UR Whatever

Currently in the Beta, Magic Arena is rotating draft formats on a weekly basis. Last week was Amonkhet-Hour, which is a garbage format that I don’t like, yet I spewed a bunch of gems on it anyway because I’m a draft addict. But whatever. Back to Dominaria for this week, one of the best formats in years. Here’s the last few matches of my first draft of the week. I’ll spoil the ending and say I kind of crapped out. A little disappointing, since my deck was okay and I had outs in most situations. I guess I came out slightly ahead on entry so what can I really complain about?

Let me know in the comments how the audio sounds – i.e. can you hear the voice over the music okay? I’m trying to get all that figured out. My dehumidifier may have been running in the basement as I recorded…

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Dumb game, learned nothing.

There’s nothing particular interesting here, other than I met this guy at 6-X (I don’t know if that necessarily means he was also specifically 6-X) and he was playing quite the ambitious Navigator’s Compass deck. Felt good to take him to the ranch.

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Who Forgot to Tether the Express?

Alright which one of you assholes forgot to tether the express?

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Magic Arena AER-KLD Draft

Here’s an AER-KLD draft I did on Magic Arena this weekend. Of course AER & KLD are old sets at this point but they only added them to Arena last week. Unfortunately I had a hip-hop station playing as I streamed this (I am a gangsta) so YouTube’s copyright sniffing prevents me from posting the video there. In the future I’ll take care to use free-to-use music while streaming (e.g. my favorite: nolife-radio.com)

But, anyway, it looks like I was able to host the vid at an alternative site so you can check it out if you like – it seems to play kinda choppy and laggy for me, though. Your mileage may vary 😛

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Deecenlok

Dominaria’s such a sweet Limited format. 3-0’d at the LGS with this UB deck, splashing white off a couple Plains and a Skittering Surveyor. I flipped a Cold-Water Snapper plus On Serra’s Wings off a Demonlord Belzenlok trigger, lolz. Hey, at least in this format your unbeatable bogles cost you 6 mana, unlike back on Shitxalan.

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Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Dragon Engine

Haven’t posted much lately… trying to lay low so my acerbic wit doesn’t land me in the WotC gulag… but I had to post this 3-0 draft decklist since I got there with the Traxos, Scourge of Kroog + Voltaic Servant combo – plus several other historic cards to boot.

You’ll notice right away that I have almost no removal, which I admit is pretty bad since black and white both have some great options from common on up. It worked out, though, so whatever.

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Dominaria

Dominaria couldn’t have come soon enough; I got pretty sick of Ixalan block. I spewed a bunch of tix playing RIX/XLN online even though I wasn’t having much fun (addictive behavior). Happily, I 3-0’d my first online Dominaria draft with this UR deck:

I didn’t commit to red until I got the Verix Bladewing in pack-2-pick-2. The deck has some holes in it and I had to play a few really dorky cards. Oh, and no real sideboard, either. It worked out. The only games I dropped were when I was too loose with tapping out instead of holding up a Wizard’s Retort.

Format seems sweet; I hope to get a shot at drafting in paper at the LGS soon.

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