Thursday, 23 July 2015

Magic Origins Draft Set Analysis Part III: The Moxiously Early Pick Order

Part I
Part II

Below, I will present a pick order for Magic Origins. It is an incorrect pick order. First of all, a perfect one is really hard, and second, I haven't even played with any of the cards yet! Still, you can do a lot on theory, and most importantly, it's meant to be a springboard to discussion.

The last thing I want to point out before giving a stupidly long list of card names is that this is meant to be a P1P1 for a draft, NOT the same thing as card strength. The big difference is openness - the gold cards take a hit for this, and colorless cards get a boost. So I don't think that Hangarback Walker is actually the best card for draft in the set, but I have it at #1 because it's reasonably close and will go in EVERY deck. Without further ado, the list:

Hangarback Walker
Tragic Arrogance
Archangel of Tithes
Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Thopter Spy Network
Managorger Hydra
Kytheon's Irregulars
Kothophed, Soul Hoarder
Sentinel of the Eternal Watch
Woodland Bellower
Outland Colossus
Graveblade Marauder
Chandra's Ignition
Nissa, Vastwood Seer/Nissa, Sage Animist
Gilt-Leaf Winnower
Whirler Rogue
Priest of the Blood Rite
War Oracle
Kytheon, Hero of Akros/Gideon, Battle-Forged
Skysnare Spider
Undercity Troll
Consul's Lieutenant
Embermaw Hellion
Exquisite Firecraft
Hixus, Prison Warden
Harbinger of the Tides
Eyeblight Massacre
Foundry of the Consuls
Disciple of the Ring
Acolyte of the Inferno
Soulblade Djinn
Patron of the Valiant
Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen
Swift Reckoning
Molten Vortex
Liliana, Heretical Healer/Liliana, Defiant Necromancer
Fiery Impulse
Reave Soul
Cruel Revival
Anchor to the AEther
Joraga Invocation
Deadbridge Shaman
Suppression Bond
Erebos's Titan
Sigiled Starfish
Rhox Maulers
Seismic Elemental
Avaricious Dragon
Somberwald Alpha
Skyraker Giant
Abbot of Keral Keep
Blessed Spirits
Topan Freeblade
Jhessian Thief
Leaf Gilder
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy/Jace, Telepath Unbound
Stalwart Aven
Anointer of Champions
Valeron Wardens
Unholy Hunger
Tower Geist
Relic Seeker
Boggart Brute
Celestial Flare
Wild Instincts
Thopter Engineer
Ghirapur Gearcrafter
Ravaging Blaze
Dark Dabbling
Separatist Voidmage
Knightly Valor
Knight of the White Orchid
Totem-Guide Hartebeast
Read the Bones
Dwynen's Elite
Despoiler of Souls
Cleric of the Forward Order
Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh/Chandra, Roaring Flame
Shambling Ghoul
Timberpack Wolf
Skaab Goliath
Clash of Wills
Yeva's Forcemage
Throwing Knife
Lightning Javelin
Ringwarden Owl
Sword of the Animist
Zendikar Incarnate
Citadel Castellan
Blood-Cursed Knight
Iroas's Champion
Rogue's Passage
Llanowar Empath
Fetid Imp
Evolutionary Leap
Weight of the Underworld
Nantuko Husk
Pharika's Disciple
Consecrated by Blood
Charging Griffin
Angel's Tomb
Mage-Ring Responder
Conclave Naturalists
Herald of the Pantheon
Subterranean Scout
Gideon's Phalanx
Alhammaret, High Arbiter
Dragon Fodder
Macabre Waltz
Zendikar's Roil
Gaea's Revenge
Akroan Sergeant
Knight of the Pilgrim's Road
Might of the Masses
Blazing Hellhound
Bounding Krasis
Scab-Clan Berserker
Mizzium Meddler
Enshrouding Mist
Titanic Growth
Chief of the Foundry
Fleshbag Marauder
Infectious Bloodlust
Stratus Walk
Ampryn Tactician
Thunderclap Wyvern
Aspiring Aeronaut
Scrapskin Drake
Possessed Skaab
Eyeblight Assassin
Runed Servitor
Sigil of Valor
Screeching Skaab
Mighty Leap
Sigil of the Empty Throne
Firefiend Elemental
Hitchclaw Recluse
Magmatic Insight
Guardian Automoton
Returned Centaur
Turn to Frog
Titan's Strength
Gold-Forged Sentinel
Elvish Visionary
Nissa's Revelation
Sylvan Messenger
Alchemist's Vial
Call of the Full Moon
Artificer's Epiphany
Vryn Wingmare
Orchard Spirit
Calculated Dismissal
Bone to Ash
Vastwood Gorger
Volcanic Rambler
Enthralling Victor
Fiery Conclusion
Flameshadow Conjuring
Kytheon's Tactics
Rabid Bloodsucker
Grasp of the Hieromancer
Shaman of the Pack
Act of Treason
Evolving Wilds
Deep-Sea Terror
Maritime Guard
Catacomb Slug
Aven Battle Priest
Hallowed Moonlight
Healing Hands
Send to Sleep
Gnarlroot Trapper
Chandra's Fury
Mage-Ring Bully
Undead Servant
Yoked Ox
Guardians of Meletis
Helm of the Gods
Malakir Cullblade
Demonic Pact
Displacement Wave
Nissa's Pilgrimage
Bonded Construct
Sphinx's Tutelage
Nivix Barrier
Valor in Akros
Heavy Infantry
Aerial Volley
War Horn
Gather the Pack
Caustic Caterpillar
Enlightened Ascetic
Akroan Jailer
Necromantic Summons
Reclusive Artificer
Battlefield Forge
Caves of Koilos
Shivan Reef
Yavimaya Coast
Llanowar Wastes
Veteran's Sidearm
Smash to Smithereens
Infernal Scarring
Touch of Moonglove
Dark Petition
Elemental Bond
Starfield of Nyx
Talent of the Telepath
Goblin Glory Chaser
Ghirapur AEther Grid
Orbs of Warding
Honored Hierarch
Mantle of Webs
Goblin Piledriver
Shadows of the Past
Thornbow Archer
Jayemdae Tome
Brawler's Plate
Bellows Lizard
Faerie Miscreants
Psychic Rebuttal
Pyromancer's Goggles
Mage-Ring Network
Murder Investigation
The Great Aurora
Vine Snare
Day's Undoing
Animist's Awakening
Alhammaret's Archive
Tormented Thoughts
Prism Ring
Infinite Obliteration
Tainted Remedy
Jace's Sanctum

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