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Return to Ravnica Draft no. 3

Well unfortunately my latest foray into the world of RTR limited was bad, lie really bad. I didn’t have all that much confidence in my deck and the signals felt like they were a mess. I ended up in U/W splashing red and went 1-2. I didn’t feel like my deck was all that good and it was about I expected to happen. I started out seeing if I could get some kind of azorious/bant defender deck going but that fell apart really fast. After that I felt like I was already committed and didn’t really try to change to adapt to what I was seeing. If nothing Looking over the draftcap I could’ve gotten a somewhat better Izzet deck, but that’s hard to say after the first pack due to the fact what I did affected what 7 others did.

Well this entire post and the draft that I’m talking would be a waste if I didn’t think about why it went wrong. Refusing to read the signals and not being as flexible as I could’ve been hurt. I have a desire to be the tempo deck and just win by playing more efficiently but that’s not always and I need to accept that. I also should do online draft simulations, while the bots aren’t the best it does help as a form of mental exercise and confidence booster.

Round 1 was just straight up Rakdos with nothing really flashy and I just grinded him out.

Round 2 was an Izzet aggro with Guttersipe playing a central role. I just crumbled to this.

Round 3 was a fairly stock selesnya deck, that had collective blessing which just blew me out. Never drew my keening apparition so I just died to it.

 

Here’s the draftcap:

Pack 1 pick 1:
Brushstrider
Seller of Songbirds
Crosstown Courier
Sewer Shambler
Launch Party
Electrickery
Rubbleback Rhino
Frostburn Weird
Counterflux
Island
Gore-House Chainwalker
Batterhorn
Common Bond
–> Azorius Justiciar
Rites of Reaping

Pack 1 pick 2:
Concordia Pegasus
Eyes in the Skies
Downsize
Inspiration
Vassal Soul
Trestle Troll
Rakdos Guildgate
Teleportal
Swamp
–> Doorkeeper
Traitorous Instinct
Axebane Guardian
Archweaver
Slitherhead

Pack 1 pick 3:
Electrickery
–> Gatecreeper Vine
Guttersnipe
Mountain
Voidwielder
Paralyzing Grasp
Mind Rot
Chorus of Might
Coursers’ Accord
Essence Backlash
Shrieking Affliction
Lobber Crew
Call of the Conclave

Pack 1 pick 4:
Trained Caracal
Keening Apparition
Inspiration
Survey the Wreckage
Rakdos Shred-Freak
Grisly Salvage
Dark Revenant
Swamp
–> Isperia’s Skywatch
Ogre Jailbreaker
Bloodfray Giant
Izzet Guildgate

Pack 1 pick 5:
Tenement Crasher
Grim Roustabout
Deviant Glee
Survey the Wreckage
Trestle Troll
Azorius Guildgate
Treasured Find
Conjured Currency
Swamp
–> Stealer of Secrets
Axebane Stag

Pack 1 pick 6:
–> Aquus Steed
Crosstown Courier
Drainpipe Vermin
Cremate
Drudge Beetle
Rakdos Guildgate
Forest
Giant Growth
Racecourse Fury
Grave Betrayal

Pack 1 pick 7:
Korozda Monitor
Aerial Predation
Goblin Electromancer
Blistercoil Weird
Skull Rend
Plains
–> Knightly Valor
Bellows Lizard
Street Sweeper

Pack 1 pick 8:
Grim Roustabout
Goblin Electromancer
Vandalblast
Mountain
Knightly Valor
–> Stealer of Secrets
Pursuit of Flight
Druid’s Deliverance

Pack 1 pick 9:
–> Crosstown Courier
Sewer Shambler
Rubbleback Rhino
Counterflux
Island
Batterhorn
Rites of Reaping

Pack 1 pick 10:
–> Eyes in the Skies
Downsize
Inspiration
Trestle Troll
Swamp
Traitorous Instinct

Pack 1 pick 11:
Mountain
Mind Rot
–> Chorus of Might
Essence Backlash
Shrieking Affliction

Pack 1 pick 12:
–> Inspiration
Survey the Wreckage
Dark Revenant
Swamp

Pack 1 pick 13:
Survey the Wreckage
–> Conjured Currency
Swamp

Pack 1 pick 14:
Forest
–> Racecourse Fury

Pack 1 pick 15:
–> Plains

—— RTR ——

Pack 2 pick 1:
Rootborn Defenses
Mizzium Skin
Daggerdrome Imp
Launch Party
Dynacharge
Thrill-Kill Assassin
Lyev Skyknight
Plains
Explosive Impact
Stonefare Crocodile
Urban Burgeoning
Essence Backlash
Golgari Longlegs
Pyroconvergence
–> Righteous Authority

Pack 2 pick 2:
Keening Apparition
Avenging Arrow
Sewer Shambler
Terrus Wurm
Viashino Racketeer
Drudge Beetle
Seek the Horizon
Izzet Charm
Azorius Keyrune
Swamp
Doorkeeper
–> Hussar Patrol
Spawn of Rix Maadi
Search the City

Pack 2 pick 3:
Eyes in the Skies
Inspiration
Splatter Thug
–> Vassal Soul
Treasured Find
Perilous Shadow
Traitorous Instinct
Druid’s Deliverance
Chorus of Might
Transguild Promenade
Tavern Swindler
Nivix Guildmage
Swamp

Pack 2 pick 4:
Aquus Steed
Selesnya Sentry
Crosstown Courier
Terrus Wurm
Dynacharge
Chemister’s Trick
Rakdos Guildgate
Vandalblast
Pithing Needle
–> Voidwielder
Golgari Longlegs
Forest

Pack 2 pick 5:
Crosstown Courier
Electrickery
Grisly Salvage
Fall of the Gavel
Knightly Valor
Tower Drake
Centaur’s Herald
–> Hussar Patrol
Destroy the Evidence
Rites of Reaping
Swamp

Pack 2 pick 6:
Towering Indrik
Azorius Guildgate
Minotaur Aggressor
–> Azorius Charm
Dispel
Bellows Lizard
Pursuit of Flight
Horncaller’s Chant
Sundering Growth
Mountain

Pack 2 pick 7:
Downsize
Cremate
Viashino Racketeer
Electrickery
Rakdos Cackler
Forest
–> Paralyzing Grasp
Catacomb Slug
Axebane Stag

Pack 2 pick 8:
–> Swift Justice
Rubbleback Rhino
Skull Rend
Cancel
Batterhorn
Druid’s Deliverance
Oak Street Innkeeper
Island

Pack 2 pick 9:
–> Mizzium Skin
Daggerdrome Imp
Dynacharge
Plains
Stonefare Crocodile
Urban Burgeoning
Pyroconvergence

Pack 2 pick 10:
–> Keening Apparition
Terrus Wurm
Viashino Racketeer
Swamp
Spawn of Rix Maadi
Search the City

Pack 2 pick 11:
Treasured Find
–> Perilous Shadow
Chorus of Might
Tavern Swindler
Swamp

Pack 2 pick 12:
–> Crosstown Courier
Terrus Wurm
Chemister’s Trick
Forest

Pack 2 pick 13:
Destroy the Evidence
–> Rites of Reaping
Swamp

Pack 2 pick 14:
–> Pursuit of Flight
Mountain

Pack 2 pick 15:
–> Forest

—— RTR ——

Pack 3 pick 1:
–> Seller of Songbirds
Rootborn Defenses
Sewer Shambler
Assassin’s Strike
Rubbleback Rhino
Trestle Troll
Rakdos Cackler
Rest in Peace
Giant Growth
Ogre Jailbreaker
Batterhorn
Traitorous Instinct
Auger Spree
Savage Surge
Plains

Pack 3 pick 2:
Inspiration
Sewer Shambler
Viashino Racketeer
Drudge Beetle
Zanikev Locust
Rakdos Keyrune
–> Mizzium Mortars
Swamp
Forest (FOIL)
Cobblebrute
Traitorous Instinct
Druid’s Deliverance
Lobber Crew
Street Spasm

Pack 3 pick 3:
Tenement Crasher
Grim Roustabout
Terrus Wurm
Towering Indrik
Rakdos Shred-Freak
Azorius Guildgate
Golgari Guildgate
Syncopate
Plains
Stealer of Secrets
Dead Reveler (FOIL)
–> Dramatic Rescue
Gobbling Ooze

Pack 3 pick 4:
Drainpipe Vermin
Korozda Monitor
Selesnya Guildgate
Stab Wound
Teleportal
Mountain
Knightly Valor
Pursuit of Flight
Coursers’ Accord
Spawn of Rix Maadi
–> Rogue’s Passage
Ash Zealot

Pack 3 pick 5:
Downsize
Cremate
Launch Party
Viashino Racketeer
Thrill-Kill Assassin
Forest
Catacomb Slug
–> Explosive Impact
Axebane Stag
Coursers’ Accord (FOIL)
Guild Feud

Pack 3 pick 6:
Eyes in the Skies
Survey the Wreckage
Rubbleback Rhino
Island
Mind Rot
Cobblebrute
–> Explosive Impact
Axebane Guardian
Axebane Stag
Slime Molding

Pack 3 pick 7:
Drainpipe Vermin
Skull Rend
Giant Growth
Knightly Valor
–> Tower Drake
Pursuit of Flight
Destroy the Evidence
Rakdos Ragemutt
Mountain

Pack 3 pick 8:
Centaur Healer
–> Blustersquall
Island
Perilous Shadow
Chorus of Might
Spawn of Rix Maadi
Risen Sanctuary
Rogue’s Passage

Pack 3 pick 9:
Rubbleback Rhino
–> Trestle Troll
Giant Growth
Ogre Jailbreaker
Batterhorn
Traitorous Instinct
Plains

Pack 3 pick 10:
Sewer Shambler
Viashino Racketeer
–> Zanikev Locust
Swamp
Cobblebrute
Traitorous Instinct

Pack 3 pick 11:
Tenement Crasher
–> Grim Roustabout
Terrus Wurm
Plains
Gobbling Ooze

Pack 3 pick 12:
Drainpipe Vermin
Korozda Monitor
Mountain
–> Pursuit of Flight

Pack 3 pick 13:
Cremate
Forest
–> Catacomb Slug

Pack 3 pick 14:
Island
–> Axebane Stag

Pack 3 pick 15:
–> Mountain

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