LoadingReadyRun #80: Magic Origins Elf Harm

James and Graham get a severe lesson in Origins draft.




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  1. Imp was stratus walked, all those turns you were waiting to force it to block, the opponent already had to use it as none of your creatures had flying.

  2. That was far more entertaining than i thought it would be. Round 3 was madness. :)

    I have played demonic pact myself in a pre-release and quickly dumped it like hot garbage after having to tell my opponent to their face that i choose to lose the game.

  3. Oh wow, such a twist at the end, “Everything is coming up Milhouse.” indeed :)

  4. I also had Demonic Pact at the prerelease, and I found it amazing as long as you have a decent board state (like if you’ve been racing them, and the drain for 4 really matters). It is not a card to run without at least a handful of ways to deal with it maindeck, though, unless you’re doing it for the lols (which is obviously the correct choice).

  5. I don’t even… from the stratus walk nonsense, to the getting mana drained with infinite mana to kill an imp with stratus that would be yours at the end of that round…
    And even if not, even if you had to use it without it dealing with the biggest thing, you still remove almost the entire opponent board, this buys you a lot more turns!

    But then … then that last game… I DIDN’T PROTECT NISSA! I HAD TO PROTECT NISSA, WHAT IS LIFE WITHOUT NISSA?! I DON’T DESERVE WINNING!!!! *concedes*.
    Also you really could have kept that spirit, go down to 1 instead of 2 then up to 5, spirit is a kinda-of-a-flyer and he could take nissa down without the drama but I mean in retrospect CLEARLY that was the BEST block as it forced the opponent to fall into a spiral of emotions over not protecting nissa.

    Lastly but not leastly MILL IS SO VIABLE OMG OMG LOOK MILL OMG IT WON.
    And I mean he didn’t even use that mill based on lands card!
    PLEASE MILL DECK.
    I am dying to see a revisit of the ‘no attack’ draft, call marshall and force a mill deck!

  6. M2G2 didn’t you have lethal? Attack with all three then sac both elves to husk? Looks like 7 damage to me.

  7. Some fella, did you not see the turn to Frog? looks like a 1/1 with no abilities to me

  8. It totally did matter how you blocked in match 3 game 1. If you block the two 3-power elves without trample, he has 1 from the Wardens and 7 from the Titanic Growth’d Sylvan Messenger and you were at 9.

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