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Taking a Walkthrough Lorwyn Drafting - Brian Baker (1/3/2008)

You know what’s great? Morningtide
Morningtide
MorningtideSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
10
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Remove all cards in all graveyards from the game.
!

But I’m not talking about that today.

At the time that this article is being written, Morningtide
Morningtide
MorningtideSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
10
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Remove all cards in all graveyards from the game.
previews have started, courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, and will soon go into overdrive during the first full week of the new year. Some of the cards have already been covered, and I have to admit, they have once again whetted my appetite. Check out episode 6 of the Mana Pool podcast offered by Cardshark to catch up on previewed goodness.

Before we completely turn our attention to the upcoming new set, let’s take one last look at drafting triple Lorwyn. This is a format that has taken me some time to get a handle on. Each time I draft, I feel that every player at the table is capable of building strong decks with the cards available, regardless of the presence or lack of bombs. Card quality is high in the set, and since even simple cards can become quite potent if enough synergy exists with the deck (usually in the form of tribes), then choices become even harder and more individualistic. What may be the perfect choice for one deck one day may be worthless the next, and while this can always be true, it is more prominent in the current block.

So what’s a person to do? Do you force-draft a tribe, take the tribes that come to you, run along color lines, or look elsewhere? Sadly, I don’t have an answer for you, mainly because each draft runs a little differently. If you are always drafting with familiar faces, like in your playgroup or at the local store, you might be able to count on seeing particular strategies play out. If you draft online, as I do primarily, you can expect a surprising variety of techniques and opponent styles.

As always, I feel that the most enlightening way to learn to draft a set is to get out there and do it. To that end, I participated during a few free hours over the recent holiday break. I recorded the first eight picks of each pack, complete with the unpicked cards at each choice, missing only three complete listings for time reasons. This deck went all the way, winning the entire draft, so you don’t need to worry about its legitimacy (although there are still many lessons to be learned from suboptimal drafts).

Let’s get started, shall we?

Pack 1
Pick 1
: Kithkin Greatheart
Kithkin Greatheart
Kithkin GreatheartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
As long as you control a Giant, Kithkin Greatheart gets +1/+1 and has first strike.
, Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl WarriorSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
5
Toughness:
7
Text:
Vigilance, trample
, Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Hornet
Hornet
HornetSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying, haste
IEhhcmFzc2Vy, Deeptread Merrow
Deeptread Merrow
Deeptread MerrowSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen & Philip Tan
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
U: Deeptread Merrow gains islandwalk until end of turn.
, Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow HarrierSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature. 0
, Soaring Hope
Soaring Hope
Soaring HopeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Enchant creature When Soaring Hope comes into play, you gain 3 life. Enchanted creature has flying. W: Put Soaring Hope on top of its owner's library.
, Elvish Branchbender
Elvish Branchbender
Elvish BranchbenderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
204
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Until end of turn, target Forest becomes an X/X Treefolk creature in addition to its other types, where X is the number of Elves you control.
, Wellgabber Apothecary
Wellgabber Apothecary
Wellgabber ApothecarySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
47
Artist:
Brandon Dorman
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1W: Prevent all damage that would be dealt to target tapped Merfolk or Kithkin creature this turn.
, Aquitect’s Will, Mournwhelk
Mournwhelk
MournwhelkSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mournwhelk comes into play, target player discards two cards. Evoke 3B (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Crib Swap
Crib Swap
Crib SwapSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
11
Artist:
Brandon Dorman
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Remove target creature from the game. Its controller puts a 1/1 colorless Shapeshifter creature token with changeling into play.
, Vivid Meadow
Vivid Meadow
Vivid MeadowSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
279
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Vivid Meadow comes into play tapped with two charge counters on it. T: Add W to your mana pool. T, Remove a charge counter from Vivid Meadow: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
, Fodder Launch
Fodder Launch
Fodder LaunchSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
114
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Text:
As an additional cost to play Fodder Launch, sacrifice a Goblin. Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn. Fodder Launch deals 5 damage to that creature's controller.
, Immaculate Magistrate
Immaculate Magistrate
Immaculate MagistrateSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
219
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature for each Elf you control.

My Pick: Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)


Let me say a word here. I won’t go on like this about every pick, as this is going to look like a lengthy article as it is. The first pick is always very important, and while you can certainly correct mistakes from a first pick later, you are already at a disadvantage. If the card quality of a first pack is high enough, the first pick should always be solid- the question is, what is the best of the best? I almost always gravitate toward playable rares, not because they are rares specifically but because there is a reason that they are rare. Most playable rares go a long way to defining a deck, although it is the rest of the deck that supplies consistency in quality.

Anyway, with this choice, there were several strong candidates. I very nearly went with Fodder Launch
Fodder Launch
Fodder LaunchSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
114
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Text:
As an additional cost to play Fodder Launch, sacrifice a Goblin. Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn. Fodder Launch deals 5 damage to that creature's controller.
, as it blends creature kill with direct damage in a way that gets around regeneration. I love Fodder Launch
Fodder Launch
Fodder LaunchSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
114
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Text:
As an additional cost to play Fodder Launch, sacrifice a Goblin. Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn. Fodder Launch deals 5 damage to that creature's controller.
, but I picked Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
instead. Why? Signals.

Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
is the only red card in the pack. This might not sway me ordinarily, but it’s also a great card. I love getting 4-8 pick Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
s, because they kill all sorts of problem cards for low cost with the benefit of clashing. With only a Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
in red for this pack, it sends a fairly strong signal to the person I’m passing to that red will be cut for them and they should probably look elsewhere.

Pick 2: Sentinels of Glen Elendra
Sentinels of Glen Elendra
Sentinels of Glen ElendraSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Howard Lyon
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flash Flying
, Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker DaredevilSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Giant spells you play cost 2 less to play.
, Battlewand Oak
Battlewand Oak
Battlewand OakSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
197
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a Forest comes into play under your control, Battlewand Oak gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Whenever you play a Treefolk spell, Battlewand Oak gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, Oaken Brawler
Oaken Brawler
Oaken BrawlerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Oaken Brawler comes into play, clash with an opponent. If you win, put a +1/+1 counter on Oaken Brawler. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Pestermite
Pestermite
PestermiteSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash Flying When Pestermite comes into play, you may tap or untap target permanent.
, Warren-Scour
Scour
ScourSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Remove target enchantment from the game. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.
ge Elf, Blades of Velis Vel
Blades of Velis Vel
Blades of Velis VelSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Up to two target creatures each get +2/+0 and gain all creature types until end of turn.
, Cenn’s Heir, Ringskipper
Ringskipper
RingskipperSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Ringskipper is put into a graveyard from play, clash with an opponent. If you win, return Ringskipper to its owner's hand. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Black Poplar Shaman
Black Poplar Shaman
Black Poplar ShamanSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
2B: Regenerate target Treefolk.
, Glarewielder
Glarewielder
GlarewielderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste When Glarewielder comes into play, up to two target creatures can't block this turn. Evoke 1R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Squeaking Pie Sneak
Squeaking Pie Sneak
Squeaking Pie SneakSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
U
Number:
142
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As an additional cost to play Squeaking Pie Sneak, reveal a Goblin card from your hand or pay 3. Fear
, Captivating Glance
Captivating Glance
Captivating GlanceSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
55
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Text:
Enchant creature At the end of your turn, clash with an opponent. If you win, gain control of enchanted creature. Otherwise, that player gains control of enchanted creature. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Shapesharer
Shapesharer
ShapesharerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) 2U: Target Shapeshifter becomes a copy of target creature until your next turn.

My Pick: Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker DaredevilSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Giant spells you play cost 2 less to play.


With red in mind, I look to tribes to give the color definition. Giants are great, and I almost always prefer them to the flamekin alternative. The Daredevil works really well with our very tall friends, while also providing a discount for changelings.

Pick 3: Smokebraider
Smokebraider
SmokebraiderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add two mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to play Elemental spells or activated abilities of Elementals.
, Gilt-Leaf Ambush
Ambush
AmbushSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
All blocking creatures gain first strike until end of turn.
, Moonglove Winnower
Moonglove Winnower
Moonglove WinnowerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
William O'Connor
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Deathtouch (Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, destroy that creature.)
, Kinsbaile Balloonist
Kinsbaile Balloonist
Kinsbaile BalloonistSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever Kinsbaile Balloonist attacks, you may have target creature gain flying until end of turn.
, Inner-Flame Acolyte, Elvish Handservant
Elvish Handservant
Elvish HandservantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever a player plays a Giant spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Elvish Handservant.
, Broken Ambitions
Broken Ambitions
Broken AmbitionsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays x. Clash with an opponent. If you win, that spell's controller puts the top four cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Cenn’s Heir, Boggart Forager
Boggart Forager
Boggart ForagerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
154
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, Sacrifice Boggart Forager: Target player shuffles his or her library. 0
, Facevaulter
Facevaulter
FacevaulterSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, Sacrifice a Goblin: Facevaulter gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, Briarthorn, Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)
, Boggart Shenanigans
Boggart Shenanigans
Boggart ShenanigansSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Enchantment
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Text:
Whenever another Goblin you control is put into a graveyard from play, you may have Boggart Shenanigans deal 1 damage to target player.

My Pick: Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)


A bit of a spoiler from the results section: Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)
was invaluable to me. 5/3s with haste for 4 are good enough already, especially when they can cost 2 and combo with Giant’s Ire and Crush Underfoot
Crush Underfoot
Crush UnderfootSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Choose a Giant creature you control. It deals damage equal to its power to target creature. 0
.

Pick 4: Aven Changeling, Warren Pilferers
Warren Pilferers
Warren PilferersSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Warren Pilferers comes into play, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. If that card is a Goblin card, Warren Pilferers gains haste until end of turn.
, Lowland Oaf
Lowland Oaf
Lowland OafSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
184
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Target Goblin creature you control gets +1/+0 and gains flying until end of turn. Sacrifice that creature at end of turn.
, Fistful of Force
Fistful of Force
Fistful of ForceSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
212
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Clash with an opponent. If you win, that creature gets an additional +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Quill-Slinger Boggart, Heal the Scars
Heal the Scars
Heal the ScarsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
217
Artist:
Carl Frank
Text:
Regenerate target creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
, Skeletal Changeling
Skeletal Changeling
Skeletal ChangelingSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) 1B: Regenerate Skeletal Changeling.
, Shields of Velis Vel
Shields of Velis Vel
Shields of Velis VelSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Creatures target player controls get +0/+1 and gain all creature types until end of turn.
, Fire-Belly Changeling
Fire-Belly Changeling
Fire-Belly ChangelingSet: Knights vs. Dragons
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) {R}: Fire-Belly Changeling gets +1/+0 until end of turn. Activate this ability no more than twice each turn.
, Faerie Tauntings
Faerie Tauntings
Faerie TauntingsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Enchantment
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
U
Number:
112
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Whenever you play a spell during an opponent's turn, you may have each opponent lose 1 life.
, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)

My Pick: Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)


Of course, it really helped to have 2. With a high enough creature count and careful timing, you can be sure that you will almost always have a creature to champion.

Pick 5: Warren Pilferers
Warren Pilferers
Warren PilferersSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Warren Pilferers comes into play, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. If that card is a Goblin card, Warren Pilferers gains haste until end of turn.
, Soulbright Flamekin
Soulbright Flamekin
Soulbright FlamekinSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
190
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
2: Target creature gains trample until end of turn. If this is the third time this ability has resolved this turn, you may add RRRRRRRR to your mana pool.
, Surge of Thoughtweft
Surge of Thoughtweft
Surge of ThoughtweftSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Kithkin
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. If you control a Kithkin, draw a card.
, Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton TorchrunnerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Steve Ellis
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Mudbutton Torchrunner is put into a graveyard from play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
, Skeletal Changeling
Skeletal Changeling
Skeletal ChangelingSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) 1B: Regenerate Skeletal Changeling.
, Aquitect’s Will, Kinsbaile Skirmisher
Kinsbaile Skirmisher
Kinsbaile SkirmisherSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Thomas Denmark
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Kinsbaile Skirmisher comes into play, target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning
Spring CleaningSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
236
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Destroy target enchantment. Clash with an opponent. If you win, destroy all enchantments your opponents control. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Lammastide Weave
Lammastide Weave
Lammastide WeaveSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
226
Artist:
Howard Lyon
Text:
Name a card, then target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard. If that card is the named card, you gain life equal to its converted mana cost. Draw a card.
, Flamekin Harbinger
Flamekin Harbinger
Flamekin HarbingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
167
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Flamekin Harbinger comes into play, you may search your library for an Elemental card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
, Colfnor’s Urn
My Pick: Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton TorchrunnerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Steve Ellis
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Mudbutton Torchrunner is put into a graveyard from play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.


Pick 6: Wispmare
Wispmare
WispmareSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Wispmare comes into play, destroy target enchantment. Evoke W (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Stoneybrook Angler, Thieving Sprite
Thieving Sprite
Thieving SpriteSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
143
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Thieving Sprite comes into play, target player reveals X cards from his or her hand, where X is the number of Faeries you control. You choose one of those cards. That player discards that card.
, Nightshade Stinger
Nightshade Stinger
Nightshade StingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Nightshade Stinger can't block.
, Faultgrinder
Faultgrinder
FaultgrinderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
163
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample When Faultgrinder comes into play, destroy target land. Evoke 4R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Faerie Trickery
Faerie Trickery
Faerie TrickerySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Counter target non-Faerie spell. If that spell is countered this way, remove it from the game instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.
, Warren-Scour
Scour
ScourSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Remove target enchantment from the game. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.
ge Elf, Guardian of Cloverdell
Guardian of Cloverdell
Guardian of CloverdellSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Jesper Ejsing
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
When Guardian of Cloverdell comes into play, put three 1/1 white Kithkin Soldier creature tokens into play. G, Sacrifice a Kithkin: You gain 1 life.
, Goldmeadow Stalwart
Goldmeadow Stalwart
Goldmeadow StalwartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As an additional cost to play Goldmeadow Stalwart, reveal a Kithkin card from your hand or pay 3.
, Spinerock Knoll
Spinerock Knoll
Spinerock KnollSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
274
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Text:
Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.) T: Add R to your mana pool. R, T: You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if an opponent was dealt 7 or more damage this turn.

My Pick: Spinerock Knoll
Spinerock Knoll
Spinerock KnollSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
274
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Text:
Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.) T: Add R to your mana pool. R, T: You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if an opponent was dealt 7 or more damage this turn.


Pick 7: Soulbright Flamekin
Soulbright Flamekin
Soulbright FlamekinSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
190
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
2: Target creature gains trample until end of turn. If this is the third time this ability has resolved this turn, you may add RRRRRRRR to your mana pool.
, Glimmerdust Nap
Glimmerdust Nap
Glimmerdust NapSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Enchant tapped creature Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.
, Hornet
Hornet
HornetSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying, haste
IEhhcmFzc2Vy, Needle Drop
Needle Drop
Needle DropSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Needle Drop deals 1 damage to target creature or player that was dealt damage this turn. Draw a card.
, Springjack Knight
Springjack Knight
Springjack KnightSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Springjack Knight attacks, clash with an opponent. If you win, target creature gains double strike until end of turn. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Heal the Scars
Heal the Scars
Heal the ScarsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
217
Artist:
Carl Frank
Text:
Regenerate target creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
, Inkfathom Divers
Inkfathom Divers
Inkfathom DiversSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Islandwalk When Inkfathom Divers comes into play, look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.
, Crush Underfoot
Crush Underfoot
Crush UnderfootSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Choose a Giant creature you control. It deals damage equal to its power to target creature. 0
, Hoarder’s Greed
Greed
GreedSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
B: Pay 2 life to draw a card. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.

My Pick: Crush Underfoot
Crush Underfoot
Crush UnderfootSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Choose a Giant creature you control. It deals damage equal to its power to target creature. 0


Pick 8: Adder-Staff Boggart, Wispmare
Wispmare
WispmareSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Wispmare comes into play, destroy target enchantment. Evoke W (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Faerie Trickery
Faerie Trickery
Faerie TrickerySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Counter target non-Faerie spell. If that spell is countered this way, remove it from the game instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.
, Nightshade Stinger
Nightshade Stinger
Nightshade StingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Nightshade Stinger can't block.
, Blades of Velis Vel
Blades of Velis Vel
Blades of Velis VelSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Up to two target creatures each get +2/+0 and gain all creature types until end of turn.
, Vivid Creek
Vivid Creek
Vivid CreekSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
276
Artist:
Fred Fields
Text:
Vivid Creek comes into play tapped with two charge counters on it. T: Add U to your mana pool. T, Remove a charge counter from Vivid Creek: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
, Faerie Trickery
Faerie Trickery
Faerie TrickerySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Counter target non-Faerie spell. If that spell is countered this way, remove it from the game instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.
, Howltooth Hollow
Howltooth Hollow
Howltooth HollowSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
269
Artist:
John Howe
Text:
Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.) T: Add B to your mana pool. B, T: You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if each player has no cards in hand.

My Pick: Adder-Staff Boggart

Pack 2
Pick 1
: Fistful of Force
Fistful of Force
Fistful of ForceSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
212
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Clash with an opponent. If you win, that creature gets an additional +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Eyeblight’s Ending, Soulbright Flamekin
Soulbright Flamekin
Soulbright FlamekinSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
190
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
2: Target creature gains trample until end of turn. If this is the third time this ability has resolved this turn, you may add RRRRRRRR to your mana pool.
, Glimmerdust Nap
Glimmerdust Nap
Glimmerdust NapSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Enchant tapped creature Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.
, Cloudcrown Oak
Cloudcrown Oak
Cloudcrown OakSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Reach (This can block creatures with flying.) 0
, Oblivion Ring
Oblivion Ring
Oblivion RingSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
34
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
When Oblivion Ring comes into play, remove another target nonland permanent from the game. When Oblivion Ring leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
, Wanderer’s Twig, Zephyr Net
Zephyr Net
Zephyr NetSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature has defender and flying.
, Scarred Vinebreeder
Scarred Vinebreeder
Scarred VinebreederSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
2B, Remove an Elf card in your graveyard from the game: Scarred Vinebreeder gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Protective Bubble
Protective Bubble
Protective BubbleSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Steve Ellis
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature is unblockable and has shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
, Treefolk Harbinger
Treefolk Harbinger
Treefolk HarbingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
239
Artist:
Larry MacDougall
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Treefolk Harbinger comes into play, you may search your library for a Treefolk or Forest card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
, Rebellion of the Flamekin
Rebellion of the Flamekin
Rebellion of the FlamekinSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Enchantment
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
188
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Text:
Whenever you clash, you may pay 1. If you do, put a 3/1 red Elemental Shaman creature token into play. If you won, that token gains haste until end of turn. (This ability triggers after the clash ends.)
, Thorntooth Witch
Thorntooth Witch
Thorntooth WitchSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
William O'Connor
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever you play a Treefolk spell, you may have target creature get +3/-3 until end of turn.
, Oona’s Prowler
My Pick: Oona’s Prowler

I should have taken the Oblivion Ring
Oblivion Ring
Oblivion RingSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
34
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
When Oblivion Ring comes into play, remove another target nonland permanent from the game. When Oblivion Ring leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
. I was tempted by a (somewhat) money card that might splash well, but the O-Ring was perfect for the deck. Two lessons from this: I am far from perfect, and one wrong pick does not mean that you can’t win.

Pick 2: Inner-Flame Acolyte, Neck Snap
Neck Snap
Neck SnapSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Artist:
Dominick Domingo
Text:
Destroy target attacking or blocking creature. 0
, Pestermite
Pestermite
PestermiteSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash Flying When Pestermite comes into play, you may tap or untap target permanent.
, Leaf Gilder
Leaf Gilder
Leaf GilderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Thieving Sprite
Thieving Sprite
Thieving SpriteSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
143
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Thieving Sprite comes into play, target player reveals X cards from his or her hand, where X is the number of Faeries you control. You choose one of those cards. That player discards that card.
, Dawnfluke
Dawnfluke
DawnflukeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flash When Dawnfluke comes into play, prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn. Evoke W (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Broken Ambitions
Broken Ambitions
Broken AmbitionsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays x. Clash with an opponent. If you win, that spell's controller puts the top four cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Nath’s Buffoon, Faultgrinder
Faultgrinder
FaultgrinderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
163
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample When Faultgrinder comes into play, destroy target land. Evoke 4R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Rootgrapple
Rootgrapple
RootgrappleSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Treefolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
234
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Destroy target noncreature permanent. If you control a Treefolk, draw a card. 0
, Thundercloud Shaman
Thundercloud Shaman
Thundercloud ShamanSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
195
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Thundercloud Shaman comes into play, it deals damage equal to the number of Giants you control to each non-Giant creature.
, Ethereal Whiskergill
Ethereal Whiskergill
Ethereal WhiskergillSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
60
Artist:
Howard Lyon
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Ethereal Whiskergill can't attack unless defending player controls an Island.
, Ego Erasure
Ego Erasure
Ego ErasureSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Creatures target player controls get -2/-0 and lose all creature types until end of turn.

My Pick: Thundercloud Shaman
Thundercloud Shaman
Thundercloud ShamanSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
195
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Thundercloud Shaman comes into play, it deals damage equal to the number of Giants you control to each non-Giant creature.


If you are playing Giants, you need the Shaman. You just do. Trust me.

Pick 3: Paperfin Rascal
Paperfin Rascal
Paperfin RascalSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
77
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Paperfin Rascal comes into play, clash with an opponent. If you win, put a +1/+1 counter on Paperfin Rascal. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Nath’s Elite, Boggart Sprite-Chaser, Oaken Brawler
Oaken Brawler
Oaken BrawlerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Oaken Brawler comes into play, clash with an opponent. If you win, put a +1/+1 counter on Oaken Brawler. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Smokebraider
Smokebraider
SmokebraiderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add two mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to play Elemental spells or activated abilities of Elementals.
, Stoneybrook Angler, Hunt Down
Hunt Down
Hunt DownSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
218
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature blocks target creature this turn if able.
, Giant’s Ire, Dawnfluke
Dawnfluke
DawnflukeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flash When Dawnfluke comes into play, prevent the next 3 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn. Evoke W (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Spellsputter Sprite, Pollen Nap, Hoarder’s Greed
Greed
GreedSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
B: Pay 2 life to draw a card. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.
, Bridgid, Hero of Kinsbaile
My Pick: Bridgid, Hero of Kinsbaile

It’s no Giant, but who cares? She makes sure that combat is almost unwinnable for the opponent.

Pick 4:Tarfire
Tarfire
TarfireSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Omar Rayyan
Text:
Tarfire deals 2 damage to target creature or player. 0


I don’t have the rest of the pack written down, but I don’t believe that it was a hard choice. Goblin Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
? Yes, please.

Pick 5: Whirlpool Whelm
Whirlpool Whelm
Whirlpool WhelmSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
Clash with an opponent, then return target creature to its owner's hand. If you win, you may put that creature on top of its owner's library instead. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Boggart Loggers
Boggart Loggers
Boggart LoggersSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
103
Artist:
Jesper Ejsing
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk 2B, Sacrifice Boggart Loggers: Destroy target Treefolk or Forest.
, Adder-Staff Boggart, Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mountainwalk
, Giant’s Ire, Lairwatch Giant
Lairwatch Giant
Lairwatch GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Lairwatch Giant can block an additional creature. Whenever Lairwatch Giant blocks two or more creatures, it gains first strike until end of turn.
, Tar Pitcher
Tar Pitcher
Tar PitcherSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
193
Artist:
Omar Rayyan
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T, Sacrifice a Goblin: Tar Pitcher deals 2 damage to target creature or player. 0
, Benthicore
Benthicore
BenthicoreSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
53
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
When Benthicore comes into play, put two 1/1 blue Merfolk Wizard creature tokens into play. Tap two untapped Merfolk you control: Untap Benthicore. It gains shroud until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
, Elvish Promenade
Elvish Promenade
Elvish PromenadeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
U
Number:
208
Artist:
Steve Ellis
Text:
Put a 1/1 green Elf Warrior creature token into play for each Elf you control.
, Primal Command
Primal Command
Primal CommandSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
233
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose two - Target player gains 7 life; or put target noncreature permanent on top of its owner's library; or target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library; or search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
, foil Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

My Pick: Giant’s Ire

Giant’s Ire damage win games, it’s true, but even early on with a Changeling or Blind-Spot out the card draw is great.

Pick 6: Springleaf Drum
Springleaf Drum
Springleaf DrumSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
261
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
T, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
, Kithkin Healer
Kithkin Healer
Kithkin HealerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.
, Footbottom Feast
Footbottom Feast
Footbottom FeastSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
115
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Put any number of target creature cards from your graveyard on top of your library. Draw a card.
, Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
4
Text:
 
, Lignify
Lignify
LignifySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Tribal Enchantment
Sub Type:
Treefolk Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
228
Artist:
Jesper Ejsing
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature is a 0/4 Treefolk with no abilities.
, Blind-Spot Giant, Wellgabber Apothecary
Wellgabber Apothecary
Wellgabber ApothecarySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
47
Artist:
Brandon Dorman
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1W: Prevent all damage that would be dealt to target tapped Merfolk or Kithkin creature this turn.
, Gilt-Leaf Seer, Zephyr Net
Zephyr Net
Zephyr NetSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature has defender and flying.
, Vivid Crag
Vivid Crag
Vivid CragSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
275
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Vivid Crag comes into play tapped with two charge counters on it. T: Add R to your mana pool. T, Remove a charge counter from Vivid Crag: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

My Pick: Blind-Spot Giant

Pick 7: Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
4
Text:
 
, Lowland Oaf
Lowland Oaf
Lowland OafSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
184
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Target Goblin creature you control gets +1/+0 and gains flying until end of turn. Sacrifice that creature at end of turn.
, Boggart Birth Rite
Boggart Birth Rite
Boggart Birth RiteSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
101
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Return target Goblin card from your graveyard to your hand.
, Ingot Chewer
Ingot Chewer
Ingot ChewerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Ingot Chewer comes into play, destroy target artifact. Evoke R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Soaring Hope
Soaring Hope
Soaring HopeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Enchant creature When Soaring Hope comes into play, you gain 3 life. Enchanted creature has flying. W: Put Soaring Hope on top of its owner's library.
, Shimmering Grotto
Shimmering Grotto
Shimmering GrottoSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
273
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1, T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
, Judge of Currents
Judge of Currents
Judge of CurrentsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever a Merfolk you control becomes tapped, you may gain 1 life.
, Summon the School
Summon the School
Summon the SchoolSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
U
Number:
42
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Put two 1/1 blue Merfolk Wizard creature tokens into play. Tap four untapped Merfolk you control: Return Summon the School from your graveyard to your hand.
, Burrenton Forge-Tender
My Pick: Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
4
Text:
 


Pick 8: Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mountainwalk
, Battlewand Oak
Battlewand Oak
Battlewand OakSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
197
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a Forest comes into play under your control, Battlewand Oak gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Whenever you play a Treefolk spell, Battlewand Oak gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, Hurly-Burly, Lairwatch Giant
Lairwatch Giant
Lairwatch GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Lairwatch Giant can block an additional creature. Whenever Lairwatch Giant blocks two or more creatures, it gains first strike until end of turn.
, Spiderwig Boggart
Spiderwig Boggart
Spiderwig BoggartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
141
Artist:
Larry MacDougall
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Spiderwig Boggart comes into play, target creature gains fear until end of turn.
, Boggart Forger, Ringskipper
Ringskipper
RingskipperSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Ringskipper is put into a graveyard from play, clash with an opponent. If you win, return Ringskipper to its owner's hand. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Hunt Down
Hunt Down
Hunt DownSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
218
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature blocks target creature this turn if able.

My Pick: Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mountainwalk


Pack 3
Pick 1
: Eyeblight’s Ending, Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton TorchrunnerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Steve Ellis
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Mudbutton Torchrunner is put into a graveyard from play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
, Springleaf Drum
Springleaf Drum
Springleaf DrumSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
261
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
T, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
mer, Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl WarriorSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
5
Toughness:
7
Text:
Vigilance, trample
, Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow HarrierSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature. 0
, Glimmerdust Nap
Glimmerdust Nap
Glimmerdust NapSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Enchant tapped creature Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.
, Springjack Knight
Springjack Knight
Springjack KnightSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Springjack Knight attacks, clash with an opponent. If you win, target creature gains double strike until end of turn. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Ponder
Ponder
PonderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library. Draw a card.
, Bog Hoodlums
Bog Hoodlums
Bog HoodlumsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Brandon Dorman
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
Bog Hoodlums can't block. When Bog Hoodlums comes into play, clash with an opponent. If you win, put a +1/+1 counter on Bog Hoodlums. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Protective Bubble
Protective Bubble
Protective BubbleSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Steve Ellis
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature is unblockable and has shroud. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)
, Fire-Belly Changeling
Fire-Belly Changeling
Fire-Belly ChangelingSet: Knights vs. Dragons
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) {R}: Fire-Belly Changeling gets +1/+0 until end of turn. Activate this ability no more than twice each turn.
, Ego Erasure
Ego Erasure
Ego ErasureSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Creatures target player controls get -2/-0 and lose all creature types until end of turn.
, Goldmeadow Stalwart
Goldmeadow Stalwart
Goldmeadow StalwartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As an additional cost to play Goldmeadow Stalwart, reveal a Kithkin card from your hand or pay 3.
, Fodder Launch
Fodder Launch
Fodder LaunchSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
114
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Text:
As an additional cost to play Fodder Launch, sacrifice a Goblin. Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn. Fodder Launch deals 5 damage to that creature's controller.
, Purity
Purity
PuritySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying If a spell or ability would deal damage to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way. When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

My Pick: Purity
Purity
PuritySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying If a spell or ability would deal damage to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way. When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.


Yay, bombs! Purity
Purity
PuritySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying If a spell or ability would deal damage to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way. When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.
flies, it’s a 6/6 for 6 in my colors, and it completely negates the opponent’s direct damage. In a pinch, I can always Ire myself to gain 4 life and draw a card.

Pick 2: Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl WarriorSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
5
Toughness:
7
Text:
Vigilance, trample
, Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Hornet
Hornet
HornetSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying, haste
IEhhcmFzc2Vy, Deeptread Merrow
Deeptread Merrow
Deeptread MerrowSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen & Philip Tan
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
U: Deeptread Merrow gains islandwalk until end of turn.
, Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow HarrierSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature. 0
, Fistful of Force
Fistful of Force
Fistful of ForceSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
212
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Clash with an opponent. If you win, that creature gets an additional +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Ameboid Changeling, Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning
Spring CleaningSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
236
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Destroy target enchantment. Clash with an opponent. If you win, destroy all enchantments your opponents control. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Exiled Boggart
Exiled Boggart
Exiled BoggartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Exiled Boggart is put into a graveyard from play, discard a card.
, Shields of Velis Vel
Shields of Velis Vel
Shields of Velis VelSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Creatures target player controls get +0/+1 and gain all creature types until end of turn.
, Mournwhelk
Mournwhelk
MournwhelkSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mournwhelk comes into play, target player discards two cards. Evoke 3B (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, Merrow Harbinger
Merrow Harbinger
Merrow HarbingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
73
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Islandwalk When Merrow Harbinger comes into play, you may search your library for a Merfolk card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Incremental Growth
Incremental Growth
Incremental GrowthSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
221
Artist:
Chuck Lukacs
Text:
Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature, two +1/+1 counters on another target creature, and three +1/+1 counters on a third target creature. 0

My Pick: Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)


I only got 2 in this draft, but often 2 of a staple card like this is all you can hope to see (or more).

Pick 3: Kinsbaile Balloonist
Kinsbaile Balloonist
Kinsbaile BalloonistSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever Kinsbaile Balloonist attacks, you may have target creature gain flying until end of turn.
, Whirlpool Whelm
Whirlpool Whelm
Whirlpool WhelmSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
Clash with an opponent, then return target creature to its owner's hand. If you win, you may put that creature on top of its owner's library instead. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Boggart Loggers
Boggart Loggers
Boggart LoggersSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
103
Artist:
Jesper Ejsing
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk 2B, Sacrifice Boggart Loggers: Destroy target Treefolk or Forest.
, Adder-Staff Boggart, Fertile Ground
Fertile Ground
Fertile GroundSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
252
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, it produces an additional one mana of any color.
, Moonglove Extract
Moonglove Extract
Moonglove ExtractSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
258
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Sacrifice Moonglove Extract: Moonglove Extract deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
, Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber Giant
Hillcomber GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mountainwalk
, Goldmeadow Dodger
Goldmeadow Dodger
Goldmeadow DodgerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Omar Rayyan
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Goldmeadow Dodger can't be blocked by creatures with power 4 or greater.
, Wings of Velis Vel
Wings of Velis Vel
Wings of Velis VelSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
97
Artist:
Jim Pavelec
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Target creature becomes 4/4, gains all creature types, and gains flying until end of turn.
, Flamekin Brawler
Flamekin Brawler
Flamekin BrawlerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
166
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Flamekin Brawler gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
, Facevaulter
Facevaulter
FacevaulterSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, Sacrifice a Goblin: Facevaulter gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, Nectar Faerie
Nectar Faerie
Nectar FaerieSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
130
Artist:
Thomas Denmark
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying B, T: Target Faerie or Elf gains lifelink until end of turn. (Whenever it deals damage, its controller gains that much life.)
, Eyes of the Wisent
Eyes of the Wisent
Eyes of the WisentSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Tribal Enchantment
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
210
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
Whenever an opponent plays a blue spell during your turn, you may put a 4/4 green Elemental creature token into play. 0

My Pick: Moonglove Extract
Moonglove Extract
Moonglove ExtractSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
258
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Sacrifice Moonglove Extract: Moonglove Extract deals 2 damage to target creature or player.


Nothing else in this pack comes close to the efficiency of the colorless direct damage of the Extract
Extract
ExtractSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Search target player's library for a card, and remove that card from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
.

Pick 4: Plover Knights
Plover Knights
Plover KnightsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike
, Paperfin Rascal
Paperfin Rascal
Paperfin RascalSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
77
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Paperfin Rascal comes into play, clash with an opponent. If you win, put a +1/+1 counter on Paperfin Rascal. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Runed Stalactite
Runed Stalactite
Runed StalactiteSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
260
Artist:
Jim Pavelec
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and is every creature type. Equip 2
, Neck Snap
Neck Snap
Neck SnapSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Artist:
Dominick Domingo
Text:
Destroy target attacking or blocking creature. 0
, Sentinels of Glen Elendra
Sentinels of Glen Elendra
Sentinels of Glen ElendraSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Howard Lyon
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flash Flying
, Triclopean Sight
Triclopean Sight
Triclopean SightSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Flash Enchant creature When Triclopean Sight comes into play, untap enchanted creature. Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
, Nath’s Buffoon, Caterwauling Boggart
Caterwauling Boggart
Caterwauling BoggartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Each Goblin you control can't be blocked except by two or more creatures. Each Elemental you control can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.
, Tideshaper Mystic
Tideshaper Mystic
Tideshaper MysticSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target land becomes the basic land type of your choice until end of turn. Play this ability only during your turn.
, Drowner of Secrets
Drowner of Secrets
Drowner of SecretsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
58
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Tap an untapped Merfolk you control: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
, Turtleshell Changeling
Turtleshell Changeling
Turtleshell ChangelingSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) 1U: Switch Turtleshell Changeling's power and toughness until end of turn.
, Wanderwine Prophets
Wanderwine Prophets
Wanderwine ProphetsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
95
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Champion a Merfolk (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another Merfolk you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.) Whenever Wanderwine Prophets deals combat damage to a player, you may sacrifice a Merfolk. If you do, take an extra turn after this one.

My Pick: Plover Knights
Plover Knights
Plover KnightsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike


3/3s for 5 with flying are playable in most draft formats I’ve played. With first strike, the skies are yours against the most troublesome faeries.

Pick 5: Lignify
Lignify
LignifySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Tribal Enchantment
Sub Type:
Treefolk Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
228
Artist:
Jesper Ejsing
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature is a 0/4 Treefolk with no abilities.
, Kithkin Healer
Kithkin Healer
Kithkin HealerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.
, Deeptread Merrow
Deeptread Merrow
Deeptread MerrowSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen & Philip Tan
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
U: Deeptread Merrow gains islandwalk until end of turn.
, Herbal Poultice
Herbal Poultice
Herbal PoulticeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
257
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
3, Sacrifice Herbal Poultice: Regenerate target creature. 0
, Lace with Moonglove
Lace with Moonglove
Lace with MoongloveSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Target creature gains deathtouch until end of turn. (Whenever it deals damage to a creature, destroy that creature.) Draw a card.
, Blind-Spot Giant, Exiled Boggart
Exiled Boggart
Exiled BoggartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Exiled Boggart is put into a graveyard from play, discard a card.
, Ponder
Ponder
PonderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library. Draw a card.
, Captivating Glance
Captivating Glance
Captivating GlanceSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
55
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Text:
Enchant creature At the end of your turn, clash with an opponent. If you win, gain control of enchanted creature. Otherwise, that player gains control of enchanted creature. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Giant Harbinger
Giant Harbinger
Giant HarbingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
169
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Giant Harbinger comes into play, you may search your library for a Giant card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
, Knight of Meadowgrain
Knight of Meadowgrain
Knight of MeadowgrainSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
U
Number:
28
Artist:
Larry MacDougall
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike Lifelink (Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.)

My Pick: Giant Harbinger
Giant Harbinger
Giant HarbingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
169
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Giant Harbinger comes into play, you may search your library for a Giant card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.


Pick 6: Fertile Ground
Fertile Ground
Fertile GroundSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
252
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, it produces an additional one mana of any color.
, Moonglove Winnower
Moonglove Winnower
Moonglove WinnowerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
William O'Connor
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Deathtouch (Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, destroy that creature.)
, Plover Knights
Plover Knights
Plover KnightsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike
, Whirlpool Whelm
Whirlpool Whelm
Whirlpool WhelmSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
Clash with an opponent, then return target creature to its owner's hand. If you win, you may put that creature on top of its owner's library instead. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
, Black Poplar Shaman
Black Poplar Shaman
Black Poplar ShamanSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
2B: Regenerate target Treefolk.
, Elvish Eulogist
Elvish Eulogist
Elvish EulogistSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
205
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Elvish Eulogist: You gain 1 life for each Elf card in your graveyard.
, Caterwauling Boggart
Caterwauling Boggart
Caterwauling BoggartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Each Goblin you control can't be blocked except by two or more creatures. Each Elemental you control can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.
, Goldmeadow Dodger
Goldmeadow Dodger
Goldmeadow DodgerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Omar Rayyan
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Goldmeadow Dodger can't be blocked by creatures with power 4 or greater.
, Seedguide Ash
Seedguide Ash
Seedguide AshSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
235
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Seedguide Ash is put into a graveyard from play, you may search your library for up to three Forest cards and put them into play tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.
, Ashling’s Prerogative
My Pick: Plover Knights
Plover Knights
Plover KnightsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike


Pick 7: Faultgrinder
Faultgrinder
FaultgrinderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
163
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample When Faultgrinder comes into play, destroy target land. Evoke 4R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)


Pick 8: Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker DaredevilSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Giant spells you play cost 2 less to play.


Here’s the final decklist:

Brian’s Draft (40 cards):
1:Adder-Staff Boggart
1:Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder Giant
Axegrinder GiantSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
4
Text:
 

1:Blind-Spot Giant
2:Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)

1:Crush Underfoot
Crush Underfoot
Crush UnderfootSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Choose a Giant creature you control. It deals damage equal to its power to target creature. 0

1:Faultgrinder
Faultgrinder
FaultgrinderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
163
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample When Faultgrinder comes into play, destroy target land. Evoke 4R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)

1:Giant Harbinger
Giant Harbinger
Giant HarbingerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
169
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Giant Harbinger comes into play, you may search your library for a Giant card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

2:Giant’s Ire
1:Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow Harrier
Goldmeadow HarrierSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature. 0

1:Kithkin Greatheart
Kithkin Greatheart
Kithkin GreatheartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
As long as you control a Giant, Kithkin Greatheart gets +1/+1 and has first strike.

2:Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)

1:Moonglove Extract
Moonglove Extract
Moonglove ExtractSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
258
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Sacrifice Moonglove Extract: Moonglove Extract deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

1:Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton Torchrunner
Mudbutton TorchrunnerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Steve Ellis
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Mudbutton Torchrunner is put into a graveyard from play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

2:Plover Knights
Plover Knights
Plover KnightsSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike

1:Purity
Purity
PuritySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying If a spell or ability would deal damage to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way. When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

2:Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker DaredevilSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Giant spells you play cost 2 less to play.

1:Tarfire
Tarfire
TarfireSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Omar Rayyan
Text:
Tarfire deals 2 damage to target creature or player. 0

1:Thundercloud Shaman
Thundercloud Shaman
Thundercloud ShamanSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
195
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Thundercloud Shaman comes into play, it deals damage equal to the number of Giants you control to each non-Giant creature.

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

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

1:Spinerock Knoll
Spinerock Knoll
Spinerock KnollSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
274
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Text:
Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.) T: Add R to your mana pool. R, T: You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if an opponent was dealt 7 or more damage this turn.


The deck is fairly straightforward, with few tricks other than beating down and direct damage. Many times, a more simple deck can be more powerful than a deck with all sorts of crazy interactions that can’t come together. I like Giants because they get the job done, and the Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker Daredevil
Stinkdrinker DaredevilSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Giant spells you play cost 2 less to play.
helps bring everything online. Even if I don’t draw one, sometimes the deck works better when you allow the opponent to over-commit to the board and see what really needs to happen.

In the first round, I played against an interesting player with a mostly flamekin deck. It had some interesting interactions with some of the larger elementals, like Ingot Chewer
Ingot Chewer
Ingot ChewerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Ingot Chewer comes into play, destroy target artifact. Evoke R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
and Faultgrinder
Faultgrinder
FaultgrinderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
163
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample When Faultgrinder comes into play, destroy target land. Evoke 4R (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it comes into play.)
, and Caterwauling Boggart
Caterwauling Boggart
Caterwauling BoggartSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Each Goblin you control can't be blocked except by two or more creatures. Each Elemental you control can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.
. He couldn’t handle my Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)
s, to the point that he talked- a lot- about how I must have 8 or so in my deck, etc. etc. After the round was over, he went back to the main draft room and “loudly” complained about my clearly inferior deck and how he didn’t draw his best cards. Don’t you love guys like this?

In the second round, I played against a green deck with a few elves, I think. I killed him with a lightning-fast start with Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
and Moonglove Extract
Moonglove Extract
Moonglove ExtractSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
258
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Sacrifice Moonglove Extract: Moonglove Extract deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
into Blind-Spot Giant and Changeling Berserker
Changeling Berserker
Changeling BerserkerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Haste Champion a creature (When this comes into play, sacrifice it unless you remove another creature you control from the game. When this leaves play, that card returns to play.)
. He couldn’t keep blockers on the board and the game was over on turn 6. After that, he conceded the round. I suppose I lucked into that one, but the deck did what it was supposed to do to win me that one game, and I have no reason to believe that it wouldn’t have performed as well in another game or two.

My last round was against another elf deck, this time packing some pretty good pulls. In the first game, my Lash Out
Lash Out
Lash OutSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Text:
Lash Out deals 3 damage to target creature. Clash with an opponent. If you win, Lash Out deals 3 damage to that creature's controller. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)
showed his Wren’s Run Packmaster (eek!), which he kept on top. I subsequently killed each elf he had in play, saving burn if he found a cheap one to champion. He failed to draw more elves and I won, overwhelming him with Giants too big for his Nameless Inversion
Nameless Inversion
Nameless InversionSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Target creature gets +3/-3 and loses all creature types until end of turn.
s. In the second game, I got off to a pretty good start, but I wasn’t able to stop him from using Primal Command
Primal Command
Primal CommandSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
233
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose two - Target player gains 7 life; or put target noncreature permanent on top of its owner's library; or target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library; or search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
to gain 7 life (which I could never take back from him) and getting the Packmaster into hand. His elves and wolves made short work of me after that, as I drew land after land. The third game was a more dramatic sequel to the first, with him using Primal Command
Primal Command
Primal CommandSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
233
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose two - Target player gains 7 life; or put target noncreature permanent on top of its owner's library; or target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library; or search your library for a creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
to gain life and get the Packmaster once again, but this time needing elves to champion. I played a few creatures myself, but his removal kept them from hurting him. Despite drawing an Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl Warrior
Oakgnarl WarriorSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
5
Toughness:
7
Text:
Vigilance, trample
that took three cards to kill, Eyeblight’s Ending, 2 Neck Snap
Neck Snap
Neck SnapSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Artist:
Dominick Domingo
Text:
Destroy target attacking or blocking creature. 0
s, and a Nameless Inversion
Nameless Inversion
Nameless InversionSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.) Target creature gets +3/-3 and loses all creature types until end of turn.
, he could not find an elf. We both topdecked for a few turns, then I cracked Purity
Purity
PuritySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying If a spell or ability would deal damage to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way. When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.
and started to swing. On the last turn, at 4 life and facing down a Purity
Purity
PuritySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying If a spell or ability would deal damage to you, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way. When Purity is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.
, he played the Packmaster and cranked out as many wolves as he could before it died (3 wolves). I won.

Lorwyn drafting is one of my favorite formats, and I hope that adding Morningtide
Morningtide
MorningtideSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
10
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Remove all cards in all graveyards from the game.
into the mix makes it even more enjoyable. Thanks for putting up with one last look into the “old set,” and don’t forget the (sometimes costly) lessons that have been learned so far. Enjoy the previews forthcoming, and have fun.


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