Nothing really notable here, just a fun draft I had. Spoiler: Tromokratis.
So, earlier this week I decided to do an online draft. The first pack was a bit lackluster overall, although I bet some people would be really into the Ephara’s Enlightenment, but nothing here was really something I wanted to pick up. So, I decided to go with Fated Infatuation, although it puts me a little bit too much into blue, because of the triple colored requirement.
Then someone passed me the Tromokratis. Sure its pretty slow for draft, even if it would be a bomb in sealed. There’s plenty of good cards here, but I can’t really know what was picked up here before the kraken.
Now things were becoming interesting. Its almost the same cards as before. Even another Kraken.
So, this was actually on April Fool’s, so I was becoming a bit wary. Still, couldn’t pass on the Whelming Wave at this point. We were all in.
Then the second pack. Not as flashy as the first one, but very good nonetheless.
And the third pack started very well too.
And the deck I ended up with:
I would board in Stymied Hopes or Breaching Hippocamp against certain decks, but otherwise I was very happy with this deck. The landcount was somewhat low, but there’s so much card drawing and scrying in the deck, I was mostly very happy with the amount of lands I drew. In the first game of the finals, I had double Prognostic Sphinxes (with Fated Infatuation on the board and was able to totally control my draws.
What I did find interesting was the way I ended up so heavily in blue and of course the double ‘Kratis in the beginnning. I can’t imagine what the guy on my right was thinking after seeing those three cards. After the first pack, I didn’t really have to make very deep decisions, because the blue was so open and I got everything I wanted. I would have liked another Omenspeaker, but can’t blame the packs for that. They were just so kind to me. Sometimes its fun to have the draft go this way, but on the other hand, a bit of a challenge would be nice too. Gladly, mostly its pretty challenging.
In the end I went 2-1. I just couldn’t keep up with a very aggressive deck in the finals, even though I thought I was prepared for those. The problem was that he didn’t rely very much on enchantments, so Voyage’s End and its kind were not as powerful as they would otherwise be.