A Very Moderately Interesting Draft-winning Deck List
It’s been a while since I last won a draft on Magic Online. Actually, it’s been nearly the same while since I drafted again – after that draft, I hibernated until yesterday. Then I looked at those Innistrad boosters in my collection and thought: Why not trade them for Avacyn Restored boosters? I don’t think I’ll like that format much, but I should at least give it a try, and there are several commons in that set which I could put to good use in my casual decks.
It turned out, though, that Innistrad boosters are worth next to nothing right now… So I thought, what the heck, I also haven”t drafted Innistrad with Dark Ascension so far, so why not get a booster from that set and join a draft? That I did. I scrubbed out in the first round, though, but I was adamantly convinced that this hadn’t been my fault (although my playing skills have suffered a lot over the last decade, I was sure I just got unlucky with the boosters and my draws). Also, there were still 2 Innistrad boosters left, so I bought another Dark Ascension booster and tried again. This time, I at least reached the finals, meaning, that since this was a swiss queue (also known as “the only queue in that format which still fires”), I got exactly another draft set (minus 2 tix, of course, but I do have a certain ticket reservoir). So, obviously, I did a third draft, and, less obviously (oh well, unless you read the title of this entry), I won that one (meaning I have now even more boosters to draft with – I feel like Sisyphos!)
Please don’t read too much into this post. I don’t assume that there is still too much interest in this nearly dead format; I don’t claim that this is an extremely interesting list; and I certainly don’t want to suggest that I must still be a draft superstar since I won a swiss draft. I just haven’t posted in a long while, and since I intended to make it a habit to post all my winning deck lists, I jumped at the opportunity to keep this blog alive (BTW, yes, looking at a random card will also return once I get some other stuff keeping my mind busy at the moment done). I should probably mention that two of my opponents were in one game each really, really, REALLY colorscrewed; but then again, I beat one of those 2:0 and the other won a game after playing first, dropping Bloodcrazed Neonate, and then Stromkirk Captain, and following that up with two removal spells, so one shouldn’t jump to conclusions either way.
Here’s the list:
Grasp of Phantoms