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CardShark Content - Robert Hager (3/27/2006)

Most of the time you will get to just draft one pack of Guildpact and two packs of Ravnica. At the store I go to for FNM, I get to draft one Ravnica and two Guildpact. Drafting this still allows you to go the Ravnica color combinations, but if you get enough of the other colors you can do that too. What you don't want to do is what I did in the first draft. Since you usually start with Ravnica, you get the challenge of not trying to go too many colors between the cards you get in your Ravnica pack vs. the Guildpact packs. I will show you what not to do so you might have a better chance at drafting a good deck.

I started the draft by picking black cards, because I thought I was going that color. I was trying to maybe go Black/Blue. This wasn't a big problem. First pack I had picked up 2 Tidewater Minion
Tidewater Minion
Tidewater MinionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
71
Artist:
Tomas Giorello
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) 4: Tidewater Minion loses defender until end of turn. T: Untap target permanent.
s, 2 Snapping Drake
Snapping Drake
Snapping DrakeSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
s and 1 Vedalken Entrancer
Vedalken Entrancer
Vedalken EntrancerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vedalken Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
U, T: Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
. I picked a Galvanic Arc
Galvanic Arc
Galvanic ArcSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature When Galvanic Arc comes into play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Enchanted creature has first strike.
for removal since I wasn't getting removal yet, which shouldn't have been a big problem. I also ended up with a Thundersong Trumpeter
Thundersong Trumpeter
Thundersong TrumpeterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
235
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature can’t attack or block this turn.
and Flash Conscription
Flash Conscription
Flash ConscriptionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
124
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Untap target creature and gain control of it until end of turn. That creature gains haste until end of turn. If W was spent to play Flash Conscription, the creature gains “Whenever this creature deals combat damage, you gain that much life” until end of turn.
but this isn't going to make me play red/white.

Second pack I got a Skeletal Vampire
Skeletal Vampire
Skeletal VampireSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire Skeleton
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Skeletal Vampire comes into play, put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play. 3BB, Sacrifice a Bat: Put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play. Sacrifice a Bat: Regenerate Skeletal Vampire.
and took it, still thinking of black in my mind. Now good Izzet cards are going around. So I start to pick up more blue but I go into red also. Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
, Izzet Chronarch
Izzet Chronarch
Izzet ChronarchSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Izzet Chronarch comes into play, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
, Torch Drake
Torch Drake
Torch DrakeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1R: Torch Drake gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
, Goblin Flectomancer
Goblin Flectomancer
Goblin FlectomancerSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
116
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice Goblin Flectomancer: You may change the targets of target instant or sorcery spell.
, Vacuumelt
Vacuumelt
VacuumeltSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Text:
Replicate 2U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Return target creature to its owner’s hand.
and just about everything else was going around that you could want for Izzet. Now I didn't see any Gelectrode
Gelectrode
GelectrodeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
U
Number:
113
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Gelectrode deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Whenever you play an instant or sorcery spell, you may untap Gelectrode.
, Electrolyze
Electrolyze
ElectrolyzeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Text:
Electrolyze deals 2 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players. Draw a card.
or Ogre Savant
Ogre Savant
Ogre SavantSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Ogre Savant comes into play, if U was spent to play Ogre Savant, return target creature to its owner’s hand.
going around but I was getting passed a fair amount of Izzet cards. I did pick a RG91c2UgaW4gGloom
Gloom
GloomSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
White spells cost 3 more mana to cast. White enchantments with activation costs require 3 more mana to use.
and Hissing Miasma
Hissing Miasma
Hissing MiasmaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Text:
Whenever a creature attacks you, its controller loses 1 life.
since I still was thinking I was going black/blue. By the end of this pack I had a fair amount of Red/Blue and about 5 or so black cards.

In the third pack more Red/Blue came around. Since it was FNM, when I opened a Godless Shrine
Godless Shrine
Godless ShrineSet: Guildpact
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Plains Swamp
Rarity:
R
Number:
157
Text:
(T: Add W or B to your mana pool.) As Godless Shrine comes into play, you may pay 2 life. If you don’t, Godless Shrine comes into play tapped instead.
I took it. I got passed a Djinn Illuminatus
Djinn Illuminatus
Djinn IlluminatusSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) Flying Each instant and sorcery spell you play has replicate. The replicate cost is equal to its mana cost. (When you play it, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
and thought hey, this is an expensive creature, but took it anyway. Now the only problem I ran into was removal. I picked a Pyromatics
Pyromatics
PyromaticsSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Text:
Replicate 1R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Pyromatics deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
in the 3rd pack but the only stuff I already had to deal with creatures was Galvanic Arc
Galvanic Arc
Galvanic ArcSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature When Galvanic Arc comes into play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Enchanted creature has first strike.
, Hypervolt Grasp
Hypervolt Grasp
Hypervolt GraspSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
67
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature has “T: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.” 1U: Return Hypervolt Grasp to its owner’s hand.
and RG91c2UgaW4gGloom
Gloom
GloomSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
White spells cost 3 more mana to cast. White enchantments with activation costs require 3 more mana to use.
.

Now Steamcore Weird
Steamcore Weird
Steamcore WeirdSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Steamcore Weird comes into play, if R was spent to play Steamcore Weird, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
was going around in which I got passed at least 2 that I didn't pick. I had picked 4 Izzet Chronarch
Izzet Chronarch
Izzet ChronarchSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Izzet Chronarch comes into play, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
and 4 Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
, which are both fairly good creatures, but once you get 2 or 3 you don't really need anymore. Now some of the uncommons out there like Schismotivate
Schismotivate
SchismotivateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Text:
Target creature gets +4/+0 until end of turn. Another target creature gets -4/-0 until end of turn.
I could have got 2 instead of 1. With Vacuumelt
Vacuumelt
VacuumeltSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Text:
Replicate 2U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Return target creature to its owner’s hand.
I got 2 so I did pretty good. This is what my deck looked like.

Artifacts:
1x Izzet Signet
Izzet Signet
Izzet SignetSet: Guildpact
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Text:
1, T: Add UR to your mana pool.


Black:
1x Douse
Douse
DouseSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
70
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
1U: Counter target red spell. Play this ability as an interrupt.
In Gloom
Gloom
GloomSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
White spells cost 3 more mana to cast. White enchantments with activation costs require 3 more mana to use.


Blue:
1x Hypervolt Grasp
Hypervolt Grasp
Hypervolt GraspSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
67
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature has “T: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.” 1U: Return Hypervolt Grasp to its owner’s hand.

2x Infiltrator's Magemark
1x Muddle the Mixture
Muddle the Mixture
Muddle the MixtureSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell. Transmute 1UU (1UU, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

1x Repeal
Repeal
RepealSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Text:
Return target nonland permanent with converted mana cost X to its owner’s hand. Draw a card.

2x Snapping Drake
Snapping Drake
Snapping DrakeSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying

2x Tidewater Minion
Tidewater Minion
Tidewater MinionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
71
Artist:
Tomas Giorello
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) 4: Tidewater Minion loses defender until end of turn. T: Untap target permanent.

1x Torch Drake
Torch Drake
Torch DrakeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1R: Torch Drake gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

1x Vacuumelt
Vacuumelt
VacuumeltSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Text:
Replicate 2U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Return target creature to its owner’s hand.

1x Vedalken Entrancer
Vedalken Entrancer
Vedalken EntrancerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vedalken Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
U, T: Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.


Gold:
1x Djinn Illuminatus
Djinn Illuminatus
Djinn IlluminatusSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) Flying Each instant and sorcery spell you play has replicate. The replicate cost is equal to its mana cost. (When you play it, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

1x Goblin Flectomancer
Goblin Flectomancer
Goblin FlectomancerSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
116
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice Goblin Flectomancer: You may change the targets of target instant or sorcery spell.

3x Izzet Chronarch
Izzet Chronarch
Izzet ChronarchSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Izzet Chronarch comes into play, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

1x Moroii
Moroii
MoroiiSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life.

2x Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.

1x Schismotivate
Schismotivate
SchismotivateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Text:
Target creature gets +4/+0 until end of turn. Another target creature gets -4/-0 until end of turn.

Red:
1x Fencer's Magemark
1x Galvanic Arc
Galvanic Arc
Galvanic ArcSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature When Galvanic Arc comes into play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Enchanted creature has first strike.

1x Pyromatics
Pyromatics
PyromaticsSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Text:
Replicate 1R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Pyromatics deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

1x Scorched Rusalka
Scorched Rusalka
Scorched RusalkaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
74
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, Sacrifice a creature: Scorched Rusalka deals 1 damage to target player.


Lands:
9x Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

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

1x Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.



Sideboard:

2x Benedictions of Moons
1x Cremate
Cremate
CremateSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
96
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.Draw a card.

1x Gigadrowse
Gigadrowse
GigadrowseSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Text:
Replicate U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Tap target permanent.

1x Flash Conscription
Flash Conscription
Flash ConscriptionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
124
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Untap target creature and gain control of it until end of turn. That creature gains haste until end of turn. If W was spent to play Flash Conscription, the creature gains “Whenever this creature deals combat damage, you gain that much life” until end of turn.

1x Hissing Miasma
Hissing Miasma
Hissing MiasmaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Text:
Whenever a creature attacks you, its controller loses 1 life.

1x Izzet Chronarch
Izzet Chronarch
Izzet ChronarchSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Izzet Chronarch comes into play, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

2x Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.

1x Roofstalker Wight
Roofstalker Wight
Roofstalker WightSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
1U: Roofstalker Wight gains flying until end of turn.

1x Skeletal Vampire
Skeletal Vampire
Skeletal VampireSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire Skeleton
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Skeletal Vampire comes into play, put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play. 3BB, Sacrifice a Bat: Put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play. Sacrifice a Bat: Regenerate Skeletal Vampire.

1x Surge of Zeal
Surge of Zeal
Surge of ZealSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Radiance — Target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain haste until end of turn.

1x Vacuumelt
Vacuumelt
VacuumeltSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Text:
Replicate 2U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Return target creature to its owner’s hand.

1x Vedalken Plotter
Vedalken Plotter
Vedalken PlotterSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vedalken Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
41
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Vedalken Plotter comes into play, exchange control of target land you control and target land an opponent controls.


Lands:
9x Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

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

1x Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.


How did I do with this deck? First round I ran into another Izzet deck. I didn't know I was doomed until I saw what he had played. Viashino Fangtail
Viashino Fangtail
Viashino FangtailSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Viashino Fangtail deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
is good, but how many is really good in a draft deck? He played 3 in a row. Playing against a deck with 3 Fangtails made my deck look pretty bad. Add at least 2-3 Steamcore Weird
Steamcore Weird
Steamcore WeirdSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Steamcore Weird comes into play, if R was spent to play Steamcore Weird, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
and 2-3 Ogre Savant
Ogre Savant
Ogre SavantSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Ogre Savant comes into play, if U was spent to play Ogre Savant, return target creature to its owner’s hand.
and if your deck was like mine, it doesn't look so good.

Just about every creature I played died, or in the case of the Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
, he would just target it. Then he would return one my other creatures to my hand with the Ogre Savant
Ogre Savant
Ogre SavantSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Ogre Savant comes into play, if U was spent to play Ogre Savant, return target creature to its owner’s hand.
he would play. None of my creatures really meant anything and after dealing a small amount of damage to him I lost. Second game I played I didn't do much better. I was able to get 1-2 of my Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
out and start dealing damage. Once I had 2 out he was able to start killing my creatures off and returning them to my hand and I lost.

In the second round I didn't really do any better. I ran into an Orzhov deck and that didn't help much. I kept 1 land which isn't the best idea but thought I could eventually get what I wanted. I was able to deal some damage to the opponent but eventually lost the first game. Second game I had wasn't able to do much more than the last game and lost.

Third Round. I was near the bottom. I ran into a kid playing a fair amount of junk cards and it looked pretty good for me. He would sometimes forget to attack. First game I was able to get out my Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
es fairly easily and start beating him. I was able to play most of my cards and like with some of my bounce cards in my deck and win.

Second game I was able to deal enough damage to get him to 1 and I lost. Third game I was able to get my Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
and some of my other cards out. A couple of times I probably should have attacked but wasn't sure. I was able to get him down to 3 life. Then once he had gotten most of the good cards in his hand on the board and it looked grim for me, I gave up. The one mistake I did make in this round was with my hand. I had Vacuumelt
Vacuumelt
VacuumeltSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Text:
Replicate 2U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Return target creature to its owner’s hand.
in my hand but was reading the card wrong. I thought of returning my own creatures to my hand with it rather than the opponent’s, which could have helped me.

Fourth Round. I was on the very bottom so getting a win could redeem me a little. I played against one of these guys mother's who plays Magic but isn't very good. She was going with an Orzhov deck, which was okay but not too good. The first game went really easily for me. I got 2 Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
and most of my big creatures like the Tidewater Minion
Tidewater Minion
Tidewater MinionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
71
Artist:
Tomas Giorello
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) 4: Tidewater Minion loses defender until end of turn. T: Untap target permanent.
and Torch Drake
Torch Drake
Torch DrakeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1R: Torch Drake gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
and won.

In the second match the person did put some pressure on me with Harrier Griffin
Harrier Griffin
Harrier GriffinSet: Guildpact
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
U
Number:
9
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying At the beginning of your upkeep, tap target creature.
and Ostiary Thrull
Ostiary Thrull
Ostiary ThrullSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Thrull
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.
in play. I was able to use a Galvanic Arc
Galvanic Arc
Galvanic ArcSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature When Galvanic Arc comes into play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Enchanted creature has first strike.
to kill the Griffin but not the Thrull
Thrull
ThrullSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Thrull
Rarity:
C
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Token
. Eventually she also got the black Rusalka in play. Much of the time she didn't even use the ability of the Thrull
Thrull
ThrullSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Thrull
Rarity:
C
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Token
when the Griffin was in play, and let my creatures do their stuff. After awhile with Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
, Torch Drake
Torch Drake
Torch DrakeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1R: Torch Drake gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
and Djinn Illuminatus
Djinn Illuminatus
Djinn IlluminatusSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) Flying Each instant and sorcery spell you play has replicate. The replicate cost is equal to its mana cost. (When you play it, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
, I won my last mach
.
Now what could I have I done to do better? First, I could have not drafted so many Petrahydrox
Petrahydrox
PetrahydroxSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) When Petrahydrox becomes the target of a spell or ability, return Petrahydrox to its owner’s hand.
and pick up at least 1 or 2 of the Steamcore Weird
Steamcore Weird
Steamcore WeirdSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Weird
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Steamcore Weird comes into play, if R was spent to play Steamcore Weird, it deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
since I needed to splash for extra removal like RG91c2UgaW4gGloom
Gloom
GloomSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
White spells cost 3 more mana to cast. White enchantments with activation costs require 3 more mana to use.
and an extra creature in Moroii
Moroii
MoroiiSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life.
. Secondly I did make the mistake of not knowing how use Vacuumelt
Vacuumelt
VacuumeltSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Text:
Replicate 2U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Return target creature to its owner’s hand.
properly and that might have cost me winning at least 2 rounds out of the 4. Third, the first round Izzet deck I played gave me the notion that my deck was sub par even though the cards I had drafted made me think that I had done well with the cards I was able to get to draft an Izzet deck. Later in the next article I will show you how I drafted much better than the first time.


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