Finally Friday! My favorite day in the week for playing some games of Magic the Gathering. I write this short tournament report in English for my Portuguese friend Pedro, who is an amazing contemporary and draft master at the HoC.
Coming back to the FNM, however, we had two 6-players draft tables. Definitely not my prefered draft constellation, as I would have favored one 12-player table. Nevertheless, it was fun drafting the new Core Set 2020.
There were many good drafters at my table. Some with more experiences, others were youngsters with amazing Magic and booster opening skills. However, after three rounds of giving aroung strong booster packs, I finally built my deck. Here you can have a closer look:
The deck was really amazing to play. But first, let’s talk about the nasty things in this deck. Vilis was my first pick. And I was really happy with him. He is a big demon with awesome stats and a really impressive ability. Vilis was responsible for the top curve slot, together with Meteor Golem, an all star in ever draft format. However, the interesting part of the deck is the three mana slot. There we find 3 (!) copies of Goblin Smuggler and 2 (!) copies of Audacious Thief. Hell yes! These two guys build an awesome tag team. Smashing for two, lose one life and draw one card. This is exatly what I like to play in a FNM draft. If you have that many copies each, you will find the two friends for sure. In addition, Scuttlemutt allowed to play Boneclad Necromancer on turn four. Even on turn five, the Necromancer is a huge threat. Two copies of them felt amazing to play, especially in combination with Soul Salvage, a card that fits well in every black deck. However, while playing the deck, I really noticed how strong Goblin Smuggler is. Also in combination with the two-drop lifelink vampire Blood Burglar. In combination with some removal spells for the opponent’s large threats, there was always a possibility to smash for some two damages. If two damages were not enough, two copies of Infuriate (+3/+2 at instant speed) did a perfect job. However, I was just once winning with Vilis. The rest of the time, the smaller creatures did their job perfectly. In addition, cryptic caves was an amazing card that helped to navigate through hard times of flood. However, the deck finished 3-0 in matches and 6-0 in games.
I hope you had an amazing FNM too. What did you play? I hope you enjoyed the reading and see you soon. Cheers!
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