17 Mana sources including 1 Post.
7 Spells: 2 x Crystallization, 2 x Shield of the Righteous, Captured Sunlight, Reborn hope, Sarkhan Vol.
16 Creatures: 4 x Winged Coatl, 2 x Bant Sureblade plus others
Another bodged draft for me I think. I started looking at colours and Shards then hit Reborn and get confused when it drops to Ravnica style guilds, meaning I end up drafting 4 colours again.
It doesnt help when the majority of the people round the table are discussing picks and what order they would take them in, and which cards are better to draft over others. I do like it when I have better players as I tend to pick things up for future reference, but my table was packed with people I knew where going to spank me hard.
So how did I go wrong? My opening pack of Shards was Sarkhan Vol (yes really!) and I did my best to stick to red/green knowing that I could go the route of the Naya Shard in RGW as Reborn has a few very nice GW and RG cards.
This soon fell apart as I was quickly cut out of Naya, but noticed that Bant (uWG) was available, so started taking those. As we moved to Reborn, this seemed to be a better idea, as I grabbed not one but four pieces of psudo removal in the Winged Coatl. Add this to the Jenara I opened and a couple of Crystallization's, and I thought I had a good deck.
Due to the fact that I had taken my time before being pushed into Bant, I was a little low on cards and used two of the land cycling cards to take me to 40. I think the land cycling cards did help me out in the end - in both cases helping restore mana or fixing that colour I needed.
Exactly how I would have liked it to go, my hand consisted of nice mana, a few early creatures and Sarkhan.
Sarkhan comes down on turn 4 or 5 and my opponent rightly attacks it, only to walk into a Coatl. He drops another creature, attacks in the air, and walks into another one.
I get Sarkhan to his ultimate, drop my Dragons, get Sarkhan from the graveyard again with Reborn, cast him and haste my five hasted 5/5 Dragons.
Now thats how you win a game......!
I muligan to six, and dont like what I have and then proceed to take a beating as my opponent drops a lifelink Rhox that I cannot get rid of. I lose with my opponent at 29 life!
Nothing written, and I didnt even hit my opponent - ah this was the game I sat with green cards in hand and no green mana, probably holding a Vol again. I got a post down ready to do something that would help, and he neutralised the post. It was all over from then on, and I died a horrible death.
Not a bad day in the end, although I did take a beating in all three matches, I sold off a loads of cards to pay for everything, bought a sketch of a Hippie from xxxxxxx, and ended up with some very nice cards for once. Too bad I didnt do anything with them!