarch
Kavu Primarch
Kavu PrimarchSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Kicker 4(You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Kavu Primarch comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.

9. Soultether Golem
Soultether Golem
Soultether GolemSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
164
Artist:
Parente
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Vanishing 1 (This permanent comes into play with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)
Whenever another creature comes into play under your control, put a time counter on Soultether Golem.

10. Wrap in Vigor
Wrap in Vigor
Wrap in VigorSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
141
Artist:
John Donahue
Text:
Regenerate each creature you control.

11. Tolaria West
Tolaria West
Tolaria WestSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Khang Le
Text:
Tolaria West comes into play tapped.
T Add U to your mana pool.
Transmute 1UU(1UU, Discard this card. Search your library for a card with converted mana cost 0, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

12. Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth AncientSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
James Kei
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Sporoloth Ancient.
Creatures you control have Remove two spore counters from this creature. Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.

13. Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)

14. Quiet Disrepair
Quiet Disrepair
Quiet DisrepairSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant artifact or enchantment
At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one - Destroy enchanted permanent, or you gain 2 life.

15. Patrician’s Scorn

Thunderblade Charge
Thunderblade Charge
Thunderblade ChargeSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Artist:
Justin Murray
Text:
Thunderblade Charge deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, if Thunderblade Charge is in your graveyard, you may pay 2RRR. If you do, play it without paying its mana cost.
is nothing short of amazing in most drafts. Nothing else in that initial pack was worth considering. It’s clear from the next seven picks that my colors were not being squeezed from me at this point, especially when offered two Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
s and two Kavu Primarch
Kavu Primarch
Kavu PrimarchSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Kicker 4(You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Kavu Primarch comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.
s. I figured that the Soultether Golem
Soultether Golem
Soultether GolemSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
164
Artist:
Parente
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Vanishing 1 (This permanent comes into play with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)
Whenever another creature comes into play under your control, put a time counter on Soultether Golem.
would have no problem sticking around between the Swarms and additional token producers, and Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth AncientSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
James Kei
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Sporoloth Ancient.
Creatures you control have Remove two spore counters from this creature. Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
helped out here quite well.

Pack 3
1. Ghostfire
Ghostfire
GhostfireSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
115
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
Ghostfire is colorless.
Ghostfire deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

2. Tarox Bladewing
Tarox Bladewing
Tarox BladewingSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, haste
Grandeur - Discard another card named Tarox Bladewing Tarox Bladewing gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is its power.

3. Centaur Omenreader
Centaur Omenreader
Centaur OmenreaderSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Snow Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
143
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
As long as Centaur Omenreader is tapped, creature spells you play cost 2 less to play.

4. Edge of Autumn
Edge of Autumn
Edge of AutumnSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
144
Artist:
Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
Text:
If you control four or fewer lands, search your library for a basic land card, put it into play tapped, then shuffle your library.
Cycling-Sacrifice a land. (Sacrifice a land, Discard this card. Draw a card.)

5. Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction
Fatal AttractionSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Enchant creature
When Fatal Attraction comes into play, it deals 2 damage to enchanted creature.
At the beginning of your upkeep, Fatal Attraction deals 4 damage to enchanted creature.

6. Bogardan Lancer
Bogardan Lancer
Bogardan LancerSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Bloodthirst 1 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

7. Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.

8. Rift Elemental
Rift Elemental
Rift ElementalSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1R, Remove a time counter from a permanent you control or suspended card you own Rift Elemental gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

9. Leaden Fists
Leaden Fists
Leaden FistsSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Artist:
Shishizaru
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

10. Grinning Ignus
Grinning Ignus
Grinning IgnusSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
116
Artist:
James Kei
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, Return Grinning Ignus to its owner's hand Add 2R to your mana pool. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

11. Rift Elemental
Rift Elemental
Rift ElementalSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1R, Remove a time counter from a permanent you control or suspended card you own Rift Elemental gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

12. Rift Elemental
Rift Elemental
Rift ElementalSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1R, Remove a time counter from a permanent you control or suspended card you own Rift Elemental gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

13. Rift Elemental
Rift Elemental
Rift ElementalSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1R, Remove a time counter from a permanent you control or suspended card you own Rift Elemental gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

14. Quiet Disrepair
Quiet Disrepair
Quiet DisrepairSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant artifact or enchantment
At the beginning of your upkeep, choose one - Destroy enchanted permanent, or you gain 2 life.

15. Patrician’s Scorn

I wanted primarily to focus on any burn or other removal I could get, but the Tarox was picked over a Keldon Megaliths
Keldon Megaliths
Keldon MegalithsSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
Philip Straub
Text:
Keldon Megaliths comes into play tapped.
T Add R to your mana pool.
Hellbent - 1R, T Keldon Megaliths deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Play this ability only if you have no cards in hand.
because of sheer power and efficiency. Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.
is about as efficient as a bear can get, and getting one seventh pick was rather welcome. The rest of this set simply rounded out some utility.

With all that as the final pool, here’s the decklist:

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

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

2: Bogardan Lancer
Bogardan Lancer
Bogardan LancerSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Bloodthirst 1 (If an opponent was dealt damage this turn, this creature comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

1: Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.

1: Thornweald Archer
Thornweald Archer
Thornweald ArcherSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Archer
Rarity:
C
Number:
154
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Deathtouch (Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, destroy that creature.)

1: Soultether Golem
Soultether Golem
Soultether GolemSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
164
Artist:
Parente
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Vanishing 1 (This permanent comes into play with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)
Whenever another creature comes into play under your control, put a time counter on Soultether Golem.

2: Edge of Autumn
Edge of Autumn
Edge of AutumnSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
144
Artist:
Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
Text:
If you control four or fewer lands, search your library for a basic land card, put it into play tapped, then shuffle your library.
Cycling-Sacrifice a land. (Sacrifice a land, Discard this card. Draw a card.)

2: Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.

1: Ravaging Riftwurm
Ravaging Riftwurm
Ravaging RiftwurmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
U
Number:
135
Artist:
Michael Phillippi
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Kicker 4(You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)
Vanishing 2 (This permanent comes into play with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Ravaging Riftwurm comes into play with three additional time counters on it.

2: Grinning Ignus
Grinning Ignus
Grinning IgnusSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
116
Artist:
James Kei
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, Return Grinning Ignus to its owner's hand Add 2R to your mana pool. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

1: Ghostfire
Ghostfire
GhostfireSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
115
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
Ghostfire is colorless.
Ghostfire deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

1: Thunderblade Charge
Thunderblade Charge
Thunderblade ChargeSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Artist:
Justin Murray
Text:
Thunderblade Charge deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, if Thunderblade Charge is in your graveyard, you may pay 2RRR. If you do, play it without paying its mana cost.

1: Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction
Fatal AttractionSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Enchant creature
When Fatal Attraction comes into play, it deals 2 damage to enchanted creature.
At the beginning of your upkeep, Fatal Attraction deals 4 damage to enchanted creature.

1: Imperiosaur
Imperiosaur
ImperiosaurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Spend only mana produced by basic lands to play Imperiosaur.

1: Shah of Naar Isle
Shah of Naar Isle
Shah of Naar IsleSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Efreet
Rarity:
R
Number:
119
Artist:
Jon Foster
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Trample
Echo 0(At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
When Shah of Naar Isle's echo cost is paid, each opponent may draw up to three cards.

1: Centaur Omenreader
Centaur Omenreader
Centaur OmenreaderSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Snow Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
143
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
As long as Centaur Omenreader is tapped, creature spells you play cost 2 less to play.

1: Tarox Bladewing
Tarox Bladewing
Tarox BladewingSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, haste
Grandeur - Discard another card named Tarox Bladewing Tarox Bladewing gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is its power.

1: Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth AncientSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
James Kei
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Sporoloth Ancient.
Creatures you control have Remove two spore counters from this creature. Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.

1: Fomori Nomad
Fomori Nomad
Fomori NomadSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Power:
4
Toughness:
4

1: Riddle of Lightning
Riddle of Lightning
Riddle of LightningSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Choose target creature or player. Scry 3, then reveal the top card of your library. Riddle of Lightning deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost to that creature or player. (To scry 3, look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

2: Kavu Primarch
Kavu Primarch
Kavu PrimarchSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Kicker 4(You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Kavu Primarch comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.


The deck did reasonably well, overcoming an otherwise solid white-black aggro deck before getting beat down by a green-blue deck with some Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
s of its own.

Overall, I felt that I had a good grasp on the cards that stood to influence the block. Green is incredibly deep, with some of the best commons in token production (Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
, Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth Ancient
Sporoloth AncientSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
James Kei
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Sporoloth Ancient.
Creatures you control have Remove two spore counters from this creature. Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
), fat (Kavu Primarch
Kavu Primarch
Kavu PrimarchSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Kicker 4(You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)
If the kicker cost was paid, Kavu Primarch comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.
), utility (Edge of Autumn
Edge of Autumn
Edge of AutumnSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
144
Artist:
Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
Text:
If you control four or fewer lands, search your library for a basic land card, put it into play tapped, then shuffle your library.
Cycling-Sacrifice a land. (Sacrifice a land, Discard this card. Draw a card.)
), and juicy uncommons like the Imperiosaur
Imperiosaur
ImperiosaurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Spend only mana produced by basic lands to play Imperiosaur.
and Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.
that are auto-includes in every deck. Each other color brings something to the table as well, but don’t be surprised to see players picking sub-optimal green early to establish a claim over Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
goodies.

I came back later to do a full Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
block draft. Let’s take a more in-depth look at how this progressed:

Pack 1
1. Griffin Guide
Griffin Guide
Griffin GuideSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
21
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has flying. When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, put a 2/2 white Griffin creature token with flying into play.
– A playable aura, eh? This was not the strongest pack I could have asked for. Normally I would have been all over the Dragon Whelp
Dragon Whelp
Dragon WhelpSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying R: +1/+0; if more than RRR is spent in this way during one turn, Dragon Whelp is killed at end of turn.
, but I wasn’t ready to commit that strongly to red. This point could be argued, but I was never unhappy to have the Guide.
2. Castle
Castle
CastleSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
Your untapped creatures gain +0/+2. Attacking creatures do not get this bonus.
IFJhcHRvcnM= – It’s quite likely that the player to my right took a white card, since the Raptors is the only one left in this pack. I’m still more than happy to take it, and it sends a strong signal.
3. Flickering Spirit
Flickering Spirit
Flickering SpiritSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 3W: Remove Flickering Spirit from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control.
– This was the only playable in the pack. Is this going to get better?
4. Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
– With the only white card being Detainment Spell
Detainment Spell
Detainment SpellSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature's activated abilities can't be played. 1W: Attach Detainment Spell to target creature.
, I realized I needed to make a choice. The Sliver gives me a 4/4 for 5 with the potential to pump my other creatures if I go that path. This pick would set my course for the draft.
5. Watcher Sliver
Watcher Sliver
Watcher SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +0/+2.
– With no evasive creatures available, it seemed reasonable to pick a staple card that plays well with Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
.
6. Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
– When I saw the second Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
, I knew that I could push this theme. Mass removal is the best answer to the Sliver horde strategy, and with such removal being in short supply in limited this strategy can be effective.
7. Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."
– Bears with abilities that happen to be Slivers are solid choices.
8. Watcher Sliver
Watcher Sliver
Watcher SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +0/+2.
– This removes most of my Slivers from burn range, and gives me four Slivers that pump toughness.
9. Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."
– The effect that this creature has on combat should not be underestimated.
10. Glass Asp
Glass Asp
Glass AspSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
197
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Glass Asp deals combat damage to a player, that player loses 2 life at the beginning of his or her next draw step unless he or she pays 2 before that step.
, 11. Jedit’s Dragoons, 12. Sprout
Sprout
SproutSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
221
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
– These were the only picks in white or green.
13. Krosan Grip
Krosan Grip
Krosan GripSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
202
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
– I used to maindeck at least one enchantment/artifact removal spell for fear of Totems and Guides, but I’ve gotten out of the habit since Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
mucked things up with Reality Acid
Reality Acid
Reality AcidSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
James Wong
Text:
Enchant permanent Vanishing 3 (This permanent comes into play with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) When Reality Acid leaves play, enchanted permanent's controller sacrifices it.
. That being said, the Grip is still a good sideboard card.
14. Norin the Wary
Norin the Wary
Norin the WarySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
171
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When a player plays a spell or a creature attacks, remove Norin the Wary from the game. Return it to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
– It was this or Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Cyclopean Giant is put into a graveyard from play, target land becomes a Swamp. Remove Cyclopean Giant from the game.
. Woooo.
15. Mwonvuli Acid-Moss – A nice on-color forced pick with maindeck potential. I took this as a good sign.

Pack 2
1. Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.
– While I was picking up earlier Slivers, I told myself that a Sinew or two (or three) would go a long way. Here it is… along with Teneb, the Harvester
Teneb, the Harvester
Teneb, the HarvesterSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
163
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying Whenever Teneb, the Harvester deals combat damage to a player, you may pay 2B. If you do, put target creature card in a graveyard into play under your control.
. The Dragon would only require a splash of black along with my primary colors. I was sorely tempted, but I took the better card for my deck at the time. I still stand by my choice.
2. Reflex Sliver
Reflex Sliver
Reflex SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have haste.
– This changes the game’s pace dramatically. Even just being able to tap creatures a turn early for Quilled activation keeps this deck a step ahead.
3. Saltblast
Saltblast
SaltblastSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Artist:
Parente
Text:
Destroy target nonwhite permanent.
– Without any Temporal Isolation
Temporal Isolation
Temporal IsolationSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Enchanted creature has shadow. (It can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Prevent all damage that would be dealt by enchanted creature.
s from Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
, I was looking for more removal. In the worst case scenario, this can take out a key land like Urborg
Urborg
UrborgSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add B to your mana poolT: Remove first strike ability or swampwalk ability from target creature until end of turn.
or Molten Slagheap
Molten Slagheap
Molten SlagheapSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
276
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1, T: Put a storage counter on Molten Slagheap. 1, Remove X storage counters from Molten Slagheap: Add X mana in any combination of B and/or R to your mana pool.
.
4. (foil) Aeon Chronicler
Aeon Chronicler
Aeon ChroniclerSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
32
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Aeon Chronicler's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand. Suspend X-X3U. X can't be 0. Whenever a time counter is removed from Aeon Chronicler while it's removed from the game, draw a card.
– I’m human, after all. This card stands little chance of making it into the deck at this point, but without a sliver or removal for competition, I snatch this up quickly.
5. Utopia Vow
Utopia Vow
Utopia VowSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
142
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature can't attack or block. Enchanted creature has "T Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
– More removal is good. Giving them more mana is not as important as neutralizing any creature without pro-green.
6. Harmonize
Harmonize
HarmonizeSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
u
Number:
149
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Draw three cards.
– Wow. A very surprising sixth pick is this. Card advantage is good.
7. Poultice Sliver
Poultice Sliver
Poultice SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "2, T Regenerate target Sliver."
– I would like more Slivers. The ability isn’t my favorite, but I’ve noticed how my 3-cost slot is looking a little bare.
8. Sunlance
Sunlance
SunlanceSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
c
Number:
31
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Sunlance deals 3 damage to target nonwhite creature.
– Removal. The limitation isn’t that restrictive, since very few draft decks run less than two colors.
9. Ghost Tactician
Ghost Tactician
Ghost TacticianSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit Spellshaper
Rarity:
C
Number:
6
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
2
Toughness:
5
Text:
W, T, Discard a card: Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.
– This is on-color filler that will not make the deck.
10. Seal of Primordium
Seal of Primordium
Seal of PrimordiumSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
c
Number:
153
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Sacrifice Seal of Primordium: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
– Sideboards need love too.
11. Kavu Predator
Kavu Predator
Kavu PredatorSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
132
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample Whenever an opponent gains life, put that many +1/+1 counters on Kavu Predator.
– I was considering this instead of the Saltblast
Saltblast
SaltblastSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Artist:
Parente
Text:
Destroy target nonwhite permanent.
. I was very happy to see it return.
12. Reality Acid
Reality Acid
Reality AcidSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
James Wong
Text:
Enchant permanent Vanishing 3 (This permanent comes into play with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) When Reality Acid leaves play, enchanted permanent's controller sacrifices it.
– With no white or green cards to choose from, I took the closest thing to removal to make sure I didn’t have to deal with it.
13. Dormant Sliver
Dormant Sliver
Dormant SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
156
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have defender and "When this creature comes into play, draw a card."
– This would cripple my offensive. I take it and hide it away.
14. Brain Gorgers
Brain Gorgers
Brain GorgersSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
65
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When you play Brain Gorgers, any player may sacrifice a creature. If a player does, counter Brain Gorgers. Madness 1B (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
– Eh. Are brains filling?
15. Reality Acid
Reality Acid
Reality AcidSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
James Wong
Text:
Enchant permanent Vanishing 3 (This permanent comes into play with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) When Reality Acid leaves play, enchanted permanent's controller sacrifices it.
– A less than interesting forced pick.

Pack 3
1. Sliver Legion
Sliver Legion
Sliver LegionSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
R
Number:
158
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
All Sliver creatures get +1/+1 for each other Sliver in play.
– I stared at the screen a long time before taking this. The pack was awful, so I took an uncastable rare that (ironically enough) fits the theme.
2. Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
– I’m still not getting a lot of quality yet, but I’ve got a choice between this and Lymph Sliver
Lymph Sliver
Lymph SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Sliver creatures have absorb 1. (If a source would deal damage to a Sliver, prevent 1 of that damage.)
. The Virulent is weaker, but I’m trying to broaden my mana curve a little.
3. Marshalling Cry – At sorcery speed it’s technically not a combat trick, but it’s great with swarms.
4. New Benalia
New Benalia
New BenaliaSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
172
Artist:
Richard Wright
Text:
New Benalia comes into play tapped.
When New Benalia comes into play, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library, then you may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
T Add W to your mana pool.
– Scry is the best mechanic for limited ever, hands down. The fact that it comes attached to a color-producing land makes up for any tempo loss.
5. Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.
– Great utility is always welcome. The triple Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
draft showed me exactly how useful the Sweeper really is.
6. Knight of Sursi
Knight of Sursi
Knight of SursiSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, flanking
Suspend 3-W(Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
– Evasive creatures that come at a discount are also welcome.
7. Lymph Sliver
Lymph Sliver
Lymph SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Sliver creatures have absorb 1. (If a source would deal damage to a Sliver, prevent 1 of that damage.)
– I was really hoping to get one of these after passing one earlier. If you doubt its influence, you haven’t had to deal with it. Remember that multiple copies increase the effect.
8. Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
– Cheap Slivers ahoy.
9. Pooling Venom
Pooling Venom
Pooling VenomSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
74
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Enchant land
Whenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller loses 2 life.
3B Destroy enchanted land.
– The terrible first pack comes back, completely devoid of playables. I take the last uncommon because, well, why not?
10. Lymph Sliver
Lymph Sliver
Lymph SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Sliver creatures have absorb 1. (If a source would deal damage to a Sliver, prevent 1 of that damage.)
– It came back after all! No one else is running Slivers in white, which is fine by me.
11. Llanowar Empath
Llanowar Empath
Llanowar EmpathSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Llanowar Empath comes into play, scry 2, then reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into your hand. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
– I’ll take a 2/2 that fetches a Sliver for 4 any day, thank you.
12. Llanowar Augur
Llanowar Augur
Llanowar AugurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
129
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Llanowar Augur Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains trample until end of turn. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
– I take the only in-color card. Do not be fooled, this card is not as good as you would like it to be. Still, it’s not a bad choice against early rushes and helps set up big swings later, if it makes it that long.
13. Petrified Plating
Petrified Plating
Petrified PlatingSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
133
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
Suspend 2-G(Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay G and remove it from the game with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost.)
– This is a nice boost to any creature. Never, ever suspend it, however. FYI: If there is a creature on either side when this unsuspends, it must attach to it if able.
14. Pooling Venom
Pooling Venom
Pooling VenomSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
74
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Enchant land
Whenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller loses 2 life.
3B Destroy enchanted land.
– Eddie Brock goes for a swim? [Editor's note: Fail!]
15. Mystic Speculation
Mystic Speculation
Mystic SpeculationSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
41
Artist:
Trevor Hairsine
Text:
Buyback 2(You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Scry 3 (Look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
– Sure.

This was a pretty interesting pool to work with. When building the deck, I started with the auto-includes and worked my way down (best Slivers first, then removal, then other Slivers, then any remaining slots) to insure that there would be room for the finishers. The finished deck is pretty consistent for a draft deck, and I’m pretty proud of it.

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

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

1: New Benalia
New Benalia
New BenaliaSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
172
Artist:
Richard Wright
Text:
New Benalia comes into play tapped.
When New Benalia comes into play, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library, then you may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
T Add W to your mana pool.

2: Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)

1: Knight of Sursi
Knight of Sursi
Knight of SursiSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, flanking
Suspend 3-W(Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)

1: Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.

1: Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."

1: Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."

1: Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.

1: Poultice Sliver
Poultice Sliver
Poultice SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "2, T Regenerate target Sliver."

2: Watcher Sliver
Watcher Sliver
Watcher SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +0/+2.

1: Reflex Sliver
Reflex Sliver
Reflex SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have haste.

1: Llanowar Augur
Llanowar Augur
Llanowar AugurSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
129
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Llanowar Augur Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains trample until end of turn. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

2: Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.

2: Lymph Sliver
Lymph Sliver
Lymph SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Sliver creatures have absorb 1. (If a source would deal damage to a Sliver, prevent 1 of that damage.)

1: Sunlance
Sunlance
SunlanceSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
c
Number:
31
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Sunlance deals 3 damage to target nonwhite creature.

1: Utopia Vow
Utopia Vow
Utopia VowSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
142
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature can't attack or block. Enchanted creature has "T Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

1: Griffin Guide
Griffin Guide
Griffin GuideSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
21
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has flying. When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, put a 2/2 white Griffin creature token with flying into play.

1: Petrified Plating
Petrified Plating
Petrified PlatingSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
133
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
Suspend 2-G(Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay G and remove it from the game with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost.)

1: Mwonvuli Acid-Moss
1: Harmonize
Harmonize
HarmonizeSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
u
Number:
149
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Draw three cards.

1: Saltblast
Saltblast
SaltblastSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Artist:
Parente
Text:
Destroy target nonwhite permanent.


So how did it do? Let’s see:

Round 1 (vs UB)

Game 1

I win… with Poison! I win the roll and choose to go first, holding onto a hand with Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
, Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
, Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
, Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."
, Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."
, Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
, and Utopia Vow
Utopia Vow
Utopia VowSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
142
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature can't attack or block. Enchanted creature has "T Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
. I drop the Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
and he plays a Tolaria West
Tolaria West
Tolaria WestSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Khang Le
Text:
Tolaria West comes into play tapped.
T Add U to your mana pool.
Transmute 1UU(1UU, Discard this card. Search your library for a card with converted mana cost 0, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
. I draw into and play another Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
before attacking, giving him 2 poison counters. He plays a Voidmage Prodigy
Voidmage Prodigy
Voidmage ProdigySet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
UU, Sacrifice a Wizard: Counter target spell.. Morph U (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
, who takes a Utopia Vow
Utopia Vow
Utopia VowSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
142
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature can't attack or block. Enchanted creature has "T Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
so I can swing in to leave him with six poison counters. He manages to play a Sarcomite Myr
Sarcomite Myr
Sarcomite MyrSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Michael Bruinsma
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
2 Sarcomite Myr gains flying until end of turn.
2, Sacrifice Sarcomite Myr. Draw a card.
and I haven’t gotten a third land yet, so I play Quilled and pass. He plays a morph and passes, and I finally draw another Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
. I attack with an unblocked Virulent, and Spinneret comes down. Facing a poisonous defeat, he concedes.

Game 2

He goes first and lays an Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
. I draw into and play another first turn Virulent Sliver
Virulent Sliver
Virulent SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
155
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Sliver creatures have poisonous 1. (Whenever a Sliver deals combat damage to a player, that player gets a poison counter. A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
. He suspends a Cloudskate
Cloudskate
CloudskateSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Fading 3 (This creature comes into play with three fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.)
, and I use Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.
to put it away. He lays a morph (his morph last game was an Unblinking Bleb
Unblinking Bleb
Unblinking BlebSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Shishizaru
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Morph 2U(You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
Whenever Unblinking Bleb or another permanent is turned face up, you may scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
, by the way). I put a Griffin Guide
Griffin Guide
Griffin GuideSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
21
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has flying. When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, put a 2/2 white Griffin creature token with flying into play.
on the Sliver and swing away unblocked. He plays Foresee
Foresee
ForeseeSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Scry 4, then draw two cards. (To scry 4, look at the top four cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
, placing all four cards back on top of his library. I attack and he blocks the Sweeper with what turns out to be a suddenly flipped up Gathan Raiders
Gathan Raiders
Gathan RaidersSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Parente
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Hellbent - Gathan Raiders gets +2/+2 if you have no cards in hand.
Morph-Discard a card. (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
. I’m pretty sure that he’s set himself up with spells, probably removal, so I blow a Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
with Acid Moss. Three mana is apparently what he needed, though, since the Sliver eats an Assassinate
Assassinate
AssassinateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target tapped creature.
. He attacks for the first time all round and I get to hit him back with a haste-y Reflex Sliver
Reflex Sliver
Reflex SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have haste.
. He is suddenly at seven life and off balance, so he plays a Mana Skimmer
Mana Skimmer
Mana SkimmerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Leech
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever Mana Skimmer deals damage to a player, tap target land that player controls. That land doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
and passes without attacking. I draw a timely Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
and attack with everyone. A double block of the Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
kills it but leaves him at 1, and I chose to deal 2 damage to the Skimmer to remove his flying defense. A Sarcomite Myr
Sarcomite Myr
Sarcomite MyrSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Michael Bruinsma
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
2 Sarcomite Myr gains flying until end of turn.
2, Sacrifice Sarcomite Myr. Draw a card.
comes down, but with the Reflex Sliver
Reflex Sliver
Reflex SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have haste.
still in play my Watcher Sliver
Watcher Sliver
Watcher SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +0/+2.
seals the deal.

Round 2 (vs UR)

Game 1

I get down an early Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.
followed up by Quilled and Virulent. The Sinew takes a Lightning Axe
Lightning Axe
Lightning AxeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
As an additional cost to play Lightning Axe, discard a card or pay 5. Lightning Axe deals 5 damage to target creature.
, then he plays a Serendib Sorcerer
Serendib Sorcerer
Serendib SorcererSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
r
Number:
61
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T Target creature other than Serendib Sorcerer becomes 0/2 until end of turn.
. Griffin Guide
Griffin Guide
Griffin GuideSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
21
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has flying. When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, put a 2/2 white Griffin creature token with flying into play.
on Quilled means that a Sorcerer activation still leaves it a 2/4, and I swing before Fomori Nomad
Fomori Nomad
Fomori NomadSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
hits the table. Harmonize
Harmonize
HarmonizeSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
u
Number:
149
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Draw three cards.
gets me a Sunlance
Sunlance
SunlanceSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
c
Number:
31
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Sunlance deals 3 damage to target nonwhite creature.
for the Sorcerer and a Utopia Vow
Utopia Vow
Utopia VowSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
142
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature can't attack or block. Enchanted creature has "T Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
for the Giant. When his Battering Sliver
Battering Sliver
Battering SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
All Slivers have trample.
takes a Saltblast
Saltblast
SaltblastSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Artist:
Parente
Text:
Destroy target nonwhite permanent.
to the face, he concedes.

Game 2

Another quick Virulent meets his Dead. I play Poultice and Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."
s, while he attacks with Blazing Blade Askari
Blazing Blade Askari
Blazing Blade AskariSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.) 2: Blazing Blade Askari becomes colorless until end of turn.
and Slivercycles Homing Sliver
Homing Sliver
Homing SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
118
Artist:
Trevor Hairsine
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Each Sliver card in each player's hand has slivercycling 3.
Slivercycling 3(3, Discard this card Search your library for a Sliver card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)
for Mesmeric Sliver
Mesmeric Sliver
Mesmeric SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Michael Bruinsma
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have When this permanent comes into play, you may fateseal 1. (Its controller looks at the top card of an opponent's library, then he or she may put that card on the bottom of that library.)
. His next two plays are Fomori Nomad
Fomori Nomad
Fomori NomadSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
and Jodah’s Avenger. The Avenger is the finishing touch, and I can’t draw the removal to keep myself in the game.

Game 3

I play a first turn Virulent (I’m beginning to let that card grow on me). Two turns later I suspend a Knight and keep attacking until his first play of a Cryptic Annelid
Cryptic Annelid
Cryptic AnnelidSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
34
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Cryptic Annelid comes into play, scry 1, then scry 2, then scry 3. (To scry X, look at the top X cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
. Lymph Sliver
Lymph Sliver
Lymph SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Sliver creatures have absorb 1. (If a source would deal damage to a Sliver, prevent 1 of that damage.)
comes down and immediately takes a Shivan Meteor
Shivan Meteor
Shivan MeteorSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Shivan Meteor deals 13 damage to target creature. Suspend 2-1RR (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay 1RR and remove it from the game with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost.)
to the face. The Knight lets me actually get in for damage, while Llanowar Empath
Llanowar Empath
Llanowar EmpathSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Llanowar Empath comes into play, scry 2, then reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into your hand. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
gives me Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.
. I Saltblast
Saltblast
SaltblastSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Artist:
Parente
Text:
Destroy target nonwhite permanent.
his Synchronous Sliver
Synchronous Sliver
Synchronous SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
E. M. Gist
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Slivers have vigilance.
and use Sunlance
Sunlance
SunlanceSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
c
Number:
31
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Sunlance deals 3 damage to target nonwhite creature.
to finish off the Annelid after combat. He plays a Homing Sliver
Homing Sliver
Homing SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
118
Artist:
Trevor Hairsine
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Each Sliver card in each player's hand has slivercycling 3.
Slivercycling 3(3, Discard this card Search your library for a Sliver card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.)
for defense, but I draw a Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
and swing for the fences. A Lightning Axe
Lightning Axe
Lightning AxeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
As an additional cost to play Lightning Axe, discard a card or pay 5. Lightning Axe deals 5 damage to target creature.
on the Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
is a bit of a setback, but a draw of Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."
lets me Slivercycle for a Reflex Sliver
Reflex Sliver
Reflex SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have haste.
, pushing me through his blockers to finish him off.

Round 3 (vs WUR)

Game 1

I get stuck at three lands (all Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
), but at the same time he is stuck with two Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
. He is forced to discard twice (Benalish Commander
Benalish Commander
Benalish CommanderSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
2
Artist:
Parente
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Benalish Commander's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Soldiers you control. Suspend X-XWW. X can't be 0. Whenever a time counter is removed from Benalish Commander while it's removed from the game, put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.
and Celestial Crusader
Celestial Crusader
Celestial CrusaderSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
7
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Flying Other white creatures get +1/+1.
) while I finally draw a Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
and play Spinneret. It takes a Judge Unworthy
Judge Unworthy
Judge UnworthySet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Choose target attacking or blocking creature. Scry 3, then reveal the top card of your library. Judge Unworthy deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost to that creature. (To scry 3, look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
, revealing a Temporal Isolation
Temporal Isolation
Temporal IsolationSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Enchanted creature has shadow. (It can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Prevent all damage that would be dealt by enchanted creature.
. The Isolation locks down a Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
, but my pal the Virulent pokes at him, unbothered by his only morph creature. A Reflex Sliver
Reflex Sliver
Reflex SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have haste.
joins in, and he concedes against a growing army while he is at 10. His morph is revealed to be a Whipspine Drake.

Game 2

I play a Spinneret, he puts Isolation on it. He plays a morph and I put down Quilled and Virulent to hold it off. I play a Poultice, which he enchants and kills with Flowstone Embrace
Flowstone Embrace
Flowstone EmbraceSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Enchant creature
T Enchanted creature gets +2/-2 until end of turn.
. Watcher Sliver
Watcher Sliver
Watcher SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +0/+2.
pumps my guys while his morph flips up to show a Whip-Spine. He plays two more morphs, and I play a Reflex. I enchant the Virulent with a Petrified Plating
Petrified Plating
Petrified PlatingSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
133
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
Suspend 2-G(Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay G and remove it from the game with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost.)
and attack to see what happens. He blocks with all three creatures, with the second morph flipping up into a Luminthread Field. I use Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."
activations to finish off the Drake. He plays yet another morph, and later Ghostflames my Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."
in response to Lymph Sliver
Lymph Sliver
Lymph SliverSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Sliver creatures have absorb 1. (If a source would deal damage to a Sliver, prevent 1 of that damage.)
. I play Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.
and attack with everything, but Venser’s Diffusion sends the Might back to my hand and he avoids dying. Knowing that the Might would be back in a turn and apparently out of answers, he concedes.


So there you go. I won the draft using a bit of intuition and a greater understanding of the format. I don’t want you to take this article just as a message to go green when possible, but it’s important to understand where the strengths and weaknesses of a block lie. In this case, the synergy of the deck beat out individually strong cards in each opponent’s deck. Making sure that your deck works well within itself is something that some players take for granted, but shouldn’t be overlooked.

I just might talk about some actual constructed next time, but until then, have fun learning what the right choices really are.


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