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Andrew Trontis (ATronic_Bomb) puts up a showing in this Scars of Mirrodin Draft. We know Besieged is out… just clearing out the draft backlog here people!

7 Responses to “ MTG Strategy Videos | Scars of Mirrodin Draft #33 ”

  1. Skittles
    February 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Nice Draft…However I would have done a few things differently. I would have taken at least one one of the bloodshot trainees. Probably the one next to the Gold Myr (since its off color and you’ll definetely see more and you’ll cut red harder). Also I would have taken one of the Heavy Arbalests because whats better than a glavanic blast? A galvanic blast every turn. I have literally crushed infect and non-infect with the arbalest. Also when hate drafting always prioritize infect.

  2. Skittles
    February 26, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Oh yeah and Iron Myr over Rust Tick? Are you nuts? I love the IRONy when you draw the Iron Myr at the end which could have easily been a Rust Tick. What a slap to the face. Also in a deck with no real artifact removal the Rust Tick would go a long way.

  3. pg
    February 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    You could have won the turn you drew phoenix r1g2. Play phoenix, equip harness. He responds by killing phoenix. Equip fizzles, swing for 2 with myr.

  4. Chandrian
    February 27, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Why is it that some vids on this site have full screen options and others need you to click over to youtube to watch full screen?

  5. wizmo
    February 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    there is no value watching a non 8-4… people are too terrible for learning. also should have picked rust tick and heavy arbalest, no need for soliton

  6. Mike
    February 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    @Wizmo, you’re comment holds no water. There is no value in watching a non 8-4? The comment alone highlights your elitism and ignorance. You can ALWAYS learn something, even from a “noob”. If you feel that these videos hold no “value” for you, then move on to another site.

  7. JFA
    February 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Agree with Skittles and Mike’s commentary.

    Picks aside, I have some deckbuilding commentary for you Andrew:

    1. Necrogen Censer? You never drew it sure, but it was pretty much terrible in your deck as you had no way to reset it and the only way to get additional value from it was to use the Barrage Ogre to throw it when it was empty. If you had a bunch of evasives it would have been a little stronger, but you only had two flyers and a swampwalker you never ran. You mentioned that you thought your deck was fast, but once you’d finished building it it was pure control. The censer has no place in a control deck with no proliferation/additional value generation.

    2. Liquimetal Coating. I’m a huge fan of the card and I think it was a fine pick, but in the deck you ended up with it was very substandard because you wanted it mainly for a one card combo with Barrage Ogre. It helped turn on the Vamps, but do you really want to play a card just to do that which is otherwise a dead draw? You had no shatter effects/scrapmelters/glint hawks/etc to really turn on the Coating.

    3. With all that removal, I’d have significantly devalued the myr in deckbuilding. This probably goes back to your view that you were a fast deck (although if you wanted to be fast then the Blistergrub and Moriok Reaver should definitely have gone maindeck). With that much removal you can stall out the game hard by just blowing up everything that threatens you then drop a finisher, and in a long game myr are terrible cards. I probably would have still played the Iron Myr (RRR2 for Phoenix, and a myr is still fine with Strata Scythe), possibly the Leaden Myr, but definitely not the Gold Myr (you came to the same conclusion in boarding).